Sunday, March 26, 2006

Yasur Volcano (Vanuatu)

Strombolian and mild Vulcanian eruptions continue at Yasur volcano. Three main active vents are visible inside the summit crater. Incandescent lava explosions reached 250 m above the crater, accompanied by loud explosions. On 7-8th March ash emissions increased at Yasur producing ashfall over villages withing 4 km of the crater. Projectiles were observed falling on the crater rim, 170 m from the vents.
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Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Bulusan Volcano (Philippines)

Bulusan volcano erupted at 10:58 pm on 21st March. The phreatic explosion sent ash 1.5 km above the summit. The eruption was preceded by felt volcanic earthquakes. Residents have been warned not to enter a 4 km exclusion zone.
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Merapi Volcano (Indonesia)

The alert level at Merapi volcano has been increased since March 15. Observations at the volcano have detected volcanic earthquakes since February 2006, an increase in ground deformation, and a rise in magmatic gas emissions. Local residents are advised to avoid the following rivers to a radius of 7km from the volcano: Boyong, Putih, Krasak, Sat, Batang, Senowo, Trising, and Apu. Tourists are advised not to climb the mountain.
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Me-Akan Volcano (Japan)

A small eruption occurred at Me-Akan volcano in Japan on Tuesday 21st March. Me-Akan volcano is located 850km north of Tokyo. A small amount of ash was erupted from the summit. The last eruption of Me-Akan was in 1988.
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Saturday, March 18, 2006

Raoul Volcano (Kermadec Islands)

Raoul Island volcano erupted today. The volcano began erupting at 8.21am after a series of earthquakes since Sunday night. Seismic data showed the eruption continued for30 minutes and was at its most intense for about 10 minutes. The eruption occurred at Green Lake. New Zealand Department of Conservation officials are mounting an emergency evacuation of the island. One person is missing. Raoul Island volcano last erupted in 1964.
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Thursday, March 16, 2006

Barren Island Volcano (India)

Volcanic activity continues at Barren Island in India. The active cone has increased by 50m in height in the past 9 months. Lava flows have covered the NW side of the island.
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