Tangkuban Perahu volcano news & activity updates
Tangkubanparahu volcano (West Java, Indonesia) activity update
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).
Mon, 12 Jan 2015, 09:3709:37 AM | BY: T
An exclusion zone of 1.5 km radius around the crater is in place.
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. read all
Mon, 7 Oct 2013, 21:35
Another phreatic explosion happened 7 Oct morning at 07:02 am WIB (local time). ... read all
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. read all
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. read all
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. ... read all