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Saturday, Nov 29, 2014
The lava lake at the summit of Nyamuragira volcano in DR Congo.Photo: Benoit Smets
The lava lake at the summit of Nyamuragira volcano in DR Congo.Photo: Benoit Smets
A satellite view of lava lakes and gas plumes from Nyamuragira and Nyiragongo volcanoes. Photo: NASA Earth Observatory
A satellite view of lava lakes and gas plumes from Nyamuragira and Nyiragongo volcanoes. Photo: NASA Earth Observatory
For the first time in 75 years, a new lava lake appeared on some of Africa’s most active stratovolcanoes: Mount Nyamuragira in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The neighbouring volcanoes of Nyamugira and Nyiragongo are both part of the Virunga volcanic chain in the East African Rift, situated along DR Congo's border with Rwanda. They are famous as two of the few volcanoes on Earth that have sustained lava lakes for several decades. The previous lava lake at Nyamuragira emptied in 1938 as its lava poured out of the summit and flowed more than 30 kilometres down to Lake Kivu. The new lava lake seems to have formed at the bottom of the 500 m deep crater that was left behind by this 1938 lava flood. ...more [read all]
Friday, Nov 28, 2014
Screenshot of eruption video showing the two active vents at Fogo
Screenshot of eruption video showing the two active vents at Fogo
Eruption at Aso volcano Wednesday (Kumamoto university webcam)
Eruption at Aso volcano Wednesday (Kumamoto university webcam)
Fogo (Cape Verde): Activity, after having slowed down a bit yesterday, picked up again this morning, as a new vent opened above the eruption fissure. ...more [read all]
A moderately strong ash emission occurred this morning. A plume at 20,000 ft (6 km) drifted east. Weaker ash venting continued afterwards. (Tokyo VAAC).
Eruption at Aso volcano Wednesday (Kumamoto university webcam)
Eruption at Aso volcano Wednesday (Kumamoto university webcam)
Activity at the volcano picked up and went through an intense phase of strong, continuous ash emissions Wednesday. An ash plume rose to approx. 3 km altitude, according to Tokyo VAAC. ...more [read all]
Screenshot of eruption video showing the two active vents at Fogo
Screenshot of eruption video showing the two active vents at Fogo
Lava flow in Portela village (Fogonews)
Lava flow in Portela village (Fogonews)
Activity, after having slowed down a bit yesterday, picked up again this morning, as a new vent opened above the eruption fissure. ...more [read all]
Wednesday, Nov 26, 2014
Explosive activity at the eruptive vents of Fogo on 25 Nov 2014 (MuzikaTV)
Explosive activity at the eruptive vents of Fogo on 25 Nov 2014 (MuzikaTV)
Incandescence at Nakadake crater (JMO)
Incandescence at Nakadake crater (JMO)
Fogo (Cape Verde): (25 Nov) The eruption continues, but the situation is critical inside the Cha caldera. The northern lava flow branch has started to enter the village of Portela and today destroyed and/or damaged several buildings, including the headquarters of the Fogo Nature Park. ...more [read all]
The active lava dome of Semeru in late Nov 2014 (photo: Andi / VolcanoDiscovery Indonesia)
The active lava dome of Semeru in late Nov 2014 (photo: Andi / VolcanoDiscovery Indonesia)
Close-up of the active lava dome of Semeru in late Nov 2014 (photo: Andi / VolcanoDiscovery Indonesia)
Close-up of the active lava dome of Semeru in late Nov 2014 (photo: Andi / VolcanoDiscovery Indonesia)
A recent visit at the summit of the volcano by our expedition leader Andi and Markus confirmed that "Semeru's lava dome is growing bigger and wider, and now has a diameter of 100-200 m. ...more [read all]
Incandescence at Nakadake crater (JMO)
Incandescence at Nakadake crater (JMO)
Disappearance of Aso's crater lake in 2013 (Culture Volcan)
Disappearance of Aso's crater lake in 2013 (Culture Volcan)
Activity from the Nakadake crater has intensified. Since yesterday, ash emissions and comparably strong incandescence have been observed, suggesting that a new magmatic eruption could be under way. ...more [read all]
The Alaska Volcano Observatory concluded that "the most recent period of explosive eruptive activity at Pavlof Volcano has ended" and downgraded the volcano alert level again. ...more [read all]

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