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etna eruption december 24 2018

Etna's first flank eruption in more than 10 years, Aviation Color Code raised to Red, Italy

A new flank eruption, the first in nearly 11 years, has begun at Mount Etna, Italy on December 24, 2018, forcing authorities to raise the Aviation Color Code to Red. An intense earthquake swarm started at the volcano at 07:50 UTC, with more than 130 earthquakes in...

December 24, 2018

krakatau eruption december 22 2018

High-impact eruption at Krakatau volcano, deadly tsunami produced, Indonesia

Powerful eruptions are taking place at Indonesian Krakatau volcano over the past 24 hours. The volcano is producing large lava flows and undersea landslides believed to be the cause of at least one deadly tsunami. According to the Darwin VAAC advisory issued 00:25...

December 23, 2018

karangetang volcano eruption december 21 2018

Karangetang volcano: Sharp increase in seismicity, alert level raised, Indonesia

Indonesian authorities have raised the alert level for Karangetang stratovolcano from 2 to 3 (Siaga) on December 21, 2018. The last known eruption of this volcano took place on November 25, 2018, forcing authorities to raise to Aviation Color Code to Orange. The...

December 22, 2018

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: December 12 - 18, 2018

New activity/unrest was reported for 4 volcanoes between December 12 and 18, 2018. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 14 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Ambrym, Vanuatu | Cleveland, Chuginadak Island (USA) | Planchon-Peteroa, Central...

December 19, 2018

kuchinoerabujima volcano eruption december 18 2018

Strong explosive eruption at Kuchinoerabujima volcano, pyroclastic flow generated, Japan

A strong explosive eruption took place at Mount Shindake, Japanese Kuchinoerabujima volcano at 07:37 UTC on December 18, 2018 (15:37 JST). This volcano, located in the southwestern prefecture of Kagoshima, is sporadically erupting since October 2018. "After...

December 18, 2018

mount soputan eruption december 16 2018

Violent eruption at Soputan volcano, alert level raised to Red, Indonesia

An intense eruptive phase started at North Sulawesi's Soputan volcano at 17:02 UTC, December 15, 2018 (01:02 LT, December 16). The volcano is producing lava fountains and ash columns up to 8 km (26 200 feet) above sea level. The Aviation Color Code was raised...

December 16, 2018

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Effusive/explosive activity, lava flows and amazing winter scenery at Mount Etna, Italy

Italy's Mount Etna continues creating amazing scenery with effusive/explosive activity and two lava flows. Etna's current activity is very different from what we have seen over the past 8 years, but not atypical. The activity is taking place at the eastern...

December 14, 2018

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: December 5 - 11, 2018

New activity/unrest was reported for 2 volcanoes between December 5 and 11, 2018. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 14 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Manam, Papua New Guinea | Mayon, Luzon (Philippines). Ongoing activity: Aira, Kyushu...

December 13, 2018

steamboat eruption september 17 2018

Yellowstone's Steamboat Geyser experienced 30th eruption of the year, breaking the record set in 1964

The Steamboat geyser in Yellowstone experienced its 30th water eruption of the year, breaking the record of 29 set in 1964, the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory reports. Steamboat Geyser, in the Norris Geyser Basin, appears to have entered a phase of more frequent...

December 11, 2018

ol doinyo lengao volcano

Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano showing signs it may erupt, Tanzania

The Ol Doinyo Lengai, called the Mountain of God by the Maasai people is showing signs it may erupt. This is the only volcano in the world that sometimes erupts natrocarbonatite lava, a highly fluid lava that contains almost no silicon. According to Al Jazeera's...

December 10, 2018

popocatepetl eruption december 8 2018 UTC

Strong explosions at Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico

Two strong explosions took place at Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano over the past 24 hours. Authorities urge residents and tourists not to approach the volcano, especially the crater. The explosions were registered at 22:44 LT, December 7 (04:44 UTC, December 8)...

December 08, 2018

manam volcano eruption december 8 2018

High-impact eruption at Manam volcano, heavy ashfall blocking sunlight, P.N.G.

A powerful eruption started at Manam volcano, Papua New Guinea around 03:00 UTC on December 8, 2018. Heavy ashfall is falling on the island, blocking out sunlight. Volcanic ash rose up to 13.7 km (45 000 feet) above sea level, according to the Darwin VAAC, forcing...

December 08, 2018

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: November 28 - December 4, 2018

New activity/unrest was reported for 3 volcanoes between November 28 and December 4, 2018. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 17 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Akan, Hokkaido (Japan) | Mayon, Luzon (Philippines) | Veniaminof, United States....

December 05, 2018

strombolian activity lava flow mount etna november 29 2018 by Gianni Pennisi

Strombolian activity and lava flow observed at Mount Etna, Italy

A mild strombolian activity accompanied by a lava flow is taking place at Mount Etna, Italy since November 28, 2018. The explosions are happening at the New Southeast Crater and are still very small. According to INGV's Boris Behncke, Etna's current activity...

November 30, 2018

mayotte earthquakes november 2018 emsc f

Seismic waves near Mayotte characteristic of volcanic phenomena

International seismic networks detected an atypical very low frequency signal originating near the island of Mayotte just before 09:30 UTC on November 11, 2018. Signals of this type are characteristic of volcanic phenomena. A rare earthquake swarm started near the...

November 29, 2018

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

New activity/unrest was observed at 5 volcanoes between November 21 and 27, 2018. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 15 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Fuego, Guatemala | Karangetang, Siau Island (Indonesia) | Mayon, Luzon (Philippines) |...

November 29, 2018

mayon volcano

Phreatic eruptions at Mayon volcano, Alert Level remains at 2, Philippines

Two phreatic eruption events were observed at Mayon volcano, Philippines late November 25 into 26, 2018. Alert Level remains at 2. The public is reminded that sudden explosions, lava collapses, pyroclastic density currents or PDCs and ashfall can still occur and...

November 26, 2018