Here the volcanic updates for the currently most interesting volcanoes around the world: Anak Krakatau and Agung in Indonesia, and Etna in Italy. The show is there! Right from hell!
The activity remains strong at Krakatau volcano (Indonesia), characterized by continuous tremor of a dominant amplitude of 65 mm on July 24. Foggy conditions made it impossible to observe the summit and crater.
The following pictures were taken between July 16 and 22 by Pascal Blondé from Adventure and volcanoes.
And he writes:
“We have now landed on the island of Krakatau, and will be camping on the beach as usual, we could say. Although the forest hides the summit, the ongoing eruptions are being revealed by their deep, tremor-like noises testifying that explosions and fallout of blocks occur one after the other. As soon as you leave the forest the ground is littered with recent volcanic bombs. Attention danger! You play with fire when approaching… But the show is there, real fireworks from hell.”
Just have a look at the seismograms recorded at the monitoring station of Krakatau, located on a small hill in the village of Pasauran not far from Carita. They are going crazy… Like for 5 days ago. Terrifying!
Source for Pictures and Text: Pascal Blondé
Meanwhile on the island of Bali in Indonesia, the Agung volcano erupted 3 times on July 24, 2018.
The first eruption lasted 3 minutes 26 sec. and occurred at 12:52 local time. It ejected an ash plume that rose 1,500 meters in the air and that drifted to the southeast. The second occurred at 13:36 and produced a 700-meter high plume during 2 min. 13 sec. The third explosion, at 14:36, lasted 3 min. 13 sec and created a 700-meter plume.
On the morning of July 25, steam and ash emissions were still observed coming out of the summit.
Sources: Magma Indonesia
Finally, strombolian activity was reported at the Bocca nuova and the northeast craters of Mount Etna, Italy.
Here a video of loud booms reported at Mount Etna just a few days ago:
These are the first signs of waking up after a period of more than 14 months of absolute calm since its last eruption.
Every day a volcano starts erupting around the world. Be Ready! Get prepared!