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Monday, Jan 31, 2011
According to local news, Krakatau continues to produce strong explosions, producing ash plumes up to 1200 m high. ...more
Sunday, Jan 30, 2011
The new lava dome inside Kirishima's crater on 29 Jan (ANN news)
The new lava dome inside Kirishima's crater on 29 Jan (ANN news)
Webcam image on the evening of 30 Jan 2011 showing strong glow, possibly from a lava flow.
Webcam image on the evening of 30 Jan 2011 showing strong glow, possibly from a lava flow.
The eruption at Kirishima seems to enter a more magmatic phase; while the ash plume further decreased and ash production declined, a new lava dome has appeared in the summit crater. Visible glow from the crater is now strong.
Taal volcano continues to be restless. PHIVOLCS reported slightly increased seismic activity and steam rising from the thermal area inside the Main Crater on 18 January, but temperature, acidity and color of the lake are at normal levels, and the color had not changed.
Weak activity is present at Mayon volcano's summit crater, where a red glow can be seen at night. Philvolcs reports that during 18-25 January 2011, up to two daily volcanic earthquakes were detected by the seismic network.
Saturday, Jan 29, 2011
Ash plume from Kirishima volcano drifting SE over Kyushu Island (26 Jan). Image credit: NASA Earth Observatory
Ash plume from Kirishima volcano drifting SE over Kyushu Island (26 Jan). Image credit: NASA Earth Observatory
The eruption at Kirishima still goes on, but the plume height today is only half in height (reaching 3-4 km, according to VAAC Tokyo). Judging from photos of the webcamera and various reports, the intensity of the ash emission seems to have gone down compared to the past days.
Friday, Jan 28, 2011
The eruption at Kirishima continues with strong ash emissions. Strong ash falls occurs in southern Kyushu. An ash plume from the eruption seems to reach 7.5 km (25,000 ft) elevation and is drifting southeast, causing (so far minor) disruptions to air traffic. ...more
Thursday, Jan 27, 2011
While Kirishima is now the big player in the volcano show, its active neighbour Sakurajima erupted on the morning of 27 Jan as well, sending an ash cloud to 7,000 ft (2.5 km). ...more
The explosive eruption of Kirishima goes on unabated. A dense column of ash is being emitted from the vent. Tokyo VAAC issued an ash cloud warning at flight level 210 - in other words, the eruption plume is estimated to have reached or could reach 21,000 ft (ca. 7 km.) ...more [read all]
Wednesday, Jan 26, 2011
The eruption of Kirishima volcano (Photo: FNN news)
The eruption of Kirishima volcano (Photo: FNN news)
A spectacular eruption started at Kirishima volcano on 26 January 2011. Violent explosions emit dense ash plumes and weak incandescent lava fountains. Small pyroclastic flows are devastating the lower slopes of the volcano, and many ballistic blocks impact in the vicinity of the crater. ...more [read all]
A lava flow is active from the SE vent of Stromboli volcano. The lava flow is confined to the crater terrace, but indicates very high levels of magma inside the conduit.

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