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Sangeang Api volcano (Indonesia): elevated seismic activity triggers alarm

Tue, 21 May 2013, 13:50
13:50 PM | BY: T
An increase in seismicity since 26 April triggered VSI to rise the alert status from 2 to 3 on a scale of 1-4 (from "Waspada", "watch" to Siaga", alert). For the moment, only degassing has been observed as surface activity.
A similar increase in seismic activity was observed in Oct 2012, when the alert was raised as well and then reduced again in November.

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Wed, 15 May 2013, 06:00

Sangeang Api volcano (Indonesia) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 15 May-21 May 2013 (New Activity / Unrest)

CVGHM reported that during 1-19 May diffuse white plumes rose 10 m above Sangeang Api's crater. Both the lava dome and surrounding areas showed no changes since November 2012. Seismicity had increased on 26 April and remained high. ... Read all
Thu, 3 Jan 2013, 11:05

Sangeang Api volcano (Indonesia): alert lowered on 21 Dec

CVGHM reported that during November through mid-December observers at the Sangeang, Bima observation post (50 km SW) noted occasional diffuse white plumes rising 5-15 m above Sangeang Api's crater. Read all
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Sangeang Api volcano
complex volcano 1949 m / 6,394 ft
Flores Sea, Indonesia, -8.2°S / 119.07°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) 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.
Typical eruption style
Explosive and effusive
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