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Smithsonian/USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 15-21 June 2011 23 June 2011

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The Smithsonian Institution and United States Geological Survey Weekly Volcanic Activity Report, compiled by Sally Kuhn Sennert, has been issued for the week 15-21 June 2011. Some of the highlights:

  • Etna: renewed ash emissions from Bocca Nuova
  • Nabro: eruption continues, with plumes of water vapour and sulphur dioxide
  • Puyehue-Cordón Caulle: a viscous lava flow observed as eruptive activity continues
  • Turrialba: a new crater lake observed at the summit

SI/USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 15-21 June 2011

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The Smithsonian Institution/United States Geological Survey Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 15-21 June 2011 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: Etna (Italy), Nabro (Eritrea), Puyehue-Cordón Caulle (Chile), Turrialba (Costa Rica).

Ongoing activity: Batu Tara (Indonesia), Egon (Indonesia), Karymsky (Russia), Kilauea (Hawaii, USA), Paluweh (Indonesia), Shiveluch (Russia).

Note: ‘a.s.l.’ = ‘above sea level’.

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Eruption at Mount Egon, Indonesia 16 April 2008

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Mount Egon on Flores Island, Indonesia, erupted a 4 kilometre ash plume late on Tuesday 15 April, causing the evacuation of hundreds of villagers from nearby communities. The Indonesian Directorate of Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation bulletin reports that the eruption was phreatic in nature and occurred at 22:15 local time (13:15 GMT) on 15 April. The alert level for Egon has been raised to level III, orange (the Indonesian term for this alert level is Siaga).

Information
Smithsonian Institution Global Volcanism Program – summary information for Egon (0604-16=)
Direktorat Vulkanologi Indonesia – Directorate of Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation, Indonesia
Pusat Vulkanologi & Mitigasi Bencana Geologi – News and information portal for the Directorate of Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation, Indonesia

News
Indonesian volcano spews ash, residents evacuated – Reuters, 16 April 2008
600 flee erupting Indonesian volcano – Associated Press, 16 April 2008
Hundreds flee as Indonesian volcano erupts – AFP, 16 April 2008

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