Monthly Archives: April 2008

Ol Doinyo Lengai, Tanzania

According to Frederick Belton’s Ol Doinyo Lengai website, a visitor observed an ash plume during an overflight on 8 April. Source: Frederick Belton’s Ol Doinyo Lengai website

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Manam, Papua New Guinea

Based on observations of satellite imagery, the Darwin VAAC reported low-level ash-and-steam plumes from Manam during 14-15 April. The plume drifted WNW. Source: Darwin Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre (VAAC) – “Report provided courtesy of the Smithsonian’s Global Volcanism Program and … Continue reading

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Karymsky, Russia

KVERT reported that seismic activity at Karymsky was above background levels during 4-11 April. Based on seismic interpretation, weak ash-and-gas explosions or hot avalanches may have occurred daily during the reporting period. Observations of satellite imagery revealed that a thermal … Continue reading

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Colima, Mexico

Multiple steam plumes from Colima were observed rising to altitudes of 3.9-4.6 km (12,800-15,100 ft) a.s.l. during 8-15 April. Gray plumes rose to altitudes of 4.5-4.9 km (15,000-16,100 ft) a.s.l. during 10-12 April. Plumes drifted mainly SW, NW, and W. … Continue reading

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Batu Tara, Komba Island, Indonesia

Based on observations of satellite imagery, the Darwin VAAC reported that a low-level eruption plume from Batu Tara rose to an altitude of 2.4 km (8,000 ft) a.s.l. on 13 April and drifted NW. On 14 April, a steam-and-ash plume … Continue reading

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Papandayan, Western Java, Indonesia

CVGHM reported that the seismic network recorded one volcanic tremor signal from Papandayan on 15 April. On 16 April, measurements of summit fumaroles revealed an increase in temperature and changes in water chemistry since 7 April. White plumes continued to … Continue reading

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Nevado Del Huila, Colombia

Seismicity from Nevado del Huila increased during 9-12 April then again on 13 April, prompting INGEOMINAS to raise the Alert Level to Orange (the second highest level on a 4-color scale). During 13-14 April, seismic signals possibly indicated an eruption. … Continue reading

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Ibu, Halmahera, Indonesia

CVGHM reported that white plumes from Ibu rose to an altitude of 1.5 km (5,000 ft) a.s.l. during 17-31 March and were spotted “often.” The plume altitudes increased to 1.6 km (5,200 ft) a.s.l. on 31 March. During 4-5 April, … Continue reading

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Egon, Flores Island, Indonesia

CVGHM reported that white plumes from Egon continued to rise to an altitude of 1.8 km (5,900 ft) a.s.l. during 4-14 April. A peak in seismicity was reached during 6-7 April and then declined significantly during 7-15 April. On 15 … Continue reading

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Lava Photograph At New Kilauea Summit Vent

Early this morning at about 5:30 AM Volcano Village Astronomer and International Volcano Photographer, Stephen James O¹Meara, snapped what may very well be some of the first photographs of red lava spattering from the brand new Kilauea Caldera Vent. Looks … Continue reading

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