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Lull in activity at Kilauea volcano continues, sulfur dioxide emissions drastically reduced

The lull in activity at Kīlauea Volcano continues. HVO lowered the Alert Level for ground-based hazards from WARNING to WATCH, on August 17, but the Aviation Color Code remains at Orange. The summit has been quiet since the last collapse event on August 2. This...

August 20, 2018

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: August 8 - 14, 2018

New activity/unrest was reported for 5 volcanoes between August 8 and 14, 2018. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 15 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Etna, Sicily (Italy) | Great Sitkin, Andreanof Islands (USA) | Nevados de Chillan, Chile |...

August 16, 2018

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Threat of powerful eruption at Kuchinoerabu volcano prompts evacuations, Japan

The Japan Meteorological Agency raised the alert level for the Kuchinoerabu volcano in Kagoshima Prefecture from 2 to second highest level of 4 at 01:30 UTC (10:30 JST) on Wednesday, August 15, 2018. This volcano is located on the Kuchinoerabu Island in southwestern...

August 15, 2018

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: August 1 - 7, 2018

New activity/unrest was reported for 5 volcanoes between August 1 and 7, 2018. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 10 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Ambae, Vanuatu | Etna, Sicily (Italy) | Krakatau, Indonesia | Nevados de Chillan, Chile |...

August 09, 2018

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: July 25 - 31, 2018

New activity/unrest was reported for 7 volcanoes between July 25 - 31, 2018. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 17 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Ambae, Vanuatu | Ibu, Halmahera (Indonesia) | Krakatau, Indonesia | Rincon de la Vieja, Costa...

August 02, 2018

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Ambae fully evacuating again as heavy ash continues blanketing the island, Vanuatu

Ambae is being fully evacuated again for the second time since September 2017 as heavy ash continues blanketing the island. The possibility that the Ambae volcano activity escalates to the level of moderate eruption is now moderate to high. Vanuatu officials ordered...

July 27, 2018

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: July 18 - 24, 2018

New activity/unrest was reported for 7 volcanoes between July 18 and 24, 2018. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 15 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Asamayama, Honshu (Japan) | Etna, Sicily (Italy) | Krakatau, Indonesia | Nishinoshima, Japan |...

July 26, 2018

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Major increase in SO2 and ash emissions at Ambae volcano, alert raised, Vanuatu

A major increase in SO2 emissions was observed at Vanuatu's Ambae volcano over the past couple of days, with levels similar to those measured in early April when much of the island was devastated by ashfall. Volcanic alert level for the volcano was raised to...

July 25, 2018

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New Strombolian activity at Mount Etna, volcano gradually reawakening, Italy

Scientists observing Italy's Mount Etna are reporting new strombolian activity at the volcano and gradual reawakening of the volcano. 14 months after its last major eruption, which included numerous lava flows and Strombolian explosions, Mount Etna is again...

July 25, 2018

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Rare mud eruption at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland south of Rotorua, New Zealand

A rare eruption of mud and steam took place around 12:30 local time on July 21, 2018, at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland south of Rotorua in New Zealand. While such eruptions at Wai-O-Tapu are uncommon they are not unexpected, GNS volcanologist Brad Scott said. The...

July 21, 2018

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: July 11 - 18, 2018

New activity/unrest was reported for 7 volcanoes between July 11 and 18, 2018. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 13 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Ibu, Halmahera (Indonesia) | Krakatau, Indonesia | Nevados de Chillan, Chile | Oraefajokull,...

July 19, 2018

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USGS: Activity at Kilauea unprecedented in the past 200 years, Hawaii

The current eruption at Kilauea is unprecedented in scope and size in the past 200 years, the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory deputy scientist-in-charge Steve Brantley said Tuesday, July 16, 2018. "What we are observing now is unprecedented in the past 200 years...

July 18, 2018

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Lava bomb hits a tour boat in Hawaii, injuring 23 people

23 people were injured in Hawaii on Monday morning, July 16, 2018, after a large explosion near one of Kilauea's lava flow ocean entries sent volcanic material flying toward a commercial tour vessel. Captain of the boat said they were about 500 meters (1 640...

July 17, 2018

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Deep subterranean connection found between Kirishima and Sakurajima volcanoes, Japan

A study published recently in Scientific Reports presets geodetic evidence for interconnectivity between Aira and Kirishima magmatic systems in Japan. This is the first study to confirm that radical changes of one volcano in southern Japan were the direct result of...

July 16, 2018

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Ambae volcano ejects ash up to 9.1 km (30 000 feet) a.s.l., Vanuatu

A strong eruption occurred at Vanuatu's Ambae volcano at 03:30 UTC on July 16, 2018. The eruption ejected ash up to 9.1 km (33 000 feet) above sea level. This activity is consistent with the Volcanic Alert Level 2, the Vanuatu Meteorological and Geohazards...

July 16, 2018

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Eruption at Mount Agung ejects ash up to 5.2 km (17 000 feet) a.s.l., Bali, Indonesia

A moderately strong eruption took place at Mount Agung, Bali, Indonesia at 01:05 UTC (09:05 local time) on July 15, 2018. Ash column rose up to 5.2 km (17 000 feet) above sea level, according to Darwin VAAC. The eruption lasted 1 minute and 45 seconds. "The ash...

July 15, 2018

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Öræfajökull volcano showing clear signs of unrest, Iceland

Öræfajökull volcano in southeastern Iceland, the largest active volcano and the highest peak in Iceland, is showing clear signs of unrest with an inflation phase for at least a year and a half. The last eruptive episode of this volcano started in...

July 14, 2018