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Volcanic activity worldwide 26 Mar 2016: Suwanose-jima volcano, Nyiragongo

Saturday Mar 26, 2016 21:00 PM |

Eruption at Suwanose-jima this morning
Eruption at Suwanose-jima this morning
Lava cascading into the central lava lake of Nyiragongo volcano (image: Jason Sehorn)
Lava cascading into the central lava lake of Nyiragongo volcano (image: Jason Sehorn)
Suwanose-jima (Ryukyu Islands): The strombolian activity continues at the Otake crater continues. In the past days, it has been more intense, generating bright glow visible from neighboring islands and ash plumes that rose up to approx. 1 km.

Nyiragongo (DRCongo): The mainly effusive activity from the new secondary vent inside the volcano's caldera continues with little changes. By now, new lava flows have surrounded the central pit (containing the main lava lake), covered most of the lower platform and cascade into the central vent at multiple locations.
Image credit: Jason Sehorn (Instagram)
Previous news
Thermal radiation from Alaid volcano (MODIS / Mirova)
Tuesday, Mar 22, 2016
Alaid (Northern Kuriles): The new eruptive phase that started in late February continues. An intense thermal anomaly has been detected from the volcano's summit area on satellite imagery and weak ash emissions extending approx. 60 km NW from the island were observed yesterday and this morning (Tokyo VAAC). ... [more]
View into Dukono's crater on 12 March (image: Patrick Marcel / facebook)
Monday, Mar 21, 2016
Dukono (Halmahera): The activity at the volcano remains intense. Our friend Patrick Marcel who visited the volcano last week reported that the vents at the bottom of the crater emitted a sustained, extremely noisy jet of gas, steam and ash, and ejected incandescent bombs to up to 500 m height. Some of them landed outside the crater rim. ... [more]
Colima eruption this morning
Tuesday, Mar 15, 2016
Akita-Komaga-take (Honshu): Elevated seismic activity has been detected by Japanese volcanologists. ... [more]
Deformation at Etna in late Dec 2015 (INGV)
Monday, Mar 14, 2016
Etna (Sicily, Italy): INGV Catania published the result of very high-resolution satellite-based measurements of ground deformation of Etna during the period between Feb 2015-Feb 2016. ... [more]
Last Wednesday's eruption at Rincón de la Vieja volcano (OVSICORI-UNA)
Saturday, Mar 12, 2016
Shishaldin (Aleutian Islands, Alaska): The alert level was lowered back to normal status. Detectable activity (visible observations and satellite-based data) has been decreasing steadily of the past several months, the Alaska Volcano Observatory reported: ... [more]

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