Monthly Archives: November 2008

Mount Etna on the BBC!

Martin Redfern, and the BBC Radio Science Unit, have just produced a terrific half-hour radio program about long-term monitoring on Etna!!     You can listen to the show online as a podcast at http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/science/thematerialworld.shtml After a week, the url … Continue reading

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Tungurahua, Ecuador

The IG reported little observed activity from Tungurahua during 5-11 November. Light ashfall was reported in Pillate (8 km W) and part of Riobamba (about 30 km S) on 4 November. Fumarolic activity was weak on 7 November and present … Continue reading

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Suwanose-Jima, Ryukyu Islands, Japan

Based on pilot observations and analysis of satellite imagery, the Tokyo VAAC reported that on 5 November an ash plume from Suwanose-jima rose to an altitude of 1.5 km (5,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted NE. The JMA indicated that during … Continue reading

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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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