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Fresh blasts from Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano

Fresh blasts from Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano spewed fiery rock and caustic ash over residents around the Mexico City suburb of Puebla, already on edge after weeks of ongoing eruption.Ash soared 4 km (2.5 miles) into the sky earlier forcing a local airport to

May 18, 2012

the sirung volcano

Sirung volcano back to life and on alert level 3: new phreatic eruption and strong degassing

The Sirung stratovolcano on the remote Pantar island in Indonesia has come back to life with a series of probably phreatic explosions and strong degassing.On May 8, 2012 a 3-hour long eruption took place. The eruption was accompanied by loud sounds and incandescent

May 18, 2012


Active volcanoes in the world: May 9 – May 15, 2012

This report covers active volcanoes recorded from May 9 – May 15, 2012 based on Smithsonian/USGS criteria. New unrest has been noticed around 5 volcanoes, ongoing activity was reported for 9 volcanoes.IJEN, Eastern Java, Indonesia8.058°S, 114.242°E; summit elev.

May 17, 2012

Mt Baekdu

Growing fears that huge North Korean volcano will soon erupt

Concern is growing about a possible eruption of Mt. Baekdu, the highest mountain on the Korean Peninsula, says this article by Park Chang-seok.A South Korean geological expert has warned that the volcano - which last erupted in 1702 - could erupt sometime around 2014

May 14, 2012

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A new massive fault line discovered beneath Mount Fuji

A recently finished three-year study from Japan has discovered a new fault line running beneath Mount Fuji, which towers 3,776-meter (12,385 feet) above sea level. Analysis done on the fault line by the University of Tokyo shows the potential for a magnitude 7.0

May 13, 2012


Ash plume from Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico

Mexico’s Popocatépetl volcano became increasingly restless in May, 2012, expelling large plumes of gas and ash, as well as ejecting incandescent fragments from the crater.According to Centro Nacional de Prevención de Desastres (CENAPRED), on that same day

May 12, 2012


Volcanic floodwaters hit 11 villages in Ternate City in North Maluku province, Indonesia

A cold lava flood hit Ternate city in North Maluku Province early on Wednesday. Floods carrying volcanic debris swept through a town in eastern Indonesia killing four people, including a nine-year-old child, and leaving 10 others missing, a government official

May 11, 2012

pago volcano new britain 2002 USGS

Active volcanoes in the world: May 2 – May 8, 2012

This report covers active volcanoes recorded from May 2 – May 8, 2012 based on Smithsonian/USGS criteria. New unrest has been noticed around 5 volcanoes, ongoing activity was reported for 8 volcanoes.BATU TARAKomba Island (Indonesia) 7.792°S, 123.579°E; summit

May 10, 2012

kilauea may 6 2012

Lava surges with increased pressure from Kilauea, Hawaii

Kīlauea's lava flows have surged in activity on the coastal plain accompanying inflation at the summit, though following by about 24 hours. This activity is farther from the ocean than before, relatively close to the base of the pali but moving quickly across cooling

May 09, 2012


Ash on snow from Shiveluch volcano on Kamchatka Peninsula, eastern Russia

As part of the Pacific Volcanic Ring, the remote and beautiful Kamchatka Peninsula in eastern Russia holds more than 300 volcanoes, and twenty-nine of them are currently active. Of all the volcanoes on Kamchatka, Shiveluch is the most active – indeed, it is one of

May 06, 2012

mt curry eruption on april 27 2012

New volcano eruption in the South Sandwich Islands at Mt Curry, Zavodovski Island

A new eruption on the remote Zavodovski Island in the South Sandwich island chain was detected by NASA's Aqua satellite on  April 27, 2012.The satellite picture shows a plume originating from the island's active crater known as Mt Curry, or sometimes also referred

May 04, 2012

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Active volcanoes in the world - April 25 - May 1, 2012

This report covers active volcanoes recorded from April 25 – May 1, 2012 based on Smithsonian/USGS criteria. New unrest has been noticed around 5 volcanoes, ongoing activity was reported for 10 volcanoes.BATU TARAKomba Island (Indonesia) 7.792°S, 123.579°E;

May 03, 2012

mount lokon volcano indonesia

Mount Lokon volcano in North Sulawesi erupted again on May 1, 2012

Mount Lokon, stratovolcano in North Sulawesi (Indonesia) erupted again at 11:55 a.m. local time on Tuesday, May 1, 2012.The latest eruption was larger in magnitude compared to the eruption last Wednesday but local residents were more prepared.The eruption was

May 02, 2012

masaya volcano nicaragua

Nicaraguan experts reported increase in expulsion of sulfur gases from Masaya volcano

Nicaraguan experts reported Sunday, April 29, 2012 more seismic activity at Masaya volcano, about 20 kilometers south of Managua, with an increase in expulsions of sulfur gases, which keeps the disaster warning system in high alert.According to the report, a crack in

April 29, 2012


Activity at Popocatépetl continues

Popocatépetl, which means “smoking mountain” in the Aztec language, has seen low to moderate levels of activity throughout the past week. Activity began to intensify in mid-April 2012 Plumes have wafted from the volcano; an especially dense ash plume emerged

April 27, 2012


New eruption of North Sulawesi's Mt. Lokon

After several days of increased activity, North Sulawesi’s Mount Lokon erupted at 10:20 a.m. Tuesday, the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) has announced. The height at which lava shot out of the volcano was unknown because clouds were blocking the full

April 25, 2012


Explosive-extrusive-effusive eruption of the Kamchatkan Shiveluch volcano continues

Shiveluch is one of the most active volcanoes on Earth. During the first three weeks of April 2012, brief bursts of volcanic activity left radial streaks of ash on the surrounding snow. Explosive-extrusive-effusive eruption of the volcano continues. Ash explosions is

April 24, 2012