Volcano News 2020

Volcano News 2020
 
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Most of the people throughout the world will not believe the reality of the End of the World; understood as the Great Tribulation Period, which is actually the End of the Age of Grace and the Beginning of the Millennial Age, until an earthquake causes the ground to move beneath their feet and the sky rolls black with volcanic ash and their entire Earth Life is being destroyed right before their eyes…

The goal of these pages dealing with Geological Events, Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Tsunamis is to help you understand the reality of these events, as they will eventually become a chaotic worldwide event…

One of the most destructive events during the Great Tribulation Period will be the Volcanic Burning of the Vatican City in Rome, Italy….

The Volcanic Burning of the Vatican City

Revelation 18: [8] Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire:for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her. [9] And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning, [10] Standing afar off for the fear of hertorment, saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! For in one hour is thy judgment come. [15] The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing, [17] For in one hour so great riches is come to naught. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off, [18] And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like unto this great city! [19] And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas, that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! For in one hour is she made desolate.

The Greek word definitions:

Revelation 18:8 utterly burned with fire – to burn up, blasted and consume by fire.

Revelation 18:9 & 19 the smoke of her burning – the burning by which metals are roasted and reduced; by a figure drawn from a refiners fire; calamities or trials that test the character.

Revelation 18:10 & 15 torment – to torture, a testing by the touchstone, which is a black siliceous stone used to test the purity of gold or silver by the color of the streak produced on it by rubbing it with either metal.

Revelation 18:17 & 19 come to naught & made desolate – to make desolate, lay waste, to ruin, bring to desolation, to despoil one, strip her of her treasures.

For more information, be sure to check out these two pages on my Website:

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1. The Future Destruction of Rome, Italy

2. The Volcanic Burning of the Vatican City

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Increased seismicity at Pavlof volcano, Alaska

Seismic activity at Pavlof volcano has increased on September 21, 2020, prompting the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) to raise the Aviation Color Code to Yellow and Alert Level to Advisory. While this does not necessarily mean that an eruption is likely or…

September 22, 2020

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Strombolian activity at Mount Etna, Italy

Strombolian activity with sporadic ash emissions continues intermittently at Mount Etna’s ‘saddle crater’ since around July 10, 2020. ​The image below shows strombolian activity at the newest crater, referred to as the ‘cono della sella’…

September 21, 2020

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Major eruption at Sangay volcano, ash to 12 km (40 000 feet) a.s.l., Ecuador

A major eruption started at Ecuador’s Sangay volcano at 09:20 UTC (04:20 LT) on September 20, 2020. According to the Washington VAAC, volcanic ash rose to 12.2 km (40 000 feet) above sea level, moving W at 18 – 28 km/h (11 – 17 mph). Heavy ashfall was reported…

September 20, 2020

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: September 8 – 14, 2020

New activity/unrest was reported for 1 volcano from September 8 to 14, 2020. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 14 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Sinabung, Indonesia. Ongoing activity: Aira, Kyushu (Japan) | Bezymianny, Central Kamchatka…

September 16, 2020

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Researchers document rebirth of a volcano for the first time

For the first time, scientists were able to document a volcano’s life cycle, from its collapse to its rebirth. Researchers from the GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences and volcanologists from Russia presented the results of a series of photogrammetric…

September 14, 2020

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: September 2 – 8, 2020

New activity/unrest was reported for 2 volcanoes from September 2 to 8, 2020. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 12 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Kavachi, Solomon Islands | Sinabung, Indonesia. Ongoing activity: Aira, Kyushu (Japan) |…

September 11, 2020

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: August 26 – September 1, 2020

New activity/unrest was reported for 4 volcanoes from August 26 to September 1, 2020. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 19 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Langila, New Britain (Papua New Guinea) | Manam, Papua New Guinea | Raung, Eastern Java…

September 02, 2020

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Kesongo mud volcano erupts, leaving 4 people poisoned and 19 buffaloes missing, Indonesia

Kesongo mud volcano in Central Java, Indonesia erupted at around 05:00 LT on August 27, 2020, leaving 4 people poisoned and 19 buffaloes missing. The last eruption of this mud volcano took place 3 years ago. Blora BPBD Rapid Reaction Team Coordinator, Agung Tri,…

August 27, 2020

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Eruption continues at Sinabung volcano, Indonesia

Volcanic eruptions continue at Sinabung volcano, Indonesia since August 7 after more than a year of inactivity. Authorities are urging residents and tourists to stay outside a 5 km (3.1 miles) radius from the crater. The Alert Level remains at III (Siaga/Alert). On…

August 24, 2020

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: August 12 – 18, 2020

New activity/unrest was reported for 3 volcanoes from August 12 to 18, 2020. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 11 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Manam, Papua New Guinea | Raung, Eastern Java (Indonesia) | Sinabung, Indonesia. Ongoing…

August 20, 2020

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: August 5 – 11, 2020

New activity/unrest was reported for 5 volcanoes from August 5 to 11, 2020. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 14. New activity/unrest: Manam, Papua New Guinea | Nishinoshima, Japan | Raung, Eastern Java (Indonesia) | Sinabung, Indonesia |…

August 13, 2020

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Strombolian activity at Etna volcano’s New Southeast Crater, Italy

Strombolian activity returned to Etna volcano’s New Southeast Crater over the past couple of days. An ash and steam plume rose up to approximately 3 500 m (11 500 feet) above the vent Monday into Tuesday, August 10 into 11, 2020. Throughout the night, explosions…

August 12, 2020

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High-level explosive activity continues at Reventador, new lava flow reported, Ecuador

High-level explosive activity continues at Ecuador’s Reventador volcano with new lava flows observed and an ash column to 4 600 m (15 000 feet) above sea level. The new lava flow started to descend on the northeastern slopes, currently about 200 m (656 feet)…

August 11, 2020

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Powerful eruption at Mount Sinabung, ash up to 10 km (32 000 feet) a.s.l., Indonesia

A high-level eruption took place at the Indonesian Sinabung volcano at around 03:16 UTC on August 10, 2020, ejecting ash up to 10 km (32 000 feet) above sea level and forcing authorities to evacuate nearby communities. The Aviation Color Code was briefly raised to…

August 10, 2020

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Mount Sinabung erupts after more than a year of inactivity, Indonesia

Indonesian Sinabung volcano started erupting at 18:58 UTC on August 7, 2020, for the first time since June 2019. Authorities are urging residents and tourists to stay outside a 3 km (1.8 miles) radius from the crater. The Alert Level remains at III (Siaga/Alert)….

August 08, 2020

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Continuous explosive activity, strong sulfur dioxide emission over Suwanosejima volcano, Japan

Continuous explosive activity was reported at Japan’s Suwanosejima volcano over the past several days, with another eruption recorded on Thursday, August 6, 2020, in which the ash plume reached up to 2.3 km (7 000 feet) a.s.l. The Alert Level remains at 2 (on a…

August 07, 2020

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: July 29 – August 4, 2020

New activity/unrest was reported for 5 volcanoes from July 29 to August 4, 2020. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 12 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Langila, New Britain (Papua New Guinea) | Manam, Papua New Guinea | Nishinoshima, Japan |…

August 06, 2020

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Series of explosions recorded at Telica volcano, Nicaragua

Series of explosions were recorded at Nicaraguan Telica volcano over the past couple of days, with at least 73 since mid-July. The last explosion occurred on August 3, with minor ash spewed to 250 m (820 feet) above the summit. According to the Nicaraguan…

August 06, 2020

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Series of powerful eruptions at Nishinoshima volcano, Japan

Series of powerful eruptions were recorded at Nishinoshima volcano over the past couple of days. On August 3, 2020, the Tokyo VAAC warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to 4 900 m (16 00 feet) altitude. Volcanic activity surged in June 2020, with recurring…

August 04, 2020

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Langila spews ash to 2.4 km (8 000 feet) in its first explosive eruption since 2018, Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea’s Langila volcano emitted ash that rose to an altitude of about 2 400 m (8 000 feet) on August 2 and 3, 2020. The last explosive eruption at this volcano took place in 2018. According to the Darwin VAAC, the plume of ash rose to 2 400 m (8 000…

August 03, 2020

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: July 22 – 28, 2020

New activity/unrest was reported for 3 volcanoes from July 22 to 28, 2020. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 9 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Copahue, Central Chile-Argentina border | Nishinoshima, Japan | Turrialba, Costa Rica. Ongoing…

July 30, 2020

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Deep recurring earthquakes detected beneath dormant Mauna Kea volcano, Hawaii

USGS seismologists have detected deep long-period earthquakes beneath the dormant Mauna Kea volcano in Hawaii at depths of about 20 to 25 km (12 to 15 miles) occurring with surprising regularity every 7 to 12 minutes. While low-frequency earthquakes are not unusual,…

July 26, 2020

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Large-scale volcano-tectonic reactivation event in the Reykjanes peninsula, satellites map surface deformation, Iceland

Intense earthquake swarm that started in Fagradalsfjall, Iceland’s Reykjavik peninsula on July 18, 2020, is slowly decreasing over time, the Icelandic Met Office (IMO) reports. The current earthquake activity is interpreted to be part of a larger scale…

July 24, 2020

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Powerful explosion at Popocatepetl, heavy ash to 7.3 km (24 000 feet) a.s.l., Mexico

A powerful volcanic eruption took place at Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano at around 14:58 UTC (09:58 LT) on July 22, 2020. According to the Washington VAAC, a heavy volcanic ash plume reached approximately 7 300 m (24 000 feet) above sea level. In a 24-hour…

July 23, 2020

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: July 15 – 21, 2020

New activity/unrest was reported for 6 volcanoes from July 15 to 21, 2020. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 12 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Makushin, Fox Islands (USA) | Nishinoshima, Japan | Pacaya, Guatemala | Raung, Eastern Java…

July 23, 2020

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Strong strombolian activity at Pacaya, new lava flows and blue fumaroles observed, Guatemala

Strong strombolian activity continues at the Pacaya’s Mackenney crater in Guatemala, the National Institute of Seismology, Volcanology, Meteorology, and Hydrology (INSIVUMEH) reports. The volcano is producing lava flows after several quiet days and ejecting…

July 21, 2020

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Major explosion at Stromboli volcano, Italy

A sudden, major explosion took place at Stromboli volcano, Italy at 03:00 UTC (05:00 LT) on July 19, 2020. The explosion was about 10 times stronger than the average explosion at the volcano. The products of the explosion were distributed over the entire crater…

July 19, 2020

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New eruption at Raung volcano, first since 2015, Indonesia

A new eruption occurred at the Indonesian Raung volcano at 06:53 UTC (13:53 local time) on July 16, 2020. This is the first reported eruption of this volcano since its last eruptive phase ended in August 2015. According to Raung Volcano Observatory VONA issued 07:45…

July 16, 2020

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: July 8 – 14, 2020

New activity/unrest was reported for 2 volcanoes from July 8 to 14, 2020. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 17 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Nishinoshima, Japan | Turrialba, Costa Rica. Ongoing activity: Aira, Kyushu (Japan) | Dukono,…

July 16, 2020

High-level volcanic activity continues at Nishinoshima, Japan

High-level volcanic activity continues at Nishinoshima, Japan

High-level volcanic activity continues at Nishinoshima, the Japan Meteorological Agency’s reported on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. A powerful eruption took place on July 11, with incandescent material thrown high above the crater, large lava flows, and an ash plume up to 5 400 m (17 388 feet) above the summit.

According to observations carried out by Ryofumaro vessel on July 11, high-level eruptive activity continues at Nishinoshima.

A large amount of volcanic ash is continuously ejected from the summit crater, JMA reported. Large lava flows were produced on Saturday night, July 11, as well as incandescent material that reached about 200 m (656 feet) above the crater.

Meanwhile, the ash plume rose up to 5 300 m (17 400 feet) above the summit that drifted northeast.

Nishinoshima on July 11, 2020. Credit: NASA/NOAA Suomi NPP/VIIRS

Nishinoshima at 21:50 UTC on July 12, 2020. Credit: JMA/Himawari-8, RAMMB/CIRA

Formation of lava flows an explosions are expected to go on in the following days as the volcano remains active.

JMA warned citizens to watch out for large volcanic blocks and lava flows within a distance of approximately 2.5 km (1.6 miles) from the summit crater.

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Nishinoshima on July 11, 2020. Image credit: JMA

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New eruption at Raung volcano, first since 2015, Indonesia

A new eruption occurred at the Indonesian Raung volcano at 06:53 UTC (13:53 local time) on July 16, 2020. This is the first reported eruption of this volcano since its last eruptive phase ended in August 2015. According to Raung Volcano Observatory VONA issued 07:45…

July 16, 2020

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: July 8 – 14, 2020

New activity/unrest was reported for 2 volcanoes from July 8 to 14, 2020. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 17 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Nishinoshima, Japan | Turrialba, Costa Rica. Ongoing activity: Aira, Kyushu (Japan) | Dukono,…

July 16, 2020

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High-level volcanic activity continues at Nishinoshima, Japan

High-level volcanic activity continues at Nishinoshima, the Japan Meteorological Agency’s reported on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. A powerful eruption took place on July 11, with incandescent material thrown high above the crater, large lava flows, and an ash plume…

July 15, 2020

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Strombolian activity at Pacaya, ash and lava flow observed, Guatemala

Strombolian activity continues at Guatemala’s Pacaya volcano, with volcanic material spewed up to 100 m (328 feet) high, according to the National Institute of Seismology, Volcanology, Meteorology, and Hydrology (INSIVUMEH) on Monday, July 13, 2020. Lava flows…

July 13, 2020

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: July 1 – 7, 2020

New activity/unrest was reported for 4 volcanoes from July 1 to 7, 2020. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 13 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Bulusan, Luzon (Philippines) | Laguna del Maule, Central Chile-Argentina border | Nishinoshima,…

July 08, 2020

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PHIVOLCS raises alert status of Bulusan volcano, Philippines

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology has raised the alert status of Bulusan volcano from Alert Level 0 (normal) to Alert Level 1 (abnormal) on July 6, 2020. The decision was made due to increased seismic activity under the volcano. Bulusan’s…

July 06, 2020

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Nishinoshima erupts ash up to 8 300 m (27 230 feet) a.s.l. – highest since 2013, Japan

A column of volcanic ash produced by Japanese Nishinoshima volcano rose up to 8 300 m (27 230 feet) above the sea level on July 4, 2020– its highest since 2013, the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) confirmed on July 6. Volcanic activity at the volcano surged in…

July 06, 2020

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Japanese panel warns Sakurajima volcano may erupt on large scale

Given current data analysis, Sakurajima volcano in southwestern Japan may erupt on a large scale — a weather agency panel warned on Tuesday, July 1, 2020. According to the panel on the forecast of volcanic activities at the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), the…

July 02, 2020

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: June 24 – 30, 2020

New activity/unrest was reported for 3 volcanoes from June 24 – 30, 2020. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 19 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Asamayama, Honshu (Japan) | Makushin, Fox Islands (USA) | Turrialba, Costa Rica. Ongoing activity:…

July 02, 2020

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Intense activity at Nishinoshima volcano, summit crater extends as explosive eruptions continue, Japan

Nishinoshima has entered a period of intense volcanic activity, with frequent explosive eruptions and ash emissions observed in recent days. Its summit crater has extended in the southwest direction, the Japan Coast Guard (JCG) reported on July 1, 2020 On June 12,…

July 01, 2020

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Increased earthquake activity at Makushin volcano, Alaska

The Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) is recording increased earthquake activity at Makushin volcano over the past 2 weeks. In response, the observatory raised the Aviation Color Code to Yellow on June 15 and plans to continue close monitoring of seismic activity,…

July 01, 2020

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: June 17 – 23, 2020

New activity/unrest was reported for 6 volcanoes from June 17 to 23, 2020. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 18 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Erta Ale, Ethiopia | Karymsky, Eastern Kamchatka (Russia) | Laguna del Maule, Central…

June 24, 2020

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Alert raised after resumption of seismicity at Piton de la Fournaise volcano, Reunion

A resumption of seismicity has been observed at the Piton de la Fournaise volcano in Reunion since June 16, 2020, prompting the national volcanological observatory to raise the Alert Level to “Vigilance” on June 22. The Volcanological Observatory of Piton…

June 22, 2020

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Strong eruption at Merapi volcano, ashfall reported up to 45 km (28 miles) away, Indonesia

Indonesia’s Mount Merapi has erupted twice on Sunday, June 21, 2020, ejecting ash up to 6 000 m (20 000 feet) into the sky, according to the Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (PVMBG). The first explosion occurred at 02:13 UTC (09:13 LT) and…

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Alert raised for Laguna del Maule volcano – its last eruption took place some 2 000 years ago, Chile

According to the information provided by OVDAS – SERNAGEOMIN, the technical alert level for the Laguna del Maule Volcanic Complex was raised to Yellow on June 18, 2020. The parameters of the volcano are unstable and above the base threshold, suggesting an eruption…

June 19, 2020

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Alerts raised after increased seismicity under Veniaminof volcano, Alaska

Over the past several days there have been periods of seismic tremor and occasional earthquakes at Veniaminof volcano, forcing the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) to raise the Aviation Color Code to Yellow and the Volcano Alert Level to Advisory. The volcano has a…

June 19, 2020

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: June 12 – 17, 2020

New activity/unrest was reported for 4 volcanoes from June 12 to 17, 2020. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 15 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Cleveland, Chuginadak Island (USA) | Karymsky, Eastern Kamchatka (Russia) | Makushin, Fox Islands…

June 17, 2020

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Magma recharging beneath the Weishan volcano of the intraplate Wudalianchi volcanic field, China

A team of geophysicists warned that Wei Mountain in northeast China could be “recharging” for an eruption after two huge magma chambers were discovered under the volcano, which last erupted more than half a million years ago. The researchers said they…

June 17, 2020

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Seismic activity increased around Grindavik, deformation data show new signs of inflation, Iceland

Seismic activity increased around Grindavík at the end of May 2020. Since then almost 2 500 earthquakes were registered, most of them below M1.0. The activity in the region has increased episodically since January this year due to deformation caused by…

June 17, 2020

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Increased activity at Kick ’em Jenny submarine volcano, 1.5 km (1 mile) exclusion zone to be strictly observed

Kick ’em Jenny submarine volcano is showing signs of increased unrest. The latest activity was observed from June 5 to 12, 2020, with more than 1 300 earthquakes. Although the alert level remains at Yellow (2 of 4), authorities urge marine operators to be…

June 16, 2020

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Alerts raised after significant earthquakes under Makushin volcano in Alaska, U.S.

Two earthquakes with magnitudes larger than 4.0 were registered in the vicinity of Makushin volcano, Alaska over the past 12 hours, representing a significant departure from background earthquake activity. The last eruption of this volcano took place in 2005 (VEI…

June 16, 2020

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Grímsvötn volcano showing strong signs of impending eruption, Iceland

Iceland’s Grímsvötn​ volcano is showing strong signs that an eruption might occur in the weeks or months ahead, the Icelandic Met Office (IMO) reports. The last eruption of this volcano took place in 2011 — it was a large and powerful VEI 4…

June 15, 2020

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Volcanic activity remains high at Nishinoshima, Japan

Volcanic activity remains high at the Japanese Nishinoshima volcano, with large lava flows and ash emissions. Nishinoshima is the summit of a massive submarine volcano that has prominent satellitic peaks to the S, W, and NE. A near-crater warning is in effect since…

June 10, 2020

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Eruption at Sangay volcano produces pyroclastic flows, covers several provinces in ash, Ecuador

A strong eruptive event at Ecuador’s Sangay volcano on Tuesday, June 9, 2020, produced a thick column of ash that rose up to 7 km (23 000 feet) above sea level. Several provinces were covered in ash, flights delayed and some roads closed. Ashfall was reported in…

June 10, 2020

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Seismo-volcanic crisis near Mayotte continues for the third year in a row

New maritime campaigns carried out last month off the coast of Mayotte acquired new readings of the seabed over an area of approximately 1 500 km2 (580 mi2) east of the island. The goal was to better understand the seismo-volcanic crisis affecting Mayotte since May…

June 08, 2020

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Geysers may be signaling magma intrusion under Yellowstone caldera

Steamboat Geyser in Wyoming is the world’s tallest active geyser, which sometimes blasts water over 90 m (300 feet) into the air. At times, the geyser stays quiet for years then abruptly bursts back to life– a behavior that has been puzzling scientists. A new…

June 04, 2020

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: May 27 – June 2, 2020

New activity/unrest was reported for 3 volcanoes from May 27 to June 2, 2020. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 13 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Cleveland, Chuginadak Island (USA) | Ijen, Eastern Java (Indonesia) | Karymsky, Eastern…

June 03, 2020

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Earthquake at Ijen volcano triggers a 3-meter tsunami, killing 1, Indonesia

Volcanic tremor at Mount Ijen in East Java, Indonesia, triggered the release of poisonous gas and a 3 m (10 feet) high tsunami at 05:30 UTC (12:30 LT) on Friday, May 29, 2020. A sulfur miner was found dead a day after, local media confirmed. The tremor resulted in…

June 02, 2020

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Explosion at Cleveland volcano, Aviation Color Code raised to Orange, Alaska

A small explosion was detected at Cleveland volcano by regional infrasound sensors at about 06:32 UTC on June 2, 2020 (22:32 AKST, June 1). No other significant activity was detected and local monitoring stations are offline. A small ash plume was observed at 6.7…

June 02, 2020

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: May 20 – 26, 2020

New activity/unrest was reported for 1 volcano from May 20 – 26, 2020. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 13 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Karymsky, Eastern Kamchatka (Russia). Ongoing activity: Aira, Kyushu (Japan), Dukono, Halmahera…

May 27, 2020

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Explosive activity at Etna volcano, Aviation Color Code briefly raised to Red, Italy

Strombolian activity increased at Etna’s New Southeast Crater at 02:12 UTC on May 22, 2020, forcing authorities to raise the Aviation Color Code to Red. The explosive activity produced volcanic ash up to 4.5 km (14 800 feet) above sea level, blown by the winds…

May 23, 2020

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: May 13 – 19, 2020

Ongoing activity was reported for 13 volcanoes from May 13 to 19, 2020. Ongoing activity: Aira, Kyushu (Japan) | Asosan, Kyushu (Japan) | Dukono, Halmahera (Indonesia) | Ebeko, Paramushir Island (Russia) | Ibu, Halmahera (Indonesia) | Karymsky, Eastern Kamchatka…

May 20, 2020

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Increased Strombolian activity, high values of volcanic tremor at Etna volcano, Italy

Strombolian activity started increasing at the Etna’s New Southeast Crater at 08:45 UTC on May 19, 2020. The activity was accompanied by a modest emission of volcanic ash, which was blown to the northeast. From the seismic point of view, the volcanic tremor…

May 19, 2020

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High-impact eruption to 14 km (46 000 feet) a.s.l. at Semeru volcano, Indonesia

A high-impact eruption took place at Semeru volcano, Indonesia at around 12:25 UTC on May 16, 2020. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red. The eruption comes just three hours after a short-lived, high-level eruption at Ibu volcano, Halmahera. The Aviation Color…

May 16, 2020

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Short-lived, high-level eruption at Ibu volcano, ash to 13.7 km (45 000 feet) a.s.l., Indonesia

A short-lived, high-level eruption took place at Indonesian Ibu volcano, Halmahera at 09:20 UTC on May 16, 2020. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red. According to the Darwin VAAC, the eruption to 13.7 km (45 000 feet) above sea level moving S was short-lived…

May 16, 2020

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Research reveals Pūhāhonu as the Earth’s biggest and hottest shield volcano

New research reveals that Hawaii’s Pūhāhonu volcano is the largest and hottest shield volcano on Earth, although it is barely visible as only a portion of its tip is exposed above the seafloor. Pūhāhonu, a Hawaiian word which means “turtle surfacing for…

May 15, 2020

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: May 6 – 12, 2020

Ongoing activity was reported for 15 volcanoes from May 6 to 12, 2020. Ongoing activity: Aira, Kyushu (Japan) | Asosan, Kyushu (Japan) | Cleveland, Chuginadak Island (USA) | Dukono, Halmahera (Indonesia) | Ebeko, Paramushir Island (Russia) | Etna, Sicily (Italy) |…

May 13, 2020

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Earthquake swarm under Lōʻihi volcano, Hawaii

The USGS Hawaii Volcano Observatory (HVO) reported increased seismic activity at the submarine Lōʻihi volcano in Hawaii from May 11 to 12, 2020. More than 100 earthquakes were detected, but USGS noted that there is no indication that a submarine eruption has…

May 13, 2020

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Strong eruptions at Sakurajima volcano, Japan

Strong eruptions continue at Minamidake crater of Sakurajima volcano in Japan since April 27, 2020. A Level 3 near-crater warning is in effect in the area since 2016. A strong explosion at 13:46 UTC (22:52 LT) on April 27 generated an ash plume that rose over 3 km…

May 11, 2020

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Seismic activity still ongoing on Reykjanes peninsula but number of earthquakes has decreased significantly

Seismic activity is still ongoing on the Reykjanes peninsula, Iceland but the number of earthquakes has decreased significantly in recent weeks, IMO reported at 07:41 UTC on May 11, 2020. The current observations and the course of events over the last several months…

May 11, 2020

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: April 29 – May 5, 2020

New activity/unrest was reported for 3 volcanoes from April 29 to May 5, 2020. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 12 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Bagana, Bougainville (Papua New Guinea) | Kavachi, Solomon Islands | Kikai, Japan. Ongoing…

May 07, 2020

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: April 22 – 28, 2020

New activity/unrest was reported for 2 volcanoes from April 22 to 28, 2020. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 14 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Karymsky, Eastern Kamchatka (Russia) | Krakatau, Indonesia. Ongoing activity: Aira, Kyushu…

April 30, 2020

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Ebeko volcano covers Severo-Kurilsk in ash, Russia

A relatively large explosion occurred at the Ebeko volcano in Paramushir Island, Russia, at 21:21 UTC on April 28, 2020 (06:21 LT on April 29). The Aviation Color Code remains Orange. According to the Tokyo Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC), ash plume reached up…

April 29, 2020

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Earthquake swarm in Campi Flegrei area, Italy

A seismic swarm took place in the Campi Flegrei area near the Pisciarelli fumarole at the Solfatara crater in Italy, on Sunday night, April 26, 2020. It consisted of 34 tremors with magnitudes up to 3.1 and depths between 1 and 2 km (0.6 and 1.2 miles). The…

April 27, 2020

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Lava flow, phreatic bursts and collapse of loose slag material at Klyuchevskoy volcano, Russia

A moderate explosive-effusive eruption continues at Russian Klyuchevskoy volcano with Strombolian and sometimes Vulcanian activity observed. The Aviation Color Code remains Orange. The lava flow first observed on April 18 continues to move on the southeastern flank…

April 27, 2020

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: April 15 – 21, 2020

New activity/unrest was reported for 4 volcanoes from April 15 to 21, 2020. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 15 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Karymsky, Eastern Kamchatka (Russia) | Krakatau, Indonesia | Lokon-Empung, Sulawesi (Indonesia) |…

April 22, 2020

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Strong hydrothermal explosion at Rincon de la Vieja volcano, Costa Rica

A strong hydrothermal explosion took place at Costa Rica’s Rincon de la Vieja volcano at 16:16 UTC (10:16 LT) on April 19, 2020. According to OVSICORI-UNA, a steam and ash plume rose approximately 1 500 m (4 900 feet) above the crater. This is 3 416 m (11 200…

April 21, 2020

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Lava flows on the southeastern flank of Klyuchevskoy volcano, Russia

A moderate explosive eruption of the Strombolian and sometimes Vulcanian types continues at Russian Klyuchevskoy volcano. The Aviation Color Code remains Orange. On April 18, a lava flow began to move on the southeastern flank of the volcano. By 22:10 UTC, a…

April 20, 2020

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Explosive eruption and strong ash emissions at Etna volcano, Aviation Color Code briefly raised to Red, Italy

Volcanic tremor amplitude at Etna volcano, Italy showed a rapid increase to high values early Sunday morning, April 19, 2020. This activity was followed by lava fountaining and strong ash emissions, INGV Osservatorio Etneo reports. The Aviation Color Code was raised…

April 19, 2020

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Clear sky satellite imagery of Anak Krakatau volcano after strong eruption on April 10

The European Sentinel-2 satellite acquired first clear sky images of Indonesian Anak Krakatau volcano after strong eruption on April 11, 2020. The activity level of the volcano remains at 2 (Waspada) — residents and tourists are not allowed within 2 km (1.2 miles)…

April 18, 2020

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: April 8 – 14, 2020

New activity/unrest was reported for 4 volcanoes from April 8 and 14, 2020. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 12 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Kerinci, Indonesia | Krakatau, Indonesia | Semeru, Eastern Java (Indonesia) | Shishaldin, Fox…

April 15, 2020

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Another strong explosion at Anak Krakatau, Indonesia

Another strong eruption occurred at Indonesia’s Anak Krakatau volcano on April 13, 2020, three days after a powerful magmatic eruption when the volcano spewed volcanic ash up to 14.3 km (47 000 feet) above sea level. As of Wednesday, April 14, the Aviation Color…

April 14, 2020

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Strong eruption at Anak Krakatau, ash up to 14.3 km (47 000 feet) a.s.l., Indonesia

A strong magmatic eruption with volcanic ash reaching 14.3 km (47 000 feet) above sea level took place at Anak Krakatau volcano in Sunda Strait, Indonesia on April 10, 2020. This is the strongest activity at the volcano since the violent eruption, partial collapse…

April 11, 2020

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Moderate explosive eruption continues at Klyuchevskoy volcano, Russia

A moderate explosive eruption of the Strombolian and sometimes Vulcanian types continues at Russian Klyuchevskoy volcano. A notable eruption was registered at 00:05 UTC on April 9. Volcanic ash was ejected up to 7 km (23 000 feet) above sea level, drifting east,…

April 09, 2020

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Strong explosive eruption at Sheveluch volcano, ash to 10 km (33 000 feet) a.s.l., Russia

A strong explosive eruption took place at Sheveluch volcano, Kamchatka, Russia at 19:10 UTC on April 8, 2020. According to the Tokyo VAAC, volcanic ash column rose up to 10 km (33 000 feet) above sea level by 21:20 UTC, drifting SSE. Satellite data by KVERT showed…

April 09, 2020

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: April 1 – 7, 2020

New activity/unrest was reported for 4 volcanoes from April 1 – 7, 2020. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 17 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Kerinci, Indonesia | Piton de la Fournaise, Reunion Island (France) | Semeru, Eastern Java…

April 09, 2020

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Evidence of a new magma deposit in Reykjanes peninsula, more than 6 000 earthquakes in 3 months, Iceland

Considerable seismic activity continues at the Reykjanes peninsula, Iceland, with more than 6 000 earthquakes manually checked since the beginning of the year. According to the Icelandic Met Office (IMO), this is the most intense activity ever recorded in the region…

April 07, 2020

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: March 25 – 31, 2020

New activity/unrest was reported for 3 volcanoes from March 25 – 31, 2020. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 15 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Kerinci, Indonesia | Reykjanes, Iceland | Semeru, Eastern Java (Indonesia). Ongoing activity:…

April 03, 2020

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Alert Level 2 raised over Piton de la Fournaise volcano as second eruption of the year starts, Reunion

The OVPF has recorded 92 volcano-tectonic earthquakes at the Piton de la Fournaise volcano on April 2, 2020, from 04:15 to 04:51 UTC (08:15 to 08:51 UTC). Following the seismic crisis in the morning and a four-hour lull, another volcanic tremor was at 08:20 UTC…

April 02, 2020

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Simulation shows new eruption at Mount Fuji could paralyze Tokyo in just 3 hours, Japan

Japan’s capital Tokyo could end up paralyzed within just three hours if a major eruption of Mount Fuji– 100 km (62 miles) southwest of the city– were to happen today, as shown in a recent simulation by the government’s Central Disaster Management Council….

April 02, 2020

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YVO Monthly Update: M5.7 earthquake near Salt Lake City and M6.5 in Idaho not related to Yellowstone volcano

It’s been an eventful month for seismic activity in the western United States, with a M5.7 earthquake near Salt Lake City, Utah, on March 18, and a M6.5 in central Idaho on March 31, the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory said in their monthly update released April…

April 01, 2020

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Increased activity at Stromboli volcano, lava reaches the coastline, Italy

Activity at Stromboli volcano increased from medium to high levels on March 28 into 29, 2020, followed by lava overflow first observed around 23:40 UTC on March 30, 2020. Lava reached the coastline at around 01:40 UTC on March 31, INGV Osservatorio Etneo reported…

March 31, 2020

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Stromboli volcano puffs out large, almost-perfect smoke ring, Italy

Italy’s Stromboli volcano blew a large, almost-perfect smoke ring on Friday, March 27, 2020. The smoke rose from the crater, slowly drifting northeastwards over the Stromboli village. “Its near-perfect circular shape and large diameter (100-200 m / 330 -…

March 28, 2020

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Strong eruption at Merapi volcano — ash to 7.8 km (25 500 feet) a.s.l., Aviation Color Code raised to Red, Indonesia

A moderately strong eruption took place at Indonesia’s most active volcano — Mount Merapi, on Friday, March 27, 2020, ejecting ash up to 7.8 km (25 500 feet) above sea level and forcing authorities to raise the Aviation Color Code from Green to Red. This is…

March 27, 2020

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: March 18 – 24, 2020

New activity/unrest was reported for 2 volcanoes from March 18 to 24, 2020. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 16 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Manam, Papua New Guinea | Soputan, Sulawesi (Indonesia). Ongoing activity: Aira, Kyushu (Japan) |…

March 25, 2020

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New inflation and associated uplift detected at Mt. Thorbjorn volcano, Iceland

The latest results of deformation around Mt. Thorbjorn volcano on the Reykjanes peninsula indicate that inflation causing an uplift in the area has started again, the Icelandic Met Office reported on March 19, 2020. The uplift is slower than in January but seems to…

March 20, 2020

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: March 11 – 17, 2020

New activity/unrest was reported for just 2 volcanoes from March 11 to 17, 2020. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 19 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Antillanca Volcanic Complex, Chile | Kanlaon, Philippines. Ongoing activity: Aira, Kyushu…

March 19, 2020

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Mount Ruapehu’s Crater Lake temperature heats up to 40 °C (104 °F), Alert Level remains at 1, New Zealand

Mount Ruapehu’s Crater Lake (Te Wai a-Moe) heated from 24 °C (75.2 °F) to 40 °C (104 °F) in response to earthquakes beneath the volcano, according to the GeoNet bulletin issued on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. The Volcanic Alert Level remains at…

March 18, 2020

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Surface lava, elevated seismicity at Shishaldin volcano – Aviation Color Code raised to Orange, Alaska

A high-resolution satellite image today shows lava and what appears to be a new cone within the Shishaldin summit crater, prompting the Alaska Volcano Observatory to raise the Aviation Color Code to ORANGE and the Alert Level to WATCH at 06:31 UTC on March 15, 2020….

March 16, 2020

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Continuous tremor at Semisopochnoi volcano, Aviation Color Code raised to Orange, Alaska

Seismicity has been increasing over the last few days at Semisopochnoi volcano, Alaska and now is characterized by nearly continuous tremor and frequent small explosion signals. The situation represents a significant increase in activity and the Alaska Volcano…

March 16, 2020

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Evidence shows humans in northern India survived Mount Toba supervolcano eruption 74 000 years ago

Archaeologists discovered evidence suggesting that humans in India have survived the catastrophic Toba supervolcano eruption in Indonesia 74 000 years ago. After studying stone tools unearthed in northern India, researchers found a continuous occupation, showing…

March 15, 2020

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Mt. Thorbjorn volcano – Strong earthquake hits near Grindavik, the largest since 2013, Iceland

A strong earthquake registered by the Icelandic Met Office (IMO) as M5.2 hit 4.9 km (3 miles) NE of the city of Grindavik at 10:25 UTC on March 12, 2020. The quake struck at a depth of 6.1 km (3.8 miles) and was felt in large areas of SW-Iceland. More than 400…

March 13, 2020

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Lava dome growing at Nishinoshima volcano, coastline expanding due to constant lava flows, Japan

The Japan Coast Guard (JCG) has presented InSAR results from November 17, 2019, to February 28, 2020, showing a growth of Nishinoshima’s central cone as well as changes to the island’s surface, with the coastline expanding due to lava flows. Moreover, the…

March 13, 2020

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Alert raised for Antillanca-Casablanca volcanic complex, last eruption in 230 BCE (VEI 5), Chile

The National Geological and Mining Service of Chile (SERNAGEOMIN) raised the alert level for the Antillanca-Casablanca volcanic complex in the Los Lagos region of Chile to Yellow on March 11, 2020, after a swarm of 73 tremors detected since March 9. The last…

March 12, 2020

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: March 4 – 10, 2020

New activity/unrest was reported for 3 volcanoes from March 4 to 10, 2020. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 12 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: San Miguel, El Salvador | Sangay, Ecuador | Semeru, Eastern Java (Indonesia). Ongoing activity:…

March 12, 2020

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Increased seismicity and swelling at Kanlaon volcano, Alert Level raised to 1, Philippines

PHIVOLCS has raised the alert status of Kanlaon volcano, Negros island from Alert Level 0 (normal) to Alert Level 1 (abnormal) on March 11, 2020. The decision was made due to increased seismic activity and swelling. Alert Level 1 means that the volcano is at…

March 11, 2020

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Seismo-volcanic crisis continues at newly-formed underwater volcano near Mayotte

Nearly 900 earthquakes were detected at the new submarine volcano near Mayotte between February 16 and 29, 2020, according to the latest REVOSIMA report. French geological survey BRGM noted that there were 138 localized tremors with an average of 10 per day during…

March 06, 2020

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Strong strombolian activity continues at Fuego volcano, Guatemala

Strong strombolian activity continues at Guatemalan Fuego volcano, with volcanic ash reaching up to 4 800 m (15 748 feet), according to the National Institute for Seismology, Vulcanology, Meteorology, and Hydrology of Guatemala (INSIVUMEH). Up to 14 moderate to…

March 05, 2020

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: February 26 – March 3, 2020

New activity/unrest was reported for 6 volcanoes from February 26 to March 3, 2020. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 15 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Bagana, Bougainville (Papua New Guinea) | Great Sitkin, Andreanof Islands (USA) | Merapi,…

March 04, 2020

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Earthquake activity near Mt. Thorbjorn significantly decreased, uplift no longer being observed, Iceland

Earthquake activity near Mount Thorbjorn has significantly decreased recently, the Icelandic Met Office (IMO) noted at 02:21 UTC on March 4, 2020. The office added that uplift is no longer being observed, which is likely due to the halt of magma inflow. Indications…

March 04, 2020

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Volcanic activity increased at Ruapehu but still within normal bounds, New Zealand

Crater Lake (Te Wai ā-moe) has responded to a short-lived episode of volcanic earthquakes beneath Mount Ruapehu, detected on February 22 and 23, 2020. Seismicity declined after initial uptick but is now back at similar levels. To further understand the current…

March 03, 2020

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Powerful eruption at Merapi volcano, ash to 10.7 km (35 000 feet) a.s.l., Indonesia

A high-level eruption took place at the Indonesian Merapi volcano, Central Java at 22:22 UTC on March 2, 2020. According to the Darwin VAAC, volcanic ash reached 10.7 km (35 000 feet) above sea level. Pyroclastic flows descended 2 km (1.2 miles) down the slopes of…

March 03, 2020

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: February 19 – 25, 2020

New activity/unrest was reported for 4 volcanoes from February 19 to 25, 2020. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 16 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Huaynaputina, Peru | Reykjanes, Iceland | San Miguel, El Salvador | Semisopochnoi, United…

February 26, 2020

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Increased earthquake activity at Great Sitkin volcano, alerts raised, Alaska

Earthquake activity at Great Sitkin volcano has increased over the past month and is now above background levels, forcing the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) to raise the Aviation Color Code to Yellow and the Alert Level to Advisory at 20:58 UTC on February 26,…

February 26, 2020

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Large explosion at Popocatepetl volcano, ash to 7.9 km (26 000 feet) a.s.l., Mexico

A large explosion took place at Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano at around 06:20 UTC on February 25, 2020. According to the Washington VAAC, volcanic ash is rising up to 7.9 km (26 000 feet) above sea level. At 11:13 UTC, the volcanic ash cloud was 130 km (80…

February 25, 2020

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Short-lived earthquake swarm beneath Ruapehu volcano, New Zealand

A short-lived episode of volcanic earthquakes occurred beneath Mt. Ruapehu on February 22 and 23, 2020. The sequence now appears to be over​. The Volcanic Alert Level, therefore, remains at Level 1. The last known eruption of this volcano took place in 2007 (VEI…

February 24, 2020

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: February 12 – 18, 2020

New activity/unrest was reported for 4 volcanoes from February 12 to 18, 2020. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 14 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Kuchinoerabujima, Ryukyu Islands (Japan) | Piton de la Fournaise, Reunion Island (France) |…

February 21, 2020

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IMO: Deadly gases measured, stay away from caves in Eldvörp area on the Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland

The Icelandic Met Office (IMO) is warning residents and tourists to temporarily stop exploring caves in the Eldvörp area on the Reykjanes Peninsula due to deadly gasses measured in a cave close to a parking lot. In their warning issued at 10:59 UTC on February…

February 21, 2020

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Bright fireball over Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico

A bright fireball was recorded streaking through the night sky over Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico at 02:18 UTC on February 19, 2020 (20:18 LT on February 18). The event was recorded by several webcams. At this time, there are no eyewitness reports submitted to the…

February 19, 2020

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Satellites detect very rapid deformation of Tungurahua’s west flank, possibly leading to a colossal landslide, Ecuador

Ecuadorian Tungurahua volcano, one of South America’s most prominent volcanoes, is showing early warning signs of potential flank collapse, a new research paper published in Science Direct suggests. A previous eruption of Tungurahua, around 3 000 years ago,…

February 19, 2020

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Series of small explosions and tremor bursts at Semisopochnoi volcano, alerts raised

A series of small explosions and tremor bursts have been detected in seismic data at Semisopochnoi over the past 7 hours and are continuing, representing a significant uptick in activity, the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) reported at 09:19 UTC on February 15,…

February 15, 2020

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: February 5 – 11, 2020

New activity/unrest was reported for 5 volcanoes from February 5 to 11, 2020. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 10 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Kuchinoerabujima, Ryukyu Islands (Japan) | Piton de la Fournaise, Reunion Island (France) |…

February 13, 2020

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Thermal signature at Ol Doinyo Lengai suggests eruption of natrocarbonatite lava, Tanzania

Satellite imagery taken by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellite on February 3, 2020, showed a moderate thermal signature at Tanzania’s Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano, indicating that natrocarbonatite lava erupted a few days ago. This is the only volcano in the world…

February 13, 2020

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Lahars reported at Ubinas and Huaynaputina volcanoes, Peru

Lahars were recorded at Peru’s Ubinas and Huaynaputina volcanoes on February 11, 2020. Geophysical Institute of Peru (IGP) is urging residents and tourists to stay away. IGP said the seismic station at Ubinas recorded internal tremors associated with the lahar…

February 12, 2020

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Decreased earthquake activity near Grindavik, magmatic intrusion just west of Mt. Thorbjorn, Iceland

Earthquake activity near Mt. Thorbjorn, Grindavik has decreased over the past 6 days, but small earthquakes are still being detected. Indications are that the crustal deformation pattern has changed, however, the uplift has slowed down. In total, the uplift is about…

February 11, 2020

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Authorities plan emergency and safety measures as seismic activity continues at new underwater volcano near Mayotte

Mahoran authorities have started planning emergency and safety measures in case of dangerous seismic or volcanic activity near Mayotte due to a newly-discovered underwater volcano, which has been showing continuous activity since 2018. The seismic swarm found about…

February 11, 2020

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New eruption at Piton de la Fournaise volcano, Reunion

A new eruption has started at Reunion’s Piton de la Fournaise volcano at 06:40 UTC on February 10, 2020. The last eruption of this volcano took place in October 2019. First signs of awakening were detected at 06:27 UTC today with the start of the strong seismic…

February 10, 2020

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: January 29 – February 4, 2020

New activity/unrest was reported for 3 volcanoes from January 29 to February 4, 2020. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 17 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Kuchinoerabujima, Ryukyu Islands (Japan) | Rincon de la Vieja, Costa Rica | Taal, Luzon…

February 05, 2020

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Earthquake swarm at Michoacan-Guanajuato volcanic field, Mexico

An earthquake swarm is in progress at the Michoacan-Guanajuato volcanic field, Mexico. At this time, it’s unclear whether the quakes are volcanic or tectonic in origin. The zone contains over 1 400 vents and covers an area of approximately 200 x 250 km (125 x…

February 05, 2020

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Strombolian explosions at Fuego volcano, ash up to 4.6 km (15 000 feet) a.s.l., Guatemala

Strombolian-type explosions continued at Fuego volcano, Guatemala into Tuesday, February 4, 2020. The eruptions ranged around five to 10 per hour, producing a gray ash plume that reached roughly 4 500 to 4 700 m (up to 15 000 feet) above sea level and drifted west…

February 04, 2020

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White Island volcano remains in an elevated state of unrest, New Zealand

White Island volcano (Whakaari) remains in an elevated state of unrest, but no further extrusion of lava has occurred. GNS’ assessment is that further explosive eruptions remain very unlikely on any given day. The Volcanic Alert Level remains at Level 2 and the…

February 04, 2020

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Kuchinoerabujima erupts, generating long pyroclastic flows and ejecting ash up to 7 000 m (23 000 feet) a.s.l., Japan

Kuchinoerabujima volcano in Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan erupted early Monday, February 3, 2020, ejecting volcanic ash up to 7 000 m (23 000 feet) above sea level. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), pyroclastic flows — the first since January 29,…

February 03, 2020

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Lava overflows Stromboli’s crater terrace, Italy

Lava is overflowing the northern portion of Stromboli’s crater terrace, INGV Osservatorio Etneo reported at 10:13 UTC on February 3, 2020. Lava overflow, currently small and confined to the summit area, started at about 07:20 UTC today. “The lava flow front…

February 03, 2020

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Earthquake swarm, uplift west of Mt. Thorbjorn volcano continues, Iceland

Earthquake swarm and uplift west of Mt. Thorbjorn, Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland continues on February 1, 2020. However, it is most likely that this activity will stop without any volcanism, the Icelandic Met Office (IMO) said. The last known eruption was during…

February 01, 2020

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: January 22 – 28, 2020

New activity/unrest was reported for 4 volcanoes from January 22 to 28, 2020. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 14 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Fernandina, Ecuador | Kuchinoerabujima, Ryukyu Islands (Japan) | Reykjanes, Iceland | Taal,…

January 30, 2020

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Continuous steam emission from Nishinoshima volcano with lava flows reaching coastline, Japan

Nishinoshima volcano in Japan has been showing continuous steam emissions rising from the island from January 15 to 21, 2020, the Japan Coast Guard reported. Lava flows were also seen entering the sea, while the heat radiation from the volcano has also been strong….

January 29, 2020

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Strombolian activity at Etna’s Voragine crater, Italy

Moderate effusive and strombolian activity continues from Etna’s Voragine crater on January 29, 2020. From January 20 – 26, this activity was accompanied by ash emissions from the New Southeast Crater and Northeast Crater. In addition, moderate seismic…

January 29, 2020

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Taal volcano alert down to level 3, PHIVOLCS warns the threat of a dangerous explosion is not over, Philippines

Taal Volcano in Batangas province, Philippines, was downgraded from Alert Level 4 to 3 on Sunday morning, January 26, 2020– two weeks after its devastating ash eruption on January 12. However, PHIVOLCS warned that this does not indicate that the threat of a…

January 27, 2020

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Unusually rapid inflation detected beneath Mt. Thorbjorn, Aviation Color Code raised to Yellow, Iceland

According to the Icelandic Met Office (IMO), unusually rapid inflation has been detected at Mt. Thorbjorn on the Reykjanes Peninsula over the past few days, indicating a possible magma accumulation. In addition, an earthquake swarm has been ongoing during the same…

January 27, 2020

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: January 15 – 21, 2020

New activity/unrest was reported for 4 volcanoes from January 15 to 21, 2020. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 16 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Krakatau, Indonesia | Kuchinoerabujima, Ryukyu Islands (Japan) | Semeru, Eastern Java…

January 24, 2020

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Sentinel-2 captures lava flowing from Sangay volcano, Ecuador

Explosive activity is still taking place at Ecuadorian Sangay volcano on January 23, 2020. According to the Washington VAAC, the volcanic ash cloud was observed rising up to 6.1 km (20 000 feet) above sea level at 18:40 UTC. On January 22, the European Sentinel-2…

January 23, 2020

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Lava now visible at White Island, elevated state of unrest continues, New Zealand

New Zealand’s White Island volcano remains in an elevated state of unrest and lava is now visible in the vents created by December 9, 2019 eruption, GeoNet reports on January 22. Further explosive eruptions are very unlikely on any given day in the next four…

January 22, 2020

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New evidence suggests active volcanoes still present on Venus

Research led by the Universities Space Research Association (USRA) showed evidence indicating the surprising probability that there are still active volcanoes on Venus. If confirmed this would make Venus and Earth the only planets in our solar system with recent…

January 22, 2020

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Explosive activity at Sangay volcano, ash plume to 7 000 m (23 000 feet) a.s.l., Ecuador

Explosive activity continues at Sangay volcano in Ecuador. On Tuesday, January 21, 2020, the Washington VAAC warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to approximately 7 000 m (23 000 feet) above sea level. On January 20, the center issued a report saying they…

January 21, 2020

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New mud volcanoes form in Trinidad and Tobago

Six new mud volcanoes were spotted in southern Trinidad and Tobago on Monday, January 20, 2020. Geologist and researcher Xavier Moonan took to social media to share the new formations in Los Iros, as further geological activity was also discovered. According to…

January 21, 2020

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Big cracks form around Taal volcano after major eruption, Philippines

Big cracks have formed around Taal volcano after intense activity started on January 12, 2020, damaging properties and ripping up roads. Coupled with intense seismic activity, it suggests a hazardous explosive eruption is possible within hours to days. Alert Level…

January 21, 2020

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Strong M6.1 earthquake hits near Bristol Island volcano, South Sandwich Islands

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit near Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands, Southern Atlantic Ocean at 06:51 UTC on January 20, 2020. The agency reported at depth of 91.3 km (56.7 miles). EMSC registered it as M6.1 at a depth of 115 km (71.4…

January 20, 2020

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Taal volcano: 104 377 people still in evacuation shelters, intense seismicity continues, Alert Level 4

More than 200 000 people have been affected since the Taal volcano started erupting on January 12, 2020. The Alert Level 4 remains in effect – hazardous explosive eruption is possible within hours to days. The eruption affected a total of 203 763 people in Batangas,…

January 19, 2020

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Eruption at Shishaldin volcano, Aviation Color Code raised to Red, Alaska

Starting at about 09:30 UTC (00:30 AKST) on January 19, 2020, the eruption at Shishaldin volcano in Alaska intensified, and about 13:30 UTC began generating a more ash-rich volcanic plume. The Aviation Color Code was raised to RED and the volcano Alert Level to…

January 19, 2020

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Eruptive activity resumes at Shishaldin volcano, lava flows on the NE flank, Alaska

Eruptive activity at Shishaldin volcano resumed on January 18, 2020, with lava flows visible on the NE flank. The Aviation Color Code remains Orange and Alert Level Watch since January 7. A weak plume, possibly containing a small quantity of ash, is visible in…

January 19, 2020

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Taal continues emitting steam as cracks widen, hazardous eruption imminent, Philippines

Taal volcano continues emitting steam as fissures identified in barangays of Lemery, Agoncillo, Talisay, and San Nicolas in Batangas Province widen, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) reported on Friday, January 17, 2020. Alert Level 4…

January 17, 2020

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: January 8 – 14, 2020

New activity/unrest was reported for 4 volcanoes from January 8 to 14, 2020. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 13 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Fernandina, Ecuador | Krakatau, Indonesia | Kuchinoerabujima, Ryukyu Islands (Japan) | Taal,…

January 16, 2020

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White Island eruption death toll rises to 20, volcano remains at Level 2 alert amid heightened unrest, New Zealand

An Australian man who was injured during White Island volcanic eruption on December 9, 2019, has died, becoming the 20th fatality of the disaster, officials confirmed on Monday, January 13, 2020. According to GeoNet’s bulletin on January 15, the volcano remains…

January 15, 2020

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Taal: Multiple new fissures reported, total evacuation within 14 km (8.6 miles), Philippines

Multiple new fissures (cracks) were observed around Taal volcano on January 14, 2020, two days after intense unrest began. Fissures, accompanied by intense seismicity activity, are an indication of an imminent explosive eruption, PHIVOLCS warns. The agency strongly…

January 14, 2020

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New eruption at Fernandina volcano (Cerro la Cumbre), lava flows descending to the coast – Galapagos, Ecuador

A new eruption started at Fernandina volcano (Cerro La Cumbre), Galapagos, Ecuador on January 12, 2020. The last eruption of this volcano took place from June 16 to 18, 2018. The island has no human population. The eruptive activity started between 23:00 and 23:10…

January 13, 2020

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Powerful eruption at Taal volcano, volcanic ash to 16.7 km (55 000 feet) a.s.l., Philippines

Taal volcano in the Philippines started erupting at 06:04 UTC on January 12, 2020, for the first time since 1977. The volcanic ash cloud is reaching up to 16.7 km (55 000 feet) above sea level, according to data provided by the Tokyo VAAC. PHIVOLCS said it strongly…

January 12, 2020

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Eruption at Kuchinoerabujima volcano, Japan

Japan’s Kuchinoerabujima volcano erupted at 06:05 UTC on January 11, 2020, ejecting volcanic material up to 300 m (984 feet) from the crater of Mount Shindake. This is the first eruption at the volcano since February 2, 2019. Kuchinoerabujima is a volcano island…

January 11, 2020

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: January 1 – 7, 2020

New activity/unrest was reported for 3 volcanoes from January 1 to 7, 2020. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 11 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Kirishimayama, Kyushu (Japan) | Krakatau, Indonesia | White Island, North Island (New Zealand)….

January 10, 2020

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Strong explosion at Popocatepetl volcano, ash to 11.3 km (37 000 feet) a.s.l., Mexico

A strong explosion took place at Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano at 12:31 UTC (06:31 LT) on January 9, 2020. At least two volcanic ash clouds were produced today, with initial rising up to 11.3 km (37 000 feet) above sea level, and second to 9.1 km (30 000 feet)…

January 09, 2020

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Strong strombolian activity at Fuego volcano, Guatemala

Strong strombolian activity continues at Guatemala’s Fuego volcano. According to the National Institute for Seismology, Vulcanology, Meteorology, and Hydrology of Guatemala (INSIVUMEH), strong explosions are recorded at regular intervals of nine to 18 per hour,…

January 08, 2020

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Strong eruption at Shishaldin ends, Aviation Color Code lowered to Orange, Alaska

Ash cloud produced by the strong eruption at Shishaldin volcano, Aleutian Islands, Alaska at 14:10 UTC on January 7, 2020, reached 10 km (33 000 feet) above sea level before midnight UTC. Volcanic ash tops were raised from previously reported 7.6 km (25 000 feet)…

January 08, 2020

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Eruption at Shishaldin intensifies, Aviation Color Code raised to Red, Alaska

Ash eruption at Shishaldin continues and has intensified as shown in satellite and lightning data, the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) reported at 21:33 UTC on January 7, 2020. Satellite data suggest the ash cloud is as high as 8.2 km (27 000 feet) above sea level…

January 07, 2020

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Eruption at Shishaldin volcano, ash cloud to 7.3 km (24 000 feet) a.s.l., Alaska

A new eruption is taking place at Shishaldin volcano, Alaska on January 3, 2020, with ash cloud rising to 6 – 7.3 km (20 000 – 24 000 feet) above sea level at 21:00 UTC, drifting E-SE. According to Alaska Volcano Observatory, the level of seismicity has increased to…

January 03, 2020

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JMA raises alert level for Kirishimayama (Shinmoedake) volcano, Japan

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) has raised the alert level for Kirishimayama (Shinmoedake) volcano from Level 1 to Level 2 on January 2, 2020. This is a Near-crater warning, urging residents and tourists to refrain from approaching the crater in Kobayashi,…

January 03, 2020

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: December 25 – 31, 2019

New activity/unrest was reported for 4 volcanoes from December 25 – 31, 2019. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 12 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Bezymianny, Central Kamchatka (Russia) | Krakatau, Indonesia | Pavlof, United States |…

January 02, 2020

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Yellowstone’s Steamboat Geyser smashes previous record of eruptions for a calendar year

Yellowstone’s Steamboat Geyser kept up its increased activity in December 2019, with water eruptions on 8th, 18th, and 26th. This brings the total number of eruptions for 2019 to 48 and smashes the previous record of eruptions for a calendar year set in 2018…

January 02, 2020