VolcanoDiscovery - Visit Active Volcanoes: Volcano News http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/ Latest News and Eruption Updates of Volcanic Activity and Earthquakes Worldwide en Mon, 30 Mar 2015 02:01:16 +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 Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - New Britain Region, P.N.G. on Monday, 30 March 2015 - information http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/03/30/00/15/magnitude5-P.N.G.-quake.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/03/30/00/15/magnitude5-P.N.G.-quake.html Mon, 30 Mar 2015 01:15:28 +0100 Light mag. 4.0 earthquake - New Zealand on Sunday, 29 March 2015 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/967303/M4.0-Sun-29-Mar-New-Zealand.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/967303/M4.0-Sun-29-Mar-New-Zealand.html Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:57:14 +0100 Major mag. 7.2 earthquake - New Britain Region, P.N.G. on Sunday, 29 March 2015 - information http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/03/29/23/48/magnitude7-P.N.G.-quake.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/03/29/23/48/magnitude7-P.N.G.-quake.html Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:48:28 +0100 Minor mag. 3.5 earthquake - 37 Km SE from Gavdhos on Sunday, 29 March 2015 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/967304/M3.5-Mon-30-Mar-37-Km-SE-from-Gavdhos.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/967304/M3.5-Mon-30-Mar-37-Km-SE-from-Gavdhos.html Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:19:47 +0100 Minor mag. 3.7 earthquake - 3.7 CRETE, GREECE on Sunday, 29 March 2015 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/967295/M3.7-Mon-30-Mar-37-CRETE-GREECE.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/967295/M3.7-Mon-30-Mar-37-CRETE-GREECE.html Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:18:07 +0100 Minor mag. 3.6 earthquake - IRAN-IRAQ BORDER REGION on Sunday, 29 March 2015 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/967219/M3.6-Sun-29-Mar--IRAN-IRAQ-BORDER-REGION.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/967219/M3.6-Sun-29-Mar--IRAN-IRAQ-BORDER-REGION.html Sun, 29 Mar 2015 21:13:31 +0100 Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - 30 km al S de Mina Collahuasi on Sunday, 29 March 2015 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/967176/M4.4-Sun-29-Mar-30-km-al-S-de-Mina-Collahuasi.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/967176/M4.4-Sun-29-Mar-30-km-al-S-de-Mina-Collahuasi.html Sun, 29 Mar 2015 18:55:22 +0100 Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - Northern Molucca Sea on Sunday, 29 March 2015 - information http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/03/29/07/50/magnitude5-NorthernMoluccaSea-quake.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/03/29/07/50/magnitude5-NorthernMoluccaSea-quake.html Sun, 29 Mar 2015 08:50:54 +0100 Photo of the Day: A strong eruption occurs on the evening of 25 Feb, producing a tall lava fountain from the northern vent and ejecting in http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-day/2015-mar-29.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-day/2015-mar-29.html Sun, 29 Mar 2015 05:01:03 +0100 Complete Earthquake list (worldwide) for today, Sunday, 29 Mar 2015 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/today.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/today.html Sun, 29 Mar 2015 05:01:01 +0100 Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Fiji Islands Region on Saturday, 28 March 2015 - information http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/03/28/19/16/magnitude5-FijiIslandsRegion-quake.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/03/28/19/16/magnitude5-FijiIslandsRegion-quake.html Sat, 28 Mar 2015 19:16:34 +0000 Photo of the Day: Eruptive fissure and the full moon. http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-day/2015-mar-28.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-day/2015-mar-28.html Sat, 28 Mar 2015 04:01:08 +0000 Complete Earthquake list (worldwide) for yesterday, Saturday, 28 Mar 2015 http://volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/archive/2015-mar-28.html http://volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/archive/2015-mar-28.html Sat, 28 Mar 2015 04:01:02 +0000 Volcanic activity worldwide 27 Mar 2015: Colima volcano, Shiveluch, Sakurajima, Villarrica, Aso, Bag... http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/52218/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-27-Mar-2015-Colima-volcano-Shiveluch-Sakurajima-Villarrica-Aso-Bag.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/52218/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-27-Mar-2015-Colima-volcano-Shiveluch-Sakurajima-Villarrica-Aso-Bag.html Shiveluch (Kamchatka): (26 Mar) Another powerful vulcanian explosion occurred this morning at 10:03 local time at the volcano. An eruption column rose to approx. 10 km altitude. The eruption produced smaller pyroclastic flows from collapsing material at the base of the eruption column. Aso (Kyushu): Explosive activity and ash emissions have decreased or ceased. Bright glow and intense... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:52:39 +0000 Colima volcano (Mexico): strong explosion with pyroclastic flows http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/colima/news/52213/Colima-volcano-Mexico-strong-explosion-with-pyroclastic-flows.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/colima/news/52213/Colima-volcano-Mexico-strong-explosion-with-pyroclastic-flows.html Strong explosions continue to occur. An eruption at 08:20 local time this morning produced several pyroclastic flows that traveled down the western flank of the volcano: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:45:26 +0000 Aso volcano (Kyushu, Japan) activity update http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/aso/news/52208/Aso-volcano-Kyushu-Japan-activity-update.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/aso/news/52208/Aso-volcano-Kyushu-Japan-activity-update.html Explosive activity and ash emissions have decreased or ceased. Bright glow and intense steaming/degassing from the main vent in the Nakadake crater however suggest the presence of a small lava lake. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:34:12 +0000 Kuchinoerabu-jima volcano (Ryukyu Islands, Japan) activity update: steaming, incandescence at main crater http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/kuchinoerabu-jima/news/52203/Kuchinoerabu-jima-volcano-Ryukyu-Islands-Japan-activity-update-steaming-incandescence-at-main-crater.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/kuchinoerabu-jima/news/52203/Kuchinoerabu-jima-volcano-Ryukyu-Islands-Japan-activity-update-steaming-incandescence-at-main-crater.html Incandescence can be seen from the crater of the volcano, suggesting mild activity (e.g. release of very hot gasses) continues. Since its last eruption in August 2014 the volcano remains at alert level 3 (out of 5). Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:25:53 +0000 Sakurajima volcano (Japan): very frequent explosions http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/sakurajima/news/52198/Sakurajima-volcano-Japan-very-frequent-explosions.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/sakurajima/news/52198/Sakurajima-volcano-Japan-very-frequent-explosions.html The volcano is currently in a very active phase. During the past 24 hours alone, at least 14 vulcanian explosions occurred, the largest of which produced ash plumes that rose to 11-13,000 ft (3-4 km) altitude. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:14:14 +0000 Villarrica volcano (Central Chile) activity update http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/villarrica/news/52193/Villarrica-volcano-Central-Chile-activity-update.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/villarrica/news/52193/Villarrica-volcano-Central-Chile-activity-update.html Activity remains stable with intermittent mild strombolian explosions and light ash emissions. Bright glow can be seen at night, suggesting that the magma column inside the conduit stands very high. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:10:14 +0000 Bagana volcano (Papua New Guinea): ash emission reported http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/bagana/news/52188/Bagana-volcano-Papua-New-Guinea-ash-emission-reported.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/bagana/news/52188/Bagana-volcano-Papua-New-Guinea-ash-emission-reported.html An ash plume from the volcano was observed last night, extending at 10,000 ft (3 km) altitude approx. 50 km to the NE (VAAC Darwin). Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:06:45 +0000 Photo of the Day: Ash emissions from Voragine crater seen from Santa Barbara's shelter http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-day/2015-mar-27.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-day/2015-mar-27.html Fri, 27 Mar 2015 04:01:08 +0000 Complete Earthquake list (worldwide) for Friday, 27 Mar 2015 http://volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/archive/2015-mar-27.html http://volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/archive/2015-mar-27.html Fri, 27 Mar 2015 04:01:02 +0000 Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Off East Coast of Honshu, Japan on Friday, 27 March 2015 - information http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/03/27/03/04/magnitude5-Japan-quake.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/03/27/03/04/magnitude5-Japan-quake.html Fri, 27 Mar 2015 03:04:07 +0000 Volcanoes Today, 26 Mar 2015: Shiveluch volcano http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcanoes/today.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcanoes/today.html Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:00:03 +0000 Shiveluch volcano (Kamchatka, Russia): strong explosion, ash plume to 10 km altitude http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/shiveluch/news/52173/Shiveluch-volcano-Kamchatka-Russia-strong-explosion-ash-plume-to-10-km-altitude.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/shiveluch/news/52173/Shiveluch-volcano-Kamchatka-Russia-strong-explosion-ash-plume-to-10-km-altitude.html Another powerful vulcanian explosion occurred this morning at 10:03 local time at the volcano. An eruption column rose to approx. 10 km altitude. The eruption produced smaller pyroclastic flows from collapsing material at the base of the eruption column. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:59:24 +0000 Volcanoes and Spices (volcano trekking tour to the Molucca Sea: N-Sulawesi, Karangetang and Halmahera) http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/tours/indonesia/lokon-soputan-karangetang-dukono-ibu.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/tours/indonesia/lokon-soputan-karangetang-dukono-ibu.html Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:31:00 +0000 Volcanic activity worldwide 26 Mar 2015: Kliuchevskoi volcano, Kilauea, Lewotobi, Medvezhia, Sinarka... http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/52162/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-26-Mar-2015-Kliuchevskoi-volcano-Kilauea-Lewotobi-Medvezhia-Sinarka.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/52162/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-26-Mar-2015-Kliuchevskoi-volcano-Kilauea-Lewotobi-Medvezhia-Sinarka.html Kliuchevskoi (Kamchatka): Mild activity (small explosions and light ash emissions) continues at the summit crater of the volcano from the Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 18-24 March 2015: ... [read more] ... [show less] "KVERT reported that during 13-20 March the eruption at Klyuchevskoy continued but the energy of the explosions decreased significantly. Explosions... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:06:26 +0000 Semisopochnoi volcano (Aleutian Islands) activity update: increased seismic activity, eruption warning http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/semisopochnoi/news/52157/Semisopochnoi-volcano-Aleutian-Islands-activity-update-increased-seismic-activity-eruption-warning.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/semisopochnoi/news/52157/Semisopochnoi-volcano-Aleutian-Islands-activity-update-increased-seismic-activity-eruption-warning.html The Alaska volcano observatory (AVO) detected significantly increased earthquake activity under the volcano and warns of a possible eruption: "Earthquake activity that began in January continues, and has increased in intensity over the past few days. In addition, we have detected brief periods of seismic tremor, which can indicate movement of magma or magmatic gases. Thus we are increasing the... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:03:53 +0000 Kilauea volcano update: HVO lowers volcano alert level, Pahoa safe for now http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/kilauea/news/52156/Kilauea-volcano-update-HVO-lowers-volcano-alert-level-Pahoa-safe-for-now.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/kilauea/news/52156/Kilauea-volcano-update-HVO-lowers-volcano-alert-level-Pahoa-safe-for-now.html As the June 27th lava flow is no longer active in the vicinity of Pahoa town, HVO downgraded the volcano alert level for Kīlauea from WARNING to WATCH. HVO issued the following report: "The eruption of lava continues at both the Puʻu ʻŌʻō vent on Kīlauea Volcano’s East Rift Zone and in Halemaʻumaʻu Crater at the volcano’s summit. However, in recent weeks, the Puʻu ʻŌʻō lava flows nearest to... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:57:31 +0000 Klyuchevskoy volcano (Kamchatka): activity summary 13-25 March 2015 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/klyuchevskoy/news/52151/Klyuchevskoy-volcano-Kamchatka-activity-summary-13-25-March-2015.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/klyuchevskoy/news/52151/Klyuchevskoy-volcano-Kamchatka-activity-summary-13-25-March-2015.html Mild activity (small explosions and light ash emissions) continues at the summit crater of the volcano from the Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 18-24 March 2015: "KVERT reported that during 13-20 March the eruption at Klyuchevskoy continued but the energy of the explosions decreased significantly. Explosions generated ash plumes that rose to altitudes of 5-5.5 km... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:45:31 +0000 Sinarka volcano (Shiashkotan Island , Kuril Islands) activity update http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/sinarka/news/52146/Sinarka-volcano-Shiashkotan-Island-Kuril-Islands-activity-update.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/sinarka/news/52146/Sinarka-volcano-Shiashkotan-Island-Kuril-Islands-activity-update.html Satellite images showed steam-and-gas emissions from Sinarka on 16 March and a weak thermal anomaly on 21 March. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:40:20 +0000 Medvezhia volcano (Kurile Islands, Russia) activity update http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/medvezhia/news/52141/Medvezhia-volcano-Kurile-Islands-Russia-activity-update.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/medvezhia/news/52141/Medvezhia-volcano-Kurile-Islands-Russia-activity-update.html Satellite images showed a weak thermal anomaly over Kudryavy, a stratovolcano of the Medvezhia volcanic complex, on 18 March. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:39:19 +0000 Lewotobi volcano (Flores, Indonesia): alert level raised http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/lewotobi/news/52136/Lewotobi-volcano-Flores-Indonesia-alert-level-raised.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/lewotobi/news/52136/Lewotobi-volcano-Flores-Indonesia-alert-level-raised.html The alert level of the volcano was raised after a significant increase in seismic activity was detected recently. from the Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 18-24 March 2015: White plumes were observed rising 15-20 m above Lewotobi during periods of clear weather from 1 February to 17 March. Seismicity increased significantly on 13 March, especially volcanic earthquakes and... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:37:08 +0000 Chirinkotan volcano (Northern Kuriles, Kuril Islands) activity update http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/chirinkotan/news/52131/Chirinkotan-volcano-Northern-Kuriles-Kuril-Islands-activity-update.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/chirinkotan/news/52131/Chirinkotan-volcano-Northern-Kuriles-Kuril-Islands-activity-update.html SVERT reported that during 19-21 March a thermal anomaly over Chirinkotan was detected in satellite images. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Yellow on 20 March. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:33:13 +0000 Help Vanuatu recover from Cyclone Pam: call for donations and information from Tanna & Ambrym http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/vanuatu/news/cyclone-pam/help.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/vanuatu/news/cyclone-pam/help.html On 13 March 2015, one of the strongest ever recorded cyclones in the SW Pacific, Cyclone Pam, hit Vanuatu with full force and caused wide-spread destruction. On this page, we will post updates and news, mainly from direct contact information on location, in particular from Ambrym and Tanna, our main destinations where we have many friends and partners. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:09:05 +0000 Volcanic activity worldwide 25 Mar 2015: Karymsky volcano, Dukono, Villarrica, Zhupanovsky http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/52113/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-25-Mar-2015-Karymsky-volcano-Dukono-Villarrica-Zhupanovsky.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/52113/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-25-Mar-2015-Karymsky-volcano-Dukono-Villarrica-Zhupanovsky.html Karymsky (Kamchatka): Intermittent strombolian to vulcanian explosions continue to occur at the volcano. Occasionally, such as this morning, the resulting typically smaller ash plumes are large enough to be reported in Tokyo VAAC's volcanic ash advisories. Karymsky is one of the world's few volcanoes having been in persistent activity for centuries. Zhupanovsky (Kamchatka, Russia): A relatively... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 21:02:08 +0000 Dukono volcano (Halmahera, Indonesia) activity update http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/dukono/news/52101/Dukono-volcano-Halmahera-Indonesia-activity-update.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/dukono/news/52101/Dukono-volcano-Halmahera-Indonesia-activity-update.html An ash emission this morning was observed on satellite imagery (Darwin VAAC). Wed, 25 Mar 2015 11:42:16 +0000 Villarrica volcano (Central Chile) activity update http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/villarrica/news/52096/Villarrica-volcano-Central-Chile-activity-update.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/villarrica/news/52096/Villarrica-volcano-Central-Chile-activity-update.html Weak intermittent strombolian activity at the summit crater and occasional small ash emissions continue. In its latest report from yesterday, SERNAGEOMIN mentioned a decrease in tremor and observed emissions. An exclusion zone of 5 km radius around the crater is in place as the activity can increase abruptly at any time. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 11:27:02 +0000 Karymsky volcano (Kamchatka): ash plume reported http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/karymsky/news/52091/Karymsky-volcano-Kamchatka-ash-plume-reported.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/karymsky/news/52091/Karymsky-volcano-Kamchatka-ash-plume-reported.html Intermittent strombolian to vulcanian explosions continue to occur at the volcano. Occasionally, such as this morning, the resulting typically smaller ash plumes are large enough to be reported in Tokyo VAAC's volcanic ash advisories. Karymsky is one of the world's few volcanoes having been in persistent activity for centuries. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 11:16:12 +0000 Zhupanovsky volcano (Kamchatka): ash plume to 27,000 ft / 8 km altitude reported http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/zhupanovsky/news/52086/Zhupanovsky-volcano-Kamchatka-ash-plume-to-27000-ft-8-km-altitude-reported.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/zhupanovsky/news/52086/Zhupanovsky-volcano-Kamchatka-ash-plume-to-27000-ft-8-km-altitude-reported.html A relatively large ash emission from the volcano was reported this morning by Tokyo VAAC. Based on MTSAT satellite imagery, an ash plume rose to estimated 27,000 ft (8 km) altitude and extended east. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 11:10:59 +0000