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Large Explosion at Aso Volcano, Kyushu Island, Japan

Explosion from Aso’s Nakadake crater this morning (image: screenshot of RKK video)

A strong explosion occurred this morning, at around 11:43 local time, from the volcano.

During a phase of intense steam emissions, suddenly an explosion occurs that sends a large column of ash to several kilometers height as well as a dense, ground-hugging circular base surge that almost reaches the visitors’center. On the following embedded video, large ballistic projectiles can be seen ejected from the center of the explosion and landing in several hundred meter distance as well.

From the appearance of the eruption, it looks most likely as a phreatic type explosion, or steam-driven, as a larger pocket of overheated water under the crater suddenly flashed to steam and decompressed in the process, generating lots of block and ash fragments as well as dense and heavy turbulent mixtures that are seen rising and spreading from the center.

Courtesy of volcanodiscovery.com

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Volcanic Ash Advisory at Sakurajima Volcano in Japan

Satellite image of Sakurajima volcano on 7 Oct 2021

Volcanic Ash Advisory at Sakurajima Volcano in Japan

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Volcanic Ash Advisory at Reventador Volcano in Ecuador

Satellite image of Reventador volcano on 7 Oct 2021

Volcanic Ash Advisory at Reventador Volcano in Ecuador

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Volcanic Ash Advisory at Suwanose-jima Volcano in Japan

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Volcanic Ash Advisory at Suwanose-jima Volcano in Japan

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Volcanic Ash Advisory at Popocatépetl Volcano in Mexico

Satellite images of Popocatepetl volcano (c)Google Earth View

Volcanic Ash Advisory at Popocatépetl Volcano in Mexico

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Volcanic Ash Advisory at Sabancaya Volcano in Peru

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Volcanic Ash Advisory has been issued due to ash emissions from the Sabancaya Volcano in Peru

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Giant eruption at Rincón de la Vieja volcano in Costa Rica

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A volcano in northwest Costa Rica erupted on Monday, spewing an enormous column of smoke into the air in what could be its biggest outburst in years, authorities said.

The Rincon de la Vieja volcano’s nearly three-minute eruption in the early hours of the day belched a column of smoke almost two kilometers (1.2 miles) high, depositing ash on surrounding areas but causing no damage or injuries.

The volcano, whose eruption did not trigger any immediate evacuations, is situated in a national park in Guanacaste province some 200 kilometers from the capital, San Jose.

“It was a pretty energetic eruption,” said Maarten de Moor, a specialist at the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (Ovsicori).

Although the volcano has frequent outbursts — some 1,400 last year alone — this “could be the largest since the 1990s,” he added.

The National Commission for Risk Prevention and Emergency Management said it had deployed a team to evaluate the situation, and urged people not to approach the site.

Costa Rica has five active volcanos.

Courtesy of france24.com

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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.

Courtesy of alaskapublic.org

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