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Sat, 31 Dec 2011, 11:05
Increased seismicity from Sorik Marapi was detected during 1-12 December and white plumes rose 40-50 m above the summit. CVGHM raised the Alert Level on 12 December from 1 to 2 (on a scale of 1-4) and back to 1 (normal) on 30 December 2011. ... read all
Tue, 13 Dec 2011, 00:01
A seismic swarm was detected at Sorik Marapi volcano in Sumatra and the alert level was raised to 2 (out of 4). 43 volcanic earthquakes were recorded on 12 December. read all

Sorikmarapi volcano

Stratovolcano 2145 m (7,037 ft)
Sumatra, Indonesia, 0.68°N / 99.54°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
Last update: 19 Feb 2012 (alert level back to normal)

Sorikmarapi is a forested stratovolcano with a 600-m-wide summit crater containing a crater lake and substantial sulfur deposits.

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Typical eruption style: Phreatic explosions. Strong hydrothermal activity. Strong fumaroles, crater lake.
Sorikmarapi volcano eruptions: 1829(?), 1866(?), 1879, 1888(?), 1892, 1893, 1917, 1970, 1986, 1996(?)

Latest nearby earthquakes

TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Thu, 14 Jan 2021 (GMT)
15 Jan 2021 2:47 am (GMT +7) (14 Jan 2021 19:47:58 GMT)
4.5

128 km - More
23 km359 km south of Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia

Background

A smaller parasitic crater (Danau Merah) on the upper SE flank also contains a crater lake; these two craters and a series of smaller explosion pits occur along a NW-SE line. Several solfatara fields are located on the eastern flank. Phreatic eruptions have occurred from summit and flank vents during the 19th and 20th centuries.

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Source: GVP, Smithsonian Institute


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