Talang volcano (Sumatra, Indonesia), activity update: increasing unrest
Talang is becoming more active as judged from visual observations and seismicity . Ash and steam plumes from multiple craters rose to altitudes of 3.1-4.1 km (10,200-13,500 ft) a.s.l. during 27-29 November. A strong smell of sulfur dioxide gas was also reported. Visitors and tourists were advised not to go within a 3-km radius of the summit.
Links / Sources:
- Center of Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (CVGHM): portal.vsi.esdm.go.id/joomla/
- GVP/USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 28 November-4 December 2007: www.volcano.si.edu/reports/usgs/
- The VolcanoDiscovery Team[more]
The dates for the new expedition to Erta Ale volcano and the Danakil depression in Ethiopia are now set at 25 Jan - 8 Feb. 2008. For details of the program, go here.[more]
We gladly announce two new study&walking tours we can offer you in Italy: one to the Bay of Naples from 8-15 April and a two-weeks tour of the Eolian Islands from 6-18 May 2007. Both tours will be guided by our Italian geologist Marta who is a true insider in both areas.[more]