Volcanoes

mount bromo february 19 2019

Mount Bromo erupts, Aviation Color Code raised to Orange, Indonesia

Indonesian Mount Bromo erupted at 23:00 UTC on February 18, 2019 (06:00 local time, February 19), forcing authorities to raise the Aviation Color Code to Orange (previously unassigned). The Alert Level remains at Level 2 since 2016. The volcano has been erupting...

February 19, 2019

mount etna eruption february 18 2019

Explosive activity at Etna forces partial airport closure, Aviation Color Code Red, Italy

Explosive activity is taking place at Etna's NE crater, producing significant volcanic ash in the vicinity of the volcano, the Toulouse VAAC reported 07:43 UTC on February 18, 2019. The Aviation Color Code has been raised to Red and ash has caused partial...

February 18, 2019

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Eruption starts at Piton de la Fournaise, Reunion

A new eruptive phase started at Reunion's Piton de la Fournaise volcano at 05:48 UTC on February 18, 2019 (09:48 local time) following two days of intense seismic activity. According to the information provided by the OVPF, the eruption seems to be taking place...

February 18, 2019

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: February 6 - 12, 2019

New activity/unrest was reported for 2 volcanoes between February 6 and 12, 2019. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 17 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Karangetang, Siau Island (Indonesia) | Poas, Costa Rica. Ongoing activity: Agung, Bali...

February 14, 2019

gushchu mud volcano eruption azerbaijan february 13 2019

Gushchu mud volcano erupts in Shamakhi, mud spread over 2 ha (5 acres), Azerbaijan

Gushchu mud volcano in Azerbaijan's Shamakhi region started erupting at 06:00 local time, February 13, 2019. The eruption spread mud lava over an area of 2 hectares (5 acres) and caused numerous deformations and cracks in at least two houses in a village located...

February 14, 2019

poas eruption february 11 2019

Eruption at Poas volcano forces closure of national park, Costa Rica

A notable eruption started at Costa Rica's Poas volcano on February 11, 2019 with persistent low-level ash emission and crater incandescence. The eruptive column reached 200 m (650 feet) above the crater or 2 908 m (9 540 feet) above sea level). The eruption...

February 12, 2019

ubinas volcano lahar february 6 2019

Largest lahar in 5 years at Ubinas volcano, Peru

A damaging lahar was produced by heavy rain falling over Ubinas volcano on February 6, 2019. The first signal was recorded at 15:10 local time in the region of Moquegua. This is the third lahar so far in 2019 and the largest since 2014, Ingemmet volcanologist...

February 08, 2019

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: January 30 - February 5, 2019

New activity/unrest was reported for 4 volcanoes between January 30 and February 5, 2019. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 10 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Barren Island, Andaman Islands (India) | Karangetang, Siau Island (Indonesia) |...

February 07, 2019

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Magmatic recharge detected beneath Laacher See volcano, Germany

For the first time since the improvement of the local seismic networks in the East Eifel region, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, scientists have detected and located recurrent deep low-frequency (DLF) earthquakes in the lower crust and upper mantle beneath the...

February 07, 2019

karangetang lava flow reaches the sea february 5 2019

Karangetang lava flow reaches the sea, 5 villages evacuated, Indonesia

Lava flow produced by Indonesian Karangetang volcano has reached the sea on February 6, 2019. Over 110 villagers have been evacuated so far to safe locations across the volcanic island. Reports available on February 3 said authorities are evacuating Batubulan...

February 06, 2019

karangetang lava flow february 3 2019

Lava flow produced by Karangetang volcano forces evacuations, Indonesia

At least 22 people were forced to evacuate on Monday, February 4, 2019, after lava flow produced by Mount Karangetan on Siau Island, Indonesia's North Sulawesi reached Malebuhe River near Batubulan village. The flow has almost reached the coastline as of...

February 04, 2019

merapi january 29 2019

Lava flows at Merapi volcano as it enters new effusive eruption phase, Indonesia

Mount Merapi has entered a new effusive eruption phase on January 29, 2019. The Alert Level remains at 2 (on a scale of 1-4), and residents are warned to remain outside of the 3-km (1.8 miles) exclusion zone. Lava flow produced by the eruption reached a distance of...

January 30, 2019

tinakula january 29 2019

Thermal anomaly, steam emissions observed at Tinakula volcano, Solomon Islands

According to imagery captured by satellites and passengers aboard airplanes, the Tinakula volcano in the Solomon Islands is active again. Its last eruptive period lasted from October 21 to 26, 2018 (VEI3). Heavy ashfall produced during the eruption was followed by...

January 29, 2019

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Earthquake swarm near Nevado del Huila volcano, Colombia

A shallow earthquake registered by the Geological Service of Colombia (SGC) as M5.4 hit 12 km (7.4 miles) NE of the Central Peak of the Nevado del Huila volcano at 12:32 UTC (07:32 local time) on January 26, 2019. The USGS is reporting it as M5.6 at a depth of 10 km...

January 27, 2019

skiing under erupting mount etna january 26 2019

Increased activity at Etna volcano, Catania airport closed, Italy

Increased activity was reported at Italy's Mount Etna starting around 09:00 UTC on January 26, 2019. The Aviation Color Code was raised from Orange to Red. Volcanic ash is not detectable on satellite imagery due to a meteorological cloud. However, significant...

January 26, 2019

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Strombolian activity at Villarrica volcano, new sensors installed, Chile

Strombolian explosions have returned to Chilean Villarrica volcano on January 24, 2019. Similar activity was observed at the beginning of the month. The volcano is producing lava fountains up to 35 m (115 feet) above the crater rim, ejecting incandescent cinder,...

January 25, 2019

manam eruption january 23 2019

Destructive eruption at Manam volcano, residents call urgent evacuation, VA to 16.7 km (55 000 feet) a.s.l., P.N.G.

A new high-impact eruption took place at Manam volcano, Papua New Guinea around 16:20 UTC on January 24, 2019. The volcano is continuously erupting for more than 24 hours and has destroyed telecommunication towers, water sources and other infrastructure. Local...

January 24, 2019