Rinjani, Lombok Island , Indonésia: lava flow had traveled 1 km E of the crater.

Rinjani, Lombok Island , Indonésia: lava flow had traveled 1 km E of the crater.

PVMBG reported that after an eruption occurred at Rinjani on 25 October tremor amplitude increased, and was continuous from 1109 on 2 November through 0600 on 5 November. During 25-31 October dense white emissions rose 900 m above Barujari Crater. During 1-5 November dense gray-to-brown ash plumes rose as high as 1.6 km above the crater. The webcam showed incandescent material being ejected from the crater on 4 November. The Alert Level remained at 2 (on a scale of 1-4).

Visitors and residents were warned not to approach the crater within a 3-km radius. Based on a 9-November PVMBG notice, BNPB reported that a lava flow had traveled 1 km E of the crater, towards the Koko Putih River. Incandescent material was ejected 750 m above the crater and ash plumes rose 2.5 km. Based on satellite observations and pilot observations, the Darwin VAAC reported that during 4-10 November ash plumes rose to altitudes of 4.3-6.1 km (14,000-20,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted as far as 740 km NW, W, SW, and S.

According to news articles, Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali reopened on 9 November but some international flights had remained canceled; the airport had closed the evening before. The closure of Lombok International Airport had been extended until 10 November.

November 12, 2015. Rinjani, Lombok Island , Indonésia:

8.42°S, 116.47°E
Elevation 3726 m

Sources: Pusat Vulkanologi dan Mitigasi Bencana Geologi (PVMBG, aussi connu comme CVGHM), Darwin Centre consultatif sur les cendres volcaniques (VAAC), le Jakarta Post, le Jakarta Post, GVP.

Photos : PVMBG , 2121studio.com.

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