Raung volcano (East Java, Indonesia): eruption intensifies, ash plume prompt 5 airports to close
Friday Jul 10, 2015 09:54 AM | BY: T
Strombolian eruption from Raung volcanoThe eruption inside the summit caldera continues with intense strombolian activity and the effusion of an intra-crater lava flow.
Ash emissions have been intense enough to produce a plume that rose to 17,000 ft (5 km) altitude and drifted more than 150 km to the SE. Several regional airports including Denpasar (DPS) on Bali have been closed.
A recent visit by our friend and volcano expedition organizer Aris Yanto / Exploredesa shows that a new cone has been built inside the crater.
Links / Sources:
Links / Sources:
- Mount Raung Eruption made Mild Vulcanian and also fresh Lava Flow inside the Caldera (Exploredesa.com / Aris Yanto)
Sunday, Jul 05, 2015
The effusive-explosive activity at the volcano continued and increased over the past week. Strombolian explosions accompany a lava flow emitted from a vent inside the large summit crater. ... [more]
Sunday, Jun 28, 2015
Eruptive activity continues in the volcano's summit crater. Heat emission remains intense, suggesting the presence of lava (flow?), likely in combination with more or less intense strombolian activity. ... [more]
Monday, Jun 22, 2015
A strong thermal signal visible on satellite data suggests that eruptive activity in the volcano's summit crater has again picked up during the past two days. ... [more]
Thursday, Jun 04, 2015
PVMBG reported that, during infrequent times of clear weather during February-21 May 2014, gray and gray-to-brown plumes were observed rising as high as 300 m above Raung's crater rim. Rumbling was frequently heard at the observation post. Crater incandescence was observed during February and on 12 April. ... [more]
Wednesday, Mar 18, 2015
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. ... [more]