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Sun, 16 Dec 2007, 10:42
Suzanne De Berge emailed the following message regarding a notable increase in activity at Fuego volcano: ...more
Sat, 15 Dec 2007, 13:08
Arenal, one of the few volcanoes with near-constant activity, continues to be in mild strombolian-type activity. ...more [read all]
Sat, 15 Dec 2007, 13:03
The volcanic unrest at Turrialba seems to intensify, and signs of a possible new eruption in the near to medium future are getting stronger: According to OVSICORI-UNA a gas-and-steam plume from Turrialba rose to an altitude greater than 5.3 km (17,400 ft) a.s.l. on 5 December. Fieldwork confirmed an unusual output of gas from several fumaroles along the S outer wall. Areas burned by acute acidification have extended in the last month. Pastures turned yellowish near the upper areas, and native and exotic tree species were impacted as well as birch tree patches along most drainages. Within the W crater, temperatures of fumaroles reached 280 degrees Celsius and native sulfur was present. ...more
Tue, 11 Dec 2007, 01:15
The Indonesian Volcanological Survey has increased the alert level of Lokon volcano on 9 December because of increased seismicity and strong gas and steam emission from the crater lake. ...more [read all]
Thu, 6 Dec 2007, 13:02
Talang is becoming more active as judged from visual observations and seismicity . Ash and steam plumes from multiple craters rose to altitudes of 3.1-4.1 km (10,200-13,500 ft) a.s.l. during 27-29 November. A strong smell of sulfur dioxide gas was also reported. Visitors and tourists were advised not to go within a 3-km radius of the summit. ...more
Thu, 6 Dec 2007, 12:58
In the recent days, Popocatepetl has been more active than usual. On 1 December, a larger explosion occurred and produced ash plume that rose to an altitude of 7.4 km (24,300 ft) a.s.l. and drifted N and then NE. Ashfall was reported in areas downwind. Based satellite observations from the Washington VAAC, the ash plume rose to an altitude of 9.1 km (30,000 ft) a.s.l.
Thu, 6 Dec 2007, 12:55
There's new activity at Anatahan volcano. USGS reports small explosions occurring during the last week of November, accompanied by an increase in seismic activity.
Wed, 5 Dec 2007, 15:15
Explosion at Anak Krakatau's new crater
We just came back from Krakatau (and Kelud) - here's a summary of our observations on Krakatau: ...more [read all]
Sun, 18 Nov 2007, 10:37
Ubinas volcano continues to produce sporadic explosions with ash plumes rising to altitudes of about 5-7 km (16,000-23,000 ft) a.s.l. ...more [read all]
Sun, 18 Nov 2007, 10:28
Tungurahua volcano continues its explosive eruptions producing ash plumes rising to altitudes of 6-9 km (19,700-30,000 ft) a.s.l. Ash ashfall was reported from multiple areas downwind, mainly to the W and SW. Loud roars and "cannon-shot" like detonations are heard in several areas near the volcano. IG reported the passing of a lahar on the SW flank that lasted about 30 minutes on 10 November. ...more

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