Monthly Archives: January 2008

Popocatépetl, Mexico

CENAPRED reported that emissions of steam-and-gas from Popocatépetl were visible during 30 December-1 January. On 31 December, a 13-minute-long high-frequency tremor event was followed by an emission of a plume with low ash content. The plume rose to an altitude … Continue reading

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Ol Doinyo Lengai, Tanzania

The Toulouse VAAC reported that an ash plume from Ol Doinyo Lengai was observed by visiting scientists on 29 December and rose to an unreported altitude. Source: Toulouse Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) – “Report provided courtesy of the Smithsonian’s … Continue reading

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Manam, Papua New Guinea

Based on observations of satellite imagery and reports from RVO, the Darwin VAAC reported that an ash plume from Manam rose to an altitude of 3 km (10,000 ft) a.s.l. on 27 December and drifted N. Source: Darwin Volcanic Ash … Continue reading

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Galeras, Colombia

INGEOMINAS reported that an ash-and-gas plume from Galeras rose to an altitude of 4.9 km (16,100 ft) a.s.l. and drifted NW on 31 December. The emission was associated with an episode of spasmodic tremor. Another plume rose to an altitude … Continue reading

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Fuego, Guatemala

Based on observations of satellite imagery, the Washington VAAC reported that a probable ash plume from Fuego drifted N on 26 December. Source: Washington Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) – “Report provided courtesy of the Smithsonian’s Global Volcanism Program and … Continue reading

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Colima, Mexico

According to a news article, activity from Colima increased during 29-30 December. An ash plume was visible on 29 December. On 30 December, incandescent material was propelled from the summit and white and gray plumes rose to altitudes of 4-4.3 … Continue reading

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Bagana, Papua New Guinea

Based on observations of satellite imagery, the Darwin VAAC reported that an ash-and-steam plume from Bagana drifted WSW on 26 December. A plume rose to an altitude of 3 km (10,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted W on 27 December. RVO … Continue reading

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Anatahan, Mariana Islands, United States

Low-level tremor at Anatahan continued during 21-29 December. On 31 December, the Washington VAAC reported that a gas-and-steam plume with low ash content was visible on satellite imagery and drifted NW. The Volcanic Alert Level remained at Advisory and the … Continue reading

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Sangay, Ecuador

Based on observations of satellite imagery and pilot reports, the Washington VAAC reported that an ash plume from Sangay rose to an altitude of 6.1 km (20,000 ft) a.s.l. on 26 December and drifted SW. A thermal anomaly was seen … Continue reading

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Llaima, Chile

Eruptions on Tuesday sent lava spewing down the 10,253-foot (3,125-meter) volcano’s east side and shot a column of ash and smoke into the air that forced air traffic to be diverted in neighboring Argentina.  The volcano was calmer by Wednesday … Continue reading

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