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Volcanoes Today, 17 Sep 2014: Stromboli volcano, Bardarbunga, Kilauea, Mayon

Wednesday Sep 17, 2014 20:00 PM |
Small explosion at Stromboli's NW summit vent
Small explosion at Stromboli's NW summit vent
Hazard map of Mayon volcano with 6 km / 7 km (SE sector) exclusion zone (image: GVP)
Hazard map of Mayon volcano with 6 km / 7 km (SE sector) exclusion zone (image: GVP)
Latest HVO image of advancing front near Kaohe Homesteads, September 15, 2014.
Latest HVO image of advancing front near Kaohe Homesteads, September 15, 2014.
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): Lava effusion continues with little changes overall. During the past weeks, the main lava flow has been traveling in the central part of the Sciara where it is mostly hidden from the webcam.
The main flow front almost reached the sea again last night and this morning, but stopped shortly before the shoreline.
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Bardarbunga (Iceland): The eruption at Holuhraun continues. According to the Icelandic Met Office, there are no signs of decreasing magma output. The lava flow field continues to spread.
At the Bárdarbunga caldera, subsidence of 50 cm / day continues. GPS measurements show irregular deformation patterns, but it is not completely clear what these mean except that the magma movements underground are probably changing their paths.
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Mayon (Luzon Island): The volcano could to be heading towards a new eruption. PHILVOLCS raised the alert level of the volcano was raised from 2 to 3 (on a scale of 1-5) on 15 Sep, following increased seismic activity and observation of small incandescent rockfalls on the southeastern upper flank.
The presence of low-frequency earthquakes suggests that magma has started to rise within the volcano, which would explain the recently observed lava dome and the glowing rockfalls during recent days, which in turn likely originated from it.
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Kilauea (Hawai'i): Pu'u 'O'o's "June 27th flow" continues to advance at a rate around 215m (705ft) per day through vacant forest, but has crossed the Forest Reserve boundary as it continues to skirt downhill of the nearest homes.

Yesterday the flow front was 3.3 km (2.1 miles) upslope from Apa`a Road, which hosts the densest cluster of homes in the flow's likely path. HVO's latest estimate projects "that lava could flow from its current location to Apa`a Rd in 15 days and to the Pāhoa Village Road (government road) in Pāhoa within 20 days" based on current advancement rate.
Previous news
The lava flow field at Holurhaun on 13 Sep
Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014
Bardarbunga (Iceland): Eruptive activity at the Holuhraun fissure is decreasing and many believe that it might end within some days. This does not necessarily mean that the eruption & crisis is over, however, but could be just a pause. ... [more]
Lava fountains on the main fissure at the Holuhraun eruption this evening (Mila webcam)
Monday, Sep 15, 2014
Bardarbunga (Iceland): The eruption continues with little changes. Fountaining is now limited to the central vent on the main fissure. The southernmost vent, still active on Friday, stopped erupting yesterday. ... [more]
Powerful explosion of at Slamet volcano on 12 Sep, showering the whole upper cone with lavva bombs, seen from the village of Sigedong (image: Fariz Azki Maulana via Volcano Alert / Culture Volcan)
Saturday, Sep 13, 2014
Bardarbunga (Iceland): The eruption continues at similar levels as during the previous days. IMO estimates the volume of lava erupted so far to be at least 200 million cu m, and the surface covered by it 24.5 square km. The lava flows continue to travel eastwards into Jökulsá á Fjöllum river. ... [more]
Lava fountains from the main vent at Holuhraun this afternoon
Friday, Sep 12, 2014
Bardarbunga (Iceland): The eruption continues with little variations. We flew over the fissure and could observe lava fountains still going strong from the main vents on the active fissure. ... [more]
Updated map of the lava flows from the eruptive fissures (triangle) (IMO)
Thursday, Sep 11, 2014
Bardarbunga (Iceland): The eruption at Holuhraun continues at similar intensity. It appears that the lava output is now balancing the magma influx at depth, most of which seems to be draining from the reservoir underneath the Bárdarbunga caldera, which reacts by subsidence. ... [more]

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