Volcano news: Soputan
Soputan Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA REPORTED TO FL140 AT 22/2252Z EST VA DTG: 22/2325Z
FVAU02 at 23:26 UTC, 22/03/20 from ADRM
VOLCANO: SOPUTAN 266030
PSN: N0106 E12444
SUMMIT ELEV: 1784M
ADVISORY NR: 2020/1
INFO SOURCE: PIREP, HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA REPORTED TO FL140 AT 22/2252Z
EST VA DTG: 22/2325Z
EST VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FM SATELLITE DATA WIND
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 23/0525Z NOT AVBL
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 23/1125Z NOT AVBL
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 23/1725Z NOT AVBL
RMK: PIREP RECIEVED REPORTING ERUPTION TO FL140 AT 22/2250Z.
VA UNIDENTIFIABLE ON SATELLITE IMAGERY DUE TO MET CLOUD.
HEIGHT AND WINDS BASED ON AIREP AND MODEL GUIDANCE. ADVISORY
WILL BE RE-ISSUED IF NEW INFORMATION IS RECIEVED.
NXT ADVISORY: NO FURTHER ADVISORIES
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