Ruang Volcano

Ruang is an active volcano in Indonesia. On April 17, 2024, Ruang had an explosive eruption that sent a massive ash plume an estimated 60,000 feet (18,000 m) into the sky.

On April 30, 2024, Ruang erupted yet again, sending another ash cloud miles into the atmosphere.

For more information, visit the Global Volcanism Program.

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Contributions by: Dakota Smith and Josh Reiter

Satellite imagery of this event:

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Ash Cloud Balloons From Ruang Volcano

Description:

A cloud of ash expels from the Ruang volcano following it’s newest eruption yesterday. The ash cloud can be seen in the morning light, eventually diluting into the atmosphere.


Phenomena: Volcanoes

Satellite: Himawari-9

Product: GeoDust

Instrument: AHI

New Eruption From Ruang Volcano

Description:

The Ruang volcano has erupted once again.
 
Himawari-9 captured the moment of the explosive eruption, releasing a cloud of ash and sulfur dioxide into the atmosphere.


Phenomena: Volcanoes

Satellite: Himawari-9

Product: Sulfur Dioxide (JMA)

Instrument: AHI

Extended View of the Eruption - Sulfur Dioxide

Description:

This extended animation as seen from Himawari-9 shows the sulfur dioxide erupting from Ruang, then expanding and diffusing throughout the surrounding atmosphere.


Phenomena: Volcanoes

Satellite: Himawari-9

Product: Sulfur Dioxide (JMA)

Instrument: AHI

Ash Cloud Spreads Out From Volcanic Eruption

Description:

Once the sun rose over Indonesia, the ash cloud released from the Ruang volcano could be seen spreading out across the skies above nearby islands and surrounding waters.


Phenomena: Volcanoes

Satellite: Himawari-9

Product: GeoColor

Instrument: AHI

Broad View of Explosive Ruang Volcanic Eruption

Description:

A broad view of an explosive eruption of the Ruang volcano


Phenomena: Volcanoes

Satellite: Himawari-9

Product: GeoColor Tropical Air Mass

Instrument: AHI

Ash and Sulfur Dioxide Plume From Ruang Volcano

Description:

Ash and sulfur dioxide blasts from the Ruang volcano following its explosive eruption earlier today, climbing thousands of feet into the atmosphere.


Phenomena: Volcanoes

Satellite: Himawari-9

Product: Ash (EUMETSAT) Sulfur Dioxide (JMA)

Instrument: AHI

Ruang Volcano Explosively Erupts in Indonesia

Description:

An explosive eruption of the Ruang volcano occurring in Indonesia. Himawari-9 captured a view of the powerful eruption.


Phenomena: Volcanoes

Satellite: Himawari-9

Product: Infrared (band 13)

Instrument: AHI