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Volcanic activity worldwide 22 Feb 2016: Colima volcano, Alaid, Momotombo
Monday Feb 22, 2016 21:00 PM |
MODIS thermal signal from Alaid volcano (MIROVA)
Colima's new lava dome seen on 19 Feb (image: Universidad de Colima / facebook)
Eruption of Momotombo volcano yesterday
Alaid (Northern Kuriles): New thermal anomalies have been detected from the volcano during the past days via satellite data. It is not known whether or not a new eruption is underway at the volcano which is rarely visited, but one of the most active ones in the area. Its most recent eruption from Oct 2015 to January this year produced spectacular lava flows that flowed into the sea and enlarged the uninhabited island. The Aviation Color Code was raised again to yellow.
Colima (Western Mexico): As had been suspected last week, a new (still small) lava dome has appeared inside the volcano's summit crater. During an overflight on 19 Feb, it was seen to be approx. 25 m in diameter and 10 m tall.
Momotombo (Nicaragua): Activity has been a bit quieter over the past days, but the volcano continues to produce a few (on average two per day) mild to moderate explosions.
Momotombo (Nicaragua): Activity at the volcano has been increasing. During the past days, explosions have become frequent, with intervals of only few hours. The largest on Wednesday evening at 20:50 local time showered almost the cone with incandescent ejecta and produced ash plumes up to 1 km tall. Unconfirmed reports suggest that some of the eruptions also have produced small pyroclastic flows. ...
Telica (Nicaragua): (16 Feb) Nicaragua's volcanoes remain in a particularly active state. A series of approx. 12 small explosions occurred at Telica volcano on Saturday morning, the Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies INETER reported. Ash columns from the eruptions rose from 300 to 1000 meters above the crater. ... [more]
Kilauea (Hawai'i): No significant changes in activity have occurred in the ongoing eruption of Kilauea. In recent weeks, lava from Pu'u 'O'o continued to aliment lava tubes feeding the large pahoehoe flow field to the NE. ... [more]
Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): Explosions from the summit crater continue to occur intermittently. An eruption in the evening (18:24 local time) of 12 Feb produced an ash plume that rose approx. 2 km above the summit. ...
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