Volcanoes

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Fernandina volcano erupts, lava flow reaching the ocean, Galapagos

A new eruption started at Fernandina volcano (Cerro la Cumbre) in Ecuador around 15:00 UTC on June 16, 2018, IGEPN reports. This large shield volcano is a part of Galapagos volcanic archipelago. Its last eruption occurred in September 2017. The eruption is taking...

June 16, 2018

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Strong eruption at Sakurajima volcano, pyroclastic flow, ashfall reported in Kagoshima, Japan

A strong eruption took place from Sakurajima's Minamidake crater volcano at 22:20 UTC on June 15, 2018 (07:20 JST, June 16). The eruption sent ash up to 4.7 km (15 400 feet) above the crater (5.8 km (19 000 feet) above sea level) and produced several pyroclastic...

June 16, 2018

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Earthquake swarm detected under Bardarbunga volcano, Iceland

A swarm of earthquakes has been detected in the northern part of the Bardarbunga volcano caldera, Iceland on June 14, 2015. The sequence includes M4.9, the strongest quake detected since the end of Bardarbunga's last eruption in 2015. The swarm started with a...

June 14, 2018

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High levels of seismicity, strong deformation at Sierra Negra volcano, Ecuador

The number and magnitudes of earthquakes under Sierra Negra volcano in Galapagos, Ecuador are steadily growing since mid-2016. A significant uptick occurred on May 25, 2018, with 104 earthquakes within 24 hours. This, along with 'very important...

June 14, 2018

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: June 6 - 12, 2018

New activity/unrest was reported for 8 volcanoes between June 6 and 12, 2018. During the same period. ongoing activity was reported for 15 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Fuego, Guatemala | Great Sitkin, Andreanof Islands (USA) | Ibu, Halmahera (Indonesia) |...

June 13, 2018

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Earthquake swarm detected under Galeras volcano, Colombia

Colombian authorities are reporting significantly increased seismic activity under Galeras volcano, one of Colombia's most frequently active volcanos. Increased seismicity was first recorded on May 29 and June 2, 2018. The last eruption of this volcano took...

June 13, 2018

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Elevated earthquake activity, possible steam explosion at Great Sitkin volcano, Alaska

Seismicity at Alaska's Great Sitkin volcano has been at elevated levels over the past couple of days, followed by a signal that may represent a short-lived steam explosion on June 11. The last known eruption of this stratovolcano took place in 1974. Seismicity...

June 10, 2018

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Kilauea destroys 600 homes, marking its most destructive eruption in modern times

The number of homes destroyed by lava has reached 600 since Kilauea started erupting on May 3, 2018, marking its most destructive eruption in modern times and the most destructive in the United States since the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens. The number...

June 08, 2018

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Earthquake swarm detected under dormant Parinacota volcano, Chile-Bolivia

A seismic swarm has been detected under Parinacota stratovolcano along the Chile-Bolivia border on June 6, 2018, Sernageomin reports. There are no known historical eruptions of this volcano. However, Helium surface-exposure dates have been obtained for eruptions...

June 07, 2018

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: May 30 - June 5, 2018

New activity/unrest was reported for 4 volcanoes between May 30 and June 5, 2018. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 9 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Fuego, Guatemala | Kerinci, Indonesia | Kilauea, Hawaiian Islands (USA) | Merapi, Central...

June 06, 2018

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Temperature at Mt Ruapehu Crater Lake is rising along with an increase in volcanic tremor, New Zealand

The temperature at Te Wai ā-moe (Crater Lake) at New Zealand's Mount Ruapehu is rising along with an increase in volcanic tremor, GNS Science reported June 6, 2018. While this is consistent with minor volcanic unrest behavior, it is a useful reminder that...

June 06, 2018

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New pyroclastic flow at Fuego, death toll jumps to 109, nearly 200 missing, Guatemala

A new pyroclastic flow descended down the southeastern flank of Guatemala's Fuego volcano on June 5, 2018. Ash plume rose to approximately 6 km (20 000 feet) above sea level. The death toll from Fuego's eruption on June 3 reached 75 late June 5, with 192...

June 06, 2018

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Hundreds more homes destroyed as lava covers most of Kapoho, Hawaii

Nearly 200 homes were destroyed by lava over the past 48 hours, bringing the total number to nearly 300 since Kilauea begun erupting on May 3, 2018. "It is safe to say that hundreds of homes were lost," Janet Snyder, a spokeswoman for Hawaii County said...

June 06, 2018

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Vigorous eruption of lava continues from the Kilauea's LERZ fissure system, Hawaii

A vigorous eruption of lava continues from Kilauea's lower East Rift Zone (LERZ) fissure system in the area of Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens. Local videographers reported that lava entered the ocean at Kapoho Bay at about 08:30 UTC on June 4, 2018. A...

June 04, 2018

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Most violent eruption of Fuego volcano in 40 years, massive pyroclastic flows leave hundreds dead

A major eruption started at Guatemalan Fuego volcano around 16:00 UTC (10:00 local time) on June 3, 2018. The eruption ejected volcanic ash up to 10 km (32 800 feet) above sea level and produced massive lava and pyroclastic flows in its most violent eruption in more...

June 04, 2018

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Eruption at Mount Merapi ejects ash up to 11.6 km (38 000 feet) a.s.l., Aviation Color Code Red, Indonesia

Indonesia's Mount Merapi erupted at 01:20 UTC (08:20 local time) on June 1, 2018, ejecting ash up to 11.6 km (38 000 feet) above sea level. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red. Volcano's alert status remains unchanged at Level 2 as well as 3 km (1.8...

June 01, 2018

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: May 23 - 29, 2018

New activity/unrest was reported for 4 volcanoes between May 23 and 29, 2018. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 11 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Kilauea, Hawaiian Islands (USA) | Klyuchevskoy, Central Kamchatka (Russia) | Merapi, Central...

May 30, 2018