Volcanoes

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Intense eruptive activity continues at Stromboli volcano, Italy

Intense activity continues at Stromboli volcano with strong explosions in northern crater area, where at least 5 vents were active overnight July 13, and lava flows from the collapsed rims of the crater terrace. INGV is replacing equipment destroyed during July 3,...

July 13, 2019

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Increased seismicity, alerts raised for Shishaldin volcano, Alaska

The Alaska Volcano Observatory is raising the Aviation Color Code to YELLOW and the Alert Level to ADVISORY at Shishaldin Volcano, the observatory said 21:09 UTC on July 12, 2019. The last eruption of this volcano took place in 2015 (VEI 1). This change is based on...

July 12, 2019

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: July 3 - 9, 2019

New activity/unrest was reported for 4 volcanoes from July 3 to 9, 2019. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 14 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Manam, Papua New Guinea | Semisopochnoi, United States | Stromboli, Aeolian Islands (Italy) |...

July 11, 2019

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Seismic activity continues at Coso Volcanic Field in Inyo County, California

The seismic activity that started early July 6, 2019 at the southern margin of Coso Volcanic Field in Inyo County, California continues at a rate of about 600 M1.0 or greater earthquakes per day. The activity was triggered by a magnitude M5.4 earthquake at 04:19...

July 10, 2019

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Wandan mud volcano erupts in Pingtung County, Taiwan

Taiwan's Wandan mud volcano erupted again on July 8, 2019, ejecting mud more than 1.5 m (4.9 feet) above the ground. The eruption continued into July 9 with flames coming out of the ground. Its last eruption was on December 24, 2019. ​Wandan Township...

July 09, 2019

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: June 26 - July 2, 2019

New activity/unrest was reported for 5 volcanoes from June 26 - July 2, 2019. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 11 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Manam, Papua New Guinea | Mauna Loa, Hawaiian Islands (USA) | Raikoke, Kuril Islands (Russia) |...

July 05, 2019

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Increased seismicity, alerts raised at Semisopochnoi volcano, Aleutians

Due to an increase in seismicity above background levels over at least the last 8 hours AVO is raising the Aviation Color Code to YELLOW and Alert Level to ADVISORY at Semisopochnoi. No explosive activity has been detected on the Adak infrasound array and clouds...

July 05, 2019

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Strong puffs at Sabancaya volcano, volcanic ash to 9.1 km (30 000 feet) a.s.l., Peru

Strong puffs are taking place at Sabancaya volcano, Peru since 14:10 UTC on July 2, 2019, with ash emissions rising up to 9.1 km (30 000 feet) above sea level. The eruptions continued into July 3, with continuous emission detected in satellite imagery rising up to...

July 03, 2019

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Powerful explosions at Stromboli volcano, strongest since 2007, Italy

At least two powerful explosions took place at Stromboli volcano, Italy on July 3, 2019. The events were preceded by lava spills from all active mouths. One person has been killed. The activity at the volcano suddenly increased at 14:46:10 UTC with one of the...

July 03, 2019

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Mauna Loa volcano Alert Level and Aviation Color Code raised, Hawaii

Earthquake and ground deformation rates at Mauna Loa Volcano have exceeded long term background levels over the past several months, forcing the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory to raise the Alert Level to Advisory and the Aviation Color Code to Yellow. All communities...

July 02, 2019

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Yellowstone's Steamboat geyser continues smashing records, annual eruptions record expected to fall this summer

Yellowstone's Steamboat geyser continued smashing record in June 2019. At this rate, the annual record for eruptions will fall this summer. During the month, 7 water eruptions occurred, on June 1, 7, 12, 15, 19, 23, and 28, bringing the total number of eruptions...

July 02, 2019

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Increased explosive activity at Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico

Increased volcanic activity continues at Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano with 5 strong explosions and 169 exhalations of water vapor, gas and ash in 24 hours to 10:00 LT (15:00 UTC) on June 30, 2019. Two explosions on June 29, at 13:36 and 15:09 LT, were not...

July 01, 2019

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15 000 people evacuate after eruptions of Ulawun and Manam, Papua New Guinea

At least 15 000 people were forced to evacuate after two volcanoes - Ulawun on June 26 and Manam on June 28, 2019 - erupted in Papua New Guinea. While there are no reports of casualties, the eruptions disrupted domestic flghts, destroyed homes, plantations and...

July 01, 2019

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High-level eruption at Manam volcano, ash to 15.2 km (50 000 feet) a.s.l., Papua New Guinea

A high-level eruption took place at Manam volcano, Papua New Guinea on June 27, 2019, after a period of increased seismic activity. The Aviation Color Code is Red. According to locals, the eruption started with a 'thundering noise' around 15:00 UTC (01:00...

June 28, 2019

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Large landslide on the flanks of Iliamna volcano, Alaska

A very large landslide took place on the flanks of Iliamna volcano, Alaska at about 00:05 UTC on June 21, 2019. The slide is about 6 km (3.7 miles) in length and appears to be originating near the summit. The debris field is approximately 3.2+ km (2+ miles) wide....

June 27, 2019

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: June 19 - 25, 2019

New activity/unrest was reported for 4 volcanoes from June 19 to 25, 2019. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 13 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Colima, Mexico | Raikoke, Kuril Islands (Russia) | Ubinas, Peru | Ulawun, New Britain (Papua New...

June 27, 2019

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Mud flying everywhere - Geothermal mudpool opens in Rotorua backyard, New Zealand

A geothermal mudpool opened up behind a privately owned house in Rotorua, New Zealand at around 02:00 local time on June 25, 2019. The last geothermal activity in this area, with steam bursting from the bank, was reported in 2017. "There was mud flying...

June 26, 2019