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Stratovolcano 1784 m (5,853 ft)
North Sulawesi, Indonesia, 1.11°N / 124.73°ECurrent status
(2 out of 5)Soputan webcams / live data
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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, 2016Typical eruption style:
Explosive, construction of lava domes, pyroclastic flows, strombolian activity.Last earthquakes nearby
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Volcano news: Soputan
Soputan volcano (North Sulawesi, Indonesia) activity update
Thursday Dec 06, 2012 11:05 AM | BY: T
Seismicity at Soputan decreased during 1-26 November. The Alert Level was lowered to 2 (on a scale of 1-4) on 27 November.
Friday, Nov 09, 2012
A small SO2 plume is visible on today's satellite image for the North Sulawesi region. Increased degassing from the volcano could indicate some new activity there. [more]
Tuesday, Sep 18, 2012
A new explosive eruption occurred at Soputan volcano this afternoon local time and intensified around 15:00 GMT (11 pm local time) a few hours ago when VAAC Darwin reports an ash plume at flight level 300, i.e. rising to 30,000 ft or about 10 km. ... [more]
Tuesday, Aug 28, 2012
A relatively strong eruption occurred at Soputan volcano in North Sulawesi Sunday night (21:50 local time, 15:50 UTC). The eruption lasted about 4 hours produced an large ash plume rising possibly high as 40,000 ft (ca. 12 km) VAAC Darwin reports, while local newspapers describe the height of the eruption column as 5 km that drifted north. The ash plume was last seen on satellite imagery early yesterday drifting 120 km SW at 20,000 ft elevation. ... [more]
Friday, Jun 01, 2012
An eruption alert was issued for Soputan volcano on North Sulawesi, Indonesia. ... [more]
Sunday, Jul 03, 2011
A strong eruption is occurring at Soputan volcano on North Sulawesi. Local news report that the volcano erupted a column of ash ("ash and smoke") of 5 km height earlier today (Sunday, 3 July). The Darwin VAAC even reports an ash plume at FL 460 (46,000 ft, ca. 14 km), which would be in fact indicating a major eruption. The ash plume is extending ca. 300 km to the west.
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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