Papandayan, Java, Indonesia
- Papandayan is a stratovolcano in Java,
Indonesia. It is best known for a debris avalanche in 1772 that killed
thousands of people. The last eruption at Papandayan occurred in1942.
- July 1, 1998
- Activity at Papandayan has been increasing
since June 20. A large increase in the number of seismic events has
been occurring over this time. This increase in seismic activity was
followed by gas emissions with fairly long durations. Gas during these
events was released from Emas Crater. Small phreatic explosions ejected
mud over fumarolic vents at Papandayan on June 23, throwing gas and
mud up to five meters above the crater.