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originally posted by: MountainEnigma
Does anyone have any updated information on what is going on at Yellowstone? I saw this in my Facebook feed. Thought I would check out what ATS was saying. I'm not finding any recent posts in the old Yellowstone thread that was on here.
The Russian Far East volcano Klyuchevskaya Sopka erupted on Sunday, with hot ash shot miles into the air. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Eurasia's largest volcano Klyuchevskaya Sopka, in Russia’s Far East erupted on Sunday, shooting hot ash miles into the air, the local geophysical service said.
The volcanic ash cloud has spread over an area of almost 13,500 square feet. It has drifted 124 miles southeast toward the Sea of Okhotsk, in the Pacific Ocean. There was no immediate threat to the public safety. Ash was blown away from nearby towns, emergencies services in the Kamchatka region said. The 15,580-feet volcano in Russia’s Kamchatka peninsula has been rumbling to life since the beginning of April. It has been almost continuously active for the past 50 years but the number of tremors and ash eruptions has been on the rise lately.
N. Sulawesi volcano spews lava 2 kilometers
North Sulawesi’s Mount Karangetang, which erupted on Wednesday, has continued to emit ash into the sky on Thursday.
The volcano, located in Siau Tagulandang Biaro ( Sitaro ) Islands regency, North Sulawesi, sent hot lava as far as 2 kilometers from its crater when it erupted around 5 p.m. local time on Wednesday.
“Mt. Karangetang has erupted again. There had been no volcanic activity in the last few days before it erupted on Wednesday afternoon,” said Abed Anthoni, a resident of Bebali subdistrict, East Siau district.
He said East Siau residents did not consider yesterday’s eruption to be out of the ordinary, but remained alert in carrying out their daily activities.
“I told my wife and our children that we have to anticipate the potential for greater eruptions,” Abed said.
Sitaro Disaster Mitigation Agency ( BPBD ) head Bob Chalton Wuaten said the lava from Mt. Karangetang started flowing at around 5 p.m. on Wednesday. “It went toward the Kahetang River, around 2,000 meters from the crater. The new dome on its peak collapsed during the eruption, causing the hot lava flow,” he said.
TURRIALBA , COSTA RICA : Costa Rica Closes Off Turrialba Volcano Due to Eruptions
Because of the constant activity of Turrialba Volcano and the arrival of tourists and curious to observe the colossus, the National Emergency Commission closed access. some access controls will be placed in the communities of La Pastora and Guarumos to avoid entering the park and its surroundings. This morning new eruptions occurred with ashfall. The first was reported at 6; 43 am and the second at 7:36 minutes. The CNE calls for the area of five kilometers around the volcano, where a yellow alert remains respected.
Fri, 6 May 2016, 11:40 The Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) raised the alert level of the volcano from yellow to orange after a new explosion was detected that had occurred this morning (18:44 AKDT local time). The size of the new eruption is unknown, but probably small; there are no direct observations of the remote volcano, but the explosion could be seen on both infrasound (air pressure) and seismic data. "There are no recent satellite views since the detected explosion, but previous Cleveland explosions have typically produced ash emissions", AVO wrote in its bulletin this morning. [less] [read all]
Niigata Yake-Yama volcano (Honshu, Japan): seismic unrest
An increase in small earthquakes has been detected under the volcano located on the border between Niigata and Nagano Prefecture recently. In addition, a slight increase in fumarolic activity on the eastern side of the summit crater was noted and some inflation of the volcanic edifice recorded. According to the Niigata Meteorological Observatory monitoring the volcano, the number of volcanic earthquakes has been up to 4 times that of normal background levels, with up to 23 quakes recorded on a single day. Seismic activity has been dominated by low-frequency earthquakes, which are thought to reflect internal fluid movements (gasses, hot watery solutions, as well as magma).