Thursday, September 01, 2011

Ranakah Volcano, Indonesia - John Seach

Volcanic unrest has been reported at Ranakah volcano in Indonesia. Between January and 24th August 2011 there was a background level of 1-2 shallow volcanic earthquakes per day at the volcano. On 24th August 2011 there were 10 shallow volcanic earthquakes recorded and 6 on 25th August. There is a risk that volcanic earthquakes could distrupt the lava dome causing pyroclastic flows similar to 1988. On 26th August 2011 the alert status was raised to level 2 (out of a maximum 4). People are advised to avoid the summit area.
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