Volcano news & eruption updates:
Sangeang Api volcano (Flores Sea, Indonesia): active lava flow
Sun, 28 Jun 2015, 09:3609:36 AM | BY: T
Satellite data suggest that a new lava flow is active traveling from the summit crater of Doro Api through a narrow ravine on the SE side of the volcano.
Heat signal from Sangeang Api volcano during the past year (MIROVA)
It is possible that effusive activity which began in early June last year in reality never ceased, but increased again now. The volcano began erupting with a large explosion on 30 May and several smaller ones in early June last year. This was followed by the effusion of a flow that quickly traveled down the SE slope of the volcano. Thermal signals remained intense until November 2014, then decreased, but did not disappear, but clearly picked up again late April this year, indicating the presence of active lava always in the same path.
The current length of the flow is probably around 1.5 km.
Links / Sources:
Links / Sources:
- L'éruption du volcan Sangeang Api (Culture Volcan)
Sat, 2 Aug 2014, 12:05
Activity (effusive and/or explosive) continues at the volcano. On 1 August, a volcanic ash plume was detected on satellite imagery extending 25 km to the WNW, at estimated 8,000 ft (2.4 km) altitude (VAAC Darwin). ... read all
Wed, 23 Jul 2014, 11:05
The volcano remains active, and continues to feed the new lava flow traveling inside a ravine on the SE flank. This is confirmed by satellite imagery from 20 July, where the front of the lava flow seems to be already close to the coast. ... read all
Mon, 7 Jul 2014, 16:53
Activity continues at least intermittently. An ash plume at estimated 9,000 ft (2.7 km) altitude was observed Friday extending almost 100 km to the NW (VAAC Darwin). ... read all
Mon, 23 Jun 2014, 15:17
The volcano continues to extrude a lava flow and produces a steam-and-ash plume that rises several 100 m from the crater. Seismic activity remains high. read all
Wed, 18 Jun 2014, 13:20
A new lava dome and a lava flow traveling down to the southeastern flank have started to grow during the past week, probably since 7 June. read all