Increased activity at 25 volcanoes in Indonesia


Twenty-five volcanoes in Indonesia have been put in alert or watch status. Mount Marapi and Mount Talang in West Sumatra are still under alert status.  Mount Marapi is located in Agam and Tanahdatar districts and rises 2891 meters above sea level and Mount Talang (2597) in Solok district was located around 40 kilometers from the provincial capital Padang. Mount Papandayan in West Java, Mount Karangetan and Lokon in North Sulawesi, Mount Ijen in East Java, Mount Gamalama in North Maluku, Mount Krakatau in Banten and Lampung and Mount Lewoloto in East Nusa Tenggara are closely observed too. According to experts earthquakes <M5 could trigger magma in the volcanoes to rise and so people must not only be alert over big but also small tremors. The small magnitude quake is now being studied by researchers with regard to minimizing the damage in case an eruption happens in the country as there are a lot of volcanoes in Indonesia. (Antara)

National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) reported that there is 7 volcanoes on stanby status and 17 on alert status.




7 Gunung Berstatus Siaga
17 Gunung Berstatus Waspada
Nama Gunung
Terhitung Tanggal
led_orange_blink Ile Lewotolo 2 Januari 2012
led_orange_blink Ijen 18 Desember 2011
led_orange_blink Gamalama 4 Desember 2011
led_orange_blink Papandayan 13 Agustus 2011
led_orange_blink Karangetang 8 Agustus 2011
led_orange_blink Lokon 24 Juli 2011
led_orange_blink Krakatau 30 September 2011
led_orange_blink Sundoro 05 Desember 2011



Keterangan :

 led_orange_blink Waspada

 led_orange_blink Siaga

 led_red_blink Awas

As the year 2012 started, the volcanic activity around globe increased. There were new activities reported at Etna (Italy), Galeras and Fuego (Colombia), Láscar (Chile), Reventador,  Sangay and Tungurahua (Ecuador), Nyamuragira (DR Congo) and at Zubair Archipelago (Yemen). Ongoing activities continued at El Hierro (Canary Islands), Karymsky, Kizimen and Shiveluch (Kamchatka, Russia), Kilauea (Hawaii), Popocatépetl (México), Puyehue-Cordón Caulle (Chile), Sakura-jima(Japan) and Santa María (Guatemala).

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One Comment

  1. Perhaps the prophecies about 2012 are being realized as the earth begins to express its displeasure with what’s going on. Just a passing thought in these early weeks of a possibly auspicious year.

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