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Mount Ontake eruption sparks review of volcano disaster guidelines - The Japan Times

Volcano News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 4:43am

Mount Ontake eruption sparks review of volcano disaster guidelines
The Japan Times
However, the September eruption at Mount Ontake, which killed more than 50 people, highlighted shortcomings of the guidelines in some of the most vulnerable areas of the country. The volcano was assessed at level 1 — which means normal — when it ...

Indonesian volcano Mount Sinabung eruption spews out lava and ash for fourth ... - Daily Mail

Volcano News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 3:00am

Daily Mail

Indonesian volcano Mount Sinabung eruption spews out lava and ash for fourth ...
Daily Mail
Indonesian Volcano Mount Sinabung spews out rivers of molten lava and giant plumes of ash as it continues to erupt for a fourth successive day. The 2,460-metre volcano on the island of Sumatra, had been dormant for 400 years before it erupted in August ...
Sinabung Volcano Eruption: Rapid Fire, Burning Gas and Rocks Blown up 1000 ...International Business Times, India Edition
Sinabung's ash blankets Berastagi cityJakarta Post
Mount Sinabung Eruption Threatens Indonesian Village, Residents Flee [Photos]The Inquisitr
Echonetdaily -Washington Post
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Cyclone Hudhud


In early October 2014, the storm crossed the Andaman Islands and the Bay of Bengal before possible landfall in India.

Haze over Eastern China


Pollution far exceeding World Health Organization standards blanketed the North China Plain in October 2014.

Typhoon Vongfong


The second massive storm of October 2014 barrels down on Japan.

Lava flow from Hawaiian volcano prompts warning to residents - The Guardian

Volcano News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 8:48am

The Guardian

Lava flow from Hawaiian volcano prompts warning to residents
The Guardian
Officials tracking volcanic lava creeping through a forest toward homes on Hawaii's Big Island have issued a voluntary evacuation notice for residents with existing health conditions who might find themselves abruptly cut off from medical care ...
Lava steadily makes its way toward PahoaWest Hawaii Today
Puna lava flow less than a mile from Pahoa townHawaii News Now
Kalapana, Hawaii Burning: The History of Kilauea's Catastrophic Lava FlowThe Weather Channel
Tech Times
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Watch the 1980 Eruption of Mount St. Helens From Space

Eruptions! - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 10:04am

Next year will be the 35th anniversary of one of the largest eruptions to occur on U.S. soil since the nation was founded: the May 18, 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens. It always amazes me how much our coverage of volcanic eruption has changed in that time as there is not a single video […]

The post Watch the 1980 Eruption of Mount St. Helens From Space appeared first on WIRED.

Can't wait for the ski season? Head to your nearest volcano - Metro

Volcano News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 7:43am

Can't wait for the ski season? Head to your nearest volcano
Metro
Snow-lovers are counting down the weeks until the first flakes fall and the 2014/15 ski season officially kicks off. But some can't wait that long. So they've taken to a huge volcano in Italy to carve up the ash instead. The incredible footage shows ...
Skiers hit volcano slopesninemsn

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Lewotobi (Indonesia) - Report for 1 October-7 October 2014 - NEW

GVP Eruption Reports - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 1:40am

Based on analysis of satellite images and wind data, the Darwin VAAC reported that on 6 October a narrow, low-level ash plume from Lewotobi rose to an altitude of 3 km (10,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted 185 km WNW.

Source: Darwin Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre (VAAC)

Asosan (Japan) - Report for 1 October-7 October 2014

GVP Eruption Reports - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 1:40am

JMA reported that Alert Level 2 at Asosan continued during 29 September-3 October. A persistent white plume rose 600 m above the crater. Incandescence from Nakadake Crater was visible during 29-30 September. The Alert Level remained at 2 (on a scale of 1-5).

Source: Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA)

Karymsky (Russia) - Report for 1 October-7 October 2014

GVP Eruption Reports - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 1:40am

KVERT reported that a four-minute long explosion from Karymsky was detected by the seismic network beginning at 1115 on 4 October. Pilots observed an ash plume that rose to an altitude of 3 km (10,000 ft) a.s.l. The Aviation Color Code remained at Yellow.

Source: Kamchatkan Volcanic Eruption Response Team (KVERT)

Stromboli (Italy) - Report for 1 October-7 October 2014

GVP Eruption Reports - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 1:40am

Based on a SIGMET notice, the Toulouse VAAC reported low-level ash from Stromboli on 30 September.

Source: Toulouse Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre (VAAC)

Copahue (Chile-Argentina) - Report for 1 October-7 October 2014 - NEW

GVP Eruption Reports - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 1:40am

The Buenos Aires VAAC reported that during 6-7 October diffuse steam-and-gas emissions from Copahue detected in satellite images contained a small amount of ash. The webcam showed that the emission source was near the summit.

Source: Buenos Aires Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC)

Ontakesan (Japan) - Report for 1 October-7 October 2014 - NEW

GVP Eruption Reports - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 1:40am

JMA reported that ash emissions from Ontakesan likely continued during 1-7 October. The plume height could not be determined due to poor visibility although on 7 October observers noted that the plume rose 300 m above the crater rim and drifted E. Seismic levels fluctuated; tremor continued to be detected. A news article from 8 October noted that the number of people killed in the 27 September eruption had reached 55; nine were still missing. The Alert Level remained at 3 (on a scale of 1-5).

Sources: Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) ,RIA Novosti

Sinabung (Indonesia) - Report for 1 October-7 October 2014 - NEW

GVP Eruption Reports - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 1:40am

Based on reports from PVMBG, BNPB reported four eruptions from Sinabung on 5 October. The first one occurred at 0146, and produced a pyroclastic flow that traveled 4.5 km S and an ash plume that rose 2 km. The next three events, at 0638, 0736, and 0753, all generated pyroclastic flows that traveled 2.5-4.5 km S. The fourth event also produced an ash plume that rose 3 km. A news article stated that pyroclastic flows from a fifth event at 0900 were smaller, but again traveled 4.5 km after a sixth event at 1200. According to the Darwin VAAC a low-level eruption recorded by the PVMBG webcam generated a pyroclastic flow on 6 October; some of the ash rose higher and drifted E. The Jakarta MWO noted that an ash plume rose to an altitude of 5.2 km (17,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted S on 7 October. Cloud cover prevented satellite observations. A news article posted on 8 October noted that eruptions in the previous four days caused some evacuations.

Sources: Badan Nacional Penanggulangan Bencana (BNPB) ,Darwin Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre (VAAC),NBC News

Bardarbunga (Iceland) - Report for 1 October-7 October 2014 - NEW

GVP Eruption Reports - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 1:40am

During 1-7 October, IMO maintained Aviation Colour Code Orange due to continued activity at Bárdarbunga’s Holuhraun eruptive fissure. Subsidence of the Bárdarbunga caldera continued. Seismic activity at the N part of the dyke and around the vents declined, although the lava field continued to grow and lava production continued at the same output. On 5 October a new lava front at the S edge of the main lava flow advanced E.

Source: Icelandic Met Office

Kuchinoerabujima (Japan) - Report for 1 October-7 October 2014

GVP Eruption Reports - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 1:40am

JMA reported that no eruptions occurred from Kuchinoerabujima during 29 September-3 October. White plumes rose 600 m above the crater. Low-level seismicity continued and tremor was absent. The Alert Level remained at 3 (on a scale of 1-5).

Source: Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA)

Mayon (Philippines) - Report for 1 October-7 October 2014 - NEW

GVP Eruption Reports - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 1:40am

PHIVOLCS reported that during 1-7 October the seismic network at Mayon recorded 0-7 rockfall events per day. White steam plumes drifted SSE, ESE, and NW. Alert Level remained at 3 (on a 0-5 scale).

Source: Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS)

Shishaldin (United States) - Report for 1 October-7 October 2014

GVP Eruption Reports - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 1:40am

AVO reported that seismicity at Shishaldin indicated that a low-level eruption likely continued during 1-7 October. Strongly elevated surface temperatures at the summit were periodically detected in satellite images; cloud cover sometimes obscured satellite and webcam observations. The Aviation Color Code remained at Orange and the Volcano Alert Level remained at Watch.

Source: US Geological Survey Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO)

Zhupanovsky (Russia) - Report for 1 October-7 October 2014

GVP Eruption Reports - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 1:40am

KVERT reported that an explosive eruption at Zhupanovsky continued during 26 September-3 October. Satellite images detected a thermal anomaly on 27 September, and ash plumes that rose to altitudes of 4-4.5 km (13,000-14,800 ft) a.s.l. and drifted 205 km E on 28 September. The Aviation Color Code remained at Orange.

Source: Kamchatkan Volcanic Eruption Response Team (KVERT)