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Possible large explosion at Sheveluch volcano, Kamtchatka
Abbreviated from a report sent by the Kamchatkan Volcanic Eruptions Response Team:
"According to seismic data, a large eruptive event began at 6:25 UTC on February 27 at Sheveluch volcano. ... Ash deposits were noted at Klyuchi at 21:00 on February 27. The thickness of ash mixed with snow was about 1 cm. Clouds obscured the volcano all time. According to satellite data from Russia, a ... thermal anomaly was registered near the dome. Probably this anomaly connects with a large pyroclastic flow on the south-western flank of the volcano. An ash cloud of length about 45 km (28 mi) was noted in 13-16 km elevation to the north-west from the volcano at this time."
The two volcano tours on Hawai'i have come to an end, or better, the time to enjoy these fresh memories has now started. We look back on 10 days packed with impressions from exceptional activity at Kilauea volcano,- we have been incredibly lucky both as to activity (Kilauea was/still is in one of its most active phases since the start of the eruption in 1983), and the weather and last but not least thanks to the great mix of people we have had on board. Not only got we to see lots of lava during the 5 days each, but we also had our great share of fun, met interesting new people from all over and did many other interesting and nice activities aside.Tom took many photos, some of which will soon be available (mainly on www.decadevolcano.net
). Due to the sucess of the tour, the VolcanoDiscovery Hawai'i
team (Tom, Phil and Philippe) can offer to repeat the tour for individuals or small groups at almost any date on request, in English and/or French as well as Portuguese. In addition, two new fixed dates, now open for inscriptions, are now set up for mid November: 13-18 and 20-25 November, 2005
. Details of the tour can be found at this page. (Since Tom will be on location as well during these tours, the languages the tour can be done, are: German, English, French, Danish, Italian, Greek and Portuguese or a mix of these). ... Lees alle
Kilauea is erupting a lot of lava and the expedition is a huge sucess (so far)... Two active ocean entries, uncountable breakouts on the flowfield and the upper slopes as well as an intense activity at and around the Pu'u O'o cone are present. Tom and his small group are on location,- more photos and reports will be posted when time permitting. ... Lees alle
After weeks of intense work, the new website of VOLCANO DISCOVERY is finally online and the small company has found its virtual "home". I am now running VOLCANO DISCOVERY together with my friend and partner Tobias Schorr, whom some of you might know from Methana already. ... Lees alle
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Definition of a volcano
: A volcano is the term for any place on the surface of the earth, where hot molten rock (magma) reaches the surface.
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