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Thursday, Aug 21, 2014
Surge in lava supply at Stromboli this morning caused formation of new channels
Surge in lava supply at Stromboli this morning caused formation of new channels
Earthquakes under Bárdabunga volcano during the first 10 hours of today
Earthquakes under Bárdabunga volcano during the first 10 hours of today
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): Lava continues to flow from the fissure vent at the base of the NE crater. Compared to the first week, the effusion rate has become more unstable, causing several surges and intervals of strongly decreasing activity. ...more [read all]
Surge in lava supply at Stromboli this morning caused formation of new channels
Surge in lava supply at Stromboli this morning caused formation of new channels
Decreasing effusion rate this afternoon lets the channels almost "fall dry"
Decreasing effusion rate this afternoon lets the channels almost "fall dry"
Lava continues to flow from the fissure vent at the base of the NE crater. Compared to the first week, the effusion rate has become more unstable, causing several surges and intervals of strongly decreasing activity. ...more [read all]
JMA reported that during 8-15 August volcanic earthquakes continued at Kusatsu-Shiranesan’s crater, although they had decreased from early August and tremor was absent. The Alert Level remains at 2 (on a scale of 1-5). ...more
No new eruptions seem to have occurred at the volcano since the relatively violent eruption on 4 Aug. ...more
Intermittent explosive activity continues at the volcano. Volcanic ash plumes drifting SSE were reported yesterday and Tuesday rising to 10-15,000 ft (3-4.5 km) altitude (VAAC Tokyo).
Ash emissions were observed on satellite imagery this morning. An ash plume at estimated 8,000 ft (2.4 km) altitude extended 20 nautical miles to the north of the volcano.
Earthquakes under Bárdabunga volcano during the first 10 hours of today
Earthquakes under Bárdabunga volcano during the first 10 hours of today
The intense earthquake swarm continues with no significant changes. There are no signs of magma migrating towards or reaching the surface are present, although the risk of a subglacial eruption in the near future remains high. This could lead to significant glacial floods and ash emissions, which in turn could cause again disruptions of flight operations in the region, depending on the wind trajectories and the amount of ash released. ...more [read all]
Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014
Road map of the closed area near Bardarbunga volcano
Road map of the closed area near Bardarbunga volcano
All manually checked earthquakes since the beginning of the sequence. Event times are colour coded, events larger than magnitude 3 are given as green stars. The migration of the activity from the caldera of Bárðarbunga (dark blue, Saturday) to the northern and eastern clusters (light blue, Sunday; orange Monday) can be seen. (IMO)
All manually checked earthquakes since the beginning of the sequence. Event times are colour coded, events larger than magnitude 3 are given as green stars. The migration of the activity from the caldera of Bárðarbunga (dark blue, Saturday) to the northern and eastern clusters (light blue, Sunday; orange Monday) can be seen. (IMO)
Bárdarbunga (Iceland): (20 Aug) The situation remains the same as yesterday. The earthquake swarm continues at high intensity. The quakes are clustered in an area 20 km east of the Bárdarbunga volcano's caldera under the ice cap and at shallow depths of 10-1 km. ...more [read all]
Road map of the closed area near Bardarbunga volcano
Road map of the closed area near Bardarbunga volcano
Earthquakes under Bárdabunga volcano during the first 7 hours of today
Earthquakes under Bárdabunga volcano during the first 7 hours of today
The situation remains the same as yesterday. The earthquake swarm continues at high intensity. The quakes are clustered in an area 20 km east of the Bárdarbunga volcano's caldera under the ice cap and at shallow depths of 10-1 km. ...more [read all]

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