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Volcanic activity worldwide 25 Oct 2014: Bardarbunga volcano, Sinabung, Kirishima

Saturday Oct 25, 2014 17:14 PM |

Pyroclastic flow on Sinabung this morning
Pyroclastic flow on Sinabung this morning
Bardarbunga (Iceland): The eruption seems to continue with no changes, but there were no visual observations today. IMO writes:
"Seismic activity on the Bárðarbunga caldera rim continues at comparably high rates as in recent days. Activity in the dyke intrusion was rather low during the last 26 hours since the last report, seismicity around Herðubreið has slightly decreased.
... [read more]

Kirishima (Kyushu): The Japan Meteorological Agency issued a "near crater warning" for the Shinmoedake vent of Kirishima volcano last Friday. Increased earthquake activity were detected and mean an increased risk of a possible (probably phreatic) explosions.
Following last months deadly eruption of Ontake-san, news articles about this (routine) event have exploded, focusing on the potential hazards of a volcanic eruption towards the Sendai nuclear power plant, located in the city of Satsumasendai in the Kagoshima Prefecture, approx. 40 km away from the volcano.
While a small to moderate eruption could threaten anybody in the immediate vicinity of the volcano, only an exceptionally large (on a global scale) eruption would likely be a threat to this. At the moment, nothing seems to be pointing towards such a scenario.

Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): More pyroclastic flows have occurred today. A larger one this morning at 09:47 local time probably reached 3-4 km length and produced an ash plume that rose to 15,000 ft (4.5 km) altitude.
Previous news
Lava flows on Stromboli's Sciara del Fuoco and small ash emission this morning (INGV webcams)
Friday, Oct 24, 2014
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): There are no signs the effusive eruption is slowing down. A lava flow is being erupted from the vent at 650 m elevation and currently feeds two active branches on the upper Sciara del Fuoco. ... [more]
Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014
Cerro Negro de Mayasquer (Colombia): Orange alert has been declared for the volcanic complex at the Colombia-Ecuador border, after a magnitude 5.8 earthquake occurred under the volcano last Monday. ... [more]
Pyroclastic flow on Sinabung 19 Oct 2014 (photo: Michael Dalton)
Monday, Oct 20, 2014
Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): Pyroclastic flows of small to moderate size continued to occur frequently during the past days. ... [more]

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