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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)
Steam plume from Zubair in the Red Sea on Tuesday (8 Oct)
: (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.
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]
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]
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]
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]
More on VolcanoDiscovery:
Kelut volcano photos
: A new lava dome grew inside the crater lake during the effusive eruption in late 2007, replacing most of the lake. Watch the birth of a new mountain!
Dukono volcano photos
: Dukono on Halmahera in Indonesia has been in permanent activity for years, often producing ash plumes that drift around the northern part of the island and have become normality.
Sakurajima volcano photos
: One of the world's most active volcanoes, Sakurajima on Japan's Kyushu Island is famous for its frequent vulcanian explosions, often accompanied by eruption lightning.
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