Monthly Archives: November 2008

Soufriére Hills, Montserrat, West Indies

MVO reported that during 31 October-7 November the activity level at the Soufrière Hills lava dome was low and there was no evidence of lava extrusion. Photographs taken during an aerial inspection of the dome confirmed that the SE side … Continue reading

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Shiveluch, Russia

KVERT reported that seismic activity at Shiveluch was above background levels during 31 October-7 November. Based on interpretations of seismic data, ash plumes rose to an altitude of 5.2 km (17,100 ft) a.s.l. A large number of daily hot avalanches … Continue reading

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Rabaul, Papua New Guinea

RVO reported that during 3-6 November ash plumes from Rabaul caldera’s Tavurvur cone rose to altitudes of 1.7-2.2 km (5,600-7,200 ft) a.s.l. and drifted NW. Ashfall was reported in areas downwind. Sub-continuous incandescence from the vent was observed, and rumbling … Continue reading

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Popocatépetl, Mexico

CENAPRED reported that emissions of steam and gas from Popocatépetl were visible during 5-11 November. The plumes occasionally contained slight amounts of ash on 5 November. Sources: Centro Nacional de Prevencion de Desastres (CENAPRED) – “Reports provided courtesy of the Smithsonian’s … Continue reading

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Kliuchevskoi, Kamchatka, Russia

KVERT reported that seismic activity at Kliuchevskoi was above background levels during 31 October-7 November. Video and visual observations showed that during 31 October, and 1-2 and 5-6 November, gas-and-steam plumes that contained a small amount of ash rose to … Continue reading

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Kilauea, Hawaii, USA

HVO reported that during 5-11 November lava flowed SE through a tube system from underneath Kilauea’s Thanksgiving Eve Breakout (TEB) and rootless shield complex, reaching the Waikupanaha ocean entry. Thermal anomalies detected on satellite imagery indicated active surface flows. The … Continue reading

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Karymsky, Russia

KVERT reported that seismic activity at Karymsky was above background levels during 31 October and 2-3 November and at background levels on the other days during 1-7 November. Possible explosions on 31 October, and 2 and 3 November may have … Continue reading

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Galeras, Colombia

On 11 November, INGEOMINAS reported that during the previous week pulsating white plumes, occasionally tinged gray, rose from Galeras to altitudes of 4.5-5.7 km (14,800-18,700 ft) a.s.l. and drifted W. Source: Instituto Colombiano de Geología y Minería – “Report provided … Continue reading

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Dukono, Halmahera, Indonesia

Based on analysis of satellite imagery, the Darwin VAAC reported that during 6-7 November ash plumes from Dukono rose to an altitude of 2.4 km (8,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted WNW. Source: Darwin Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre (VAAC) – “Reports … Continue reading

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Chaitén, Chile

SERNAGEOMIN reported that on 5 November the S bank of the Chaitén River (locally known as the Blanco) had overflowed and flooded local houses due to intense rains a few days before. Based on observations of satellite imagery and web … Continue reading

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