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Raung volcano
Stratovolcano 3332 m (10,932 ft)
East Java, Indonesia, -8.13°S / 114.04°E
Current status: minor activity or eruption warning (3 out of 5) Raung volcano eruptions:
1586 (?), 1593 (large sub-plinian eruption), 1597, 1638, 1730, 1804+-4y, 1812-14, 1815 +-1y, 1817, 1838, 1849, 1859, 1860, 1864, 1881, 1885, 1890, 1896, 1897, 1902, 1903, 1913, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1921, 1924, 1924, 1927-28, 1928, 1929, 1933, 1936, 1937, 1938-39, 1940, 1941, 1943, 1944-45, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1982, 1985, 1987-89, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1995 (?), 1997, 1999, Jul 2000, Jun-Aug 2002, Apr-Oct 2004 (?), Jul-Aug 2005 (?), Aug 2007 (?), 2012, 2014-15, 2020-ongoing
Typical eruption style:
Explosive
Raung volcano satelite image by (c) Google Earth View
Raung volcano satelite image by (c) Google Earth View

Raung volcano (East Java, Indonesia): Volcanic Alert Level raised to Orange

Thu, 21 Jan 2021, 10:16
10:16 AM | BY: MARTIN
Eruption column from Raung volcano today (image: PVMBG)
Eruption column from Raung volcano today (image: PVMBG)
According to PVMBG the alert level for the volcano was raised to "orange", as an increase of volcanic activity has been recorded at 13:00 local time today.
A new eruption started at Raung volcano at about 05:20 local time today as an continuous emissions of water vapor, gases and grey ash have emitted from the summit vent that reached up to 12,130 ft (3,733 m) altitude.
Seismic instruments recorded deep volcano-tectonic earthquake accompanied by volcanic tremor. Quake might be related as a response to the new eruption likely caused by surge of magma rising inside the volcano's conduits.
During July-October last year the series of explosions occurred at the volcano when ash-sized pyroclastic material covered the area of the summit crater.
The warning bulletin states that ballistic impacts of volcanic bombs could affect an area of about 2 km distance from the main crater.
Source: Pusat Vulkanologi dan Mitigasi Bencana Geologi volcano activity update 21 January 2021

Previous news

Wed, 16 Sep 2020, 07:02
Small amount of ash generated by Raung volcano yesterday (image: PVMBG)
PVMBG reported that small amounts of ash, generated by the minor explosion, occurred yesterday. ... read all
Tue, 21 Jul 2020, 09:26
An ash plume from Raung volcano on 16 July (image: PVMBG)
The alert level for the volcano was raised to "yellow", as an increase of volcano-tectonic earthquakes have been recorded since 16 July. ... read all
Fri, 17 Jul 2020, 06:40
Raung volcano covered by clouds today (image: PVMBG)
VAAC Darwin recorded a first eruption since August 2015 when the volcano's most significant eruption in at least 100 years was over. read all

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