Eruption of Tungurahua sends ash up to 7 km into the air, Ecuador

Eruption of Tungurahua sends ash up to 7 km into the air, Ecuador

Ashes from Tungurahua, 140 km south of Quito, Ecuador, rose more than 7 kilometers (4 miles) into the air on Tuesday. Schools are closed and residents evacuated in areas near volcano.Six eruptions and significant ash cloud were detected  and authorities issued

Kamchatka: 4 volcanoes on Orange alert level

Kamchatka: 4 volcanoes on Orange alert level

Kamchatkan and Northern Kuriles Volcanic Activity KVERT released in their report number 22-11 dated April 21, 2011 at 21:50 UTC (April 22, 2011, 09:50 KST) alert level status of Kamchatka's volcanoes. The Aviation Color Codes of Kizimen, Sheveluch, Karymsky and…

Yellowstone volcanic plume much larger than expected

Yellowstone volcanic plume much larger than expected

Yellowstone National Park hosts a variety of hot springs and geysers, all powered by a plume of molten rock under its surface. At times in the past, that plume has powered activity that was quite a bit less scenic: massive eruptions that have been capable of covering

New eruptions reported at Etna volcano in Italy

New eruptions reported at Etna volcano in Italy

Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV) reports about the third paroxysmal eruptive episode of the year 2011 from the pit crater on the east flank of the Southeast Crater cone occurred on 10 April, 51 days after the previous paroxysm on 18 February. The

Alert status of Taal volcano raised to Level 2

Alert status of Taal volcano raised to Level 2

Taal Volcano is getting restive and an eruption, while not imminent, is a possibility, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) warned Saturday. The agency raised the alert status to Level 2 from Level 1, following an increase in volcanic earthq

Ruapehu’s Crater Lake heating up

Ruapehu’s Crater Lake heating up

Mount Ruapehu's Crater Lake is heating up, but there are no signs an eruption is imminent. GNS Science volcanologists said today high water temperatures, currently about 38 °C – 39 °C, were being experienced in the lake. GeoNet reports about changes that…

Concern over Mt. Baekdu eruption growing

Concern over Mt. Baekdu eruption growing

A slew of the latest environmental changes revealed by North Korean officials during a meeting with their South Korean counterparts in Munsan, north of Seoul, has put greater weight that the dormant volcano on Mt. Baekdu could erupt. It last erupted in

Ash and gas plume seen from Popocatepetl volcano

Ash and gas plume seen from Popocatepetl volcano

Based on information from the Mexico City MWO, analyses of satellite imagery, and web-camera views, Volcanic Ash Advisory Center reported that on 26 March an ash-and-gas plume from Popocatépetl drifted ESE and SE. A subsequent notice that day stated that the ash had

Mt. Sakurajima exploded – Volcanic ash alert issued

Mt. Sakurajima exploded – Volcanic ash alert issued

Tokyo Volcanic Ash Advisory Center issued an ash warning for Sakurajima Volcano which is considered ‘very dangerous’.Sakurajima (also spelled Sakurashima or Sakura-jima, 桜島 in Japanese) volcano in southern Kyushu is one of the most active volcanoes in the