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VolcanoWatch Weekly [16 July 2009]

Posted by feww on July 16, 2009

Volcanic Activity Report: 8 July – 14 July 2009

Source: Global Volcanism Program (GVP) – SI/USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report

New activity/unrest:

NOTES: A large sulfur dioxide plume and several thermal anomalies from Manda Hararo that were detected in satellite imagery during 28-30 June prompted a science team to visit the area on 4 July. They saw new predominantly ‘a’a lava flows that were 2-3 m thick. The fissure was lined with scoria ramparts 30-50 m high.

On 10 July, AVO reported that a distinct thermal anomaly in Shishaldin’s summit crater observed intermittently since January 2009 became more intense during the previous month. AVO raised the Aviation Color Code and the Volcano Alert Level. (Source: GVP)

VOW: More Volcanoes to watch for 2009-10

  • Buvet
  • Colima
  • Rabul  [Explosive eruption more powerful than 1994 may occur]

Ongoing Activity:

  • Batu Tara, Komba Island (Indonesia)
  • Chaitén, Southern Chile
  • Dukono, Halmahera
  • Fuego, Guatemala
  • Kilauea, Hawaii (USA)
  • Pacaya, Guatemala
  • Rabaul, New Britain
  • Sakura-jima, Kyushu
  • Shiveluch, Central Kamchatka (Russia)

Latest U.S. Volcano Alerts and Updates

Alaska Volcano Observatory Update: July 16, 2009 0300 UTC

  • Redoubt Activity – Color Code YELLOW : Alert Level ADVISORY

  • Cleveland Activity – Color Code – UNASSIGNED: Alert Level UNASSIGNED

HAWAIIAN VOLCANO OBSERVATORY DAILY UPDATE: Wednesday, July 15, 2009 18:05 UTC

  • Kilauea Activity  –  Color Code ORANGE : Alert Level WATCH

  • Mauna Loa Activity – Color Code YELLOW : Alert Level ADVISORY

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