Rabaul (Tavurvur) volcano news & eruption update

Rabaul volcano (PNG): activity summary 31 July - 6 August - explosions and ash emissions

Thu, 8 Aug 2013, 09:28
09:28 AM | BY: T
Weak to moderate eruptive activity continues, characterized by frequent explosions and ash emissions from the Tavurvur cone:
RVO reported that during 22-31 July low-level activity consisted of discrete emissions of pale gray ash plumes occurring at short intervals. Some emissions were explosive and generated plumes that rose 2 km above the crater. Plumes drifted E, NE, N, NW, W, and SW, and deposited minor amounts of fine white and gray ash in areas downwind mainly between Namanula and Malaguna No. 1 (with Rabaul Town, 3-5 km NW, in between), and to a lesser extent between the Vulcan area and Malaguna No. 2. Roaring and rumbling noises also continued, often in conjunction with explosions.
(Source: Smithsonian/USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 31 July-6 August 2013)

Previous news

Thu, 18 Jul 2013, 10:05
RVO reported that during 16 June-14 July white-to-light-gray plumes sometimes containing fine ash rose at most 2 km from Rabaul caldera's Tavurvur cone and drifted NW and SE. Roaring and rumbling noises also continued, and seismicity was low. ... Read all
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