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Volcanic activity 4/1/16: Fuego, Soputan, Momotombo

Posted by Ren on January 4, 2016 at 8:10 PM

In my first post of 2016 I bring you a round up of significant volcanic activity which started the year.

Fuego, Guatemala:

A significant eruption began on Fuego yesterday producing an ash plume which rose to the height of 6km before drifting 40km to the west, southwest, south and southeast. Explosions caused shockwaves which were felt in houses in nearby areas, and ash fell in surrounding villages. Lava and pyroclastic flows descended the canyons on the slopes.

Eruption of Volcan Fuego 4/1/16. SOURCE: Carlos Amilcar Ruano.

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Volcan Fuego eruption 4/1/16. SOURCE: Ricky Lopez Bruni.

Soputan, Indonesia:

An eruption began at 20:53 local time. Ash plume rose to the height of 2km above the crater and the alert level was increased to level 3.

Soputan eruption 4th January 2015. SOURCE: PVBMG.

Momotombo, Nicaragua:

On Saturday 2nd January 2015, Momotombo erupted again. Low level ash emissions were spotted on webcam, but then at 4:22 local time on Sunday morning an incandescent explosion had occurred.

Momotombo explosion at 4:22 local time on 3rd January 2015. SOURCE: INETER.

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