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VolcanoWatch Weekly [3 Dec 2009]

Posted by feww on December 3, 2009

SI / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report
(25 November – 1 December 2009)

New activity/Unrest:


Volcano News (Source: GVP)

The Vanuatu Geohazards Observatory reported that a large explosion from Gaua’s Mount Garat on 18 November was followed by high dense ash plumes. An explosion that caused ashfall in inhabited areas on 26 November prompted the evacuation of more than 300 people.

MVO reported that during 20-27 November activity from the Soufrière Hills lava dome continued at a high level; lava extrusion shifted from the W side of the lava dome to the summit region. On 24 November there was a period of 120 minutes of continuous pyroclastic flow activity, followed by 90 minutes of semi-continuous activity. On 26 November, a pyroclastic flow that descended the Tar River valley was caused by collapse of part of the old, pre-2009 lava dome.

Ongoing Activity:

Chaitén, Southern Chile; Dukono, Halmahera (Indonesia);  Fuego, Guatemala; Karymsky, Eastern Kamchatka (Russia); Kilauea, Hawaii;  Kliuchevskoi, Central Kamchatka (Russia); Nevado del Huila, Colombia;  Rabaul, New Britain; Sakura-jima, Kyushu (Japan);  Sangay, Ecuador; Shiveluch, Central Kamchatka (Russia); Soufrière Hills, Montserrat; Suwanose-jima, Ryukyu Islands (Japan).

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One Response to “VolcanoWatch Weekly [3 Dec 2009]”

  1. feww said

    Galeras Alert Level Raised to “Orange”

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