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Smithsonian/USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 29 June – 5 July 2011 7 July 2011

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Here is the latest Smithsonian Institution and United States Geological Survey Weekly Volcanic Activity Report which covers the week 29 June – 5 July 2011, and is compiled by Sally Kuhn Sennert. Some of the highlights:

  • Kliuchevskoi: eruption produces a plume to 7 km altitude
  • Nabro: lava flows remain hot, brown ash plume rising from vent
  • Puyehue-Cordón Caulle: eruption continues, with active lava flows, and low white/grey plumes
  • Soputan: an apparent strombolian eruption produced 6 km plume and ashfall

SI/USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 22-28 June 2011

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The Smithsonian Institution/United States Geological Survey Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 29 June – 5 July 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: Kirishima (Japan), Kliuchevskoi (Russia), Lokon-Empung (Indonesia), Nabro (Eritrea), Puyehue-Cordón Caulle (Chile), Soputan (Indonesia).

Ongoing activity: Batu Tara (Indonesia), Dukono (Indonesia), Karymsky (Russia), Kilauea (Hawaii, USA), Kizimen (Russia), Sakura-jima (Indonesia), Santa María (Guatemala), Shiveluch (Russia), Taal (Philippines).

Note: ‘a.s.l.’ = ‘above sea level’.

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Soputan, Indonesia – eruption reported 6 October 2008

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According to an Associated Press report Mount Soputan on Sulawesi island in Indonesia has erupted today, producing a 1km eruption column. Soputan is one of Indonesia’s most active volcanoes. The most recent eruptive activity there was reported in June this year.

UPDATE: Press reports say that Soputan is at yellow alert, but it is shown on the VSI website as being at orange alert, which is the second-highest alert level.

News
Indonesian volcano erupts, spews flame and smoke – Associated Press, 6 October 2008
Indonesian volcano erupts, spews flame and smoke (the AP report again) – International Herald Tribune, 6 October 2008

Information
Global Volcanism Program: Soputan – summary information for Soputan (0606-03=)
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

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Eruption at Soputan, Indonesia 6 June 2008

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Reports from Indonesia today say that Soputan on Sulawesi Island, which is among Indonesia’s most active volcanoes, is currently erupting. ABC News (Australia) quotes an Indonesian volcanologist as saying that the volcano is ‘sending heat clouds as far as four kilometres and throwing ash two kilometres into the air’. In Indonesia, ‘heat clouds’ generally means pyroclastic flows. There is as yet no order to evacuate but the authorities are maintaining a high alert and have imposed a 6km exclusion zone.

The Eruptions blog has more coverage.

Information
Global Volcanism Program: Soputan – summary information for Soputan (0606-03=)
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
Volcano erupts in Indonesia – ABC News, 7 June 2008
Mount Soputan spewing sand and thick smoke – ANTARA News, 7 June 2008
Volcano erupts in IndonesiaSydney Morning Herald, 7 June 2008

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