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Smithsonian/USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 29 February – 6 March 2012 8 March 2012

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The latest Smithsonian Institution and United States Geological Survey Weekly Volcanic Activity Report has been published by the Global Volcanism Program, covering the week 29 February to 6 March 2012. The report is compiled by Sally Kuhn Sennert. Some of the highlights of the volcanic week:

  • Continuing activity at Etna including strombolian eruptions, lava fountaining and lava flows
  • Explosions at Fuego produced plumes that reached 0.6 km above the crater
  • Plumes rose to 1 km above Puyehue-Cordón Caulle as low-level eruptive activity continues

SI/USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 29 February - 6 March 2012

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The Smithsonian Institution/United States Geological Survey Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 29 February – 6 March 2012 is now available on the Global Volcanism Program website. The following is a summary and not a substitute for the full report.

New activity/unrest: Bezymianny (Russia), Cleveland (Alaska, USA), Etna (Italy), Kanaga (Alaska, USA), Tungurahua (Ecuador).

Ongoing activity: Bagana (Papua New Guinea), Fuego (Guatemala), Hierro (Canary Islands), Karymsky (Russia), Kilauea (Hawaii, USA), Kizimen (Russia), Popocatépetl (Mexico), Puyehue-Cordón Caulle (Chile), Sakura-jima (Japan), Santa María (Guatemala), Shiveluch (Russia), Suwanose-jima (Japan).

Note: ‘a.s.l.’ = ‘above sea level’.

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Smithsonian/USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 22-28 February 2012 1 March 2012

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The latest Smithsonian Institution and United States Geological Survey Weekly Volcanic Activity Report has been published by the Global Volcanism Program, covering the week 22 February to 28 February 2012. The report is compiled by Sally Kuhn Sennert. Some of the highlights:

  • Rincón de la Vieja: two eruptions from Rincón de la Vieja’s active crater
  • Tungurahua: moderate activity continues, with ashfall, incandescence, steam-and-ash plume
  • Puyehue-Cordón Caulle: low-level eruptive activity continues, with lava flows and ash plumes
  • Santa María: explosions produced 0.6-1.3 km plumes and ashfall, pyroclastic flows reported

SI/USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 22-28 February 2012

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The Smithsonian Institution/United States Geological Survey Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 22-28 February 2012 is now available on the Global Volcanism Program website. The following is a summary and not a substitute for the full report.

New activity/unrest: Cleveland (Alaska, USA), Kanaga (Alaska, USA), Rincón de la Vieja (Costa Rica), Tungurahua (Ecuador).

Ongoing activity: Bezymianny (Russia), Hierro (Canary Islands), Karymsky (Russia), Kilauea (Hawaii, USA), Kizimen (Russia), Popocatépetl (Mexico), Puyehue-Cordón Caulle (Chile), Sakura-jima (Japan), Santa María (Guatemala), Shiveluch (Russia).

Note: ‘a.s.l.’ = ‘above sea level’.

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The Daily Volcano Quote: Tenerife all over fire, 1704-5 17 September 2010

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The 31st, they discovered a great light on the side of Monja, towards the white Mountain, and the first of January last, the Alcalde of Guancha writ to that of Teneriff, that having sent to the Peak of Tyda, they had seen the Earth open towards Monja, which had formed a Volcano, or Mouth of Fire. That another had soon appeared, and that both had vomited up such vast quantities of Stones, that they had formed pretty high Hills; and that the combustible matter which came out of those Gaps had made about 50 Fires in the Neighbourhood. These Volcano’s continu’d till the 5th to vomit up glowing Stones, which burst to pieces either in the Air, or falling on the Ground with a most terrible noise. The Air was then darken’d with Ashes and Smoak, which encreas’d the consternation of the People, especially at Night, when they saw the Country above a league about all over Fire. This proceeded from another Volcano, which had about 30 different Mouths in the circumference of about a quarter of a league, on the side of Orotava, and from the Eruption thereof was form’d a sort of Torrent of Brimstone and other Bituminous Matter, which ran towards Guimar. The like was form’d by the other Volcano. The Shocks continuing, with the same violence, the Houses and Publick Buildings of Guimar were overturn’d. The Bishop of the Canaries, having taken a World of Trouble among that general consternation, fell sick and dyed.

From The Post-Man and the Historical Account, 28 April 1705. The Tenerife eruption being described is that of 31 December 1704 to 27 March 1705.

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Canaries – Cape Verde link to improve volcano monitoring 22 February 2010

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The Canary Islands and the Cape Verde Islands are volcanic archipelagoes off the Atlantic coast of Africa: the Canaries constitute a territory of Spain, while the Cape Verde islands are a former Portuguese colony which is now an independent republic. Both are volcanically active, and volcano monitoring is a priority for both island groups.

The Instituto Tecnológico y de Energías Renovables (ITER) of Tenerife is involved in an extensive programme aimed at strengthening volcano monitoring in Cape Verde, reports Canarias 24 Horas. In collaboration with the Laboratorio de Engenharia de Cabo Verde (LEC), the Department of Science and Technology of the Universidade de Cabo Verde (UNICV) and the Cape Verde Serviço Nacional de Protecção Civil (SNPC), ITER has been providing training and technical resources to enhance volcano monitoring and hazard mitigation in Cape Verde. Particular programmes under way include the strengthening of local capacities for geochemical volcano monitoring, the measurement of volcanic gas emissions on São Vicente and Fogo islands, and the measurement of thermal energy release associated with gas emissions at Pico do Fogo, which has been the focus of recent volcanic activity in the Cape Verde Islands.

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El ITER realiza una misión vulcanológica en Cabo Verde – Canarias24horas.com, 20 February 2010

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