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Ash plume visible from Soufriere Hills volcano, Montserrat

A dark plume of volcanic ash drifted from the Soufriere Hills volcano southwest across the Caribbean Sea on November 21, 2011. Although the hazard level was recently lowered, the potential for reoccurring eruptions remains quite real. On November 4, the National

November 24, 2011

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Guatemala’s Fuego volcano unleashes 2 km ash cloud

The Guatemalan geophysical survey SERNAGEOMIN reports increasing explosive activity from Fuego volcano, one of the country's most active volcanoes. Fuego was observed producing ash clouds reaching 1500-2000 m above the summit crater (at ca. 3600 m altitude) which

November 22, 2011

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Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano spewed ash 5 kilometers into the air

Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano has spewed a burst of ash 3 miles (5 kilometers) into the air after breaking through a dome of lava. The Popocatepetl volcano erupted with a plume of ash after shaking for several minutes early on Friday. The volcano's activity has

November 20, 2011

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Puyehue-Cordón Caulle still active

More than five months after its initial explosive eruption, Chile’s Puyehue-Cordón Caulle volcano continues to produce impressive plumes of ash. Most of the ash is from the powerful early eruption. The first plumes flew high into the atmosphere and circled the

November 18, 2011

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El Hierro on red alert - additional beaches closed

The earthquakes are increasing gradually in number at El Hierro submarine volcano area. Since midnight IGN has listed 37 earthquakes. The strongest one was at 15:32 UTC a 3.7 earthquake was listed by IGN and felt by the Herreños. The  epicenter was close to the

November 18, 2011

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World Volcanoes webcam page online now

Excellent EarthquakeReport web portal, which we highly recommend and respect the effort that was put in the project, started WORLD VOLCANOES - webcam page on November 15. The page is an attempt to compile the volcano webcams of the world. This page can be kept up to

November 17, 2011

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Puyehue Cordón-Caulle Volcano in Chile continues to erupt

Chile’s Puyehue Cordón-Caulle volcano continues to pump out large amounts of ash despite being classified as a “minor” eruption. According to SERNAGEOMIN, the Chilean National Service of Geology and Mining, ash rose to a height of 5...

November 10, 2011

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El Hierro - harmonic tremors and strong whirpool activity

The whirlpool activity at El Hierro is still very strong and so is the harmonic tremor graph who is still saturated.  The current activity is needed to feed at least 3 active vents who are spewing magmatic material into the sea.  Sometime later today or later

November 08, 2011

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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