Large lahar at Semeru volcano, Indonesia

Large lahar at Semeru volcano, Indonesia

A large lahar flow formed on the slopes of Mount Semeru volcano in East Java, Indonesia during heavy rains on February 8, 2021. The flow took place at around 08:39 UTC (15:39 WIB), sweeping away a car. Fortunately, the driver managed to get out of the vehicle and…

Largest lahar in 5 years at Ubinas volcano, Peru

Largest lahar in 5 years at Ubinas volcano, Peru

A damaging lahar was produced by heavy rain falling over Ubinas volcano on February 6, 2019. The first signal was recorded at 15:10 local time in the region of Moquegua. This is the third lahar so far in 2019 and the largest since 2014, Ingemmet volcanologist…

Gamalama volcano mudflows swept through the village of Desa Tobu in Indonesia

Gamalama volcano mudflows swept through the village of Desa Tobu in Indonesia

Days of pouring rain created rivers of ash and debris that killed four people and forced thousands to flee their homes for the second time in a month. On Tuesday night, runoff from tropical downpours on the slopes of Mt. Gamalama generated mudflows, known as lahars,…

Huge rockslides at Mount Rainer

Huge rockslides at Mount Rainer

Mountain climbers and bloggers have posted videos on YouTube this week of dangerous rock and ice slides on Mount Rainier.The blog Mount Rainier Climbing posted a warning to fellow mountaineers on Monday. They recommend climbers avoid the Nisqually Glacier all

11 earthquakes for the past 24 hours at Bulusan volcano

11 earthquakes for the past 24 hours at Bulusan volcano

The seismic network at Bulusan Volcano (12.7667°N, 124.0500°E) detected a total of eleven (11) volcanic earthquakes for the past 24 hours. Steaming activity at the active vents ranged from wispy to moderate with white steam drifting to the southwest…

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…