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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)| Reports
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Tambora volcano eruptions:
1967, 1880, 1812-15 (largest known eruption in historic times, VEI 7)
Typical eruption style:
Explosive
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Tambora volcano news & activity updates

Tambora volcano (Sumbawa Island, Indonesia): alert raised to yellow

Saturday Apr 06, 2013 14:09 PM | BY: T

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.
Previous news
Thursday, Apr 12, 2012
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). [more]
Recent seismic activity near Tambora volcano
Monday, Feb 20, 2012
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. ... [more]
Wednesday, Aug 31, 2011
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. [more]

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