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Stratovolcano 2597 m / 8,520 ft
Sumatra, Indonesia, -0.98°S / 100.68°ECurrent status
: normal or dormant
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Small explosive eruptions.Typical eruption style:
1833, 1843, 1845, 1868(?), 1963, 1967, 1968, 1986, 2001, 2005Last earthquakes nearbyLatest satellite imagesSentinel hub
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Volcano news: Talang volcano, Sumatra (Indonesia)
Sat, 6 Nov 2010, 10:45
According to the Jakarta Post, Talang volcano in Western Sumatra started to eruption on 2 Nov 2010.
Thu, 6 Dec 2007, 13:02
Talang is becoming more active as judged from visual observations and seismicity . Ash and steam plumes from multiple craters rose to altitudes of 3.1-4.1 km (10,200-13,500 ft) a.s.l. during 27-29 November. A strong smell of sulfur dioxide gas was also reported. Visitors and tourists were advised not to go within a 3-km radius of the summit. ...more
Thu, 22 Mar 2007, 19:41
Talang volcano on Sumatra is showing increased activity. Darwin VAAC reported that on 19 and 20 March ash plumes from Talang rose to 3.4-3.9 km (11,000-12,800 ft) a.s.l. CVGHM raised the Alert Level to 3 (on a scale of 1-4).
Wed, 13 Apr 2005, 16:24
Talang volcano in Indonesia erupted on 12 April, 2005, producing ash clouds of about 1 km height (3,000 ft). Talang volcano is located in Sumatra, just 40 km east of the coastal capital of the West Sumatra province, Padang. It is close to the areas affected by recent large earthquakes, but it is dangerous to say that there is a direct link between those events, since this is not known. Although some relation cannot be excluded, volcanoes and earthquakes have very different dynaics. ...more
For safety reasons and because of the possibility of an intensification of the eruption in the near future, authorities have promted the evacuation of around 25,000 people living in areas immediately close to the volcano.
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