Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Raoul Island Volcano, Kermadec Islands

A large earthquake (magnitude 6.5) hit 22 km south of Raoul Island Volcano on Wednesday, January 31, 2007 at 1515 hr local time. Raoul Island is located halfway between New Zealand and Tonga, and the volcano last erupted in 2006.
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Monday, January 29, 2007

Ruapehu Volcano, New Zealand - John Seach

Melting snow at Ruapehu volcano has filled the summit crater to within 1.5 metres of the rim. A lahar is likely within weeks down the Whangaehu River. Previous lahars have caused fatalities at the volcano. In 1953, a lahar destroyed a railway bridge, killing 151 people when a train plunged into the Whangaehu River.
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Friday, January 26, 2007

Bulusan Volcano, Philippines - John Seach

A 10 minute ash emission occurred at Bulusan Volcano at 6pm on Wednesday 24th January. Ash fell at five villages SW of the volcano, Cogon, Monbon, San Benon, Gulang-Gulang and Tinampo. The emissions were not visually observed due to cloud cover. Steam emissions and volcanic earthquakes have been recorded over the past 24 hours. Alert level 1 remains and there is a 4 km radius Permanent Danger Zone.
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Saturday, January 13, 2007

Kurile Islands Earthquake (Magnitude 8.2)

A great earthquake hit east of the Kurile Islands, Russia on Saturday, January 13, 2007 at 2:23 PM local time. A 10-centimetre wave was reported at Nemuro, on Japan's northernmost island of Hokkaido. Active volcanoes within 200 km of the epicentre on Simushir Island include, Milne, Goriaschaia Sopka, Zavaritzki, Prevo Peak, Urataman, and Ketoi volcano on Ketoi Island. Earthquakes of this magnitude can sometimes disrupt volcanoes, leading to eruptions.
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Karthala Volcano (Comoros)

Eruptions began at Karthala volcano yesterday. A red crater glow was observed and residents of Mvouni, a town at 1,000 metres altitude on the volcano's western slope, were woken up by strong fumes.
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Thursday, January 11, 2007

Telica Volcano (Nicaragua)

Satellite images indicate a possible eruption of Telica volcano in Nicaragua. Ash plume was visible near the volcano on 9th January at 1500 hr local time. The plume extended 35 nautical miles SW of the summit and was 10 nm wide. No hotspot was visible on images.
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Soufriere Hills Volcano (Montserrat)

An explosive eruption began at Soufriere Hills volcano on 8th January at 05:054 local time. Three distinct eruptions were heard at Woodlands north of the volcano. Pyroclastic flows travelled down Gages Valley and Tyres Ghaut into the head of the Belham River Valley with a runout distance of 5 km. Ash was emitted to 30,000 ft. By 09:30 seismicity had returned to background levels.
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