Busy day of volcanic activity in SE and NE Asia, Tokyo VAAC reporting eruptions at Bulusan, Suwanosejima, Sakurajima and Sheveluch about 13 hours ago via TweetDeck
@freetree64 It's still pumping out ash to 25,000ft so that image looks like a mix of the ash plume and weather clouds. about 17 hours ago via TweetDeck in reply to freetree64
Climbers rescued from Ecuador volcano * From correspondents in Quito, Ecuador * From: AFP * November 12, 2010 12:29PM A French couple has been plucked from an Ecuadoran volcano by a police helicopter, after the woman fell inside the crater, the French Embassy says. The couple was rescued from the El Altar volcano, in central Ecuador, today thanks to a GPS device alarm that went off when the woman fell a few metres down the slope. The alarm signal was picked up by the French Foreign Ministry, the embassy said in a statement. A police helicopter that was on a rescue training mission in the area was dispatched to the stranded couple near the 5319m summit of the volcano.
“The two volcanoes are not physically connected and the reason why sometimes they erupt at the same time is that they are both active and erupt from time to time,”
Hundred of Anyer villagers panicked after three big explosions were heard from Mount Anak Krakatau on early Sunday morning. ‘We are quite sure that the explosions came from Anak Krakatau. I heard those terrible sounds myself,” Cikoneng resident Mumut, said as quoted by Antara news agency. Another witness, Sarmidi, said the sound of explosions were very clear. “We were afraid that a tsunami might follow.”
More recent activity Smaller eruptions have occurred at Toba since. The small cone of Pusukbukit has formed on the southwestern margin of the caldera and lava domes. The most recent eruption may have been at Tandukbenua on the northwestern caldera edge, since the present lack of vegetation could be due to an eruption within the last few hundred years.
Some parts of the caldera have experienced uplift due to partial refilling of the magma chamber, for example pushing Samosir Island and the Uluan Peninsula above the surface of the lake. The lake sediments on Samosir Island show that it has been uplifted by at least 450 metres (1,476 ft) since the cataclysmic eruption. Such uplifts are common in very large calderas, apparently due to the upward pressure of unerupted magma. Toba is probably the largest resurgent caldera on Earth. Large earthquakes have occurred in the vicinity of the volcano more recently, notably in 1987 along the southern shore of the lake at a depth of 11 km (6.8 mi). Other earthquakes have occurred in the area in 1892, 1916, and 1920-1922.