Cordon Caulle Volcanic Fissure Erupts – Ash Cloud Reaches 10km

The Cordon Caulle volcanic fissure in Chile, which includes a chain of four volcanoes, has erupted throwing an ash cloud 10km into the air. The National Service of Geology and Mining announced on Saturday 4th June 2011 that the eruption was a code RED – moderate eruption. The eruption began just after midnight on Saturday … Read more Cordon Caulle Volcanic Fissure Erupts – Ash Cloud Reaches 10km

Indonesia: Tsunami as Mount Merapi Erupts

A 3 metre high tsunami was reported West of Sumatra Island after an earthquake linked to the eruption of Mount Merapi on Java Island, Indonesia. It hit the Mentawai Islands and Indonesian authorities are still searching for bodies. It is believed that 100 people were killed and a further 500 are missing, according to the … Read more Indonesia: Tsunami as Mount Merapi Erupts

Eyjafjallajökull Volcano in Iceland: Ash Plume 7km High

The latest status report from the Icelandic Meteorological Office and the Institute of Earth Sciences at the University of Iceland notes that the current ash plume at Eyjafjallajökull is 7km high and earthquakes are continuing at a depth of 5-13km. There are no signs that the eruption is ending. Ash is predicted to head towards … Read more Eyjafjallajökull Volcano in Iceland: Ash Plume 7km High