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Tavurvur volcano (Rabaul caldera, PNG), activity update: strong explosive activity continues

Thursday Oct 23, 2008 11:02 AM |

RVO reported that during 12-20 October ash plumes from Rabaul caldera's Tavurvur cone rose to an altitude of 0.9-2.7 km (3,000-8,900ft) a.s.l. and drifted N, NW, S, and SE. Ashfall was reported in areas downwind. During 20-21 October, large explosions occurred and ash plumes rose to altitudes of 1.7-3.7 km (5,600-12,100 ft) a.s.l. A significant amount of ash fell in the area of Rabaul town (3-5 km NW). Continuous incandescence from the vent was observed and loud roaring noises were reported.
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Links / Sources:
  • Rabaul Volcano Observatory (RVO) via SI/USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 15-21 October 2008
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