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Volcanoes Today, 3 Aug 2015: Piton de la Fournaise volcano

Monday Aug 03, 2015 11:00 AM |
Eruptive fissure of Piton de la Fournaise on 31 July (image: Paul Dérand)
Eruptive fissure of Piton de la Fournaise on 31 July (image: Paul Dérand)
Piton de la Fournaise (La Réunion): After less than 3 days, the eruption already ended Sunday morning. The volcano observatory reported that tremor and lava effusion ceased abruptly at 11:15. However, a new eruptive phase in the near future cannot be ruled out.
The access to the Enclos remains closed.
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Previous news
Ash plume from Manam volcano (Himawari-8 True Color imagery)
Friday, Jul 31, 2015
Manam (Papua New Guinea): A large explosive eruption occurred at the volcano today. The event produced an ash column that rose to approx. 65,000 ft (20 km) altitude and started to drift SW. ... [more]
Thursday, Jul 30, 2015
Piton de la Fournaise (La Réunion): A new eruption might be under way at the volcano. Since last weekend, seismic activity from a source at 1-2 km depth beneath Dolomieu crater has been increasing. In addition, increased degassing and inflation of the Dolomieu crater have been detected, both likely signs of a new magma intrusion at shallow depth. ... [more]
Recent earthquakes under Meakan volcano (JMA)
Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015
Karymsky (Kamchatka): An ash plume from an explosion produced an ash plume that rose to 14,000 ft (4.2 km) altitude and drifted north this morning. The volcano continues to produce intermittent strombolian- to vulcanian-type explosive eruptions. ... [more]
Pyroclastic flow at Sinabung volcano today at 12:22
Monday, Jul 27, 2015
Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): (27 Jul) Activity has remained essentially unchanged. Effusion of viscous lava continues at slow pace to feed the lava dome with two active lobes on the SE and E upper flanks. At 12:22 local time today, a small part of the eastern lobe collapsed into a medium-sized pyroclastic flow that traveled approx. 2.5 km towards the outskirts of the (already evacuated and destroyed) villages of Bekerah and Simacem. ... [more]
Incandescence from the two lava lobes of Sinabung and a rockfall at night (25 July)
Sunday, Jul 26, 2015
Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): During the past 2,3 days, the volcano has been relatively calm and not produced pyroclastic flows, only small rockfalls from two lava lobes, a smaller and a much larger one, overspilling to the SE and ENE, respectively ... [more]

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