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Volcanic activity worldwide 30 Aug 2014: Stromboli volcano, Bardarbunga, White Island

Saturday Aug 30, 2014 21:00 PM |

Lava flows on the Sciara del Fuoco last evening
Lava flows on the Sciara del Fuoco last evening
Location of today's earthquakes near Bardarbunga volcano (IMO)
Location of today's earthquakes near Bardarbunga volcano (IMO)
Seismic spectrum over the past 30 days (GeoNet)
Seismic spectrum over the past 30 days (GeoNet)
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): (30 Aug) The effusive eruption continues with little changes and no signs of ending soon. The effusion rate is fluctuating, but elevated and the vent feeds two flows that travel down the Sciara in two channels.
Weak explosions sometimes occur from the summit vents.
... [read more]

Bardarbunga (Iceland): (30 Aug) The still intense earthquake swarm and deformation continues with little variation. No further eruptive activity has occurred since yesterday's "blitz" eruption.
The intrusion has not changed position and is focused on a 15 km long stretch both under and outside the Dyngjujökull glacier NE of Bardarbunga. Earthquake activity also continues under the volcano's caldera with the strongest today so far being a magnitude 5.4 event this morning.

White Island (New Zealand): A swarm of small earthquakes was detected on Thursday near White Island, New Zealand scientists monitoring the volcano reported. The largest event is magnitude 3.3 and was located within 5km of the island.
All of the earthquakes appear to be within 5 km of White Island. The size of the locatable events ranges from magnitude 2.5 to 3.3 and all are shallow (less than 10 km depth).
... [read more]
Previous news
Oblique aerial view of the eruptive fissure
Friday, Aug 29, 2014
Bardarbunga (Iceland): Two aerial pictures released by the Icelandic Civil Protection showing the eruptive fissure, the spatter ramparts that formed there as well as the new lava flows. ... [more]
Image of one of the ice cauldrons (image: Civil Protection)
Thursday, Aug 28, 2014
Bardarbunga (Iceland): No significant changes have occurred today. ... [more]
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]

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