Saturday, April 28, 2007

Kluichevskoi Volcano, Russia - John Seach

Two lava flows, each one kilometer long, have been reported at Kluichevskoi Volcano in Russia. At present the lava is not a threat to Klyuchi a town of 5000 people 32 km from the volcano. On Thursday, 100 earthquakes were recorded at the volcano and ash emissions to 500 m above the crater drifted 200 km from the volcano. The volcano has showed increased activity since February 15 this year.
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Thursday, April 26, 2007

Home Reef Volcano, Tonga - John Seach

Pumice from the August 2006 eruption of Home Reef in Tonga has reached the east coast of Australia. Beaches in southern Queensland and Northern NSW have pumice at the high tide level. The pumice took 3 months to reach Vanuatu and 8 months to reach eastern Australia, 3400 km from the volcano.
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Sunday, April 22, 2007

Lopevi Volcano, Vanuatu - John Seach

Lopevi volcano in Vanuatu erupted today. Ash emissions of unknown height were reported at 11:33 am local time, and were observed by pilots and visible on satellite images. Ash drifted eastwards away from inhabited islands. A change in wind direction may send ash over populated areas. Lopevi is one of the most active volcanoes in Vanuatu.
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Thursday, April 19, 2007

Huila Volcano, Colombia - John Seach

Huila volcano in Colombia erupted yesterday forcing the evacuation of several thousand people. The volcano began erupting one month ago after being dormant for 452 years.
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Friday, April 13, 2007

Piton de la Fournaise Volcano (Reunion)

A sulphur dioxide cloud from the eruption of Piton de la Fournaise volcano has reached Australia, over 6000 km from the volcano. The cloud is dilute and no ash has been reported. Pilots have been asked to report anything unusual.
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Sunday, April 08, 2007

Taal Volcano, Philippines - John Seach

Taal volcano in the Philippines has been showing signs of unrest. The crater is hot and bubbling and people have been advised to stay away. The crater lake is a popular tourist destination close to Manila. Taal volcano last erupted in 1977.
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Bulusan Volcano, Philippines - John Seach

Bulusan volcano in the Philippines erupted today sending ash 5 km high. The volcano had been quiet for three weeks and exploded without warning at 5:45 am local time. There is a 4 km permanent danger zone around the volcano.
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Monday, April 02, 2007

Major Earthquake, Solomon Islands (Mag 7.9) - John Seach

A major earthquake hit the Solomon Islands this morning at 0739 hr, local time. The magnitude 7.9 earthquake had a shallow epicentre (40 km depth) and hit 42 km east of Simbo volcano. a magnitude 6.7 earthquake was felt 8 minutes later. Simbo volcano showed signs of increasing activity in September 2006 after being quiet for almost a century. A tsunami warning was issued for Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Northeastern Australia, Tuvalu, Kiribati, Fiji. A Tsunami watch was issued for Kermadec Islands north of New Zealand. There is a possible tsunami threat to Willis and Barrier Reef islands. There could also be effects at Cairns, Gladstone and Mackay.
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Sunday, April 01, 2007

Rabaul Volcano, Papua New Guinea - John Seach

Semi-continuous emissions of ash have been reported at Rabaul volcano in Papua New Guinea. Today, a plume reached 10,000 ft elevation and drifted 25 nautical miles NE.
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Mt Etna Volcano, Italy - John Seach

New eruptions have occurred at Mt Etna volcano in Italy. At 0724 hr on 29th March there was an increase in volcanic tremor, followed by explosive activity and lava fountains. Two lava flows were observed between southern crater and central crater of Bocca Nuova. The effusive vents are located at 3180m and 3050m elevation and the lava has flowed 1 km towards SE crater.
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Reventador Volcano, Ecuador - John Seach

Reventador volcano erupted ash to a height of 20,000 ft yesterday. The volcano has been showing signs of increased activity since January.
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Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii - John Seach

Eruptions continue along the east rift zone at Kilauea volcano in Hawaii. Incandescence is visible in Pu`u`O`o vent and two lava flows are entering the ocean. Lava in the PKK flow enters a tube system until the coastal plain where it continues as a surface flow. The campout lava tube provides ocean entries at Kamokuna, with an eastward branch towards the base of Royal Gardens subdivision, and westward branch to the East Lae`apuki sea cliff.
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