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Volcanic activity worldwide 29 Jan 2015: Kilauea volcano, Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai

Thursday Jan 29, 2015 21:00 PM |

Map of the June 27th lava flow as of 26 Jan (USGS / HVO)
Map of the June 27th lava flow as of 26 Jan (USGS / HVO)
Kilauea (Hawai'i): The June 27th lava flow remains active, but its advance is slow. The leading edge is currently stalled roughly 500 meters from Highway 130 at Pahoa. Breakouts remain active a short distance upslope of the leading tip of the flow, and continue to slowly widen the flow.

Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai (Tonga, Tonga Islands): (29 Jan) An exceptional satellite image taken by the European Pléiades satellite from 19 January shows the new island that formed during the eruption near Hunga Ha’apai island (left in images) earlier this month and joined it by forming a new peninsula, composed of a broad, flat ash cone with a water-filled crater. The image also shows that activity seems to have already stopped by 19 Jan when the image was taken. Most likely, the new land addition will be eroded within months, because it seems mainly to be composed of loose materials, as opposed to more resistant solid lava flows.
Previous news
Comparison of the Baugur vent showing the decrease in activity (photo: Morten S.Riishuus & Ármann Höskuldsson / IES FVNH)
Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015
Bardarbunga (Central Iceland): The visible intensity of the eruption continues to decrease gradually. The Icelandic Met office conducted air-borne measurements of the lava field last week, showing that it has significantly thickened (rather than expanded laterally) during the past weeks, and is now estimated to contain approx. 1.4 cubic kilometers of lava. Effusion rates, although decreasing, are still close to an impressive 100 m³ per second. ... [more]
Incandescence from strombolian activity at Klyuchevskoy volcano this morning
Monday, Jan 26, 2015
Kliuchevskoi (Kamchatka): The eruptive activity has weakened a bit, but remains near-continuous. Small ash emissions from strombolian activity occurred yesterday and bright glow from this activity illuminates the volcano's summit at night. ... [more]
Ash plume and incandescence from strombolian activity at Klyuchevskoy volcano yesterday
Saturday, Jan 24, 2015
Kliuchevskoi (Kamchatka): Moderate to strong strombolian activity continues at the summit crater, producing a sustained plume that rises approx. 1500 m above the summit and drifts eastwards. ... [more]
The southern end of the rampart; surveillance flight with the Icelandic Coast Guard 21 January 2015. Various measurements were made and the results will be published shortly. Photo: Morten S. Riishuus.(IMO)
Friday, Jan 23, 2015
Bardarbunga (Central Iceland): No significant changes in seismic and volcanic activity have occurred recently at the ongoing Holuhraun eruption, but overall, a slowly decreasing trend of the activity is becoming evident. Still, magma effusion remains quite impressive, especially the large lava lake inside Baugur crater on the main part of the fissure. ... [more]
Modis / Aqua satellite view over Kamchatka this morning
Wednesday, Jan 21, 2015
Karymsky (Kamchatka): More explosions have occurred at the volcano. Tokyo VAAC reported ash plumes to 7-12,000 ft (2.1-3.6 km) elevation drifting SE. ... [more]

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