Volcanoes

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Mount Sinabung erupts after more than a year of inactivity, Indonesia

Indonesian Sinabung volcano started erupting at 18:58 UTC on August 7, 2020, for the first time since June 2019. Authorities are during residents and tourists to stay outside a 3 km (1.8 miles) radius from the crater. The Alert Level remains at III (Siaga/Alert)....

August 08, 2020

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Continuous explosive activity, strong sulfur dioxide emission over Suwanosejima volcano, Japan

Continuous explosive activity was reported at Japan's Suwanosejima volcano over the past several days, with another eruption recorded on Thursday, August 6, 2020, in which the ash plume reached up to 2.3 km (7 000 feet) a.s.l. The Alert Level remains at 2 (on a...

August 07, 2020

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: July 29 - August 4, 2020

New activity/unrest was reported for 5 volcanoes from July 29 to August 4, 2020. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 12 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Langila, New Britain (Papua New Guinea) | Manam, Papua New Guinea | Nishinoshima, Japan |...

August 06, 2020

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Series of explosions recorded at Telica volcano, Nicaragua

Series of explosions were recorded at Nicaraguan Telica volcano over the past couple of days, with at least 73 since mid-July. The last explosion occurred on August 3, with minor ash spewed to 250 m (820 feet) above the summit. According to the Nicaraguan...

August 06, 2020

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Series of powerful eruptions at Nishinoshima volcano, Japan

Series of powerful eruptions were recorded at Nishinoshima volcano over the past couple of days. On August 3, 2020, the Tokyo VAAC warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to 4 900 m (16 00 feet) altitude. Volcanic activity surged in June 2020, with recurring...

August 04, 2020

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Langila spews ash to 2.4 km (8 000 feet) in its first explosive eruption since 2018, Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea's Langila volcano emitted ash that rose to an altitude of about 2 400 m (8 000 feet) on August 2 and 3, 2020. The last explosive eruption at this volcano took place in 2018. According to the Darwin VAAC, the plume of ash rose to 2 400 m (8 000...

August 03, 2020

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: July 22 - 28, 2020

New activity/unrest was reported for 3 volcanoes from July 22 to 28, 2020. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 9 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Copahue, Central Chile-Argentina border | Nishinoshima, Japan | Turrialba, Costa Rica. Ongoing...

July 30, 2020

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Deep recurring earthquakes detected beneath dormant Mauna Kea volcano, Hawaii

USGS seismologists have detected deep long-period earthquakes beneath the dormant Mauna Kea volcano in Hawaii at depths of about 20 to 25 km (12 to 15 miles) occurring with surprising regularity every 7 to 12 minutes. While low-frequency earthquakes are not unusual,...

July 26, 2020

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Large-scale volcano-tectonic reactivation event in the Reykjanes peninsula, satellites map surface deformation, Iceland

Intense earthquake swarm that started in Fagradalsfjall, Iceland's Reykjavik peninsula on July 18, 2020, is slowly decreasing over time, the Icelandic Met Office (IMO) reports. The current earthquake activity is interpreted to be part of a larger scale...

July 24, 2020

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Powerful explosion at Popocatepetl, heavy ash to 7.3 km (24 000 feet) a.s.l., Mexico

A powerful volcanic eruption took place at Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano at around 14:58 UTC (09:58 LT) on July 22, 2020. According to the Washington VAAC, a heavy volcanic ash plume reached approximately 7 300 m (24 000 feet) above sea level. In a 24-hour...

July 23, 2020

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: July 15 - 21, 2020

New activity/unrest was reported for 6 volcanoes from July 15 to 21, 2020. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 12 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Makushin, Fox Islands (USA) | Nishinoshima, Japan | Pacaya, Guatemala | Raung, Eastern Java...

July 23, 2020

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Strong strombolian activity at Pacaya, new lava flows and blue fumaroles observed, Guatemala

Strong strombolian activity continues at the Pacaya's Mackenney crater in Guatemala, the National Institute of Seismology, Volcanology, Meteorology, and Hydrology (INSIVUMEH) reports. The volcano is producing lava flows after several quiet days and ejecting...

July 21, 2020

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Major explosion at Stromboli volcano, Italy

A sudden, major explosion took place at Stromboli volcano, Italy at 03:00 UTC (05:00 LT) on July 19, 2020. The explosion was about 10 times stronger than the average explosion at the volcano. The products of the explosion were distributed over the entire crater...

July 19, 2020

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New eruption at Raung volcano, first since 2015, Indonesia

A new eruption occurred at the Indonesian Raung volcano at 06:53 UTC (13:53 local time) on July 16, 2020. This is the first reported eruption of this volcano since its last eruptive phase ended in August 2015. According to Raung Volcano Observatory VONA issued 07:45...

July 16, 2020

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: July 8 - 14, 2020

New activity/unrest was reported for 2 volcanoes from July 8 to 14, 2020. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 17 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Nishinoshima, Japan | Turrialba, Costa Rica. Ongoing activity: Aira, Kyushu (Japan) | Dukono,...

July 16, 2020

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High-level volcanic activity continues at Nishinoshima, Japan

High-level volcanic activity continues at Nishinoshima, the Japan Meteorological Agency's reported on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. A powerful eruption took place on July 11, with incandescent material thrown high above the crater, large lava flows, and an ash plume...

July 15, 2020

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Strombolian activity at Pacaya, ash and lava flow observed, Guatemala

Strombolian activity continues at Guatemala's Pacaya volcano, with volcanic material spewed up to 100 m (328 feet) high, according to the National Institute of Seismology, Volcanology, Meteorology, and Hydrology (INSIVUMEH) on Monday, July 13, 2020. Lava flows...

July 13, 2020