Slamet volcano news & eruption updates:
Slamet volcano (Central Java, Indonesia): eruption increases, powerful strombolian explosions
Sat, 13 Sep 2014, 12:1112:11 PM | BY: T
Activity at the volcano has increased and VSI raised the alert level to "siaga", 3 on a scale of 1-4. The mild strombolian activity which had been going on for months at the volcano has become more and more intense since the beginning of September. Some explosions in the past days have been strong enough to eject incandescent material to all over the summit cone of the volcano.
Powerful explosion of at Slamet volcano on 12 Sep, showering the whole upper cone with lavva bombs, seen from the village of Sigedong (image: Fariz Azki Maulana via Volcano Alert / Culture Volcan)
In its latest report on 11 Sep, VSI mentions that 165 eruptions occurred on that day with ejection heights between 50-1500 m.
BNPB, Indonesian's Civil Protection began preparing for a possible evacuation. According to them, 23,699 people are located within a radius of 5 to 6 km from the summit, and the area up to 4 km radius around the volcano has been declared an exclusion zone.
56,000 dust masks have been distributed to the local population.
Trucks and vans are prepared to be on standby when evacuation order is given in order to transport people away from the danger zone.
Shelters are being set up.
Links / Sources:
Links / Sources:
- L'activité des volcans Slamet et Lokon-Empung en hausse (Culture Volcan)
Thu, 11 Sep 2014, 18:40
Strombolian activity from the vent inside the summit crater continues. A small ash plume was reported today by Darwin VAAC. ... read all
Fri, 5 Sep 2014, 08:51
Strombolian explosions are continuing from the new cone inside the summit crater. Some of them produce small ash plumes spotted on satellite imagery by VAAC Darwin who monitor the (volcanically very busy) region for volcanic ash plumes. ... read all
Thu, 28 Aug 2014, 14:14
Slamet volcano (Central Java, Indonesia) activity update: mild strombolian activity in summit crater
Mild strombolian activity continues at the volcano. read all
Thu, 14 Aug 2014, 09:34
VSI raised the alert level back to 3 ("Siaga") on a scale of 1-4 last Monday, as activity had been increasing recently. ... read all
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