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fuego january 22 2019

Increased volcanic activity at Fuego, lava flows likely, Guatemala

The eruption at Guatemala's Fuego volcano has increased over the past couple of days and authorities are now warning that lava flows could be generated in the days ahead. The volcano is generating weak, moderate and strong explosions at a rate of about 15 to 25...

January 23, 2019

popocatepetl eruption january 23 2019

Strong explosion at Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico

A strong explosion took place at Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano at 03:06 UTC on January 23, 2019 (21:06 CST, January 22). The eruption threw incandescent fragments to a distance of 2 km (1.2 miles) over the slopes of the volcano. Ash was dispersed in a...

January 23, 2019

manam eruption december 8 2019

High-impact eruption at Manam volcano, ash to 15.2 km (50 000 feet) a.s.l., Papua New Guinea

A powerful eruption started at Papua New Guinea's Manam volcano around 04:48 UTC on January 23, 2019. The Aviation Color Code is Red. The Darwin VAAC first reported the eruption at 04:49 UTC with ash estimated at a height of 12.2 km (40 000 feet) a.s.l. The...

January 23, 2019

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Eruption at Mount Michael, Saunders Island, Antarctica

A new volcanic ash emission was observed at Michael volcano, Saunders Island, Antarctica on January 22, 2019. Volcanic ash plume moving southeast is identifiable from visible imagery under the partially covered sky, the Buenos Aires VAAC reported 15:49 UTC. Ash...

January 23, 2019

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New eruptions at Mount Agung, ash to 4.2 km (14 000 feet) a.s.l., Indonesia

New eruptions took place at Agung volcano in Indonesia on January 21 and 22, 2019. The Aviation Color Code is Orange. The volcano Alert Level is at 3 of 4. There were at least 2 eruptions registered around 19:45 UTC on January 21, 2019 (03:45 local time, January...

January 23, 2019

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Ruptured ground around Ambrym volcano forces evacuations, Vanuatu

Earthquakes triggered by volcanic activity at Ambrym, Vanuatu ruptured the ground and damaged entire villages over the past month, forcing the evacuation of 700 people living on the island. According to media reports, people from the villages of Paamal, Ulei, Sameou...

January 21, 2019

stromboli

High level of activity at Stromboli volcano, Italy

Activity at Stromboli volcano, Aeolian Islands, Italy remains at high levels since the end of December 2018. Today's activity at the volcano is characterized by puffing with high amplitude mainly located at NE vent and by high amplitude explosions at NE e C...

January 21, 2019

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Strong explosive eruption at Bezymianny, ash to 10 km (32 800 feet) a.s.l., Aviation Color Code Red

A strong explosive eruption took place at Bezymianny volcano, Kamchatka, Russia at 16:10 UTC (04:06 local time) on January 20, 2019. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red. The last major eruption of this volcano took place on December 20, 2017. The latest...

January 21, 2019

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New lava dome observed in the summit crater of Cleveland volcano, alerts raised

A new lava dome was observed in the summit crater of Cleveland volcano prompting the Alaska Volcano Observatory to upgrade the Color Code/Alert Level to ORANGE/WATCH on January 17, 2019. No explosive activity has been detected or observed in seismic or infrasound...

January 18, 2019

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Boiling mud pot opens at Ixpaco lagoon, Tecuamburoo volcano, Guatemala

INSIVUMEH is conducting a geothermal study on the newly formed geological structure on the shore of Ixpaco lagoon, municipality of Pueblo Nuevo Viñas, with the objective of obtaining more scientific details, CONRED reports. The location is about 50 km (31...

January 18, 2019

mount shindake kuchinoerabujima january 17 2019

Mount Shindake erupts, large pyroclastic flow produced, Japan

Mount Shindake on Japanese Kuchinoerabujima island erupted at 00:19 UTC (09:19 JST) on January 17, 2019, ejecting ash up to 6 km (19 600 feet) above sea level. The volcano is sporadically erupting since October 2018. The Alert Level remains at 3 (of 5). The...

January 17, 2019

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Volcanic activity intensifies at Mount Merapi, Indonesia

Indonesian authorities are reporting increased activity at Mount Merapi over the past couple of days. Lava has so far flowed up to 800 m (2 624 feet) down the slope of the volcano. Authorities are preparing evacuation routes and emergency shelters as well as...

January 16, 2019

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Large number of dead fish, sulfur smell reported, Mayotte seismo-volcanic crisis intensifies

A large number of dead fish emerged at various sites off the barrier reef just east/southeast of Mayotte, the oldest volcanic island in the Comoros Basin located between Madagascar and Mozambique. This is the site of an intense earthquake swarm that started in May...

January 16, 2019

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No-access zone extended around main Soufriere Guadeloupe gas-producing centers

Authorities have extended the no-access zone around the main Soufriere Guadeloupe gas emission centers on January 15, 2019. The alert level remains at Yellow (Watch). The decision was made due to an increase in seismic and fumarolic activity detected since January...

January 15, 2019

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Earthquake swarm near Santorini volcano, Greece

A seismic swarm started just SW of the Greek Santorini volcano on January 13, 2019. While there is currently no indication that the earthquakes are volcanic in origin, the situation merits close monitoring. The last eruption of this volcano took place in 1950 (VEI...

January 13, 2019

nevados de chillan partial lava dome destruction january 11 2019

Partial dome collapse after explosion at Nevados de Chillan volcano, Chile

A strong explosion was recorded at Chilean Nevados de Chillan volcano early January 11, 2019, resulting in a partial dome-collapse event. The Alert Level remains at Orange. The explosion took place at 08:00 UTC (05:00 local time), January 11 and was recorded by a...

January 12, 2019

manam january 10 2019

High-level eruption at Manam volcano, ash to 15.2 km (50 000 feet) a.s.l., P.N.G.

A new high-level eruption took place at Papua New Guinea's Manam volcano at around 04:25 UTC on January 11, 2019. The Aviation Color Code is Red. According to the Darwin VAAC, the eruption produced a column of ash rising up to 15.2 km (50 000 feet) above sea...

January 11, 2019