Rabaul (Tavurvur) volcano news & eruption update
Tavurvur volcano (Rabaul, PNG) activity summary 1-15 Nov 2013: explosions and ash emissions
Thursday Nov 21, 2013 11:05 AM | BY: T
RVO reported that Rabaul caldera's Tavurvur cone was quiet during 1-12 November. At 0516 on 13 November a moderate explosion generated a dense billowing ash cloud that rose 1 km above the crater and drifted NW.
A few more explosions continued after that, at irregular intervals; notably on 14 November at 0738, 0851, 1308, 2044, and on 15 November at 1903. Ash plumes from these events also drifted NW.
During 1-15 November seismicity was very low, except for events associated with the explosions. Deformation measurements showed slight inflation of the central part of the caldera; the long-term inflationary trend continued.
(Smithsonian/USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report)
Tuesday, Oct 01, 2013
Activity continues. The latest NOAA satellite image data shows increased SO2 emissions. [more]
Wednesday, Sep 11, 2013
RVO reported that during 1-31 August low-level activity at Rabaul caldera's Tavurvur cone consisted of pale gray plumes with variable but mostly minor ash content. Intervals between emissions ranged from tens of seconds to hours. ... [more]
Friday, Sep 06, 2013
The activity at Tavurvur has increased since the second half of August, a recent report by ECHO (European Commission department of Humanitarian Aid) mentions. ... [more]
Monday, Aug 26, 2013
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. [more]
Thursday, Aug 08, 2013
Weak to moderate eruptive activity continues, characterized by frequent explosions and ash emissions from the Tavurvur cone: ... [more]