Soufrière Hills volcano (Montserrat), eruption news: large explosion on 21 May 2006
At about 11 am local time of May 20, 2006, a large dome collapse accompanied by a large explosion occurred at Soufrière Hills volcano, producing an ash column of more than 50,000 ft height (about 18 km). The plume is drifting SW and caused planes to divert their route. Pyroclastic flows down the tar river valley reaching the sea. Flows have also broken out of the former crater to the east and have been seen down to Spanish point and Truants. Ash has been falling in Salem, Olde Town and Olveston.
Prior to the eruption, there was a broad spine in the southern summit area of the dome. Rockfalls and small pyroclastic flows have occurred across a sector from the west to the southeast of the lava dome and occasional rockfalls have been seen on the north side of the dome, during the period until 19 May.
Because of the recent interesting volcanic activity at Merapi and Semeru volcano on Java, we point to two tours with open spaces for last-minute individual bookings: ... read all
Due to lack of participants, we decided to cancel the tour to North Sulawesi and postpone it to 2007. As an interesting alternative, we can offer a special trekking tour in Java and Bali from 5-20 August instead. There are two open spaces available. ... read all
We hare glad to announce that we can now offer an additional date for the tour on Nisyros island, Greece, this autumn: 6-15 October 2006. Details to the tour are found here
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The dates for the new expedition to Nyiragongo volcano are now set to 19-27 July, 2006. 3 spaces are still available. Details here
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Tom and Marco are just back home from our pilot tour to Nyiragongo volcano, which was very successful, so we plan to repeat the tour in July this year already. In the near future, we will post photos from the tour as well as details about the tour. Stay tuned! read all
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