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Tambora volcano
stratovolcano 2850 m / 9,350 ft
Sumbawa, Indonesia, -8.25°S / 118°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) Tambora volcano eruptions:
1967, 1880, 1812-15 (largest known eruption in historic times, VEI 7)
Typical eruption style:
Explosive

Tambora volcano news & activity updates

Sat, 6 Apr 2013, 14:09
VSI raised the alert level to 2 (Waspada) on a scale of 1-4, but does not specify the reason (likely increased seismic activity). No further details are known for the time being.
Thu, 12 Apr 2012, 10:05
Since January, no plumes, changes or seismic activity were observed around the Tambora caldera. On 9 April the Alert Level was lowered to 1 (on a scale of 1-4).
Mon, 20 Feb 2012, 12:11
Recent seismic activity near Tambora volcano
A swarm of earthquakes has occurred near Tambora volcano on 16 and 17 February. About 12 quakes larger than magnitude 2 were recorded at depths between 10 and 40 km, concentrated in an area near the coast about 30 km NE of the volcano. The largest quake a 4.8M quake at 18:12:39 WIB on 16 February. Read more...
Wed, 31 Aug 2011, 16:49
Tambora volcano in Indonesia is beginning to show signs of life. Since April this year, there have been intermittent swarms of small earthquakes, which repeated themselves towards the end of August. Activity have slowly increased, steam clouds have been observed rising up to the rim of the caldera and the earthquake activity has picked up a bit, too. The alarm level have been raised to 2.
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