VolcanoDiscovery - Visit Active Volcanoes: Volcano News http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/ Latest News and Eruption Updates of Volcanic Activity and Earthquakes Worldwide en Sat, 28 Nov 2015 13:03:36 +0000 VolcanoDiscovery VolcanoDiscovery - Visit Active Volcanoes: Volcano News http://static.volcanodiscovery.com/logo.png http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/ Latest News and Eruption Updates of Volcanic Activity and Earthquakes Worldwide Light mag. 4.7 earthquake - KYUSHU, JAPAN on Saturday, 28 November 2015 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/1161143/M4.7-Sat-28-Nov--KYUSHU-JAPAN.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/1161143/M4.7-Sat-28-Nov--KYUSHU-JAPAN.html Sat, 28 Nov 2015 12:15:07 +0000 Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - PUERTO GAITAN-META on Saturday, 28 November 2015 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/1161087/M4.4-Sat-28-Nov-PUERTO-GAITAN-META.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/1161087/M4.4-Sat-28-Nov-PUERTO-GAITAN-META.html Sat, 28 Nov 2015 11:01:13 +0000 Volcanoes Today, 28 Nov 2015: Batu Tara volcano, Telica, Copahue http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcanoes/today.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcanoes/today.html Sat, 28 Nov 2015 11:00:01 +0000 Light mag. 4.0 earthquake - 4.0 GREECE on Saturday, 28 November 2015 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/1161075/M4.0-Sat-28-Nov-40-GREECE.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/1161075/M4.0-Sat-28-Nov-40-GREECE.html Sat, 28 Nov 2015 10:39:48 +0000 Minor mag. 3.5 earthquake - 5 Km SW from Navpaktos on Saturday, 28 November 2015 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/1161082/M3.5-Sat-28-Nov-5-Km-SW-from-Navpaktos.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/1161082/M3.5-Sat-28-Nov-5-Km-SW-from-Navpaktos.html Sat, 28 Nov 2015 10:39:47 +0000 Light mag. 4.1 earthquake - Peru on Saturday, 28 November 2015 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/1161094/M4.1-Sat-28-Nov-Peru.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/1161094/M4.1-Sat-28-Nov-Peru.html Sat, 28 Nov 2015 10:30:57 +0000 Telica volcano (Nicaragua): continuing unrest, new ash emissions http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/telica/news/55557/Telica-volcano-Nicaragua-continuing-unrest-new-ash-emissions.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/telica/news/55557/Telica-volcano-Nicaragua-continuing-unrest-new-ash-emissions.html After its powerful explosion on 22 Nov, the volcano has mainly been calm, but weaker, sporadic ash emissions resumed during the past days. It is still thought that the recent activity is only caused by over-pressurized fluids in the upper conduit, and doesn't involve new magma, but comparing with the past episodes of explosive activity in May and September this year, it is almost likely that... Sat, 28 Nov 2015 10:18:47 +0000 Batu Tara volcano (Flores Sea, Indonesia): field report 23-26 Nov 2015 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/batu-tara/news/55532/Batu-Tara-volcano-Flores-Sea-Indonesia-field-report-23-26-Nov-2015.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/batu-tara/news/55532/Batu-Tara-volcano-Flores-Sea-Indonesia-field-report-23-26-Nov-2015.html We just returned from a 3-days expedition to the island during 23-26 Nov: the volcano's activity was overall at similar levels as during the previous visits between 2012-June this year, but highly variable from day to day: Phases lasting several hours, or even few days, with mild, ash-rich strombolian eruptions at intervals between 10-30 minutes alternated / were interrupted by much more... Sat, 28 Nov 2015 05:50:22 +0000 Copahue volcano (Chile): increasing ash emissions, landslide on eastern flank http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/copahue/news/55527/Copahue-volcano-Chile-increasing-ash-emissions-landslide-on-eastern-flank.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/copahue/news/55527/Copahue-volcano-Chile-increasing-ash-emissions-landslide-on-eastern-flank.html Small to moderately strong ash emissions and explosions have been near continuous during the past days, creating steam/ash plumes that rise up to approx. 1 km. Overall, the volcano's activity seems to be gradually increasing. A larger landslide occurred yesterday from the eastern flank (see comparison image, observed and submitted by reader Lynne Gulley). Sat, 28 Nov 2015 05:39:29 +0000 Photo of the Day: Holuhraun fissure eruption (Bardarbunga volcano, Iceland) Sep 2014 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-day/2015-nov-28.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-day/2015-nov-28.html Sat, 28 Nov 2015 05:01:03 +0000 Complete Earthquake list (worldwide) for today, Saturday, 28 Nov 2015 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/today.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/today.html Sat, 28 Nov 2015 05:01:01 +0000 Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Near Coast of Northern Chile on Friday, 27 November 2015 - information http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/11/27/21/00/magnitude6-NearCoastofNorthernChile-quake.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/11/27/21/00/magnitude6-NearCoastofNorthernChile-quake.html Fri, 27 Nov 2015 21:00:23 +0000 Photo of the Day: Lava flow and panoramic view from Pico del Teide, Teneriffa Isl., Canaries http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-day/2015-nov-27.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-day/2015-nov-27.html Fri, 27 Nov 2015 05:01:09 +0000 Complete Earthquake list (worldwide) for yesterday, Friday, 27 Nov 2015 http://volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/archive/2015-nov-27.html http://volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/archive/2015-nov-27.html Fri, 27 Nov 2015 05:01:01 +0000 Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Peru-Brazil Border Region on Thursday, 26 November 2015 - information http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/11/26/05/45/magnitude6-Peru-BrazilBorderRegion-quake.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/11/26/05/45/magnitude6-Peru-BrazilBorderRegion-quake.html Thu, 26 Nov 2015 05:45:18 +0000 Photo of the Day: Bursting lava bubble, Fogo volcano eruption Nov-Dec 2014 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-day/2015-nov-26.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-day/2015-nov-26.html Thu, 26 Nov 2015 05:01:09 +0000 Complete Earthquake list (worldwide) for Thursday, 26 Nov 2015 http://volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/archive/2015-nov-26.html http://volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/archive/2015-nov-26.html Thu, 26 Nov 2015 05:01:01 +0000 Volcanic activity worldwide 25 Nov 2015: Etna volcano http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/55522/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-25-Nov-2015-Etna-volcano.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/55522/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-25-Nov-2015-Etna-volcano.html Etna (Sicily, Italy): Since this afternoon there is a change visible in Etna's activity. Weak strombolian activity has started from the New SE crater. The activity probably started earlier today, but due to bad weather it was not observed before. Weak strombolian activity continues also from the vent inside the Voragine crater. Tremor remains low at the moment. Volcano Activity Summary for 25 Nov... Wed, 25 Nov 2015 22:00:01 +0000 Etna volcano update: Weak strombolian activity at the New SE Crater http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/etna/current-activity.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/etna/current-activity.html Since this afternoon there is a change visible in Etna's activity. Weak strombolian activity has started from the New SE crater. The activity probably started earlier today, but due to bad weather it was not observed before. Weak strombolian activity continues also from the vent inside the Voragine crater. Tremor remains low at the moment. Wed, 25 Nov 2015 21:28:36 +0000 Major mag. 7.3 earthquake - Peru-Brazil Border Region on Tuesday, 24 November 2015 - information http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/11/24/22/50/magnitude7-Peru-BrazilBorderRegion-quake.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/11/24/22/50/magnitude7-Peru-BrazilBorderRegion-quake.html Tue, 24 Nov 2015 22:50:54 +0000 Strong mag. 6.9 earthquake - Peru-Brazil Border Region on Tuesday, 24 November 2015 - information http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/11/24/22/45/magnitude6-Peru-BrazilBorderRegion-quake.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/11/24/22/45/magnitude6-Peru-BrazilBorderRegion-quake.html Tue, 24 Nov 2015 22:45:38 +0000 Major mag. 7.5 earthquake - Central Bolivia on Tuesday, 24 November 2015 - information http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/11/24/22/43/magnitude7-CentralBolivia-quake.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/11/24/22/43/magnitude7-CentralBolivia-quake.html Tue, 24 Nov 2015 22:43:14 +0000 Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Mariana Islands on Tuesday, 24 November 2015 - information http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/11/24/13/21/magnitude6-MarianaIslands-quake.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/11/24/13/21/magnitude6-MarianaIslands-quake.html Tue, 24 Nov 2015 13:21:38 +0000 Canlaon (Kanlaon) volcano (Negros Isl., Philippines): alert level raised http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/canlaon/news/55542/Canlaon-Kanlaon-volcano-Negros-Isl-Philippines-alert-level-raised.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/canlaon/news/55542/Canlaon-Kanlaon-volcano-Negros-Isl-Philippines-alert-level-raised.html PHIVOLCS raised the alert level of the volcano following an increase in activity. Starting from 21:55 local time on 24 Nov, a series of phreatic explosions occurred from the summit crater, producing ash plumes that rose up to approx. 1 km. According to PHILVOLCS, this explosive activity was followed by increased seismicity and volcanic tremor probably caused by degassing. An exclusion zone of 4... Tue, 24 Nov 2015 12:05:03 +0000 Barren Island (India): volcano likely continues to erupt http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/barren-island/news/55552/Barren-Island-India-volcano-likely-continues-to-erupt.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/barren-island/news/55552/Barren-Island-India-volcano-likely-continues-to-erupt.html With all likelihood, the volcano continues to be in eruption. It is very remote and rarely directly observed, but satellite imagery regularly show albeit weak thermal signals - again present more or less continuously since August and more frequent since October this year. A satellite image from 16 Nov shows a volcanic plume stretching several tens of kilometers from the volcano. Mon, 23 Nov 2015 12:05:03 +0000 Shiveluch volcano (Kamchatka): continuing lava dome growth, pyroclastic flow yesterday http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/shiveluch/news/55547/Shiveluch-volcano-Kamchatka-continuing-lava-dome-growth-pyroclastic-flow-yesterday.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/shiveluch/news/55547/Shiveluch-volcano-Kamchatka-continuing-lava-dome-growth-pyroclastic-flow-yesterday.html The extrusive activity of viscous lava into the active dome continues with little significant change, but seems to have picked up a bit recently. Incandescent avalanches occur to both the southeast and southwest corridor. Occasional larger collapses cause small to medium sized pyroclastic flows, such as one yesterday morning (image attached). Mon, 23 Nov 2015 12:05:03 +0000 Telica volcano (Nicaragua): powerful sudden explosion on 22 Nov 2014 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/telica/news/55537/Telica-volcano-Nicaragua-powerful-sudden-explosion-on-22-Nov-2014.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/telica/news/55537/Telica-volcano-Nicaragua-powerful-sudden-explosion-on-22-Nov-2014.html A sudden violent (vulcanian) eruption occurred at the volcano at 08:45 local time on 22 Nov. The powerful explosion ejected a dense plume of ash and ballistic blocks that fell in considerable distances and killed several cows. The ash plume reached more than 2 km height and a small pyroclastic flow might have accompanied a partial eruption column collapse. It is yet unclear whether the... Mon, 23 Nov 2015 12:05:03 +0000 Volcano Calendar 2016 - now for sale http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-calendar2016.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-calendar2016.html We're proud to present our new volcano calendar 2016: 13 different and attractive images of volcanoes, volcanic landscapes and phenomena taken during volcano tours over the past few years. Sun, 22 Nov 2015 23:33:39 +0000 Volcanic activity worldwide 21 Nov 2015: Karymsky volcano, Colima, Erta Ale, Tungurahua, Nishino-shi... http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/55504/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-21-Nov-2015-Karymsky-volcano-Colima-Erta-Ale-Tungurahua-Nishino-shi.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/55504/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-21-Nov-2015-Karymsky-volcano-Colima-Erta-Ale-Tungurahua-Nishino-shi.html Karymsky (Kamchatka): (21 Nov) Ash plumes from the volcano drifting east at estimated 23,000 ft (7 km) altitude were reported by VAAC Tokyo yesterday. Nishino-shima (Volcano Islands, Japan): (21 Nov) The volcano continues to erupt and is approaching its anniversary. It started with the birth of a new island offshore the old Nishino-Shima island on 23 Nov 2013, which by now has joined and... Sat, 21 Nov 2015 21:00:01 +0000 Copahue volcano (Chile): new ash emissions, increase in activity http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/copahue/news/55498/Copahue-volcano-Chile-new-ash-emissions-increase-in-activity.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/copahue/news/55498/Copahue-volcano-Chile-new-ash-emissions-increase-in-activity.html An increase in activity occurred at the volcano during the past two days. Starting Thursday evening, a new pulse of volcanic tremor was detected and ash emissions began during the night Thu-Friday around 3 am. At 03:40, a larger explosive event and emission took place that produced a plume of ash rising approx. 1 km. Also, some incandescent material was seen ejected. Until now, mild ash... Sat, 21 Nov 2015 12:02:48 +0000 Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Tanimbar Islands Reg., Indonesia on Saturday, 21 November 2015 - information http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/11/21/09/06/magnitude6-Indonesia-quake.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/11/21/09/06/magnitude6-Indonesia-quake.html Sat, 21 Nov 2015 09:06:10 +0000 Cotopaxi volcano update: Intermittent weak ash emissions http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/cotopaxi/activity/aug2015-eruption.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/cotopaxi/activity/aug2015-eruption.html The volcano's activity remains low, with intermittent small ash emissions and continuous steaming. Weak glow can sometimes be observed at night. According to IGEPN, seismic activity remains moderately strong. Sat, 21 Nov 2015 06:43:43 +0000 Erta Ale volcano (Ethiopia): lava lake very active, close to overflowing http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/erta_ale/news/55491/Erta-Ale-volcano-Ethiopia-lava-lake-very-active-close-to-overflowing.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/erta_ale/news/55491/Erta-Ale-volcano-Ethiopia-lava-lake-very-active-close-to-overflowing.html The lava lake in the southern pit of the caldera, 30-40 meters in diameter, remains very active and approaches again levels close to overflowing the margins of the pit, being only a few meters below the floor of the caldera. A group of ours is currently there and we will have fresh news in about 10 days, but the following video likely from early November shows the current activity well: Sat, 21 Nov 2015 06:39:35 +0000 Nishino-shima volcano (Japan): eruption continues, approaches 2 year anniversary http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/nishino-shima/news/55486/Nishino-shima-volcano-Japan-eruption-continues-approaches-2-year-anniversary.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/nishino-shima/news/55486/Nishino-shima-volcano-Japan-eruption-continues-approaches-2-year-anniversary.html The volcano continues to erupt and is approaching its anniversary. It started with the birth of a new island offshore the old Nishino-Shima island on 23 Nov 2013, which by now has joined and completely covered and greatly enlarged the older one. The latest survey of the Japanese Coast Guard on 17 Nov showed that although lava effusion continues at slow rate, thickening the flow field in the... Sat, 21 Nov 2015 06:32:53 +0000 Karymsky volcano (Kamchatka) activity update http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/karymsky/news/55481/Karymsky-volcano-Kamchatka-activity-update.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/karymsky/news/55481/Karymsky-volcano-Kamchatka-activity-update.html Ash plumes from the volcano drifting east at estimated 23,000 ft (7 km) altitude were reported by VAAC Tokyo yesterday. Sat, 21 Nov 2015 06:21:05 +0000 Tungurahua volcano (Ecuador) activity update http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/tungurahua/news/55476/Tungurahua-volcano-Ecuador-activity-update.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/tungurahua/news/55476/Tungurahua-volcano-Ecuador-activity-update.html Today and yesterday, the activity at the volcano has been lower and emissions much reduced, after a phase of near continuous degassing and ash venting, producing columns of up to 3 km height during 18-19 Nov. In this period, 1-6 mm of ash fell in areas to the NW, including Cotaló, Chacauco, Pillate, Chontapamba, Chonglontus, Cusua, Juive, and Bilbao where it caused significant damage to... Sat, 21 Nov 2015 06:11:31 +0000 Colima volcano (Western Mexico) activity update http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/colima/news/55471/Colima-volcano-Western-Mexico-activity-update.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/colima/news/55471/Colima-volcano-Western-Mexico-activity-update.html Intermittent explosive activity continues with little changes. Another beautiful shot of an ash column with eruption lightning by our friend Hernando Rivera from Colima attached. If you like to join us on a 4 days expedition to Colima from 16-20 Dec, look here. Sat, 21 Nov 2015 05:48:21 +0000 Shishaldin volcano (Aleutian Islands, Alaska): alert level lowered http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/shishaldin/news/55466/Shishaldin-volcano-Aleutian-Islands-Alaska-alert-level-lowered.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/shishaldin/news/55466/Shishaldin-volcano-Aleutian-Islands-Alaska-alert-level-lowered.html No anomalous activity at Shishaldin has been observed in satellite data since weakly elevated surface temperatures were detected on October 16. Low-amplitude seismic tremor continues but is not considered to be indicative of an active eruption. AVO is therefore downgrading the status of Shishaldin volcano from aviation color code ORANGE to YELLOW and from volcano alert level WATCH to ADVISORY.... Sat, 21 Nov 2015 05:33:18 +0000 Volcano Discoveries: A Photographic Journey Around the World http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/view_news/55461/Volcano-Discoveries-A-Photographic-Journey-Around-the-World.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/view_news/55461/Volcano-Discoveries-A-Photographic-Journey-Around-the-World.html Looking for a great Christmas gift? Finally, our new volcano book "Volcano Discoveries" is out: enjoy browsing 240 pages beautifully illustrated with photos, anecdotes and infos about volcanoes from around the world. Written by geologists Ingrid Smet and Tom Pfeiffer, it is not only a summary of Tom's photographic work and travels during the past 15 years, but also a perfect introduction into... Thu, 19 Nov 2015 11:02:50 +0000 Volcanic activity worldwide 18 Nov 2015: Etna volcano http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/55459/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-18-Nov-2015-Etna-volcano.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/55459/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-18-Nov-2015-Etna-volcano.html Etna (Sicily, Italy): Strombolian activity continues in the Voragine. Hot fumaroles are visible at the New SE crater. Volcano Activity Summary for 18 Nov 2015:Currently erupting:Ambrym (Vanuatu): active lava lakes in several craters (updated 24 May 2015)Aso (Kyushu): steaming, occasional phreatomagmatic or strombolian explosions (updated 26 Oct 2015)Bagana (Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea):... Wed, 18 Nov 2015 23:00:01 +0000