VolcanoDiscovery - Visit Active Volcanoes: Volcano News http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/ Latest News and Eruption Updates of Volcanic Activity and Earthquakes Worldwide en Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:04:01 +0100 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 Minor mag. 3.6 earthquake - New Zealand on Thursday, 30 July 2015 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/1057824/M3.6-Thu-30-Jul-New-Zealand.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/1057824/M3.6-Thu-30-Jul-New-Zealand.html Thu, 30 Jul 2015 08:47:00 +0100 Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Kermadec Islands Region on Thursday, 30 July 2015 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/1057813/M5.5-Thu-30-Jul-Kermadec-Islands-Region.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/1057813/M5.5-Thu-30-Jul-Kermadec-Islands-Region.html Thu, 30 Jul 2015 08:44:25 +0100 Photo of the Day: Stratovolcano Momotombo at Lake Managua, Nicaragua http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-day/2015-jul-30.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-day/2015-jul-30.html Thu, 30 Jul 2015 05:01:04 +0100 Complete Earthquake list (worldwide) for today, Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/today.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/today.html Thu, 30 Jul 2015 05:01:01 +0100 Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - Dead Sea Region on Thursday, 30 July 2015 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/1057717/M4.3-Thu-30-Jul-Dead-Sea-Region.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/1057717/M4.3-Thu-30-Jul-Dead-Sea-Region.html Thu, 30 Jul 2015 03:41:05 +0100 Minor mag. 3.6 earthquake - ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE on Thursday, 30 July 2015 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/1057676/M3.6-Thu-30-Jul--ANTOFAGASTA-CHILE.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/1057676/M3.6-Thu-30-Jul--ANTOFAGASTA-CHILE.html Thu, 30 Jul 2015 02:35:45 +0100 Minor mag. 3.6 earthquake - - Puerto Rico region on Thursday, 30 July 2015 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/1057677/M3.6-Thu-30-Jul--Puerto-Rico-region.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/1057677/M3.6-Thu-30-Jul--Puerto-Rico-region.html Thu, 30 Jul 2015 02:18:33 +0100 Photo of the Day: Roman amphorae, perfectly preserved in the archeological site of Herculaneum, Italy http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-day/2015-jul-29.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-day/2015-jul-29.html Wed, 29 Jul 2015 05:01:10 +0100 Complete Earthquake list (worldwide) for yesterday, Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 http://volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/archive/2015-jul-29.html http://volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/archive/2015-jul-29.html Wed, 29 Jul 2015 05:01:02 +0100 Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Southern Alaska on Wednesday, 29 July 2015 - information http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/07/29/02/35/magnitude6-SouthernAlaska-quake.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/07/29/02/35/magnitude6-SouthernAlaska-quake.html Wed, 29 Jul 2015 03:35:49 +0100 Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Panama-Colombia Border Region on Wednesday, 29 July 2015 - information http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/07/29/00/10/magnitude6-Panama-ColombiaBorderRegion-quake.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/07/29/00/10/magnitude6-Panama-ColombiaBorderRegion-quake.html Wed, 29 Jul 2015 01:10:24 +0100 Volcanic activity worldwide 28 Jul 2015: Karymsky volcano, Popocat├ępetl, Dukono, Raung, Sinabung, K... http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/53938/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-28-Jul-2015-Karymsky-volcano-Popocatpetl-Dukono-Raung-Sinabung-K.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/53938/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-28-Jul-2015-Karymsky-volcano-Popocatpetl-Dukono-Raung-Sinabung-K.html Karymsky (Kamchatka): An ash plume from an explosion produced an ash plume that rose to 14,000 ft (4.2 km) altitude and drifted north this morning. The volcano continues to produce intermittent strombolian- to vulcanian-type explosive eruptions. Chirinkotan (Northern Kuriles): Ash emissions were recorded on satellite imagery on 26 July, producing a plume that rose to 15,000 ft (4.5 km) altitude... Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:31:31 +0100 Kirishima volcano (Japan): seismic unrest http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/kirishima/news/53933/Kirishima-volcano-Japan-seismic-unrest.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/kirishima/news/53933/Kirishima-volcano-Japan-seismic-unrest.html Elevated seismic activity has been recorded since early July, the Japan Meterological Agency (JMA) reported. Yesterday, a phase of volcanic tremor occurred that lasted 3 minutes and a slight ground deformation was detected. Whether this is caused by an intrusion of fresh magma which in turn could lead to a new eruption is unclear. For the time being, the volcano's alert level remains at 2 (out... Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:26:44 +0100 Popocat├ępetl volcano (Central Mexico) activity update http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/popocatepetl/news/53928/Popocatpetl-volcano-Central-Mexico-activity-update.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/popocatepetl/news/53928/Popocatpetl-volcano-Central-Mexico-activity-update.html The activity at the volcano has remained more or less unchanged over the past months. During the past days, explosive activity has been a bit higher than average, but alert level remains unchanged at Yelled phase 2. Intermittent explosions occur from the summit crater, where lava domes slowly grow until a series of stronger explosions destroy it and a new one grows. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:21:18 +0100 Sinabung Volcano Special expedition 7-11 August (5 days volcano expedition to Sinabung volcano, Sumatra) http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/tours/eruption-special/sinabung.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/tours/eruption-special/sinabung.html Sinabung volcano on Sumatra has been in eruption since late 2013 and been regularly producing spectacular pyroclastic flows, as viscous lava continues to accumulate as a lava dome and regularly collapses. Sinabung's eruption is also a text-book example of an erupting subduction zone volcano causing an ongoing crisis, which local people and authorities have learned to live with on a daily... Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:14:56 +0100 Sabancaya volcano (Peru): light ash emissions http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/sabancaya/news/53913/Sabancaya-volcano-Peru-light-ash-emissions.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/sabancaya/news/53913/Sabancaya-volcano-Peru-light-ash-emissions.html Light ash emissions have been occurring at the volcano. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:11:25 +0100 Sinabung volcano (Sumatra, Indonesia) update: pyroclastic flows http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/sinabung/news/53908/Sinabung-volcano-Sumatra-Indonesia-update-pyroclastic-flows.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/sinabung/news/53908/Sinabung-volcano-Sumatra-Indonesia-update-pyroclastic-flows.html A series of pyroclastic flows yesterday noon (see previous post) and this morning destroyed a part of the eastern lava lobe. On the last morning of observations during our recent expedition to Sinabung, we observed 3 small to moderate pyroclastic flows reaching 1.5-2 km length. Photos and videos will be posted soon on a special page. PS: If you're interested in joining us on the next tour... Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:07:35 +0100 Volcanoes Today, 28 Jul 2015: Karymsky volcano, Dukono, Raung, Chirinkotan, Akan http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcanoes/today.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcanoes/today.html Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:00:01 +0100 Chirinkotan volcano (Kuriles, Russia): ash emissions during 26 July http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/chirinkotan/news/53903/Chirinkotan-volcano-Kuriles-Russia-ash-emissions-during-26-July.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/chirinkotan/news/53903/Chirinkotan-volcano-Kuriles-Russia-ash-emissions-during-26-July.html Ash emissions were recorded on satellite imagery on 26 July, producing a plume that rose to 15,000 ft (4.5 km) altitude and drifted NW. During yesterday and today, the plume dissipated and no new emissions were detected (VAAC Tokyo). Tue, 28 Jul 2015 10:59:02 +0100 Dukono volcano (Halmahera, Indonesia) activity update http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/dukono/news/53898/Dukono-volcano-Halmahera-Indonesia-activity-update.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/dukono/news/53898/Dukono-volcano-Halmahera-Indonesia-activity-update.html Strong ash emissions continue at the volcano. VAAC Darwin reported an ash plume extending 25 km north of the volcano yesterday. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 10:48:00 +0100 Raung volcano (East Java, Indonesia) activity update http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/raung/news/53893/Raung-volcano-East-Java-Indonesia-activity-update.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/raung/news/53893/Raung-volcano-East-Java-Indonesia-activity-update.html The eruption, now over 4 weeks old, continues with no significant changes. Strong lava effusion inside the summit caldera is accompanied by near-constant ash emissions rising 1-2 km and drifting up to 100-200 km in mostly westerly directions. PS: If you are interested in visiting (climbing) the volcano around 11-15 August, please contact us. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 10:45:35 +0100 Karymsky volcano (Kamchatka): ash plume reported http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/karymsky/news/53888/Karymsky-volcano-Kamchatka-ash-plume-reported.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/karymsky/news/53888/Karymsky-volcano-Kamchatka-ash-plume-reported.html An ash plume from an explosion produced an ash plume that rose to 14,000 ft (4.2 km) altitude and drifted north this morning. The volcano continues to produce intermittent strombolian- to vulcanian-type explosive eruptions. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 10:31:29 +0100 Mt Meakan volcano (Hokkaido, Japan): earthquake swarm triggers eruption alert http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/akan/news/53883/Mt-Meakan-volcano-Hokkaido-Japan-earthquake-swarm-triggers-eruption-alert.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/akan/news/53883/Mt-Meakan-volcano-Hokkaido-Japan-earthquake-swarm-triggers-eruption-alert.html A swarm of shallow volcanic earthquakes under the Ponmachineshiri crater of Mt Meakan volcano has been occurring since yesterday. This event triggered the Japanese Meteorological Agency (JMA) to raise the volcanic alert status to 2 (eruption alert, on a scale of 1-5) today. In addition, temperatures and fumarolic activity inside the crater have increased. The earthquake swarm follows a gradual... Tue, 28 Jul 2015 10:27:04 +0100 Photo of the Day: Ash-rich strombolian eruption at Batu Tara volcano, Indonesia http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-day/2015-jul-28.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-day/2015-jul-28.html Tue, 28 Jul 2015 05:01:10 +0100 Complete Earthquake list (worldwide) for Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 http://volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/archive/2015-jul-28.html http://volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/archive/2015-jul-28.html Tue, 28 Jul 2015 05:01:02 +0100 Major mag. 7.2 earthquake - Irian Jaya, Indonesia on Monday, 27 July 2015 - information http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/07/27/21/41/magnitude7-Indonesia-quake.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/07/27/21/41/magnitude7-Indonesia-quake.html Mon, 27 Jul 2015 22:41:20 +0100 Volcanic activity worldwide 27 Jul 2015: Sinabung volcano http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/53881/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-27-Jul-2015-Sinabung-volcano.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/53881/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-27-Jul-2015-Sinabung-volcano.html Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): (27 Jul) Activity has remained essentially unchanged. Effusion of viscous lava continues at slow pace to feed the lava dome with two active lobes on the SE and E upper flanks. At 12:22 local time today, a small part of the eastern lobe collapsed into a medium-sized pyroclastic flow that traveled approx. 2.5 km towards the outskirts of the (already evacuated and... Mon, 27 Jul 2015 22:00:01 +0100 Sinabung volcano (Sumatra, Indonesia) update: pyroclastic flow of 2.5 km length - video http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/sinabung/news/53876/Sinabung-volcano-Sumatra-Indonesia-update-pyroclastic-flow-of-25-km-length-video.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/sinabung/news/53876/Sinabung-volcano-Sumatra-Indonesia-update-pyroclastic-flow-of-25-km-length-video.html Activity has remained essentially unchanged. Effusion of viscous lava continues at slow pace to feed the lava dome with two active lobes on the SE and E upper flanks. At 12:22 local time today, a small part of the eastern lobe collapsed into a medium-sized pyroclastic flow that traveled approx. 2.5 km towards the outskirts of the (already evacuated and destroyed) villages of Bekerah and... Mon, 27 Jul 2015 09:35:34 +0100 Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS on Monday, 27 July 2015 - information http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/07/27/04/55/magnitude6-ALEUTIANISLANDS-quake.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/07/27/04/55/magnitude6-ALEUTIANISLANDS-quake.html Mon, 27 Jul 2015 05:55:48 +0100 Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands on Monday, 27 July 2015 - information http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/07/27/04/49/magnitude6-AleutianIslands-quake.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/07/27/04/49/magnitude6-AleutianIslands-quake.html Mon, 27 Jul 2015 05:49:44 +0100 Photo of the Week: The ever active lava lake at Benbrow crater, Ambrym September 2014 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-week/2015-jul-27.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-week/2015-jul-27.html Mon, 27 Jul 2015 05:01:10 +0100 Volcanic activity worldwide 26 Jul 2015: Sinabung volcano http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/53872/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-26-Jul-2015-Sinabung-volcano.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/53872/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-26-Jul-2015-Sinabung-volcano.html Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): During the past 2,3 days, the volcano has been relatively calm and not produced pyroclastic flows, only small rockfalls from two lava lobes, a smaller and a much larger one, overspilling to the SE and ENE, respectively Both are weakly active; the one to the ENE seems prone to potentially larger collapses, which would generate pyroclastic flows that could threaten... Sun, 26 Jul 2015 22:00:01 +0100 Sinabung volcano (Sumatra, Indonesia) update: apparent calm, rockfalls and lava lobes http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/sinabung/news/53867/Sinabung-volcano-Sumatra-Indonesia-update-apparent-calm-rockfalls-and-lava-lobes.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/sinabung/news/53867/Sinabung-volcano-Sumatra-Indonesia-update-apparent-calm-rockfalls-and-lava-lobes.html During the past 2,3 days, the volcano has been relatively calm and not produced pyroclastic flows, only small rockfalls from two lava lobes, a smaller and a much larger one, overspilling to the SE and ENE, respectively Both are weakly active; the one to the ENE seems prone to potentially larger collapses, which would generate pyroclastic flows that could threaten villages to the E and ENE, in ... Sun, 26 Jul 2015 16:41:39 +0100 Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - South of Java, Indonesia on Sunday, 26 July 2015 - information http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/07/26/07/05/magnitude6-Indonesia-quake.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/07/26/07/05/magnitude6-Indonesia-quake.html Sun, 26 Jul 2015 08:05:07 +0100 Volcanic activity worldwide 24 Jul 2015: Sinabung volcano, Kick 'em Jenny http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/53865/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-24-Jul-2015-Sinabung-volcano-Kick-em-Jenny.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/53865/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-24-Jul-2015-Sinabung-volcano-Kick-em-Jenny.html Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): A moderately large pyroclastic flow occurred yesterday morning, reaching 3 km length on the SE side and producing a 1.5 km ash plume. Kick 'em Jenny (West Indies, Grenada): The submarine volcano 8 km north of Grenada might be heading towards an eruption. Increasing signs of unrest have been recorded during the past 24 hours, and the Seismic Research Centre at the... Fri, 24 Jul 2015 22:00:01 +0100 Kick 'em Jenny submarine volcano (Grenada): eruption warning http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/kick-em-jenny/news/53845/Kick-em-Jenny-submarine-volcano-Grenada-eruption-warning.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/kick-em-jenny/news/53845/Kick-em-Jenny-submarine-volcano-Grenada-eruption-warning.html The submarine volcano 8 km north of Grenada might be heading towards an eruption. Increasing signs of unrest have been recorded during the past 24 hours, and the Seismic Research Centre at the University of the West Indies has raised its alert level to the second highest level, "orange". Elevated seismic activity had been noted since 11 July and a stronger seismic swarm was recorded yesterday... Fri, 24 Jul 2015 12:20:24 +0100 Sinabung volcano (Sumatra, Indonesia) update: pyroclastic flow of 3 km length on 23 July http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/sinabung/news/53840/Sinabung-volcano-Sumatra-Indonesia-update-pyroclastic-flow-of-3-km-length-on-23-July.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/sinabung/news/53840/Sinabung-volcano-Sumatra-Indonesia-update-pyroclastic-flow-of-3-km-length-on-23-July.html A moderately large pyroclastic flow occurred yesterday morning, reaching 3 km length on the SE side and producing a 1.5 km ash plume. Fri, 24 Jul 2015 12:07:58 +0100 Batu Tara volcano expedition June 2015: short film http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/tours/batu-tara-expedition/video.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/tours/batu-tara-expedition/video.html Martin Siering, one of the participants in our June 2015 expedition made the following short film about the tour. Among other things, the video presents striking images of strombolian eruptions emanating from the volcano during the day and the night, images of the Milky Way, a glimpse into everyday life at the base camp, and unique time-lapse footage of the Batu Tara volcano. Watch the film here! Wed, 22 Jul 2015 17:33:22 +0100 Volcanic activity worldwide 22 Jul 2015: Colima volcano, Raung, Sinabung, Nevado del Ruiz, Sabancaya... http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/53824/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-22-Jul-2015-Colima-volcano-Raung-Sinabung-Nevado-del-Ruiz-Sabancaya.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/53824/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-22-Jul-2015-Colima-volcano-Raung-Sinabung-Nevado-del-Ruiz-Sabancaya.html Chirinkotan (Northern Kuriles): Ash emissions from small explosions at the volcano were detected on satellite imagery last Monday (20 July). The ash plumes rose to estimated 12,000 ft (4 km) altitude and drifted SE. Raung (East Java): The eruption of the volcano continues with intense ash emissions and the effusion of lava from vents inside the caldera and shows no signs of weakening. Depending... Wed, 22 Jul 2015 15:33:03 +0100 Colima volcano (Mexico): activity decreases http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/colima/news/53819/Colima-volcano-Mexico-activity-decreases.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/colima/news/53819/Colima-volcano-Mexico-activity-decreases.html Effusive activity seems to have dropped significantly. The lava flow we observed on the southern side last week is much less active and might be stagnant. No incandescence was visible at its front on the webcam during the past nights and only few rockfalls occurred. Wed, 22 Jul 2015 15:30:05 +0100