Volcanoes

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Drone views steam plumes inside the crater of Agung volcano, Bali

On Thursday, October 19, a surveillance drone detected that the fracture in the crater of Agung volcano, Bali, Indonesia had widened since the satellite image taken Wednesday. While seismic activity under Agung is still increased, the seismic energy continues to...

October 21, 2017

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Gas emission observed over Mount Michael, South Atlantic Ocean

Satellite images acquired October 15, 2017 show what appears to be a gas emission originating from Mount Michael on Saunders Island, South Atlantic Ocean. Prior to August 2015, the most recent eruptive activity detected was in the second half of 2012. Gas emissions...

October 21, 2017

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Powerful eruption of Tinakula volcano, ash to 10.7 km (35 000 feet), Solomon Islands

After more than 5 years of quiescence, a powerful eruption started at Tinakula volcano, Temoto Province, Solomon Islands at 19:20 UTC on October 20, 2017. A second eruption was registered at 23:40 UTC. Heavy ashfall was reported on nearby islands. According to the...

October 21, 2017

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: October 11 - 17, 2017

New activity/unrest was reported for 6 volcanoes between October 11 and 17, 2017. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 16 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Agung, Bali (Indonesia) | Ambrym, Vanuatu | Aoba, Vanuatu | Kirishimayama, Kyushu (Japan) |...

October 19, 2017

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Volcanic activity at Ambrym continues at minor levels, alert level remains at 3

The volcanic activity at Ambrym is continuing at the level of minor eruption state and its Volcanic Alert Level remains at Level 3, the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department (VMGD) reported on October 13, 2017. The volcanic activity is highly likely to go...

October 13, 2017

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: October 4 - 10, 2017

New activity/unrest was reported for 3 volcanoes between October 4 and 10, 2017. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 16 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Agung, Bali (Indonesia) | Aoba, Vanuatu | Lewotolo, Lomblen Island (Indonesia). Ongoing...

October 11, 2017

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Powerful eruption of Sheveluch volcano, ash up to 10.4 km (34 000 feet) a.s.l.

A powerful eruption started at Sheveluch volcano, Kamchatka, Russia at 23:29 UTC on October 10, 2017 and lasted 20 minutes. According to the Tokyo VAAC, the volcanic cloud reached a height of 10.4 km (34 000 feet) above sea level at 23:50 UTC and drifted to the...

October 11, 2017

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Shinmoedake volcano starts erupting after 6 years of quiescence, Japan

Following increased seismic activity detected since September 23, 2017, Shinmoedake volcano (Kirishimayama) in Kyushu, Japan started erupting at 20:34 UTC on October 10, 2017, coating nearby cities and towns in a thin layer of ash. The last eruption of this volcano...

October 11, 2017

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Earthquake swarm detected under Cumbre Vieja volcano, Canary Islands

​A seismic swarm started under Cumbre Vieja volcano (La Palma) in the Canary Islands on Saturday, October 7, 2017. Authorities said they will increase monitoring the volcano starting October 10 and assign 5 scientists to keep track of the earthquakes. The last...

October 09, 2017

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Increased seismicity, alert level raised for Lewotolo volcano, Indonesia

Indonesian authorities have raised the alert level for Lewotolo volcano to Level 2 (Alert) on Sunday, October 8, 2017 due to increased seismicity and degassing detected under the volcano since August 2017. The last eruption of this volcano started on January 2, 2012...

October 08, 2017

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Lava effusion in the summit crater of Cleveland volcano, Alaska

The eruption of Cleveland volcano and slow growth of a small lava dome in the summit crater of the volcano continues, the Alaska Volcano Observatory reported at 20:00 UTC on Friday, October 6, 2017. Lava effusion in the summit crater was first noted in satellite...

October 08, 2017

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Eruptive activity at Ambae remains stable, Alert Level lowered to 3

The eruptive activity remains stable at Ambae (Aoba) volcano in Vanuatu and the Alert Level was lowered to Level 3 from Level 4 on October 6, 2017, the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department (VMGD) reported 04:11 UTC (15:11 local time) today. The volcanic...

October 06, 2017

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Explosions at Fuego volcano ejecting ash up to 5 km (16 404 feet) a.s.l., Guatemala

Explosive activity at Guatemala's Fuego volcano is increasing over the past couple of hours, INSIVUMEH said in a special bulletin issued 16:00 UTC on October 5, 2017. The explosions are loaded with abundant ash that reaches a height of approximately 5 km (16 404...

October 06, 2017

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Seismicity increasing at Shinmoedake volcano, alert level raised

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) has raised the alert level for the Shinmoedake volcano, part of the Kirishimayama volcanic group in Kyushu, Japan, from 1 to 2 on October 5, 2017. The increase in volcanic earthquakes under the volcano was first detected on...

October 05, 2017

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Impressive eruption of Popocatépetl volcano, Mexico

An impressive eruption took place at Mexico's Popocatépetl volcano at 07:26 UTC (02:26 local time) today. The eruption ejected incandescent fragments up to 600 m (1 968 feet) from the crater an generated a column of ash that reached a height of about 2...

October 05, 2017

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: September 27 - October 3, 2017

New activity/unrest was reported for 3 volcanoes between September 27 and October 3, 2017. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 16 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Agung, Bali (Indonesia) | Ambrym, Vanuatu | Aoba, Vanuatu. Ongoing activity: Aira,...

October 05, 2017

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Significant increase in activity under Llaima volcano, last eruption was in 2009

A significant increase in seismicity is being detected under Llaima volcano, one of Chile's largest and most active volcanoes, since October 1, 2017, SERNAGEOMIN reports. The last eruption of this volcano took place in 2009. The volcanic monitoring network of...

October 04, 2017