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VolcanoWatch Weekly [17 Dec 2009]

Posted by feww on December 17, 2009

VoW: Mayon

We would have liked to reprint a striking image of Mayon Volcano taken from space, and all that NASA had made available as of posting was this truly disappointing “turn-of-the-satellite” image:


Mt Mayon. Image Source: NASA. Click image to enlarge.

Click here for larger, but not necessarily any less disappointing image.

For recent information on Mayon click links below:

SI / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report
(2 December – 8 December 2009)

New activity/Unrest:

Volcano News (Source: GVP)

  • According to news articles, PHIVOLCS reported that on 14 December incandescence emanated from the lava dome in Mayon’s summit crater and incandescent material traveled as far as 3 km down the S and SE flanks. At least five minor explosions were detected by the seismic network.
  • According to a news article, INETER reported that an explosion of ash and gas from Concepción on 11 December produced a plume that rose 150 m above the crater.
  • OVPDLF reported that on 14 December an eruption from Piton de la Fournaise was preceded by a seismic crisis and summit deformation. Sub-parallel fissures along the rim of Dolomieu crater fed lava flows on the S slope.

Ongoing Activity

Chaitén, Southern Chile;  Dukono, Halmahera;  Fuego, Guatemala; Karymsky, Eastern Kamchatka;  Kilauea, Hawaii; Kliuchevskoi, Central Kamchatka (Russia);  Manam, Northeast of New Guinea (SW Pacific);  Nevado del Huila, Colombia; Pacaya, Guatemala;  Rabaul, New Britain; Sakura-jima, Kyushu;  Santa María, Guatemala; Shiveluch, Central Kamchatka (Russia);  Suwanose-jima, Ryukyu Islands (Japan).

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