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Increased activity at Fuego volcano, Guatemala

Guatemalan Fuego volcano is exhibiting increased activity today, prompting authorities to restrict access to the volcano. In a special bulletin released April 21, 2017, INSIVUMEH reported an average of 5 to 7 weak to moderate explosions per hour which generate a...

April 21, 2017

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New eruption at Nishinoshima volcano, Japan

A new eruption has started at Nishinoshima volcano on April 20, 2017, the Japan Meteorological Agency reports. It was characterized by the ejection of white smoke from the vicinity of the crater in the center of the island and a lava flow. The last eruption of this...

April 20, 2017

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Active volcanoes in the world: April 12 - 18, 2017

New activity/unrest was reported for 5 volcanoes between April 12 and 18, 2017. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 14 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Aira, Kyushu (Japan) | Ibu, Halmahera (Indonesia) | Kambalny, Southern Kamchatka (Russia) |...

April 20, 2017

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Mount Etna's Southeast Crater is on fire again

The fifth eruptive episode of the year is currently in progress at Italy's Mount Etna. This is the third eruptive episode in less than 10 days. Etna was calm for about 4 and a half days before the fifth eruptive episode started at 09:34 UTC on April 19, 2017....

April 19, 2017

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Manam volcano eruption forces evacuations, Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea's Manam volcano erupted on April 16, 2017, forcing evacuations. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Orange. According to local media reports, residents said the volcano began belching smoke and flames around 09:00 UTC (19:00 local time) Sunday...

April 18, 2017

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New eruptive episode begins at Mount Etna, Italy

A new eruptive episode began at Italy's Mount Etna shortly after 20:00 UTC on April 13, 2017. The new phase started 2 hours after a sudden increase in volcanic tremor. It comes after three days of calm. INGV reports that lava was pouring from three vents during...

April 14, 2017

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Active volcanoes in the world: April 5 - 11, 2017

New activity/unrest was reported for 6 volcanoes between April 5 and 11, 2017. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 18 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Aira, Kyushu (Japan) | Banda Api, Indonesia | Cerro Azul, Isla Isabela (Ecuador) | Dempo,...

April 14, 2017

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Strong phreatic eruption at Poas volcano, lahars generated

A strong phreatic eruption took place at Costa Rica's Poas volcano between 00:00 and 01:00 UTC on April 13, 2017 (18:00 and 19:00 local time on April 12), the National University’s Volcanology and Seismology Research Institute (OVSICORI) reported. The...

April 13, 2017

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The world’s five deadliest volcanoes… and why they’re so dangerous

Since 1600, 278 880 people have been killed by volcanic activity, with many of these deaths attributed to secondary hazards associated with the main eruption. Starvation killed 92 000 following the 1815 Tambora eruption in Indonesia, for example, and a volcanic...

April 10, 2017

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Large group of tourists evacuated from Costa Rica's Poas volcano

Increased volcanic activity at Costa Rica's Poas volcano on Sunday, April 9, 2017, forced authorities to evacuate a large group of tourists. The last eruptive activity of this volcano was reported in July 2016. According to the park rangers, the evacuation took...

April 10, 2017

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Active volcanoes in the world: March 29 - April 4, 2017

New activity/unrest was observed at 4 volcanoes between March 29 and April 4, 2017. During the same period, ongoing activity was observed at 19 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Aira, Kyushu (Japan) | Ibu, Halmahera (Indonesia) | Kambalny, Southern Kamchatka (Russia)...

April 06, 2017

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Banda Api awakens after 30 years of slumber, evacuations begin

The number of earthquakes under Indonesian Banda Api volcano has sharply increased over the past couple of days prompting authorities to raise the volcanic alert level to 2. Preparations are currently underway to evacuate some 1 000 people living near the volcano....

April 06, 2017

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Active volcanoes in the world: March 22 - 28, 2017

New activity/unrest was reported for 7 volcanoes between March 22 and 28, 2017. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 16 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Aira, Kyushu (Japan) | Bezymianny, Central Kamchatka (Russia) | Cerro Azul, Isla Isabela...

March 30, 2017

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Kambalny volcano erupts after 248 years of sleep, Russia

A major eruption started at Kamchatkan Kambalny volcano at 21:20 UTC on March 24, 2017, prompting authorities to raise the Aviation Color Code to Orange. According to experts, the sharp intensification of the volcano was a complete surprise. Although there are...

March 25, 2017

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Active volcanoes in the world: March 8 - 14, 2017

New activity/unrest was reported for 3 volcanoes between March 8 and 14, 2017. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 14 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Chirinkotan, Kuril Islands (Russia) | Ebulobo, Flores Island (Indonesia), Klyuchevskoy,...

March 16, 2017

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10 injured after phreatic-magmatic explosion at Mount Etna

10 people, including BBC crew, scientists and tourists have been injured Thursday, March 16, 2017, after being caught in the middle of a phreatic-magmatic explosion at Mount Etna, Italy. The explosion took place at 11:43 UTC. "The material thrown into the air...

March 16, 2017

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Activity at Mount Etna spreading to all craters, Italy

Following an increase in Strombolian activity on February 27, 2017, Mount Etna, Europe's largest volcano, continues erupting and it appears the activity is now spreading to all the craters at the top of the mountain. INGV reported that Strombolian activity at...

March 15, 2017

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Barren Island eruption recorded using night vision

Indian Coast Guard has captured Barren Island volcano in action using night vision. The volcano awakened in 1991 after over 150 years and had several eruptive phases since then. The last seems to have started on January 23, 2017. The island is uninhabited, and the...

March 10, 2017

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Active volcanoes in the world: March 1 - 7, 2017

New activity/unrest was reported for 5 volcanoes between March 1 and 7, 2017. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 13 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Chirinkotan, Kuril Islands (Russia) | Etna, Sicily (Italy) | Klyuchevskoy, Central Kamchatka...

March 09, 2017

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Powerful eruption of Bezymianny volcano, Russia

A powerful eruption took place at Bezymianny volcano, Kamchatka, Russia around 03:00 UTC on March 9, 2017. The Aviation Color Code was first raised to Orange, then to Red. Tokyo VAAC said at 03:42 UTC, that an eruption at Bezymianny at 03:00 UTC sent ash up to 10 km...

March 09, 2017

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Huge new lava outbreak at Kilauea volcano, Hawaii

A huge new outbreak just above the pali to the south of the Kilauea's 61g flow is sending many lava streams downslope, Tropical Visions videographer Mick Kalber and the Paradise Helicopters crew reported after an overflight on March 2, 2017. “Truly an...

March 08, 2017

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Large explosive eruption ejects ash 10.6 km (35 000 feet) a.s.l., Bogoslof

A large explosive eruption began at Bogoslof volcano, Alaska at 07:36 UTC on March 8, 2017 and resulted in approximately 3 hours of significant ash emissions. The eruption comes after two weeks of relative calm. The intensity of activity as observed in seismic,...

March 08, 2017

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Active volcanoes in the world: February 22 - 28, 2017

New activity/unrest was reported for 3 volcanoes between February 22 and 28, 2017. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 14 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Etna, Sicily (Italy) | Pacaya, Guatemala | Piton de la Fournaise, Reunion Island (France)....

March 02, 2017

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Strong increase in activity at Mount Etna, lava overflowing

Etna's activity is increasing strongly, and lava is overflowing from the Southeast Crater (SEC) toward south-southwest, Boris Behncke of the INGV's Etna Observatory reports. The activity has increased sharply on February 27, 2017, following mild Strombolian...

February 27, 2017

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Active volcanoes in the world: February 15 - 21, 2017

New activity was reported for 5 volcanoes between February 15 and 21, 2017. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported at 14 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Barren Island, Andaman Islands (India) | Krakatau, Indonesia | Lanin, Central Chile-Argentina...

February 23, 2017

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Explosive eruption at Bogoslof volcano, Alaska

A significant explosive eruption began at Bogoslof stratovolcano at 02:08 UTC on February 20, 2017, and lasted about 37 minutes. Satellite images following the activity showed a volcanic plume extending about 160 km (100 miles) to the southeast over Unalaska Island...

February 20, 2017

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New eruptive phase begins at Anak Krakatau, Indonesia

Since February 17, 2017, a strong thermal signal is visible on satellite data from what seems to be the summit of Anak Krakatau (Child of Krakatau), the site of frequent eruptions since 1927. The last eruption of this volcano occurred on March 31, 2014 (VEI 1). What...

February 19, 2017

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Barren Island volcano spews smoke and lava again, India

India's Barren Island volcano is showing signs of increased activity once again, spewing smoke and lava. This volcano awakened in 1991 after over 150 years of sleep. Its last known eruption took place in February 2016. A research team led by Dr. Abhay V....

February 18, 2017

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Active volcanoes in the world: February 8 - 14, 2017

New activity/unrest was reported for 4 volcanoes between February 8 and 14, 2017. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 10 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Cleveland, Chuginadak Island (USA) | Pacaya, Guatemala | Piton de la Fournaise, Reunion...

February 16, 2017

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Increase in activity at Guatemala's Pacaya volcano

A new lava flow has become active at Guatemala's Pacaya volcano over the past couple of days. This new cycle of lava flow activity is expected to continue in the coming days. The lava flow began to erupt from a fissure inside the large breach on the NE flank of...

February 15, 2017

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Significant explosive eruption at Bogoslof volcano, Alaska

A significant explosive eruption began at Bogoslof volcano at about 16:24 UTC on February 13, 2017. The eruption is indicated in seismic data, the Alaska Volcano Observatory said. Although at this time there has been no lightning detected, nor satellite images...

February 13, 2017

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Active volcanoes in the world: February 1 - 7, 2017

New activity/unrest was observed at 4 volcanoes between February 1 and 7, 2017. During the same period, ongoing activity was observed at 10 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Chirinkotan, Kuril Islands (Russia) | Cleveland, Chuginadak Island (USA) | Piton de la...

February 09, 2017

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Impressive eruption at Mexico's Colima volcano

A large and impressive explosion occurred at Mexico's Colima volcano on Friday, February 3, 2017, producing an ash column that eventually rose up to 7.6 km (25 000 feet). The eruption occurred at 23:35 UTC (17:35 CST) and generated pyroclastic flow on the...

February 05, 2017

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Collapse of the cliff poses an extreme danger - Kilauea, Hawaii

Kīlauea Volcano's episode 61g lava flow is still active and entering the ocean at Kamokuna on the volcano's south coast. Recent observations of the ocean entry indicate growing instability of the adjacent sea cliff. A potential collapse of the cliff poses...

February 03, 2017

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Submarine eruption detected near Tonga

A new submarine eruption is taking place about 30 km (18.6 miles) north of Tonga's main island Tongatapu. It seems to have started on January 23, 2017. According to GeoNet, this volcano has been called 'Submarine Volcano III' in historic reports....

January 31, 2017

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New eruption started at Piton de la Fournaise, alerts raised

A new effusive eruption has started at Piton de la Fournaise volcano located on the French island of La Réunion around 15:40 UTC on January 31, 2017. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Orange. According to the Observatoire Volcanologique du Piton de la...

January 31, 2017

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Eruptive activity resumes at Costa Rica's Turrialba volcano

The eruptive activity at Costa Rica's Turrialba volcano has resumed over the weekend with constant vapor, gas and ash explosions. UCR's National Seismological Network (RSN) volcanologist Mauricio M. Mora said that ash and vapor spewings of almost 500 m (1...

January 31, 2017

colima eruption january 25 2017

Very strong explosion at Colima, ash up to 7 km (23 000 feet) a.s.l.

A very strong explosion occurred at Mexican Colima volcano at 13:45 UTC on January 25, 2017. This is yet another strong explosion at the volcano, currently one of the most active in the world. The eruption was accompanied with pyroclastic flows on the NE flank. The...

January 25, 2017

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Bogoslof ejects ash more than 9.5 km (31 000 feet) a.s.l., Alaska

Alaskan Bogoslof volcano erupted again at about 22:20 UTC on January 18, 2017, following an approximately 20-minute-long increase in seismic activity. The cloud it ejected is presumably more ash-rich than others in current eruptive sequence. Alaska Volcano...

January 19, 2017

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Very strong explosion at Colima volcano, Mexico

After three moderate to large explosions over the past 10 days, Mexico's Colima volcano experienced another strong explosion at 06:27 UTC (00:27 CST) on January 18, 2017. The eruption spewed volcanic ash up to 4 km (13 123 feet) above the crater. Ashfall was...

January 18, 2017