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Transcript of Mount Kelud
Tremors will continue for a few weeks
Mount Kelud is still active
Will probably erupt within another 100 years
Side vents of lava from Mount Kelud
After eruption; city covered in ash
Pyroclastic flow from Mount Kelud
February 13, 2014
Mount Kelud is a stratovolcano or composite volcano located on the Pacific Ring of Fire off the coast of Indonesia; 373 miles east of Jakarta.
~Mount Kelud is over 5,000 feet tall
~Many live close to active volcanoes and have
learned to live with the rumbling and often
ignore the orders to evacuate
~Pacific Ring of Fire has 453 volcanoes
~Many villagers are collecting and selling the ash and grit for fertilizing crops and the construction of buildings
-$56 for a small truck of the debris
~Indonesia is between the Pacific, Eurasian, and Australian plates
-When one moves, it causes earthquakes, volcanic eruptions,
Mount Kelud Timeline
1. 1919- 5,000 people killed
2. 1990- 30 people killed
3. 2007- "Slow Eruption" of heavy ash
4. 2014- had been rumbling and closely
observed for many weeks before
5. February 13- 1 hour before eruption
Indonesia's National Disaster Mitigation
Agency sent out evacuation notice
6. Weeks to come- tremors will continue
Mount Kelud is a size 4 volcano, or pelean volcano, which means that there is viscous magma involved and also a heavy pyroclastic flow.
Ash and debris was sent 10 miles into the air
Explosions could be heard 125 miles away
100,000 people were evacuated
3 are dead
Where one edge of one plate is forced below the edge of another. One sinks beneath the other. As it descends, the plate often creates seismic and volcanic activity.
By: Jen Fox & Savannah Lewandowski
Lightning storm during the eruption
Sulfer dioxide plume