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Volcanic activity worldwide 28 Aug 2014: Bardarbunga volcano, Slamet

Thursday Aug 28, 2014 21:00 PM |

Image of one of the ice cauldrons (image: Civil Protection)
Image of one of the ice cauldrons (image: Civil Protection)
Strombolian eruption at Slamet volcano (West Java, Indonesia) on 26 Aug 2014 (photo: Aris Yanto)
Strombolian eruption at Slamet volcano (West Java, Indonesia) on 26 Aug 2014 (photo: Aris Yanto)
Bardarbunga (Iceland): No significant changes have occurred today.
During an overflight this morning, no changes to the ice crevasses and cauldrons southeast of the Bárðarbunga caldera detected yesterday were seen.
... [read more]
...28 Aug:
Speculations that a small eruption had occurred or still continues at the site of the new ice cauldrons continue. According to an interview with the National Broadcast (RUV), scientists estimate that 30 - 40 million cubic metres of ice have been melted.
According to a statement from Civil Protection, there are 3 cauldrons, 4-6 km long, 1 km wide and approx 10-15 deep, near the southeastern rim of the Bardarbunga caldera.
... [read more]
...28 Aug:
There are new developments, but uncertain how to interpret the visible signs:
During an overflight today, Icelandic scientists discovered a row of 10-15 m deep ice cauldrons and many small fractures in the ice south of the Bárðarbunga caldera, forming a 6-4 km long line. The cauldrons have been formed as a result of melting, possibly a sub-glacial eruption, but it is uncertain when it occurred and whether it is still going on.
... [read more]

Slamet (Central Java): Mild strombolian activity continues at the volcano.
Our correspondent Aris Yanto (Ndeso Adventures) climbed the volcano Tuesday and observed strombolian eruptions from a vent in the summit crater that ejected incandescent material to 100-150 m height.
Previous news
Thermal image of the upper Sciara del Fuoco of Stromboli
Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): The lava flow in the new channel at the eastern side of the Sciara del Fuoco remains well alimented. After a calmer weak, it is now again reaching the sea, at least intermittently. ... [more]
View onto the upper part of the lava flow early on the 10th of August, showing the trajectory of the lava from the vent down onto and across the plateau before it flows down the Sciara del Fuoco. Only the vent at the origin and the overflow from the plateau are visible from the 400 m webcams.
Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): (25 Aug) After fluctuating and unstable effusive activity during the last few days, the vent seems to have once again increased its magma effusion rate and triggered a new pathway for the lava to flow down the upper part of the Sciara del Fuoco. ... [more]
Map indicating all earthquakes that occured since 16 August, showing their spatial migration in the last 10 days (red = today)
Monday, Aug 25, 2014
Bárdarbunga (Iceland): The latest offical briefing from the Icelandic Met Office confirms that seismic activity continues to migrate northwards with earthquakes below Bárðarbunga becoming weaker. An eruption in the Bárdarbunga caldera is therefore at present considered to be less likely. ... [more]
Thermal image of the upper Sciara del Fuoco of Stromboli
Sunday, Aug 24, 2014
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): The lava flow continues to be active, but the effusion rate has been more and more unstable and fluctuates a lot. This results in lava flows taking different (often overlapping) paths on the upper portion of the Sciara del Fuoco. ... [more]
Location of today's earthquakes showing the propagation of the intrusion to the north
Saturday, Aug 23, 2014
Bárdarbunga (Iceland): Even if Bárðarbunga's eruption continues and breaks the ice, allowing explosions between magma and water/ice to eject significant amounts of ash, most experts agree that a scenario like the Eyjafjallajökull back in 2010 is unlikely to repeat itself. ... [more]

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