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Volcanic activity worldwide 12 Oct 2013: Klyuchevskoy, Soufriere Hills, Jebel Zubair

Saturday Oct 12, 2013 17:03 PM |

Lightning inside the eruption cloud above Klyuchevskoy volcano (KVERT webcam)
Lightning inside the eruption cloud above Klyuchevskoy volcano (KVERT webcam)
Steam plume from Zubair in the Red Sea on Tuesday (8 Oct)
Steam plume from Zubair in the Red Sea on Tuesday (8 Oct)
Klyuchevskoy (Kamchatka): (11 Oct) We posted the following time-lapse video of the eruption this morning (or evening, in Kamchatka time). At 08:30 UTC (17:30 local time), a new vent opened in the saddle between Klyuchevskoy and neighboring Kamen volcano, producing a fountain of lava and ash rising to about 7 km altitude. The KVERT webcam even captured lightning during this eruption:


Soufriere Hills (Montserrat, West Indies (UK)): (11 Oct) MVO reported that activity at the Soufrière Hills Volcano has remained low over the past week. The dome produced a number of rockfalls and a few volcano-tectonic earthquakes. Volcanic gas emissions were at average levels.

Jebel Zubair (Red Sea): (11 Oct) As of today, the submarine eruption continues with the production of a steam plume of variable size, not always easily identifiable on satellite images. A SO2 plume is also visible on satellite data drifting from the eruption site.
No ash can be seen on satellite imagery, only steam, and the area of discolored water (indicator of suspended particles) is small if not has disappeared. That suggests that the eruption is currently rather weak and probably has not yet entered the so-called surtseyan phase where solid fragments (ash, lava blocks) are ejected above the surface of the sea.
Previous news
Map of yesterday's earthquakes under Etna (marker shows one of the two mag 2.7 events)
Friday, Oct 11, 2013
Etna (Sicily, Italy): (10 Oct) A swarm of shallow earthquakes occurred yesterday under the SE flank, below Monte Arcimis near Tarderia (Pedara) at depths of 2.7-5.6 km. The two largest events were magnitude 2.7 and felt by local residents. ... [more]
Current tremor signal (ESLN station, INGV Catania)
Thursday, Oct 10, 2013
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): Our friend Petra who climbed the volcano last night reports that activity is rather low at the moment. There were no explosions observed during the time spent at the summit (about one hour). ... [more]
Showa crater of Sakurajima with glow from strombolian activity this evening
Wednesday, Oct 09, 2013
Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): The volcano has had less (vulcanian) explosions, but showed near-constant strombolian activity and ash emissions today: ... [more]
Eruption from Klyuchevskoy volcano, Kamchatka (Photo: Sergey Krasnoshchokov).
Tuesday, Oct 08, 2013
Etna (Sicily, Italy): (7 Oct) Sporadic weak explosions from the New SE crater have continued. Currently, there are no signs of increasing activity. ... [more]
View of active vent area from the summit on 4 October 2013. Note how the active vent area in the centre has moved to the left and the pinky-red landslide debris in the foreground. (GeoNet)
Monday, Oct 07, 2013
Tangkubanparahu (West Java): (6 Oct) Phreatic eruptions occurred from the crater on Saturday and Sunday morning (at 06.21 and 03:37 WIB, respectively). The eruptions lasted about 10 minutes and produced small ash plumes. Volcanologists measured strong tremor accompanying the eruptions. ... [more]

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