Thursday, April 20, 2006

Merapi Volcano (Indonesia)

Merapi volcano has shown increased activity since March 2006. Seismic activity remains high. Deformation of the volcano continues at a rate of 6.3 cm per day in the south slope. More than 150 volcanic earthquakes have been recorded per day. The public has been told to prepare for an eruption. An 8 km exclusion zone has been declared around the volcano.
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Friday, April 07, 2006

Ubinas Volcano (Peru)

Ubinas volcano erupted on 5th April. Ash was reported to 20,000 ft elevation. The eruption was preceded by an increase in fumarolic activity at the end of March. This is the first eruption at Ubinas volcano since 1969.
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Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Raoul Volcano (Kermadec Islands)

Volcanic activity has declined at Raoul Island. Water level is rising in Green Lake, but it has not overflowed the crater. A magnitude 6.5 earthquake occurred 100 km east of Raoul Island on 1st April. This was followed by 18 tectonic earthquakes greater than magnitude 4.5 over the next 3 days.
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Soufriere Hills Volcano (Montserrat)

The third episode of lava dome growth at Soufriere Hills has been occurring for 8 months. Dome height is 250m. Lava extrusion rate is currently two cubic metres per second. The risk of a lava dome collapse is higher than six months ago.
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Saturday, April 01, 2006

Ol Doinyo Lengai Volcano (Tanzania)

A report has been received about an eruption of Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano in Tanzania. An estimated 3,000 people from Nayobi, Magadini, Engaruka, Malambo, Ngaresero, Gelai Bomba and Kitumbeine villages left their homes after the eruption on Thursday. The eruption destroyed vegetation and polluted water sources.
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