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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: May 2 - 8, 2018

New activity/unrest was reported for 6 volcanoes between May 2 and 8, 2018. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 11 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Ibu, Halmahera (Indonesia) | Karymsky, Eastern Kamchatka (Russia) | Kilauea, Hawaiian Islands...

May 09, 2018

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Kilauea volcano eruption update: 11th fissure opens, 30 homes destroyed, Hawaii

The intermittent eruption of lava in the Leilani Estates subdivision in the lower East Rift Zone of Kīlauea Volcano accompanied by toxic fumes and fountains up to 100 m (330 feet) high continues. A total of 11 fissures have emerged and 30 homes have been destroyed...

May 07, 2018

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Volcanic hazard scenarios: Mount Taranaki, New Zealand

Over the last 5 000 years, Mount Taranaki volcano in the westernmost part of New Zealand's North Island produced at least 16 Plinian-scale explosive eruptions. These eruptions had magnitudes of 4 to 5, eruptive styles, and contrasting basaltic to andesitic...

May 07, 2018

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Explosion at Cleveland volcano, alert level raised to Orange

A small explosion took place at 05:49 UTC at Cleveland volcano, Alaska on May 5, 2018. A small ash cloud was produced rising up to 6.7 km (22 000 feet) above sea level, drifting to the southeast. A few small earthquakes were also recorded at the volcano during the...

May 05, 2018

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Very strong M6.9 earthquake strikes Hawaii, strongest since 1975

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.9 hit Hawaii at 22:32 UTC (12:32 local time) on May 4, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 5 km (3.1 miles). M5.4 earthquake occurred in the same region just a few hours before M6.9, as well as...

May 05, 2018

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Eruption at Leilani Estates in lower East Rift Zone of Kilauea volcano, Hawaii

An eruption has begun in the Leilani Estates subdivision in the lower East Rift Zone of Kilauea Volcano shortly before 03:00 UTC on May 4, 2018. Lava was confirmed at the surface in the eastern end of the subdivision. Hawaii County Civil Defense is on the scene and...

May 04, 2018

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Kilauea volcano: Residents along the East Rift Zone told to prepare to evacuate

Lower Puna officials in Hawaii are preparing for a possible eruption amid continuous earthquakes along the East Rift Zone of Kīlauea Volcano. The preparations include the identification of shelters, mobilization of police and other security personnel to ensure...

May 03, 2018

Changes on Kilauea Volcano East Rift Zone april 30 2018

Kilauea crater floor collapse, seismicity and deformation at elevated levels

A collapse of the Puʻu ʻŌʻō crater floor on Monday, May 1, 2018 on Kīlauea Volcano’s East Rift Zone has prompted increases in seismicity and deformation along a large section of the rift zone, with seismicity currently occurring as far east as Highway...

May 02, 2018

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Eruption continues at Piton de la Fournaise, Reunion

The eruption that started at Piton de la Fournaise volcano in Reunion Island, France continues for the fourth day in a row. This the second eruption of this volcano in 2018. The area is uninhabited and the eruption poses little danger to the locals. The eruption...

April 30, 2018

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

New activity/unrest was reported for 8 volcanoes between April 18 and 24, 2018. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 12 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Ibu, Halmahera (Indonesia) | Kanlaon, Philippines | Kilauea, Hawaiian Islands (USA) |...

April 25, 2018

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Gaua volcano remains in major unrest state, Alert Level at 2

Vanuatu's Gaua volcano continues in major unrest state and the Volcanic Alert Level remains at Level 2, the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geo-Hazards Department (VMGD) reports. Observations and satellite data obtained from March to April 2018 confirm that the activity...

April 25, 2018

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Violent explosions at Stromboli volcano, Italy

An intense explosive sequence took place at Stromboli volcano in Italy on the morning of April 24, 2018. The first explosion took place at 09:05 UTC and emitted abundant ash along with incandescent material and large lava blocks up to 250 m (820 feet) above the...

April 24, 2018

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Lifeless Ambae: Heavy ashfall forces permanent relocation of entire island

Vanuatu's Manoro Voui volcano, also known as Ambae and Aoba, erupted in September 2017, forcing short-term mass evacuation. The entire island was evacuated but most of its 11 000 residents returned by December, only to find their island covered in ash, grey and...

April 24, 2018

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Mount Shirane volcano alert level raised, Japan

The Japan Meteorological Agency has raised the alert level for Mount Shirane volcano near Gunma and Nagano prefectures from Level 1 to Level 2 on Sunday, April 22, 2018, restricting access to the crater. JMA said volcanic earthquakes at the Yugama crater have been...

April 23, 2018

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Mount Io (Iwo-yama volcano) erupts for the first time since 1768, Japan

Iwo-yama volcano also known as Mount Io and Mount Ioyama, located on the Ebino Highland and a part of Kirishimayama volcano group in Japan's Kyushu, erupted at 06:39 UTC (15:39 JST) on April 19, 2018 for the first time since 1768. The volcano ejected ash high...

April 19, 2018

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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