Saturday, August 13, 2011

Papandayan Volcano, Indonesia - John Seach

Papandayan volcano in Indonesia has been placed on level 3 alert (out of maximum 4) after an increase in unrest. Seismic activity has increased at the volcano with a doubling of volcanic earthquakes in the first 2 weeks of August compared to previous months. Deformation measurements have detected an 18 mm inflation of the volcano on 10th August compared to 4th July 2011. Temperature in one of the four craters has increased from 106.4 to 107.5 deg C between 7-12 August. A two km exclusion zone has been placed around the crater.
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Saturday, August 06, 2011

Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii - John Seach

Large changes have occurred on the east rift zone of Kilauea volcano. On 3rd August the floor of Pu'u O'o crater collapsed and draining the lava lake. A lava volume of lava emerged from twelve vents on the west side of Pu'u O'o cone which flowed northwest and south. The walls of Pu'u O'o crater have started to collapse. A small amount of lava has returned to the crater floor and was visible on the webcam. At present the lava flows remain within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and have not approaced inhabited areas.
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