Archived Volcano News - John Seach
February 2006


News reports posted in Eastern Australian Time (UT + 10 hr)
Reports written by John Seach

Kilauea Volcano (Hawaii)
19.425 N, 155.292 W, summit elevation 1222 m, Shield volcano
Wednesday 15th February 2006
Lava continues to enter the sea at Kilauea volcano in Hawaii. Lava is visible in Pu`u `O`o crater, where it enters a lava tube and travels to the ocean and reappears at East Lae`apuki. Inflation of the volcano summit has been occurring since mid January indicating ongoing lava movement inside the volcano. The inflation totals about 15 micro radians at Kilauea Iki, which is normally a relatively quiet station. In 1959 Kilauea Iki crater was the site of a 1900 ft lava fountain. The number of earthquakes along the upper east rift zone has been unusually high. Some shallow earthquakes are being registered beneath the summit. Recently a spectacular skylight has been visible at the volcano, which is a window into a lava tube. Occasionally there are lava breakouts on the Pali.
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Soufriere Hills Volcano (Montserrat)
16.72 N, 62.18 W, summit elevation 915 m, stratovolcano
Tuesday 14th February 2006
Ash eruptions were reported yesterday at Soufriere Hills volcano on Montserrat. Ash reached US Virgin Islands and parts of Puerto Rico. The eruptions came after days of elevated seismicity. Helicopter observations indicate continued dome growth. An exclusion zone covers the entire southern half of the island, and extends two kilometers off-shore.
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Karymsky Volcano (Russia)
54.05 N, 159.43 E, summit elevation 1486 m, stratovolcano
Saturday 11th February 2006
Karymsky volcano in Russia is erupting. A plume of ash has reached 40km from the volcano, to a height of 4 km. The eruption was accompanied by 300 earthquakes.
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Cleveland Volcano (Alaska)
52.82 N, 169.95 W, summit elevation 1730 m, Stratovolcano
Tuesday 7th February 2006
Cleveland volcano erupted on Monday 6th February, sending ash to 22,000 ft. A flight restriction was placed below 50,000 feet and a six-mile radius from the volcano.
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Erta Ale Volcano (Ethiopia)
13.60 N, 40.67 E,, summit elevevation  613 m, Shield Volcano
Sunday 5th February 2006
Eruptions continue at Erta Ale volcano in Ethiopia. Satellite images show hotspots during January and February.
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Mt Erebus Volcano (Antarctica)
77.53 S, 167.17 Esummit elevevation 3794 m, Stratovolcano
Sunday 5th February 2006
Volcanic activity continues at Mt Erebus volcano in Antarctica. Satellite images show hotspots in January and February.
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Bagana Volcano (Papua New Guinea)
6.14 S, 155.19 E, summit elevation 1750 m, Lava Cone
Sunday 5th February 2006
Bagan volcano contines to be one of the most active in Melanesia. Satellite images show hotspots during January.
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Mt Belinda Volcano (South Sandwich Islands)
58.27 S, 26.24 E, summit elevation 1370 m, Stratovolcano
Sunday 5th February 2006
Satellite images indicate continued eruptions of Mt Belinda volcano in South Sandwich Islands. Hotspots were observed on 1, 24, 27, and 30th January. The first recorded eruptions of Mt Belinda occurred in 2001.
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Barren Island Volcano (India)
12.29 N, 93.87 E , summit elevation 305 m , stratovolcano 
Saturday 4th February 2006
A large earthquake hit near Barren Island volcano on Saturday, February 4 at 2:04 am, local time. Eruptions continue at Barren Island volcano with ash plumes visible to 10,000 ft above the volcano on 27 January.
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