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Second Strong Explosion At La Soufrière Volcano In St. Vincent Island, West Indies, Caribbean

Eruption column of the second explosion of Soufrière St. Vincent volcano this afternoon (image: UWISeismic Research / twitter)

A second strong explosion occurred this afternoon, around 2:45 pm, apparently similar in size as the one from the morning.

Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington reports an ash plume reaching 20,000 ft (7 km) altitude and moving SE. Images taken from the island confirm a tall ash column rising at least 4 km according to estimates from the volcano observatory.

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Strong Strombolian-to-Vulcanian Explosive Activity Continues at Fuego Volcano in Guatemala

Vulcanic explosion generated incandescent material that slid down along the slopes of the volcano (image: @newsandnature01/twitter)

The activity of the volcano continues at moderately high levels during the past week.

INSIVUMEH reported that a moderate-to-strong strombolian-to-vulcanian-type explosions erupted at regular intervals of 6 to 8 per hour. Plume of ash rose to an altitude of 4,700 ft (15,420 m) and extending about 10 km to the N-NE of the volcano.

A strong vulcanic explosion occurred on 28 November at 02:11 local time showering the summit cone with glowing lava bombs ejected to an approximate height of 300 m above the crater.

Courtesy of volcanodiscovery.com

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Lava Flow Increases at Pacaya Volcano in Guatemala

Flank-to-lateral eruption of Pacaya volcano continues (image: @William_Chigna/twitter)

The effusive-explosive eruption of the volcano continues.

The lava flow on the southwestern eruptive fissure has increased in length, currently about 525 m long.

Weak-to-moderate strombolian-type explosions continue from the Mackenney summit crater with ejecta thrown at an approximate height of 20 and 50 meters.

The seismic instruments recorded internal tremor associated with explosions and lava flow and magma rising within the volcano edifice.

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Hundreds flee as Mount Semeru spews lava and ash in Java, Indonesia

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Hundreds of Indonesians have fled their villages after a rumbling volcano spewed hot ash thousands of metres into the air and belched lava down its crater.

Mount Semeru on Java island spouted the towering column on Tuesday, prompting a call for around 500 people to temporarily evacuate their homes.

Footage from the scene showed dead livestock covered by pyroclastic flows — a fast-moving mixture of hot gas and volcanic material — as steaming debris flowed into a nearby river.

Local disaster agency chief Agus Triono warned on Wednesday that residents could still be at risk as heavy rains threatened to trigger more volcanic flows from the still-spewing crater.

The eruption came days after Mount Ili Lewotolok roared back to life on the far eastern end of the archipelago nation.

Around 6,000 residents fled to shelters there after the crater ejected a thick tower of debris four kilometres (2.5 miles) into the sky on Sunday, triggering a flight warning and the closure of a local airport.

There were no reports of injuries or deaths.

Indonesia is home to about 130 active volcanoes due to its position on the “Ring of Fire”, a belt of tectonic plate boundaries circling the Pacific Ocean where frequent seismic activity occurs.

In late 2018, a volcano in the strait between Java and Sumatra islands erupted, causing an underwater landslide that unleashed a tsunami which killed more than 400 people.

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