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Volcanic activity worldwide 5 Apr 2014: Tungurahua
Sat, 5 Apr 2014, 21:00
21:00 PM |
Eruption of Tungurahua on 4 April 18:10 (F. Vásconez - OVT/IGEPN)
: (5 Apr
) The volcano entered a new vigorous eruptive phase yesterday evening. A moderately strong vulcanian explosion occurred at 18:10 (local time) and produced an eruption column rising several kilometers as well as small pyroclastic flows on the cone.
The eruption plume (originally estimated to have reached up to 50,000 ft / 15 km altitude, but probably much lower than that) drifted to westerly directions. Ash / lapilli fall with 1-3 cm diameter clasts occurred in the areas of Bilbao, Choglontus, Chacauco and Cusúa. ... [read more]
: (3 Apr
) No significant changes in activity occurred recently. The volcano remains active. Slow lava-dome extrusion continues accompanied by ash explosions, incandescence, hot avalanches, and fumarolic activity. ... read all
Etna (Sicily, Italy)
: After a few days of apparent calm, new activity resumes on Etna: weak strombolian activity occurs at the NSEC and renewed small lava effusion from a fissure vent at the eastern base of the cone. ... read all
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy)
: (31 Mar
) Recently discovered dinosaur footprints in volcanic ash layers on a remote island volcano challenge the widely accepted theory that dinosaurs got extinct 65 million years ago. Some of them might have survived for much longer. ... read all
: The volcano remains more active than average. Another series of strombolian to vulcanian-type explosions today produced ash plumes rising to estimated 7,000 ft (2.1 km) and drifting SE (VAAC Tokyo). ... read all
Etna (Sicily, Italy)
: (30 Mar
) Since the end of lava effusion 3 days ago, Etna has remained all quiet and the recent flow field is now slowly cooling down. ... read all
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