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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

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White Island's Crater Lake reforming after recent cyclones, New Zealand

Activity at New Zealand's White Island remains quiet after a small earthquake swarm nearby. While there are no apparent changes in activity after the swarm, scientists noted the reappearance of a Crater Lake on the floor of the Active Crater area. GeoNet...

March 21, 2018

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Earthquake swarm under Mount Ruapehu, New Zealand

An episode of volcanic earthquakes is occurring beneath Mount Ruapehu since March 15, 2018. This is a common observation during a heating phase of the crater lake (Te Wai ā-moe), GeoNet scientist Brad Scott reports. Crater lake's current temperature of 39...

March 21, 2018

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New crevasses near Suswa shield volcano raise concerns, Great Rift Valley, Kenya

New crevasses appeared in Suswa shield volcano area, Kenya on March 19, 2018, severely damaging busy Mai Mahiu-Narok road just one week after a similar incident occurred on the same road. The tear is as much as 15 meters (50 feet) deep and more than 20 meters (65...

March 20, 2018

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Ambae volcano alert level raised to Level 3, Vanuatu

The Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department (VMGD) has raised the Alert Level for Ambae volcano from Level 2 to Level 3 (on a scale of 1 to 5) on Sunday, March 18, 2018. The volcano is in the minor eruption state and the activity is confined inside the Lake...

March 18, 2018

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Kick 'em Jenny update: earthquakes slowing, alert level remains at Orange

There has been a significant slowing of Kick 'em Jenny earthquakes between March 12 and 15, The University of the West Indies Seismic Research Center (UWI SRC) reports. However, activity at the volcano has seen such lulls before, without it signaling the end of...

March 15, 2018

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: March 7 - 13, 2018

New activity/unrest was reported for 3 volcanoes between March 7 and 13, 2018. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 15 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Kick 'em Jenny, North of Grenada | Kirishimayama, Kyushu (Japan) | Turrialba, Costa Rica....

March 15, 2018

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Increased activity at Kick 'em Jenny: Alert level at Orange, 5 km exclusion zone

Kick 'em Jenny submarine volcano is showing signs of increased activity on March 12, 2018, forcing authorities to raise the alert level to Orange. The National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) has been informed of ‘increased activities’ at...

March 12, 2018

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Large explosive eruptions at Mount Shinmoedake, lava flow observed

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) issued new warnings for Shinmoedake volcano in Kyushu following a series of explosive eruptions on Friday, March 9, 2018. Explosive eruptions continued into March 10. A worker from the National Institute of Advanced Industrial...

March 10, 2018

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: February 28 - March 6, 2018

New activity/unrest was reported for 4 volcanoes between February 28 and March 6, 2018. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 14 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Ambae, Vanuatu | Kadovar, Papua New Guinea | Kirishimayama, Kyushu (Japan) |...

March 07, 2018