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) (McClelland, L., ed.). Scientific Event Alert Network Bulletin, 13:5. Smithsonian Institution. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.GVP.SEAN198805-264071
8.637°S, 120.5302°E; summit elev. 2288 m
All times are local (unless otherwise noted)
The dome continued to grow during May, spawning ~ 50 rockfall avalanches/day . . . .
Geological Summary. The Anak Ranakah (Child of Ranakah) lava dome was formed in 1987 in an area without previous recorded eruptions at the base of the large older lava dome of Gunung Ranakah. An arcuate group of lava domes extending about 12 km west from Gunung Ranakah to Poco Mandosawa occurs on the outer N flanks of the poorly known Poco Leok caldera on western Flores Island.
Information Contacts: VSI.