Batu Tara volcano Nov 2014: day-time eruptions

Images taken during our Batu Tara expedition 1-4 Nov 2014.
Batu Tara volcano (Komba Island) with an eruption seen from a distance at sea. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Batu Tara volcano (Komba Island) with an eruption seen from a distance at sea. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The "sciara" of Batu Tara - a large depression, result of a flank collapse of the island, partially filled by mainly loose material ejected from the active crater. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The "sciara" of Batu Tara - a large depression, result of a flank collapse of the island, partially ... [info]
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Ash cloud from an explosion. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Ash cloud from an explosion. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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View onto the sciara from the northeast, where a narrow rocky beach is available for landing. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View onto the sciara from the northeast, where a narrow rocky beach is available for landing. (Photo... [info]
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Zoom onto the active crater of Batu Tara; the lava blocks in the left foreground are part of the extrusive dome which produces rockfalls, typically immediately before an explosion occurs. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Zoom onto the active crater of Batu Tara; the lava blocks in the left foreground are part of the ext... [info]
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Weak eruption from the crater (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Weak eruption from the crater (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Moderately strong explosion with large bombs and blocks ejected, leaving ash trails in the air. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Moderately strong explosion with large bombs and blocks ejected, leaving ash trails in the air. (Pho... [info]
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Beginning of an explosion in the evening when incandescence becomes visible. Click on "similar images" to view the whole sequence. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Beginning of an explosion in the evening when incandescence becomes visible. Click on "similar image... [info]
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Eruption plume (1) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Eruption plume (1) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Eruption plume (2) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Eruption plume (2) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Eruption plume (3) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Eruption plume (3) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Eruption plume (4) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Eruption plume (4) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Rockfall on Batu Tara's sciara (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Rockfall on Batu Tara's sciara (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Strong explosion of Batu Tara in the evening of 2 Nov 2014. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Strong explosion of Batu Tara in the evening of 2 Nov 2014. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Mushroom plume from a typical eruption at Batu Tara (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Mushroom plume from a typical eruption at Batu Tara (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The sciara of Batu Tara seen from the southeast. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The sciara of Batu Tara seen from the southeast. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Near vertical cliffs of the eastern sciara walls of Batu Tara. In the tropical climate, trees grow on the narrowest of ledges available. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Near vertical cliffs of the eastern sciara walls of Batu Tara. In the tropical climate, trees grow o... [info]
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Evening eruption at Batu Tara (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Evening eruption at Batu Tara (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Ash and trails from large blocks during an explosion at Batu Tara (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Ash and trails from large blocks during an explosion at Batu Tara (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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A block rolls down the sciara and hits the water. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
A block rolls down the sciara and hits the water. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Ash-rich eruption (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Ash-rich eruption (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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An eruption bombards the southern crater wall with impacts, which remains shrouded in dust for a while. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
An eruption bombards the southern crater wall with impacts, which remains shrouded in dust for a whi... [info]
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Small explosion from the crater (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Small explosion from the crater (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Eruption in the morning light (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Eruption in the morning light (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Bombs from a large explosion are hitting the water. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Bombs from a large explosion are hitting the water. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Steam rises from the still hot deposit at the base of the sciara, left by the pyroclastic flow at night on the morning of 4 Nov. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Steam rises from the still hot deposit at the base of the sciara, left by the pyroclastic flow at ni... [info]
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View of an eruption from our campsite (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View of an eruption from our campsite (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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View onto the sciara from the boat (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View onto the sciara from the boat (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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