• May 24, 2024

[WATCH] Volcanic Activity Reaches New Highs As 4 Erupted On July 7th

On July 7th, the volcanic activity was strong around the world.

4 volcanic explosions have indeed been reported at Turrialba volcano in Costa Rica, at Mt. Alaid in the Kuril Islands, Russia, at Klyuchevskoy volcano again in Russia, and at Sinabung volcano on Java, Indonesia. Meanwhile the craters at Etna volcano are continuously evolving.

The Turrialba volcano explodes again.

The Turrialba Volcanow erupted on July 7, 2016 during 10 minutes. The explosion, at 6:57am local time, sent a plume of ash and gases to over 1,000 meters above the summit.

Volcanic tremors and ash emissions are still undergoing on July 8, 2016. The plume is drifting over more than 50 km in Valle Central. Ashfall has been reported in communities around San José.

An odor of sulphur was reported in the communities of tibás, Santo Domingo, curridabat, Coronado, Guadalupe.

Follow the evolution of this eruptive event on the Facebook Page of the Seismic and volcanic observatory of Costa Rica

Mount Alaid erupts in the Kurile Islands on July 7, 2016

Satellite data by KVERT show a strong thermal anomaly over the volcano since a week. On July 03-04 ash plumes drifted for about 150 km to the south-west from the volcano. The thermal anomaly seems to be more severe than during the previous phase of eruptive activity in March-May 2016.

Plume and thermal anomaly visible at Mt Alaid in Russia. via KVERT.ru

The current thermal anomaly is almost certainly due to another phase of Strombolian activity of the new cinder cone at the summit crater and a lava flow effusing on the southwestern flank of Alaid. Recent photographs are needed to confirm this hypothesis.

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