Monthly Archives: September 2008

Kilauea Crater Rim Drive Returns!

Back by popluar demand is the Kilauea Crater Rim Drive.   Explore Kilauea with a guided tour from volcanologist Steve Mattox!! Click here to take the tour!

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Ubinas, Peru

Based on SIGMET reports, analysis of satellite imagery, and pilot observations, the Buenos Aires VAAC reported that during 26-27 August and on 2 September continuous ash plumes from Ubinas rose to altitudes of 5.5-6.1 km (18,000-20,000 ft) a.s.l. Plumes drifted … Continue reading

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Taal, Luzon, Philippines

PHIVOLCS reported ongoing seismic unrest at Taal on 28 August. Ten earthquakes occurred; two at Intensity II were felt by residents in the Pira-Piraso village and were accompanied by rumbling sounds. The earthquakes were located NE of the island near … Continue reading

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Shiveluch, Russia

KVERT reported that seismic activity at Shiveluch was slightly above background levels during 22-29 August. Gas-and-steam plumes with a small amount of ash were generated from avalanches during 22 and 25-28 August. Analysis of satellite imagery revealed a daily thermal … Continue reading

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Semeru, Eastern Java, Indonesia

Based on pilot observations, the Darwin VAAC reported that a low-level plume from Semeru was present on 28 August. A pilot reported that an ash plume rose to an altitude of 4.6 km (15,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted SW on … Continue reading

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Rabaul, Papua New Guinea

RVO reported that ash plumes from Rabaul caldera’s Tavurvur cone continued to be emitted during 29-31 August. The plumes drifted NW and caused ashfall in areas downwind. Continuous incandescence at the summit was observed and roaring noises were heard. Explosions … Continue reading

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Okmok, Fox Islands, USA

On 27 August, AVO lowered the Volcano Alert Level for Okmok to Advisory and the Aviation Color Code to Yellow because seismicity had declined steadily during 20-27 August and ash plumes had not been observed since 19 August. On 28 … Continue reading

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Nyiragongo, Congo

Based on analysis of satellite imagery, the Toulouse VAAC reported that an eruption of unstated character from Nyiragongo occurred before 0300 on 2 September. The activity was not confirmed by ground observations. Nyiragongo’s frequently active lava lake is often detected … Continue reading

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Nevado Del Huila, Colombia

INGEOMINAS reported that on 2 September a M 4.6 earthquake at Nevado del Huila was detected 2.2 km NE of Pico Central. The Alert Level remained at Yellow (on a 4-color scale where Yellow is the second lowest). Sources: Instituto … Continue reading

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Llaima, Chile

On 2 September, SERNAGEOMIN reported that clouds had prevented visual observations of Llaima during the previous few days. Explosions were heard during 25-28 August. On 28 August, seismic signals indicated that gas-and-ash plumes were possibly emitted from the pyroclastic cones … Continue reading

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