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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.
The main hazard at present is the opening of lateral fractures with the formation of fast-moving lava flows from lower altitude, such as during an eruption in 1977, when such flows partially destroyed the village of Singani.
The last eruptions at Karthala occured in April 2005 and from 18 Nov.-18 Dec. 2005, when heavy ash falls from the mainly phreatomagmatic activity polluted cisterns and left 250,000 people with no clean water supply. -->More on Karthala volcano
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