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Sirung volcano (Pantar Island, Indonesia) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 13 June-19 June 2012 (New Activity / Unrest)

Wed, 13 Jun 2012, 06:00
06:00 AM | BY: VN
CVGHM reported that during 1-13 June diffuse white plumes from Sirung rose 30-70 m above the crater. A sulfur odor was occasionally noted at the Sirung observation post. Based on seismic activity and visual observations, on 15 June CVGHM reiterated that the Alert Level remained at 2 (on a scale of 1-4).Visitors and tourists were not permitted to go within a 1.5 km radius of Sirung.

Source: Pusat Vulkanologi dan Mitigasi Bencana Geologi (PVMBG, also known as CVGHM)
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From: Global Volcanism Program, 2012. Report on Sirung. In: Mayberry, G (ed.), Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 13 June-19 June 2012. Smithsonian Institution and US Geological Survey.

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Sirung volcano
stratovolcano 862 m / 2,828 ft
Pantar Island, Indonesia , -8.51°S / 124.13°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) Sirung volcano eruptions:
2012, 2004 (?), 1970, 1965, 1965, 1964, 1960, 1953, 1947, 1934, 1927 (?), 1899 (?), 1852 (?)
Typical eruption style
Explosive
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