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Saturday, Nov 06, 2010
According to the Jakarta Post, Talang volcano in Western Sumatra started to eruption on 2 Nov 2010. [more]
Thursday, Dec 06, 2007
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. ... [more]
 

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
Talang volcano books
Last update: 15 Mar 2015
Typical eruption style: 1833, 1843, 1845, 1868(?), 1963, 1967, 1968, 1986, 2001, 2005
Talang volcano eruptions: Small explosive eruptions. No recent earthquakes
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Talang, which forms a twin volcano with the extinct Pasar Arbaa volcano, has two crater lakes on its flanks.

Background:

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.


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Source: GVP, Smithsonian Institute


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