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Volcanic activity worldwide 2 Jan 2016: Fuego volcano
Saturday Jan 02, 2016 21:00 PM |
Strombolian explosion at Fuego last night, seen from SE.Fuego (Guatemala)
: (1 Jan
) Activity at the volcano has remained at similar levels (if not decreased a bit) as during the past days.
When observed during the past night and this morning, strombolian-type explosions of small to sometimes strong intensity ejected abundant incandescent bombs in all directions from the summit vents. A small lava flow is active on the upper SE flank, producing often continuous glowing rockfalls that travel up to approx. 1 km towards the Las Lajas ravine.
No new pyroclastic flows were observed. Overall, activity seemed to be on a slowly decreasing trend.
Thursday, Dec 31, 2015
: (31 Dec
) During our stay at / near Santa Maria volcano during 26-29 Dec, we observed only explosive activity at Santiaguito, but no signs of effusive activity (lava flows): no rockfalls or other movements were seen at the recently active lava flows or on the flanks of the dome itself, indicating that at present, no lava flows are active. ...
Wednesday, Dec 23, 2015
: (23 Dec
) During our visit at the volcano this morning, the first direct observation of the crater was possible following a period of 5 days of bad weather. When we climbed the crater rim, we observed violent, continuous lava spattering from the central vent on an intra-crater cinder cone inside Mackenney crater. ...
Saturday, Dec 19, 2015
Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia)
: (19 Dec
) The eruption, characterized by slow extrusion of viscous lava, continues well into its second year. During the past days, incandescent avalanches, but also explosions (from pressurized gas-rich magma) have occurred, producing small to moderate ash plumes rising up to 2-3 km. ...
Thursday, Dec 17, 2015
: Seismic unrest has been detected at the volcano. On 15 Dec, VSI raised the alert level of the volcano from 1 to 2 ("waspada", watch), on a scale of 1-4. ...
Wednesday, Dec 16, 2015
: New fumaroles have been detected on the SW flank of the Iozan Ebino crater and a strong sulfur smell was reported. ...
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