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Karthala volcano (Grand Comore Island) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 10 January-16 January 2007 (New Activity / Unrest)

Wed, 10 Jan 2007, 06:00
06:00 AM | BY: VN
According to news articles, scientists from the Karthala Volcano Observatory reported that an eruption occurred at Karthala during the evening of 12 January. Residents reported incandescence at the summit and strong fumes. Several strong tremors and earthquakes occasionally larger than M 4 were registered on 13 January.
A lava lake that formed in the volcano's crater was seen during aerial observations on 15 January.

Sources: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Reuters
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From: Global Volcanism Program, 2007. Report on Karthala. In: Mayberry, G (ed.), Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 10 January-16 January 2007. Smithsonian Institution and US Geological Survey.

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Fri, 2 Jun 2006, 04:37

Karthala volcano (Comores): eruption likely ended on afternoon of 1st of June

Local newspapers report that the eruption at Karthala volcano already has ended, with the lava lake being crusted over and seismicity having decreased to background levels on the afternoon of June, 1st, 2006. Read all
Thu, 1 Jun 2006, 15:13

Karthala volcano (Comores), eruption update: lava lake activity

AFP press photo of Kartala volcano on 30 May, 2006
The lava lake at the crater bottom is still active, alimented by one or two fountains. No lateral fissures have opened and the amount of gas and ash released is small. ... 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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