Monthly Archives: January 2009

Etna, Sicily, Italy

INGV-CT reported that during 5-11 January activity from Etna’s summit craters was observed utilizing surveillance cameras situated in Milo (about 11 km ESE); inclement weather prevented direct inspection of the summit area. Degassing was seen from the NW Bocca Nuova … Continue reading

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Dukono, Halmahera, Indonesia

Based on analysis of satellite imagery, the Darwin VAAC reported that on 7 January ash plumes from Dukono rose to an altitude of 1.8 km (6,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted E and SE. Source: Darwin Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre (VAAC) … Continue reading

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Chaitén, Chile

SERNAGEOMIN reported that during 29 December-9 January Chaitén’s Domo Nuevo 2 continued to grow and generate a gas-and-ash plume. The plume rose to altitudes of 2.6-3.1 km (8,500-10,200 ft) a.s.l.; block-and-ash flows from frequent spine collapses tinged the plume reddish … Continue reading

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Batu Tara, Komba Island, Indonesia

Based on analysis of satellite imagery, the Darwin VAAC reported that on 7 January ash plumes from Batu Tara rose to an altitude of 2.4 km (8,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted NE and ENE. Source: Darwin Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre … Continue reading

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Barren Island, Andaman Islands, India

Based on analysis of satellite imagery, the Darwin VAAC reported that during 7-8 and 10-11 January ash plumes from Barren Island rose to altitudes of 1.8-2.4 km (6,000-8,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted W and SW. Source: Darwin Volcanic Ash Advisory … Continue reading

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Yasur, Vanuatu

Based on a pilot observation, the Wellington VAAC reported that an ash plume from Yasur rose to an altitude of 4 km (13,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted SE. Ash was not identified on satellite imagery. Source: Wellington Volcanic Ash Advisory … Continue reading

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Tungurahua, Ecuador

The IG reported that during 7-10 and 12 January steam-and-ash plumes from Tungurahua rose to altitudes of 6-6.5 km (19,700-21,300 ft) a.s.l. and drifted NW, WNW, W, and E. On most days, ash fell within 8 km NW and SW, … Continue reading

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Soufriére Hills, Montserrat, West Indies

MVO reported that during 2-3 January activity from the Soufrière Hills lava dome increased drastically. On 2 January, an energetic pyroclastic flow and associated surge traveled down Tyers Ghaut (NW) and reached the upper part of Belham River. On 3 … Continue reading

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Shishaldin, Fox Islands

AVO reported that thermal anomalies over Shishaldin’s summit were detected in satellite imagery during 7-10 January. Clouds prevented observations on 11, 12, and 13 January. The Aviation Color Code remained at Yellow and the Volcano Alert Level remained at Advisory. … Continue reading

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Spring View Middle School erupts 200+ volcanoes!

January 14th was “Eruption” day at a field at Spring View Middle School in Huntington Beach, where students created small explosions from volcanoes they made out of household materials. More than 200 mud, clay, and starch volcanoes erupted as part … Continue reading

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