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Fri, 20 Feb 2009, 12:00
Chaitén volcano experienced an increase in activity over the past few weeks. Yesterday, around 11 am local time on 19 Feb., a largere section of the growing lava dome in the crater collapsed, triggering a large pyroclastic flow that came close to the already largely abandoned town of Chaitén. According to press reports, heavy ash falls occurred in the area and the evacuation of the remaining residents of the town is under way. ONEMI reports the eruption of a considerable column of ash. ...more [read all]
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Thu, 19 Feb 2009, 10:29
Galeras volcano's activity descreased after the eruption on 14 February and INGEOMINAS lowered the alert level from Red (highest) to Yellow. ...more [read all]
Sun, 15 Feb 2009, 17:43
A new eruption started at Galeras volcano in south-western Colombia on 14 Feb. 2009. INGEOMINAS reported an ash explosion at 19h10 local time accompanied by a strong pressure wave, strong ash fall and release of large quantities of sulphur dioxide gas. The city of Pasto and nearby areas suffered from ash fall, but no fatailities or accidents have been reported caused by the eruption. ...more
Mon, 2 Feb 2009, 12:03
There are strong eruptions being reported from the summit crater of Asama volcano in Japan. There is a high ash column and ash was driven by wind even to Tokyo.
Redoubt volcano, Alaska, USA, activity updates: hot steam & melting galciers - near eruption possible!
Sun, 1 Feb 2009, 15:09
It is reported that there is a whole which hot steam comming out. The glaciers have started to melt down. A near erupion is possible. The last eruption of Redoubt volcano took place in 1989.
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Fri, 30 Jan 2009, 23:27
The volcano Redoubt in Alaska is very close to an eruption. The Alaska Volcano Observatory reports that there are increasing seismic levels. Until now there is no eruption visible. The staff of the observatory is watching the volcano on a 24 hours base. The alert level is at orange, what is a serious sign for a near eruption. The ice covered volcano may cause lahars and later eventually even pyroclastic flows (?). The situation is surely dangerous after the experience USA made with Mt. St. Helens.
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Thu, 15 Jan 2009, 23:07
On 11 January there was an ash plume at Ubinas that was rosing to an altitude of 7.3 km.
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Thu, 15 Jan 2009, 23:05
There was a explosion at Suwanose-jima on 9 January.
Thu, 15 Jan 2009, 23:03
It was reported that there was higher seismic activity at Shiveluch during the time of 2-9 January and ash plumes rose to an altitude of 8.8 km. There was also a daily thermal anomaly on the lava dome and ash plumes, what is a sign of lava dome growing.
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Thu, 15 Jan 2009, 23:02
The Tokyo VAAC reported that on 9 January there was an eruption at Sakura-jima that produced a ash plume.