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Soputan volcano
Stratovolcano 1784 m (5,853 ft)
North Sulawesi, Indonesia, 1.11°N / 124.73°E
Current status: minor activity or eruption warning (3 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: CONTINUOUS VA TO FL280 OBS MOV W 20KT OBS VA DTG: 16/0940Z

Sunday Dec 16, 2018 09:45 AM |

Satellite image of Soputan volcano on 16 Dec 2018
Satellite image of Soputan volcano on 16 Dec 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVAU02 at 09:38 UTC, 16/12/18 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20181216/0940Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: SOPUTAN 266030
PSN: N0106 E12444
AREA: INDONESIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 1784M
ADVISORY NR: 2018/22
INFO SOURCE: CVGHM, HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: RED
ERUPTION DETAILS: CONTINUOUS VA TO FL280 OBS MOV W 20KT
OBS VA DTG: 16/0940Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL280 N0053 E12432 - N0018 E12245 - N0047
E12235 - N0114 E12242 - N0109 E12446 - N0105 E12448 MOV W
25KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 16/1540Z SFC/FL280 N0049 E12425 - N0013
E12237 - N0041 E12223 - N0122 E12236 - N0108 E12446 - N0104
E12447
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 16/2140Z SFC/FL280 N0113 E12446 - N0123
E12236 - N0041 E12222 - N0013 E12236 - N0049 E12425 - N0105
E12449
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 17/0340Z SFC/FL280 N0112 E12447 - N0104
E12449 - N0012 E12236 - N0042 E12222 - N0043 E12222 - N0123
E12237
RMK: CONTINUOUS VA TO FL280 OBS MOV W ON 16/0910Z VISIBLE
IMAGE. ASH HEIGHT BASED ON GROUND REPORT AND IR TEMP OF
-24C. FORECAST BASED ON MODEL GUIDANCE.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20181216/1540Z

Previous news
Satellite image of Soputan volcano on 15 Dec 2018
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Sunday, Oct 14, 2018
The level of activity is continuing to decline. Seismicity appears to have returned to pre-eruption pattern of low rates. A renewal of high activity remains possible at this highly active volcano, though may be a little less likely than last week. [more]
Seismic activity has dropped off as seen on the official graph. Credit: MAGMA Indonesia
Tuesday, Oct 09, 2018
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). [more]
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]

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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