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Stratovolcano 1784 m (5,853 ft)
North Sulawesi, Indonesia, 1.11°N / 124.73°E
(2 out of 5)
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Soputan volcano eruptions:
1785, 1819, 1833(?), 1845, 1890, 1901, 1906, 1907, 1908-09, 1910, 1911-12, 1913, 1915, 1917, 1923-24, 1947, 1953, 1966-67, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1989, 1991-96, 2000-03, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016
Typical eruption style:
Explosive, construction of lava domes, pyroclastic flows, strombolian activity.
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Volcano news: Soputan
Wed, 19 Dec 2018, 20:17
Seismicity can be seen to be declining. Credit: MAGMA Indonesia.
Following the recent vigorous eruptive phase, activity is gradually declining, though at a slower rate than after the previous phase in early October. Another phase of strong eruption could begin quickly again in the volcano's current and somewhat-temperamental state.
Sun, 16 Dec 2018, 23:15
Sun, 16 Dec 2018, 10:44
Eruption of Soputan today (image: PVMBG)
A new, intense (but probably again short-lived) eruptive phase started at the volcano early this morning, producing tall lava fountains and an ash column that rose at least 5-7 km height. ...more
Sun, 16 Dec 2018, 09:45
Satellite image of Soputan volcano on 16 Dec 2018
Sat, 15 Dec 2018, 18:15
Satellite image of Soputan volcano on 15 Dec 2018
Sun, 14 Oct 2018, 04:08
The level of activity is continuing to decline. Seismicity appears to have returned to pre-eruption pattern of low rates. A renewal of high activity remains possible at this highly active volcano, though may be a little less likely than last week.
Tue, 9 Oct 2018, 12:35
Seismic activity has dropped off as seen on the official graph. Credit: MAGMA Indonesia
Activity at Soputan has decreased since the strong eruptive episode on October 3. Seismicity has dropped to pre-eruption levels and only minor steaming from the summit crater has been observed. Activity could, however, increase again at any time, and the alert level remains at 3 (on a scale of 1-4).
Scenic view of the low-level steaming this morning. Credit: MAGMA Indonesia
Thu, 4 Oct 2018, 05:00
Wed, 3 Oct 2018, 14:45
Wed, 3 Oct 2018, 07:44
Soputan seen from the NE side, taken by our tour guide Donald Tapehe (VolcanoDiscovery Indonesia)
The volcano erupted this morning at 08:47 local time. The eruption consisted of a sudden large vulcanian explosion which lasted 6 minutes and sent a vertical ash column to approx. 4 km height above the volcano and caused light to moderate ash falls in nearby areas to the W and NW. ...more
Wed, 3 Oct 2018, 01:30
Satellite image of Soputan volcano on 3 Oct 2018
The small Soputan stratovolcano on the southern rim of the Quaternary Tondano caldera on the northern arm of Sulawesi Island is one of Sulawesi's most active volcanoes. The youthful, largely unvegetated volcano rises to 1784 m and is located SW of Sempu volcano. It was constructed at the southern end of a SSW-NNE trending line of vents. During historical time the locus of eruptions has included both the summit crater and Aeseput, a prominent NE-flank vent that formed in 1906 and was the source of intermittent major lava flows until 1924.
Source: GVP, Smithsonian Institution
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