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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 Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA REPORTED TO FL070 AT 02/0007Z OBS VA DTG: 02/0030Z

Thursday Apr 02, 2020 00:45 AM | BY: VN

Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVAU03 at 00:30 UTC, 02/04/20 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20200402/0030Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: SOPUTAN 266030
PSN: N0106 E12444
AREA: INDONESIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 1784M
ADVISORY NR: 2020/2
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8, PIREP
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA REPORTED TO FL070 AT 02/0007Z
OBS VA DTG: 02/0030Z
OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FM SATELLITE DATA WIND
SFC/FL070 VRB05KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 02/0630Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 02/1230Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 02/1830Z NO VA EXP
RMK: PIREP RECEIVED REPORTING ASH TO 7000FT BLOWING WEST. VA
UNIDENTIFIABLE ON SATELLITE IMAGERY DUE TO OBSCURATION BY
MET CLOUD. ADVISORY WILL BE RE-ISSUED IF NEW INFORMATION IS
RECEIVED.
NXT ADVISORY: NO FURTHER ADVISORIES

Previous news
Soputan volcano on 22 March (image: PVMBG)
Monday, Mar 23, 2020
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. ... [more]
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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