Archived Volcano News - John Seach
March 2012


Reports are posted in Eastern Australian Time (UT +10 hr).
Archived Volcano News

Thursday 22nd March 2012
Mt Etna Volcano, Italy

A paroxysm occurred at SE crater of Mt Etna volcano on 18th March 2012. This was the 22nd paroxysm in a series which began in January 2011. The eruption consisted of a lava fountain with steam and tephra several kilometres high. Lava flowed into the Valle del Bove. The paroxysm lasted 2 hours.
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Sunday 11th March 2012
Lamongan Volcano, Indonesia

Lamongan volcano in Indonesia has shown signs of unrest. The normal background seismicity is about 3 volcanic earthquakes per month. Between 23-29 February 2012 there were 69 volcanic earthquakes. Between 1-7 March 2012, 77 volcanic earthquakes were recorded, this increased to 135 earthquakes in 12 hours on 8th March. On 9th March 112 volcanic earthquakes occurred in an 11 hour period and continuous tremor was recorded. On 9th March the alert status for Lamongan volcano was raised from level 1 to level 2 (out of a maximum 4. The last confirmed eruptions of Lamongan volcano were in 1933.
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