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Originally posted by Vasa Croe
reply to post by alysha.angel
Great page and those really give you an idea of what it would be like if a massive volcano blew. Can't imagine the devastation and cloud cover something that size would produce with a full eruption.
Russian volcano spews ash 5km high
Russia's northernmost active volcano churned out ash to a height of up to five kilometers (three miles) in the country's Far East, RIA Novosti reported citing the Emergencies Ministry’s local department.
The 3,283-meter (10,771 feet) Shiveluch volcano increased activity in May 2009 and has been periodically spewing ash from three to ten kilometers.
MAUMERE, Indonesia (AP) - Officials were searching on Sunday for the bodies of two children as small explosions could be heard from a volcano that erupted a day earlier, killing six people on a small island in eastern Indonesia.
Ash and smoke shot more than a kilometre into the air after Mount Rokatenda in East Nusa Tenggara province erupted early Saturday morning.
Nearly 3,000 people have been evacuated from the area on Palue island, according to the National Disaster Mitigation Agency.
The volcano has been rumbling since last October.
A spectacular eruption of Sakurajima volcano sent up its highest plume in recorded history on Aug. 18, the Kagoshima Local Meteorological Observatory said.
A volcano has erupted in southwestern Japan and coated a city with a layer of ash. People in Kagoshima city wore masks and used umbrellas to shield themselves from the falling ash after the Sakurajima volcano erupted on Sunday and spewed a three-mile smoke plume into the sky. Drivers were forced to turn on t
20 August 2013, 2:00pm - White Island eruption information update;
Volcanic Alert remains at Level 2, Aviation Colour Code lowered from Red to Orange.
A small eruption occurred at White Island at 10:23 on Tuesday 20 August 2013 (NZ local time) and continued for about 10 minutes. The eruption column was visible from the Bay of Plenty coast with a plume rising to about 4 km above sea level before slowly dispersing.
The activity at White Island has now returned to that before this morning's eruption.
The eruption originated in the active crater area that has been experiencing very small mud eruptions in recent weeks. The eruption threw mud and rocks a short distance from the source, and produced large volumes of white steam. Weather radar observations show that a small proportion of volcanic ash was carried with the steam.
White Island has been experiencing low level activity since August 2012 so an eruption like that this morning was not completely unexpected. Volcanologists observed a short period of strong volcanic tremor yesterday morning, but is is not clear if this was related to this morning's eruption.
MEDAN, Indonesia — A volcano in western Indonesia has erupted for the second time this week, forcing some villagers who were just returning home to flee the mountain again.
Local Disaster Mitigation Agency chief Asren Nasution said that Tuesday’s midday eruption spewed volcanic ash and thick smoke up to three kilometers (nearly two miles) into the air. He said there were no immediate reports or damages or injuries.
More than 6,200 people were evacuated from their villages following Sunday’s smaller eruption of the 2,600-meter (8,530-feet) volcano in North Sumatra province.
Mount Sinabung is among 129 active volcanoes in Indonesia, the world’s largest archipelago nation which is prone to seismic upheaval due to its location on the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” an arc of volcanos and fault lines encircling the Pacific Basin.
For over a century scientists have studied the warning signs of impending volcanic eruptions, but accurate predictions of these explosions are often imprecise.