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Volcanic activity worldwide 14 Jan 2016: Egon volcano
Thursday Jan 14, 2016 21:00 PM |
: (13 Jan
) Following a further increase in seismic activity, an eruption warning for the volcano was issued this morning. Residents living at the feet of the volcano were asked to evacuate for safety reasons.
The Volcanology and Disaster Mitigation Center PVMBG raised the alert status for the volcano to level 3 on a scale of 1-4.
An exclusion zone was extended to 3 km radius around the crater which now includes the village of Egon Gahar.
Wednesday, Jan 13, 2016
: Activity at the volcano, in continuous intermittent explosive activity for many years, seems to be elevated at the moment. Several explosions have been reported during the past days through observations of ash plumes reported reaching up to 18,000 ft (5.5 km) altitude (Tokyo VAAC). ...
Sunday, Jan 10, 2016
Soputan (North Sulawesi, Indonesia)
: A powerful explosive eruption occurred at the volcano during 4-6 January. It began with a series of at least 4 powerful explosions between 20:50 on 4 Jan and up to the next morning, producing tall ash plumes that rose 4-6 km above the volcano and drifted north. ...
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. ...
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