Monthly Archives: August 2008

Kirishima, Kyushu, Japan

Based on reports from JMA, the Tokyo VAAC reported a possible eruption of Kirishima on 22 August. The altitude and direction of a possible resultant plume were not reported. Source: Tokyo Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) – “Reports provided courtesy … Continue reading

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Kasatochi, Andreanof Islands, USA

AVO reported that during 20-26 August seismic activity from Kasatochi was detected by stations on Great Sitkin, approximately 40 km W. Clouds prevented satellite image observations. Active fumaroles and hot pyroclastic flow deposits over much of the volcano were observed … Continue reading

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Soufriére Hills, Montserrat, West Indies

MVO reported that during 15-22 August, evidence suggested that the W side of the Soufrière Hills lava dome continued to grow. Cloud cover prevented visual observations. Rockfalls and long-period seismicity increased. Most of the rockfalls occurred on the W side … Continue reading

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Batu Tara, Komba Island, Indonesia

Scientists on a boat passing Batu Tara about 24 km to the N observed six distinct eruptions of ash plumes from the westernmost area of the summit crater during a 45-minute period on 25 August. The plumes rose to an … Continue reading

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Bezymianny, Kamchatka, Russia

KVERT reported that seismic activity at Bezymianny was slightly above background levels during 14 and 16-18 August and at background levels during 15 and 20-21 August. Analysis of satellite imagery revealed a thermal anomaly over the lava dome during 14-15 … Continue reading

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Chaitén, Chile

Based on web camera views, pilot observations, and analysis of satellite imagery, the Buenos Aires VAAC reported that during 20-23 and 26 August ash plumes from Chaitén rose to altitudes of 2.1-3 km (7,000-10,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted SE, E, … Continue reading

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Chikurachki, Kuril Islands, Russia

KVERT reported that clouds prevented satellite image views of Chikurachki during 15-22 August. The level of seismicity was unknown because Chikurachki lacks dedicated seismic instruments. The Level of Concern Color Code remained at Orange. Sources: Kamchatkan Volcanic Eruption Response Team … Continue reading

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