Archived Volcano News - John Seach
May-June 2013

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

Sunday 2nd June 2013
Pacaya Volcano, Guatemala

An eruption of Pacaya volcano, Guatemala began on 30th May 2013. Lava flow and volcanic ash emission 15,000 ft altitude. Pacaya is one of the world’s most active volcanoes. It lies approximately 25 km south of Guatemala City. Typical activity at the volcano consists of Strombolian eruptions, ash eruptions, and lava flows.
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Tuesday 7th May 2013
Mayon Volcano, Philippines

A phreatic eruption at Mayon volcano, Philippines killed 5 climbers on 7 May 2013. Mayon volcano is a beautifully symmetrical volcano with a steep upper slope of 35-40° and is capped by a small summit crater 200 m in diameter. Mayon eruptions produce lava flows, pyroclastic flows and mud flows which threaten populations at the base of the volcano. A 6 km radius permanent danger zone is in place around the volcano. This is due to the possibility of sudden phreatic eruptions and rockfalls from the upper and middle slopes of the volcano.
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Monday 6th May 2013
Gaua Volcano, Vanuatu

A short-lived eruption was reported at Gaua volcano on 30th April 2013. Ash emissions reached 10,000 ft altitude.
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