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Soputan volcano
Stratovolcano 1784 m (5,853 ft)
North Sulawesi, Indonesia, 1.11°N / 124.73°E
Current status: minor activity or eruption warning (3 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

Soputan Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA REPORTED TO FL140 AT 22/2252Z EST VA DTG: 22/2325Z

Sunday Mar 22, 2020 23:30 PM | BY: VN

Satellite image of Soputan volcano on 22 Mar 2020
Satellite image of Soputan volcano on 22 Mar 2020
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVAU02 at 23:26 UTC, 22/03/20 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20200322/2325Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: SOPUTAN 266030
PSN: N0106 E12444
AREA: INDONESIA
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
SFC/FL140 360/05KT
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

Previous news
Seismicity can be seen to be declining. Credit: MAGMA Indonesia.
Wednesday, Dec 19, 2018
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. [more]
Eruption of Soputan today (image: PVMBG)
Sunday, Dec 16, 2018
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]

Background:

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.


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Source: GVP, Smithsonian Institution


 

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