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Volcanic activity worldwide 8 Sep 2015: Gamalama volcano

Tuesday Sep 08, 2015 21:00 PM |

Ash plume from this morning's eruption at Gamalama volcano (image: Leopold Kennedy Adam ‏@LeopoldAdam / twitter)
Ash plume from this morning's eruption at Gamalama volcano (image: Leopold Kennedy Adam ‏@LeopoldAdam / twitter)
Gamalama (Halmahera): A new eruption occurred at the volcano this morning at 07:53 local time. An explosion produced an ash plume that rose approx. 1.5 km above the summit and drifted NE and dispersed quickly. The Ternate airport was temporarily closed.
It is not clear whether the explosion was involving fresh magma or only phreatic in origin (driven by steam). The official alert level of the volcano remains at 2 (on a scale from 1 to 4) and an exclusion zone of 1.5 km radius around the summit is in place.
Previous news
Eruption from Sakurajima volcano this morning
Friday, Sep 04, 2015
Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): (4 Sep) After 3 weeks with almost no or no significant explosions, the volcano seems to be back in its typical state of activity that has been going on for years (but been quite elevated during the past years in comparison): intermittent small to moderately sized vulcanian-type explosions from the Showa crater have resumed since 1 Sep, producing ash plumes that rose to heights of 5-9,000 ft (1.5 - 2.7 km) altitude. ... [more]
Thursday, Sep 03, 2015
Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): (3 Sep) The alert level was downgraded back to 3 (out of 5) last Tuesday as signs of unrest and the risk of a sudden major explosion have decreased. ... [more]
Karangetang in eruption last week (photo: Kamil Syahbana / twitter)
Monday, Aug 31, 2015
Manam (Papua New Guinea): A volcanic ash plume at estimated 7,000 ft (2.1 km) altitude extending 70 km north from the volcano was reported this morning (VAAC Darwin). ... [more]
Steaming and ash emission from Shiveluch this morning
Thursday, Aug 27, 2015
Shiveluch (Kamchatka): Lava extrusion into the volcano's lava dome continues at moderate intensity. Small incandescent avalanches are sometimes visible on night-time webcam images. Steaming and weak to moderate ash emissions accompany this activity. ... [more]
Santiaguito's explosion yesterday morning
Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015
Santiaguito (Guatemala): (25 Aug) A stronger than usual explosion occurred yesterday morning at 08:43 local time, producing a plume that rose approx. 2 km above the lava dome and generated small pyroclastic flows. ... [more]

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