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  • 3.613°S
  • 144.818°E

  • 685 m
    2247 ft

  • 251010
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Most Recent Bulletin Report: March 1981 (SEAN 06:03) Citation IconCite this Report

Discolored water

During aerial inspections 6 and 19 March, a 1-km-long zone of orange sea discoloration was noted at the S shore of Bam Island.

Information Contacts: Acting Senior Volcanologist, RVO.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Weekly Reports available for Bam.

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03/1981 (SEAN 06:03) Discolored water




Information is preliminary and subject to change. All times are local (unless otherwise noted)


March 1981 (SEAN 06:03) Citation IconCite this Report

Discolored water

During aerial inspections 6 and 19 March, a 1-km-long zone of orange sea discoloration was noted at the S shore of Bam Island.

Information Contacts: Acting Senior Volcanologist, RVO.

This compilation of synonyms and subsidiary features may not be comprehensive. Features are organized into four major categories: Cones, Craters, Domes, and Thermal Features. Synonyms of features appear indented below the primary name. In some cases additional feature type, elevation, or location details are provided.

Eruptive History

There is data available for 17 confirmed Holocene eruptive periods.

1960 Apr 28 - 1960 Jul 6 Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 2

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode
1960 Apr 28 - 1960 Jul 6 Evidence from Observations: Reported

List of 4 Events for Episode 1

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion weak or small
   - - - -    - - - - Ash
   - - - -    - - - - Earthquakes (undefined)
1960 Apr 28    - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)

1959 Apr 2 - 1959 Oct 31 Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 2

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode
1959 Apr 2 - 1959 Oct 31 Evidence from Observations: Reported

List of 3 Events for Episode 1

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion weak or small
   - - - -    - - - - Ash
1959 Apr 2    - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)

1958 Sep 5 - 1958 Sep 10 Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 2

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode
1958 Sep 5 - 1958 Sep 10 Evidence from Observations: Reported

List of 3 Events for Episode 1

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion
   - - - -    - - - - Ash
1958 Sep 5    - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)

1958 Mar 11 ± 10 days - 1958 Apr 19 (?) Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 2

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode
1958 Mar 11 ± 10 days - 1958 Apr 19 (?) Evidence from Observations: Reported

List of 3 Events for Episode 1

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion weak or small
   - - - -    - - - - Ash
1958 Mar 11 ± 10 days    - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)

1957 Oct 26 - 1957 Oct 26 Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 1

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode
1957 Oct 26 - 1957 Oct 26 Evidence from Observations: Reported

List of 3 Events for Episode 1

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion
   - - - -    - - - - Incandescence Event was "Glow"
1957 Oct 26    - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)

1954 Aug 3 - 1957 Jan 2 Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 2

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode
1954 Aug 3 - 1957 Jan 2 Evidence from Observations: Reported

List of 8 Events for Episode 1

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion weak or small
   - - - -    - - - - Ash
   - - - -    - - - - Earthquakes (undefined)
   - - - -    - - - - Property Damage
   - - - -    - - - - Evacuations
1954    - - - - Fatalities
1954 Aug 3    - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)
1955 Jun 3    - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)

1947 Mar 13 ± 75 days Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 2

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode
1947 Mar 13 ± 75 days - Unknown Evidence from Observations: Reported

List of 5 Events for Episode 1

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion weak or small
   - - - -    - - - - Ash
   - - - -    - - - - Blocks
   - - - -    - - - - Earthquakes (undefined)
1947 Mar 13 ± 75 days    - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)

[ 1946 Dec 1 ± 30 days ] Discredited Eruption

1944 Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 2

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode
1944 - Unknown Evidence from Observations: Reported

List of 4 Events for Episode 1

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion
   - - - -    - - - - Ash
   - - - -    - - - - Blocks
1944    - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)

[ 1941 - 1942 ] Discredited Eruption

[ 1936 Jul - 1939 Apr ] Uncertain Eruption

1924 Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 2

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode
1924 - Unknown Evidence from Observations: Reported

List of 5 Events for Episode 1

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion moderate
   - - - -    - - - - Ash
   - - - -    - - - - Blocks
   - - - -    - - - - Property Damage
1924    - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)

1918 Sep 18 Confirmed Eruption  

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode
1918 Sep 18 - Unknown Evidence from Observations: Reported

List of 1 Events for Episode 1

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Incandescence Event was "Glow"

1913 Confirmed Eruption  

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode
1913 - Unknown Evidence from Observations: Reported

List of 2 Events for Episode 1

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion Uncertain
   - - - -    - - - - Volcanic "smoke"

1909 Apr 19 - 1909 Sep 13 Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 2

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode
1909 Apr 19 - 1909 Sep 13 Evidence from Observations: Reported

List of 4 Events for Episode 1

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion moderate
   - - - -    - - - - Ash
   - - - -    - - - - Blocks
1909 Apr 19    - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)

1908 Jul 12 Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 2

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode
1908 Jul 12 - Unknown Evidence from Observations: Reported

List of 3 Events for Episode 1

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion
   - - - -    - - - - Ash
1908 Jul 12    - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)

1907 Nov Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 2

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode
1907 Nov - Unknown Evidence from Observations: Reported

List of 3 Events for Episode 1

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion
   - - - -    - - - - Eruption cloud
1907 Nov    - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)

[ 1897 - 1898 ] Uncertain Eruption

[ 1888 ] Uncertain Eruption

[ 1885 May 20 ] Uncertain Eruption

[ 1884 ] Discredited Eruption

[ 1883 Mar ] Uncertain Eruption

1877 Nov 13 Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 3

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode
1877 Nov 13 - Unknown Evidence from Observations: Reported

List of 2 Events for Episode 1

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion
1877 Nov 13    - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)

1874 May 20 Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 2

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode
1874 May 20 - Unknown Evidence from Observations: Reported

List of 2 Events for Episode 1

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion
1874 May 20    - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)

1872 ± 4 years Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 3

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode
1872 ± 4 years - Unknown Evidence from Observations: Reported

List of 4 Events for Episode 1

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion violent, strong, or large
   - - - -    - - - - Property Damage
   - - - -    - - - - Evacuations
1872 ± 4 years    - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)

[ 1868 ] Discredited Eruption

[ 1700 Apr ] Discredited Eruption

[ 1616 ] Discredited Eruption

Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Bam.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Bam.

GVP Map Holdings

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Title: Admiralty Island
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: PNG, Indonesia
Year: 1943
Series: AMS
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Admiralty Island
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

There are no samples for Bam in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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