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Stratovolcano 2084 m (6,837 ft.)
West Java, Indonesia, -6.77°S / 107.6°ECurrent status
(2 out of 5)
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| ReportsTangkubanparahu volcano booksTangkubanparahu volcano eruptions:
1826, 1829, 1842, 1846, 1896, 1910, 1926, 1929, 1952, 1957, 1961, 1965, 1967, 1969, 1983, 1985(?)Typical eruption style:
Explosive. Frequent phreatic explosions during the past centuries.Last earthquakes nearbyLatest satellite images
Tangkuban Perahu volcano news & activity updates
Mon, 12 Jan 2015, 09:37
The volcano was placed on higher alert level (2 on a scale 1-4) on 31 Dec, as signs of volcanic unrest have recently been increasing (deformation, seismic activity). ...more
Tue, 15 Oct 2013, 12:06
No more eruptions have occurred since the series of 11 phreatic explosions between Saturday and Tuesday last week (5-8 Oct), but VSI continues to detect volcanic tremor. ...more
Mon, 7 Oct 2013, 21:35
Another phreatic explosion happened 7 Oct morning at 07:02 am WIB (local time).
Sun, 6 Oct 2013, 20:55
Phreatic eruptions occurred from the crater on Saturday and Sunday morning (at 06.21 and 03:37 WIB, respectively). The eruptions lasted about 10 minutes and produced small ash plumes. Volcanologists measured strong tremor accompanying the eruptions. ...more
Tue, 19 Mar 2013, 08:36
The alert level was back to normal (1 out of 4) yesterday. VSI reports that the recent monitoring have shown a significant decrease in seismicity since 9 March and no significant variations in ground deformation. ...more
Wed, 6 Mar 2013, 16:17
Eruptive activity has started in the form of intermittent ash explosions from the crater since 4 March. So far, the explosions were small and phreatic in origin (no fresh magma involved, caused by overheated groundwater), according to Surono, head of the Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (PVMBG) in Bandung. ...more
Sat, 23 Feb 2013, 09:08
VSI raised the alert level yesterday from "normal" to "alert" (2 on a scale of 1-4, "Waspada). ...more
Sun, 23 Sep 2012, 07:35
The unrest that had started in mid August at Tangkubanparahu ceased and PVMBG placed the volcano back from Waspada (watch, yellow) to normal alert level (green). ...more
Tue, 4 Sep 2012, 10:05
The Tangkuban Parahu nature tourism park was closed on Monday due to a rise in volcanic activity, the Jakarta Post reported. ...more
Sat, 25 Aug 2012, 07:37
An increase in seismic activity at Tangkubanperahu volcano near Bandung, the capital of West Java, has been detected since 13 August and promted the Indonesian Volcanological survey (PVMBG) to increase the alert level of the volcano from 1 (normal) to 2 (alert) on 23 August. ...more
Sat, 6 Nov 2010, 10:16
Increased seismic activity might signal a new eruption from Mt. Tangkuban Perahu volcano near Bandung, West Java's capital. On Wednesday, 3 October, 100 earthquakes were recorded, according to a local volcanologist. ...more
Wed, 13 Apr 2005, 16:47
Tangkuban Parahu, a volcano in west Java very near the regional capital Bandung (2 million inhabitants) might be coming back to life very soon. The Volcanological Survey of Indonesia has raised the alert level and reports strongly increased seismicity, and strong emission of sulphuric gasses since today. Access to the volcano is fobidden. ...more
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