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Volcanic activity worldwide 23 Apr 2015: Calbuco volcano

Thursday Apr 23, 2015 21:00 PM |

Sub-plinian eruption of Calbuco this morning (image: C.I.M.A.T / facebook)
Sub-plinian eruption of Calbuco this morning (image: C.I.M.A.T / facebook)
Eruption plume from Calbuco on 22 April (source: Fusion Terrestre / facebook)
Eruption plume from Calbuco on 22 April (source: Fusion Terrestre / facebook)
Calbuco (Southern Chile and Argentina): The 21 y-o mountaineer who was missing and feared victim of the eruption has survived and has been rescued, fortunately. Together with a small group of friends, he was on excursion on the mountain when the eruption occurred last night.
During their escape, he decided to stay behind because of cramps and then lost his way, forced to spend the night in the forest, until he could make phone contact with his family this morning.
...23 Apr:
The violent eruption of the volcano that had started at 01:00 local time this morning lasted about 6 hours and gradually waned. However, a third explosion in the near future remains a possibility.
A 20 km access exclusion zone around the volcano remains in place and the alert status is kept at maximum (red).
... [read more]
...23 Apr:
A major explosive eruption started at the volcano yesterday afternoon (20:45 GMT). VAAC Buenos Aires reported an ash plume to 30,000 ft (10 km) altitude.
The eruption started at 18:05 local time and came with little warning signs apparently. Residents in a radius of 20 km around the volcano are being evacuated. As the ash plume quickly drifted northeast towards Argentinia's Bariloche region, the Bariloche airport was closed.
... [read more]
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Ash plume from Nevado del Ruiz Monday afternoon (INGEOMINAS)
Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015
Aso (Kyushu): Mild strombolian activity with low-level ash emissions continue from the Nakadake crater. ... [meer...]
Lava flow on Fuego early on 18 April 2015
Monday, Apr 20, 2015
Fuego (Guatemala): A more intense phase of activity with the effusion of a 2 km long lava flow on the southeastern slope into the Taniluya canyon occurred during 17-18 April. ... [meer...]
Strombolian eruption at Stromboli on 10 April (INGV)
Thursday, Apr 16, 2015
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): (16 Apr) During the past week, activity at the volcano has picked up and resumed to its typical normal strombolian activity - good news for all who are going to visit the island during the starting tourist season. ... [meer...]
Epicenters of recent earthquakes south of Hekla
Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015
Hekla (Iceland): Small earthquake swarms occurred at shallow depths during the past days near the volcano. The quakes were located approx. 6-10 km south of Hekla volcano and at shallow depths around 5 km. ... [meer...]
Aerial view of Popo's crater on 10 April with the partially collapsed lava dome (CENAPRED)
Monday, Apr 13, 2015
Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): (13 Apr) Activity has remained essentially unchanged. Intermittent small to moderate explosions occur from the volcano's summit crater, where slow magma extrusion continues to accumulate in a moderately viscous, flat dome. ... [meer...]

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