Mount Sirung

Mount Sirung is a frequently active volcano located on Pantar Island, Indonesia. It has a 2 km wide caldera with a large sulphurous crater lake. A number of phreatic eruptions have occurred from vents within the caldera.

Location: Pantar Island, Indonesia
Coordinates: -8.515775, 124.133235
Volcano Type: Complex volcano

 

Mount Sirung's location

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Mount Sirungs's Eruptive History

1934 First confirmed eruption (VEI=2). Ash fall in local villages.
1960 Eruption in March (VEI=2)
1964-65 Two small eruptions occurred, both of VEI=1
2012 May. Eruption occurred lasting three hours. Incandescent material ejected and ash column to 3.5km. Four days later, a further eruption occurred with ash rising to 3km. The Alert Level to upgraded to 3 and an exclusion zone set up.
2015 Eruption with Darwin VAAC confirming an ash plume to 1.5km. A further eruption occurred one day later.

 


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For monitoring, please see Indonesia’s Center for Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation.

 


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