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Report on Ranakah (Indonesia) — May 1988

Scientific Event Alert Network Bulletin, vol. 13, no. 5 (May 1988)
Managing Editor: Lindsay McClelland.

Ranakah (Indonesia) Continued lava dome growth

Please cite this report as:

Global Volcanism Program, 1988. Report on Ranakah (Indonesia). In: McClelland, L. (ed.), Scientific Event Alert Network Bulletin, 13:5. Smithsonian Institution. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.GVP.SEAN198805-264071.

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Ranakah

Indonesia

8.62°S, 120.52°E; summit elev. 2350 m

All times are local (unless otherwise noted)


The dome continued to grow during May, spawning ~ 50 rockfall avalanches/day . . . .

Geologic Background. A new lava dome, named Anak Ranakah (Child of Ranakah) was formed in 1987 in an area without previous historical eruptions at the base of the large older lava dome of Gunung Ranakah. An arcuate group of lava domes extending westward from Gunung Ranakah occurs on the outer flanks of the poorly known Poco Leok caldera on western Flores Island. Pocok Mandosawa lava dome, at 2350 m the highest point on the island of Flores, lies west of Anak Ranakah.

Information Contacts: VSI.