Dated March 27, 2016, it was recorded two distant tectonic earthquakes (TJ) with a maximum range of 6 to 15 mm and a length of 22 seconds, two (2) earthquakes swarms (HB) with a maximum amplitude of 15 to 31 mm and a length of from 17 to 22 seconds, 15 avalanche earthquakes with a maximum amplitude of 4 to 33 mm.
Dated March 28, 2016 and until 18:00, it was recorded 1 local tectonic earthquakes (TL) with a maximum amplitude of 10 mm and a length of 9 seconds, 9 seconds of tremor, 6 avalanche earthquakes with an amplitude of more than 4 to 12 mm and a length of 10 to 32 seconds.
Based on visual observations of Soputan volcano, this one is usually visible and appears hazy. The main crater was observed emitting white smoke, thin to moderate, rising approximately 20-100 meters moving eastward. The temperature was 20 to 40 ° C
Seismic data from March 21 to March 28, 2016 have been dominated by the earthquake avalanche and earthquake swarms. The tremor volcanic earthquake (VA) were recorded the first time on March 21, 2016. The local and distant tectonic earthquakes were often recorded repeatedly. The earthquake of still high avalanche indicate the supply of magma from the interior to the surface. Every day the data of earthquake and RSAM data showed no decrease in seismic activity from March 21 until March 28, 2016.
Based on visual and seismicity observations , and the potential threat of eruption of the Soputan, dated of March 28, 2016 18:00 the level of activity of Soputan is to LEVEL III (SIAGA).
Intensive monitoring is ongoing to assess the activity of Soputan well as to provide information on the danger of the eruption of Mount Soputan continuously so that people who live around Soputan understand.
If changes, decrease / increase , significant , of volcanic activities of Soputan, activity levels can be lowered / raised in accordance with the level of activity and threats.
March 30, 2016.Soputan, Indonesia :
Source : VSI.
Photo : AFP , Photovolcanica.