Archive | May 28, 2021


Subject to change
Depth: 4 km

Distances: 59 km S of Rochester, United States / pop: 209,000 / local time: 20:41:27.9 2021-05-27

16 km S of Geneseo, United States / pop: 8,100 / local time: 20:41:27.9 2021-05-27


Subject to change
Depth: 10 km

Distances: 85 km WNW of Kigali, Rwanda / pop: 745,000 / local time: 11:33:54.7 2021-05-27

15 km ENE of Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo / pop: 144,000 / local time: 11:33:54.7 2021-05-27


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Depth: 3 km

Distances: 31 km SSW of Bendigo, Australia / pop: 100,000 / local time: 10:46:43.6 2021-05-27

3 km NW of Maldon, Australia / pop: 1,400 / local time: 10:46:43.6 2021-05-27

Threat of New Volcanic Eruption Prompts Residents to Flee Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo

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Residents were told to evacuate from 10 neighborhoods in Goma, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, on May 27, due to the threat of another volcanic eruption and repeated earthquakes.

This footage, by Elie Kasereka, shows a long line of traffic as people leave the city.

The evacuation comes in the wake of the eruption of Mount Nyiragongo on May 22, which killed at least 32 people and prompted tens of thousands of people to flee.

The Red Cross in Africa said it was helping to reunite families after 300 children were separated from their parents in the wake of the eruption.

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Great Sitkin Volcano near Aleutian Island sees first major eruption since 1974

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Scientists have downgraded the alert level at Great Sitkin Volcano near the Aleutian Island of Adak following an eruption Tuesday night.

The event took place at around 9 p.m. and produced an ash cloud up to 15,000 feet above sea level and impacted flights.

“The eruption itself occurred for over about a minute,” said David Fee, coordinating scientist for the Alaska Volcano Observatory. “It had a very loud, audible and low frequency sound to it. I guess a good analogy would be if you shake up a bottle and then you pop the cork and get an explosion out the top. That’s kind of what happened here.”

Following the eruption, Fee said, they issued a red alert warning for planes in the area, because there was likely a high emission of volcanic ash in the atmosphere.

“We lowered the advisory back down to orange this morning,” Fee told KUCB Wednesday morning. “And there hasn’t been much activity — I think it’s mainly just steaming since the eruption last night.”

According to Fee, the activity at Great Sitkin isn’t “normal,” but it’s also not unexpected, given some small explosions that have happened there over the past few years.

He said the volcano observatory will continue to watch closely for increased seismic activity or gas emissions that could indicate another eruption, but for now, it’s pretty quiet.

“We haven’t seen an eruption like this from Great Sitkin at least as long as I’ve been around here,” he said. “So it could quiet down or we could expect continued activity. We’ll just have to wait and see.”

This is the first significant explosion at Great Sitkin since 1974.

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