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Rabaul, Papua New Guinea

RVO reported that during 21-26 March white and occasional gray ash plumes from Rabaul caldera’s Tavurvur cone rose 500 m above the crater and drifted in variable directions. Incandescence from the summit crater was seen at night. Light ashfall was … Continue reading

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Rabaul, Papua New Guinea

Based on analysis of satellite imagery, the Darwin VAAC reported that during 22-23 February ash plumes from Rabaul caldera’s Tavurvur cone rose to altitudes of 1.8-3 km (6,000-10,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted S, W, and NW. Sources: Darwin Volcanic Ash … Continue reading

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Rabaul, Papua New Guinea

Based on analysis of satellite imagery, the Darwin VAAC reported that during 13-14 February ash plumes from Rabaul caldera’s Tavurvur cone rose to an altitude of 2.4 km (8,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted SE and W. On 17 February, a … Continue reading

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Rabaul, Papua New Guinea

Based on analysis of satellite imagery, the Darwin VAAC reported that on 9 February an ash plume from Rabaul caldera’s Tavurvur cone rose to an altitude of 3 km (10,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted SE. Sources: Darwin Volcanic Ash Advisory … Continue reading

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Rabaul, Papua New Guinea

RVO reported that during 3-14 January gray ash plumes from Rabaul caldera’s Tavurvur cone rose several hundred meters above the crater to 1.7 km (5,600 ft) a.s.l. and drifted SW and SE. Explosions or forceful emissions sometimes ejected incandescent lava … Continue reading

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Rabaul, Papua New Guinea

RVO reported that during 20-26 December gray 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 SE and W. Ashfall was reported in areas downwind, including Kokopo Town (SE). Rumbling and … 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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Rabaul, Papua New Guinea

RVO reported that during 7-12 October steam and ash plumes from Rabaul caldera’s Tavurvur cone rose to an altitude of 2.7 km (8,900 ft) a.s.l. and drifted N, NW, and W. During 11-12 October, ash emissions increased in frequency; ashfall … Continue reading

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Rabaul, Papua New Guinea

RVO reported that ash plumes from Rabaul caldera’s Tavurvur cone continued to be emitted during 29-31 August. The plumes drifted NW and caused ashfall in areas downwind. Continuous incandescence at the summit was observed and roaring noises were heard. Explosions … Continue reading

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Rabaul, Papua New Guinea

RVO reported that ash plumes from Rabaul caldera’s Tavurvur cone continued to be emitted during 18-22 August, although less so than during 16-18 August. Some prolonged ash-free intervals were immediately followed by explosions that produced ash plumes. The plumes drifted … Continue reading

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