Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Raoul Volcano, Kermadec Islands - John Seach

A magnitude 7.0 earthquake hit 70 km SSE of Raoul Island at 3:19 am on Tuesday 30th September 2008. Raoul Island contains an active volcano which last erupted in 2006. Earthquakes of this size can sometimes disrupt nearby volcanoes.
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Friday, September 26, 2008

Shiveluch Volcano, Kamchatka, Russia - John Seach

An eruption occurred at Shiveluch volcano in Russia on 25th September 2008. At 8 am local time the eruption produced an ash column 4.5 km high. The eruption was accompanied by earthquakes. There was no threat to nearby communities according to the Geophysics Service of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Chaiten Volcano, Chile - John Seach

Eruptions continue at Chaiten volcano in Chile. On the afternoon of 23rd September 2008, continuous emissions were observed from the volcano. Ash fell in Chaiten town as a broad plume drifted south. A hotspot remains visible on satellite images. The volcano remains dangerous with an active lava dome growing in the summit crater.
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Monday, September 22, 2008

Piton de la Fournaise Volcano, Reunion - John Seach

An eruption began at Piton de la Fournaise volcano on Sunday 21st September 2008. A small lava pond formed in the bottom of Dolomieu crater fed by a fissure on the west side. The eruption was accompanied by ten earthquakes. High levels of sulphur dioxide have been reported at the volcano. This is the first eruption of Piton de la Fournaise volcano since the large eruption in April 2007, which was called the "eruption of the century."
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Saturday, September 20, 2008

Sheveluch Volcano, Kamchatka, Russia - John Seach

Eruptions continue at Sheveluch volcano in Russia. Lava flow is effusing on the south-western flank of the lava dome. Seismicity was above background levels this week. Hot avalanches occurred at the lava dome, and fumarolic activity. The volcano presents a hazard to low flying aircraft with ash explosions up to 10 km (32,800 ft.) altitude possible at any time.
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Friday, September 19, 2008

Sheveluch Volcano, Russia - John Seach

A dome collapse has occurred at Sheveluch volcano in Russia on 13th September. The south western side of the dome collapsed creating ash which rose to 6500 m above sea level. The ash plume drifted 100 km NE. The dome collapse was accompanied by lava flows. Sheveluch is one of the most active volcanoes in Kamchatka.
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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Kavachi Volcano, Solomon Islands - John Seach

A large earthquake (magnitude 6.1) hit Kavachi Volcano in the Solomon Islands on 9th September 2008 at 11:22 pm local time. The earthquake had a focus at a depth of 10 km. Kavachi is the second most active volcano in the Solomon Islands. This earthquake may be followed by volcanic activity at Kavachi.
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