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Volcanoes Today, 12 Feb 2016: Colima volcano, Sakurajima
Friday Feb 12, 2016 14:00 PM |
Ash plume from an eruption at Sakurajima this morning
Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan)
Glow from Colima's summit crater this morning
: The volcano continues to produce small to moderate vulcanian explosions at rates of a few per day, typically.Colima (Western Mexico)
: The volcano continues to produce intermittent explosions, but there might be something new in the making: weak, but continuous glow from the crater has appeared during the last night, something that hasn't been observed since the latest effusive eruptive phase in July last year. It could
indicate that a new lava dome is about to appear. The next days or weeks will probably give a better answer.
Time-lapse video:...11 Feb:
Washington VAAC reported that during 3-8 February ash plumes from Colima rose to altitudes of 4.9-6.7 km (16,000-22,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted 75-140 km in multiple directions. (Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 3-9 February 2016)
Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016
: Explosions at the volcano have been relatively frequent recently and often intense enough to be detected on satellite imagery, monitored by Tokyo's VAAC (Volcanic Ash Advisory Center). ...
Monday, Feb 08, 2016
Bromo (East Java, Indonesia)
: The eruption continues in the form of intermittent small to moderate strombolian-type explosions and minutes-long phases of more or less vigorous ash venting alternating with strong degassing. Only few incandescent ejecta are being seen at night, but ash emissions are comparably intense and aviation color code of the volcano remains at orange. ...
Saturday, Feb 06, 2016
Alaid (Northern Kuriles)
: The ´most recent eruption of the volcano, which began in October last year, can be regarded as over and the aviation color code was lowered back to green. ...
Friday, Feb 05, 2016
Bardarbunga (Central Iceland)
: Over the past few months, seismic activity at the volcano, mainly under the volcano's large, ice-covered caldera has been increasing again, suggesting that magma might be filling the volcano's reservoir underneath the caldera. ...
Wednesday, Feb 03, 2016
: Several ash plumes reaching estimated 13-16,000 ft (4-5 km) altitude have been reported by Tokyo VAAC during the past days, suggesting that the volcano's intermittent explosions are currently more frequent and relatively intense. ...
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Nyiragongo volcano photos
: Nyiragongo (DR Congo) has the world's largest and most active lava lake. Enjoy our pictures taken during several expeditions over the past years.
: A third tectonic setting where volcanism occurs is believed to be the result of mantle plumes and not directly related to plate boundaries. So called hot spot volcanoes fall into this category.