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Volcanic activity worldwide 19 Nov 2013: Merapi, Sinabung

Tuesday Nov 19, 2013 17:03 PM |

Explosion at Sinabung this morning
Explosion at Sinabung this morning
Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): (18 Nov) Another explosion occurred this morning, sending an ash plume to about 30,000 ft (9 km) altitude according to Darwin VAAC, that drifted westward. The aviation alert level was raised to red immediately.


Merapi (Central Java): (18 Nov) A relatively strong explosion occurred yesterday morning (4-6 am local time), producing a large ash plume of about 2 km height and accompanied by loud rumblings. Ash fell to the south and east sides of the volcano, as far as Solo (30 km distance). According to local press, many people spontaneously evacuated their homes in several villages near the volcano.
Previous news
Weak activity last evening from the New SE crater
Monday, Nov 18, 2013
Etna (Sicily, Italy): Activity has gradually decreased since the last paroxysm, with short peaks of renewed stronger activity in between. As of now, weak explosions probably still continue at the New SE crater but cannot be observed due to cloud cover. Tremor signal is still elevated but with a an overall decreasing tendency. ... [more]
Lava fountain at the New SE crater during the 16th paroxysm in 2013
Sunday, Nov 17, 2013
Etna (Sicily, Italy): As expected, another paroxysmal eruption took place at the New SE crater over night. This marks the 16th such event in 2013. ... [more]
Strombolian explosion at the NSEC
Saturday, Nov 16, 2013
Etna (Sicily, Italy): Intense strombolian activity is occurring at the New SE crater. Tremor has been climbing slowly, and it seems more and more likely that the next paroxysm is about to start in a near future. ... [more]
Steam rings from Etna's New SE crater this morning
Saturday, Nov 16, 2013
Etna (Sicily, Italy): Weak explosions continue at the New SE crater, and often produce steam rings. This morning, tremor has started to rise, which could indicate the start of yet another paroxysm. ... [more]
Glow from Etna's New SE crater
Friday, Nov 15, 2013
Etna (Sicily, Italy): Explosions continue at the New SE crater. The weather is mostly bad and visibility is limited, but the glow seen on the webcams speaks for itself. Tremor continues to climb slowly. Are we in for another paroxysm soon? ... [more]

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