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Leroboleng

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  • Indonesia
  • Sunda Volcanic Arc
  • Composite | Complex
  • 2003 CE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Province
  • Landform | Volc Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 8.365°S
  • 122.833°E

  • 1095 m
    3593 ft

  • 264200
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Most Recent Weekly Report: 23 July-29 July 2003 Citation IconCite this Report

Based on an aircraft report, the Darwin VAAC reported that an eruption from Leroboleng on 29 July at 0900 lasted 10 minutes and produced an ash cloud to a height of ~7.3 km a.s.l.

Source: Darwin Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre (VAAC)


Most Recent Bulletin Report: July 2003 (BGVN 28:07) Citation IconCite this Report

June-July ash plumes reported by pilots may be the first eruptions in 122 years

The Darwin Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) provided a series of pilot reports on Leroboleng. Confirmation from observers on the ground are pending.

At 1038 on 26 June 2003 aviators reportedly saw an ash plume rise to ~1.8 km altitude. An aircraft crew advised that the activity appeared to be increasing. Ash was not visible on satellite imagery. Another report stated that an ash plume was visible above Leroboleng at 1606 on 14 July at ~2.5 km altitude. Ash was not visible on satellite imagery and at that time VSI personnel could not observe the volcano. An alleged eruption on 29 July at 0900 lasted 10 minutes and sent an ash cloud to ~7.3 km altitude.

Information Contacts: Darwin Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre (VAAC), Bureau of Meteorology, Northern Territory Regional Office, PO Box 40050, Casuarina, NT 0811, Australia (URL: http://www.bom.gov.au/info/vaac/).

Weekly Reports - Index


2003: June | July


23 July-29 July 2003 Citation IconCite this Report

Based on an aircraft report, the Darwin VAAC reported that an eruption from Leroboleng on 29 July at 0900 lasted 10 minutes and produced an ash cloud to a height of ~7.3 km a.s.l.

Source: Darwin Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre (VAAC)


9 July-15 July 2003 Citation IconCite this Report

Based on a pilot's report, the Darwin VAAC reported that an ash plume was visible above Leroboleng on 14 July at 1606 at a height of`~2.5 km. Ash was not visible on satellite imagery and VSI personnel could not observe the volcano.

Source: Darwin Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre (VAAC)


25 June-1 July 2003 Citation IconCite this Report

Based on information from an aircraft report, the Darwin VAAC reported that an ash plume from Leroboleng rose to ~1.8 km a.s.l. on 26 June. Ash was not visible on satellite imagery. Leroboleng has not erupted since the 19th century, and results from ground observations are pending.

Source: Darwin Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre (VAAC)


Bulletin Reports - Index

Reports are organized chronologically and indexed below by Month/Year (Publication Volume:Number), and include a one-line summary. Click on the index link or scroll down to read the reports.

07/2003 (BGVN 28:07) June-July ash plumes reported by pilots may be the first eruptions in 122 years




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


July 2003 (BGVN 28:07) Citation IconCite this Report

June-July ash plumes reported by pilots may be the first eruptions in 122 years

The Darwin Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) provided a series of pilot reports on Leroboleng. Confirmation from observers on the ground are pending.

At 1038 on 26 June 2003 aviators reportedly saw an ash plume rise to ~1.8 km altitude. An aircraft crew advised that the activity appeared to be increasing. Ash was not visible on satellite imagery. Another report stated that an ash plume was visible above Leroboleng at 1606 on 14 July at ~2.5 km altitude. Ash was not visible on satellite imagery and at that time VSI personnel could not observe the volcano. An alleged eruption on 29 July at 0900 lasted 10 minutes and sent an ash cloud to ~7.3 km altitude.

Information Contacts: Darwin Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre (VAAC), Bureau of Meteorology, Northern Territory Regional Office, PO Box 40050, Casuarina, NT 0811, Australia (URL: http://www.bom.gov.au/info/vaac/).

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 4 confirmed Holocene eruptive periods.

2003 Jun 26 - 2003 Jul 29 Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 3

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode
2003 Jun 26 - 2003 Jul 29 Evidence from Observations: Reported

List of 5 Events for Episode 1

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion
   - - - -    - - - - Ash
2003 Jun 26    - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)
2003 Jul 14    - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)
2003 Jul 29    - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)

1881 Mar 16 Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 2

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode Burak (Kawah XXVII)
1881 Mar 16 - Unknown Evidence from Observations: Reported

List of 2 Events for Episode 1 at Burak (Kawah XXVII)

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion
1881 Mar 16    - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)

1876 Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 2

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode Burak (Kawah XXVI)
1876 - Unknown Evidence from Observations: Reported

List of 2 Events for Episode 1 at Burak (Kawah XXVI)

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion
1876    - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)

1873 Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 2

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode Burak (Kawah XXIV)
1873 - Unknown Evidence from Observations: Reported

List of 2 Events for Episode 1 at Burak (Kawah XXIV)

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion
1873    - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Leroboleng.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Leroboleng.

GVP Map Holdings

Maps are not currently available due to technical issues.

The maps shown below have been scanned from the GVP map archives and include the volcano on this page. Clicking on the small images will load the full 300 dpi map. Very small-scale maps (such as world maps) are not included.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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