The Volcano Adventure Guide: Excellent information and background for anyone wishing to visit active volcanoes safely and enjoyably. The book presents guidelines to visiting 42 different volcanoes around the world.
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Strombolian activity and lava flow at dawn (image: Boris Behncke / Flickr)
Satellite image of Bagana volcano on 16 Mar 2017
Satellite image of Dukono volcano on 17 Mar 2017
Satellite image of Ambrym volcano on 16 Mar 2017
Kilauea's spectacular fire hose - the exposed open lava tube feeding a jet of lava plunging into the sea
Etna (Sicily, Italy): (17 Mar) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ERUPTION IS WEAKENING OBS VA DTG:17/0530Z ...16 Mar: The strong strombolian activity from the SE crater continued all day yesterday and today. The lava flow from the summit vent has flowed on top of the lava flow from about 15 days ago and yesterday it had reached an altitude of 2800m. Yesterday late in the evening a new lava flow started from a vent that has opened at the southern base of the SE crater. This lava flow descended slowly toward the southeast reaching the Belvedere at an elevation of 2700m. ... [read more] ... [show less] This morning the contact of the hot lava with snow caused a phreatic explosion, ejecting fragmented rocks in all directions. Unfortunately several tourists, mountain guides and volcanologists were close to the front of the lava flow when this explosion happened. Several people sustained injuries due to falling rocks, but luckily nobody is in a bad condition. Also present was a BBC television crew that has recorded the moment of the explosion. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-39293086
Kilauea (Hawai'i): (17 Mar) No significant changes have occurred over the past weeks. Kīlauea volcano continues to erupt from at its summit (active lava lake in Halema'uma'u) and from the Puʻu ʻŌʻō vent on the East Rift Zone. From the latter, the s-called 61g lava flow travels southeast, mostly through a lava tube, which enters the ocean in form of a spectacular fire hose at Kamokuna. Small surface breakouts from this lava flow are also present above and on the pali as well as half-way between the coast and the base of the pali when visited by our ongoing Kilauea Volcano Special tour. ... [read more] ... [show less] A short period of deflation (which has caused a temporary drop of the lava lake to be out of view from Jagger lookout) ended yesterday and the lava lake level rose again to about 23.5 m (77 ft) below the Overlook crater rim when measured this morning.
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