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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: May 20 - 26, 2020

New activity/unrest was reported for 1 volcano from May 20 - 26, 2020. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 13 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Karymsky, Eastern Kamchatka (Russia). Ongoing activity: Aira, Kyushu (Japan), Dukono, Halmahera...

May 27, 2020

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Explosive activity at Etna volcano, Aviation Color Code briefly raised to Red, Italy

Strombolian activity increased at Etna's New Southeast Crater at 02:12 UTC on May 22, 2020, forcing authorities to raise the Aviation Color Code to Red. The explosive activity produced volcanic ash up to 4.5 km (14 800 feet) above sea level, blown by the winds...

May 23, 2020

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: May 13 - 19, 2020

Ongoing activity was reported for 13 volcanoes from May 13 to 19, 2020. Ongoing activity: Aira, Kyushu (Japan) | Asosan, Kyushu (Japan) | Dukono, Halmahera (Indonesia) | Ebeko, Paramushir Island (Russia) | Ibu, Halmahera (Indonesia) | Karymsky, Eastern Kamchatka...

May 20, 2020

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Increased Strombolian activity, high values of volcanic tremor at Etna volcano, Italy

Strombolian activity started increasing at the Etna's New Southeast Crater at 08:45 UTC on May 19, 2020. The activity was accompanied by a modest emission of volcanic ash, which was blown to the northeast. From the seismic point of view, the volcanic tremor...

May 19, 2020

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High-impact eruption to 14 km (46 000 feet) a.s.l. at Semeru volcano, Indonesia

A high-impact eruption took place at Semeru volcano, Indonesia at around 12:25 UTC on May 16, 2020. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red. The eruption comes just three hours after a short-lived, high-level eruption at Ibu volcano, Halmahera. The Aviation Color...

May 16, 2020

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Short-lived, high-level eruption at Ibu volcano, ash to 13.7 km (45 000 feet) a.s.l., Indonesia

A short-lived, high-level eruption took place at Indonesian Ibu volcano, Halmahera at 09:20 UTC on May 16, 2020. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red. According to the Darwin VAAC, the eruption to 13.7 km (45 000 feet) above sea level moving S was short-lived...

May 16, 2020

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Research reveals Pūhāhonu as the Earth's biggest and hottest shield volcano

New research reveals that Hawaii's Pūhāhonu volcano is the largest and hottest shield volcano on Earth, although it is barely visible as only a portion of its tip is exposed above the seafloor. Pūhāhonu, a Hawaiian word which means "turtle surfacing for...

May 15, 2020

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: May 6 - 12, 2020

Ongoing activity was reported for 15 volcanoes from May 6 to 12, 2020. Ongoing activity: Aira, Kyushu (Japan) | Asosan, Kyushu (Japan) | Cleveland, Chuginadak Island (USA) | Dukono, Halmahera (Indonesia) | Ebeko, Paramushir Island (Russia) | Etna, Sicily (Italy) |...

May 13, 2020

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Earthquake swarm under Lōʻihi volcano, Hawaii

The USGS Hawaii Volcano Observatory (HVO) reported increased seismic activity at the submarine Lōʻihi volcano in Hawaii from May 11 to 12, 2020. More than 100 earthquakes were detected, but USGS noted that there is no indication that a submarine eruption has...

May 13, 2020

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Strong eruptions at Sakurajima volcano, Japan

Strong eruptions continue at Minamidake crater of Sakurajima volcano in Japan since April 27, 2020. A Level 3 near-crater warning is in effect in the area since 2016. A strong explosion at 13:46 UTC (22:52 LT) on April 27 generated an ash plume that rose over 3 km...

May 11, 2020

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Seismic activity still ongoing on Reykjanes peninsula but number of earthquakes has decreased significantly

Seismic activity is still ongoing on the Reykjanes peninsula, Iceland but the number of earthquakes has decreased significantly in recent weeks, IMO reported at 07:41 UTC on May 11, 2020. The current observations and the course of events over the last several months...

May 11, 2020

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: April 29 - May 5, 2020

New activity/unrest was reported for 3 volcanoes from April 29 to May 5, 2020. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 12 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Bagana, Bougainville (Papua New Guinea) | Kavachi, Solomon Islands | Kikai, Japan. Ongoing...

May 07, 2020

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

New activity/unrest was reported for 2 volcanoes from April 22 to 28, 2020. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 14 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Karymsky, Eastern Kamchatka (Russia) | Krakatau, Indonesia. Ongoing activity: Aira, Kyushu...

April 30, 2020

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Ebeko volcano covers Severo-Kurilsk in ash, Russia

A relatively large explosion occurred at the Ebeko volcano in Paramushir Island, Russia, at 21:21 UTC on April 28, 2020 (06:21 LT on April 29). The Aviation Color Code remains Orange. According to the Tokyo Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC), ash plume reached up...

April 29, 2020

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Earthquake swarm in Campi Flegrei area, Italy

A seismic swarm took place in the Campi Flegrei area near the Pisciarelli fumarole at the Solfatara crater in Italy, on Sunday night, April 26, 2020. It consisted of 34 tremors with magnitudes up to 3.1 and depths between 1 and 2 km (0.6 and 1.2 miles). The...

April 27, 2020

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Lava flow, phreatic bursts and collapse of loose slag material at Klyuchevskoy volcano, Russia

A moderate explosive-effusive eruption continues at Russian Klyuchevskoy volcano with Strombolian and sometimes Vulcanian activity observed. The Aviation Color Code remains Orange. The lava flow first observed on April 18 continues to move on the southeastern flank...

April 27, 2020

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

New activity/unrest was reported for 4 volcanoes from April 15 to 21, 2020. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 15 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Karymsky, Eastern Kamchatka (Russia) | Krakatau, Indonesia | Lokon-Empung, Sulawesi (Indonesia) |...

April 22, 2020