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Nyamulagira Volcano eruption in DR Congo

A spectacular fire show started last night when Nyamulagira volcano (also known as Nyamuragira) began an eruption that happens about every two years. The eruption could be seen clearly from the Virunga park headquarters. It appears that the eruption is not

November 08, 2011

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Strong harmonic tremors and rockslides at El Hierro

Pevolca has declared closing (until further notice) of the Los Roquillos tunnel because great risk of rockfall and landslides. The tunnel was already closed during the nightly hours, re-opened during the morning and awaiting a final verdict from Pevolca.  The strong

November 05, 2011

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Increased carbon dioxide emissions at El Hierro

A strong earthquake with a magnitude of  4.4  (initially reported as magnitude 3.8 by EMSC) occurred at 18:10 UTC at a depth of 23 km.  Epicenter was in the El Golfo bay. It was felt by the islanders.AVCAM has counted 85 quakes since midnight UTC today. The IGN

November 02, 2011

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Small eruptions continue intermittendly at Lokon volcano (North Sulawesi)

Lokon volcano near Manado town in North Sulawesi, Indonesia, continues to erupt sporadically.  Andi Rosadi from VolcanoDiscovery Indonesian team climbed the volcano on 24 Oct and saw 2 eruptions on 26 Oct. Lokon is located near the popular Tomohon resort town in the

October 31, 2011

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Cerro Hudson volcano in Chile remain at highest alert level

A large exclusion zone of 45 km is in place around Hudson volcano in southern Chile (45.90 S, 72.97 W ). The volcano remains on the highest level 5 alert due to high seismic activity. Steam and minor ash emissions reached height of 5.5 km on Thursday 27th October. A

October 30, 2011

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Chilean Hudson volcano (Cerro Hudson) at Red Alert after minor eruption

Cerro Hudson volcano, a Southern  Andean volcano  located in the border area in between Chile and Argentina has started a minor eruption. SERNAGEOMIN, the Chilean authority who is guarding the activity of the volcanoes has increased the alert level from 3 to 5

October 27, 2011

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The acid green seawater reached the western coast of the island El Hierro

The acid rich green seawater has reached the western part of the island El Hierro (La Frontera side). This is really bad news for the people living there as the experience of La Restinga learned us that a lot of fish did not survive these waters.  Hopefully the

October 22, 2011

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Experts concerned with abnormal seismic activity – Azores

Experts in the Azores have alerted the population of São Miguel Island for seismic activity which they considered to be above normal. The seismic events where located in the system of Fogo and Congro lakes, the central region of the island.“The situation is

October 21, 2011

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Scientist observing deepest underwater eruptions of West Mata volcano

An underwater volcano West Mata is bursting with glowing lava bubbles. The deepest active submarine eruption seen to date is shedding light on how volcanism can impact deep-sea life and reshape the face of the planet.Submarine eruptions account for about

October 21, 2011

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El Hierro on "StandBy"

The activity of the underwater volcanic eruption on the island of El Hierro has declined for now. The deformation of the island has stabilized and in some areas has decreased.CSIC researcher explained that they have collected samples of basalt, which shows that there

October 20, 2011

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Earthquake swarm under Mauna Kea volcano, Hawaii

An earthquake swarm occurred under Mauna Kea volcano (19.82 N, 155.47 W) in Hawaii on October 19, 2011. The largest earthquake was M4.5 at depth of 18 km, 9 km NE of the summit.Scientists say the earthquake was the largest in a cluster of about 20 earthquakes on the nor

October 20, 2011

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El Hierro update

Scientists studying the volcanic process that occured in El Hierro in last ten days have not yet found the magmatic material that has been ejected in other eruptions in the history of the Canary Islands: the basalt. After a preliminary analysis of

October 19, 2011

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Violent volcanic eruption of Mount Shiveluch

Reports speak of a violent volcanic eruption of Mount Shiveluch on Russia’s Far Eastern Kamchatka Peninsula. Smoke and ash from the volcano have climbed to 10 kilometres, sparking no-fly warnings for the surrounding area. Snow around the crater is rapidly melting,

October 17, 2011

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New island could be born near El Hierro

The bubbling caused by the steam and eddies from the underwater eruption is recorded on the island of El Hierro and is visible today from the highlands of the fishing village of La Restinga. The spot that appeared on Wednesday off the coast of La Restinga is technically

October 16, 2011

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Is Icelandic volcano preparing to blow?

Katla, one of the largest volcanoes in Iceland, appears to be preparing for a long overdue eruption, scientists say. The volcano has a history of erupting about twice a century. With its last eruption having come in 1918, 93 years ago, it is well behind

October 14, 2011

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El Hierro on alert - Eruption vent: 5 km from Restinga at 600 meter depth

At 9 PM UTC yesterday, authorities have finally confirmed that an eruption took place on the ocean floor 5 km from Restinga, the southernmost location on El Hierro. IGN (Spanish seismological agency) has set the eruption depth at 600 meters. The alert level remains at

October 11, 2011

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Subsea volcanic eruption underway approximately 5 kilometres off the southern coast of El Hierro

A submarine volcanic eruption is taking place approximately 5 kilometres off the southern coast of El Hierro, the smallest of The Canary Islands.The Mayor of La Frontera (El Hierro), David Cabrera, confirmed in an interview on Radio iron Garoé that ‘underwater

October 10, 2011