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Here's a site that updates volcano activity regularly.
 http://volcano.und.nodak.ed...

The following list is of recent (Jan 2006) volcanic activity

Aoba, Ambae Island, Vanuatu
Augustine, Cook Inlet, Alaska USA
Barren Island, Andaman Islands, India
Colima, Mexico
Fuego, Guatemala
Galeras, Colombia
Kilauea, Hawai'i, USA
Popocatepetl, Mexico
Santa Ana, El Salvador
Santa Maria, Guatemala
Soufriere Hills, Montserrat, West Indies
Spurr, Southwestern Alaska, USA
Mount St. Helens, USA
Suwanose-Jima Ryukyu Islands, Japan
Tungurahua, Ecuador
By YCON: posted on 15-1-2006

Volcano Shoots Ash 8 Miles High in Alaska

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ABOVE AUGUSTINE VOLCANO, Alaska - Gray veins of ash crisscrossed the upper slopes of Augustine Volcano and a small steam cloud puffed from the summit following the island mount's latest explosion Tuesday.

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The volcano in south-central Alaska resumed erupting after a three-day lull, scattering soft but abrasive ash into the mountainous Bristol Bay region to the west of the uninhabited island.

The 8 1/2-mile high eruption was "a little more energetic" than eight explosions last week on Augustine, according to Michelle Coombs, a geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey. Most of the previous eruptions sent ash plumes about 5 1/2 miles above Cook Inlet.

 http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/...
By YCON: posted on 19-1-2006

Check out this site on
 http://www.avo.alaska.edu/

At 9:05 AM, January 18, 2006, AVO changed the color code at Augustine volcano to ORANGE

This picture is fantastic, from January 12...

MTaugustine.jpg - 31.5kb
By netchicken: posted on 19-1-2006

that is a nice picture. I like how the snow looks around the volcano
By YCON: posted on 19-1-2006

MOUNT ST. HELENS UPDATE

Saturday, January 21, 2006: 10:15 a.m. PST (18:15 UTC)

MOUNT ST. HELENS UPDATE

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Current status is Volcano Advisory (Alert Level 2); aviation color code ORANGE: Growth of the new lava dome inside the crater of Mount St. Helens continues, accompanied by low rates of seismicity, low emissions of steam and volcanic gases, and minor production of ash. During such eruptions, changes in the level of activity can occur over days to months. The eruption could intensify suddenly or with little warning and produce explosions that cause hazardous conditions within several miles of the crater and farther downwind. Small lahars could suddenly descend the Toutle River if triggered by heavy rain or by interaction of hot rocks with snow and ice. These lahars pose a negligible hazard below the Sediment Retention Structure (SRS) but could pose a hazard along the river channel upstream.

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By YCON: posted on 22-1-2006

AK volcano eruptions continue

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Scientists say the alert for southern Alaska's Augustine Volcano will remain at the second highest level after a week of eruptions.


The Alaska Volcano Observatory's (AVO) code red level means that that "volcano is in eruption or eruption may occur at any time." While the Augustine Volcano sits on an uninhabited island, there are numerous communities around the Cook Inlet area. Several eruptions in the past week - including a large one on Tuesday - sent clouds of ash up to eight miles into the air, prompting ash fall warnings for nearby communities.

Scientists and weather forecasters urged people to stay inside due to the risks of the ash fall, yet aircraft may be at the most risk from ash.

"An ash explosion sends what are basically small pieces of glass up to about 30,000 feet within six seconds," said Stephanie Hanna, spokesperson for the United States Geological Survey (USGS). "An airplane jet engine that sucks in this ash will fail. There are about 10,000 people each day that cross through that circum-polar airplane route."

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Looks like there will be an eruption at anytime.
By YCON: posted on 24-1-2006

Augustine has had eruptions over the past 4 days with a ash plume 5 miles long. See this thread for more info.

 http://xmb.stuffucanuse.com...
By YCON: posted on 1-2-2006

Volcano Update (Feb. activity)

Recent Activity Feb 2006

Feb 14th

Augustine, Cook Inlet, Alaska USA
Cleveland, Chuginadak Island, Alaska
Galeras, Colombia
Guagua Pichincha, Ecuador
Kilauea, Hawai'i, USA
Santa Ana, El Salvador
Santa Maria, Guatemala
Soufriere Hills, Montserrat, West Indies
Mount St. Helens, USA
Tungurahua, Ecuador

Feb 7th

Colima, Mexico
Fuego, Guatemala
Karymsky, Kamchatka, Russia
Popocatepetl, Mexico
Sakura-Jima, Kyushu, Japan
Suwanose-Jima Ryukyu Islands, Japan

See site for details http://volcano.und.nodak.ed...
By YCON: posted on 20-2-2006

Augustine update

 http://xmb.stuffucanuse.com...

Lava is flowing so no immediate eruptions. Dome is rising.
By YCON: posted on 18-3-2006





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