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Tambora volcano (Sumbawa Island, Indonesia) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 4 April-10 April 2012 (Continuing Activity)

Wed, 4 Apr 2012, 06:00
06:00 AM | BY: VN
CVGHM reported that during January-8 April plumes did not rise from Tambora, no changes were observed around the caldera, and seismicity decreased. On 9 April the Alert Level was lowered to 1 (on a scale of 1-4).

Source: Pusat Vulkanologi dan Mitigasi Bencana Geologi (PVMBG, also known as CVGHM)
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From: Global Volcanism Program, 2012. Report on Tambora. In: Mayberry, G (ed.), Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 4 April-10 April 2012. Smithsonian Institution and US Geological Survey.

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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
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