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Dukono volcano (Halmahera, Indonesia) activity update: continuing ash eruptions

Thursday Dec 22, 2011 13:42 PM | BY: ANDI

Eruption from Dukono volcano on 21 Dec 2011 (photo: Andi / VolcanoDiscovery Indonesia)
Eruption from Dukono volcano on 21 Dec 2011 (photo: Andi / VolcanoDiscovery Indonesia)
The remote Dukono volcano in Halmahera Island continues to produce ash explosions with plumes rising up to 1 km above the crater. Eruptions are following each other in intervals of 5-15 minutes and there are frequent small tremors.
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Tuesday, Dec 20, 2011
The photo was taken in spring 2009 and shows an explosion from Stromboli's NE crater in the evening twilight. In the first half of 2009 in particular, this crater was in spectacular, vigorous activity. It had quickly built a tall cone, changing and dominating the crater terrace of Stromboli, and although more changes have happened, it is still one of the main features of the crater today. ... [more]
Petrified giant tree on Lesbos
Monday, Dec 19, 2011
Millions of years ago, dense forests were growing on the slopes of the island of Lesbos. Sequoias reached enormous heights. Eventually, after a long repose interval, the volcanoes of the island became active again. One of the largest eruptions generated hot ash flow that engulfed once verdant mountain forests and buried them under many meters of hot ash. ... [more]
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