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Volcanic activity worldwide 9 Dec 2014: Turrialba volcano, Laguna del Maule, Aso

Tuesday Dec 09, 2014 21:00 PM |

Glow and ash emissions from Aso's Nakadake crater
Glow and ash emissions from Aso's Nakadake crater
Laguna del Maule caldera (photo: B. Singer / GSA)
Laguna del Maule caldera (photo: B. Singer / GSA)
Aso (Kyushu): Mild strombolian activity and ash emissions continue at Nakadake crater.

Turrialba (Costa Rica): A new eruption occurred last evening at 21:30 local time. Not much detail about the eruptions is available, but it seems to have been a rather small event. Light ash fall was noted in areas up to 20 km distance. There are no reports of damage or injuries.
A volcanologist from the National Seismic Network said in an interview that the new eruption possibly was triggered by the recent earthquakes in the region.

Laguna del Maule (Central Chile): The volcanic field of Laguna del Maule is a potentially dangerous volcano. Scientists have found alarming levels of uplift, suggesting its magma chamber is filling up. What does this mean? In a recent study published at GSA, scientists try to give an answer. [Read the story]
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The lava flow of Fogo passing near a destroyed building (image: INVOLCAN / @involcan / twitter)
Monday, Dec 08, 2014
Fogo (Cape Verde): The second village Bangaeira in the path of the rapidly advancing lava flow has been destroyed within only a few hours. ... [meer...]
Lava flow from Fogo in Portela (Asociación Canaria de Volcanología / facebook)
Sunday, Dec 07, 2014
Fogo (Cape Verde): (7 Dec) The eruption intensified according to news reports on Saturday, and destroyed most of what still had been left of Portela. The new lava flow advanced at 30 meters per hour and consumed another 20 houses and the sports center. ... [meer...]
Aerial view of the Holuhraun eruption yesterday (credit: Martin Hensch / IMO)
Friday, Dec 05, 2014
Bardarbunga (Iceland): The eruption continues to with fluctuating intensity. Lava effusion rates are still very high, but overall seem to follow a decreasing trend. Also, gas supply to the lava lake above the vent seems to be becoming less. ... [meer...]
Landsat-8 image of the area of the eruption (NASA)
Thursday, Dec 04, 2014
Bardarbunga (Iceland): (3 Dec) The eruption continues with little changes. While most of the lava now remains on top of the already emplaced lava field, more than 75 square km large, several lateral outbreaks are active as well. ... [meer...]
Lava flow in Portela village 3 Dec
Wednesday, Dec 03, 2014
Fogo (Cape Verde): The eruption continues. Lava flows have slowed down their advance to less than 1 m per hour, giving some time to breath for what is left at Portela village in Chã das Caldeiras. ... [meer...]

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