Monthly Archives: October 2008

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

Posted in Volcano Activity Reports | Tagged

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

Posted in Volcano Activity Reports | Tagged

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

Posted in Volcano Activity Reports | Tagged

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

Posted in Volcano Activity Reports | Tagged

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

Posted in Volcano Activity Reports | Tagged

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

Posted in Volcano Activity Reports | Tagged

Garbuna Group, New Britain, Papua New Guinea

RVO reported that forceful emissions of dense white plumes from Garbuna were accompanied by intermittent ash emissions during 1-4 October to an altitude of 1.6 km (5,200 ft) a.s.l. Occasional weak roaring and rumbling noises were reported in Garu village, … Continue reading

Posted in Volcano Activity Reports | Tagged