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More ‘vigorous ash venting’ at Soufrière Hills 6 October 2009

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The Montserrat Volcano Observatory (MVO) has reported further vigorous ash emissions at Soufrière Hills volcano, continuing the upswing in activity that began late on 4 October. In a bulletin issued on 5 October 2009 at 16:09 local time, the MVO reports:

Activity at Soufriere Hills Volcano has remained at an increased level. There has been two further vigorous ‘ash venting’ events: one at around 10:35 am, lasting 20 minutes, and a second at 1:25 pm, which lasted 10 minutes. A pilot reported that the first event sent an ash plume to 12,000 ft and the second event reached to between 10,000 and 15,000 ft.

Washington VAAC has continued to report an ash cloud reaching FL100 (10000 ft/3000 m), moving NW.

For all our Soufrière Hills coverage: Soufrière Hills « The Volcanism Blog.

Global Volcanism Program: Soufrière Hills – information about Soufrière Hills volcano (1600-05=)
Montserrat Volcano Observatory – detailed and up-to-date information from the MVO

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1. bruce stout - 6 October 2009

If sods law holds true we can surely expect a bigger eruption considering that the MVO reported the eruption was winding down a couple of months ago. Fickle things these volcanoes.

2. Ron de Haan - 6 October 2009
3. Guillermo - 7 October 2009

There is a new (and complete!!) report of SERNAGEOMIN on Chaitén.

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