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Volcanoes Today, 19 Dec 2014: Bardarbunga volcano, Kilauea
Friday Dec 19, 2014 11:00 AM |
View of the eruption at Holuhraun this morning (MILA webcam)
Bardarbunga (Central Iceland)
Aerial view from the NE towards the approaching lava flow front near Pahoa (HVO)
: The eruption continues with little variation. The Nornahraun lava field is now almost 80 square km in size. An extensive lava tube system has formed inside it, bringing supply of lava to the outer areas.
Earthquake activity remains significant under the caldera, which continues to subside. Occasional quakes reach magnitudes above 5.Kilauea (Hawai'i)
: The lava flow is now less than 1 km (0.7 mi) from the Pahoa marketplace. During yesterday's overflight, it was seen that had advanced about 340 m during the previous 24 hours.
Its front has split into two branches, one following the steepest descent path in the area and another following a "tributary" path to the north that intersects the main descent path a few hundred meters. ... [read more]
Thursday, Dec 18, 2014
: A relatively large explosion and/or dome collapse event occurred yesterday evening (this morning in Kamchatka). An ash plume was reported to rise to 33,000 ft (10 km) altitude. ...
Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014
: Japanese authorities raised the alert level of the Tokachidake volcano to 2, as signs of volcanic unrest have recently increased. An access restriction is in place of 1 km radius around the crater left by the violent eruption in 1962 ("62-2 crater"). ...
Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014
Zhupanovsky (Kamchatka, Russia)
: Intermittent ash emissions continue to occur from time to time from the volcano. A plume of volcanic ash at 14,000 ft (4.2 km) altitude extending ENE was reported last night (Tokyo VAAC). ...
Saturday, Dec 13, 2014
Batu Tara (Sunda Islands, Indonesia)
: (12 Dec
) During our recent expedition to Batu Tara, we witnessed a spectacular increase in activity during the night 3-4 Nov, culminating in a small pyroclastic flow triggered by a collapsing lava fountain and increased effusive activity from the dome. Andi and Till managed to capture the event on photos
More on VolcanoDiscovery:
Current activity of Bardarbunga volcano, Iceland
: An intense seismic crisis started at Bárdarbunga volcano on 16 August 2014 and is continuing at the time of writing (23 Aug). It may or may not lead to a volcanic eruption, possibly under the Vatnajökull ice cap.
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