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Slamet volcano (West Java, Indonesia): strong explosions, alert level raised

Thu, 14 Aug 2014, 09:34
09:34 AM | BY: T
VSI raised the alert level back to 3 ("Siaga") on a scale of 1-4 last Monday, as activity had been increasing recently.
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.

Previous news

Wed, 6 Aug 2014, 06:00

Slamet volcano (Central Java, Indonesia) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 6 August-12 August 2014 (New Activity / Unrest)

PVMBG reported that during 1-12 August 100 thick gray ash plumes rose 300-800 m above the summit drifting N, E, and W, seismicity increased, and ejected material was deposited on the flanks 1.5 km from the crater on the W and SW at Slamet. Incandescence and rumbling/roaring noises were reported. The Alert Level was raised to 3 (on a scale of 1-4) on 12 August. ... Read all
Fri, 18 Jul 2014, 11:05

Slamet volcano (Central Java, Indonesia) activity update

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
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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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