Volcanoes

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Earthquake swarm near Turangi continues, New Zealand

A swarm of small earthquakes west of Turangi-Waihi-Pukawa-Omori area in New Zealand (Taupo Volcanic Zone) is shaking the region since Monday, February 13, 2017, and the number of earthquakes has increased on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. To date, GeoNet has recorded...

March 29, 2017

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Possible eruption of Cerro Azul in the next few days to weeks

Seismic and deformation data indicate magma is trying to rise to the surface at Cerro Azul volcano in Galapagos, Ecuador. An eruption can be expected in the next few days or weeks, probably of the same type as those previously occurring at the volcano - the emission...

March 26, 2017

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Kambalny volcano erupts after 248 years of sleep, Russia

A major eruption started at Kamchatkan Kambalny volcano at 21:20 UTC on March 24, 2017, prompting authorities to raise the Aviation Color Code to Orange. According to experts, the sharp intensification of the volcano was a complete surprise. Although there are...

March 25, 2017

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JMA issues eruption warning for Bayonnaise Rocks

At 15:00 JST on Friday, March 24, 2017, the Japan Meteorological Agency has issued an eruption warning for Bayonnaise Rocks (Beyonesu Rocks), a shallow submarine volcano in Izu archipelago, south of Tokyo. The last eruption of this volcano took place in 1970. The...

March 24, 2017

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Active volcanoes in the world: March 15 - 21, 2017

New activity/unrest was reported for 5 volcanoes between March 15 and 21, 2017. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 14 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Bezymianny, Central Kamchatka (Russia) | Chirinkotan, Kuril Islands (Russia) | Etna, Sicily...

March 23, 2017

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Increased activity at Cerro Azul volcano - Galapagos, Ecuador

In a special bulletin released March 20, 2017, Ecuador's Institute of Geophysics reports a significant increase in activity under Cerro Azul volcano which might be a precursor to a new eruptive episode. Since 1932, there were 11 reported eruptions of the Cerro...

March 21, 2017

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Active volcanoes in the world: March 8 - 14, 2017

New activity/unrest was reported for 3 volcanoes between March 8 and 14, 2017. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 14 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Chirinkotan, Kuril Islands (Russia) | Ebulobo, Flores Island (Indonesia), Klyuchevskoy,...

March 16, 2017

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10 injured after phreatic-magmatic explosion at Mount Etna

10 people, including BBC crew, scientists and tourists have been injured Thursday, March 16, 2017, after being caught in the middle of a phreatic-magmatic explosion at Mount Etna, Italy. The explosion took place at 11:43 UTC. "The material thrown into the air...

March 16, 2017

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Activity at Mount Etna spreading to all craters, Italy

Following an increase in Strombolian activity on February 27, 2017, Mount Etna, Europe's largest volcano, continues erupting and it appears the activity is now spreading to all the craters at the top of the mountain. INGV reported that Strombolian activity at...

March 15, 2017

barren island volcano captured on night vision camera

Barren Island eruption recorded using night vision

Indian Coast Guard has captured Barren Island volcano in action using night vision. The volcano awakened in 1991 after over 150 years and had several eruptive phases since then. The last seems to have started on January 23, 2017. The island is uninhabited, and the...

March 10, 2017

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Active volcanoes in the world: March 1 - 7, 2017

New activity/unrest was reported for 5 volcanoes between March 1 and 7, 2017. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 13 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Chirinkotan, Kuril Islands (Russia) | Etna, Sicily (Italy) | Klyuchevskoy, Central Kamchatka...

March 09, 2017

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Powerful eruption of Bezymianny volcano, Russia

A powerful eruption took place at Bezymianny volcano, Kamchatka, Russia around 03:00 UTC on March 9, 2017. The Aviation Color Code was first raised to Orange, then to Red. Tokyo VAAC said at 03:42 UTC, that an eruption at Bezymianny at 03:00 UTC sent ash up to 10 km...

March 09, 2017

huge new lava outbreak at kilauea volcano hawaii march 2017

Huge new lava outbreak at Kilauea volcano, Hawaii

A huge new outbreak just above the pali to the south of the Kilauea's 61g flow is sending many lava streams downslope, Tropical Visions videographer Mick Kalber and the Paradise Helicopters crew reported after an overflight on March 2, 2017. “Truly an...

March 08, 2017

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Large explosive eruption ejects ash 10.6 km (35 000 feet) a.s.l., Bogoslof

A large explosive eruption began at Bogoslof volcano, Alaska at 07:36 UTC on March 8, 2017 and resulted in approximately 3 hours of significant ash emissions. The eruption comes after two weeks of relative calm. The intensity of activity as observed in seismic,...

March 08, 2017

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Active volcanoes in the world: February 22 - 28, 2017

New activity/unrest was reported for 3 volcanoes between February 22 and 28, 2017. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 14 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Etna, Sicily (Italy) | Pacaya, Guatemala | Piton de la Fournaise, Reunion Island (France)....

March 02, 2017

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Earthquake swarm under Bardarbunga volcano, Iceland

​An earthquake swarm started under Bardarbunga volcano, Iceland during the early morning hours of Wednesday, March 1, 2017. The swarm started at 08:57 with M4.1 (the strongest) and ended at 10:24 UTC. There were no additional earthquakes registered over the next...

March 02, 2017

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Strong increase in activity at Mount Etna, lava overflowing

Etna's activity is increasing strongly, and lava is overflowing from the Southeast Crater (SEC) toward south-southwest, Boris Behncke of the INGV's Etna Observatory reports. The activity has increased sharply on February 27, 2017, following mild Strombolian...

February 27, 2017