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Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano (Tanzania) activity update: continuing ash eruptions

Thu, 24 Jan 2008, 08:49
08:49 AM | BY: TP
Typical ash eruption from the new ash cone in the N crater
Typical ash eruption from the new ash cone in the N crater
A small group from VolcanoDiscovery, local mountain guides and partners stayed near and on Lengai volcano during 17-21 January. During this period, Lengai continued to erupt ash to several 100 meters above the new ash cone during phases lasting several hours alternating with periods of quiet when only a weak plume of very fine gray ash and gas was issuing out of the new ash cone.
A detailed report of our observations can be found here.

Previous news

Wed, 16 Jan 2008, 06:00

Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano (Tanzania) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 16 January-22 January 2008 (Continuing Activity)

A visitor to Ol Doinyo Lengai reported that it erupted on 14 January. A "shower of stones" fell at their location about 50 m from the summit and a lava flow went another direction. ... Read all
Wed, 26 Dec 2007, 06:00

Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano (Tanzania) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 26 December-1 January 2008 (Continuing Activity)

The Toulouse VAAC reported that an ash plume from Ol Doinyo Lengai was observed by visiting scientists on 29 December and rose to an unreported altitude. ... Read all
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Satellite image of Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano by (c) Google Earth View
Satellite image of Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano by (c) Google Earth View
Stratovolcano 2890 m
Tanzania, -2.75°S / 35.9°E
Current status: minor activity or eruption warning (3 out of 5) Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano eruptions:
1550 BC (?), 50 AD (?), 700 AD (?), 1350 (?), 1880, 1882, 1904, 1907, 1914, 1916, 1921, 1926, 1940, 1954, 1955, 1958, 1960, 1967, 1983, 1994, 2006, 2007-ongoing
Typical eruption style
Explosive activity. In addition, at least during the past +-30 years near-continuous effusion and mildly explosive eruption of natrocarbonatite lava from vents inside the crater, sometimes overflowing over the rim, is taking place.

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