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Mayon (Philippines) - Report for 22 October-28 October 2014 - NEW

GVP Eruption Reports - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:37pm

PHIVOLCS reported that during 22-28 October white plumes rose from Mayon's crater and drifted SW, WSW, WNW, and NW. A few volcanic earthquakes and rockfall signals were recorded during 23-25 and 28 October. Weak crater incandescence from the crater was noted at night on 22, 25, and 27 October. The Alert Level remained at 3 (on a 0-5 scale).

Source: Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS)

Sabancaya (Peru) - Report for 22 October-28 October 2014

GVP Eruption Reports - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:37pm

IGP reported that during 21-27 October seismic activity at Sababcaya was low, and sporadic white and blue plumes rose as high as 1.2 km. Although a pilot reported an ash plume drifting E on 23 October, the Buenos Aires VAAC reported that ash was not detected in satellite images. The webcam showed gas-and-steam emissions, likely with diffuse ash, dissipating near the summit. On 25 October a pilot reported ash drifting E, but again satellite images did not detected ash.

Sources: Buenos Aires Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) ,Instituto Geofísico del Perú (IGP)

Shishaldin (United States) - Report for 22 October-28 October 2014

GVP Eruption Reports - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:37pm

AVO reported that partly cloudy satellite images and mostly cloudy webcam views showed nothing unusual at Shishaldin during 21-24 October. Seismicity increased on 25 October, and was followed by a tremor event and elevated surface temperatures detected at the summit in satellite images. Tephra deposits at the summit were noted in clear webcam images on 26 October, indicating that the event was energetic enough to eject material onto the flank from a depth of several hundred meters within the summit crater. 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 22 October-28 October 2014

GVP Eruption Reports - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:37pm

KVERT reported that an eruption at Zhupanovsky likely continued during 17-24 October. Satellite images were obscured by clouds. The Aviation Color Code remained at Orange.

Source: Kamchatkan Volcanic Eruption Response Team (KVERT)

Santa Maria (Guatemala) - Report for 22 October-28 October 2014

GVP Eruption Reports - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:37pm

INSIVUMEH reported that during 22-23 October avalanches originated from the lava-flow front active on the S flank of Santa María's Santiaguito lava-dome complex. Phreatic explosions occurred at the middle and lower parts of the lava flow. On 24 October a lahar descended the San Isidro (SW) drainage, a tributary of the Tambor River, carrying blocks 1-2 m in diameter. During 25-26 October a dense white plume rose 500 m and drifted SW. The most active part of the lava flow advanced S down the Nima I drainage. Another part had advanced 3 km E and was active in the San José finca. Block avalanches were produced from the lava-flow fronts.

Source: Instituto Nacional de Sismologia, Vulcanologia, Meteorologia, e Hidrologia (INSIVUMEH)

Popocatepetl (Mexico) - Report for 22 October-28 October 2014 - NEW

GVP Eruption Reports - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:37pm

CENAPRED reported that during 22-28 October seismicity at Popocatépetl indicated continuing emissions of water vapor, gas, and small amounts of ash. Incandescence from the crater was observed at night. A small explosion at 0317 on 25 October ejected tephra 100 m onto the S flank. A steam-and-gas plume containing a small amount of ash rose 1.5 km above the crater and drifted SW. Ashfall was reported in Tetela del Volcán (20 km SW). An explosion at 0111 on 26 October ejected tephra 200 m onto the N flank. A steam-and-gas plume with diffuse ash rose 1.1 km and drifted NW. On 28 October an ash plume drifted WSW. The Alert Level remained at to Yellow, Phase Two.

Source: Centro Nacional de Prevencion de Desastres (CENAPRED)

Dukono (Indonesia) - Report for 22 October-28 October 2014

GVP Eruption Reports - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:37pm

Based on analyses of satellite imagery and wind data, the Darwin VAAC reported that on 28 October ash plumes from Dukono rose to an altitude of 3 km (10,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted almost 85 km E.

Source: Darwin Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre (VAAC)

Aira (Japan) - Report for 22 October-28 October 2014

GVP Eruption Reports - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:37pm

JMA reported that two explosions from Showa Crater at Aira Caldera’s Sakurajima volcano were detected during 20-24 October; an explosion on 24 October generated a plume that rose 3.2 km. The Alert Level remained at 3 (on a scale of 1-5). The Tokyo VAAC reported that on 24 October ash plumes rose to altitudes of 3-4.6 km (10,000-15,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted E. During 25-26 October plumes rose to altitudes of 2.4-2.7 km (8,000-9,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted E. On 28 October plume rose to an altitude of 2.4 km (8,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted S.

Sources: Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) ,Tokyo Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC)

Kilauea (United States) - Report for 22 October-28 October 2014 - NEW

GVP Eruption Reports - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:37pm

During 22-28 October HVO reported that Kilauea’s 27 June NE-trending lava flow continued to be active. On 22 October a narrow lava flow (less than 50 m wide) that had overtaken the flow front during the previous few days moved into a small gully; the advancement rate was variable and sometimes as high as 300 m/day. Another breakout upslope continued to advance at a slower rate. On 24 October HVO scientists aboard an overflight measured the cross sectional area of the lava tube feeding the flow; the measurement suggested that the volume of lava being supplied to the flow from the Pu'u 'O'o vent had slightly increased. At approximately 0350 on 25 October lava crossed Apa’a Street and continued to advance towards Pahoa town. Throughout the morning the flow moved down the Pahoa cemetery driveway and then turned SE into adjoining pasture. At 0900 on 26 October the flow was an estimated 140 m wide. The next day it had narrowed to 100 m wide and was about 570 m from Pahoa Village Road. At about 0200 on 28 October the flow had reached the first occupied residential property. The leading edge of the flow was less than 50 m wide but increased to 150 m upslope. At 1730 the lava flow was 310 m in a straight-line distance from Pahoa Village Road and about 900 meters in a straight-line distance from Highway 130. The Aviation Color Code remained at Orange and the Volcano Alert Level remained at Warning. According to news articles, Pahoa town, residence to 800-900 people, consists of small shops and homes. A school and a few roads were closed. Crews were building temporary access roads and trying to build berms to divert lava away from the highly traveled Highway 130. The circulating lava lake occasionally rose and fell in the deep pit within Halema'uma'u Crater. Gas emissions remained elevated. The plume from the vent continued to deposit variable amounts tephra onto nearby areas; smaller particles may have been dropped several kilometers away. At Pu'u 'O'o Crater, glow emanated from several outgassing openings in the crater floor.

Sources: CBC,CNN ,US Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO)

Sheveluch (Russia) - Report for 22 October-28 October 2014

GVP Eruption Reports - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:37pm

KVERT reported that during 17-24 October lava-dome extrusion onto Sheveluch’s N flank was accompanied by ash explosions, incandescence, hot avalanches, and fumarolic activity. Satellite images detected a thermal anomaly over the dome during 17, 20, and 22 October; cloud cover prevented views of the volcano on the other days. The Aviation Color Code remained at Orange.

Source: Kamchatkan Volcanic Eruption Response Team (KVERT)

So, remember that volcano in Iceland? It's still erupting like crazy - Mashable

Volcano News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 2:19pm

Mashable

So, remember that volcano in Iceland? It's still erupting like crazy
Mashable
Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano has now emitted the most lava of any volcano in that geologically active country since at least 1947, and continues with no sign of stopping. The volcano is also emitting clouds of toxic sulfur dioxide gases, which have ...

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Kilauea Lava Flow Reaches Hawaiian Town


After advancing through forest for months, the June 27th lava has started to damage residential properties in Pahoa.

Pictures Recovered From Damaged Cameras Reveal Moments Before ... - PetaPixel

Volcano News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:40am

PetaPixel

Pictures Recovered From Damaged Cameras Reveal Moments Before ...
PetaPixel
On September 27th, 2014, Mount Ontake in Japan erupted and began spewing ash. A popular destination for tourists and beginning hikers, several hundred people were reportedly on the volcano at the time. At least 56 of them didn't make it off. Now, in ...

Over 12,000 People Evacuated Near Cerro Negro de Mayasquer and Chiles

Eruptions! - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 6:26pm

It appears that an ongoing volcanic crisis along the Colombia-Ecuador border is beginning to look more significant. A sharp increase in the number and size of earthquakes under Cerro Negro de Mayasquer and Chiles has prompted the evacuation of over 12,000 people as both countries prepare for a potential eruption. What kind of eruption is difficult […]

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Eruption Update: Copahue, Poás, Sinabung, Kilauea, Holuhraun and Italy

Eruptions! - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 11:10am

I apologize for being missing for the last week. The big Geological Society of America meeting is next week in Vancouver BC and not only am I giving a talk and co-chairing a session, but two of my students are presenting posters. Needless to say, things have been busy. My talk centers on what zircon […]

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

Volcano News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 3:43am

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 - 2:00am

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.