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Volcanic activity worldwide 7 Jan 2016: Colima volcano
Thursday Jan 07, 2016 22:00 PM |
Eruption of Colima volcano with spectacular lightning on 3 Jan 2016
Colima (Western Mexico)
: During our ongoing Volcano Special tour
, the volcano continued to produce explosive eruptions of small to moderate size at irregular intervals ranging between 2-8 hours.
Most explosions were rich in ashes and accompanied by eruption lightning.
Sunday, Jan 03, 2016
: (3 Jan
) A small lava lake, approx. 10x20 meters in diameter, is active inside the main crater of the volcano. This activity seems to have started in mid December and has been continuing since. ...
Saturday, Jan 02, 2016
: (1 Jan
) Activity at the volcano has remained at similar levels (if not decreased a bit) as during the past days. ...
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. ...
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