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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.

Previous news

Thu, 3 Jan 2013, 11:05
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
Fri, 12 Oct 2012, 10:05
An eruption warning was issed for Sangeang Api volcano in the Banda Sea (aka "Etna of the Banda Sea"), based on increased seismic activity recorded by PVMBG. No surface activity has been detected so far, but a new eruption from the summit lava dome would not be a surprise. ... Read all
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