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Volcanic activity worldwide 17 Sep 2015: Karangetang volcano
do, 17 sep 2015, 21:00
21:00 PM |
Karangetang (Siau Island, Sangihe Islands, Indonesia)
Ash plume from what could be a new lateral vent at Karangetang (image: via Benny Saerang)
: (17 Sep
) An eruptive event yesterday produced an ash plume that rose from what could be a new lateral vent on the lower northern (?) flank of the volcano.
Although the photo sent to us looks rather like an ash plume that originated from the front of an avalanche that departed at low level, local sources insist on having observed a new vent.
Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia)
: (15 Sep
) A moderately large pyroclastic flow occurred this morning (08:22 local time) at the volcano. The associated ash plume rose to 18,000 ft (5.4 km) altitude. ... Lees alle
: A powerful explosion occurred this morning from the Nakadake crater, producing a dense ash cloud that collapsed into several pyroclastic flows and rose approx. 2 km above the crater. ... Lees alle
: The volcano's lava dome continues to be active. At night, constant incandescence can be seen and frequent small avalanches occur. A dilute ash plume can be seen rising from it. ... Lees alle
: A new eruption occurred at the volcano this morning at 07:53 local time. An explosion produced an ash plume that rose approx. 1.5 km above the summit and drifted NE and dispersed quickly. The Ternate airport was temporarily closed. ... Lees alle
Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan)
: (4 Sep
) After 3 weeks with almost no or no significant explosions, the volcano seems to be back in its typical state of activity that has been going on for years (but been quite elevated during the past years in comparison): intermittent small to moderately sized vulcanian-type explosions from the Showa crater have resumed since 1 Sep, producing ash plumes that rose to heights of 5-9,000 ft (1.5 - 2.7 km) altitude. ... Lees alle
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