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Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano (Tanzania) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 5 March-11 March 2008 (New Activity / Unrest)

Wed, 5 Mar 2008, 06:00
06:00 AM | BY: VN
Based on pilot reports, MWO reports, and observations of satellite imagery, the Toulouse VAAC reported that ash plumes rose to altitudes of 8.8-10.7 km (29,000-35,000 ft) a.s.l. during 5-6 and 9 March. A cloud at an altitude of 12.2 km (40,000 ft) a.s.l. that possibly contained ash was detected in satellite imagery on 11 March.
The cloud drifted S.

Source: Toulouse Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre (VAAC)
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From: Global Volcanism Program, 2008. Report on Ol Doinyo Lengai. In: Mayberry, G (ed.), Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 5 March-11 March 2008. Smithsonian Institution and US Geological Survey.

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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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