Mount Kelud volcanic eruption in Indonesia

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Type of Event Volcano
Location of Event Mount Kelud - Java, Indonesia
Date of Charter Activation 13 February 2014
Charter Requestor Asia Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC) on behalf of Indonesia Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN)
Project Management LAPAN

Description of the Event

Mount Kelud erupted in Indonesia at 22:50 (local time) on 13 February. 100,000 people have been evacuated and it is estimated that as many as 200,000 people may be affected.

The volcano is located on the island of Java, and the eruption has spread ash and debris as far as 200 km away. The sound of the eruption was reportedly heard in the city of Surabaya, 130 km away. The closest towns to the volcano are almost entirely blanketed in ash, providing a breathing hazard for anyone in the area.

The volcano began to show signs of activity several weeks ago, but had not erupted since 1990 when approximately 30 people were killed. Two people have been reported killed in this latest eruption. Residents were warned of the threat 90 minutes before the eruption began, when the volcano's activity increased.

Indonesia's disaster agency believes that the eruption has stopped but ash and debris still remain a hazard. Six airports have been closed on the island due to the risk posed by the ash.

Mount Sinabung, on the neighbouring island of Sumatra, also erupted recently; killing almost 15 people.

Images and/or Image product Delivered under the Charter

Kelud Volcano, Kediri-Malang-Blitar regency, East Java Province

Source: WorldView-2 / HYPERION (EO-1)

Acquired: Worldview-2: 21/02/2014
HYPERION (EO-1): 05/03/2014

Copyright DigitalGlobe Inc. 2014
HYPERION image provided by USGS
Map produced by LAPAN

 

Volcanic eruption at Mount Kelud, Indonesia

Source: ALOS AV2 / TerraSAR-X

Acquired: ALOS: 15/06/2009
TerraSAR-X: 15/02/2014

Copyright ALOS © JAXA
TerraSAR-X © German Aerospace Center (DLR), 2014 Airbus Defence and Space / Infoterra GmbH
Map produced by AIT Thailand

 

Kelud Volcano, Java, Indonesia

Source: WorldView

Acquired: 18/02/2014

Copyright DigitalGlobe Inc. 2014
Map produced by USGS

 

Kelud Volcano, Kediri-Malang-Blitar regency, East Java Province

Source: RADARSAT-2

Acquired: 15/02/2014

Copyright RADARSAT-2 Data and Products © MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (2014) - All Rights Reserved. RADARSAT is an official trademark of the Canadian Space Agency.
Map produced by USGS

 

Kelud Volcano, Kediri-Malang-Blitar regency, East Java Province

Source: TerraSAR-X

Acquired: 15/02/2014

Copyright German Aerospace Center (DLR), 2014 Airbus Defence and Space / Infoterra GmbH
Map produced by USGS

 

Kelud Volcano, Kediri-Malang-Blitar regency, East Java Province

Source: TerraSAR-X / Landsat-8

Acquired: TerraSAR-X: 15/02/2014
Landsat-8: 26/06/2013

Copyright TerraSAR-X © German Aerospace Center (DLR), 2014 Airbus Defence and Space / Infoterra GmbH
Landsat-8 data and products © USGS (2013) - All rights reserved
Map produced by LAPAN, Indonesia

 

Kelud Volcano, Kediri-Malang-Blitar regency, East Java Province

Source: SPOT-6

Acquired: 06/12/2013

Copyright SPOT-6 © Astrium Services 2013 - All rights reserved
Map produced by LAPAN, Indonesia

 

Condition of Mount Kelud crater before and after eruption

Source: RADARSAT-2 / Landsat-8

Acquired: RADARSAT-2 Pre-crisis: 31/08/2013
RADARSAT-2 Post-crisis: 15/02/2014
Landsat-8: 26/06/2013

Copyright RADARSAT-2 Data and Products © MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (2014) - All Rights Reserved. RADARSAT is an official trademark of the Canadian Space Agency.
Landsat-8 data and products © USGS (2013) - All rights reserved
Map produced by LAPAN

 

Kelud Volcano, Kediri-Malang-Blitar regency, East Java Province

Source: Himawari-7 (MTSAT-2)

Acquired: 13/02/2014

Copyright JMA (2014)
Map produced by LAPAN, Indonesia

 

Kelud Volcano, Kediri-Malang-Blitar regency, East Java Province

Source: Suomi NPP

Acquired: 13/02/2014

Copyright NASA/NOAA (2014)
Map produced by LAPAN, Indonesia

 

Kelud Volcano, Kediri-Malang-Blitar regency, East Java Province

Source: Landsat-8

Acquired: 26/06/2013

Copyright Landsat-8 data and products © USGS (2013) - All rights reserved
Map produced by LAPAN, Indonesia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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