Tangkuban Perahu volcano news & activity updates
Tangkubanparahu volcano (West Java, Indonesia) activity update: phreatic explosions
Wednesday Mar 06, 2013 16:17 PM | BY: T
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.
Explosions continued yesterday and today with an increasing trend. One today lasted 8 minutes and produced an ash plume several hundred meters high, which caused some panic among people near the crater.
The current activity could be the start of more vigorous eruptions if magma has begun to rise towards the surface. 1500 people, mostly vendors and tourists were evacuated from the crater.
Links / Sources:
Links / Sources:
- Gunung Tangkuban Parahu Meletus (Tribunnews)
Saturday, Feb 23, 2013
VSI raised the alert level yesterday from "normal" to "alert" (2 on a scale of 1-4, "Waspada). ... [more]
Sunday, Sep 23, 2012
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]
Tuesday, Sep 04, 2012
The Tangkuban Parahu nature tourism park was closed on Monday due to a rise in volcanic activity, the Jakarta Post reported. ... [more]
Saturday, Aug 25, 2012
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Saturday, Nov 06, 2010
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