Karthala volcano (Grand Comore Island) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 10 January-16 January 2007 (New Activity / Unrest)
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.
Wed, 10 Jan 2007, 06:0006:00 AM | BY: VN
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
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.
Fri, 2 Jun 2006, 04:37
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
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