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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: Activity decreased, minor steaming

Tuesday Oct 09, 2018 12:35 PM | BY: MJFLEGEND

Seismic activity has dropped off as seen on the official graph. Credit: MAGMA Indonesia
Seismic activity has dropped off as seen on the official graph. Credit: MAGMA Indonesia
Scenic view of the low-level steaming this morning. Credit: MAGMA Indonesia
Scenic view of the low-level steaming this morning. Credit: MAGMA Indonesia
Activity at Soputan has decreased since the strong eruptive episode on October 3. Seismicity has dropped to pre-eruption levels and only minor steaming from the summit crater has been observed. Activity could, however, increase again at any time, and the alert level remains at 3 (on a scale of 1-4).
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Previous news
Thursday, Oct 04, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Wednesday, Oct 03, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Soputan seen from the NE side, taken by our tour guide Donald Tapehe (VolcanoDiscovery Indonesia)
Wednesday, Oct 03, 2018
The volcano erupted this morning at 08:47 local time. The eruption consisted of a sudden large vulcanian explosion which lasted 6 minutes and sent a vertical ash column to approx. 4 km height above the volcano and caused light to moderate ash falls in nearby areas to the W and NW. ... [more]
Satellite image of Soputan volcano on  3 Oct 2018
Wednesday, Oct 03, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Seismic activity of Soputan during recent weeks (VSI)
Friday, May 13, 2016
On 21 April, VSI lowered the alert level from 3 to 2 (on a scale of 1-4), following a decrease in seismic and visible activity from the volcano. [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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