Slamet volcano (Central Java, Indonesia) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 30 April-6 May 2014 (New Activity / Unrest)
PVMBG reported that during 29 March-30 April seismicity at Slamet increased and inflation was detected. Observers noted that white plumes rose as high as 800 m above the crater, and dense gray ash plumes rose as high as 2 km and drifted E and W. During 19-25 April the plumes were gray to brown, and ejected material was deposited on the flanks 300 m from the crater.
Wed, 30 Apr 2014, 06:0006:00 AM | BY: VN
Crater incandescence was noted. During 26-30 April the ash plumes continued to have a brownish component, and material fell in areas within 1.5 km W. The crater was again incandescent.
Rumbling noises were reported and windows at the Slamet observation post rattled during 27-29 April. The Alert Level was raised to 3 (on a scale of 1-4) on 30 April. Residents and tourists were warned not approach the crater within a radius of 4 km.
Source: Pusat Vulkanologi dan Mitigasi Bencana Geologi (PVMBG, also known as CVGHM)
From: Global Volcanism Program, 2014. Report on Slamet. In: Mayberry, G (ed.), Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 30 April-6 May 2014. Smithsonian Institution and US Geological Survey.
Tue, 29 Apr 2014, 17:20
Strombolian eruptions continue from the active vent in the summit caldera of the volcano and seem to have intensified recently. According to a local newspaper article, 52 explosions were observed during midnight until this morning, which ejected lava bombs to heights of 500-700 meters. Incandescent material is visible like fireworks from observation points at the feet of the volcano. ... Read all
Wed, 26 Mar 2014, 11:10
Slamet volcano (Central Java, Indonesia) activity update: mild strombolian activity from summit crater
Strombolian explosions of generally small size continue at irregular intervals. Read all