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Impressive eruption at Soputan?

  UPDATE 10.9.08: This photo is not from the current eruption (see the comments below), so disregard any comments I might have about the current state of activity. Contrary to some of the earlier reports, the eruption at Soputan in Indonesia might be more impressive than previously though. Pictures of the eruption (above) show a…

Minor eruption at Soputan

There are a few brief reports of a minor eruption at Soputan in Indonesia. The reports from the Associated Press mention a small eruption column that reached ~1,000 meters and was accompanied by ash fall and explosions. From the sound of it, the eruption(s) are minor Strombolian types, common at arc stratovolcanoes like Soputan. Indonesia…

A few reports this morning that Mt. Soputan, on the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia, is currently erupting. The reports indicate that there has been a lot of seismic activity and some ash emitted from the volcano. As with many volcanoes in the densely populated nation of Indonesia, there are people living on the slopes…