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Volcanic activity world-wide 2 Aug 2012: Manam, Bagana, Pagan, Batu Tara, Sakurajima, Popocatépetl, Kilauea

Thursday Aug 02, 2012 08:14 AM | DOOR: T

SO2 plume from Kilauea volcano on 30 July (NOAA)
SO2 plume from Kilauea volcano on 30 July (NOAA)
Yasur (Vanuatu) has shown an increase in activity and was set on alert level 3, meaning that the access to the crater is currently closed, as bombs are falling outside the crater rim and into the car park area.

In Papua New Guinea, Manam volcano has been highly active recently, producing strong intermittent explosive activity and occasional pyroclastic flows.
Bagana volcano had an explosion today that produced an ash cloud reaching 3 km altitude today, Darvin VAAC reports.
In the Mariana Islands, Pagan volcano is steaming, but there are no recently observed eruptions.

Satellite observations:
VAAC reports also ash clouds at mostly the same volcanoes than the last couple of days : Batu Tara (Sunda Islands, Indonesia) (ash clouds up to 7000 ft or 2.1 km) and Sakurajima volcano (ash clouds up to 7000 ft or 2.1 km).
NOAA's satellite images have shown strong SO2 emissions during some of the past days for both Popocatépetl in Mexico and Kilauea volcano on Hawaii.
Vorig nieuws
Wednesday, Aug 01, 2012
Etna (Italy): The strombolian activity in Bocca Nuova continues and the intracrater cone slowly grows. At the moment, the tremor is slowly rising, suggesting an increase in activity. ... [meer...]
Tuesday, Jul 31, 2012
Fuego volcano (Guatemala): Latest observations suggest a decreasing trend in activity, but strombolian eruptions continue with explosions producing 200-500 m high ash clouds, and at least one lava flow is still active. Seismic activity is at moderate levels. ... [meer...]
Tuesday, Jul 31, 2012
Volcanoes in Kamchatka have been relatively calm over the past week. ... [meer...]
Friday, Jul 27, 2012
No particularly unusual volcanic activity is taking place at the moment. Mainly based on the latest Smithsonian / USGS activity report, webcams and other sources, the following is a brief summary: ... [meer...]

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