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Eruption of Paluweh Volcano, Indonesia – March 31st, 2013

8.3S 121.7E

March 31st, 2013 Category: Image of the day, Volcanoes

Indonesia – March 24th, 2013

An eruption of the Paluweh Volcano caused a thick plume of ash to blow westward and then south, across Flores Island and over the Savu Sea.  High-altitude winds carried airborne ash more than 440 kilometers (270 miles) to the southwest. Paluweh, also known as Rokatenda, is a stratovolcano mountain located on the small Palu’e Island, north of Flores Island in Sikka Regency in the province of East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. It is the highest point on the island with a height of 875 metres (2,871 ft).

Continued Eruption of Plosky Tolbachik Volcano, Russia

55.8N 160.3E

December 25th, 2012 Category: Volcanoes

Russia – December 17th, 2012

A plume of ash blows from the Plosky Tolbachik Volcano, on Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula, over the Kamchatka Strait. The volcano has been erupting for nearly a month. The volcano, which is visible left of the image center, is flanked by the Tolbachinsky Dol, a large, mostly treeless lava plateau that descends gradually for 25 km (15.5 mi). The plateau has been heavily affected by both ash fall and lava flow from the volcano from the early Holocene to recent times, giving it the darker brown color that can be seen here where the snow has melted.

Ash Plume from Tolbachik Volcano – December 24th, 2012

55.8N 160.3E

December 24th, 2012 Category: Image of the day

Russia – December 14th, 2012

Upon looking closely at Russia’s Plosky Tolbachik Volcano, which became active in late November after 36 years dormant, a tan plume of ash can be seen blowing eastward. The current eruption shows no sign of abating, and is expected to continue at or near the current intensity over the next week, if not longer.

Ash and Steam Released from Puyehue-Cordón Caulle Volcano

40.5S 72.1W

March 16th, 2012 Category: Volcanoes

Chile and Argentina - March 7th, 2012

Chile’s Puyehue-Cordón Caulle volcano could be seen releasing ash and steam at the end of the first week of March, 2012. The Chilean National Service of Geology and Mining reported that the plume was 1.2 kilometers (3,900 feet) high, and extended 30 kilometers (19 miles) from the active vent.

Other effects of the eruption can also be observed. Immediately to the east of the volcanic complex is a dark brown area, thick with fallen ash fall that has killed much of the vegetation. Further east are several bright turquoise lakes whose milky color is caused by fine ash suspended in the water. Some lakes show evidence of floating ash and pumice.

Mount Etna Erupts for Third Time in 2012, Italy – March 5th, 2012

37.7N 14.9E

March 5th, 2012 Category: Image of the day, Volcanoes

Mount Etna - March 4th, 2012

Visible by the left edge of this image is Mount Etna, in Sicily, Italy. A white cloud of ash and steam can be seen spewing forth from the volcano, which is already erupting for the third time in 2012. Mount Etna is one of the most active volcanoes in the world and is in an almost constant state of activity.

Mount Etna is an active stratovolcano on the east coast of Sicily, close to Messina and Catania. It is the tallest active volcano in Europe, currently standing 3,329 m (10,922 ft) high, though this varies with summit eruptions; the mountain is 21 m (69 ft) higher than it was in 1981. Etna covers an area of 1,190 km² (460 sq mi) with a basal circumference of 140 km, making it by far the largest of the three active volcanoes in Italy.

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