Papua New Guinea

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Karkar volcano as seen from space. Eruptions reader The Bobs left a note mentioning that there may have been a ‘significant’ eruption at Karkar in Papua New Guinea. The only place I can find information is John Seach’s Volcano Live: An eruption occurred at Karkar volcano at 6:39 pm on 25th November 2009. The eruption…

The latest news from the USGS/Smithsonian Global Volcanism Program Weekly Volcano Report … Highlights (not including Mayon) include: Strombolian eruptions and small pyroclastic falls at Arenal in Costa Rica. 3 km / 10 000 foot ash plume from Bagana on Bougainville Island in Papua New Guinea. Rumbling noises, ~4.5 km / 14 000 foot ash…

A pile of new volcano images

Sometimes it is hard to keep up with the mountain of remote sensing (or not so remote) images that get released on the internet. Over the last few days, the NASA Earth Observatory has released a bunch of images/videos of current eruptions, so I thought I’d round them all up here for you to peruse.…

I missed the weekly report last week (sorry), but here is the new USGS/SI volcano activity report. Highlights include: Shiveluch in Kamchatka is still erupting away, producing ~7 km / 20,000 foot ash columns as the lava dome grows. There has also been pyroclastic flows spotted emanating from the new lava dome. There was a…

To the updates! Batu Tara volcano in Indonesia. The volcano is currently producing small ash plumes. I was distracted enough by trying to figure out a way to teach about Miller Indices that I plum forgot to post this week’s USGS/SI Weekly Volcanic Activity Report. It was a fairly quiet week so you didn’t miss…

Even the SI/USGS Weekly Volcano Report seems a little light — welcome to the dog days of summer! Highlights from this week’s report include: “Thunderous sounds”, incandescence and small plumes (hundreds of meters) with more frequent seismicity at Ibu in Indonesia. A sharp increase in sulfur dioxide output was noted at Mayon in the Philippines…

In case you don’t frequent the NASA Earth Observatory, I thought I’d call your attention to some images they recently posted that are, again, excellent shots of volcanism captured from space. The current plume from Tavurvur Crater at Rabaul was shot by the MODIS imager on Terra in early August. The plume is mostly made…

Wednesday Whatzits

Two papers submitted, one to go. Keeps you quite busy, let me tell you. Lava flow from a 2006 eruption on Mayon in the Philippines. A few bits of news today: A few more details about the ongoing watch of Mayon in the Philippines . There have been apparently no changes in the shape of…

A wrap up of the week’s volcanism, brought to you by Sally Kuhn Sennert and the USGS/SI Global Volcanism Program. Highlights, not including Sarychev Peak, Redoubt and Shiveluch (busy week in the north Pacific), include: A small ash cloud was spotted at Bagana in Papua New Guinea. The Tavurvur cone at Rabaul (PNG) continues to…

We’ve already talked about how many active volcanoes reside in Indonesia, but this week’s USGS/SI update just drives that point home. Listed in the update are no less than 5 volcanoes were activity is being seen or is on the increase (Karangetang, Slamet, Dukono, Batu Tara and Makian). This doesn’t mean mention the activity at…