Tavurvur volcano (Rabaul, Papua New Guinea): large explosive eruption, ash to 60,000 ft
Fri, 29 Aug 2014, 06:3106:31 AM | BY: T
Lava fountains and ash column from Tavurvur volcano (image: Emma Edwards via Mark Tarello @mark_tarello / twitter)
A large explosive eruption began at Tavurvur volcano (Rabaul caldera) this morning.
Eruption from Tavurvur this morning (image: Hubert Namani @hhnaman / Twitter)
The eruption seems to be similar to a paroxysm on Etna.
Lava fountains and significant ash emissions were observed. The ash plume reached a height of approx. 60,000 ft (18 km) altitude. Aviation color code was raised to red.
Thu, 9 Jan 2014, 15:30
Rabaul caldera's Tavurvur cone was quiet during 16-31 December. White and occasionally blue vapor plumes rose from the crater. An explosion at 0732 on 22 December generated an ash-poor plume. Weak fluctuating glow was visible at night on 31 December. (Smithsonian/USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report) ... Read all