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Actualité volcanique, Articles de fond sur étude de volcan, tectonique, récits et photos de voyage

Publié le par Bernard Duyck
Publié dans : #Actualités volcaniques

At the Bogoslof / Aleutians, after the two recent eruptive episodes, seismicity remained low at the beginning of the day on December 22 until 10:20 UTC, before a strong episode of tremor which continued until 16:40 UTC. Although it is related to an eruptive activity, no ash emissions have been seen on satellite images. The aviation alert level remains orange.

Bogoslof - Changes in the coastline after the eruption of 21.12.2016, based on a photo of 19.03.2015 - doc AVO / Burton, Bill; Schneider, Dave

Bogoslof - Changes in the coastline after the eruption of 21.12.2016, based on a photo of 19.03.2015 - doc AVO / Burton, Bill; Schneider, Dave

Analysis of the satellite images shows that the eruption of December 21 changed the morphology of the island and revealed a new small island at the northeast tip.

The addition of materials is noted by "pluses", while an excavated area is indicated by "minus": by examining the whole, it seems that the vent of the recent eruption is located just below the sea level , or near the coastline.


Source: AVO

The dome of Sinabung on 22.12.2016 / 6h46 - photo Endrolewa

The dome of Sinabung on 22.12.2016 / 6h46 - photo Endrolewa

In Sinabung, a new dome is growing; It would have reached 845,000 m³, and suggests new pyroclastic flows.

Etna SEC - 22.12.2016 / 9h53 & 10h49 - webcam INGV Catania, pictures provided by Boris Behncke
Etna SEC - 22.12.2016 / 9h53 & 10h49 - webcam INGV Catania, pictures provided by Boris Behncke

Etna SEC - 22.12.2016 / 9h53 & 10h49 - webcam INGV Catania, pictures provided by Boris Behncke

In Etna, after several days of bad weather, the vent in the saddle between the southeast craters shows signs of activity.

Reunion Island Piton de La Fournaise - picture Landsat 8 USGS Nasa 11.09.2016

Reunion Island Piton de La Fournaise - picture Landsat 8 USGS Nasa 11.09.2016

The OVPF reports a slight change in activity at Piton de La Fournaise, which is characterized by a recovery in inflation in the summit area, comparable to that seen before the eruptions in 2015 and after those in 2016. And a slight summit seismicity, accompanies by deep earthquakes; High concentrations of carbon dioxide are found in the soil at the level of the volcano gîte.

The observatory states that deep magma is present, but that this activity does not necessarily lead to a medium-term eruption.

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