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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

Saturday Feb 07, 2015 13:33 PM | BY: T

Active lava flow at Soputan volcano (image: newzulu.com)
Active lava flow at Soputan volcano (image: newzulu.com)
The eruption continues at the volcano. It feeds a viscous lava flow about 500 m long on the volcano's upper western flank.
Intermittent explosions and incandescent rockfalls accompany this activity.
Previous news
Thursday, Feb 05, 2015
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. [more]
Soputan's activity yesterday (?) (Photo: Ist / Manado Express)
Wednesday, Jan 21, 2015
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. ... [more]
Glowing rockfalls and lava flow on the western slope of Soputan (Fiqman Sunandar/Metronews)
Monday, Jan 19, 2015
A viscous lava flow lobe is active on the western flank of the summit cone. Spectacular incandescent rockfalls accompany this effusive activity. ... [more]
Soputan's ash plume today.(Image: PVMBG / CVGHM)
Sunday, Jan 18, 2015
An eruption occurred today, producing an ash plume rising to 5-6 km altitude. Darwin VAAC raised the alert level to red. ... [more]
The eruption of the volcano Soputan observed from the volcano observatory post (images: PVMBG / twitter)
Tuesday, Jan 06, 2015
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. ... [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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