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Rabaul (Tavurvur) volcano
caldera 688 m / 2,257 ft
New Britain, Papua New Guinea, -4.27°S / 152.2°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
Rabaul (Tavurvur) volcano books
Rabaul (Tavurvur) volcano eruptions:
2014, 2013, 1994-2011, 1943, 1941-42, 1940, 1937, 1878, 1850(?), 1791, 1767
Typical eruption style:
Explosive
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Satellite image of Tarvurvur volcano (c) Google
Satellite image of Tarvurvur volcano (c) Google
 

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)
Previous news
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]
SO2 plume from Rabaul volcano today (NOAA)
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]
MODIS hot spot data (past 7 days) for Tavurvur volcano (ModVolc, Univ. Hawaii)
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]

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