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Slamet volcano (West Java, Indonesia): strombolian eruptions intensify

Tue, 29 Apr 2014, 17:20
17:20 PM | BY: T
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.
A particularly strong explosion this morning threw lava bombs to 1500 m distance during a stronger explosion this morning.
According to Surono, head of the National Geological Survey, the activity at Slamet has been increasing recently, but remains confined within a 2 km radius around the crater. The alert status of the volcano has not been changed for now, and remains only (!) at "waspada" ("alert", or 2 on a scale of 1-4).

Previous news

Wed, 26 Mar 2014, 11:10

Slamet volcano (Central Java, Indonesia) activity update: mild strombolian activity from summit crater

Ash puff from a strombolian eruption at Slamet last weekend
Strombolian explosions of generally small size continue at irregular intervals. Read all
Wed, 26 Mar 2014, 06:00

Slamet volcano (Central Java, Indonesia) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 26 March-1 April 2014 (New Activity / Unrest)

PVMBG reported that during 8-14 March dense white plumes rose as high as 1.2 km above Slamet, and ash plumes rose 800-1,000 m and drifted E. Incandescence from the crater was observed at 2148 during an eruption on 14 March. Brownish-white plumes rose 2 km on 15 March and ash plumes rose 1.2 km and again drifted E. ... Read all
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Slamet volcano
stratovolcano 3428 m (11,247 ft)
Central Java, Indonesia, -7.24°S / 109.22°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) Slamet volcano eruptions:
1772, 1825, 1835, 1847, 1849, 1860, 1875 (2x), 1885, 1890, 1904, 1923, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1932, 1933, 1934(?), 1937, 1939 (2x), 1940, 1943(?), 1944, 1948, 1951 (2x), 1953, 1955, 1957, 1958(2x), 1960-61, 1966, 1967 (Jun-Jul), 1969 (Jun-Aug), 1973 (Aug), 1974 (May), 1988 (Jul), 1999 (May-Sep), 2000 (Jul-Oct) (?), 2009 (April-Sep), 2014
Typical eruption style
explosive
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