Active volcanoes / Aktive vulkaner:

Batu Tara, Indonesia   


Global Volcanism Program



The small isolated island of Batu Tara in the Flores Sea about 50 km north of Lembata (formerly Lomblen) Island contains a scarp on the eastern side similar to the Sciara del Fuoco of Italy's Stromboli volcano.
Vegetation covers the flanks of Batu Tara to within 50 m of the 748-m-high summit. Batu Tara lies north of the
main volcanic arc and is noted for its potassic leucite-bearing basanitic and tephritic rocks.
The first historical eruption from Batu Tara, during 1847-52, produced explosions and a lava flow.
Batu Tara Information from the Global Volcanism Program

Friday, September 3rd, 2010
Based on analyses of satellite imagery, the Darwin VAAC reported that during 26-28 August ash plumes from
Batu Tara rose to an altitude of 1.5 km (5,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted 55-75 km.
The plumes drifted W and NW during 27-28 August.

February 6th, 2008

The Volcanological Society of Indonesia (VSI) has reported that Batu Tara showed new activity.
The eruption could be classified as an eruption of the Stromboli type. The eruption was characterised by smoke, the eruption of ash and glowing material thrown down the slopes. The distribution of material was focussed around the peak and the slopes on the eastern part. The threat was limited to and around the centre and in a radius that was estimated to no more than 3 km.

There was no volcano observation post on Komba Island and there are no inhabitants, so Batu Tara was not monitored. However, visual monitoring has showed:
On January 2, 2008: white smoke - grey thick smoke revolved between 400 and 750 m. from the peak. .
On January 8, 2008: white smoke leant towards Timur.
White smoke that came from the crater of Batu Tara had been the daily characteristics of Tara's activity since it became active on October 9 2007.

The small isolated island of Batu Tara in the Flores Sea about 50 km north of Lomblen Island contains a scarp on the eastern side similar to the Sciara del Fuoco of Italy's Stromboli volcano. Vegetation covers the flanks of Batu Tara to within 50 m of the 748-m-high summit. Batu Tara lies north of the main volcanic arc.

The only confirmed historical eruption from Batu Tara, was during 1847-52, when it produced explosions and a lava flow. There was a pilot report of an ash eruption in 2007, although ash was not detected on satellite imagery.

 

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ANIMALS

over 250

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BIRDS

over 500

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FLOWERS

over 225
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SEALIFE
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