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Volcanic activity worldwide 22 Oct 2015: Piton de la Fournaise volcano, Batu Tara

Thursday Oct 22, 2015 21:00 PM |

Batu Tara (Sunda Islands, Indonesia): An ash plume at estimated 5,000 ft (1.5 km) altitude was reported extending 50 km SW of the volcano this morning (VAAC Darwin).

Piton de la Fournaise (La Réunion): According to local news, the eruption restarted today after 4 days of quiet. Observers detected minor strombolian activity from a small, 1 m diameter vent at the bottom of the large new cone.
Small explosions every few seconds were seen sending lava bombs to a few tens of meters height, not surpassing the outer crater rim. According to volcano observatory, sporadic pulses of tremor have reappeared this morning since 7am local time.
Whether this is just a weak after-play or the onset of a more significant eruptive phase of the latest eruption remains to be seen.
Previous news
Strombolian activity at Nishinoshima on 18 Oct 2015 (Japan Coast Guard)
Wednesday, Oct 21, 2015
Nishino-shima (Volcano Islands, Japan): (21 Oct) The eruption that had started in Nov 2013 still continues with no significant changes. During the most recent survey on 18 Oct by the Japanese Coast guard, strombolian activity was observed at the central vent, but lava flows no longer reached the coast of the young island, which is being affected and modified by wave erosion. ... [more]
Glowing avalanche at Shiveluch at night
Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015
Karymsky (Kamchatka): An ash plume was reported this morning from the volcano drifting SE (VAAC Tokyo). ... [more]
Ash/steam plume from Copahue last evening
Sunday, Oct 18, 2015
Copahue (Chile/Argentina): (18 Oct) Intermittent ash emissions that resumed on 6 Oct, continue from the El Agrio crater and incandescence (from hot gasses) is visible at night. The ash/steam plume has been reaching heights of up to 1 km. ... [more]
Ash plume from Sinabung during the explosion and pyroclastic flow on 13 Oct 15, 06:30 am local time (image: @LeopoldAdam / twitter)
Friday, Oct 16, 2015
Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): (16 Oct) The volcano continues to slowly extrude viscous lava, which results in occasional small to moderately sized pyroclastic flows (2-3 per day on average). ... [more]
Thursday, Oct 15, 2015
Batu Tara (Sunda Islands, Indonesia): (15 Oct) VAAC Darwin spotted an ash plume at 7,000 ft (2.1 km) drifting 80 km west from the volcano this morning. ... [more]

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