Monthly Archives: October 2008

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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Garbuna Group, New Britain, Papua New Guinea

RVO reported that white plumes from Garbuna were emitted during 6-10 October. Deep booming noises were occasionally heard. On 7 October an explosion produced forceful emissions of dense white vapor. Source: Herman Patia, Rabaul Volcano Observatory (RVO) – “Reports provided … Continue reading

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Soputan, Sulawesi, Indonesia

Based on visual observations, CVGHM reported that on 6 October a “smoke” plume from Soputan rose to an altitude of 2.8 km (9,200 ft) a.s.l. and incandescent material was ejected 25 m above the summit. The Alert level was raised … Continue reading

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Redoubt, Alaska, USA

AVO reported that on 16 September, a pilot flying downwind of Redoubt reported smelling a strong sulfur dioxide odor. A week later, residents of a cabin near Wadell Lake (25 km NE) reported loud noises coming from the direction of … Continue reading

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Piton de la Fournaise, Reunion Island, Indian Ocean

OVPDLF reported that the eruption from Piton de la Fournaise that started on 21 September from the inner W wall of Dolomieu crater ended on 2 October. The total volume of erupted lava was about 850,000 cubic meters based on … Continue reading

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Ol Doinyo Lengai, Tanzania

According to Frederick Belton’s website, a local camper reported a small eruption from Ol Doinyo Lengai on 1 October. Details of the eruption were not provided. Source: Frederick Belton’s Ol Doinyo Lengai website - “Reports provided courtesy of the Smithsonian’s Global … Continue reading

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Karangetang [Api Siau], Sangihe Islands, Indonesia

Based on analysis of satellite imagery, the Darwin VAAC reported that on 4 October a possible eruption from Karangetang generated a plume that rose to an altitude of 12.2 km (40,000 ft) a.s.l. Source: Darwin Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre (VAAC) … Continue reading

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