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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: November 13 - 19, 2019

New activity/unrest was reported for 5 volcanoes from November 13 to 19, 2019. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 13 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Cleveland, Chuginadak Island (USA) | Kirishimayama, Kyushu (Japan) | Lateiki, Tonga Islands |...

November 20, 2019

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

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) raised the Volcanic Alert Level for Kirishimayama (Shinmoedake) volcano, Kyushu, Japan to Level 2 at 05:10 JST on November 18, 2019 (20:10 UTC, November 17). JMA is urging residents and tourists to refrain from approaching the...

November 18, 2019

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Further increase in activity at White Island, Volcanic Alert Level raised to 2, Aviation Color Code to Yellow, New Zealand

Volcanic unrest continues at Whakaari/White Island and some monitored parameters show further increases in activity. Hazards on the island are now greater than during the past few weeks, forcing authorities to raise the Volcanic Alert Level to 2 and Aviation Color...

November 18, 2019

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Earthquake swarm starts at Reykjanes volcanic system, Askja swarm still in progress, Iceland

An earthquake swarm started on Reykjanes ridge, 45 km (28 miles) SW of Reykjanes, Iceland, around 12:00 UTC on November 16, 2019. As of early November 17, the swarm seems to be decreasing. The last confirmed eruption at this system took place in 1926 (VEI 0) NE of...

November 17, 2019

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: November 6 - 12, 2019

New activity/unrest was reported for 5 volcanoes from November 6 - 12, 2019. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 10 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Cleveland, Chuginadak Island (USA) | Klyuchevskoy, Central Kamchatka (Russia) | Manam, Papua New...

November 14, 2019

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Significant increase of activity at Shishaldin volcano, fire-fountaining observed, Alaska

Activity at Shishaldin has increased significantly over the past day with fire-fountaining observed in web camera views throughout the evening and night, the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) reported at 22:20 UTC on November 11, 2019. Strongly elevated surface...

November 12, 2019

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Satellite imagery: Metis Shoal (Lateiki) eruption creates new island, Tonga

A new underwater eruption at Tongan Metis Shoal volcano, also known as Lateiki, the source of a massive amount of pumice detected in August 2019, resulted in the creation of a new island by the end of October. This volcano is known for the creation of new islands....

November 11, 2019

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Earthquake swarm under Askja volcano, Iceland

Hundreds of earthquakes have been registered near the Askja caldera, in an area approximately 10 km (6 miles) east-northeast from the rim, at the depths around 5 km (3 miles) over the past couple of days. The last eruption of this volcano took place in 1961 (VEI 2)....

November 11, 2019

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Strong explosion at Popocatepetl volcano, continuous VA emission, Mexico

Continuous emission of volcanic ash began at Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano at 15:00 UTC on November 9, 2019. At 15:46 UTC, ash was rising up to 7.3 km (24 000 feet) above sea level. According to data provided by the Washington VAAC, the ash cloud is moving NW at...

November 09, 2019

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Lava effusion detected at Cleveland volcano, Aviation Color Code raised to Orange, Alaska

Satellite data from the past day suggest that slow effusion of lava may have begun in the summit crater. Thus, the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) is increasing the Aviation Color Code to ORANGE and the Volcano Alert Level to WATCH on November 8, 2019. Highly...

November 08, 2019

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Strongest eruption at Sakurajima since 2016, ash to 6.7 km (22 000 feet) a.s.l., Japan

The activity at the Sakurajima volcano has been increasing during the past few weeks, particularly since the end of October 2019. A strong eruption on November 8 generated an ash plume up to 6.7 km (22 000 feet). This is the largest eruption at the volcano since...

November 08, 2019

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: October 30 - November 5, 2019

New activity/unrest was reported for 4 volcanoes from October 30 to November 5, 2019. Ongoing activity was reported for 13 volcanoes during the same period. New activity/unrest: Kikai, Japan | Klyuchevskoy, Central Kamchatka (Russia) | Metis Shoal, Tonga Islands |...

November 07, 2019

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New eruptive phase at Barren Island volcano in the Andaman Sea, India

Barren Island has entered a new eruptive phase since October 23, 2019, after a relatively calm period during the summer months with little or no activity. Satellite imagery showed intermittent but frequent thermal signals and small ash plumes, indicating that mild...

November 06, 2019

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Eruption at Shishaldin continues, lava flowing beyond the summit crater, Alaska

Low-level eruptive activity continues at Shishaldin Volcano. Two stalled lava flows extend beyond the summit crater up to 1.8 km (1.1 miles) down the northwest flank, and satellite data show trace ash deposits on the north flank and a lahar extending at least 4 km...

November 03, 2019

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

A relatively strong explosive eruption took place at Sheveluch volcano, Kamchatka, Russia at 05:00 UTC on November 3, 2019. Based on the ground report, the volcanic ash cloud reached 10 km (33 000 feet) above sea level, drifting NW. The Aviation Color Code was...

November 03, 2019

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Eruption at Satsuma-Iojima volcano, Kikai caldera, Japan

Satsuma-Iojima volcano (also known as Tokara-Iojima), Kyushu, Japan erupted at 08:35 UTC (17:35 JST) on November 2, 2019. This is the first eruption at this volcano since 2013. The volcano is a part of Kikai caldera, the source of one of the world's largest...

November 02, 2019

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Increased activity at White Island volcano, New Zealand

Volcanic unrest continues at Whakaari/White Island and some monitored parameters show an increase in activity, with a level of uncertainty about what this means, GeoNet Duty Volcanologist Yannik Behr reported October 30, 2019. Hazards on the island remain unchanged...

October 31, 2019