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The magmas that erupt from volcanoes on Earth originate primarily through partial melting processes initiated in the Earth's mantle. This chapter will discuss the. Firstly, to understand regional and arc-scale volcanic emissions, especially cycling of .. Download high-res image (KB) · Download full-size image. Fig. 1. 62 Best Volcanicity ✅ free stock photos download for commercial use in HD high resolution jpg images format. volcanicity, free stock photos, volcanic ash.

This lava path leads to S and SE volcano, which is a densely populated settlement. Figure 5.

However, the eruption of Mount Semeru is considered not dangerous. The local government still allows tourists to perform climbing activities that usually start from the village of Ranu Pane, located to the north of the volcano. People around Mount Semeru believe if eruptions happen every day, Semeru remains safe because it will not be possible to erupt on a large scale.

The increasing frequency of the Semeru eruption is becoming a unique geological phenomenon in Indonesia that is being investigated by volcanologists related to its causal factors. The eruption characteristic is also experienced by Sinabung.

It has happened in the last years and has been very difficult to predict. The mountain was formed due to a fracture on the northwestern edge of the basin of Mount Toba [ 5 ].

It is located on the Sumatra Island belt produced from the Indo-Australian plate subduction process under the Eurasiatic plate [ 13 ].

This type of volcanic edifice is characterized by a tall conical building structure and is built by many layers of hardened lavas, tephra, pumices, and volcanic ashes [ 14 ]. The characteristics of the Sinabung eruption are different from that of the other volcanoes in Indonesia. In addition, they are difficult to predict, although a relatively short duration of the eruption has been observed.

One of the volcanic products of Sinabung is a hot cloud capable of damaging the surrounding environment Figure 6. Figure 6. Sinabung eruption with hot clouds [15]. The relationships between the Sinabung and the Toba volcanoes are very close.

This context can be known from the structure of their constituent rocks. Based on the results of the morphologic study of the Sinabung rocks, it can be known that the basement of the Sinabung volcanites consists of limestones and of the pyroclastic deposits of Toba [ 5 ]. These lithologies should have controlled the Sinabung eruptions that were always accompanied by thick eruptive products with a relatively high frequency of eruption. On the other hand, Mount Kelud is one of the active volcanoes in eastern Java.

Now it has entered into a period of quiescence after a major eruption occurred in This mountain was formed after the subduction of the Indo-Australian and Eurasian plates.

Mount Kelud eruption was known due to the volume of ashes that were distributed widely until the radius, reaching hundreds of kilometers and covering almost all of the Java Island Figure 7.

Besides flowing lavas and resulting ashes, the eruption disaster also comes from the mud flows and from the floods that damage the surrounding environment. Figure 7. Distribution of Kelud ash in Java [15]. The eruption phase of Kelud is well ordered relatively and got into a rest period after a major eruption in The Kelud activity is still present.

This can be seen from the various signs of volcanic activity that were recorded by the monitoring officer. One of the interesting natural phenomena is the birth of the Kelud Son Anak Kelud , which occurred during the eruption. It indicates that the volcano is still active. The characteristics of the Kelud eruption were influenced by the silica content, relatively high. This causes great shocks during eruptions and produces a very high explosive sound, which can disturb the upper atmosphere layers ionosphere [ 17 ].

The body structure of Kelud is stronger than the other volcanoes. The volcanic products are represented by pyroclastic rocks due to flows, fall-out, or lavas with the composition of K-basalts and K-andesites. This composition controls the factor that the probability of lava dome collapses is small, so that the hot clouds are not generated from the Kelud eruption.

Figure 8 shows the Kelud eruption activity during the twentieth century, when the times of eruption were getting shorter and shorter. Based on this figure, it can be predicted that the Kelud volcano will erupt again at intervals of around Then the next eruption is predicted to occur after Figure 8. An interval of eruption of Kelud after twentieth century [5]. The next interesting discussion deals with the eruption of Tangkuban Perahu.

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This is one of the active volcanoes in Indonesia. Tangkuban Perahu was formed from the calderic collapse of the Sunda Mountain [ 18 ]. Rows of mountains when viewed from a distance looks like a boat upside down and then were called Tangkuban Perahu, which means an upside down boat. Figure 9. Tangkuban Perahu location in West Java en.

The effusive pattern of the eruption with minimal signs makes the eruption of Tangkuban Perahu quite unique. Besides, it has a great geothermal potential, and the eruption characteristics of this volcano are different from that of the other volcanoes in Indonesia. Since the nineteenth century, the eruption of Tangkuban Perahu volcano is phreatic by producing ash without lava flow, hot clouds, or incandescent rocks.

However, it does not mean that the eruption of Mount Tangkuban Perahu is not dangerous for the people around it. One of the eruption products to watch out for are the poisonous gases CO, CO2, and SO2 that harm human health or even cause death if inhaled in large quantities. The large eruption of Tangkuban Perahu occurred in the eighteenth century by spewing material eruption enough and until the formation of eight crater lakes.

After that eruption, its activity became weak. One of the uniqueness of the eruption of Tangkuban Perahu was the lack of eruption signs that were not very clear. Sometimes only detected the appearance of earthquakes tremor by monitoring stations sign the volcano have been erupted. This makes it very difficult for volunteer observers to determine the eruption status.

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However, the weak eruption still makes an eruption activity not too dangerous to the surrounding community. But, in general, earthquake is one of the physical parameters to recognize volcanic activity. If the quantity and frequency of the earthquake are higher, it can be said that the activity of the volcano is higher too.

This earthquake is called a volcanic earthquake. Based on the results of the latest geological research, an earthquake can affect the activity of the volcano, especially the earthquake that has a high Richter scale RS rating [ 19 ]. Earthquakes with great power affect the viscosity of magma and eruption style [ 7 ].

The effects of the earthquakes on the eruptive behavior are experienced by several volcanoes in the world. Based on the results of previous studies, it was shown that the large earthquakes followed by the eruptive activity include the earthquakes in the Hawaiian Islands, followed by Kilauea and Mauna Loa volcanic eruptions, the Landers earthquake, which triggered the eruption of Caldera Long Valley in and Denali Earthquake in , triggering a local volcanic activity in North America [ 20 ].

Figure 10 shows the differences of volcanic eruption patterns before and after big earthquakes.

Before the earthquakes, the volcanic eruption around the earthquake fields had a large time interval and the eruption frequency small. On the contrary, after the earthquakes, the eruption time interval tends to be small and the frequency large. Figure Scatter diagram of the relationship between the distance and time of eruption a before and b after the earthquake in Kuril and Kamchatka Islands [20].

The impact of large earthquakes on changes in volcanic behavior is also experienced in Indonesia. In and , the central Java region experienced an earthquake with a strength of 6. The earthquake in caused the rise of Merapi fumarole temperature, while the earthquake in the year of caused the increase of magma extrusion and pyroclastic flow [ 21 ].

One example of changes in volcanic eruption behavior is Mount Merapi. It is one of the most active stratovolcanoes in Indonesia characterized by the growth of lava domes and dome falls accompanied by dangerous pyroclastic flows [ 22 ]. The changes in volcanic eruptive behavior in Indonesia can be seen both from the VEI and the repose time Figure This statement is supported by a study that pointed out that the repose time does not affect the volcanic eruption index in Indonesia [ 24 ].

Correlation between repose time and VEI for multiple volcanoes in Indonesia [24]. The eruption crisis of Indonesian volcanoes in the last decade Indonesia cannot be separated from the volcano phenomenon [ 25 ].

This is a consequence as an equatorial state located at the meeting of three giant plates Eurasian, Indo-Australian, and Pacific Figure The three plates collide with each other the Indo-Australian plate slips under Eurasia ; therefore, Indonesia becomes the epicenter of earthquakes, volcanic tracks, and faults or ruptures [ 26 ].

Plate meeting areas allow for earthquakes and other disaster.

The Characteristics of Volcanic Eruption in Indonesia

Indonesia is located between three wide plates, such as the Eurasian plate, the Pacific plate, and the Indo-Australian plate Indonesia geology map library, This condition is potential for large casualties when the eruptions occur. The Merapi eruption, which occurred in , included a large eruption with the death of residents and about 17, people facing respiratory problems [ 28 ]. The volcanic eruption activity in Indonesia has a diverse impact on the environment. The last 5 years of eruption of Merapi, Kelud, and Sinabung produced abundant materials that are beneficial for soil fertility.

But many problems arise from excessive material eruptions, such as lava floods that can endanger the surrounding community. The volcanic products can pose a significant disaster if it affects people, agricultural areas, transportation and facility networks, and other social infrastructure [ 29 ]. Volcanic material and gas of the mount can directly reach the height of the stratosphere [ 30 ], where aerosols stay for a long time, affecting the weather and climate [ 31 , 32 , 33 ].

Aerosol stratosphere plays an important role in climate regulation and atmospheric chemistry [ 34 ]. The gas emissions significantly affect the environment at different scales, depending on the extent of the gas emissions removed from the source prior to the deposition [ 35 ]. This greatly helps the global temperature drop. Some volcanoes to watch out for in the last decade are Sinabung. A large number as a result of sustained eruption and due to a continuous and unpredictable eruption have a negative impact on the community psychology around Sinabung.

Significantly reducing hazards is necessary in order to minimize the damage [ 39 ]. In general, the number of people affected because of an eruption is relatively larger compared to other natural disasters in Indonesia.

There are volcanoes on every continent, even Antarctica. Some 1, volcanoes are still considered potentially active around the world today; of those—over 10 percent—sit within the boundaries of the United States. But each volcano is different. Some burst to life in explosive eruptions, like the eruption of Mount Pinatubo , and others burp rivers of lava in what's known as an effusive eruption, like the activity of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano. These differences are all thanks to the chemistry driving the molten activity.

Effusive eruptions are more common when the magma is less viscous, or runny, which allows gas to escape and the magma to flow down the volcano's slopes. Explosive eruptions, however, happen when viscous molten rock traps the gasses, building pressure until it violently breaks free.

How do volcanoes form?

The majority of volcanoes in the world form along the boundaries of Earth's tectonic plates—massive expanses of our planet's lithosphere that continually shift, bumping into one another. When tectonic plates collide, one often plunges deep below the other in what's known as a subduction zone.

As the descending landmass sinks deep into the Earth, temperatures and pressures climb, releasing water from the rocks. The water slightly reduces the melting point of the overlying rock, forming magma that can work its way to the surface—the spark of life to reawaken a slumbering volcano. Not all volcanoes are related to subduction, however. Another way volcanoes can form is what's known as hotspot volcanism.

In this situation, a zone of magmatic activity —or a hotspot—in the middle of a tectonic plate can push up through the crust to form a volcano. Although the hotspot itself is thought to be largely stationary, the tectonic plates continue their slow march, building a line of volcanoes or islands on the surface. This mechanism is thought to be behind the Hawaii volcanic chain.

Where are all these volcanoes? Some 75 percent of the world's active volcanoes are positioned around the ring of fire , a 25,mile long, horseshoe-shaped zone that stretches from the southern tip of South America across the West Coast of North America, through the Bering Sea to Japan, and on to New Zealand.

This region is where the edges of the Pacific and Nazca plates butt up against an array of other tectonic plates. Importantly, however, the volcanoes of the ring aren't geologically connected. In other words, a volcanic eruption in Indonesia is not related to one in Alaska, and it could not stir the infamous Yellowstone supervolcano. What are some of the dangers from a volcano? Volcanic eruptions pose many dangers aside from lava flows.

It's important to heed local authorities' advice during active eruptions and evacuate regions when necessary. One particular danger is pyroclastic flows, avalanches of hot rocks, ash, and toxic gas that race down slopes at speeds as high as miles an hour. Such an event was responsible for wiping out the people of Pompeii and Herculaneum after Mount Vesuvius erupted in A.

Similarly, volcanic mudflows called lahars can be very destructive.The eruption is also owned by Semeru. Ash is another volcanic danger. Several jets fully loaded with passengers have temporarily lost power on all engines after encountering dilute ash clouds e.

Sinabung eruption with hot clouds [15].

The thickness of ash deposited depends on the intensity and duration of the eruption and the wind direction. Adaptation to the environment is indispensable when danger is inevitable [ 40 ].

The VEI classes are summarized in Figure 1. Bye bye…….

One example of changes in volcanic eruption behavior is Mount Merapi. The problem of dealing with eruption disaster in Indonesia lies in the high number of people living around the volcanoes [ 41 ].

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