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New vents open at Cumbre Vieja volcano, more evacuations ordered - La Palma, Canary Islands

The magnitude of volcanic tremor at Cumbre Vieja, La Palma, Canary Islands increased on September 24, 2021, reaching the highest intensity since the eruption began on September 19. Two new vents have opened, producing new lava flows, with power Strombolian...

September 25, 2021

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More than 320 buildings destroyed by lava at La Palma, Canary Islands

Lava flows continue slowly advancing toward the coast on September 23, 2021, after another night of intense lava fountains at Cumbre Vieja volcano, La Palma, Canary Islands. The height of the volcanic plume is estimated at 4.2 km (13 800 feet) above the volcano....

September 23, 2021

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: September 15 - 21, 2021

New activity/unrest was reported for 2 volcanoes from September 15 to 21, 2021. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 15 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: La Palma, Spain | Semisopochnoi, Aleutian Islands (USA). Ongoing activity: Agung, Bali...

September 23, 2021

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Volcanic activity at La Palma more explosive with large amount of ash in the atmosphere, Canary Islands

A strong increase in the amplitude of volcanic tremor was observed at Cumbre Vieja volcano, La Palma, Canary Islands around 12:00 UTC on September 21, indicating the intensity of strombolian activity is increasing. The activity further intensified on September 22...

September 22, 2021

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Eruption at Etna volcano ejects ash up to 9 km (29 500 feet) a.s.l., Italy

Heavy ash emissions were observed at Etna's Southeast crater since 06:15 UTC on September 21, 2021, where strombolian activity resumed at 06:55 UTC. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red at 07:10 UTC and lowered back to Orange at 09:30. Strombolian activity...

September 21, 2021

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More than 160 homes destroyed by lava at Cumbre Vieja, La Palma, Canary Islands

Lava flows produced by the eruption at Cumbre Vieja volcano on the island of La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain, destroyed 166 buildings since the eruption started on Sunday, September 19, 2021. As of September 20, lava flows are covering 103 ha (254 acres) of land....

September 21, 2021

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Cumbre Vieja eruption live streaming - La Palma, Canary Islands

Lava advances on September 21, 2021, destroying homes in its way, following a volcanic eruption at Cumbre Vieja, La Palma, Canary Islands. Archived imagery - first 12 hours. More information about the eruption.Featured image credit: TV CANARIAS...

September 21, 2021

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Spectacular lava fountains at Cumbre Vieja volcano, La Palma, Canary Islands

Cumbre Vieja volcano on La Palma island, Canary Islands finally erupted on September 19, 2021, after 8 days of intense seismicity. This is the first eruption at the volcano since 1971. Seismicity further increased during the UTC morning on September 19, leading to...

September 20, 2021

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Ash emissions at Semisopochnoi increase, Aviation Color Code raised to Red, Alaska

Ash emissions from the ongoing eruption at Semisopochnoi volcano, Alaska have increased in frequency and intensity, prompting the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) to raise the Aviation Color Code to Red at 05:58 UTC on September 20, 2021. Satellite images show an...

September 20, 2021

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Eruption begins at Cumbre Vieja volcano, the first since 1971 -- La Palma, Canary Islands

A new eruption has begun at Cumbre Vieja volcano on the island of La Palma, Canary Islands around 14:12 UTC on September 19, 2021. The Alert Level has been raised from Yellow to Red. This is the first eruption at the volcano since 1971 (VEI 2). The eruption follows...

September 19, 2021

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Intense earthquake swarm continues at Cumbre Vieja, deformation reaches 15 cm (5.9 inches) -- La Palma, Canary Islands

An intense seismic swarm continues under Cumbre Vieja volcano, La Palma, the Canary Islands since 03:18 UTC on September 11, 2021, with more than 25 000 low-magnitude earthquakes detected to September 19. Of those, more than 1 450 were located, with the maximum...

September 19, 2021

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Eruption at Suwanosejima, Volcanic Alert Level raised to 3, Japan

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) has raised the Volcanic Alert Level for Suwanosejima volcano from 2 to 3 at 17:30 UTC on September 16, 2021. Authorities are urging residents of Toshima Village, Kagoshima Prefecture to refrain from entering the danger zone. The...

September 17, 2021

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: September 8 - 14, 2021

New activity/unrest was reported for 5 volcanoes from September 8 to 14, 2021. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 17 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Askja, Iceland | Fukutoku-Oka-no-Ba, Volcano Islands (Japan) | La Palma, Spain | Pagan,...

September 17, 2021

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Grímsvötn volcano ready to erupt, Iceland

According to Benedikt Gunnar Ófeigsson, deformation scientist at the Icelandic Met Office (IMO), there is every indication that the Grímsvötn volcano is ready to erupt. The last eruption of this volcano took place in 2011 -- it was a large and...

September 16, 2021

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Magma intrusion at Cumbre Vieja volcano, La Palma, Canary Islands

Seismic activity under Cumbre Vieja, La Palma, Canary Islands continues to migrate slightly to the northwest, at depths of around 8 km (5 miles), with 20 shallow earthquakes at depths between 1 and 3 km (0.6 - 1.8 miles). The maximum accumulated deformation reached...

September 15, 2021

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Alert level for Cumbre Vieja volcano raised to Yellow, La Palma, Canary Islands

A strong swarm of shallow earthquakes started under Cumbre Vieja volcano1, La Palma island, the Canary Islands on September 11, 2021, leading authorities to raise the Alert Level from Green to Yellow on September 13. There have been 10 swarms in this area of the...

September 14, 2021

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Strong earthquake swarm under Cumbre Vieja volcano, Canary Islands

A strong earthquake swarm started under Cumbre Vieja volcano, La Palma, Canary Islands at 03:18 UTC on September 11, 2021. From the beginning of the seismic series until 08:00 UTC on September 13, a total of 1 570 earthquakes have been detected, of which 354 were...

September 13, 2021