Sangeang Api (8.2°S, 119.07°E, 1949 m)

For background information: see Smithonian GVP www.volcano.si.edu

Sangeang Api volcano (8.2°S, 119.07°E, 1949 m) is one of the most active in the Lesser Sunda Islands, forms a small 13-km-wide island off the NE coast of Sumbawa Island. A powerful volcanic explosion took place on 30 May 2014, with led to many flight cancellations. An image showing AIRS SO2 detections is given below. ZAMG performed ad-hoc modelling of the plume, showing material transported in the direction of northern Australia.


AIRS SO2 detection from Mt. Sangeang Api eruption, from http://disc.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/nrt/data-holdings/airs-nrt-products/airs-nrt-products#Data