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Kilauea volcano: Magma system becomes increasingly pressurized, Hawaii

Observations and measurements of the Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō eruption on Kīlauea Volcano’s East Rift Zone during the past month suggest that the magma system beneath Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō has become increasingly pressurized, the Hawaiian Volcano...

April 19, 2018

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: April 11 - 17, 2018

New activity/unrest was reported for 3 volcanoes between April 11 and 17, 2018. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 13 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Ambae, Vanuatu | Langila, New Britain (Papua New Guinea) | Sinabung, Indonesia. Ongoing...

April 19, 2018

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

New activity/unrest was reported for 5 volcanoes between April 4 and 10, 2018. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 14 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Ambae, Vanuatu | Kirishimayama, Kyushu (Japan) | Lascar, Chile | Nevados de Chillan, Chile |...

April 11, 2018

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Significant eruption at Ambae volcano, more sulfur released than in any eruption over the past 3 years

Ambae volcano remains at the Alert Level 3 with sustained volcanic ashes/gases and villages from east to southeast of Ambae island can continue expecting ash fall and gases. Acid rain may occur during rainfall, Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department (VMGD)...

April 11, 2018

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Alert raised over eruption threat at Nevados de Chillan volcano, Chile

A column of white smoke and a string of tremors at the Nevados de Chillan volcano, has prompted officials to raise the alert level ahead of a possible eruption at one of the most active volcanoes in Chile. Since 2015, the alert level has remained at yellow –...

April 09, 2018

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Major eruption at Mount Sinabung, ash to 15 km a.s.l., Indonesia

A major eruption took place at Mount Sinabung, Indonesia around 09:00 UTC on April 6, 2018 shooting ash up to 15 km (50 000 feet) above sea level. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red. This is the second major eruption of this volcano within 2 months. The...

April 06, 2018

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Shinmoedake erupts ash 6.7 km a.s.l., highest since eruptions started, Japan

A strong explosive eruption took place at Shinmoedake volcano, Kirishima mountain range in Japan, late April 4, 2018. The eruption sent ash up to 6.7 km (22 000 feet) above sea level, the highest since a series of eruptions began on March 1, the Japanese...

April 05, 2018

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: March 28 - April 3, 2018

New activity/unrest was reported for 6 volcanoes between March 28 and April 3, 2018. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 9 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Aira, Kyushu (Japan) | Ambae, Vanuatu | Dieng Volcanic Complex, Central Java (Indonesia)...

April 04, 2018

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New explosion detected at Cleveland volcano, alerts raised

A new explosion was detected on Alaska's Cleveland volcano on April 4, 2018, prompting authorities to raise the Alert Level to Watch and the Aviation Color Code to Orange. It was a small explosion, detected using local seismic and infrasound sensors at 11:55 UTC...

April 04, 2018

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New eruption starts at Piton de la Fournaise, Reunion

A new effusive eruption started at Piton de La Fournaise volcano in Reunion at 06:40 UTC on April 3, 2018. The Alert Level was raised to 2-2 and the Aviation Color Code to Orange. In its latest bulletin issued April 1, 2018, OVPF said that seismicity at the volcano...

April 03, 2018

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Mayon volcano's status lowered to Alert Level 2, Philippines

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) lowered the Alert Level for Mayon volcano from 3 to 2 on March 29, 2018. The lowering of the alert status from Alert Level 3 to Alert Level 2 signifies the cessation of eruptive activity and the...

March 29, 2018

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: March 21 - 27, 2018

New activity/unrest was reported for 6 volcanoes between March 21 and 27, 2018. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 12 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Ambae, Vanuatu | Copahue, Central Chile-Argentina border | Ijen, Eastern Java (Indonesia) |...

March 29, 2018

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Unusual smell detected in ice cave near Öræfajökull volcano, Iceland

An unusual smell was detected in an ice cave known as Kristallinn (Crystal) in Breiðamerkurjökull, Iceland on March 25, 2018. Specialists from the Iceland Met Office are now using equipment to measure for sulfur dioxide and sulfur hydroxide in the cave. ...

March 27, 2018

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Explosions at Shinmoedake volcano, first pyroclastic flow, Japan

Explosive eruptions and Kyushu's Shinmoedake volcano on Sunday, March 25, 2018, sent plumes of gas and ash 4.8 km (16 000 feet) above sea level and created first pyroclastic flow since the volcano started erupting at the beginning of the month. Explosive...

March 26, 2018

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Toxic gases released from Kawah Ijen injure 24 people, evacuations ordered

Kawah Ijen volcano located in the Ijen volcano complex at the eastern end of Java, Indonesia, released toxic gases on March 21, 2018, injuring 24 people. The incident started around 19:00 local time and peaked around 21:00. Authorities said 30 people were exposed to...

March 22, 2018

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M4.1 earthquake hits Bardarbunga volcano, Iceland

Magnitude 4.1 earthquake was registered in the southern part of the Bardarabunga volcano caldera, Iceland on March 21, 2018. The quake hit at 22:56 UTC at a depth of 4.5 km (2.8 miles). It was followed M2.6 at 23:02 and 2.5 at 00:38 UTC, March 22 and half a dozen of...

March 22, 2018

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: March 14 - 20, 2018

New activity/unrest was reported for 5 volcanoes between March 14 and 20, 2018. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 13 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Ambae, Vanuatu | Kick 'em Jenny, North of Grenada | Kikai, Japan | Kirishimayama, Kyushu...

March 21, 2018