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VolcanoWatch [1 June 2010]

Posted by feww on June 5, 2010

Mount Pagan Ejects a Small Plume


False-color satellite image of Mount Pagan, located in the Northern Marianas Islands, shows a small gas and steam plume rising from the volcano on June 3, 2010. “The blue tint of the volcanic plume hints that it may be rich in sulfate aerosols, which could be acting as nuclei for the condensation of water droplets, resulting in cloud formation in the plume.” Iimage was acquired by the Advanced Spaceborne Emission and Reflection Radiometer aboard NASA’s Terra
satellite. Source: NASA E/O. Click image to enlarge. Download large image (2 MB, JPEG)

Cleveland Volcano Restive


False-color image of Mount Cleveland was acquired by ASTER on NASA’s Terra satellite. “Snow is white, clouds are pink, vegetation is red, and water is almost black.”  The Alaska Volcano ObservatoryThe volcano is located about 1,500 kilometers (900 miles) SW of  Anchorage, Alaska. reported an plume of ash above Cleveland volcano rising to a height of about 4,900 meters (16,000 feet) on May 30th.
Source: NASA E/O. Click image to enlarge. Download large image (931 KB, JPEG)

Summary of Weekly Volcanic Activity Report

[Source: SI/USGS]

New Activity/Unrest (26 May-1 June 2010)

  • Arenal, Costa Rica –  [Group F]
  • Bezymianny, Central Kamchatka (Russia)  –  [Group J]
  • Cleveland, Chuginadak Island – [Group H]
  • Kirishima, Kyushu –  [Group J]
  • Pacaya, Guatemala – [Group F]
  • Pagan, Mariana Islands (Central Pacific) – [Group L]
  • Sarigan, Mariana Islands (Central Pacific)  –  [Group L]
  • Tungurahua, Ecuador –  [Group D]
  • Ulawun, New Britain –  [Group K]
  • Yasur, Vanuatu (SW Pacific)  – [Group L]


Map of Volcanoes. Background Map: University of Michigan. Designed and enhanced by Fire Earth Blog. Click image to enlarge.


Ongoing Activity:

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