Slamet volcano (West Java, Indonesia): alert level raised to 3 (out of 4)
Following the increase in explosions, VSI raised the alert status of the volcano from Waspada to Siaga ("watch"), i.e. 3 on a scale of 1-4. Slamet is now along with Sinabung, Karangetang and Lokon-Empung the 4th Indonesian volcano on high alert.
Wed, 30 Apr 2014, 15:1515:15 PM | BY: T
Wed, 30 Apr 2014, 06:00
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. ... Read all
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