Slamet volcano news & eruption updates:
Slamet volcano (West Java, Indonesia): strong explosions, alert level raised
VSI raised the alert level back to 3 ("Siaga") on a scale of 1-4 last Monday, as activity had been increasing recently.
Thu, 14 Aug 2014, 09:3409:34 AM | BY: T
The observatory reported elevated tremor accompanying strong and increasingly frequent strombolian explosions, with incandescent material thrown above the crater rim and ash plumes rising up to more than 2000 m.
Deformation measurements show slight inflation of the volcanic edifice, indicating the arrival of fresh magma inside the conduit.
Fri, 18 Jul 2014, 11:05
Ash emissions were observed again today, producing plumes rising a few 100 m above the volcano's summit. The strombolian activity in the summit crater is continuing, at least intermittently. ... read all
Fri, 4 Jul 2014, 14:53
According to the latest report by VSI, both the number of explosions observed and corresponding seismic signals have increased over the past days. ... read all
Wed, 2 Jul 2014, 15:04
The strombolian-type eruption inside the summit crater of the volcano which began in March still continues or has resumed. A series of small explosions was observed this morning. read all
Wed, 30 Apr 2014, 15:15
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. ... 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