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Wed, 16 Dec 2009, 10:19
Mayon volcano started to erupt again on Dec 14. The lava dome in the summit of the steep stratovolcano began to grow again and is producing strombolian and vulcanian explosions as well as incandescent rock avalanches and small pyroclastic flows travelling down up to 3 km the SE side of the volcano. ...more
Mon, 14 Dec 2009, 22:31
A new eruption started on Piton de la Fournaise volcano at 18h30 local time on 14 December. Following a seismic crisis lasting about 1 hr, a new vent opened on the S flank of Dolomieu Crater and produced lava flows inside the enclos. Later in the evening, a second fissure opened east of the first vent. ...more [read all]
Sun, 22 Nov 2009, 11:27
Galeras volcano erupted on Nov 20, causing heavy ash fall and the evacuation of more than 1000 people in surrounding villages.
Thu, 12 Nov 2009, 08:28
Seismic activity from Klyuchevskoi remains above background levels and there is Strombolian activity ejecting tephra up to 300 m above the crater.
Thu, 12 Nov 2009, 08:25
Chaitén's lava dome continues its growth and can shed pyroclastic flows and produce ash eruptions at all times. The alert level remains at its highest (red).
Thu, 12 Nov 2009, 08:21
The lava dome of Nevado del Huila continues to grow rapidly as INGEOMINAS reports. The volume of the new lava dome is estimated as nearly 25 million cubic meters. Small collapses occurred on the W part of the dome and gas ...more [read all]
Thu, 12 Nov 2009, 08:09
Karangetang is active again, as the GVP/USGS editors report citing local newspaper sources. Batur might be getting active. According to news articles, a pyroclastic flow and a lahar occurred on 4 November. Residents saw active lava flows the next day. On 11 November, incandescent material was ejected ...more
Thu, 12 Nov 2009, 08:04
Batur might be getting active. As the Indonesian Volcanological Survey reports, increased seismicity from Batur has been observed from September to 7 November and a significant increase in the number of volcanic earthquakes on 8 November. The Alert Level was raised to 2 (on a scale ...more
Wed, 11 Nov 2009, 06:51
At 1:58 AM on 11 Nov, an ash explosion occurred at the summit crater of Mayon Volcano. The event was not well observed as the summit was in clouds, but recorded on seismographs and iincandescent rock fragments were seen at the upper slope of the steep stratovolcano. Ashfall drifted towards the Southwest quadrant of the volcano due to the prevailing Northeast monsoon.
Wed, 11 Nov 2009, 00:36
A powerful explosion took place at Stromboli volcano, as Sonja Calvari from INGV Catania reports to the volcano list. Here's the original report: ...more [read all]

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