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Karthala volcano (Grand Comore Island) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 31 May-6 June 2006 (Continuing Activity)

Wed, 31 May 2006, 06:00
06:00 AM | BY: VN
According to news articles, eruptive activity at Karthala that occurred on 28 May had ceased. No seismic activity was detected during 31 May to 1 June.

Sources: Reuters, Agence France-Presse (AFP)
From: Global Volcanism Program, 2006. Report on Karthala. In: Mayberry, G (ed.), Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 31 May-6 June 2006. Smithsonian Institution and US Geological Survey.

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Tue, 30 May 2006, 16:53

Karthala volcano (Comores), eruption news: new eruption on 28 May 2006, lava lake forming

A new eruption at Karthala volcano started on the evening of Sunday 28 May 2006 at 18h05 local time. Fresh magma has formed a lava lake inside Chungu Chahalé crater in the caldera. Different from the last eruptions in 2005, no explosive activity was reported at the beginning of the eruption, only a thick plume of gas and steam above the crater, extending 60 km to the northwest. The absence of explosive activity can be explained because the crater contained no water. Read all
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Karthala volcano (Grand Comore Island) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 24 May-30 May 2006 (New Activity / Unrest)

According to the Toulouse VAAC, the Meteorology Office and Observatory of Comores reported an eruption of Karthala of gas and steam on 28 May at about 2105. During 28-29 May from 2300 to 0930, a thin sulfur-dioxide plume extending 60 km NW was visible on satellite imagery. On 29 May, at about 0830, volcanologists flew above the crater and confirmed that only steam and sulfur dioxide had been emitted. ... Read all
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Karthala volcano
Shield volcano 2361 m (7,746 ft)
Comores, western Indian Ocean, -11.77°S / 43.36°E
Current status: restless (2 out of 5) Karthala volcano eruptions:
1808, 1814, 1821, 1828, 1830, 1833, 1848, 1850, 1855, 1857, 1858, 1859, 1860, 1862(?), 1872, 1876, 1880, 1883-84, 1904, 1910, 1918, 1928, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1965, 1972, 1977, 1991, 2005, 2005, 2006
Typical eruption style
Effusive. Temporary lava lakes.
Karthala volcano (c) Google
Karthala volcano (c) Google
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