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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
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.
Previous news
The lava lake in Masaya crater on 30 Dec 2015 (image: Maria Timmer / @ScienceByMaria / twitter)
Sunday, Jan 03, 2016
Masaya (Nicaragua): (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. ... [more]
Strombolian explosion at Fuego last night, seen from SE.
Saturday, Jan 02, 2016
Fuego (Guatemala): (1 Jan) Activity at the volcano has remained at similar levels (if not decreased a bit) as during the past days. ... [more]
Small explosion at Santiaguito on the morning of 28 Dec 2015
Thursday, Dec 31, 2015
Santiaguito (Guatemala): (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. ... [more]
View into Pacaya's Mackenney crater this morning (22 Dec 2015)
Wednesday, Dec 23, 2015
Pacaya (Guatemala): (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. ... [more]
Explosion at Sinabung volcano this morning (image: Endro Lewa / facebook)
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. ... [more]

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