Batu Tara Volcano Expedition on September 2012

Our Expedition Volcano Active to Batu Tara

Our Expedition Volcano Active to Batu Tara

This is a small report of Batu Tara Expedition on September 2012, Batu Tara Volcano is has been active since January 2007 and until this report still ongoing eruption with strombolian eruption every 10-45 minutes erupted.
The first historical eruption from Batu Tara, during 1847-52, produced explosions and a lava flow

During this trip on September 14-18, 2012 we overnight at Pulau Sabete about 68 km from Pulau Komba (batu tara), at night I can see the Fire the this Volcano, have 2 times on big eruption, and need about 5-6 hours sail using Fisherman Boat from Larantuka to Pulau Komba (Batu Tara Volcano

Strombolian Erpution of Batu Tara with ash plume more than 2 km

Batu Tara Volcano is an Isolated in the Flores Sea about 50 km from Lembata Island or about 78 km from East Flores (Larantuka small town), Landing to close into the face of Crater is not easy, because waves from east sea higher and also walking in the beach is very difficult also for back to the Fisherman Boat.

Crater of Batu Tara Volcano, Pulau Komba, Flores Sea

This expedition trip i going with Piere Fortin and Wife

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Landing to Beach get closer into Lava Flow is not easy


Fresh Lava Flow after Eruption, this fall into the sea


every 10-45 minutes, Batu Tara made Strombolian Eruption with ash Plume and Lava Bomb

Based on analyses of satellite imagery, the Darwin Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre (VAAC) reported that during 12-16 September ash plumes from Batu Tara rose to an altitude of 2.1 km (7,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted 28-130 km W and NW.
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One Response to Batu Tara Volcano Expedition on September 2012

  1. Good morning,
    I plan to go in Indonésia in june from the 15 untill the 30 to visit first the Batu Tara and after the Paluweh.
    We will be 4 coming from France and Switzerland. We are all menber of the Socièté of Volcanologie of Geneva and very use to volcanoes.
    We wouldlike to have an idea of the cost of this trip.
    I will wait for news from you.
    Sorry my website will be active in 10 days.
    My very best from cold France.
    Olivier Grunewald

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