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Volcanic activity worldwide 12 Mar 2014: Chirpoi, Karymsky, Dukono, Copahue
Wednesday Mar 12, 2014 21:03 PM |
MODIS hot spot at Chirpoi volcano (ModVolc, Univ. Hawaii)
Karymsky (Kamchatka): An ash plume to 7,000 ft (2.1 km) altitude and extending SW was reported early this morning (VAAC Tokyo). This came likely from a stronger-than-average of the volcano's typical sporadic strombolian explosions.
Chirpoi (Kurile Islands, Russia): A thermal hot spot is again visible on MODIS satellite data, suggesting some sort of activity going on at the remote volcano. What exactly is happening there (perhaps the appearance of a small lava dome, or emissions of hot gasses) is unknown at the moment.
Dukono (Halmahera): Explosive activity at the volcano produced an ash plume that rose to 7,000 ft (2.1 km) altitude and extended 40 nautical miles to the SE yesterday.
Copahue (Chile/Argentina): The volcano continues to show signs of unrest. A swarm of volcanic-tectonic earthquakes occurred the day before yesterday. SERNAGEOMIN keeps the alert level of the volcano at Yellow.
Slamet (Central Java): (11 Mar) New eruptions were observed at Java's second highest volcano since yesterday evening. A series of explosions produced ash plumes rising 800-1000 m above the summit, the local observatory reported. ... [more]
Etna (Sicily, Italy): While weak lava effusion and sporadic strombolian explosions from the New SE crater continue with little changes, the Bocca Nuova crater has started to produce occasional small ash emissions of sometimes elevated temperature (suggesting presence of magma near the surface). ...
Etna (Sicily, Italy): (8 Mar) Weak lava effusion from the vent at the eastern base of the New SE crater, as well as sporadic small explosions from its summit crater continue with no significant variations over the past days. ... [more]
Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): Explosions have been becoming more frequent again. During the past 48 hours, VAAC Tokyo counted 8 eruptions of small to moderate size (ash plumes rising up to between 5-9,000 ft altitude). ... [more]
Introduction to Plate Tectonics: The Earth's upper, rigid layer is broken into several plates which are in constant motion to one another. Most earthquakes and volcanoes occur as result of these plate boundaries.
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