New eruption at underwater Funka Asane vent near Kita-Ioto volcano, Japan

New eruption at underwater Funka Asane vent near Kita-Ioto volcano, Japan

A new eruption has started at the underwater Funka Asane vent near Kita-Ioto volcano, Japan on Sunday, March 27, 2022. The last confirmed eruption at this volcano lasted from 1930 to 1945 (VEI 2). The eruption started at around 09:00 UTC on March 27, with ash rising…

Lava flow at Wolf volcano now 15 km (9.3 miles) long, Galapagos Islands

Lava flow at Wolf volcano now 15 km (9.3 miles) long, Galapagos Islands

Lava flow produced by the eruption of Ecuador's Wolf volcano that started on January 7, 2022, is now 15 km (9.3 miles) long and less than 5 km (3.1 miles) from the coast. The last eruption of this volcano took place in 2015 (VEI 4)1 — it was its first eruption…

Large amount of Saharan dust moving over the Atlantic Ocean

Large amount of Saharan dust moving over the Atlantic Ocean

Another large Saharan dust cloud has lifted off western Africa late Sunday, August 22, 2021, and is now moving over the Atlantic Ocean toward the Caribbean and the United States. The cloud seems of similar strength to the one produced last week. Image credit:…

Magma rising at Great Sitkin volcano, Alaska

Magma rising at Great Sitkin volcano, Alaska

A lava dome-like feature formed in the summit crater of Great Sitkin volcano, Alaska, suggesting magma is rising near the surface. As a result, the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) has raised the Aviation Color Code to ORANGE and the Volcano Alert Level to WATCH. A…