Rabaul (Tavurvur) volcano news & eruption update

Rabaul (Tavurvur) volcano (New Britain, Papua New Guinea) activity update

Fri, 6 Sep 2013, 13:50
13:50 PM | BY: T
SO2 plume from Rabaul volcano today (NOAA)
SO2 plume from Rabaul volcano today (NOAA)
The activity at Tavurvur has increased since the second half of August, a recent report by ECHO (European Commission department of Humanitarian Aid) mentions.
Ash fall from Tavurvur forced the suspension of outpatient services at Nonga base hospital in Rabaul on 2 Sep. It is expected that more than 3,000 people are affected and in need of clean drinking water.

Previous news

Mon, 26 Aug 2013, 12:29
MODIS hot spot data (past 7 days) for Tavurvur volcano (ModVolc, Univ. Hawaii)
Mild to moderate explosive activity continues. During the past days, several ash plumes reaching 6,000 ft (1,8 km) altitude were reported. MODIS data show a hot spot at Tavurvur cone. ... Read all
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