Talang Volcano (Indonesia) erupts
Indonesian villagers in Bukit Sileh village cover their mouths while smoke spews out from Mt. Talang in Solok district of Indonesian West Sumatra island, April 12, 2005.
Talang volcano in Indonesia erupted on 12 April, 2005, producing ash clouds of about 1 km height (3,000 ft). Talang volcano is located in Sumatra, just 40 km east of the coastal capital of the West Sumatra province, Padang. It is close to the areas affected by recent large earthquakes, but it is dangerous to say that there is a direct link between those events, since this is not known. Although some relation cannot be excluded, volcanoes and earthquakes have very different dynaics.
For safety reasons and because of the possibility of an intensification of the eruption in the near future, authorities have promted the evacuation of around 25,000 people living in areas immediately close to the volcano.
Our link section
on this website has been opened. So far, only very few links are online, but we hope to gradually fill it with links to interesting websites. If you know of some that you would like to see included in the list, please let us know - you can easily use the suggest-a-link feature to suggest a website. ... read all
is pround to announce its official membership of the German tour operator association forumandersreisen
. ... read all
A new photo gallery has been added - incudes most recent pictures from the Hawaii volcano expeditions in Feb. 2005! ... read all
A new section has been opened, giving some exaples of private tour itineraries as well as shorter, individually bookable activities that we can offer you on Hawai'i. Check them out at the private tour proposal page on the Big Island, Hawai'i ! read all
More on VolcanoDiscovery
Volcano Calendar 2016
: We're proud to present our new volcano calendar 2016: 13 different and attractive images of volcanoes, volcanic landscapes and phenomena taken during volcano tours over the past few years.
Volcanic crisis at Sakurajima - updates
: A strong earthquake swarm and increased inflation were detected in August 2015 and triggered authorities to raise the alert level, as volcanologists think that a larger eruption could follow. News and updates on the events can be found on this page.
Volcano Videos on YouTube
: Our YouTube channel: volcanic activity world-wide shown through videos taken during our volcano tours and expeditions complimented by some time-lapse videos from webcams.