Monthly Archives: January 2008

Science Fair Project

I am looking for information on how to build a valcanoe for my daughters science fair project?  Just wondering if you had some info on that?   There are many types of volcano models you could build with varying ranges … Continue reading

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Volcano Questions

I have a few questions, and I hope that you can answer them all 1. What is the best part about studying volcanoes? 2.What do you like most about volcanoes? 3.What has been the most interesting volcano you studied? 4.What … Continue reading

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Mount St. Helens, Washington, USA

Data from deformation-monitoring instruments indicated that during 2-8 January lava-dome growth at Mount St. Helens continued. Seismicity persisted at low levels, punctuated by M 1.5-2.5, and occasionally larger, earthquakes. A new small spine was seen on top of the active … Continue reading

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Soufriére Hills, Montserrat, West Indies

MVO reported that fumarolic activity on the N and E flanks of the Soufrière Hills lava dome continued during 28 December-8 January. Active fumaroles were also noted in the Galway’s area to the S of the dome and W in … Continue reading

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Shiveluch, Russia

KVERT reported that seismic activity at Shiveluch was slightly above background levels during 28 December-4 January. Based on seismic interpretation, ash plumes rose to an altitude of 5.8 km (19,000 ft) a.s.l. during 28-31 December and on 1 and 3 … Continue reading

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Sakura-Jima, Japan

Based on information from JMA, the Tokyo VAAC reported explosions from Sakura-jima on 2 and 7 January. Details of possible resultant ash plumes were unknown. Source: Tokyo Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) – “Reports provided courtesy of the Smithsonian’s Global … Continue reading

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Rabaul, Papua New Guinea

RVO reported that white plumes from Rabaul caldera’s Tavurvur cone were observed during 28 December-3 January. Incandescence at the summit was noticeable at night and loud roaring noises were often heard after rain. Source: Steve Saunders, Rabaul Volcano Observatory – … Continue reading

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Kilauea, Hawaii, USA

Based on overflights and web camera views when weather permitted, HVO reported that during 2-8 January activity from fissure segment D from Kilauea’s 21 July fissure eruption was concentrated at the Thanksgiving Eve Breakout (TEB) shield and two satellitic shields … Continue reading

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Popocatépetl, Mexico

CENAPRED reported that emissions of steam-and-gas from Popocatépetl were visible during 2-8 January. On 5 January, a steam-and-gas plume with low ash content was reported. An altitude of the plume was unknown due to cloud cover. About two hours later, … Continue reading

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Bulusan, Philippines

According to a news article, at least seven minor earthquakes near Bulusan during 6-7 January prompted authorities to enforce the no-entry policy within the permanent danger zone, defined by a 4-km radius around the volcano. The Alert Level remained at … Continue reading

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