Volcanoes

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Eruption at Mount Merapi spews ash up to 5.9 km (19 098 feet) a.s.l., Indonesia

Authorities have issued an aviation warning following the eruption of Indonesia's Mount Merapi on October 14, 2019. The volcano, situated on the border of Central Java and Yogyakarta, erupted at 09:31 UTC (16:31 LT) and expelled a column of ash up to 5.9 km (19...

October 15, 2019

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Metis Shoal volcano starts erupting, Aviation Color Code Orange, Tonga

A white plume was observed rising up to 5 km (17 000 feet) above sea level over underwater Metis Shoal volcano, Tonga at 22:06 UTC on October 14, 2019. The last eruption of this volcano took place in 1995 (VEI 2). The Aviation Color Code was raised to Orange - the...

October 15, 2019

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Ambrym volcano Alert Level lowered from Level 2 to Level 1, Vanuatu

Observations and data from February 2019 to present show that activity at Ambrym volcano has declined and conditions become stable, thus we now recognize the level of volcanic activity as minor unrest, Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department (VMGD) said. There...

October 12, 2019

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: October 2 - 8, 2019

New/activity unrest was reported for 2 volcanoes from October 2 - 8, 2019. Ongoing activity was reported for 17 volcanoes during the same period. New activity/unrest: Copahue, Central Chile-Argentina border | Ulawun, New Britain (Papua New Guinea) Ongoing activity:...

October 10, 2019

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Alert Level 1 raised over Taal volcano, Philippines

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) raised Alert Level 1 over the Taal volcano after recording 87 volcanic earthquakes within a 24-hour observation period ending 00:00 UTC, October 7. One of the quakes, which occurred at 07:54 LT, was...

October 07, 2019

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Strong puff at Sheveluch volcano, ash to 11 km (38 000 feet) a.s.l., Russia

A short explosive eruption took place at Sheveluch volcano, Kamchatka, Russia at 01:30 UTC on October 6, 2019. The Aviation Color Code was briefly raised from Orange to Red. The eruption ejected a small amount of volcanic ash up to 11.5 km (38 000 feet) above sea...

October 06, 2019

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Intense activity continues at Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico

Intense activity continues at Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano with 14 explosions on October 2 and two on October 3, 2019. In 24 hours to 16:00 UTC on October 3, 177 exhalations were detected, accompanied by steam, gas and ash, as well as 434 minutes (7 hours) of...

October 04, 2019

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Piparo mud volcano poses very serious threat, Trinidad and Tobago

Scientists observing the Piparo mud volcano in Trinidad and Tobago said the catastrophic 1997 explosion may occur again this year after continuous volcanic activity. Loud explosions and cracks were reported by residents near the area on September 21, 2019, and...

October 03, 2019

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: September 25 - October 1, 2019

New activity was reported for 3 volcanoes from September 25 - October 1, 2019. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 19 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Copahue, Central Chile-Argentina border | Poas, Costa Rica | Ulawun, New Britain (Papua New...

October 02, 2019

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Strong eruption at Sheveluch volcano with ash up to 10 km (34 000 feet), pyroclastic flow produced, Russia

Russian Sheveluch volcano erupted at 23:40 UTC on October 1, 2019. The explosion produced ash plume that reached an altitude of 10 km (34 000 feet) above sea level and a pyroclastic flow that spread to the west from the active dome. Reports said the eruption was...

October 02, 2019

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Recently returned residents flee after new eruption at Ulawun vlcano, Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea's Ulawun volcano erupted early October 1, 2019, after a brief period of very high seismicity detected since September 30. The eruption forced recently returned residents to flee again. The eruption ejected volcanic ash up to 6 km (20 000 feet)...

October 01, 2019

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Aviation Color Code Red, ash emissions intensifying at Etna volcano, Italy

Ash emissions at Italy's Etna volcano are intensifying on October 1, 2019, INGV reports. The Aviation Color Code has been raised to Red. Images of the surveillance cameras are showing and intensification of the ash emission since 08:50 UTC on October 1. The...

October 01, 2019

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: September 18 - 24, 2019

New activity/unrest was reported for 0 volcanoes from September 18 - 24, 2019. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 19 volcanoes. Ongoing activity: Aira, Kyushu (Japan) | Ambae, Vanuatu | Asosan, Kyushu (Japan) | Dukono, Halmahera (Indonesia) |...

September 26, 2019

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Steam-driven activity at White Island increasing as rising crater lake drowns active vents, New Zealand

Small, muddy, geyser-like explosions are taking place in the active crater at Whakaari/White Island volcano over the past three weeks, GNS Science reported on September 26, 2019. The explosions are occurring due to a rising crater lake drowning the active vents. GNS...

September 26, 2019

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Activity at Piparo mud volcano intensifies, Trinidad and Tobago

Activity at Piparo mud volcano has intensified after a loud explosion was reported at 22:08 LT, September 21, 2019. According to geoscientists, more sub-surface activity is occurring. The public is advised to not venture onto the mud volcano due to its heightened...

September 24, 2019

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Hydrothermal eruption at Poas volcano, Costa Rica

A hydrothermal eruption, lasting 25 minutes, started at Costa Rica's Poas volcano early September 23, 2019 (UTC). ​According to the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (OVSICORI), the eruption started at 20:59 local time on September 22...

September 24, 2019

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Loud explosion at Piparo mud volcano, cracks appearing across roads, Trinidad and Tobago

Residents living near Piparo mud volcano, Trinidad and Tobago reported they heard a loud explosion at 22:08 local time, September 21, 2019 (02:08 UTC, September 22). In May 2019, geologists said pressure is building up under the volcano, raising fears another...

September 22, 2019