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Worldwide Volcano News and Updates:
Sun, 1 Jan 2012, 00:01
At least 3 people were killed by mud flows. 1,000-2,600 more were evacuated from several villages on 27-28 December, when heavy rainfall turned fresh ash deposits into devastating mud flows. Most damage was in the villages of Tubo and Tofure and along the Togorara and Marikurubu rivers.
Sat, 31 Dec 2011, 11:05
Increased seismicity from Sorik Marapi was detected during 1-12 December and white plumes rose 40-50 m above the summit. CVGHM raised the Alert Level on 12 December from 1 to 2 (on a scale of 1-4) and back to 1 (normal) on 30 December 2011.
Wed, 28 Dec 2011, 21:20
Wed, 28 Dec 2011, 20:19
The new island in the Red Sea seen on 23 Dec 2011 (NASA Earth Observatory)
NASA satellite images show that the eruption in the Red Sea in the Zubair archipelago has produced a new island. The island is circular, about 500 m wide and located about 1 km north of Rugged Island. It consists of fresh probably basaltic lava flows and an active vent seems to be in its center. ...more
Wed, 28 Dec 2011, 09:23
Ijen volcano in East Java, famous for its turquoise crater lake and the massive sulfur deposits inside the crater, might be close to an eruption. ...more
Tue, 27 Dec 2011, 19:00
Seismicity between 28 Sep - 27 Dec 2011
The number of earthquakes beneath Santorini volcano remains at slightly elevated levels. The activity is concentrated along the volcano-tectonic SW-NE alignment passing through the submarine volcano Kolumbo 8 km to the NE of the island and the center of the caldera where most volcanic vents in the past hundreds of thousands years of activity at Santorini were located.
Tue, 27 Dec 2011, 11:05
Mt. Lokon volcano near Tomohon city in North Sulawesi erupted again with 3 explosions on Tuesday (26 Dec) early morning shortly after 3 am local time, the Jakarta Post reports. The eruptions followed a rapid increase in seismic activity detected since Monday. An exclusion zone of 2.5 kilometers around the volcano is in place. ...more
Tue, 27 Dec 2011, 10:58
Bulusan volcano (Philippines) could be close to a new eruption. The volcano has been showing increased seismic activity and slight inflation on the NNE flank during the past 2 weeks, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHILVOLCS) reports. ...more
Fri, 23 Dec 2011, 19:17
The sulfur dioxide plumes from Nyiragongo volcano (b) and Nyamuragira volcano (t), both in eruption, on 23 Dec 2012 (NOAA)
The flank eruption of Nyamuragira volcano north of Goma city, DRCongo, which had started in early November, is still going on, although at much smaller intensity than during the first weeks. ...more
Thu, 22 Dec 2011, 13:42
Eruption from Dukono volcano on 21 Dec 2011 (photo: Andi / VolcanoDiscovery Indonesia)
The remote Dukono volcano in Halmahera Island continues to produce ash explosions with plumes rising up to 1 km above the crater. Eruptions are following each other in intervals of 5-15 minutes and there are frequent small tremors.
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