Monthly Archives: October 2008

Masaya, Nicaragua

Based on pilot observations, the Washington VAAC reported that on 9 October an ash plume from Masaya rose to an altitude of 4.6 km (15,000 ft) and drifted NNE. Source: Washington Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) – “Reports provided courtesy … Continue reading

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Kilauea, Hawaii, USA

HVO reported that during 8-14 October lava flowed SE through a tube system from underneath Kilauea’s Thanksgiving Eve Breakout (TEB) and rootless shield complex, reaching the Waikupanaha ocean entry. Multiple lava breakouts, including a small ‘a’a flow E of the … Continue reading

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Karymsky, Russia

KVERT reported that seismic activity at Karymsky was above background levels during 3-10 October. Possible explosions during 4-9 October may have generated ash plumes to an altitude of 4 km (13,100 ft) a.s.l. Analysis of satellite imagery revealed a thermal … Continue reading

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Dukono, Halmahera, Indonesia

Based on analysis of satellite imagery, the Darwin VAAC reported that on 11 October an ash plume from Dukono rose to an altitude of 3 km (10,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted about 110 km WNW. Source: Darwin Volcanic Ash Advisory … Continue reading

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Chaitén, Chile

SERNAGEOMIN reported that during 7-13 October a gas-and-ash plume from Chaitén rose to an altitude of 3.1 km (10,200 ft) a.s.l. The Volcanic Alert level remained at Red. Based on web camera views, Puerto Montt Flight Information Region (FIR) notices, … Continue reading

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Bagana, Papua New Guinea

Based on analysis of satellite imagery, the Darwin VAAC reported that on 8 October low-level ash plumes from Bagana rose to an altitude of 3 km (10,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted about 55-110 km WSW. Source: Darwin Volcanic Ash Advisory … Continue reading

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Kliuchevskoi, Kamchatka, Russia

KVERT reported that fumarolic activity from Kliuchevskoi was seen during 2-6 and 8-9 October. During approximately 4-9 October analysis of satellite imagery revealed a thermal anomaly in the crater; seismic activity was above background levels. On 8 October after KVERT … Continue reading

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