Kelud and Lusi

The latest from Lusi
It seems that a certain mud volcano is situated less than a 100 km away from the grumbling Mount Kelud, and it is not responding well to the increased geological activity in the area:

Separately, a so-called “mud volcano” located 68 kilometres northeast of Kelut has increased its flow to about 130,000 cubic metres per day amid the rising seismic activity in the area, Soffian Hadi Djojopranoto, deputy head of a government team monitoring the mud volcano, told AFP…

…”We have no reference to forecast what will happen if Mount Kelut erupts,” Djojopranoto warned.

It seems that seismic activity, generated by magma movement, is causing the pressure on the underground aquifer feeding Lusi to fluctuate. As for Mount Kelud itself, the alert level is still at its maximum, and the crater lake continues to bubble…

    Categories: geohazards, geology, Lusi, volcanoes