VolcanoDiscovery - Visit Active Volcanoes: Volcano News http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/ Latest News and Eruption Updates of Volcanic Activity and Earthquakes Worldwide en Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:17:14 +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 Volcanoes Today, 29 Jan 2015: Kilauea volcano, Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcanoes/today.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcanoes/today.html Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:00:02 +0000 Kilauea volcano update: Situation unchanged http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/kilauea/news/50716/Kilauea-volcano-update-Situation-unchanged.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/kilauea/news/50716/Kilauea-volcano-update-Situation-unchanged.html The June 27th lava flow remains active, but its advance is slow. The leading edge is currently stalled roughly 500 meters from Highway 130 at Pahoa. Breakouts remain active a short distance upslope of the leading tip of the flow, and continue to slowly widen the flow. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:45:11 +0000 Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - West of Galapagos Islands on Thursday, 29 January 2015 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/921491/M4.9-Thu-29-Jan-West-of-Galapagos-Islands.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/921491/M4.9-Thu-29-Jan-West-of-Galapagos-Islands.html Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:32:06 +0000 Satellite image of new Island of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano, Tonga, in January 2015 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/hunga-tonga/news/new-island2015.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/hunga-tonga/news/new-island2015.html An exceptional satellite image taken by the European Pléiades satellite from 19 January shows the new island that formed during the eruption near Hunga Ha’apai island (left in images) earlier this month and joined it by forming a new peninsula, composed of a broad, flat ash cone with a water-filled crater. The image also shows that activity seems to have already stopped by 19 Jan when the image... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 08:58:18 +0000 Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - GUAM REGION on Thursday, 29 January 2015 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/921498/M4.4-Thu-29-Jan--GUAM-REGION.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/921498/M4.4-Thu-29-Jan--GUAM-REGION.html Thu, 29 Jan 2015 08:44:08 +0000 Minor mag. 3.8 earthquake - BIO-BIO, CHILE on Thursday, 29 January 2015 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/921450/M3.8-Thu-29-Jan--BIO-BIO-CHILE.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/921450/M3.8-Thu-29-Jan--BIO-BIO-CHILE.html Thu, 29 Jan 2015 08:08:47 +0000 Light mag. 4.1 earthquake - SOUTHERN XINJIANG, CHINA on Thursday, 29 January 2015 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/921449/M4.1-Thu-29-Jan--SOUTHERN-XINJIANG-CHINA.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/921449/M4.1-Thu-29-Jan--SOUTHERN-XINJIANG-CHINA.html Thu, 29 Jan 2015 07:57:41 +0000 Minor mag. 3.9 earthquake - SAN JUAN, ARGENTINA on Thursday, 29 January 2015 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/921417/M3.9-Thu-29-Jan--SAN-JUAN-ARGENTINA.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/921417/M3.9-Thu-29-Jan--SAN-JUAN-ARGENTINA.html Thu, 29 Jan 2015 07:42:47 +0000 Photo of the Day: At the crater of Dukono volcano (Halmahera, Indonesia) http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-day/2015-jan-29.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-day/2015-jan-29.html Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:01:05 +0000 Complete Earthquake list (worldwide) for today, Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/today.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/today.html Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:01:01 +0000 Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake - 5.7 TONGA on Thursday, 29 January 2015 - information http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/01/29/03/49/magnitude5-5.7TONGA-quake.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/01/29/03/49/magnitude5-5.7TONGA-quake.html Thu, 29 Jan 2015 03:49:31 +0000 Volcanic activity worldwide 28 Jan 2015: Karymsky volcano, Kliuchevskoi, Bardarbunga, Sangay, San Mi... http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/50699/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-28-Jan-2015-Karymsky-volcano-Kliuchevskoi-Bardarbunga-Sangay-San-Mi.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/50699/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-28-Jan-2015-Karymsky-volcano-Kliuchevskoi-Bardarbunga-Sangay-San-Mi.html Bardarbunga (Central Iceland): The visible intensity of the eruption continues to decrease gradually. The Icelandic Met office conducted air-borne measurements of the lava field last week, showing that it has significantly thickened (rather than expanded laterally) during the past weeks, and is now estimated to contain approx. 1.4 cubic kilometers of lava. Effusion rates, although decreasing,... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:50:49 +0000 Klyuchevskoy volcano (Kamchatka): lava flow produces pyroclastic flow http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/klyuchevskoy/news/50694/Klyuchevskoy-volcano-Kamchatka-lava-flow-produces-pyroclastic-flow.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/klyuchevskoy/news/50694/Klyuchevskoy-volcano-Kamchatka-lava-flow-produces-pyroclastic-flow.html The eruption continues and a lava flow is active on the southeastern upper flank. A collapse of lava from the flow and violent snow-lava interaction produced a pyroclastic flow that descended to the base of the steep mountain yesterday afternoon around 17:40 local time. From webcam images, it can be estimated that the flow traveled approx 2000 meters in about 2 minutes, resulting in a mean... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:46:48 +0000 Karymsky volcano (Kamchatka) activity update http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/karymsky/news/50689/Karymsky-volcano-Kamchatka-activity-update.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/karymsky/news/50689/Karymsky-volcano-Kamchatka-activity-update.html Moderate explosive activity continues. Ash plumes from strombolian to vulcanian eruptions were reported by KVERT, reaching approx. 14,000 ft (4.2 km) altitude and drifting north and later east from the volcano. Aviation color code remains "orange". Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:32:19 +0000 Shishaldin volcano (United States, Aleutian Islands) activity update http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/shishaldin/news/50684/Shishaldin-volcano-United-States-Aleutian-Islands-activity-update.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/shishaldin/news/50684/Shishaldin-volcano-United-States-Aleutian-Islands-activity-update.html A faint thermal signal remains visible on satellite imagery. According to the Alaska Volcano Observatory, weak eruptive activity likely continues in the summit crater. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:29:09 +0000 Bardarbunga volcano update: Eruption decreases http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/bardarbunga/news/50683/Bardarbunga-volcano-update-Eruption-decreases.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/bardarbunga/news/50683/Bardarbunga-volcano-update-Eruption-decreases.html The visible intensity of the eruption continues to decrease gradually. The Icelandic Met office conducted air-borne measurements of the lava field last week, showing that it has significantly thickened (rather than expanded laterally) during the past weeks, and is now estimated to contain approx. 1.4 cubic kilometers of lava. Effusion rates, although decreasing, are still close to an impressive... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:52:13 +0000 Fogo volcano (Cape Verde) activity update http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/fogo/news/50678/Fogo-volcano-Cape-Verde-activity-update.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/fogo/news/50678/Fogo-volcano-Cape-Verde-activity-update.html The eruption still continues although most of the time visible activity is very low and restricted to degassing. Minor lava effusion and sporadic flares of strombolian activity of mild to moderate size occur from time to time. Scientists from the Cabo Verde volcano observatory (OVCV) who climbed the volcano on 25 January observed small ash emissions, and published a detailed report about the... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:40:58 +0000 Sangay volcano (Ecuador): new activity likely http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/sangay/news/50673/Sangay-volcano-Ecuador-new-activity-likely.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/sangay/news/50673/Sangay-volcano-Ecuador-new-activity-likely.html Eruptive activity of some sort is likely in progress at the volcano. Along with pilot reports of spotted plumes relayed through the Washington VAAC, thermal signals detectable on satellite data have been more and more frequent since early January, Culture Volcan points out in his blog. It is unknown what kind of activity is occurring, but the most likely scenario is mild to moderate strombolian... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:26:19 +0000 San Miguel / Chaparrastique volcano (San Salvador): small explosion on Monday http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/san-miguel/news/50668/San-Miguel-Chaparrastique-volcano-San-Salvador-small-explosion-on-Monday.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/san-miguel/news/50668/San-Miguel-Chaparrastique-volcano-San-Salvador-small-explosion-on-Monday.html A small explosion occurred last Monday at 06:43 morning. Probably phreatic in nature, it was the first eruptive activity since minor ash emissions past July. According to MARN, falling blocks from the eruption could be heard from people in the vicinity of the volcano. No further eruptions have followed so far, and no significant temperature signal can be detected at the summit, only constant... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:18:02 +0000 Photo of the Day: On the rim of Etna's NE crater http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-day/2015-jan-28.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-day/2015-jan-28.html Wed, 28 Jan 2015 05:01:12 +0000 Complete Earthquake list (worldwide) for yesterday, Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 http://volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/archive/2015-jan-28.html http://volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/archive/2015-jan-28.html Wed, 28 Jan 2015 05:01:03 +0000 Photo of the Day: Jabal as Sawda, road between volcanic stone fields near Swaknah, Lybia http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-day/2015-jan-27.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-day/2015-jan-27.html Tue, 27 Jan 2015 05:01:12 +0000 Complete Earthquake list (worldwide) for Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 http://volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/archive/2015-jan-27.html http://volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/archive/2015-jan-27.html Tue, 27 Jan 2015 05:01:03 +0000 Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake - Northern Sumatra, Indonesia on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 - information http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/01/27/00/53/magnitude5-Indonesia-quake.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/01/27/00/53/magnitude5-Indonesia-quake.html Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:53:19 +0000 Volcanic activity worldwide 26 Jan 2015: Kliuchevskoi volcano, Shiveluch, Dukono, Suwanose-jima, Zhupanovsky http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/50656/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-26-Jan-2015-Kliuchevskoi-volcano-Shiveluch-Dukono-Suwanose-jima-Zhupanov.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/50656/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-26-Jan-2015-Kliuchevskoi-volcano-Shiveluch-Dukono-Suwanose-jima-Zhupanov.html Kliuchevskoi (Kamchatka): The eruptive activity has weakened a bit, but remains near-continuous. Small ash emissions from strombolian activity occurred yesterday and bright glow from this activity illuminates the volcano's summit at night. No lava flow seems to be active at the moment. Shiveluch (Kamchatka): (26 Jan) A strong vulcanian-type explosion occurred this morning. An ash plume rose to... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 21:00:02 +0000 Suwanose-jima volcano (Ryukyu Islands, Japan) activity update http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/suwanosejima/news/50642/Suwanose-jima-volcano-Ryukyu-Islands-Japan-activity-update.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/suwanosejima/news/50642/Suwanose-jima-volcano-Ryukyu-Islands-Japan-activity-update.html Occasional strombolian eruptions occur from time to time. An explosion was reported yesterday (Tokyo VAAC). Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:11:04 +0000 Kliuchevskoi volcano (Kamchatka) activity update http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/klyuchevskoy/news/50637/Kliuchevskoi-volcano-Kamchatka-activity-update.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/klyuchevskoy/news/50637/Kliuchevskoi-volcano-Kamchatka-activity-update.html The eruptive activity has weakened a bit, but remains near-continuous. Small ash emissions from strombolian activity occurred yesterday and bright glow from this activity illuminates the volcano's summit at night. No lava flow seems to be active at the moment. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:20:31 +0000 Dukono volcano (Halmahera, Indonesia) activity update http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/dukono/news/50632/Dukono-volcano-Halmahera-Indonesia-activity-update.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/dukono/news/50632/Dukono-volcano-Halmahera-Indonesia-activity-update.html Significant ash emissions were observed again this morning. Tokyo VAAC reported a plume extending 20 nautical miles to the SW, at estimated 10,000 ft (3 km) altitude. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:17:11 +0000 Zhupanovsky volcano (Kamchatka, Russia) activity update http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/zhupanovsky/news/50627/Zhupanovsky-volcano-Kamchatka-Russia-activity-update.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/zhupanovsky/news/50627/Zhupanovsky-volcano-Kamchatka-Russia-activity-update.html Intermittent ash emissions continue. A plume at 10,000 ft (3 km) altitude was detected extending SSE on satellite imagery this morning (Tokyo VAAC). Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:00:14 +0000 Shiveluch volcano (Kamchatka, Russia): explosive eruption this morning http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/kamchatka/sheveluch/news/50622/Shiveluch-volcano-Kamchatka-Russia-explosive-eruption-this-morning.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/kamchatka/sheveluch/news/50622/Shiveluch-volcano-Kamchatka-Russia-explosive-eruption-this-morning.html A strong vulcanian-type explosion occurred this morning. An ash plume rose to approx. 25,000 ft (7.5 km) altitude and a pyroclastic flow seems to have descended to the SE. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 08:58:18 +0000 Photo of the Week: Isimila Site pillars, crowned by volcanic rock, Tansania http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-week/2015-jan-26.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-week/2015-jan-26.html Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:01:11 +0000 Volcanic activity worldwide 24 Jan 2015: Kliuchevskoi volcano, Colima, Sakurajima http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/50608/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-24-Jan-2015-Kliuchevskoi-volcano-Colima-Sakurajima.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/50608/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-24-Jan-2015-Kliuchevskoi-volcano-Colima-Sakurajima.html Kliuchevskoi (Kamchatka): Moderate to strong strombolian activity continues at the summit crater, producing a sustained plume that rises approx. 1500 m above the summit and drifts eastwards. Incandescent avalanches descent the southwestern and western flanks. From webcam and MODIS thermal images, it seems, however, that no (or only a shorter) sustained lava flow is currently active. ... [read... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 21:00:02 +0000 Sakurajima volcano (Japan): explosion with ash plume to 5 km reported http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/sakurajima/news/50594/Sakurajima-volcano-Japan-explosion-with-ash-plume-to-5-km-reported.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/sakurajima/news/50594/Sakurajima-volcano-Japan-explosion-with-ash-plume-to-5-km-reported.html An unusually strong explosion occurred yesterday at 20:36 local time. VAAC Tokyo reported an ash plume to 16,000 ft (5 km) altitude. Today, the volcano has been much calmer with only a few smaller eruptions and phases of ash emissions. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 11:17:15 +0000 Klyuchevskoy volcano (Kamchatka): strong strombolian activity http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/klyuchevskoy/news/50589/Klyuchevskoy-volcano-Kamchatka-strong-strombolian-activity.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/klyuchevskoy/news/50589/Klyuchevskoy-volcano-Kamchatka-strong-strombolian-activity.html Moderate to strong strombolian activity continues at the summit crater, producing a sustained plume that rises approx. 1500 m above the summit and drifts eastwards. Incandescent avalanches descent the southwestern and western flanks. From webcam and MODIS thermal images, it seems, however, that no (or only a shorter) sustained lava flow is currently active. Video: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 10:43:47 +0000 Colima volcano (Mexico): rockfalls, intermittent explosions http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/colima/news/50584/Colima-volcano-Mexico-rockfalls-intermittent-explosions.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/colima/news/50584/Colima-volcano-Mexico-rockfalls-intermittent-explosions.html Eruptive activity continues at moderate levels with effusion of viscous lava at the summit, producing frequent smaller and sometimes larger rockfalls and avalanches. Small to moderate explosions occur a few times per day: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 10:17:51 +0000 Volcanic activity worldwide 23 Jan 2015: Karymsky volcano, Bardarbunga, Kilauea, Ubinas, Sabancaya, ... http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/50576/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-23-Jan-2015-Karymsky-volcano-Bardarbunga-Kilauea-Ubinas-Sabancaya-.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/50576/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-23-Jan-2015-Karymsky-volcano-Bardarbunga-Kilauea-Ubinas-Sabancaya-.html Bardarbunga (Central Iceland): No significant changes in seismic and volcanic activity have occurred recently at the ongoing Holuhraun eruption, but overall, a slowly decreasing trend of the activity is becoming evident. Still, magma effusion remains quite impressive, especially the large lava lake inside Baugur crater on the main part of the fissure. Although still elevated, the average number... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 17:42:39 +0000 Bardarbunga volcano update: Eruption continues with slowly decreasing trend http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/bardarbunga/news/50575/Bardarbunga-volcano-update-Eruption-continues-with-slowly-decreasing-trend.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/bardarbunga/news/50575/Bardarbunga-volcano-update-Eruption-continues-with-slowly-decreasing-trend.html No significant changes in seismic and volcanic activity have occurred recently at the ongoing Holuhraun eruption, but overall, a slowly decreasing trend of the activity is becoming evident. Still, magma effusion remains quite impressive, especially the large lava lake inside Baugur crater on the main part of the fissure. Although still elevated, the average number of larger earthquakes under the... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 17:42:09 +0000 Ubinas volcano (Peru) activity update http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/ubinas/news/50570/Ubinas-volcano-Peru-activity-update.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/ubinas/news/50570/Ubinas-volcano-Peru-activity-update.html No ash emissions or explosions have occurred recently at the volcano. While overall seismicity has decreased during the past weeks, tremor and long-period earthquakes, indicators of internal fluid movements, along with degassing activity have increased again since 6 January. Although the general tendency seems to be that the volcano is progressively calming down, the current crisis is not yet... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 17:34:57 +0000 Sabancaya volcano (Peru): magmatic intrusion NNE of volcano http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/sabancaya/news/50560/Sabancaya-volcano-Peru-magmatic-intrusion-NNE-of-volcano.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/sabancaya/news/50560/Sabancaya-volcano-Peru-magmatic-intrusion-NNE-of-volcano.html A small magmatic intrusion has been taking place under the volcano recently, a report of the Geophysical Institute of Peru (IGP) concludes. Activity at the volcano could increase over the next few days, but no violent explosive activity is currently expected. An increase in shallow earthquake activity with both characteristics of rock fracturing and disturbance of the hydrothermal system was... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:47:14 +0000 Shishaldin volcano (Alaska): increased temperatures in summit crater http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/shishaldin/news/50553/Shishaldin-volcano-Alaska-increased-temperatures-in-summit-crater.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/shishaldin/news/50553/Shishaldin-volcano-Alaska-increased-temperatures-in-summit-crater.html The Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) reported "strongly elevated" temperatures in the summit crater on satellite data from yesterday. This could indicate lava is present there, possibly strombolian activity. What seems to be light ash fall deposits on the upper snowy flanks was visible on webcam images. Seismic activity has been slightly above background, a phase of elevated activity occurred... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 13:36:02 +0000