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Situation Update No. 2 On 01.06.2010 at 02:51 GMT+2 Airlines and tourists are being warned of the danger of ash and volcanic rocks erupting from Mt Yasur on Vanuatu's Tana island. The Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre in Wellington has reported an ash cloud covering 100 nautical square miles and more than 1.8km high. Vanuatu's government says tourists are banned from visiting the volcano. And the government is assessing ten nearby villages are being assessed for the affects of gas and ash from the crater of Mt Yasur.
Originally posted by ni91ck
reply to post by PuterMan
Mister Puterman, i think you overreacting a little bit to much. i now its to urley to say something happens. But i'm a man from 49 years old and don't have to listen to suchs words that you use. No hard feelings further. Greetzzz from me.
Who Are You?? Nah,.. no need to answer that, it is useless info anyway. As everyone on this site that has a right to bring something up, so do I. Unless your IQ is that of god you really should close it. My statement was not ignorant, as I have watched this volcanic activity for many years. Nuf said. My respects to ATS will remain for improper language usage, so I have givin you my real thoughts u2u. Enjoy ''
Originally posted by awakentired
reply to post by Lil Drummerboy
yea there are more volcanos erupting do you have to post such a stupid question in order to post anything?
Why do you have to post at all? Be confident in you own observations and contribute toward understanding. Or IMHO keep silent and let your silence speak for wisdom and understanding.
The Bezymyanny volcano on the Kamchatka Peninsula has started to erupt, the Kamchatka branch of the geophysical service of the Russian Academy of Sciences told Itar-Tass. The intensification of the giant mount’s activity was registered at 00:30, local time (16:30, MSK on May 31). The most active phase lasted for 20 minutes, scientists say. During this period the volcano was spewing ash that stretched in a plume towards the Sea of Okhotsk (west of the volcano). According to specialists, the ash plume has stretched for 20 kilometres. A small ash fall was registered in the Kozyrevsk settlement (40 km from the volcano) on Kamchatka. A hot rock and mud flow came down the volcano. The aviation code Red has been given to the volcano. All concerned services have been informed about the danger that the volcanic ash may present for aircraft, the Kamchatka Volcanic Eruption Response Team (KVERT) reported. The eruption’s intensity has subsided, as compared with the initial phase, but the giant mount maintains activity, specialists noted. Bezymyanny is one of 29 active volcanoes of Kamchatka. Its height is about 2,800 metres above sea level. Its eruptions are explosive. They occur one or two times a year and may last from several hours to several days. In recent years scientists have managed to predict the periods of its activity intensification rather correctly. Bezymyanny is an active stratovolcano in Kamchatka. The volcano’s name means “nameless,” and it was considered to be extinct before the 1955 eruption. Bezymyanny is located on the southeast slope of the extinct volcano Kamen. Its greatest eruption happened in 1955-1956 which lowered the top of the mountain by about 200 m (600 ft). The surrounding landscape of the mountain was changed by a lateral blast that flattened the area with thick ash and pyroclastic flow-like materials. The 1956 eruption of Bezymianny was similar to the May 18, 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens in the United States. During the 1956 eruption, a debris avalanche removed 0.5 cubic kilometres of material and also produced a “directed blast” as magma became exposed at the surface. A horseshoe-shaped crater was also formed, although it has been largely filled. Then the volcano that was 3,080 metres high, during a short period of time became lower by 280 metres. Its recent eruption was observed last winter. The volcano is located in the central part of the Klyuchevskaya group 385 kilometres northeast of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. The Nearby populated localities are Klyuchi and Kozyrevsk.
Kikai Caldera is a massive mostly submerged caldera up to 19 kilometres (12 mi) in diameter in the Osumi Islands of Kagoshima prefecture, Japan. It is the remains of the ancient eruption of a gigantic volcano. Kikai Caldera was the source of the Akahoya eruption, one of the largest eruptions during the Holocene (10,000 years ago to present). About 6,300 years ago, pyroclastic flows from that eruption reached the coast of southern Kyushu up to 100 km (62 mi) away, and ash fell as far as Hokkaido. The eruption produced about 150 km3 of tephra, giving it a Volcanic Explosivity Index of 7. Kikai is still an active volcano.
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