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Stratovolcano / caldera 3726 m / 12,224 ft
Lombok, Indonesia, -8.42°S / 116.47°E
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Rinjani volcano eruptions:
2016 (powerful vulcanian explosion on 1 Aug), 2015, 2010, 2009, 2004, 1994, 1966, 1965, 1953, 1949-50, 1944-45, 1941 (?), 1915, 1909, 1906, 1901, 1900, 1884, 1847
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Rinjani volcano (Lombok): news & activity updates
Thu, 29 Sep 2016, 10:29
Explosion at Rinjani volcano (Image: Santanu Bendesa via CNN Indonesia)
A powerful, sudden vulcanian explosion occurred at the volcano Tuesday afternoon (14:45 local time). It originated from the Barujari cinder cone inside the Rinjani caldera and generated a dense column of ash and ejected rock fragments that reached a height of 2000 m. ...more
Tue, 27 Sep 2016, 07:45
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more
Tue, 2 Aug 2016, 17:33
Rinjani's vulcanian eruption yesterday (image: Rindi Rmaniar / Instagram)
The volcano has remained calm since yesterday's sudden and very violent explosion. ...more
Mon, 1 Aug 2016, 15:12
Today's ash plume from Rinjani volcano in Indonesia
The volcano had a sudden explosive eruption this noon, it seems. An ash plume was detected at 12:20 local time (04:20 UTC) that rose from the volcano to originally estimated 32,000 ft (10 km) altitude and drifted south. ...more
Wed, 16 Dec 2015, 10:04
MODIS thermal signal from Rinjani (MIROVA)
It seems that the eruption at the Barujari cone is over. ...more
Sat, 5 Dec 2015, 07:15
Explosion from Rinjani's Barujari cone on 1 Dec 2015
The volcano continues to erupt, but activity has decreased a lot. When visited during 30 Nov - 2 Dec, "the volcano erupted just 2-3 times eruption per day", but some explosions were fairly big (s. image attached).
Tue, 17 Nov 2015, 14:56
Strombolian eruption from Barujari (Rinjani volcano) yesterday (image: Andi / VolcanoDiscovery Indonesia)
The eruption continues with no significant change. When observed yesterday on location, the Barujari cone was in violent strombolian activity and the lava flow was still weakly alimented, creating a small steam plume at the lake entry of the flow. ...more
Sun, 15 Nov 2015, 16:03
Strombolian explosions at Rinjani yesterday night
The eruption continues. Ash emissions have decreased recently, with column heights ranging between a few hundred to 2000 meters. On the other hand, mild to moderate strombolian activity from the Barujari cone and the effusion of a new lava flow have been stable and seem to be going on strongly. ...more
Thu, 12 Nov 2015, 11:51
Ash plume from Rinjani this morning (Terra satellite / NASA)
According to local observers, the eruption has decreased in strength overall, although strombolian activity seems to still be intense and is visible on webcam images. ...more
Tue, 10 Nov 2015, 17:11
Strombolian activity from Barujari cone, Rinjani volcano (image: Apink Alkaf / facebook)
The new eruption continues with intense strombolian activity and lava effusion from the Barujari intra-caldera cone. Associated ash emissions have been a bit less intense during the past days, although still reached up to 100-200 km length. ...more
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