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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) activity update

Thu, 5 Feb 2015, 20:06
20:06 PM | BY: T
The volcano remains active, producing explosions and incandescent rockfalls as our correspondant Andi reported. On 2 February, an ash plume from Soputan rose to an altitude of 6.1 km (20,000 ft) a.s.l.
Previous news
Wed, 21 Jan 2015, 10:27
Soputan's activity yesterday (?) (Photo: Ist / Manado Express)
The eruption of the volcano continues. The new lava flow seems to have descended almost to the base of the summit cone, accompanied by abundant glowing rockfalls. Intermittent explosions, although decreasing in intensity during the past 2 days, still produce ash emissions that reach 3-4 km altitude. ... read all
Mon, 19 Jan 2015, 14:59
Glowing rockfalls and lava flow on the western slope of Soputan (Fiqman Sunandar/Metronews)
A viscous lava flow lobe is active on the western flank of the summit cone. Spectacular incandescent rockfalls accompany this effusive activity. ... read all
Sun, 18 Jan 2015, 12:42
Soputan's ash plume today.(Image: PVMBG / CVGHM)
An eruption occurred today, producing an ash plume rising to 5-6 km altitude. Darwin VAAC raised the alert level to red. read all
Tue, 6 Jan 2015, 19:36
The eruption of the volcano Soputan observed from the volcano observatory post (images: PVMBG / twitter)
The volcano erupted this morning at 02:45 local time with a strong explosion from the summit lava dome. It sent an 6 km tall ash column to approx. 26,000 ft (8,5 km) altitude. ... read all
Thu, 14 Aug 2014, 16:31
Alert level was decreased to "Waspada" or 2 out of 4 recently as visual and seismic activity have decreased at the volcano recently. ... 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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