Based on visual observations, the Soputan volcano was usually clearly visible. The main crater was observed with smoke emissions, white, thin, moderate, rising by about 20 to 100 meters, bowing to the east. Wind calm to moderate towards the northwest. Temperatures of 20.5 ° to 36 ° C.
The seismic data from April 4 to on April 11, 2016 have been dominated by the earthquake of avalanche and swarms. Tremor volcanic earthquake (VA) and shallow volcanic (VB) were recorded on 6, 9 and 10 April 2016 with not excessive number (maximum 1 per day). The distant tectonic earthquakes have been recorded many times. The intensity of the earthquake of avalanches compared to the previous week began to decline, it shows that the supply of magma from the interior to the surface began to decrease. Every day the tremor data and RSAM showed no decrease in seismic activity from April 4 to April 11 2016.
Based on visual observations and seismicity, and the potential threat of eruption of the Soputan, dated on April 11, 2016 at 18:00, the activity level of the Soputan is at LEVEL III (SIAGA). Intensive monitoring is ongoing to assess the activity of G. Soputan well as to provide information on the danger of the eruption of Mount Soputan. If changes significant in decrease / increased of the volcanic activity of Soputan, activity levels can be lowered / raised in accordance with the level of activity and threats.
April 13 , 2016. Soputan , Indonésia :
Source : VSI.
Photo : Photovolcanica