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Volcanoes Today, 28 Nov 2014: Aso volcano, Fogo, Zhupanovsky

Friday Nov 28, 2014 17:00 PM |
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.
Lava fountaining and associated lava effusion mainly occur from the lower vent, while the upper one shows strombolian explosions, strong degassing and ash emissions. As typical for flank eruptions, eruptive activity has by now concentrated to and continues from two vents (as compared to 6 active ones on the first day):
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Zhupanovsky (Kamchatka, Russia): 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).

Aso (Kyushu): 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.
A video showed incandescent ash-rich fountains from the crater, confirming that new magma has arrived there, i.e. a new magmatic eruption has formally started at the volcano:
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Previous news
Explosive activity at the eruptive vents of Fogo on 25 Nov 2014 (MuzikaTV)
Wednesday, Nov 26, 2014
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]
Earthquakes and subsidence of the Bardarbunga caldera since 12 Sep (Icelandic Met Office)
Tuesday, Nov 25, 2014
Bardarbunga (Iceland): The eruption at Holuhraun continues strongly. The only apparent change is that during the past days, the intensity of lava output seems to be less stable and fluctuating. ... [more]
Lava fountains and flow from the new eruption at Fogo (Fogonews)
Monday, Nov 24, 2014
Fogo (Cape Verde): The new eruption, so far small inside the Cha caldera, continues. It is taking place from a fissure with two closely spaced vents on the southwest side of the Pico de Fogo, very near to the 1995 eruption vents. ... [more]
Sunday, Nov 23, 2014
Fogo (Cape Verde): A new eruption started at the volcano this morning around 10:00 local time. The aviation alert was raised to red due to possible ash emissions that could harm aircraft in the area. ... [more]
Strombolian acttivity at the summit vents of Stromboli (INGV)
Saturday, Nov 22, 2014
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): Lava effusion seems to have stopped completely since about a week ago. Small strombolian explosions continue to occur sporadically from vents in the northern and central crater terrace at the summit. ... [more]

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