Slamet volcano (West Java, Indonesia): strombolian eruptions intensify
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.
Tue, 29 Apr 2014, 17:2017:20 PM | BY: T
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).
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
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