Volcanoes

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Earthquake swarm under Cumbre Vieja volcano, Canary Islands

A new seismic swarm started under Cumbre Vieja volcano (La Palma), the Canary Islands on February 10, 2018. Quakes in this latest swarm are stronger than those in the previous swarm in October 2017, the first swarm in this area in 30 years. National Geographic...

February 16, 2018

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Intense earthquake swarm at Tjörnes Fracture Zone, Iceland

An intense earthquake swarm is taking place at Tjörnes Fracture Zone volcano near Grimsey island, Iceland over the past 7 days. More than 1 100 of earthquakes were detected in this region since Wednesday, February 14, 2018. The last known eruption of this...

February 16, 2018

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: February 7 - 13, 2018

New activity/unrest was reported for 3 volcanoes between February 7 and 13, 2018. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 15 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Fuego, Guatemala | Kadovar, Papua New Guinea | Mayon, Luzon (Philippines).Ongoing activity:...

February 15, 2018

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Devil's Woodyard mud volcano awakens after 23 years, Trinidad and Tobago

A new volcanic activity is taking place at Devil's Woodyard mud volcano in Trinidad and Tobago. The last eruption of this volcano took place in 1995, killing 1 person and leaving 31 families homeless. The first set of eruptions started at approximately 22:00 UTC...

February 13, 2018

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Earthquake swarm under dormant Furnas volcano, Azores

More than 100 earthquakes were registered under dormant Furnas volcano on the island of Sao Miguel, the Azores on February 11 and 12, 2018. The last eruption of this volcano was in 1630 (VEI 5). It was one of the largest Holocene explosive eruptions in the Azores...

February 13, 2018

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Mount Agung erupts ash 4.5 km a.s.l., Alert Level remains at 3

Mount Agung erupted at 03:49 UTC on February 13, 2018, ejecting a column of ash up to 4.5 km (15 000 feet) above sea level, that's 1.5 km (5 000 feet) above the crater. The eruption comes two days after authorities lowered Alert Level from 4 to 3, the second...

February 13, 2018

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M3.6 earthquake hits Öræfajökull volcano, the largest on record

A magnitude 3.6 earthquake was registered within the caldera of Öræfajökull volcano in Iceland at 05:07 UTC on February 9, 2018 and was followed by 10 aftershocks. This volcano is on Yellow alert since November 17, 2017 when a new ice-cauldron formed...

February 09, 2018

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Mayon eruption continues with no sign of abating, 87 452 people evacuated

The eruption of Mount Mayon in the Philippines continues with no sign of abating. Over the past 24 hours, the activity at the volcano was characterized by near continuous lava fountaining, lava flow and degassing from the summit crater. Since 04:35 UTC on February...

February 09, 2018

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Ohachi volcano alert level raised after first activity since 2004

The Japan Meteorological Agency has raised the alert level of Ohachi volcano, a part of Kirishimayama complex in Kyushu, from Level 1 to Level 2 on Friday, February 9, 2018. Volcanic earthquakes under Ohachi increased around 08:00 local time today, JMA said. At...

February 09, 2018

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: January 31 - February 6, 2018

New activity/unrest was reported for 5 volcanoes between January 31 and February 6, 2018. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 10 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Fuego, Guatemala | Kadovar, Papua New Guinea | Karangetang, Siau Island (Indonesia)...

February 08, 2018

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Thermal anomaly on Mount Michael, possible strombolian activity

A satellite image captured by NASA/USGS Landsat-8 on January 31, 2018 show a thermal anomaly present in the summit crater of Mount Michael volcano on Saunders Island, South Atlantic Ocean. "The anomaly is clearly an indicator that some elevated activity has...

February 05, 2018

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Eruption of Fuego volcano forces school closures, Orange Alert issued

Guatemalan authorities issued an Orange Alert for Fuego volcano after its first eruption of the year on February 1, 2018. Explosions at the volcano lasted 20 hours, generating pyroclastic flows and a column of ash up to 6 500 m (21 325 feet) above sea level. Ash...

February 02, 2018

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: January 24 - 30, 2018

New activity/unrest was reported for 5 volcanoes between January 24 and 30, 2018. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 12. New activity/unrest: Kadovar, Papua New Guinea | Kusatsu-Shiranesan, Honshu (Japan) | Mayon, Luzon (Philippines) | San...

February 01, 2018

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Gaua volcano alert level raised, major unrest reported

The Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department (VMGD) raised the Volcanic Alert Level of Gaua volcano from Level 1 to Level 2 on January 31, 2018. The decision restricts visitors from approaching the volcanic cone. A long period of dormancy of this volcano ended...

January 31, 2018

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Alert level raised for Zaozan volcano in Japan, its last eruption was in 1940

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) has raised the alert level for Zaozan volcano in northern Honshu from 1 to 2 on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, following a number of volcanic tremors and a slight inflation of ground in one area. Mount Zao is a popular tourist...

January 30, 2018

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Significant ashfall around Mayon volcano after energetic lava effusion and pyroclastic flows

A significant ashfall was reported in the municipalities of Camalig and Guinobatan in the province of Albay, Philippines shortly before 13:00 UTC on January 29, 2018, after energetic lava effusion started at Mayon volcano with sporadic lava fountaining events and...

January 30, 2018

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Eruptive activity at Ambae volcano continues at major unrest state, Vanuatu

The volcanic activity at Aoba (Ambae) volcano in Vanuatu continues at major unrest state and the Alert Level continues at Level 2, the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geo-hazards Department said in a special bulletin No1 issued January 29, 2018. The current eruption is...

January 29, 2018