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Friday, Aug 26, 2005

"Dozens of small earthquakes near a volcano in southwest Colombia were raising concerns Sunday of a possible eruption. More than 30 temblors have occurred within 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) of the Galeras volcano beginning Saturday Aug. 20, geologist Roberto Torres said. Several had a magnitude near 5 and seven were strong enough to be felt by people."
Galeras volcano is an active "4270-m high andesitic stratovolcano in the southwestern Colombia near the border to Ecuador" whose activity in May 2005 prompted the Colombia government to evacuate the area.

Thursday, Aug 25, 2005

From the GVP/USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 17-23 August 2005:

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Activity at Kilauea is at low levels at present and only little lava can be seen: during the past week, the lava entry at the East Lae`Apuki point continued to be active, and a few surface lava flows were sometimes visible on the Pulama Pali fault scarp and the coastal flat. By 22 August, surface lava on the W branch of the PKK lava flow was no longer visible.

Eruptive activity continues at Anatahan volcano in the Mariana Islands. Ash plumes, mainly observed by satellite and pilots, rise to heights of ~7.9 km (26,000 ft) a.s.l. Seismic activity continues at moderate levels.

Sunday, Aug 14, 2005

Semeru is in a state of high activity as observed by the VolcanoDiscovery team during the past days. Strong strombolian activity is taking place at frequent intervals of 5-10 minutes, producing billowing ash clouds of 1-2 km height and showering much of the summit cone with fresh gray ash.

Fuego remains in constant activity. Jet-engine like sounds accompany  minor gas and small ash emissions from the crater, while a blocky lava flow extends for about 500 m from the crater down the flank of the summit cone.

Colima remains active, although the intensity has decreased during the past weeks. Typically, 3-5 minor to medium ash explosions are occurring per day at the volcano and an intensification of the eruption could occur at any time.

Anatahan volcano remains in constant activity, with frequent explosions that produce an ash plume drifting at about 20,000 ft elevation and extending up to 200km.

The tiny uninhabited volcanic sub-antartic McDonald Island in the S Pacific (Australia) is erupting for the first time since 2001, when lava flows doubled its size from about 1.1 to 2.5 square kilometers. McDonald's first known historic eruption occurred in 1992.
Thursday, Jul 28, 2005
Image captured from the webcam at Colima volcano, showing the powerful explosion on the early morning of 27 July.
Image captured from the webcam at Colima volcano, showing the powerful explosion on the early morning of 27 July.

Colima's Volcano of Fire had a spectacular, predawn explosion Wednesday 27 of July, shooting incandescent rock, ash and steam nearly 9,000 feet into the air over western Mexico. The eruption sent ash raining down on nearby communities, but officials had no reports of major damage.

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