Increased volcanic activity observed at Bagana, New Guinea

A significant ash plume reaching 7.6 km (25 000 feet) has been observed on satellite imagery taken above Bagana volcano on August 12, 2014. Darwin VAAC reported ash drifting 167 km southwest and raised Aviation Color Code to Red. It was lowered to Orange on August 13.VolcanoDiscovery reports that it is still unknown what type of activity was producing the ash plumes. A thermal anomaly is visible on satellite imagery from August 11 (above) and 13 (below), suggesting that the volcano has entered a phase of significant lava dome growth that produces explosions and/or collapse events that result in ash plumes.Latest addition to GVP’s weekly volcanic activity report for this volcano was during the week of August 6 – 12, 2014:During 6-12 August, DMPGM reported i… »

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