Fernandina volcano erupts, lava flow reaching the ocean, Galapagos

Fernandina volcano erupts, lava flow reaching the ocean, Galapagos

A new eruption started at Fernandina volcano (Cerro la Cumbre) in Ecuador around 15:00 UTC on June 16, 2018, IGEPN reports. This large shield volcano is a part of Galapagos volcanic archipelago. Its last eruption occurred in September 2017. The eruption is taking…

Fernandina volcano enters new eruptive phase, first since 2009

Fernandina volcano enters new eruptive phase, first since 2009

Ecuador's Fernandina volcano, the most active of Galápagos volcanoes, entered a new eruptive phase at approximately 17:25 UTC (12:25 local time) on September 4, 2017. The eruption comes after 8 years of superficial calm. It was observed by the crew of…

Scientists improve forecast of increasing hazard on Cotopaxi volcano

Scientists improve forecast of increasing hazard on Cotopaxi volcano

An international team of scientists showed an increasing volcanic danger on Cotopaxi volcano in Ecuador using a powerful technique known as Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR). The Andes region in which Cotopaxi volcano is located is known to contain…

Possible eruption of Cerro Azul in the next few days to weeks

Possible eruption of Cerro Azul in the next few days to weeks

Seismic and deformation data indicate magma is trying to rise to the surface at Cerro Azul volcano in Galapagos, Ecuador. An eruption can be expected in the next few days or weeks, probably of the same type as those previously occurring at the volcano – the emission…

Increased activity at Cerro Azul volcano – Galapagos, Ecuador

Increased activity at Cerro Azul volcano – Galapagos, Ecuador

In a special bulletin released March 20, 2017, Ecuador's Institute of Geophysics reports a significant increase in activity under Cerro Azul volcano which might be a precursor to a new eruptive episode. Since 1932, there were 11 reported eruptions of the Cerro…

Strongest seismic unrest under the Cayambe volcano since 1995, Ecuador

Strongest seismic unrest under the Cayambe volcano since 1995, Ecuador

Ecuador's Instituto Geofisico (IG) reports a sharp increase in seismicity under the Cayambe volcano this month. It became more evident in the middle of June, but at the moment, the seismicity tends to decrease. The last known eruption of this volcano in 1786….

Cotopaxi volcano erupts for the first time since 1940, Ecuador

Cotopaxi volcano erupts for the first time since 1940, Ecuador

After an increase in seismicity since mid-April 2015, Ecuadorian volcano Cotopaxi finally erupted on August 14, 2015, for the first time since 1940. There were at least three eruptions registered on August 14, the first at 09:30, second at 15:15 UTC and third at 19:10

New eruptive phase started at Tungurahua volcano, Ecuador

New eruptive phase started at Tungurahua volcano, Ecuador

Ecuadorian Tungurahua volcano entered a new vigorous eruptive phase on Friday, April 4, 2014. A moderately strong vulcanian explosion occurred at 23:10 UTC and produced an eruption column rising several kilometers as well as small pyroclastic flows on the