Volcanoes

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Heavy ashfall in Kozyrevsk after strong paroxysmal event at Klyuchevskoy volcano, Russia

A strong paroxysmal event took place at Klyuchevskoy volcano on January 18, 2021. Explosions sent ash up to 7.5 km (24 600 feet) a.s.l., with eruptive cloud drifting 500 km (310 miles) W of the volcano. According to Yury Demianchuk from Russia's volcanological...

January 22, 2021

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Earthquake swarm in the vicinity of El Chichon volcano, Mexico

Mexico's National Seismological Service (SSN) has registered a total of 22 earthquakes within 35 km (22 miles) of El Chichon (El Chichonal) volcano from December 24, 2020, to January 19, 2021. The last eruption of this volcano took place in 1982 (VEI 5). More...

January 22, 2021

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Slight rise in abnormal behavior at Mayon volcano, Philippines

Mayon volcano in Albay, Philippines exhibited a slight increase in abnormal behavior over the past 48 hours, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) Lignon Hill Observatory reported on Thursday, January 21, 2021. The volcano's...

January 21, 2021

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Increased activity at Raung volcano, Alert Level raised to 2 - Aviation Color Code to Orange, Indonesia

Indonesian Raung volcano started erupting at 22:18 UTC on January 20, 2020, prompting authorities to raise the Alert Level to 2 and the Aviation Color Code to Orange. At 00:30 UTC on January 21, ash was rising about 3.7 km (12 000 feet) above sea level and drifting...

January 21, 2021

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: January 13 - 19, 2021

New/activity unrest was reported for 7 volcanoes from January 13 to 19, 2021. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 15 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Kilauea, Hawaiian Islands (USA) | Langila, New Britain (Papua New Guinea) | Merapi, Central...

January 21, 2021

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New paroxysmal eruptive episode at Etna's Southeast Crater, Italy

After four weeks of moderate activity at its summit craters, Etna has unleashed a new paroxysmal eruptive episode from its Southeast Crater on the evening of January 18, 2021. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red at 20:21 UTC and lowered back to Orange at 05:46...

January 19, 2021

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Massive pyroclastic flow at Semeru volcano, Indonesia

A massive pyroclastic flow was generated at the Indonesian Semeru volcano at 10:24 UTC (17:24 WIB) on January 16, 2021. According to the Center for Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation (PVMBG), the flow slid approximately 4.5 km (2.8 miles) down the...

January 17, 2021

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Shikhzekhirli mud volcano erupts in Azerbaijan

Shikhzekhirli mud volcano in Azerbaijan's Gobustan erupted on January 15, 2021, covering 2.5 ha (6.2 acres) of land with solid waste. Shikhzekhirli is one of the most active mud volcanoes in the world. This is its 25th paroxysm since 1810. The volcano erupted in...

January 16, 2021

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Lava dome continues to grow at Soufriere volcano, St. Vincent and The Grenadines

The lava dome at Soufriere volcano continues to grow laterally towards the east and west. The volcano continues to exude magma on the surface and steam can still be observed from the Belmont Observatory. The alert level remains at Orange. The University of the West...

January 15, 2021

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: January 6 - 12, 2021

New activity/unrest was reported for 7 volcanoes from January 6 - 12, 2021. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 12 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Kilauea, Hawaiian Islands (USA) | Langila, New Britain (Papua New Guinea) | Merapi, Central Java...

January 13, 2021

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Soufriere volcano continues to exude magma, steam observed, St. Vincent and The Grenadines

The UWI-SRC Team conducted a successful helicopter reconnaissance of the La Soufriere Volcano on January 6, 2021. The volcano continues to exude magma and the Alert level remains at Orange since December 28, 2020. The volcano continues to exude magma on the surface,...

January 08, 2021

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: December 30, 2020 - January 5, 2021

New activity/unrest was reported for 4 volcanoes from December 30, 2020 to January 5, 2021. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 15 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Kilauea, Hawaiian Islands (USA) | Merapi, Central Java (Indonesia) | Soufriere...

January 07, 2021

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More than 500 evacuated after new eruption at Merapi volcano, Indonesia

More than 500 people living on the fertile slopes of Merapi volcano in Indonesia were forced to evacuate on January 7, 2021, after a brief eruption at 01:02 UTC produced a pyroclastic flow with ash rising up to 3 km (10 000 feet) above sea level. The pyroclastic...

January 07, 2021

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Eruption continues at Kilauea with lava erupting from vents on the NW side of the crater, Hawaii

Lava activity at Hawai'ian Kilauea volcano is confined to Halemaʻumaʻu with lava erupting from vents on the northwest side of the crater, the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) reported at 19:11 UTC on January 5, 2021. Early January 5 (UTC), the lava lake was...

January 06, 2021

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Eruptions at Mount Sinabung, Alert Level remains at 3 of 4, Indonesia

A series of eruptions took place at the Indonesian Sinabung volcano over the past couple of days, with ash rising up to 3.6 km (12 000 feet) a.s.l. Unfortunately, frequent meteorological clouds are preventing clear observations. Three eruptions, each lasting several...

January 05, 2021

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Abundant dark and dense ash emission at Etna volcano, Aviation Color Code raised to Red, Italy

Volcanic activity at Etna volcano in Italy gradually intensified at around 08:00 UTC on January 4, 2021, forcing authorities to raise the Aviation Color Code to Red. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red at 08:42 UTC and lowered back to Orange at 11:26 when...

January 04, 2021

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No evacuation orders issued for residents living near Soufriere volcano, St. Vincent and The Grenadines

On Sunday, January 3, 2021, the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) advised all citizens and residents of St. Vincent and The Grenadines that no evacuation order has been issued to any section of the population. False information about evacuation...

January 04, 2021