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Wolf volcano update: New powerful eruption of Wolf volcano on Isabela Island, Galapagos confirmed
Monday May 25, 2015 14:36 PM | BY: T
As day breaks on the archipelago, the first images start to emerge and media pick up on the spectacular eruption.
From images it seems that a large effusive-explosive eruption is occurring. Tall lava fountains produce an immense ash plume that rises to up to 45,000 ft (14 km) altitude, if the estimations by VAAC Washington are correct. At the same time, several lava flows descend from the vent(s), likely a fissure on the volcano.
The last eruption of Wolf volcano, a 1710 m tall shield volcano, was in 1982. That eruption, too, started with an explosive onset accompanied and followed by effusion of large lava flows from a 1 km long fissure.
A volcano on the remote southern Japanese island of Kuchinoerabujima erupted suddenly on Friday (May 29), blasting plumes of black smoke high into the sky and prompting authorities to order the evacuation of the island's residents. According to Japan's top government spokesman, there was no risk to human life after a volcano erupted on the remote southern island of Kuchinoerabujima. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters the government was making its utmost efforts to gather information and secure the safety of island's roughly 140 residents. The volcano erupted suddenly on Friday, blasting plumes of black smoke high into the sky and prompting authorities to order the evacuation of the island's residents. A pyroclastic flow of super-heated gas and rock flowed down the side of the peak and reached the ocean, NHK said, but there were no immediate reports of injuries to the island's roughly 150 residents. The island is about 160 km south of Kyushu Electric Power's Sendai nuclear plant on Japan's southernmost main island of Kyushu. It was not immediately clear if the eruption would affect the power company's hopes to restart the plant, which on Wednesday cleared the last step of the nuclear regulator's stringent safety hurdles introduced after the Fukushima Daiichi disaster in 2011.
originally posted by: crappiekat
a reply to: Rezlooper
No expert here, but I was wondering also why no one has posted. I didn't want to say anything because I figured there was a reasonable answer and I would just make a fool out of myself.
I have also been keeping an eye on iceland. There has been quite a swarm of earthquakes in the area, but only Thebel is talking about that too. It seems to be quieting down, so maybe it's nothing,
Are you still at the Flea Market? I looked for you last Monday. I'm hoping to get one of your books and maybe you would sign it for me.