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No eruption at Karkar – local reports 29 November 2009

Posted by admin in activity reports, Karkar, Papua New Guinea.
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Further to our report of 27 November (Karkar update, 27 November 2009: the eruption that wasn’t?) it is now clear that whatever it was that caused Darwin VAAC to report a major eruption at Karkar volcano in Papua New Guinea, it was not in fact an eruption.

Information has come in from people at the scene: Jan Messersmith at Eruptions and here at The Volcanism Blog, and Kenny Nalu at this blog yesterday, both say that there is no sign of any unusual activity at Karkar, and that those living on the island itself confirm that nothing is going on. Darwin VAAC itself has now gone very quiet: it’s evident that on Karkar they got it wrong.

Many thanks to Jan and Kenny in Papua New Guinea for getting in touch. Check out Jan’s blog, by the way – wonderful pictures!

Global Volcanism Program: Karkar – summary information for Karkar (0501-03=)

The Volcanism Blog