– Major eruption in Papua New Guinea (Ice Age Now, Aug 29, 2014):
Large explosive eruption propels ash to 60,000 feet (18,288 meters) – Aviation color code raised to red.
Mount Tavurvur erupted early on Friday, forcing evacuation of local communities.
The eruption involved “incandescent projections and ongoing loud roaring and rumbling noises,” stated a notice from the Department of Mineral Policy and Geohazards.
Officials said there have been no reports of deaths or injuries so far, but local residents were advised to remain indoors to avoid falling ash.
Photos from Rabaul show the ground covered in a layer of ash. Continue reading »