Eruptions

Archives for October, 2008

Impressive eruption at Soputan?

  UPDATE 10.9.08: This photo is not from the current eruption (see the comments below), so disregard any comments I might have about the current state of activity. Contrary to some of the earlier reports, the eruption at Soputan in Indonesia might be more impressive than previously though. Pictures of the eruption (above) show a…

Huila continues to cause concern

Nevado del Huila in Colombia continues to keep officials in the southeast region of the country on their toes as they wait to see what the volcano might do. There was increased seismicity over the weekend according to Jair Cardoso of the Attention, Prevention and Disasters Committee, along with minor steam and ash emissions. The Colombian geological…

Minor eruption at Soputan

There are a few brief reports of a minor eruption at Soputan in Indonesia. The reports from the Associated Press mention a small eruption column that reached ~1,000 meters and was accompanied by ash fall and explosions. From the sound of it, the eruption(s) are minor Strombolian types, common at arc stratovolcanoes like Soputan. Indonesia…

Increased activity seen at Redoubt

Finally, after a rather quiet week, we have news that yet another Aleutian volcano is showing signs of potential activity. Redoubt Volcano was seen steaming away in a recent flight over the stratovolcano. When combined with reports of “booming noises” and the scent of sulfur it all points towards increased chance of eruption. However, AVO…