Gamkonora volcano (Halmahera, Indonesia), activity update: eruption quiets down
After last week's intense ash eruptions generating plumes 2-3 km high, Gamkonora volcano has quieted down over the past days. Since July 13, seismicity has decreased sharply and no new larger ash eruptions have occurred since then.The Indonesian Volcanological Survey has lowered the alert level and many villagers who had been evacuated from the slopes of the volcano have returned home.
Source: AFP, VSI
The dates for the new expedition to Erta Ale volcano and the Danakil depression in Ethiopia are now set at 25 Jan - 8 Feb. 2008. For details of the program, go here.[more]
We gladly announce two new study&walking tours we can offer you in Italy: one to the Bay of Naples from 8-15 April and a two-weeks tour of the Eolian Islands from 6-18 May 2007. Both tours will be guided by our Italian geologist Marta who is a true insider in both areas.[more]