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Activity at Ibu, Indonesia 8 April 2008

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From Activolcans comes a report of eruptive activity at Ibu volcano, Halmahera, Indonesia. From mid-March volcanologists reported visual observations of a small gas plume reaching an altitude of approximately 70 metres above the crater. Towards the end of March the plume became larger, reaching 300 metres in altitude on 31 March. On 4 and 5 April there were explosions at the summit crater, producing ash plumes of several hundred metres in height.

Access to the summit of Ibu is currently forbidden, and the alert status for the volcano is yellow. The Indonesian Directorate of Volcanology has indicated that the level may be raised to red if the current level of activity increases.

Information
Smithsonian Institution Global Volcanism Program – summary information for Ibu (0608-03=)
Direktorat Vulkanologi Indonesia – Directorate of Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation, Indonesia

News
Volcan: Ibu, Indonésie – Activolcans activity report, 7 April 2008

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