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Elevated emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO2) at Vulcano volcano causes animal deaths and evacuations ordered in Eolian Islands, Italy

Sulfur emissions have been escaping from Vulcano (image: @mondoterremoti/twitter)

Due to elevated emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO2) from ground and finding dead animals, a small number of families has been evacuated from the village as reported volcanologist Marco Pistolesi on his twitter account.

The volcano observatory INGV raised the alert level for the volcano to “yellow” about two weeks ago, as increase of volcanic tremor and elevated fumarolic activity has been recorded.

Courtesy of volcanodiscovery.com

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Volcanic Alert Level Raised To Yellow – Elevated Fumarolic Activity At Vulcano Volcano, Eolian Islands, Italy

Elevated fumarolic activity from Vulcano observed by INGV's surveillance cameras (image: INGV)

Elevated fumarolic activity from Vulcano observed by INGV’s surveillance cameras (Image: INGV)

The observatory Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV) reported that elevated fumarolic activity in the Fossa summit crater has been detected today.

The activity is associated with increased level SO2 and CO2 emissions and temperature.

The seismic station recorded a small internal tremor related to near-continuous degassing over the past few weeks.

Based on the changes in the activity, the INGV raised the alert level for the volcano to “yellow”.

Courtesy of volcanodiscovery.com

https://tinyurl.com/jcsmn83v

Volcanic Alert Level Raised to Red – New eruption at Kilauea Volcano in Halemaumau Crater, Hawaii, USA

A rapid rise of seismic activity and vertical deformation has been detected by the volcano observatory Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) as of noon today which is a sign that magma has been continued to intrude and pushed its way into deeper rock layers.

Onset of a new eruption started at the volcano in the afternoon of 29 September at about 15:20 local time as the observatory detected a glow in the Kilauea summit crater.

New eruptive fissures opened at approx. 15:21 local time at the bottom of the Halemaumau crater. These fissures opened east of the large island near the center of the lava lake. The opening of the vents was accompanied by low lava fountains and feeding new lava flows.

At about 16:43 local time, another vent opened on the west wall of the crater.

Gas and steam emissions continue at elevated levels.

Therefore, the alert level for the volcano was raised to red.

Courtesy of volcanodiscovery.com

https://tinyurl.com/38dv3dp9