VolcanoDiscovery - Visit Active Volcanoes: Volcano News http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/ Latest News and Eruption Updates of Volcanic Activity and Earthquakes Worldwide en Sun, 01 Mar 2015 19:16:41 +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 Minor mag. 3.6 earthquake - 73km N of Redoubt Volcano, Alaska on Sunday, 1 March 2015 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/945035/M3.6-Sun-1-Mar-73km-N-of-Redoubt-Volcano-Alaska.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/945035/M3.6-Sun-1-Mar-73km-N-of-Redoubt-Volcano-Alaska.html Sun, 01 Mar 2015 17:13:55 +0000 Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - 4.9 SOUTH OF FIJI ISLANDS on Sunday, 1 March 2015 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/945002/M4.9-Sun-1-Mar-49-SOUTH-OF-FIJI-ISLANDS.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/945002/M4.9-Sun-1-Mar-49-SOUTH-OF-FIJI-ISLANDS.html Sun, 01 Mar 2015 16:52:12 +0000 Minor mag. 3.9 earthquake - OFFSHORE ATACAMA, CHILE on Sunday, 1 March 2015 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/945005/M3.9-Sun-1-Mar--OFFSHORE-ATACAMA-CHILE.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/945005/M3.9-Sun-1-Mar--OFFSHORE-ATACAMA-CHILE.html Sun, 01 Mar 2015 16:28:20 +0000 Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Near Coast of Northern Chile on Sunday, 1 March 2015 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/944932/M5.2-Sun-1-Mar-Near-Coast-of-Northern-Chile.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/944932/M5.2-Sun-1-Mar-Near-Coast-of-Northern-Chile.html Sun, 01 Mar 2015 15:50:20 +0000 Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - 59 km al O de Caldera on Sunday, 1 March 2015 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/944965/M4.6-Sun-1-Mar-59-km-al-O-de-Caldera.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/944965/M4.6-Sun-1-Mar-59-km-al-O-de-Caldera.html Sun, 01 Mar 2015 15:50:19 +0000 Volcanoes Today, 1 Mar 2015: Bardarbunga volcano, Raung http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcanoes/today.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcanoes/today.html Sun, 01 Mar 2015 14:00:02 +0000 Bardarbunga volcano (Central Iceland) activity update: No more active lava emission, only continuing degassing http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/bardarbunga/news/51450/Bardarbunga-volcano-Central-Iceland-activity-update-No-more-active-lava-emission-only-continuing-deg.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/bardarbunga/news/51450/Bardarbunga-volcano-Central-Iceland-activity-update-No-more-active-lava-emission-only-continuing-deg.html Sun, 01 Mar 2015 13:41:45 +0000 Raung, Indonesia: Spectacular Strombolian explosions continue throgh to the end of February http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/raung/news/51443/Raung-Indonesia-Spectacular-Strombolian-explosions-continue-throgh-to-the-end-of-February.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/raung/news/51443/Raung-Indonesia-Spectacular-Strombolian-explosions-continue-throgh-to-the-end-of-February.html Our local Indonesian partner, photographer and volcanologist Andi, spent a week at Raung to observe the volcano┬┤s current explosive eruption. On the 25th of February 2015, Andi reported us the following: Over the last two weeks Raung has been spewing out lava fountains and explosions typical for Strombolian eruptions. During my visit there were many spectacular explosions, sometimes as... Sun, 01 Mar 2015 11:38:17 +0000 Photo of the Month: The colors of Dallol look unearthly. It is however only table salt, sulfur and a palette of other chemicals, expelled by http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-month/2015-mar.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-month/2015-mar.html Sun, 01 Mar 2015 05:01:09 +0000 Photo of the Day: Eruption from Batu Tara volcano in Nov 2014 (Flores Sea, Indonesia) http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-day/2015-mar-1.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-day/2015-mar-1.html Sun, 01 Mar 2015 05:01:03 +0000 Complete Earthquake list (worldwide) for today, Sunday, 1 Mar 2015 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/today.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/today.html Sun, 01 Mar 2015 05:01:01 +0000 Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake - Southern Molucca Sea on Sunday, 1 March 2015 - information http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/03/01/03/32/magnitude5-SouthernMoluccaSea-quake.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/03/01/03/32/magnitude5-SouthernMoluccaSea-quake.html Sun, 01 Mar 2015 03:32:35 +0000 Volcanic activity worldwide 28 Feb 2015: Colima volcano http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/51435/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-28-Feb-2015-Colima-volcano.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/51435/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-28-Feb-2015-Colima-volcano.html Colima (Western Mexico): Dr Tom Pfeiffer is part of a volcano filming expedition in Mexico at the moment. They have been observing Colima volcano over the past few days. The effusive activity seems to have stopped since there is no more dome building nor lava flows. Explosive activity has taken over instead: Colima erupts in irregular explosions (at intervals of 30mins to 7 hours) of small to... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 23:00:01 +0000 Colima, Mexico: Explosive activity replaces effusive lava flows and domes http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/colima/news/51428/Colima-Mexico-Explosive-activity-replaces-effusive-lava-flows-and-domes.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/colima/news/51428/Colima-Mexico-Explosive-activity-replaces-effusive-lava-flows-and-domes.html Dr Tom Pfeiffer is part of a volcano filming expedition in Mexico at the moment. They have been observing Colima volcano over the past few days. The effusive activity seems to have stopped since there is no more dome building nor lava flows. Explosive activity has taken over instead: Colima erupts in irregular explosions (at intervals of 30mins to 7 hours) of small to moderately large size,... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 22:02:47 +0000 Photo of the Day: Waterfall near Hilo, Big Island, Hawaii http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-day/2015-feb-28.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-day/2015-feb-28.html Sat, 28 Feb 2015 05:01:09 +0000 Complete Earthquake list (worldwide) for yesterday, Saturday, 28 Feb 2015 http://volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/archive/2015-feb-28.html http://volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/archive/2015-feb-28.html Sat, 28 Feb 2015 05:01:02 +0000 Volcanic activity worldwide 27 Feb 2015: Stromboli volcano http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/51417/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-27-Feb-2015-Stromboli-volcano.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/51417/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-27-Feb-2015-Stromboli-volcano.html Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): Strombolian activity from the summit vents continues slowly to increase but always below normal levels. In the morning of Feb the 15th a brief but energetic series of 7-8 strong explosions occurred less than 2 minutes:it was characterized by the most powerful explosion observed since the end of the effusive activity. (Source: INGV Catania latest... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 21:00:02 +0000 Stromboli volcano update: http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/stromboli/news/51415/Stromboli-volcano-update-.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/stromboli/news/51415/Stromboli-volcano-update-.html Strombolian activity from the summit vents continues slowly to increase but always below normal levels. In the morning of Feb the 15th a brief but energetic series of 7-8 strong explosions occurred less than 2 minutes:it was characterized by the most powerful explosion observed since the end of the effusive activity. (Source: INGV Catania latest reports) Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:11:12 +0000 Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake - Mariana Islands on Friday, 27 February 2015 - information http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/02/27/16/24/magnitude5-MarianaIslands-quake.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/02/27/16/24/magnitude5-MarianaIslands-quake.html Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:24:50 +0000 Major mag. 7.1 earthquake - Flores Sea on Friday, 27 February 2015 - information http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/02/27/13/45/magnitude7-FloresSea-quake.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/02/27/13/45/magnitude7-FloresSea-quake.html Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:45:03 +0000 Photo of the Day: Unusually clear view of the interior of the NE crater. Every few minutes, detonations from deep-seated explosions can be http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-day/2015-feb-27.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-day/2015-feb-27.html Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:01:09 +0000 Complete Earthquake list (worldwide) for Friday, 27 Feb 2015 http://volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/archive/2015-feb-27.html http://volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/archive/2015-feb-27.html Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:01:02 +0000 Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Tonga Islands on Thursday, 26 February 2015 - information http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/02/26/06/26/magnitude5-TongaIslands-quake.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/02/26/06/26/magnitude5-TongaIslands-quake.html Thu, 26 Feb 2015 06:26:53 +0000 Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake - Southeast of Honshu, Japan on Wednesday, 25 February 2015 - information http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/02/25/07/00/magnitude5-Japan-quake.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/02/25/07/00/magnitude5-Japan-quake.html Wed, 25 Feb 2015 07:00:58 +0000 Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - Sulu Sea on Wednesday, 25 February 2015 - information http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/02/25/01/31/magnitude5-SuluSea-quake.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/02/25/01/31/magnitude5-SuluSea-quake.html Wed, 25 Feb 2015 01:31:43 +0000 Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake - Off East Coast of Honshu, Japan on Tuesday, 24 February 2015 - information http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/02/24/02/28/magnitude5-Japan-quake.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/02/24/02/28/magnitude5-Japan-quake.html Tue, 24 Feb 2015 02:28:52 +0000 Photo of the Week: The chain of volcanoes on Unimak, from left to right: Roundtop Mountain, Isanotski, Pogromni and Shishaldin. http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-week/2015-feb-23.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-week/2015-feb-23.html Mon, 23 Feb 2015 05:01:09 +0000 Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Off Coast of Jalisco, Mexico on Sunday, 22 February 2015 - information http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/02/22/14/23/magnitude6-Mexico-quake.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/02/22/14/23/magnitude6-Mexico-quake.html Sun, 22 Feb 2015 14:23:16 +0000 Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake - Northern Xinjiang, China on Sunday, 22 February 2015 - information http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/02/22/06/42/magnitude5-China-quake.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/02/22/06/42/magnitude5-China-quake.html Sun, 22 Feb 2015 06:42:55 +0000 Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake - Off East Coast of Honshu, Japan on Saturday, 21 February 2015 - information http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/02/21/10/13/magnitude5-Japan-quake.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/02/21/10/13/magnitude5-Japan-quake.html Sat, 21 Feb 2015 10:13:52 +0000 Volcanic activity worldwide 20 Feb 2015: Shiveluch volcano, Sinabung http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/51358/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-20-Feb-2015-Shiveluch-volcano-Sinabung.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/51358/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-20-Feb-2015-Shiveluch-volcano-Sinabung.html Shiveluch (Kamchatka): An eruption today produced an ash plume that rose to estimated 25,000 ft (7.5 km) altitude, detected on infrared satellite imagery (VAAC Tokyo). This could have been an explosion at the dome or an ash plume from a pyroclastic flow due to a partial collapse event, but visible webcam images are not clear to distinguish this. Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): A high-level... Fri, 20 Feb 2015 21:00:58 +0000 Sinabung volcano (Sumatra, Indonesia): major explosion might be occurring (ash plume to 15 km) http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/sinabung/news/51353/Sinabung-volcano-Sumatra-Indonesia-major-explosion-might-be-occurring-ash-plume-to-15-km.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/sinabung/news/51353/Sinabung-volcano-Sumatra-Indonesia-major-explosion-might-be-occurring-ash-plume-to-15-km.html A high-level eruption at 15:22 UTC (22:22 local time) with an ash plume rising to 45,000 ft (15 km) altitude was reported by Darwin VAAC short time ago. If this report turns out to be true (so far, no other evidence available), it would mean that a major vulcanian to sub-plinian explosion is occurring or has occurred as a surprise. Fri, 20 Feb 2015 16:34:21 +0000 Shiveluch volcano (Kamchatka, Russia): ash plume to 25,000 ft http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/kamchatka/sheveluch/news/51348/Shiveluch-volcano-Kamchatka-Russia-ash-plume-to-25000-ft.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/kamchatka/sheveluch/news/51348/Shiveluch-volcano-Kamchatka-Russia-ash-plume-to-25000-ft.html An eruption today produced an ash plume that rose to estimated 25,000 ft (7.5 km) altitude, detected on infrared satellite imagery (VAAC Tokyo). This could have been an explosion at the dome or an ash plume from a pyroclastic flow due to a partial collapse event, but visible webcam images are not clear to distinguish this. Fri, 20 Feb 2015 16:24:22 +0000 Sinabung volcano (Sumatra, Indonesia) update: pyroclastic flows, new lava lobe http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/sinabung/news/51343/Sinabung-volcano-Sumatra-Indonesia-update-pyroclastic-flows-new-lava-lobe.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/sinabung/news/51343/Sinabung-volcano-Sumatra-Indonesia-update-pyroclastic-flows-new-lava-lobe.html Pyroclastic flows continue to occur, as a new lobe of viscous lava is growing in the summit crater. The collapses during the past 2 weeks and their associated flows have strongly changed the morphology of the crater, removing most of the existing dome, while this is now being replaced by fresh material. A larger flow on Wednesday night reached 4 km distance, further than all of the previous ones... Fri, 20 Feb 2015 16:02:49 +0000 Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Off East Coast of Honshu, Japan on Friday, 20 February 2015 - information http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/02/20/04/25/magnitude6-Japan-quake.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/02/20/04/25/magnitude6-Japan-quake.html Fri, 20 Feb 2015 04:25:23 +0000 Volcanic activity worldwide 19 Feb 2015: Fuego volcano, Kliuchevskoi, Colima, Sakurajima http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/51341/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-19-Feb-2015-Fuego-volcano-Kliuchevskoi-Colima-Sakurajima.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/51341/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-19-Feb-2015-Fuego-volcano-Kliuchevskoi-Colima-Sakurajima.html Kliuchevskoi (Kamchatka): The strombolian-type activity from the summit crater of the volcano continues at moderate levels, with little changes over the past week. The following is the summary of the latest Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report (11-17 February 2015): ... [read more] ... [show less] "During 6-13 Feb Incandescence at the summit was visible and bombs were ejected... Thu, 19 Feb 2015 21:00:02 +0000 Sakurajima volcano (Japan): activity summary 9-17 February - continuing moderate to strong explosions http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/sakurajima/news/51331/Sakurajima-volcano-Japan-activity-summary-9-17-February-continuing-moderate-to-strong-explosions.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/sakurajima/news/51331/Sakurajima-volcano-Japan-activity-summary-9-17-February-continuing-moderate-to-strong-explosions.html 36 explosions occurred from Showa Crater during 9-13 February and ejected tephra as far as 1,300 m. Incandescence from the crater was visible at night during 9-11 February, and inflation continued to be detected. The Alert Level remained at 3 (on a scale of 1-5). The Tokyo VAAC reported that during 11-17 February plumes rose to altitudes of 1.8-3.7 km (6,000-12,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted E and... Thu, 19 Feb 2015 18:11:37 +0000 Kliuchevskoi volcano (Kamchatka) activity update http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/klyuchevskoy/news/51326/Kliuchevskoi-volcano-Kamchatka-activity-update.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/klyuchevskoy/news/51326/Kliuchevskoi-volcano-Kamchatka-activity-update.html The strombolian-type activity from the summit crater of the volcano continues at moderate levels, with little changes over the past week. The following is the summary of the latest Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report (11-17 February 2015): "During 6-13 Feb Incandescence at the summit was visible and bombs were ejected 200-300 m above the crater. Explosions generated ash plumes... Thu, 19 Feb 2015 18:09:21 +0000 Fuego volcano (Guatemala): phase of strong activity during 16-17 Feb http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/fuego/news/51321/Fuego-volcano-Guatemala-phase-of-strong-activity-during-16-17-Feb.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/fuego/news/51321/Fuego-volcano-Guatemala-phase-of-strong-activity-during-16-17-Feb.html The volcano experienced another surge in activity on 16 Feb, but has now returned to moderate levels again, with moderate to strong strombolian explosions ejecting incandescent material to 150 m and ash plumes rising up to 1km. In a special report on 16 February INSIVUMEH noted 4-6 explosions per hour, and ash plumes that rose, based on pilot reports, to altitudes of 7-9.1 km (23,000-30,000 ft)... Thu, 19 Feb 2015 18:05:14 +0000 Colima volcano (Western Mexico) activity update http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/colima/news/51316/Colima-volcano-Western-Mexico-activity-update.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/colima/news/51316/Colima-volcano-Western-Mexico-activity-update.html The volcano remains active with explosions from the summit crater, but its activity has been decreasing a bit. In a report by the Civil Protection, the lava dome is said to have been partially destroyed by the recent explosions, leaving a crater of about 140 m diameter. Thu, 19 Feb 2015 17:59:35 +0000