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Wednesday, Nov 11, 2015
PVMBG reported that observers at the Sangeang Api observation post in Desa Sangeang Darat, Bima, West Nusa Tenggara, reported that during 1 July-30 September diffuse white plumes rose up to 250 m above the crater rim. During 1 October-1 November white-to-gray plumes rose as high as 350 m. ...
Monday, Aug 24, 2015
A thermal hot spot of moderate intensity from the volcano's summit continues to be visible on satellite data, suggesting some weak activity continues there. ...
Sangeang Api volcano
11 Nov 2015 (weak lava extrusion from summit crater)
Typical eruption style
: Explosive and effusive
Sangeang Api volcano eruptions
: 30 May 2014 (subplinian), 1997-99, 1985-88, 1966, 1964-65, 1958, 1957, 1956, 1955, 1954, 1954, 1953, 1927, 1912, 1911, 1860, 1821, 1715, 1512.
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Sangeang Api volcano is one of the most active in the Lesser Sunda Islands. It forms a small 13 km wide island off the NE coast of Sumbawa. Sangeang Api Volcano consists of 2 overlapping cones: active Doro Api (1949 m) and the older cone and Doro Mantoi (1795 m).
Sangeang Api's eruptions are often effusive with lava flows accompanying strombolian activity following an initial explosive phase.
The two large trachybasaltic-to-tranchyandesitic volcanic cones of Doro Api and Doro Mantoi were constructed in the center and on the eastern rim of an older, now almost buried caldera. Flank eruptions have built flank cones on the south side of Doro Mantoi and near the northern coast.
Sangeang Api volcano, Indonesia, and the active lava flow (20 June 2014) (Photo: Aris)
Sangeang Api volcano, Indonesia, with the fresh pyroclastic deposits from the 30 May 2014 eruption and the active lava flow (20 June 2014) (Photo: Aris)
Active Sangeangapi island volcano with a gas plume visible drifting west. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Sangeang Api volcano seen from the volcano observatory (Photo: Aris)
Sangeang Api volcano, Indonesia, with the active lava flow (20 June 2014) (Photo: Aris)
sangeangapi_j15916.jpg (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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