Report on Talang (Indonesia) — 6 September-12 September 2006

Smithsonian / US Geological Survey Weekly Volcanic Activity Report, 6 September-12 September 2006
Managing Editor: Sally Kuhn Sennert

Please cite this report as:

Global Volcanism Program, 2006. Report on Talang (Indonesia). In: Sennert, S K (ed.), Weekly Volcanic Activity Report, 6 September-12 September 2006. Smithsonian Institution and US Geological Survey.

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0.979°S, 100.681°E; summit elev. 2575 m

All times are local (unless otherwise noted)

CVGHM raised the Alert Level at Talang to 3 (on a scale of 1-4) on 9 September due to an increase in tremor. On 10 September, a brownish plume rose 250 m above the summit (~10,000 ft a.s.l.).

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.

Sources: Pusat Vulkanologi dan Mitigasi Bencana Geologi (PVMBG, also known as CVGHM), Washington Post