Monthly Archives: January 2009

Redoubt Rumbles

Unrest at Redoubt Volcano continues, though no eruption has yet occurred. Seismicity levels have increased since yesterday evening and have also risen markedly over the last hour. Pilot reports, clear AVO webcam views, and satellite and radar views confirm that … Continue reading

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Ubinas, Peru

Based on a SIGMET notice, the Buenos Aires VAAC reported that on 11 January an ash plume from Ubinas rose to an altitude of 7.3 km (24,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted NE. Sources: Buenos Aires Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) … Continue reading

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Suwanose-Jima, Ryukyu Islands, Japan

Based on information from JMA, the Tokyo VAAC reported an explosion from Suwanose-jima on 9 January. Source: Tokyo Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) – “Reports provided courtesy of the Smithsonian’s Global Volcanism Program and the US Geological Survey’s Volcano Hazards … Continue reading

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Shiveluch, Russia

KVERT reported that seismic activity at Shiveluch was above background levels during 2-9 January. Based on interpretations of seismic data, ash plumes rose to an altitude of 8.8 km (28,900 ft) a.s.l. on 7 January and to an altitude of … Continue reading

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Sakura-Jima, Japan

Based on information from JMA, the Tokyo VAAC reported that on 9 January an eruption from Sakura-jima produced a plume that rose to an altitude of more than 2.4 km (8,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted SE. Source: Tokyo Volcanic Ash … Continue reading

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Llaima, Chile

SERNAGEOMIN reported that ash emissions and gas plumes from cones inside Llaima’s crater were observed during 30 December-6 January. Source: Servicio Nacional de Geología y Minería (SERNAGEOMIN) – “Reports provided courtesy of the Smithsonian’s Global Volcanism Program and the US … Continue reading

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Kliuchevskoi, Kamchatka, Russia

KVERT reported that seismic activity at Kliuchevskoi was above background levels during 1-9 January. Strombolian activity and lava effusion on the NW flank continued. Analysis of satellite imagery revealed a large daily thermal anomaly in the crater. Ashfall was reported … Continue reading

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Kilauea, Hawaii, USA

HVO reported that during 7-13 January lava flowed SE through a tube system from underneath Kilauea’s Thanksgiving Eve Breakout (TEB) and rootless shield complex, reaching the Waikupanaha ocean entry. Surface flows were noted on the coastal plain and incandescence was … Continue reading

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Karymsky, Russia

KVERT reported that during 2-9 January seismic activity from Karymsky was not evaluated due to technical issues. Analysis of satellite imagery revealed a thermal anomaly in the crater on 7 January; clouds prevented observations on the other days. The Level … Continue reading

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Fuego, Guatemala

INSIVUMEH reported that during 8-9 January, multiple explosions (3-5 per hour) from Fuego produced ash plumes that rose to altitudes of 4.3-5.4 km (14,100-17,700 ft) a.s.l. and drifted 10-15 km S and SW. The explosions produced rumbling sounds and shock … Continue reading

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