11 comments on “Miss Akan – or Meakandake, or Me-akan Volcano – Hokkaido, Japan

  1. I’m bringing my last comment from the other post over here:

    Sakurajima just had a sizeable explosion


    Actually, Sakurajima had quite a number of sizeable eruptions the last two days, it seems she is back to her former self. There were about ten, with plume hights between 1500 m and 2000 m. Which brings the total number to 703 or over this year.
    Latest eruptions here: http://www.data.jma.go.jp/svd/vois/data/tokyo/STOCK/volinfo/gensho.html


  2. Photo by OVPF – thermal measurements being conducted at the Piton de la Fournaise lava flows on Sept. 03, 2015:

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  3. Just a note, there have been huge forest fires on G. Papandayan, which show up on the MODIS thermal imagery. I was about to cry wolf yesterday but wanted to find the assumed “eruption” confirmed first. Well, there is NO eruption, and the fires are in the news today. I suppose, large forest fires can be as bad as a volcano eruption for the people living near them, though.


  4. The Piton d.l. Fournaise is still going and looking impressive. The latest report (5/9) says:
    The trend of these days is maintained: The tremor remains high and we maintain the hypothesis that this increase is not related to an increased dynamism phenomenon but to a modifictaion in the supply conduit. Gas and flow rate measurements carried out remotely (gas flow walls, satellites and infrared img.) confirm this hypothesis since the observed values​remain constant, even slightly down over the two days. On the field the same trend is visible. The eruptive cone closes more. Inside the lava lake is separated into two separate units. Fountains are less high than in previous days. The flows of lava are always at the tunnel exit located about 50 meters below the vent. This morning (September 5th 11:00) five small streams were present at the foot of the cone. Four of them were about thirty meters long. The fifth, the strongest, flowed east on a distance less than one kilometer.
    The upper image from 4th Sept. shows a view into the active cinder cone, it was posted with the report. The lower is a webcam screenshot fom tonight.


      • This is a wonderful video, thank you dfm! Tickles my (so far underdeveloped) poetic vein 😉

        The Lava Stream

        There it goes
        It runs, it flows
        It rises, it grows
        It swelters, it blows
        It burns, it glows
        It wanes,
        And goes…

        Any one for a second verse?


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