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Raung volcano
Stratovolcano 3332 m (10,932 ft)
East Java, Indonesia, -8.13°S / 114.04°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
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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
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Explosive
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Raung volcano satelite image by (c) Google Earth View
Raung volcano satelite image by (c) Google Earth View
 

Raung volcano (East Java, Indonesia): alert level raised

Wednesday Mar 18, 2015 07:32 AM | BY: T

Strombolian activity in Raung's crater in late Feb 2015 (photo: Andi / VolcanoDiscovery Indonesia)
Strombolian activity in Raung's crater in late Feb 2015 (photo: Andi / VolcanoDiscovery Indonesia)
Number of recorded volcanic-tectonic earthquakes at Raung (VSI)
Number of recorded volcanic-tectonic earthquakes at Raung (VSI)
Strombolian activity continues from the vents inside the summit caldera of the volcano. Raung's alert level of the volcano was raised to 2 (on a scale of 1-4) a week ago.
An increasing number of volcanic-tectonic earthquakes had been detected. These quakes are indicators of rock breaking at depth, which can be caused by pressurized fluids, such as magma, intruding into the system.
Previous news
Beautiful incandescent trails of a large explosion during the night - photograph taken by Andi
Sunday, Mar 01, 2015
Our local Indonesian partner, photographer and volcanologist Andi, spent a week at Raung to observe the volcano´s current explosive eruption. ... [more]
Strombolian activity from a new vent inside Raung's summit caldera (image: Sofya Klimova)
Friday, Jan 09, 2015
Sofya Klimova from a team exploring Indonesian volcanoes by canoe climbed Raung volcano on 6 Jan and sent us the following report / pictures: ... [more]
Raung volcano with a steam plume on 17 Nov 2014
Tuesday, Dec 02, 2014
Mild, probably strombolian activity seems to be in progress at the volcano. Since mid November, local observers reported steam plumes and the volcano observatory reported increased seismic activity, typical of mild strombolian activity in the crater. ... [more]
Monday, Jan 06, 2014
VSI raised the alert status from 1 (normal) to 2 ("Waspada", "watch") yesterday. The decision followed an increase in degassing as well as detected earthquakes and volcanic tremor observed during the past days. ... [more]
SO2 plume from Raung volcano (NOAA)
Monday, Aug 05, 2013
A weak SO2 plume (which could be from Ijen and/or Raung volcanoes) is visible on today's satellite data. Recently, mild strombolian activity was observed in the summit crater, which might still be continuing. [more]

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