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Wednesday, Oct 10, 2018
The Indonesian authorities report that the unconfirmed eruption was indeed a false alarm. They also said that the VAAC is required to send out warnings about potential eruptions if no confirmation is given within 10 minutes, as was the case this time, just in case an event has happened. [more]
Wednesday, Oct 10, 2018
So far, the reported large eruption has not been confirmed. It is possible that it was a false alarm, however the situation remains uncertain. Confirmation of either an eruption or a false alarm will be posted here when possible. [more]
 

Salak volcano

stratovolcano 2211 m / 7,254 ft
West Java, Indonesia, -6.72°S / 106.73°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
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Last update: 10 Oct 2018 (FALSE ALARM: Indonesian authorities state an eruption has NOT occurred)
Typical eruption style: Explosive
Salak volcano eruptions: 1938, 1935, 1919, 1902-03, 1780, 1698-99No recent earthquakes
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Salak volcano is at the NE end of an old eroded volcanic chain. Historic eruptions from Salak volcano were phreatic explosions from craters on its flank in a prominent fumarole area. Salak volcano is an area with intense hydrothermal exploration.

Background:

Flank cones occur on the SW flank and at the northern foot of the forested volcano. The summit is truncated by 2 large breached craters, one to the NE and one to the WN. The western crater breach originated from a debris avalanche that left a deposit extensing 10 km to the WNW from the summit.

2007 fatalities (6 students aphyxiated)
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