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piton de la fournaise eruption july 13 2018

New fissure eruption at Piton de la Fournaise, Reunion

A new fissure eruption started at Piton de la Fournaise, shield volcano located on the eastern side of Réunion island in the Indian Ocean. This is its third eruption of the year. The two previous took place in April 2018. The alert level is at 2-2. The...

July 13, 2018

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: July 4 - 10, 2018

New activity/unrest was reported for 7 volcanoes between July 4 and 10, 2018. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 10 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Agung, Bali (Indonesia) | Ambae, Vanuatu | Ibu, Halmahera (Indonesia) | Karangetang, Siau...

July 11, 2018

Planchón Peteroa Volcanic Complex Chile

Increased seismicity, vigorous degassing at Planchón-Peteroa volcanic complex, alert raised, Chile

Sernageomin raised the technical alert for the Planchón-Peteroa volcanic complex from Green to Yellow (2 of 4) on July 6, 2018. The last eruption of this volcano took place in 2011. The decision was made due increased seismic activity under the volcano,...

July 07, 2018

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Increased eruptive activity at Anak Krakatau volcano, Indonesia

Anak Krakatau, or Child of Krakatau, is showing signs of increased activity and it seems the eruption has reached a phase of being more or less continuous, the Volcano Discovery reports. Krakatau, located between the Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra, started...

July 05, 2018

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: June 27 - July 3, 2018

New activity/unrest was reported for 6 volcanoes between June 27 - July 3, 2018. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 15 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Agung, Bali (Indonesia) | Great Sitkin, Andreanof Islands (USA) | Ibu, Halmahera (Indonesia)...

July 04, 2018

kilauea lava hawaii july 2018

Unique, lava-fueled thunderstorm produces 1 200 lightning strikes, Kilauea

A lava-fueled thunderstorm over active lava fields in the lower East Rift Zone of Kilauea volcano in Hawaii produced about 1 200 lightning strikes within just 7 hours on July 2, 2018, NWS said. According to West Hawaii Today, spokeswoman for Mayor Harry Kim said...

July 04, 2018

white island volcano new zealand june 2018

White Island crater lake growing, hydrothermal surface activity possible, New Zealand

The Crater Lake at White Island volcano in New Zealand continues to grow, which may cause hydrothermal surface activity, GeoNet Duty Volcanologist Brad Scott said Volcanic Alert Bulletin for White Island released July 4, 2018. The Volcanic Alert Level remains at 1....

July 04, 2018

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Volcano tornado caught tossing lava into the air, summit collapse events occurring about every 28 hours, Kilauea

The eruption of Kilauea volcano in the lower East Rift Zone (LERZ) continues with no significant change. Fountains from the fissure 8 spatter cone, now about 55 m (180 feet) continue to supply lava to an open channel that travels about 13 km (8 miles) to the sea....

July 02, 2018

agung eruption july 2018

Eruptions continue at Agung volcano, Bali, airports operating normally

Eruptions continue at Mount Agung volcano in Bali, Indonesia. Volcanic ash is rising up to 5 km (17 000 feet) above sea level but all airports are operating normally at this time. Agung was quiet for most of Sunday, July 1, 2018 before a moderate eruption at 22:19...

July 02, 2018

phreatic eruption mayon july 1 2018

Moderately strong phreatic eruption at Mayon volcano, Philippines

A phreatic eruption took place at Mayon volcano, Philippines at 04:34 UTC (12:34 local time) Sunday, July 1, 2018. A light gray ash column reached an altitude of about 500 m (1 640 feet) above the crater. Mayon’s seismic monitoring network did not detect any...

July 02, 2018

great sitkin june 11 2018 alaska

Elevated seismicity under Great Sitkin volcano, alerts raised again, Alaska

The Alaska Volcano Observatory raised the Aviation Color Code and Alert Level for Great Sitkin stratovolcano to Yellow/Advisory on July 1, 2018, following another increase in the number of earthquakes under the volcano. The last known eruptive episode of this...

July 01, 2018

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Active volcano heat source discovered under fastest-moving and melting glacier in Antarctica

Scientists have discovered active volcano heat source under Antartica's fastest-moving and melting glacier - Pine Island Glacier. The surprising find, published recently in Nature Communications, offers insight into the movement and melting of the Pine Island...

June 29, 2018

mount agung eruption june 28 2018

New eruption of Mount Agung disrupts air travel, Bali, Indonesia

Several eruptions were registered at Indonesia's Mount Agung volcano in Bali on June 27 and 28, 2018. The eruptions produced a dense ash plume that rose up to 5 km above sea level and forced AirAsia to cancel numerous flights on June 28. Officials in Ngurah Rai...

June 28, 2018

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: June 20 - 26, 2018

New activity was observed at 7 volcanoes between June 20 and 26, 2018. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 16 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Fernandina, Ecuador | Great Sitkin, Andreanof Islands (USA) | Ibu, Halmahera (Indonesia) | Kadovar,...

June 28, 2018

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Alerts raised for Cleveland volcano after detection of small lava flow, Alaska

The Alaska Volcano Observatory has raised the Aviation Color Code for Cleveland volcano from Yellow to Orange on June 26, 2018, after detection of small lava flow inside summit crater. The last detected explosive activity at Cleveland volcano occurred May 5, 2018....

June 27, 2018

sierra negra eruption june 26 2018

Intense eruption starts at Sierra Negra volcano, evacuations ordered, Galapagos, Ecuador

A new eruption started at Sierra Negra volcano, Galapagos, Ecuador around 21:40 UTC (13:40 local time) on June 26, 2018, following intense seismicity in recent weeks. The eruption produced a plume of volcanic ash mixed with SO2 and other gases which is rising up to...

June 27, 2018

shinmoedake eruption june 22 2018

Explosive eruption at Shinmoedake volcano (Kirishimayama), Japan

A new explosive eruption took place at Japan's Shinmoedake volcano, a part of Kirishimayama volcanic complex, at 00:09 UTC (09:09 JST) on June 22, 2018. This was its first explosive eruption since May 14. The eruption ejected a column of ash up to 4.6 km (14 000...

June 22, 2018