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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: February 19 - 25, 2020

New activity/unrest was reported for 4 volcanoes from February 19 to 25, 2020. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 16 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Huaynaputina, Peru | Reykjanes, Iceland | San Miguel, El Salvador | Semisopochnoi, United...

February 26, 2020

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Increased earthquake activity at Great Sitkin volcano, alerts raised, Alaska

Earthquake activity at Great Sitkin volcano has increased over the past month and is now above background levels, forcing the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) to raise the Aviation Color Code to Yellow and the Alert Level to Advisory at 20:58 UTC on February 26,...

February 26, 2020

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Large explosion at Popocatepetl volcano, ash to 7.9 km (26 000 feet) a.s.l., Mexico

A large explosion took place at Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano at around 06:20 UTC on February 25, 2020. According to the Washington VAAC, volcanic ash is rising up to 7.9 km (26 000 feet) above sea level. At 11:13 UTC, the volcanic ash cloud was 130 km (80...

February 25, 2020

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Short-lived earthquake swarm beneath Ruapehu volcano, New Zealand

A short-lived episode of volcanic earthquakes occurred beneath Mt. Ruapehu on February 22 and 23, 2020. The sequence now appears to be over​. The Volcanic Alert Level, therefore, remains at Level 1. The last known eruption of this volcano took place in 2007 (VEI...

February 24, 2020

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: February 12 - 18, 2020

New activity/unrest was reported for 4 volcanoes from February 12 to 18, 2020. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 14 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Kuchinoerabujima, Ryukyu Islands (Japan) | Piton de la Fournaise, Reunion Island (France) |...

February 21, 2020

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IMO: Deadly gases measured, stay away from caves in Eldvörp area on the Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland

The Icelandic Met Office (IMO) is warning residents and tourists to temporarily stop exploring caves in the Eldvörp area on the Reykjanes Peninsula due to deadly gasses measured in a cave close to a parking lot. In their warning issued at 10:59 UTC on February...

February 21, 2020

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Bright fireball over Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico

A bright fireball was recorded streaking through the night sky over Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico at 02:18 UTC on February 19, 2020 (20:18 LT on February 18). The event was recorded by several webcams. At this time, there are no eyewitness reports submitted to the...

February 19, 2020

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Satellites detect very rapid deformation of Tungurahua's west flank, possibly leading to a colossal landslide, Ecuador

Ecuadorian Tungurahua volcano, one of South America's most prominent volcanoes, is showing early warning signs of potential flank collapse, a new research paper published in Science Direct suggests. A previous eruption of Tungurahua, around 3 000 years ago,...

February 19, 2020

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Series of small explosions and tremor bursts at Semisopochnoi volcano, alerts raised

A series of small explosions and tremor bursts have been detected in seismic data at Semisopochnoi over the past 7 hours and are continuing, representing a significant uptick in activity, the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) reported at 09:19 UTC on February 15,...

February 15, 2020

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: February 5 - 11, 2020

New activity/unrest was reported for 5 volcanoes from February 5 to 11, 2020. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 10 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Kuchinoerabujima, Ryukyu Islands (Japan) | Piton de la Fournaise, Reunion Island (France) |...

February 13, 2020

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Thermal signature at Ol Doinyo Lengai suggests eruption of natrocarbonatite lava, Tanzania

Satellite imagery taken by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellite on February 3, 2020, showed a moderate thermal signature at Tanzania's Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano, indicating that natrocarbonatite lava erupted a few days ago. This is the only volcano in the world...

February 13, 2020

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Lahars reported at Ubinas and Huaynaputina volcanoes, Peru

Lahars were recorded at Peru's Ubinas and Huaynaputina volcanoes on February 11, 2020. Geophysical Institute of Peru (IGP) is urging residents and tourists to stay away. IGP said the seismic station at Ubinas recorded internal tremors associated with the lahar...

February 12, 2020

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Decreased earthquake activity near Grindavik, magmatic intrusion just west of Mt. Thorbjorn, Iceland

Earthquake activity near Mt. Thorbjorn, Grindavik has decreased over the past 6 days, but small earthquakes are still being detected. Indications are that the crustal deformation pattern has changed, however, the uplift has slowed down. In total, the uplift is about...

February 11, 2020

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Authorities plan emergency and safety measures as seismic activity continues at new underwater volcano near Mayotte

Mahoran authorities have started planning emergency and safety measures in case of dangerous seismic or volcanic activity near Mayotte due to a newly-discovered underwater volcano, which has been showing continuous activity since 2018. The seismic swarm found about...

February 11, 2020

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New eruption at Piton de la Fournaise volcano, Reunion

A new eruption has started at Reunion's Piton de la Fournaise volcano at 06:40 UTC on February 10, 2020. The last eruption of this volcano took place in October 2019. First signs of awakening were detected at 06:27 UTC today with the start of the strong seismic...

February 10, 2020

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: January 29 - February 4, 2020

New activity/unrest was reported for 3 volcanoes from January 29 to February 4, 2020. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 17 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Kuchinoerabujima, Ryukyu Islands (Japan) | Rincon de la Vieja, Costa Rica | Taal, Luzon...

February 05, 2020

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Earthquake swarm at Michoacan-Guanajuato volcanic field, Mexico

An earthquake swarm is in progress at the Michoacan-Guanajuato volcanic field, Mexico. At this time, it's unclear whether the quakes are volcanic or tectonic in origin. The zone contains over 1 400 vents and covers an area of approximately 200 x 250 km (125 x...

February 05, 2020