Tavurvur volcano (Rabaul, PNG) activity summary: explosions and ash emissions

November 22, 2013 PAPUA, NGRVO reported that Rabaul caldera’s Tavurvur cone was quiet during 1-12 November. At 0516 on 13 November a moderate explosion generated a dense billowing ash cloud that rose 1 km above the crater and drifted NW. A few more explosions continued after that, at irregular intervals; notably on 14 November at 0738, 0851, 1308, 2044, and on 15 November at 1903. Ash plumes from these events also drifted NW. During 1-15 November seismicity was very low, except for events associated with the explosions. Deformation measurements showed slight inflation of the central part of the caldera; the long-term inflationary trend continued. –Volcano Discovery
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One Response to Tavurvur volcano (Rabaul, PNG) activity summary: explosions and ash emissions

  1. JamesinNorway says:

    Am i wrong in assuming that this is a super volcanoe since its a caldara? I would be a bit worried that this volcanoe is blowing ash a km into the air and having small eruptions..especially with all the other volcanoes in the region being active..

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