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Earthquake swarm near Tambora volcano (Sumbawa Island, Indonesia) 16-17 Feb

Mon, 20 Feb 2012, 12:11
12:11 PM | BY: T
Recent seismic activity near Tambora volcano
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.
Seismic unrest near the volcano has started last summer and could be an indicator of possible new activity in the foreseeable future.

Previous news

Wed, 12 Oct 2011, 06:00

Tambora volcano (Sumbawa Island, Indonesia) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 12 October-18 October 2011 (New Activity / Unrest)

CVGHM reported that during 22 September-9 October plumes did not rise from Tambora; seismicity fluctuated, but declined overall. Based on visual observations, deformation data, and seismicity, the Alert Level was lowered to 2 (on a scale of 1-4) on 9 October. ... Read all
Wed, 7 Sep 2011, 06:00

Tambora volcano (Sumbawa Island, Indonesia) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 7 September-13 September 2011 (New Activity / Unrest)

Based on visual observation and seismic data, CVGHM reported an increase in activity at Tambora that started in April. Therefore, on 30 August, the Alert Level was raised to 2 (on a scale of 1-4). During 30 August-8 September seismicity continued to increase. ... Read all
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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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