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Sat, 6 Nov 2010, 10:45
According to the Jakarta Post, Talang volcano in Western Sumatra started to eruption on 2 Nov 2010. ... read all
Thu, 6 Dec 2007, 13:02
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. ... read all

Talang volcano

Stratovolcano 2597 m / 8,520 ft
Sumatra, Indonesia, -0.98°S / 100.68°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
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Last update: 15 Mar 2015
Typical eruption style: 1833, 1843, 1845, 1868(?), 1963, 1967, 1968, 1986, 2001, 2005
Talang volcano eruptions: Small explosive eruptions.
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Sun, 2 Aug 2020 (UTC)
Sun, 2 Aug 15:34 UTCM 2.8 / 10 km22 kmSouthern Sumatra, Indonesia
Mon, 6 Jul 2020 (UTC)
Mon, 6 Jul 22:35 UTCM 3.3 / 63 km15 kmSouthern Sumatra, Indonesia
Thu, 25 Jun 2020 (UTC)
Thu, 25 Jun 04:42 UTCM 3.1 / 85 km17 kmSouthern Sumatra, Indonesia
Wed, 17 Jun 2020 (UTC)
Wed, 17 Jun 07:00 UTCM 2.8 / 12 km14 kmSouthern Sumatra, Indonesia
Sun, 14 Jun 2020 (UTC)
Sun, 14 Jun 02:49 UTCM 2.3 / 83 km28 kmSouthern Sumatra, Indonesia
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Talang, which forms a twin volcano with the extinct Pasar Arbaa volcano, has two crater lakes on its flanks.


The largest of these is 1 x 2 km wide Danau Talang. No historical eruptions have occurred from the summit of the volcano, which lacks a crater. All historical eruptions from Gunung Talang volcano have involved small-to-moderate 19th-century explosive activity originating from a series of small craters in a valley on the upper NE flank.

Source: GVP, Smithsonian Institute

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