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This will likely be my last new post for the next week or so. I’ll be off to my home town for a wedding and a reunion. If you’re jonesing for up to date volcano info, be sure to visit the Volcanism Blog or the European Volcanological Society news page. Feel free to post any…

We’ve already talked about how many active volcanoes reside in Indonesia, but this week’s USGS/SI update just drives that point home. Listed in the update are no less than 5 volcanoes were activity is being seen or is on the increase (Karangetang, Slamet, Dukono, Batu Tara and Makian). This doesn’t mean mention the activity at…

Your weekly dose of volcanic activity from the USGS/SI. (a little late thanks to an exciting day of column chemistry). Some highlights include: A 3.7 km / 12,000 foot ash plume from Karangetang in Indonesia (great name, eh?) Lava flows, ash plumes and local ash falls from Slamet in Indonesia. White and grey ash plumes…

Mt. Barujari erupting in 1994. Image courtesy of Vulkaner.no. Sometimes it is hard to appreciate how many volcanoes lie within Indonesia. However, within the last few weeks, no less than four Indonesian volcanoes have been put on alert to eruption or shown increased signs of activity – Slamet, Kirinci, Anak Krakatau and now Mt. Rinjani…

Mt. Slamet, Indonesia, with agricultural fields in the foreground. I’ll be brief, mostly because I’m still lost in a haze of jetlag and allergies, but … Mt. Slamet on the island of Java in Indonesia is showing signs of a “major eruption”. Preparations have begun by the Indonesian government to evacuate people in the event…