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Volcanic activity worldwide 27 Feb 2016: Tungurahua volcano
Saturday Feb 27, 2016 21:00 PM |
Eruption plume of Tungurahua volcano yesterday (image: J.L Espinosa-Naranjo @Ambalaser / twitter)Tungurahua (Ecuador)
: Two moderately large explosions occurred at the volcano yesterday noon from 12:12 local time. The first and larger explosion produced an ash plume that rose approx. 5000 meters above the summit.
The ash plume dispersed mainly to the west and northwest where ash fall occurred in areas including Choglontús, Pillate, Cahuaji and El Manzano. ... [read more]
Thursday, Feb 25, 2016
: (25 Feb
) Based on satellite data, Tokyo VAAC reported an eruption plume from the volcano that rose to estimated 21,000 ft (6.4 km) altitude yesterday evening and drifted NW. ... [more]
Wednesday, Feb 24, 2016
Etna (Sicily, Italy)
: An unusual eruptive episode occurred yesterday morning from the volcano's NE crater (the least active of the summit vents over the past few decades). Incandescent bombs were ejected above the rim of the crater and an ash plume rose several hundred meters. ... [more]
Tuesday, Feb 23, 2016
Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia)
: The volcano continues to erupt with little changes overall: the activity consists of slow extrusion of viscous lava, interrupted by intermittent explosions (every few days on average) caused by sudden pressure release of trapped pressurized gasses. An explosion this morning was reported to have produced an ash plume that rose to 14,000 ft (4,2 km) altitude and drifted NW. ... [more]
Monday, Feb 22, 2016
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. ... [more]
Friday, Feb 19, 2016
: 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. ... [more]
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