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Karangetang in Indonesia erupting during the mid 1990s. Image courtesy of VolcanoWorld. The alert level at Karangetang, one of the most active volcanoes in Indonesia, was raised to Orange over the weekend and people living near the volcano have been evacuated. The volcano is apparently already producing ash and lava flows, but it is mostly…

Friday Fungoes

Here’s some news bits for all you volcanophiles. Enjoy the weekend! Ubinas in Peru steaming away in June 2007. Image courtesy of Eruptions reader Mike Lyvers. There has been a lot of press lately on the theory that a large eruption from an ancient volcanic field in China (the 260-million-year-old Emeishan volcanic province of southwest…

Your weekly dose of volcanic activity from the USGS/SI. (a little late thanks to an exciting day of column chemistry). Some highlights include: A 3.7 km / 12,000 foot ash plume from Karangetang in Indonesia (great name, eh?) Lava flows, ash plumes and local ash falls from Slamet in Indonesia. White and grey ash plumes…

Wednesday Whatzits

You’ll have to excuse the curtness of this post. An bad hop in softball will do that to you. Here’s some news: Mt. Dempo in Indonesia Xinhua offers some nice pictures of the current activity going on at the summit crater at Nyiragongo in the Congo. Note the partially-crusted-over lava lake in the first shot.…

Friday Flotsam

Things are busy – both volcanically and personally – so I’m going to just give you some links to a bunch of exciting/interesting/insane news: West Mata erupting on May 5, 2009 in the Lau Basin. According to a bunch of news sources, the eruption at Fernandina in the Galapagos is over (in spanish). That being…

Anak Krakatau in Indonesia. Eruptive activity is definitely on the uptick at Anak Krakatau. The Jakarta Globe is reporting that the volcano is “spewing molten lava 1000 meters in the air“. I’m not entirely sure if that is accurate or that the volcano is throwing volcanic bombs or tephra that high. The head of the…

All the eruptions fit to print from the Smithsonsian/USGS GVP Weekly Report. A few highlights (not including Redoubt, Rinjani and Slamet): Multiple ash plumes from Galeras (Colombia), some producing noticeable ash fall up to 35 km from the vent. The Alert Level at Anak Krakatau, Indonesia was raised to 3 (out of 4) after a…

Wednesday Whatzits

Some brief tidbits from the volcanic realms: Active volcanism at NW Rota-1 Kilauea? Explosive? You might think of Kilauea as a volcano that generates impressive Hawaiian-style eruptions with fire fountains reaching 100s m and dazzling lava flows, but Don Swanson at HVO sees evidence of a big explosive event at Kilauea. This eruption was ~1,000-1,600…

Mt. Barujari erupting in 1994. Image courtesy of Vulkaner.no. Sometimes it is hard to appreciate how many volcanoes lie within Indonesia. However, within the last few weeks, no less than four Indonesian volcanoes have been put on alert to eruption or shown increased signs of activity – Slamet, Kirinci, Anak Krakatau and now Mt. Rinjani…

Mt. Slamet, Indonesia, with agricultural fields in the foreground. I’ll be brief, mostly because I’m still lost in a haze of jetlag and allergies, but … Mt. Slamet on the island of Java in Indonesia is showing signs of a “major eruption”. Preparations have begun by the Indonesian government to evacuate people in the event…