GML 20160501/1051Z

Gamalama 20160501/1051Z

(2) Issued : 20160501/1051Z
(3) Volcano : Gamalama (268060)
(4) Current Aviation Colour Code : YELLOW
(5) Previous Aviation Colour Code : unassigned
(6) Source : Gamalama Volcano Observatory
(7) Notice Number : 2016GML01
(8) Volcano Location : N 0 deg 28 min 48 sec E 127 deg 11 min 24 sec
(9) Area : Maluku Utara
(10) Summit Elevation : 1715 FT (536 M)
(11) Volcanic Activity Summary : Gamalama Volcano Observatory has detected a slight increase in volcanic tremor activity at Gamalama Volcano on Ternate Island in the North Maluku province. This increase is observed at least since 1 May 2016 00:30 UTC (09:30 local time). The recorded tremor amplitudes vary around 0.5-4.0 mm while the background is around 0.5-1.00mm. Therefore, the Aviation Color Code is set to YELLOW. There is no indication that an eruption is imminent or certain, although the potential for an eruption has increased. Gamalama Volcano Observatory will continue to monitor the volcano closely.
(12) Volcanic Cloud Height : Volcanic ash is not visible/observed.
(13) Other Volcanic Cloud Information : NILL
(14) Remarks : A new crater on the eastern flank that was formed on 5 December 2011 typically emits a noticeable white steam plume with a height of around 25 m. Today the plume shows a slight increase to around 50 m.
(15) Contacts : Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (CVGHM).
Tel: +62-22-727-2606.
Facsimile: +62-22-720-2761.
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(16) Next Notice : A new VONA will be issued if conditions change significantly or the colour code is changes.
Latest Volcanic information is posted at VONA | MAGMA Indonesia Website.