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Wednesday, Apr 28, 2010
The eruption at Eyafjallajökull continues. As the Icelandig Met Office reports, ash plume elevations and magma discharge levels remain similar to the preceding four days of activity. Lava continues to flow north from the eruption site toward the head of the Gígjökull glacier. Despite light ash-fall occurring up to 45 km west of the eruption site, the explosive activity and ash production represents a fraction of conditions during the height of the eruption (14-17 April). There are no measurable indications that the eruption is about to end.
The Chilean geological service SERNAGEOMIN raised the alert level of Llaima volcano from 3 to 4 on 25 April because of ‘the occurrence of earthquakes with high energy levels and tremor signals with durations of up to 20 minutes’, a volcanologist reported to a llocal newspaper. ...more
Santiaguito volcano had 4 strong eruptions between 18:50 and 20:00 local time on 26 April, 2010. According to INSIVUMEH and local newspapers, the explosions from the lava dome produces ash plumes reaching 8-9 km a.s.l. Authorities closed the airspace around the volcano in a radius of 20 km.
Saturday, Apr 24, 2010
The eruption at Eyafjallajökull volcano on Iceland continues at a similar rate as during the past days, with strombolian and phreatomagmatic activity at the summit, generating ash plumes reaching 2-5 km height. Deflation of the volcano indicates that the eruption might be nearing its end. ...more [read all]
Wednesday, Apr 21, 2010
Shiveluch on the Kamchatka Peninsula in eastern Russia continues to be very active. An eruption last week produced an ash plume reaching 7.5 km.
The eruption of Gaua volcano (located in the far north end of the archipel of Vanuatu) is increasing and the situation is worsening for the inhabitants of the island, news articles report. As plumes reach 10,000 ft (3000m) elevation and the fresh ash contaminates water and food supplies on the island, promting authorities to prepare for an evacuation of about 3000 people from the island if the situation continues or gets worse.
Explosion inside the crater of Eyjafjallajökull on 20 April with a visible shock wave in the ash cloud.
Explosion inside the crater of Eyjafjallajökull on 20 April with a visible shock wave in the ash cloud.
As our team members Jorge Santos and Marco Fulle report from on location, the eruption seems to be declining. Since 20 April, it consists of separated bursts of lava from the summit crater, accompanied by loud shock waves rattling windows at up to 20km distance. On one occasion, Jorge managed to photograph such a shock wave near the crater. ...more [read all]
Monday, Apr 19, 2010
As the ash cloud from Eyjafjallajøkull continues to decrease, mostly because most of the ice around the crater is now molten, the seismic activity remains high and lava emission (magmatic activity) in the form of strombolian eruptions and fountains can now be observed at the crater. This signals another stage in the eruption, where it is likely that a new cone will be built inside the crater of the volcano.
The ash emission at Eyjafjallajøkull volcano seems to be decreasing. However, the ash cloud over large parts of Europe still forces thousands of flights to be canceled causing large-scale disruption of travel.
Sunday, Apr 18, 2010
The ash cloud on the morning of 17 April
The ash cloud on the morning of 17 April
The eruption of Eyjafjallajökull volcano increased over the past days, sending a huge ash cloud drifting at elevantions between 2-10 km over large parts of Europe, forcing nearly all airports in central, northern and parts of southern Europe to be closed for several days, to an extent that has not been known in the history of commercial air traffic. ...more [read all]

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