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Soputan volcano
Stratovolcano 1784 m (5,853 ft)
North Sulawesi, Indonesia, 1.11°N / 124.73°E
Current status: restless (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

Soputan volcano (North Sulawesi, Indonesia): possible activity, first since Dec 2018

Monday Mar 23, 2020 11:02 AM | BY: MARTIN
Soputan volcano on 22 March (image: PVMBG)
Soputan volcano on 22 March (image: PVMBG)
Seismicity recorded since December 2019 (image: PVMBG)
Seismicity recorded since December 2019 (image: PVMBG)
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin recorded an explosive activity from the active crater with ash emissions that reached 14,000 ft (4,267 m) altitude.
PVMBG recorded 16 volcano-tectonic earthquakes.
The warning bulletin states that ballistic impacts of volcanic bombs, pyroclastic flows and lava flows could affect an area of about 2.5 km distance from the main crater.
Previous news
Wednesday, Dec 19, 2018
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. ... read all
Sunday, Dec 16, 2018
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. ... read all

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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