Volcanoes

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Active volcanoes in the world: May 10 - 16, 2017

New activity/unrest was reported for 6 volcanoes between May 10 and 16, 2017. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 18 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Aira, Kyushu (Japan) | Fuego, Guatemala | Manam, Papua New Guinea | Masaya, Nicaragua | Poas,...

May 18, 2017

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Short-lived eruption at Cleveland volcano, Alaska

A short-lived explosion was detected in seismic and infrasound data at Cleveland volcano at 03:38 UTC on May 17, 2017. The increase in seismicity lasted about 10 minutes. The ash cloud was observed in satellite data drifting to the southwest for approximately 5...

May 18, 2017

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Powerful eruption at Bogoslof: ash to 10.4 km (34 000 ft), Aviation Color Code Red

A powerful explosive eruption started at Bogoslof volcano, Alaska at 06:32 UTC on May 17, 2017, and lasted approximately 73 minutes. The Aviation Color Code was raised from Orange to Red. This is the first major eruption at Bogoslof volcano since March 8, 2017. A...

May 17, 2017

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Sheveluch erupts ash up to 10 km (33 000 feet), Aviation Color Code Red

Yet another powerful eruption occurred at Russia's Sheveluch volcano at 07:05 UTC on May 16, 2017. The eruption sent ash up to 10 km (33 000) above sea level, according to the Tokyo VAAC. KVERT reported the eruption was accompanied by pyroclastic flows,...

May 16, 2017

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Eruption of Campi Flegrei possibly closer than thought, Italy

According to new research by UCL and the Vesuvius Observatory in Naples, the Campi Flegrei volcano in southern Italy may be closer to an eruption than previously thought. An eruption today would affect the 360 000 people living across the caldera and Naples'...

May 15, 2017

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Active volcanoes in the world: May 3 - 9, 2017

New activity/unrest was reported for 4 volcanoes between May 3 and 9, 2017. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 16 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Aira, Kyushu (Japan) | Fuego, Guatemala | Manam, Papua New Guinea | Poas, Costa Rica. Ongoing...

May 11, 2017

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Ocean oxygen levels declining since 1980s

A new analysis of decades of data on oceans across the globe has revealed that the amount of dissolved oxygen contained in the water - an important measure of ocean health - has been declining for more than 20 years. Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology...

May 06, 2017

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Strongest eruption since 2012 at Fuego, alert raised, pyroclastic flows, ashfall reported

Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupted at 13:15 UTC on May 5, 2017, producing pyroclastic flows and ejecting thick volcanic ash cloud to an estimated altitude of 5 km (16 405 feet) above sea level. INSIVUMEH is describing it as one of the strongest eruptions in...

May 05, 2017

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Active volcanoes in the world: April 26 - May 2, 2017

New activity/unrest was reported for 6 volcanoes between April 26 and May 2, 2017. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 20 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Aira, Kyushu (Japan) | Ibu, Halmahera (Indonesia) | Kambalny, Southern Kamchatka (Russia)...

May 04, 2017

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Kick 'em Jenny volcano alert level remains Yellow

Increased activity of undersea volcano Kick 'em Jenny continues since April 29, 2017, when the UWI SRC recorded a high amplitude signal, lasting about 25 seconds. The National Disaster Management Agency (NaDMA) continues to collaborate with the Seismic Research...

May 03, 2017

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Sheveluch erupts ash up to 9.1 km (30 000 feet), Russia

A powerful eruption of Russia's Sheveluch volcano took place at 23:30 UTC on May 2, 2017. The Aviation Color Code remains Orange. According to the Tokyo VAAC, the volcanic ash was reaching 9.1 km (30 000 feet) above sea level at 03:40 UTC. At 03:20 UTC, it was...

May 03, 2017

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Sakurajima rains ash on Kagoshima city, Japan

Another powerful eruption took place at Japan's Mount Sakurajima at 18:20 UTC on May 1, 2017 (03:20 JST, May 2). The eruption ejected ash up to 4.9 km (16 000 feet) above sea level toward Kagoshima city where it caused significant ash fall. Sakurajima blew its...

May 02, 2017

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Increased activity at Kick 'em Jenny volcano, exclusion zone established

The University of the West Indies (UWI) Seismic Research Centre (SRC) reports an increased activity at Kick 'em Jenny undersea volcano, between Grenada and the Grenadine island of Carriacou. The Alert Level was raised to Yellow (2 of 5). SRC has recorded a high...

May 02, 2017

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Strong eruption at Sakurajima volcano, ash to 4.3 km (14 000 feet) a.s.l.

A powerful explosive eruption occurred at the Showa crater of Sakurajima volcano in Kagoshima Prefecture, southwestern Japan at 02:01 UTC on April 28, 2017 (11:01 JST). Several smaller eruptions followed. The Japan Meteorological Agency said it is the first such...

April 28, 2017

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At least 2 new craters formed during new Nishinoshima eruption

After one and a half year of quiescence, Japan's Nishinoshima volcano entered a new eruptive phase on April 20, 2017, and aerial imagery now shows there are at least two new craters spewing large amounts of lava. The latest eruptions at the volcano are...

April 28, 2017

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Active volcanoes in the world: April 19 - 25, 2017

New activity/unrest was reported for 6 volcanoes between April 19 and 25, 2017. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 13 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Ibu, Halmahera (Indonesia) | Kambalny, Southern Kamchatka (Russia) | Langila, New Britain...

April 27, 2017

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Manam volcano eruption alert level raised to three, Papua New Guinea

The Rabaul Volcanic Observatory has raised the volcanic eruption alert level for Manam volcano to three, informing Disaster Office officials ni Madang to immediately evacuate the population of the island. The volcano began belching smoke and flames around 09:00 UTC...

April 25, 2017