Saturday, January 28, 2006

Indonesia Earthquake (Magnitude 7.7)

A major earthquake hit Indonesia on Saturday, January 28, 2006 at 1:58 AM local time. The earthquake measured magniude 7.7 on the Richter scale. The epicentre was located 195 km South of Ambon, in the Banda Sea. No tsunami was reported. The earthquake was felt in Darwin, Australia. Earthquakes of this magnitude sometimes disrupt volcanoes within a 500 km radius. Active volcanoes in the area are Gunung Api, Banda Api, Teon, and Wurlali.
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Sunday, January 22, 2006

Lopevi Volcano (Vanuatu)

Ash eruptions occurred at Lopevi volcano today at 0845 hr local time. Intermittent eruptions sent ash to 8,000 ft altitude. The current eruption phase began in October 2005. Join an expedition to Lopevi volcano with volcanologist John Seach. Trip departs February 21, 2006. Contact John for further details.
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Sunday, January 15, 2006

Yasur Volcano (Vanuatu)

Travel to Yasur volcano on an exciting adventure tour with Volcanologist John Seach. Trip Departs on 18th February 2006. Yasur volcano is currently erupting.
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Augustine Volcano (Alaska)

New eruptions have occurred at Augustine volcano in Alaska. Small explosions were registered on 13th January at 0355 hr AST, 0847, and 1122. An ash cloud reached 30,000 ft elevation. Seismic recording suggested lahars and pyroclastic flows were generated by th eruption. The colour alert level has been raised from orange to red.
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Friday, January 13, 2006

Augustine Volcano (Alaska)

Seismic activity has declined at Augustine volcano after the eruption on 11th January. The alert level has been reduced from red to orange.
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Thursday, January 12, 2006

Augustine Volcano (Alaska)

An eruption began at Augustine volcano on Wednesday 11th January at 0444 hr (AST). A second explosion was recorded at 0513hr. Satellite images detected an ash cloud to 30,000 ft. Seismic activity decreased significantly after the explosions, but more activity is expected.
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Martin Volcano (Alaska)

An earthquake swarm was detected at Martin Volcano on 8-10 January. In the past two days 300 earthquakes have been detected. This compares with the normal background rate of 25 per month. Satellite images do not show any unusual activity. Steaming at the summit is normal at the volcano. The level of concern has been increased from green to yellow.
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Sunday, January 08, 2006

Lopevi Volcano (Vanuatu)

Lopevi volcano in Vanuatu remains active during January 2006. The eruption, which began in October 2005, has received little attention, but Lopevi remains the second most active volcano in Vanuatu at present. Satellite photos show continuing activity at the volcano. Join an expedition to Lopevi volcano in February with volcanologist John Seach.
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Ambae Volcano (Vanuatu)

Displaced people living in the relocation centres on Ambae Island have began returning home over the past two weeks. The waters of Lake Vui have changed from their normal aqua blue to a muddy brown. Eruptions at Ambae volcano continue at low levels with mainly phreatic activity. The volcano remains at level 2 alert. A cone is building inside the lake, forming a small island. There are two active vents, one ejecting water, rocks and mud, and the other is producing a tall column of steam and gas (up to 8-10,000 feet). Villagers no longer fear the volcano, and are admiring the beautiful sand beach which has formed in the lake. They are hopeful the volcano will attract more tourists to the island.
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Kilauea Volcano (Hawaii)

Lava contines to rebuild the coastal flat after the collapse in December. Surface lava flows remian well away from the end of the chain of craters road, at an elevation of 450-1200 ft above sea level. Vents in Pu`u`O`o are glowing from the presence of lava.
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