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Mount Slamet still spews volcanic ash Mount Slamet, which covers five districts in Central Java, was reportedly still spewing volcanic ash in the area around its peak. On Friday night, thin volcanic ash began pouring out in the area around the observation post, head of Mount Slamet Observation Post, Sudrajat, said here on Saturday.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 05 July 2014 17:46 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Residents urged to follow Mount Slamet danger zone ban Head of the Geological Agency Surono appealed to the villagers residing around Mount Slamet to abide by the danger zone limit, set at a four-kilometer radius from the peak, following increased activity.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 02 May 2014 20:15 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Merapi status increased to alert level II The Geology Disaster Technology Development and Research Center (BPPTKG) of Yogyakarta on Wednesday raised the status of Mount Merapi from normal (alert level I) to Waspada (alert level II) due to increasing volcanic activity.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 30 April 2014 16:51 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Slamet status raised to alert level The Indonesian authorities have raised the status of Mount Slamet in Central Java from normal to alert level as of 9 p.m. on Monday, according to the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB).

Posted in Volcanoes @ 11 March 2014 13:03 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Kelud evacuees allowed to return home The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) has allowed evacuees to return to their homes on the slope of Mount Kelud after the volcanos status has been lowered from the top to the third alert.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 20 February 2014 21:28 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Kelud danger status raised to highest level The danger status of Mount Kelud in Kediri, East Java, has been raised from alert to the highest caution level following its increasing activity.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 14 February 2014 00:00 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Quake damages houses in Central Java A number of houses were damaged in Purworejo when an earthquake measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale hit the Central Java district town at 12.14 midday on Saturday.

Posted in Earthquake @ 25 January 2014 17:49 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Sinabung eruption isolates villages in Karo A number of villages in Namanteran Subdistrict, Karo District, North Sumatra, are now isolated as vehicles are hampered to reach the areas due to volcanic ash from Mount Sinabung eruption that blocks access roads.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 12 January 2014 15:07 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Sinabung erupts three times Mount Sinabung in Karo district of North Sumatra, erupted three times on Wednesday morning, hurling volcanic ash into the sky. Head of Data Center of the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said in a short text message that the first eruption took place at 2:40 am belching volcanic ash some 2,000 meters into the air.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 20 November 2013 15:04 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Sinabung erupts again sunday afternoon Mount Sinabung in Karo District, North Sumatra, erupted again at 4.15 p.m on Sunday, the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) said. Head of BNPBs Information Data Center Sutopo Purwo Nugroho through his short text message to Antara here said he had received the information on eruption again of Mount Sinabung.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 03 November 2013 21:09 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


People warned of increased Mount Guntur activities Presidential Aide for Social and Natural Disaster Affairs Andi Arief warned the local people and government agencies on Saturday of the increased volcanic activities of Mount Guntur in Garut District, West Java.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 13 April 2013 12:55 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Agency: 'Dieng`s volcanic tremors still taking place' The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) said deep and shallow volcanic tremors still continued to take place in Mount Dieng, in Sumberejo village, Banjarnegara disrtrict, Central Java, on Tuesday.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 02 April 2013 20:57 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Volcanic tremors still shaking timbang crater continuously The Banjarnegara Regional Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) said several tremors had continuously shaken Timbang Crater in Sumber Rejo Village, Banjarnegara District, Central Java from Sunday to Monday morning.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 01 April 2013 20:13 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Major quake jolts Aceh A major quake measuring 6 on the Richter Scale, rocked the regency of Aceh Jaya, in Aceh, on Thursday evening but no casualty and damage to property have been reported.

Posted in Earthquake @ 11 January 2013 00:16 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Mont Lokon in North Sulawesi erupts again Mount Lokon in Tomohon, North Sulawesi, erupted again at 11.02pm local time on Saturday.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 09 December 2012 00:46 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Earthquake shakes southern Bali An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter Scale rocked Denpasar, the capital of Bali Province, here Thursday, forcing a number of people to rush out of buildings in panic. Head of the Denpasar BMKG I Wayan Suardana added that the tremor did not have potential to trigger a tsunami.

Posted in Earthquake @ 22 November 2012 20:18 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Rokatenda continues to spew volcanic ash Mount Rokatenda in East Nusa Tenggara province again spewed volcanic ash up to tens of meters into the sky on Monday, a spokesman said.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 15 October 2012 21:25 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Anak Krakatau still on alert status Mount Anak Krakatau in the Sunda Strait is still on level II alert, according to an observation officer. "We have asked all tourists and fishermen to stay away from the volcano because it could endanger the safety of their lives," Mount Anak Krakatau Observation Post officer Jumono said on Friday.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 07 September 2012 14:06 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Strong earthquake rocks Bali A major quake measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale jolted Bali early on Tuesday, but no report of casualty and damage to property on the tourist island.

Posted in Earthquake @ 04 September 2012 10:14 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Gamkonora erupts Mount Gamkonora, in North Maluku province, erupted on Wednesday afternoon, forcing hundreds of residents living on the volcano`s slope to evacuate to safer areas.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 13 June 2012 14:13 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


5.3-magnitude quake jolts Simeulue A quake with a magnitude of 5.3 on the Richter scale jolted Simeulue regency in Aceh province Wednesday at 2:43 am local time.

Posted in Earthquake @ 25 April 2012 17:03 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Magnitude-5.9 quake shakes Aceh Jaya A 5.9-magnitude quake shook the waters southwest of Aceh Jaya Regency, Nangroe Aceh Darussalam, this morning, the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) said.

Posted in Earthquake @ 21 April 2012 07:16 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Tsunami alert issued after 8.5 magnitude Sumatra quake A tsunami watch was issued for countries across the Indian Ocean after a massive earthquake hit waters off Indonesia on Wednesday, triggering widespread panic as residents along coastlines fled to high ground in cars and on the backs of motorcycles.

Posted in Earthquake @ 11 April 2012 12:24 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Spokesperson: '25 volcanoes showing abnormal activity' Twenty-five volcanoes in Indonesia are now showing abnormal activity or have been put in alert or watch status, presidential special aide Andi Arief said here on Saturday.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 16 January 2012 09:34 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Powerful earthquake off Indonesia triggers brief tsunami alert A powerful earthquake struck off the Indonesian island of Sumatra on early Wednesday morning, seismologists said, prompting a brief tsunami alert but causing no damage.

Posted in Earthquake @ 11 January 2012 04:09 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia's Mount Lokon erupts three times, causing panic Several eruptions at Mount Lokon on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Tuesday morning caused panic among local residents, local media reported. There were no casualties.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 27 December 2011 13:51 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Once again Mount Krakatau exhausts fumes Smoke from Mount Anak Krakatau in the Sunda Strait had reached a height of 50 meters which could be clearly observed from the monitoring post in Cinangka, Serang regency, Banten province, a spokesman said.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 20 December 2011 03:27 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Moderate quake strikes south of Yogyakarta A moderate earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale struck Bantul district, Yogyakarta, province here on Thursday at 10.55 AM local time.

Posted in Earthquake @ 24 November 2011 13:18 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Anak Krakatau continues to spew puffs of smoke Mount Anak Krakatau in the Sunda Strait, West Java, continues spewing puffs of white smoke, but the Geological Disaster Mitigation and Volcanology Center (PVMBG) maintains the danger status of the mountain at Level III or alert level.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 24 November 2011 01:46 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Six volcanoes on high alert, but no direct danger Despite increasing activity at six volcanoes across the country, the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) says there is no need to evacuate residents for now.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 10 October 2011 06:59 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Krakatau: tremblors up to five times a minute Scientists at the observation post for the Mount Krakatau volcano in the Sunda Strait between the islands of Java and Sumatra have announced that the number of tremors in the volcano has now increased to up to four or five a minute. During Wednesday, a total of 5,000 tremors were recorded.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 06 October 2011 10:35 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Krakatau volcano threatens to erupt again Tourists and fishermen are advised to keep at least two kilometers distance from the summit of an Indonesian volcano. This advice was issued yesterday after the authorities heightened the alert status of the volcano.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 05 October 2011 03:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia's Mount Lokon erupts four times Indonesia's Mount Lokon erupted four times on Tuesday after increasing its volcanic activity during the past week, officials said.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 07 September 2011 00:36 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Lokon erupted again this morning The Mount Lokon volcano in North Sulawesi province has erupted again this morning at 07:58 local time (00:58 GMT). The volcano now emitted an amount of ash into the sky with heights up to 200 meters. This eruption is seen as a small one.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 05 September 2011 06:13 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Higher alert-status for Anak Ranakah volcano on Flores The Meteorological, Climatological and Geophysics Agency BMKG has announced that it has raised the alert status for the Anak Ranakah volcano in the district of Manggarai on the island of Flores in southeastern Indonesia. The status is now two out of scale of four. The 2,247 meter high volcano almost continuously emits a small plume of white smoke, but now the activity inside the volcano has also increased.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 28 August 2011 10:30 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia's Mount Lokon erupts three more times Indonesia\'s Mount Lokon, which is located on the northern tip of the island of Sulawesi, erupted three more times on Wednesday, local authorities said.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 25 August 2011 04:15 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia's Mount Lokon erupts again Indonesia's Mount Lokon, which is located on the northern tip of the island of Sulawesi, erupted again on Wednesday, local authorities said.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 17 August 2011 19:50 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Tremors in Mount Papandayan volcano on the increase The number of tremors measured by sensitive instruments around the Moun Papandayan volcano in the district of Garut in West Java province is showing an increase. The alert status of the volcano was raised to a level three out of four after six tremors were recorded in only several hours time yesterday.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 14 August 2011 04:44 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


7 people survive over 3 weeks in sea after boat capsizes Over 3 weeks after their boat capsized in the south coast of West Java, Indonesia, seven people were able to survive until a passing ship spotted and rescued them, local media reported Tuesday, adding that five others remained missing.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 29 June 2011 02:13 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Dieng volcano status raised to 'dangerous' The Mount Dieng volcano, in the neighborhood of Wonosobo in Central Java province, is showing signs of increasing activity. The Meteorological, Climatological and Geophysics Agency BMKG has therefore raised the alert status of the volcano again, from 'careful' to 'dangerous'.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 30 May 2011 10:09 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


One more strong earthquake off Sumatra A strong earthquake struck off Southwestern Sumatra in Indonesia on early Monday morning, seismologists said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties and no tsunami alert was issued.

Posted in Earthquake @ 30 May 2011 00:06 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Dieng volcano active The Mount Dieng volcano, in the neighborhood of Wonosobo in Central Java province, has become more active. The Meteorological, Climatological and Geophysics Agency BMKG has therefore raised the alert status of the volcano from 'normal' to 'careful'.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 25 May 2011 09:40 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Fish kill in Lake Ranau Since early last month, fish kill is taking place in the Ranau Lake, located inside an old volcano in Lampung province in southern Sumatra. The area under the current lake is still geologically and volcanologically active, which causes the lake to change colors sometimes because of chemical processes.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 23 May 2011 02:32 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Strong earthquake strikes off Java, no damage reported A strong earthquake struck off the Indonesian island of Java on early Tuesday afternoon, seismologists said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

Posted in Earthquake @ 26 April 2011 12:10 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Merapi volcano starts rumbling again The activity of the Mount Merapi volcano in Central Java is increasing once again. According to the Volcanologic Agency BPPPTK, the renewed activity is caused by the formation of a new lava dome in the crater of the volcano. The alert status of the Mount Merapi volcano has not yet been changed and still stands at level three.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 11 April 2011 02:21 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Volcanic activity Mount Bromo volcano still high The activity of the Mount Bromo volcano in East Java province is still high. The 2.329 meter high volcano is almost constantly in eruption and exhausts dark clouds of ash. The height of the ash clouds however is slightly lower compared to several weeks ago. The volcano also produces volcanic tremors.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 24 March 2011 02:41 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Krakatau volcano sends ash clouds in the sky The height of the ash clouds that are exhausted by the Mount Krakatau volcano in the Sunda Strait now reach heights up to 1200 meters. This is not very unusual for the volcano, but does show that the volcano is still very active. The ash cloud is currently blown into southern direction, towards the Indian Ocean.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 30 January 2011 09:34 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Krakatau volcano still produces sound of explosions The Mount Krakatau volcano in the Sunda Strait between the islands of Sumatra and Java still causes regular explosions with a heavy thundering sound. These explosions can be heard as far away as the nearest mainland at Anyer, almost 50 kilometers away, where windows are trembling. The head of the observation post for the volcano confirmed the regular bangs.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 13 January 2011 09:58 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Alert status Mount Merapi volcano lowered to level 2 The Agency for Research of Volcanolgy in the province of Yogyakarta has lowered the status of the Mount Merapi volcano. It now stands at level two. This change was made after the activity of the volcano decreased further in comparison to several weeks ago, when the alert status of the volcano was also lowered.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 31 December 2010 03:55 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Krakatau volcano emits molten rock The Mount Krakatau volcano has showed increased activity once again last Saturday. Glowing hot molten rock was emitted by the volcano and reached up to 75 meters above the crater. The activity has been increasing for some time now, according to information from the observation post for the volcano in the town of Serang in the far west of the island Java.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 26 December 2010 13:54 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Krakatau ash clouds reach up to two kilometers The height of the ash clouds that are currently being emitted by the Mount Krakatau volcano is still increasing and reaches almost up to two kilometers now. The volcano, located in the Sunda Strait between the islands of Java and Sumatra, also shows an increase in the amount of tremors inside the belly of the volcano.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 24 December 2010 03:31 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Ash from Mount Bromo volcano towards Lumajang Ash clouds exhausted by the most recent small eruptions of the Mount Bromo volcano still find their way into the direction of the district of Lumajang, East Java province. "The direction of the wind is still northwestern, which brings the ash clouds in that direction," said Mulyono, head of the observation post for the Bromo volcano.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 19 December 2010 10:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Krakatau activity still on fairly safe level The volcanic activity of the Mount Krakatau volcano in the Sunda Strait between Sumatra and Java still is on a relatively safe level for those who live closest to the volcano. This has been told by the head of the observation post for the volcano in the village of Hargopancuran in Lampung province in Sumatra.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 06 December 2010 10:14 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Krakatau watchers stymied by fog, ash Fog and ash are making it hard for volcanologists to monitor Mount Anak Krakatauís tremors and eruptions. Observation of the volcano has been stymied by fog that obscures direct visual inspection and a solar-powered seismometer has been fouled by volcanic ash, Andi Suardi, head of the observation post at Hargopancuran village, South Lampung, said.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 29 November 2010 01:23 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Krakatau shakes and moans The Mount Krakatau volcano in the Sunda Strait between the islands Java and Sumatra is producing heavy sounds and tremors inside it's belly. The sounds and tremors are also getting increasingly more regular, according to the head of the observation post for the volcano in Cinangka, Serang district, in the province of Banten.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 27 November 2010 01:35 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia's Mount Bromo makes small eruption Indonesia's Mount Bromo, located in the East Java province, on Friday erupted and spewed hot ash, although authorities say it poses no threat at the moment.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 26 November 2010 18:04 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


More tremors measured in Mount Bromo volcano De Mount Bromo volcano in East Java province has shown increased activity again. In the last 24 hours, the volcano produced a total of 69 tremors. Between midnight and 06:00 local time this morning, 26 tremors were recorded. The amplitude of the tremors is still limited to five millimeters however.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 26 November 2010 04:32 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Merapi activity decreasing even further The Bureau of Volcano Research in the city of Yogyakarta has said that the alert status of the Mount Merapi volcano has not been lowered yet. The volcano has dramatically decreased in activity, especially compared to earlier this month, but this is not enough to lower the status just yet. The volcano is still on the highest alert status, level four.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 25 November 2010 04:08 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Loud bangs from Krakatau shake windows The sound of a roaring Krakatau volcano, in the Sunda Strait between the islands of Java and Sumatra, caused windows to shake in houses in the mainland. Residents of Anyer, in the far west of Banten province, heard the roaring sound of the powerful volcano twice in a few minutes time.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 22 November 2010 01:48 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Alert status Mount Sinabung lowered to 'awake' A spokesperson of the Volcanologic and Geologic Disaster Office, PVMBG, has said that the status of the Mount Sinabung volcano in Tanah Karo, North Sumatra has been lowered to 'awake'. The status of the volcano earlier was 'alert', while the activity is still monitored closely.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 15 November 2010 00:46 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Anyer residents hear loud explosions caused by Mount Krakatau Hundreds of residents of Anyer, Banten province in the far west of the island of Java, have heard three loud explosions shortly after midnight last night. The explosions were caused by the Anak Krakatau volcano in the Sunda Strait between the islands Sumatra and Java. The first explosion that could be heard on the mainland, some 50 kilometers away from the volcano, took place at 01:25 local time.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 14 November 2010 09:48 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


More hot ash clouds as Mount Merapi seems to cool down The Mount Merapi volcano is currently showing signs of cooling down somewhat, especially compared to the deadly eruption it caused one week ago. During that eruption, huge amounts of ash were exhausted and almost 200 people died. The volcano is still very active however, and is also still exhausting hot ash clouds.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 12 November 2010 11:25 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Increased volcanic activity seen at Mount Anak Krakatau With Indonesia facing twin disasters from Mount Merapi's eruptions and the Mentawai islands tsunami, Mount Anak Krakatau's activity is increasing and sea temperatures nearby are rising due to its activity, officials said on Tuesday.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 03 November 2010 01:50 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Merapi exhausted eight pyroclastic clouds today During the day today, Mount Merapi has exhausted a number of eight separate pyroclastic clouds. However this number is high, they did not cause panic because they didn't reach far down the slopes of the mountain, according to observations made at the observation post in Deles in the district of Klaten, Central Java province.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 02 November 2010 09:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Merapi volcano shows signs of activity The status of the Mount Merapi volcano in Central has officially been put at 'active' yesterday. This decision was made after a considerable increase of the number of tremors in and around the volcano. Several of the tremors could also be felt by residents nearby, but at the moment there is no sign that the volcano will erupt any time soon.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 24 September 2010 08:44 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Video of ash plume over Sinabung volcano The Mount Sinabung volcano, that was quiet for 4 centuries shot a new, powerful burst of hot ash more than three kilometres into the air, sending frightened residents fleeing to safety for the 2nd time this week. The tremor from the eruption - the strongest so far - could be felt 8 km away. The eruption on Sunday and Monday - which caught many scientists off guard - forced 30-thousand people living along its fertile slopes in North Sumatra province to evacuate to cramped emergency shelters in nearby towns.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 04 September 2010 10:29 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Villagers flee as Mount Sinabung volcano erupts again The Sinabung volcano, which lay dormant for 400 years erupted again on Friday, shooting a mushroomed-shape plume of smoke 3 km into the air and prompting the second evacuation of terrified residents. This eruption, the third this week, was three times stronger than the initial one recorded last Sunday. A second eruption followed on Monday.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 03 September 2010 08:18 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Strong earthquake hits northern Sumatra An earthquake with a potential of triggering tsunami jolted Aceh around 1 p.m. on Sunday, stirring panic among residents. The quake, measuring 7.2 on Richter scale, shook the western coast of Aceh, with epicenter of the temblor located at 66 kilometers southwest of Meulaboh at a depth of 30 kilometers beneath the see floor, according to the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency.

Posted in Earthquake @ 09 May 2010 17:23 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Egon volcano shows signs of activity The Mount Egon volcano in the district of Sikka on the island of Flores in eastern Indonesia has shown renewed activity. Since March 30, there is an increase in the number and strength of small tremors in the volcano compared to the period starting from January 2010.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 09 April 2010 03:20 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Power outage after 5.2 magnitude quake North Sumatra A mild earthquake jolted the western coast of North Sumatra on Sunday evening, causing a blackout across the regency of Tarutung. Local manager of the state electricity company PLN, M Simbolon, said the quake was responsible for the power failure, but he was not certain as to how the tremor could trigger a blackout..

Posted in Earthquake @ 01 March 2010 00:53 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Moderate 5.4 magnitude quake shakes West Java A moderate but shallow earthquake has shaken parts of West Java earlier this morning. The 5.4 magnitude earthquake had place at around 07:25 local time in the morning at a depth of just 14 kilometers. The quake caused panic among residents, some fleeing from their homes in fear of a much larger earthquake.

Posted in Earthquake @ 10 January 2010 04:24 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Status of Mount Batur volcano raised to 'careful' The Mount Batur volcano, located on the island of Bali shows signs of renewed activity. The first recorded eruption of the volcano was in 1804. Since then it erupted at least 28 times with intervals of between one and 39 years. Normally the 1,717 meter high volcano erupts in a strombolian eruption where lava just flows out of it's crater. The last eruption as on July 7, 2000.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 11 November 2009 00:27 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Increased activity for Mount Kaba volcano in Bengkulu In recent weeks, the Kaba volcano in the province of Bengkulu, West Sumatra, has showed an increase in activity. At a number of places there are signs of increased volcanic activity visible. A number of new cone-shaped piles of volcanic material has formed and the volcano is also exhausting small plumes of white smoke.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 21 October 2009 12:56 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Blackout in Padang after quake State electricity company PLN cut power supplies to Padang following a 7.6-magnitude earthquake that rocked the neighboring town of Pariaman, located 78 kilometers southwest of the West Sumatra capital city.

Posted in Earthquake @ 30 September 2009 17:38 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Dieng volcano complex 'burps' Based on information released by the Center of Volcanology and Disaster Management, the Dieng volcano complex in the regency of Wonosobo is showing slightly increased activity. The last time there was a large eruption in the complex was on February 20, 1979. Then, 149 people died because they came in contact with poisonous gases. Smaller eruptions however are more common.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 28 September 2009 02:49 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Large cracks in crater-edge Mount Galunggung The edge of the crater of the Mount Galunggung volcano in the district of Tasikmalaya in West Java province has cracked over a length of 300 meters. The crack is just about a centimeter wide however, but it is assumed that the large earthquake of September 2, 2009 is the cause. The activity of the volcano however is not increasing. The crack is only dangerous because it can cause a landslide.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 05 September 2009 03:18 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


15 dead in quake; reports from huge damage area The 7.3 magnitude earthquake that shook big parts of western Indonesia has caused widespread damage in big parts of western Java. At least 15 people were killed in the quake in various locations hit by the earthquake. Priyadi Kardono, the head of the National Disaster Management Agency, said 15 people were dead in several locations. Earlier, Priyadi said six died in Cianjur alone because of a landslide that was triggered by the massive earthquake.

Posted in Earthquake @ 02 September 2009 14:30 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


6.9 earthquake strikes in the Banda Sea A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.9 has hit the waters of the Banda Sea earlier today. The quake had place ar 09:51 local time (GMT+7) at a depth of 670 kilometers below the seabed. Because of it's depth, it did not create a tsunami. The center of the earthquake was 234 kilometers southeast of Bau-Bau and the tremor was felt as far away as Waingapu on the island of Sumba. The quake was also felt as a light earthquake in the cities of Kupang and Ende.

Posted in Earthquake @ 28 August 2009 05:45 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Talang volcano shakes to life Activity of the Mount Talang volcano is increasing. The head of the observation post for the volcano, Dalipa Marjusi, strongly advised that people living on it's slopes should keep at least three kilometers distance from the summit. The volcano has become unstable by tremors in the area. Outside that there has also been a release of toxic gases at the main crater. There are also cracks appearing on the slopes near the summit.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 19 August 2009 15:29 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Hundreds evacuated as Mount Karangetang erupts Hundreds of villagers have been evacuated after a volcano erupted in eastern part of Indonesia, officials said here Tuesday. Mount Karangetang on Siau Island, of North Sulawesi province has been on top alert status since Sunday, as the volcano has formed a crater on its side and spewed black ash carrying hot materials up to two kilometers, head of Indonesian Volcanology Agency Surono said.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 05 June 2009 03:05 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Rinjani on Lombok island volcano erupts Mount Barujari, the most recent volcanic cone of the Mount Rinjani volcano on the island of Lombok in the Lesser Sunda Islands is once again erupting. The volcano erupted for the first time last Wednesday. The eruption of the almost 4.000 meter high volcano does not cause tremors. Local residents are not worried about the current eruption of the volcano.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 03 May 2009 09:54 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Slamet volcano continues to erupt The head of the Center of Volcanology and Disaster Management, Surono, has said that the activity of the Mount Slamet volcano is still increasing. Observations at the observation post for the volcano in the village of Gambuhan show that since April 26, 2009 the number of lava eruptions and tremors is still increasing.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 28 April 2009 15:30 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Activity of Mount Slamet still increases The volcanic activity of the Mount Slamet volcano keeps on increasing. Where there were first some hundred tremors a day which lasted between 20 and 95 seconds, now the volcano also emits molten rock up to heights of 900 meters from the peak of the volcano. The volcano has now released lava some 80 times. The eruptions that occurred today were much bigger than those recorded yesterday.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 26 April 2009 04:18 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Slamet volcano erupts with hot molten rock Mount Slamet in West Java province has started to exhaust hot molten rock with flames. The volcano started to show this activity just after sunset yesterday evening. The rocks reached an height of up to 600 meters. The head of the observation post for Mount Slamet, Sukedi, sold that the volcano first ejected blackish clouds before the hot molten rock was exhausted.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 24 April 2009 02:42 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Slamet volcano also sees it's status raised The alert-status of the Mount Slamet volcano has been raised from 'normal' to 'aware' because of a drastic increase of the water temperature inside the crater. The change came into effect yesterday afternoon. Based on information from the observation post for the volcano in the village of Gambuhan, the volcano produces 203 tremors yesterday. Normally this is somewhere between 40 and 90.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 22 April 2009 05:18 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Kerinci volcano also starts to rumble The activity of the Mount Kerinci volcano is increasing as well. This news follows after Mount Anak Krakatau is also more active than usual yesterday. Since yesterday, the volcano is rumbling without interruption. For now the rumbling takes place inside the volcano. "Since yesterday the activity of the Kerinci volcano is increasing. There are continuous explosions," according to the head of the observation post for Mount Kerinci, Heri Prasetyo.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 21 April 2009 05:18 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Krakatau volcano goes on higher alert because of eruptions The Anak Krakatau volcano in the Sunda Strait is once again exhausting hot rocks. The current condition of the volcano forced the Volcanologic and Geological Mitigation Center to raise the alert status of the volcano from 'aware' to 'careful' earlier today. According to seismographic readings there were 126 small eruptions, 149 exhausts of hot steam and over a hundred tremors over the course of a week.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 20 April 2009 11:44 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Gamalama volcano on alert after smoke from crater The Gamalama volcano on the island of Ternate in the province of North Maluku has been put on a higher alert and has now become an 'Aware'. This has been done after the volcano started to exhaust clouds of smoke with heights up to 400 meters into the air. Since last Tuesday the volcano continuously emits thick white smoke. The last eruption of the volcano was in 2003.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 23 January 2009 03:26 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Kelud volcano will take years to cool down The observation team for the Mount Kelud volcano (sometimes written Kelut) near the city of Kediri in central Java has decided not to lower it's alert status in the next two years. The head of the observation post, Khoirul Huda, explained that at this time there are still signs of the seemingly imminent eruption from half a year ago. This causes the character of the volcano to be instable. "We hope that in the next two years the volcano will reach a stable phase again," said Khoirul.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 16 June 2008 04:46 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Soputan volcano erupts flow of lava The Mount Soputan volcano in the district South Minahasa, in northern Sumatra, which has been erupting since yesterday morning, has started to erupt a flow of lava earlier this morning. Despite this eruption, the Volcanologic and Geophysics Institute in Bandung has not raised the status of the volcano yet. "We know the volcano is more active, but we already warned for this event yesterday," said the head of the institute, Surono.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 07 June 2008 06:09 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Soputan volcano in Minahasa erupts The Mount Soputan volcano in Southern Minahasa has started to erupt around 09:00 local time this morning. Based on information from head of the observation post Sendi Manengke, there were exhausts of dust around that time, as well as a tremor with an amplitude of 45 mm. "Soputan exhausted dust. A number of villages near the volcano are covered with it; Maliku, Kota Menara and Ritey," told Sendi earlier today.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 06 June 2008 09:47 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Activity of Mount Semeru volcano still high The activity of the Mount Semeru volcano near Lumajang in eastern Java is still relatively high. Based on seismic information from the Gunung Sawur observation post in the village of Sumber Wulu, in subdistrict Candipuro, there were 90 volcanic tremors, seven magmatic tremors and 30 tectonic tremors in the last 24 hours.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 25 May 2008 16:50 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Semeru on alert after activity fluctuates The activity of the Mount Semeru volcano in eastern Java is fluctuating, but it's status is kept at the second highest level since it was raised from 'average' just yesterday. A number of hot ash clouds has come down from the slopes already, some reached up to 1.500 meters from the crater.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 23 May 2008 10:30 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Panic after 6.1 magnitude quake shakes northern Sumatra An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 on the Richter Scale hit the area of Padang Sidempuan, northern Sumatra last evening. It was felt as far away as the district of North Tapanuli. The earthquake caused damage to houses in that district as well. Walls cracked and foundations of several houses have sustained damage as well. There were no people killed in the earthquake, but it did cause considerable panic among residents.

Posted in Earthquake @ 20 May 2008 08:42 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Krakatau and Ibu volcanoes on high alert Indonesian authorities on Tuesday raised the alert status for the offspring of the Krakatoa volcano in the Strait of Sunda, and Mount Ibu in eastern province of North Maluku, after both showed increased activity.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 22 April 2008 13:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Alert status for Papandayan volcano raised Authorities in Indonesia have raised the alert level for a volcano near the country's third largest city following increased volcanic activity, a volcanology center official said on Thursday. More than 100 volcanic tremors were recorded from Mount Papandayan in West Java on Wednesday, although there were no visible signs it would erupt soon, said Estu Kriswati from the volcanology center in the nearby city of Bandung.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 17 April 2008 17:05 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Landslide in outskirts of Jayapura kills eleven At least 11 people died in a landslide in the area of Dok 2 in the city of Jayapura in Papua. The landslide occurred after heavy rains lashed the area for quite some time. Heavy rain started to fall last night and didn't stop until this morning. Members from the local police, the army and local residents are searching for victims that are still missing under the rubble.

Posted in Weather @ 15 January 2008 11:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Earthquake strikes south of Bali A strong earthquake on Friday hit south of the resort island of Bali, where thousands of people were gathering for a U.N. climate change conference. It did not trigger a tsunami warning and there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The underwater tremor had a preliminary magnitude of 5.9 and was centered some 250 kilometer south of the island according to Indonesia's Meteorological and Geophysics Agency said.

Posted in Earthquake @ 07 December 2007 12:37 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Anak Krakatau continues to be active Dark clouds hang over the Mount Anak Krakatau volcano in the Sunda Strait yesterday after a densely clouded sky blocked the sight of the ongoing eruption of molten rock, toxic gas and lava. Meanwhile, volcanic tremors continued. The weather in the area however was so bad that the hot clouds originating from the volcano were dampened quickly upon their release.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 10 November 2007 08:41 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Lava island in Mount Kelud's crater growing The Mount Kelud volcano in eastern Java is still active. As is reported by reporters at the scene, the lava island inside the crater lake of the volcano is still growing. This is measured by the number of tremors originating from the crater. Clouds of white steam and smoke are still exhausted by the central part of the crater and reach altitudes of around 1,000 meters. The observation post for the Kelud volcano reported that there were 25 tremors inside the crater which caused the exhaust of white clouds of steam.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 07 November 2007 04:44 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions
    
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