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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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Raung volcano satelite image by (c) Google Earth View
Raung volcano satelite image by (c) Google Earth View
 

Raung volcano (East Java, Indonesia): continuing eruption, increasing activity

Tuesday Aug 04, 2015 16:19 PM | BY: T

Landsat 8 satellite image of Raung on 27 July. A gray patch left of a forest fire is visible on the NE flank.
Landsat 8 satellite image of Raung on 27 July. A gray patch left of a forest fire is visible on the NE flank.
The eruption at the volcano remains very intense and might have increased during the past days.
An ash plume of 200 km length has been drifting south today.
According to Indonesian press reports, new fissures have been reported (probably on the western flank) and incandescent ejecta were seen to up to a height of 1500 m. Some of them might have landed on the NE flank, where they probably caused a forest fire observed during 20-25 July.
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Previous news
Heat signal from Raung volcano during the past year (MIROVA)
Monday, Aug 03, 2015
The eruption continues. Ash emissions have decreased, while satellite-detected heat emission increased during the past days. This could suggest that activity is now more effusive (lava flows) than explosive (ash emissions) in style. ... [more]
Satellite image of Raung volcano on 20 July 2015
Friday, Jul 31, 2015
The attached satellite image from 20 July shows that the whole crater floor has been covered by fresh lava flows. ... [more]
Strombolian activity from Raung volcano (26 July 2015, photo: Vianney Tricou)
Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015
Strombolian activity occurs from two main vents as the submitted photo shows. [more]
Thermal signal from Raung volcano (MIROVA)
Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015
The eruption, now over 4 weeks old, continues with no significant changes. Strong lava effusion inside the summit caldera is accompanied by near-constant ash emissions rising 1-2 km and drifting up to 100-200 km in mostly westerly directions. ... [more]
Ash plume from Raung today (BNPB)
Wednesday, Jul 22, 2015
The eruption of the volcano continues with intense ash emissions and the effusion of lava from vents inside the caldera and shows no signs of weakening. ... [more]

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