Report on Talang (Indonesia) — June 2002
Bulletin of the Global Volcanism Network, vol. 27, no. 6 (June 2002)
Managing Editor: Richard Wunderman.
Talang (Indonesia) Small explosion earthquakes dominate through June 2002
Please cite this report as:
Global Volcanism Program, 2002. Report on Talang (Indonesia). In: Wunderman, R (ed.), Bulletin of the Global Volcanism Network, 27:6. Smithsonian Institution. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.GVP.BGVN200206-261160.
0.979°S, 100.681°E; summit elev. 2575 m
All times are local (unless otherwise noted)
During 11 March-16 June 2002 at Talang, seismicity was dominated by small explosion earthquakes (table 4). A thin white plume reached 50-100 m above the summit and sometimes drifted E. Hotspring temperatures were 42-64°C. As of 13 May, the Volcanological Survey of Indonesia (VSI) reported that no seismic data were available because of a broken seismograph. During April and early May seismicity had been decreasing. Talang remained at Alert Level 2 (on a scale of 1-4) throughout the report period.
|Date||Deep volcanic (A-type)||Shallow volcanic (B-type)||Small explosion||Tectonic|
|11 Mar-17 Mar 2002||1||17||61||14|
|18 Mar-24 Mar 2002||2||--||120||9|
|25 Mar-31 Mar 2002||2||--||120||13|
|01 Apr-07 Apr 2002||2||--||63||5|
|08 Apr-14 Apr 2002||1||--||23||12|
|15 Apr-21 Apr 2002||3||--||--||6|
|22 Apr-28 Apr 2002||6||--||--||7|
|29 Apr-05 May 2002||4||--||--||14|
|06 May-12 May 2002||3||--||--||3|
Geologic Background. Talang, which forms a twin volcano with the extinct Pasar Arbaa volcano, lies ESE of the major city of Padang and rises NW of Dibawah Lake. Talang has two crater lakes on its flanks; the largest of these is 1 x 2 km wide Danau Talang. The summit exhibits fumarolic activity, but which lacks a crater. Historical eruptions have mostly involved small-to-moderate explosive activity first documented in the 19th century that originated from a series of small craters in a valley on the upper NE flank.
Information Contacts: Volcanological Survey of Indonesia (VSI), Jalan Diponegoro No. 57, Bandung 40122, Indonesia (URL: http://www.vsi.esdm.go.id/).