Raung volcano (East Java): large explosion with ash to 30,000 ft altitude reported this morning, but questionable
Thursday Nov 08, 2012 06:39 AM | BY: T
An explosive eruption from the volcano with an ash plume rising to 30,000 ft (9 km) altitude was reported by a pilot early this morning (2am GMT) to Darwin VAAC who issued an alert.
However, no ash could be identified on satellite images and no independent sources confirming a major explosion from the volcano could be located at the moment, so it remains a bit questionable whether a larger eruption actually has happened (yet).
Wednesday, Nov 07, 2012
Our expedition organizers Andi and Galih climbed Mt Raung volcano on 5 Nov and confirmed that mild strombolian activity is going on from a vent inside the inner crater. This activity was accompanied by loud rumbling sounds that can be heard in up to 15 km distance. ... [more]
Friday, Nov 02, 2012
According to a local news article, Raung volcano has been erupting since 19 Oct. A video from a visit at the local volcano observatory shows strong seismic activity, but no visible plumes rising from the volcano's summit. [more]
Monday, Oct 22, 2012
The alert level Raung volcano was raised to 3 out of 4 (Siaga, "warning"). This decision was taken after strong tremor signals were recorded by the local seismic station. The Indonesian Volcanological Survey recommends not to approach the volcano's summit within 3 km. [more]
Friday, Oct 19, 2012
Raung volcano (not to be confused with Ruang volcano in the Sangihe islands), Eastern Java began to show increased seismicity since the 17 September. Small white plumes were seen rising to heights between 50-75 M above the crater. ... [more]
Thursday, Aug 30, 2007
Based on observations of satellite imagery, the Darwin VAAC reported that an ash plume from Raung rose to an altitude of 4.6 km (15,000 ft) a.s.l. during 26-27 August and drifted E. [more]