Based on visual observations of Soputan, it has generally been difficult to observe because of the fog. Crater was a thin white smoke with a height of 20-200 m. On February 6, 2016 at 13:00 eruption emitted a column of a height of about 3000 m, the eruption ejected lava flows, hot clouds, and had glowing body burst and ash, this event lasted until February 7, 2016. Then, this thin white smoke from the crater at the summit was observed, high of 20 to 200 m.
Seismicity of Soputan, in the period from February 6 to 15, 2016 at 18:00 is dominated by avalanches and bursts of earthquakes. Volcanic earthquake (VA) were recorded in a number between 1 to 3 episodes per day. It was recorded many earthquakes of emissions and avalanches. Low frequency tremor and volcanic earthquakes shallow (VB) were recorded. The earthquake of avalanches still high and have shown that intake of magma to the surface is still relevant and the registration of fluctuating SSAM data.
Following the results of the analysis of visual evaluation and instrumental data, on February 15, 2016 at 18:00, the level of volcanic activity of Soputan is still at level III (Siaga).
Intensive surveillance is conducted to evaluate the activity of Soputan, as well as providing information on the danger of the eruption of Mount Soputan, communicated periodically to the local administration, the BNPB, and other related organizations. The information will be coordinated with the communities around Mount Soputan so people can understand the activity and potential risks that may be caused by the eruptions.
In case of changes decrease / increase in significant volcanic activity of Soputan, the activity level can be lowered / raised and adjusted to the level of activity and threats.
February 15, 2016. Soputan, Indonesie :
Source : VSI.
Photo : Photovolcanica