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Mon, 30 Jul 20:33
As Andrea Ercolani reports from Stromboli, the "normal" strombolian activity seems to be returning to the summit craters since early July. ...more [read all]
Mon, 23 Jul 01:50

On July 21, the activity inside Pu'u 'O'o cone ceased, and a new intrusion made its way to the surface in the area east of the cone and uprift from Kupaianaha shield (active in the 1990s). More news and photographs about this remarkable change in the ongoing eruption can be found at HVO's update pages: http://volcano.wr.usgs.gov/hvostatus.php.

Mon, 23 Jul 01:46

As more news has become available, the news about an effusive flank eruption at Lengai around 15 July turns out to be probably false. The observed "ashcloud" was dust from a landslide. This demonstrates how difficult it is in this area to have robust information. The ongoing seismic activity in the Gregory Rift, however, is quite peculiar.

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Tue, 17 Jul 19:36
The lava lake inside the Puu Oo crater as on 11 July.

Over the past week, the lava lake inside the Puu Oo crater became less and less alimented, dropped several meters inside an 8-shaped system of levees. It remaining active in this smaller area, fed by the eastern vent, but by yesterday, its activity appears to have ended according to information from HVO. Instead, new vents have become active in the western area of the Puu Oo cone.

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Source: HVO

Tue, 17 Jul 19:25

After last week's intense ash eruptions generating plumes 2-3 km high, Gamkonora volcano has quieted down over the past days. Since July 13, seismicity has decreased sharply and no new larger ash eruptions have occurred since then.The Indonesian Volcanological Survey has lowered the alert level and many villagers who had been evacuated from the slopes of the volcano have returned home.

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Sun, 8 Jul 08:36

Lava continues to erupt from several vents at the bottom of Puu Oo crater. Over the past days, a small lava lake has been forming.

Fri, 6 Jul 08:14

The strong explosive activity at Klyuchevskoy continues. Since June 28, the strongest explosions have been generating ash columns to 10 km high and the resulting ash plume is now forming a band of ash streching as far as Alaska. The ash plume is of major concern for aircraft in the area and air traffic in the area needs to be diverted.

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Wed, 4 Jul 08:20

Activity from Santiaguito continues but is at relatively low levels, generating ash and gas plumes of usually less than 1 km, but at relatively regular intervals of about 20 minutes.

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Wed, 4 Jul 08:11

Mild strombolian activity and the effusion of two small lava flows continue at Pacaya volcano. New small lava flows ca. 150 and 300 m long are present on the upper NE flank, travelling NE and N towards Los Llanos y Cerro Chino.

Wed, 4 Jul 08:00

Strombolian activity at Guatemala's Fire Mountain "Fuego" remains high. INSIVUMEH reports exposions of typically 50-100 m height, although sometimes stronger explosions, such as one on on 1 July throw lava to up to 300 m.A new lava flow, about 250 m long, and headed towards the Río Taniluyá river had started on 27 June from the secondary vent. The older flow, mostly active in March-April, originating from the summit crater, continues slowly as well.

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