Volcanoes

Increased activity at Colima volcano, exclusion zone expanded, Mexico

A new phase of increased activity has started at Mexico's Colima volcano on September 26, 2016. The volcano is producing lava flows, frequent strong explosions and near-constant ash emission. On September 30, authorities expanded the exclusion zone in the state...

September 30, 2016

Intense seismic swarm at Katla volcano, aviation color code raised, Iceland

The Icelandic Met Office (IMO) has raised the aviation alert status at Katla volcano from green to yellow after a swarm of earthquakes started on September 29, 2016, and intensified today. An intense seismic pulse started today at 12:02 UTC with several earthquakes...

September 30, 2016

Popocatépetl spews volcanic ash up to 7.3 km (24 000 feet) a.s.l., Mexico

Volcanic ash produced by the eruption of Mexico's Popocatépetl volcano has reached 7.3 km (24 000 feet) above sea level at 14:37 UTC on September 29, 2016. According to the Washington VAAC, ash cloud is moving to the west and northwest of the summit. At...

September 29, 2016

Active volcanoes in the world: September 21 - 27, 2016

New activity/unrest was reported for 5 volcanoes between September 21 and 27, 2016. During the same period, ongoing activity was observed at 10 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Klyuchevskoy, Central Kamchatka (Russia) | Rinjani, Lombok Island (Indonesia) | Tengger...

September 29, 2016

Large eruption of Mount Barujari, more than 1 100 evacuated, Indonesia

Mount Barujari on the Indonesian island of Lombok erupted at 07:45 UTC on September 27, 2016, spewing ash 2 000 m (6 560 feet) above the crater, 5 726 m (18 790 feet) above sea level. More than 1 100 people have been evacuated. As of early September 28, authorities...

September 28, 2016

Volcanic alert level at Mount Bromo raised to 3, Indonesia

The PVMBG has raised the volcanic alert level of Mount Bromo from Level II (Alert) to Level III (Standby) at 11:00 UTC on September 26, 2016, and established a danger zone 2.5 km (1.5 miles) around the active crater. Indonesia's National Disaster Mitigation...

September 27, 2016

Active volcanoes in the world: September 14 - 20, 2016

New activity/unrest was reported for 5 volcanoes between September 14 and 20, 2016. During the same period, ongoing activity was observed at 9 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Bulusan, Luzon (Philippines) | Klyuchevskoy, Central Kamchatka (Russia) | Piton de la...

September 22, 2016

Active volcanoes in the world: September 7 - 13, 2016

New activity/unrest was observed at 5 volcanoes between September 7 and 13, 2016. During the same period, ongoing activity was observed at 14 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Klyuchevskoy, Central Kamchatka (Russia) | Mayon, Luzon (Philippines) | Piton de la...

September 15, 2016

Popocatépetl spews volcanic ash to 7.3 km (24 000 feet) a.s.l., Mexico

Volcanic ash produced by the eruption of Mexico's Popocatépetl volcano has reached an altitude of 7.3 km (24 000 feet) a.s.l. around 03:30 UTC on September 14, 2016, the Washington VAAC reported. Volcanic ash is not observable in satellite imagery due to...

September 14, 2016

Level of volcanic activity at White Island volcano increased, alerts raised - New Zealand

The level of volcanic activity at New Zealand's White Island volcano has increased on September 13, 2016, with minor volcanic ash passively emitted from a vent on the 2012 lava dome. GNS has raised the Volcanic Alert Level from 1 to 3 (of 5). The Aviation Colour...

September 13, 2016

New eruption starts at Piton de la Fournaise, La Réunion

A new eruption has begun at La Réunion's Piton de la Fournaise volcano at 04:41 UTC (08:41 local time) on September 11, 2016. An eruptive fissure opened on the upper north side of Dolomieu, generating a curtain of lava fountains along the fissure feeding...

September 11, 2016

Alert status of Mayon volcano raised, 'big' eruption possible, Philippines

On Thursday, September 8, 2016, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) has raised the alert status of Mayon volcano from Alert Level 0 to Alert Level 1. This means that the volcano is in an abnormal condition and has entered a period of...

September 08, 2016

Active volcanoes in the world: August 31 - September 6, 2016

New activity/unrest was reported only for 1 volcano between August 31 and 6, 2016. During the same period, ongoing activity was observed at 11 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Sinabung, Indonesia. Ongoing activity: Colima, Mexico | Dukono, Halmahera (Indonesia) |...

September 08, 2016

Klyuchevskoy erupts spewing ash up to 11.2 km a.s.l., Aviation Colour Code raised to Red

Klyuchevskoy volcano, located on Russia's Kamchatka peninsula, erupted at 20:30 UTC on September 6, 2016, spewing volcanic ash up to 11.2 km (37 000 feet) above sea level. Ash cloud was moving to the southeast at 9.3 km/h (5.7 mph), the Tokyo VAAC said. In their...

September 07, 2016

Active volcanoes in the world: August 24 - 30, 2016

New activity/unrest was observed at 3 volcanoes between August 24 and 30, 2016. During the same period, ongoing activity was observed at 13 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Chikurachki, Paramushir Island (Russia) | Santa Maria, Guatemala | Sinabung, Indonesia....

August 31, 2016

Powerful eruptions and pyroclastic flows at Mount Sinabung, ash to 6 km a.s.l.

Mount Sinabung in North Sumatra's Karo District, Indonesia continues to erupt with ash reaching 6 km (20 000 feet) a.s.l. today. As of 05:40 UTC today, the Aviation Colour Code was still on Red. "The hot clouds are moving towards its previous trajectory -...

August 26, 2016

Active volcanoes in the world: August 17 - 23, 2016

New activity/unrest was observed at 3 volcanoes between August 17 and 23, 2016. During the same period, ongoing activity was observed at 9 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Aoba, Vanuatu | Chikurachki, Paramushir Island (Russia) | Santa Maria, Guatemala. Ongoing...

August 24, 2016