Nabro eruption stopped – Toulouse VAAC (updated) 17 June 2011Posted by admin in activity reports, Africa, Eritrea, eruptions, Nabro.
The Toulouse VAAC has issued a new volcanic ash advisory since our last update on Nabro was published earlier this morning. The advisory was issued at 06:00 UTC 17 June 2011 and reports that ‘eruption stopped 16/1500Z’, that is, 15:00 UTC on 16 June (an earlier advisory at 00:00 on 17 June had indicated that ‘eruption seems to pause about 15 UTC’).
This is not definitive: the eruption may have ended, or it may simply be in remission for a while. Time will tell.
UPDATE. Stopped? Or not? Irish Weather Online: Nabro volcano erupts again Friday after moderate quake. Busy now, more on this later.
FURTHER UPDATE. Irish Weather Online have retreated somewhat from their claim that there has been a fresh eruption from Nabro today: the title of the post linked to above has been changed from ‘Nabro volcano erupts again Friday after moderate quake’ to ‘Magnitude 5.5 earthquake hits near Nabro volcano’. The story originally reported that ‘a 5.5 magnitude earthquake on Friday morning led to a further increase in volcanic activity’ and that ‘Friday’s eruption has sent a massive ash plume westnorthwest over Sudan threatening to bring further disruption to air traffic in the east Africa region’. Now the claim is simply that ‘a 5.5 magnitude earthquake on Friday morning could lead to a further increase in volcanic activity’, and the tale of the massive plume has quite vanished.
Global Volcanism Program: Nabro – summary information for Nabro (0201-101)