Volcanoes

Active volcanoes in the world: November 23 - 29, 2016

New activity was reported for 4 volcanoes between November 23 and 29, 2016. Ongoing activity was reported for 7 volcanoes during the same period. New activity/unrest: Chirinkotan, Kuril Islands (Russia) | Copahue, Central Chile-Argentina border | Rotorua, North...

December 01, 2016

Another hydrothermal eruption in Lake Rotorua, New Zealand

Another hydrothermal eruption occurred in New Zealand's Lake Rotorua on Wednesday, November 30, 2016, following the first one on Monday, November 28. This eruption was, however, caught on camera. Today's eruption also occurred in the village of Ohinemutu. It...

November 30, 2016

Hydrothermal eruption in Lake Rotorua, New Zealand

A new hydrothermal eruption was observed at New Zealand's Lake Rotorua at 15:30 UTC on November 27, 2016, prompting an evacuation of at least one house near the lake. The style of the eruption was one which hadn't been seen in Rotorua since about 2000 or...

November 28, 2016

Powerful eruptions at Popocatépetl volcano, Mexico

A powerful eruption occurred at Mexico's Popocatépetl at 15:45 UTC on November 25, 2016, followed by another one at 15:54 UTC today. Volcanic ash and gasses from yesterday's eruption moved NE and reached nearly 11.5 km (38 000 feet) above sea level,...

November 26, 2016

Active volcanoes in the world: November 16 - 22, 2016

Between November 16 and 22, new activity was reported for 7 volcanoes. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 12 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Copahue, Central Chile-Argentina border | Kerinci, Indonesia | Langila, New Britian (Papua New Guinea)...

November 23, 2016

Eruption at Fuego volcano intensifies, Guatemala

The explosive activity at Guatemalan Fuego volcano has intensified since November 19, 2016 and has generated at least one 300 m (984 feet) high lava fountain, feeding three new lava flows. This is the 15th paroxysm at the volcano this year. The Washington VAAC...

November 21, 2016

Large pumice raft reported between New Zealand and Fiji

A large pumice raft was found floating to the west of Minerva Reef in an area about 600 km (372 miles) SE of Fiji and 500 km (310 miles) SW of Tonga, New Zealand's GeoNet reported today. Pumice rafts are created by submarine or near-ocean volcanic activity. The...

November 21, 2016

Major eruption at Zhupanovsky, ash up to 10 km (33 000 feet) a.s.l.

A major eruption took place at Zhupanovsky volcano, Kamchatka, Russia at 02:30 UTC on November 20, 2016. Aviation Color Code was raised to Orange. At 02:39 UTC today, KVERT reported that a major eruption took place at Zhupanovsky volcano with ash plume, according to...

November 20, 2016

Active volcanoes in the world: November 9 - 15, 2016

New activity was reported for 5 volcanoes between November 9 and 15, 2016. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 12 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Copahue, Central Chile-Argentina border | Kerinci, Indonesia | Langila, New Britian (Papua New...

November 17, 2016

Sabancaya erupting under moonlight

Peru's Sabancaya volcano started a new eruptive phase on November 7, 2016 after 18 years of sleep. The volcano continues with constant emissions of steam and ash, with ashfall reported in the villages of the Colca Valley in the province of Caylloma, as far as 40...

November 15, 2016

New eruptive phase begins at Sabancaya after 18 years, Peru

A new eruptive phase has started at Peru's Sabancaya volcano with a violent explosion registered at 01:42 UTC on Monday, November 7, 2016, INGEMMET-OVI said. Since then, the volcano is constantly emitting steam and ash. Ashfall is reported in communities up to...

November 12, 2016

Active volcanoes in the world: November 2 - 8, 2016

New activity was reported for 6 volcanoes between November 2 and 8, 2016. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 12 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Cleveland, Chuginadak Island (USA) | Copahue, Central Chile-Argentina border | Iya, Flores Island...

November 10, 2016

New mud volcano forms in Italy after recent earthquakes

A new mud volcano has formed this week in a field in Italian municipality of Santa Vittoria in Matenano, following a recent increase in seismic activity. The volcano is located about 30 km (18.4 miles) east of the M6.5 earthquake of October 30, in the Province of...

November 05, 2016

Active volcanoes in the world: October 26 - November 1, 2016

New volcanic activity/unrest was reported for 4 volcanoes between October 26 and November 1, 2016. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 10 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Cleveland, Chuginadak Island (USA) | Copahue, Central Chile-Argentina...

November 03, 2016

Mount Sinabung enters a period of heightened activity

Indonesian Sinabung volcano entered a phase of increased activity several days ago. The volcano has reportedly generated frequent small to moderate pyroclastic flows accompanied with strong vertical explosions. The pyroclastic flows at the southeastern and eastern...

November 02, 2016

Active volcanoes in the world: October 19 - 25, 2016

New activity/unrest was reported for 5 volcanoes between October 19 and 25, 2016. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 11 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Bulusan, Luzon (Philippines) | Cleveland, Chuginadak Island (USA) | Ebeko, Paramushir...

October 27, 2016

Early morning eruption of Turrialba volcano, Costa Rica

After several days of weak but constant eruptions, Costa Rica's Turrialba volcano experienced what media described as "spectacular" eruption during the early morning hours of October 26, 2016. The eruption occurred at 11:34 UTC (05:34 CST). Due to...

October 27, 2016