14 comments on “TINAKULA

  1. That must have been a very loud bang on the neighbouring islands. Amazing shockwave. My sister sailed up through the Solomons a couple of decades years ago. They come to one village that looked like it had never seen western civilisation.. all reed huts and grass skirts, When they landed the local kids started questioning them about Kissinger’s chance of success negotiating the SALT I treaty. For all their remoteness they were totally up with the play, largely thanks to Australian correspondence school and the BBC world service. An awesome bit of the world.

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  2. Update 17/11: GVP has just listed the Tinakula eruption as lasting from 21 – 26 Oct. 2017, classified as a VEI=3. However, the official reports have stated still ongoing explosions on Nov. 6, so, perhaps there will be amendments later.

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  3. Small phreatic eruption today in G. Agung, Bali. The eruption was initiated by a low-frequency tremor. A medium pressure plume of thick gray color rose about 700 m above peak (https://magma.vsi.esdm.go.id/press/view.php?id=111). LF tremor on the seismogram and ash emissions were observed for several hours afterwards.

    LF tremor on the seismogram and ash emissions were observed for several hours afterwards.

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  4. G. Agung had another blast today, 25/11/2017, 17:30 WIB. Ash column up to 1,500 m (from the crater). Still Lvl. 3 alert. Some flights diverted, but Bali airport still open. Ash emissions are continuing, also some incandescence could be seen at the Bukit Asah webcam a few minutes ago. No panic among people, but many have resumed self-evacuation.
    YT video by I Nyoman Yudana

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  5. 27/11/2017, 06:00 WITA: Alert status for G. Agung has been raised to level 4 (AWAS, RED). Danger zone: radius of 8 km from the crater and a sectoral expansion to the North-Northeast and Southeast-South-Southwest of 10 km from the crater. People within the danger zone are urged to immediately evacuate. Bali Int’l. airport in Denpasar closed from 27/11/2017, 07:00 up to 28/11/2017, 07:00, or according to further evaluation.
    It has been found that the eruption is now of a magmatic nature. Ash is emitted continously to hights of 2,000-3,400 meters from the peak, with ash puffs sometimes accompanied by explosion sounds heard up to 12 km away. At night a strong glow can be seen from the crater. Non continuous harmonic tremor was recorded w/ amplitudes of 1-10 mm (dominant 1-2 mm).

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  6. First lahars coming down from Mt. Agung. Close-up video – what a disgusting stuff, worse than porridge, yuk, igittigitt!

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    • wow, I’m surprised that so much ash has already fallen to generate lahars as this must have been taken yesterday before it ramped up into a steady eruption.

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      • Yes, the output of ash must have been a stupefying amount, imagine – a constant, 2000 m high, strong ash emmission for 24 hours, which brings a lot of water with it alone. Add the rain from the thunderstorms… One person tweeted, that it must be the worst rain he has ever experienced on Bali (not a native, but has been living there for many years).

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