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Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano showing signs it may erupt, Tanzania

The Ol Doinyo Lengai, called the Mountain of God by the Maasai people is showing signs it may erupt. This is the only volcano in the world that sometimes erupts natrocarbonatite lava, a highly fluid lava that contains almost no silicon. According to Al Jazeera's...

December 10, 2018

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Strong explosions at Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico

Two strong explosions took place at Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano over the past 24 hours. Authorities urge residents and tourists not to approach the volcano, especially the crater. The explosions were registered at 22:44 LT, December 7 (04:44 UTC, December 8)...

December 08, 2018

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High-impact eruption at Manam volcano, heavy ashfall blocking sunlight, P.N.G.

A powerful eruption started at Manam volcano, Papua New Guinea around 03:00 UTC on December 8, 2018. Heavy ashfall is falling on the island, blocking out sunlight. Volcanic ash rose up to 13.7 km (45 000 feet) above sea level, according to the Darwin VAAC, forcing...

December 08, 2018

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: November 28 - December 4, 2018

New activity/unrest was reported for 3 volcanoes between November 28 and December 4, 2018. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 17 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Akan, Hokkaido (Japan) | Mayon, Luzon (Philippines) | Veniaminof, United States....

December 05, 2018

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Strombolian activity and lava flow observed at Mount Etna, Italy

A mild strombolian activity accompanied by a lava flow is taking place at Mount Etna, Italy since November 28, 2018. The explosions are happening at the New Southeast Crater and are still very small. According to INGV's Boris Behncke, Etna's current activity...

November 30, 2018

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Seismic waves near Mayotte characteristic of volcanic phenomena

International seismic networks detected an atypical very low frequency signal originating near the island of Mayotte just before 09:30 UTC on November 11, 2018. Signals of this type are characteristic of volcanic phenomena. A rare earthquake swarm started near the...

November 29, 2018

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: November 21 - 27, 2018

New activity/unrest was observed at 5 volcanoes between November 21 and 27, 2018. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 15 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Fuego, Guatemala | Karangetang, Siau Island (Indonesia) | Mayon, Luzon (Philippines) |...

November 29, 2018

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Phreatic eruptions at Mayon volcano, Alert Level remains at 2, Philippines

Two phreatic eruption events were observed at Mayon volcano, Philippines late November 25 into 26, 2018. Alert Level remains at 2. The public is reminded that sudden explosions, lava collapses, pyroclastic density currents or PDCs and ashfall can still occur and...

November 26, 2018

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Akan volcano alert level raised, Hokkaido, Japan

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) has issued a Near-crater Warning for Akan volcano (Meakandake) at 03:30 UTC on November 23, 2018. The decision was made due to increased seismic activity at the volcano. A similar event occurred in 2015 when the increased...

November 23, 2018

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: November 14 - 20, 2018

New activity/unrest was reported for 3 volcanoes between November 14 and 20, 2018. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 13 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Fuego, Guatemala | Mayon, Luzon (Philippines) | Suwanosejima, Ryukyu Islands (Japan)....

November 22, 2018

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Significant increase in ash emissions at Veniaminof, Aviation Color Code Red, Alaska

Ash emissions at Veniaminof volcano increased significantly on November 21, 2018, forcing Alaska Volcano Observatory to raise the Aviation Color Code to Red and Volcano Alert Level to Warning. Veniaminof is generating a plume of ash up to 4.6 km (15 000 feet) above...

November 22, 2018

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Popocatépetl erupting hot rocks, Alert Level remains at Yellow, Mexico

Popocatepetl volcano in Mexico is showing signs of increased activity since November 19, 2018. The Alert Level remains at Yellow, Phase Two (middle level on a three-color scale). Residents and tourists are advised not to go near the volcano, especially near the...

November 21, 2018

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Increased activity at Fuego volcano prompts new evacuations, Guatemala

Guatemalan Fuego volcano entered its 5th eruptive phase of the year on November 18, forcing authorities to issue new evacuation advisories for people living around the volcano. At least 2 000 residents living in 10 communities near Fuego volcano were asked to...

November 19, 2018

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Fiery spectacle, large volcanic ash column after Mount Sakurajima eruption, Japan

After several weeks of low to no activity, Sakurajima returned to its normal eruptive behavior with a strong explosion on November 13, 2018. The volcano erupted in a fiery spectacle, belching out a massive column of volcanic ash 4 km (13 120 feet) above sea level,...

November 16, 2018

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: November 7 - 13, 2018

New activity/unrest was reported for 2 volcanoes between November 7 and 13, 2018. Ongoing activity was reported for 13 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Mayon, Luzon (Philippines) | Suwanosejima, Ryukyu Islands (Japan). Ongoing activity: Aira, Kyushu (Japan) | Dukono,...

November 15, 2018

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Deformation signals at Kilauea consistent with refilling of the middle East Rift Zone, Hawaii

While Kīlauea Volcano in Hawaii is not erupting at the moment and rates of seismicity, deformation, and gas release have not changed significantly over the past week, deformation signals are consistent with refilling of the middle East Rift Zone (ERZ) and hazards...

November 09, 2018

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: October 31 - November 6, 2018

New activity/unrest was reported for 2 volcanoes between October 31 and November 6, 2018. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 17 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Kuchinoerabujima, Ryukyu Islands (Japan) | Sarychev Peak, Matua Island (Russia)....

November 08, 2018