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Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano (Tanzania) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 1 October-7 October 2008 (New Activity / Unrest)

Wed, 1 Oct 2008, 06:00
06:00 AM | BY: VN
According to Frederick Belton's website, a local camper reported a small eruption from Ol Doinyo Lengai on 1 October. Details of the eruption were not provided.

Source: Ol Doinyo Lengai (Fred Belton)
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From: Global Volcanism Program, 2008. Report on Ol Doinyo Lengai. In: Mayberry, G (ed.), Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 1 October-7 October 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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