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Tue, 29 Jul 2008, 16:05
A new eruption is reported from Reventador volcano. The Ecuadorian Institute of Geophysics (Istituto Geofisico, IG) reports eruptive tremor starting on 27 July from 15h00 local time. In the evening of that day, incandscence became visible from the summit of the volcano, indicating lava flows. An ash plume rose to 500-2000m and light ashfall was reported in the area around Olmedo. ...more [read all]
Tue, 29 Jul 2008, 07:16
After several months of quiet, a major collapse of the lava dome of Soufrière Hills took place on 28 July, 2008. ...more [read all]
Thu, 24 Jul 2008, 12:31
RVO reported that during 12-18 July, ash plumes from Rabaul caldera's Tavurvur cone drifted NW and W. Ashfall was reported in areas downwind including significant accumulation in Rabaul town (3-5 km NW). ...more [read all]
Thu, 24 Jul 2008, 12:27
On 19 July, activity at Okmok increased as interpreted from seismicity. Possibly, ash plumes rose to altitudes of 7.6-9.1 km (25,000-30,000 ft) a.s.l. The Volcano Alert Level was raised to Warning and the Aviation Color Code was raised to Red. ...more [read all]
Thu, 24 Jul 2008, 12:19
A new eruption seems to have started at Cleveland volcano on 21 July. AVO raised the Volcano Alert Level as there were reports from pilots and fishing boats in the area, observing a new ash eruption that had started at about noon that day. Pilots reported that an ash-and-steam plume rose to ...more [read all]
Tue, 22 Jul 2008, 12:22
SERNAGEOMIN reported that after increased seismicity at Llaima on 14 July, an ash plume rose to an altitude of 5.6 km (18,400 ft) a.s.l. Less than two hours later, very intense orange and red incandescence was seen through breaks in the cloud cover near the summit and at the base of the W flank. At 1915 a vigorous Strombolian eruption ejected incandescent pyroclastic material from the N vent in the main crater to heights of 500 m above the summit. ...more [read all]
Sun, 20 Jul 2008, 07:34
The eruption at the May 13 fissure at Etna volcano continues. The lava flow into Valle del Bove is still alimentated, although the intensity of spattering from the upper vents at 2800 m elevation has decreased since 17 July.
Wed, 16 Jul 2008, 07:11
image showing the extent of the sulfur dioxide gas cloud from the eruption of Okmok Volcano. The large red mass is from the main explosive phase on 12 July at 2130 UTC and is at an estimated height of 50,000 ft above sea level. The north-south dimension of this cloud is about 850 miles. Current emissions from the volcano are at a lower altitude of approximately 30,000 to 35,000 feet. Other OMI data (not shown) indicate that volcanic ash is mixed with the sulfur dioxide cloud.
Okmok Volcano continues to erupt. Seismicity, though below this weekend's intensity, has remained steady over the last 24 hours. Satellite data continue to show a long (~250 km) plume moving east; the height of the plume is approximately 30,000 ft above sea level.
Mon, 14 Jul 2008, 12:09
The strong eruption at Okmok continues based on ongoing seismic activity and satellite observations. Ash emissions continue reaching altitudes of 30,000 - 35,000 ft asl, and are posing a large hazard to all aircraft in the area.
Sun, 13 Jul 2008, 07:02
A large explosive eruption at Okmok volcano began at approximately 11:43 AM local time on July 12 and continues. An ash cloud with a top of at least 30,000-35,000 ft. height above sea level is present. ...more

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