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Sun, 30 Nov 2014, 15:44
The eruptive vents at Fogo this morning (MuzikaTV)
Fogo (Cape Verde): Although explosive activity has decreased at the vents, it seems that lava effusion picked up. The advance of some of the lava flow fronts in Portela village picked up again this morning, reaching 20 meters per hour. Local sources mention that seismic activity also increased. ...more [read all]
Sun, 30 Nov 2014, 15:35
Mild, but continuous ash emissions continued at least until this morning, and incandescence remains visible from the Nakadake crater. ...more
Sun, 30 Nov 2014, 15:34
An explosion occurred this morning and produced a plume that rose to approx 5 km altitude and drifted 80 km to the northeast before dissipating.
Sun, 30 Nov 2014, 15:32
3 strong explosions occurred during yesterday-today, producing ash plumes that reached up to 16,000 ft (4.8 km) altitude (Tokyo VAAC)
Sun, 30 Nov 2014, 15:29
Mild ash emissions continue. A plume at 14,000 ft (4.2 km) is drifting eastwards from the volcano.
Sun, 30 Nov 2014, 15:22
The eruptive vents at Fogo this morning (MuzikaTV)
Although explosive activity has decreased at the vents, it seems that lava effusion picked up. The advance of some of the lava flow fronts in Portela village picked up again this morning, reaching 20 meters per hour. Local sources mention that seismic activity also increased. ...more [read all]
Sat, 29 Nov 2014, 21:00
Bardarbunga (Iceland): These two images were posted on the twitter account of the University of Iceland after their recent field expedition. As the lava field continues to expand, new branches of red hot rivers reach its edge and cascade down on the sandy plain below in a spectacular ‘water’fall of glowing lava. Scientists report that by now the Holuhraun lava field covers almost 75 square kilometres which represents an area bigger than the Reykjavik metropolitan area. ...more [read all]
Sat, 29 Nov 2014, 11:46
These two images were posted on the twitter account of the University of Iceland after their recent field expedition. As the lava field continues to expand, new branches of red hot rivers reach its edge and cascade down on the sandy plain below in a spectacular ‘water’fall of glowing lava. Scientists report that by now the Holuhraun lava field covers almost 75 square kilometres which represents an area bigger than the Reykjavik metropolitan area. ...more [read all]
Sat, 29 Nov 2014, 02:14
The lava lake at the summit of Nyamuragira volcano in DR Congo.Photo: Benoit Smets
For the first time in 75 years, a new lava lake appeared on some of Africa’s most active stratovolcanoes: Mount Nyamuragira in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The neighbouring volcanoes of Nyamugira and Nyiragongo are both part of the Virunga volcanic chain in the East African Rift, situated along DR Congo's border with Rwanda. They are famous as two of the few volcanoes on Earth that have sustained lava lakes for several decades. The previous lava lake at Nyamuragira emptied in 1938 as its lava poured out of the summit and flowed more than 30 kilometres down to Lake Kivu. The new lava lake seems to have formed at the bottom of the 500 m deep crater that was left behind by this 1938 lava flood. ...more [read all]
Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 21:01
Screenshot of eruption video showing the two active vents at Fogo
Fogo (Cape Verde): Activity, after having slowed down a bit yesterday, picked up again this morning, as a new vent opened above the eruption fissure. ...more [read all]

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