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Slamet volcano (Central Java, Indonesia) activity update: Alert level raised- high unrest

Fri, 9 Aug 2019, 18:47
18:47 PM | BY: MJFLEGEND
Seismicity reaching levels of 1000 earthquakes per day recently. Credit: MAGMA Indonesia
Seismicity reaching levels of 1000 earthquakes per day recently. Credit: MAGMA Indonesia
PVMBG has raised the alert level to 2 due to a two month sustained increase in seismicity (over 50,000 earthquakes!) and, in the last few weeks, inflation, gas emissions (with steam plumes rising 300m above the crater), rising hot spring temperatures and emergence of seismic tremor. All of this indicates that magma is rising under the mountain. An exclusion zone of 2km is in place, as the likelihood of a new eruption is elevated.

Previous news

Wed, 7 Aug 2019, 06:00

Slamet volcano (Central Java, Indonesia) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 7 August-13 August 2019 (New Activity / Unrest)

PVMBG reported that seismicity at Slamet significantly increased beginning in June, with 51,511 signals indicating emissions and 22 tectonic earthquakes recorded through 8 August. White plumes with variable density rose as high as 300 m above the crater rim.Tremor began to be recorded at the end of July with gradually increasing amplitude. In addition, notable inflation was detected at the end of July and long-term temperatures of hot springs showed an upward trend. ... Read all
Thu, 4 Jun 2015, 11:05

Slamet volcano (Central Java, Indonesia) activity update: steam emissions

PVMBG reported that during 21 April-21 May dense white plumes rose as high as 700 m above Slamet's crater. 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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