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The city of Naples and Vesuvius volcano - perhaps THE volcano...
The city of Naples and Vesuvius volcano - perhaps THE volcano...
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Glow from Colima's summit crater this morning
Friday, Feb 12, 2016
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. ... [more]
Ash plume from an eruption at Sakurajima this morning
The volcano continues to produce small to moderate vulcanian explosions at rates of a few per day, typically. [more]
Thursday, Feb 11, 2016
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) [more]
Strong strombolian explosion / lava fountain at Fuego volcano early on 10 Feb 2016 (photo: Edgar Barrios)
Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016
Volcanologist Edgar Barrios from INSIVUMEH's volcano observatory (OVF) kindly sent us these photos of the ongoing activity of Fuego volcano. ... [more]
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). [more]

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