VolcanoDiscovery - Visit Active Volcanoes: Volcano News http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/ Latest News and Eruption Updates of Volcanic Activity and Earthquakes Worldwide en Mon, 27 Apr 2015 14:39:14 +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. 3.5 earthquake - New Zealand on Monday, 27 April 2015 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/989565/M3.5-Mon-27-Apr-New-Zealand.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/989565/M3.5-Mon-27-Apr-New-Zealand.html Mon, 27 Apr 2015 13:44:11 +0100 Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - India-Bangladesh Border Region on Monday, 27 April 2015 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/989552/M5.1-Mon-27-Apr-India-Bangladesh-Border-Region.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/989552/M5.1-Mon-27-Apr-India-Bangladesh-Border-Region.html Mon, 27 Apr 2015 13:37:51 +0100 Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES on Monday, 27 April 2015 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/989555/M4.6-Mon-27-Apr--MINDANAO-PHILIPPINES.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/989555/M4.6-Mon-27-Apr--MINDANAO-PHILIPPINES.html Mon, 27 Apr 2015 13:06:59 +0100 Minor mag. 3.9 earthquake - 27km W of Arctic Village, Alaska on Monday, 27 April 2015 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/989521/M3.9-Mon-27-Apr-27km-W-of-Arctic-Village-Alaska.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/989521/M3.9-Mon-27-Apr-27km-W-of-Arctic-Village-Alaska.html Mon, 27 Apr 2015 11:29:49 +0100 Volcanoes Today, 27 Apr 2015: Karymsky volcano, Barren Island, Dukono, Sakurajima, Calbuco, Manam http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcanoes/today.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcanoes/today.html Mon, 27 Apr 2015 10:00:02 +0100 Sakurajima volcano (Japan): strong explosion http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/sakurajima/news/52739/Sakurajima-volcano-Japan-strong-explosion.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/sakurajima/news/52739/Sakurajima-volcano-Japan-strong-explosion.html Strong activity continues from the volcano. This morning (14:24 local time), an explosion at the Showa crater sent a plume to 15,000 ft (4.5 km) altitude that drifted north. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 09:36:14 +0100 Minor mag. 3.5 earthquake - CRETE, GREECE on Monday, 27 April 2015 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/989429/M3.5-Mon-27-Apr--CRETE-GREECE.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/989429/M3.5-Mon-27-Apr--CRETE-GREECE.html Mon, 27 Apr 2015 09:26:05 +0100 Dukono volcano (Halmahera, Indonesia) activity update http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/dukono/news/52734/Dukono-volcano-Halmahera-Indonesia-activity-update.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/dukono/news/52734/Dukono-volcano-Halmahera-Indonesia-activity-update.html The volcano continues to produce significant ash emissions - a plume extending 20 nautical miles E was observed Saturday (Darwin VAAC). Mon, 27 Apr 2015 09:25:44 +0100 Karymsky volcano (Kamchatka): ash plume reported http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/karymsky/news/52729/Karymsky-volcano-Kamchatka-ash-plume-reported.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/karymsky/news/52729/Karymsky-volcano-Kamchatka-ash-plume-reported.html An explosion occurred this morning that was strong enough to produce an ash plume to approx. 10,000 ft (3 km) altitude (VAAC Tokyo). Mon, 27 Apr 2015 09:24:00 +0100 Barren Island (India): ash plume reported http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/barren-island/news/52724/Barren-Island-India-ash-plume-reported.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/barren-island/news/52724/Barren-Island-India-ash-plume-reported.html A pilot reported an ash plume rising to 10,000 ft from the volcano. Likely, eruptive activity which had produced a new lava flow in March is still going on or has resumed. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 09:22:26 +0100 Manam volcano (Papua New Guinea): ash emissions http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/manam/news/52719/Manam-volcano-Papua-New-Guinea-ash-emissions.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/manam/news/52719/Manam-volcano-Papua-New-Guinea-ash-emissions.html Eruptive activity is taking place at the volcano. VAAC Darwin reported an ash plume to 8,000 ft from the volcano this morning. A pronounced SO2 plume can be seen on satellite data as well. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 09:20:17 +0100 Calbuco volcano (Chile) activity update: activity decreases http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/calbuco/news/52714/Calbuco-volcano-Chile-activity-update-activity-decreases.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/calbuco/news/52714/Calbuco-volcano-Chile-activity-update-activity-decreases.html Activity has been lower yesterday, but weak ash emissions continued at least intermittently. Sernageomin reported decreasing levels of seismic activity yesterday, dominated by 283 volcanic-tectonic quakes mostly at 8 km depth, as well as weak volcanic tremor. It is unclear whether the eruptive phase is ending or heading towards a new phase of magmatic activity, with the possible scenario of new... Mon, 27 Apr 2015 09:14:54 +0100 Photo of the Week: The center of the lava lake often contains one or several plates, from which cracks seem to radiate. http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-week/2015-apr-27.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-week/2015-apr-27.html Mon, 27 Apr 2015 05:01:10 +0100 Photo of the Day: Steam ring from Etna's SE crater http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-day/2015-apr-27.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-day/2015-apr-27.html Mon, 27 Apr 2015 05:01:04 +0100 Complete Earthquake list (worldwide) for today, Monday, 27 Apr 2015 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/today.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/today.html Mon, 27 Apr 2015 05:01:01 +0100 Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Nepal on Sunday, 26 April 2015 - information http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/04/26/07/09/magnitude6-Nepal-quake.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/04/26/07/09/magnitude6-Nepal-quake.html Sun, 26 Apr 2015 08:09:09 +0100 Photo of the Day: Eruption from Batu Tara volcano in Nov 2014 (Flores Sea, Indonesia) http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-day/2015-apr-26.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-day/2015-apr-26.html Sun, 26 Apr 2015 05:01:10 +0100 Complete Earthquake list (worldwide) for yesterday, Sunday, 26 Apr 2015 http://volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/archive/2015-apr-26.html http://volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/archive/2015-apr-26.html Sun, 26 Apr 2015 05:01:03 +0100 Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Nepal-India Border Region on Saturday, 25 April 2015 - information http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/04/25/23/16/magnitude5-Nepal-IndiaBorderRegion-quake.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/04/25/23/16/magnitude5-Nepal-IndiaBorderRegion-quake.html Sun, 26 Apr 2015 00:16:15 +0100 Volcanic activity worldwide 25 Apr 2015: Ngauruhoe volcano, Sakurajima, Aso, Calbuco, Suwanose-jima http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/52710/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-25-Apr-2015-Ngauruhoe-volcano-Sakurajima-Aso-Calbuco-Suwanose-jima.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/52710/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-25-Apr-2015-Ngauruhoe-volcano-Sakurajima-Aso-Calbuco-Suwanose-jima.html Aso (Kyushu): Mild to moderate strombolian explosions from the Nakadake crater have become continuous. Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): (25 Apr) Strong vulcanian explosions have been occurring at the volcano, which remains in a state of elevated activity. During the past 48 hours, at least 17 explosions with ash plumes up to 16,000 ft (5 km) altitude occurred. This approaches the record levels of... Sat, 25 Apr 2015 22:00:01 +0100 Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake - Nepal on Saturday, 25 April 2015 - information http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/04/25/09/30/magnitude5-Nepal-quake.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/04/25/09/30/magnitude5-Nepal-quake.html Sat, 25 Apr 2015 10:30:30 +0100 Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Xizang on Saturday, 25 April 2015 - information http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/04/25/09/17/magnitude5-Xizang-quake.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/04/25/09/17/magnitude5-Xizang-quake.html Sat, 25 Apr 2015 10:17:03 +0100 Aso volcano (Kyushu, Japan): strombolian eruption http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/aso/news/52698/Aso-volcano-Kyushu-Japan-strombolian-eruption.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/aso/news/52698/Aso-volcano-Kyushu-Japan-strombolian-eruption.html Mild to moderate strombolian explosions from the Nakadake crater have become continuous. Sat, 25 Apr 2015 10:09:36 +0100 Calbuco volcano update: Continuing ash emissions http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/calbuco/news/52697/Calbuco-volcano-update-Continuing-ash-emissions.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/calbuco/news/52697/Calbuco-volcano-update-Continuing-ash-emissions.html Mild to moderate emissions of ash and incandescent material (probably as strombolian explosions) continue at the summit vent(s). A small ash plume rises approx. 1 km and is currently drifting east. Alert level remains red. A new intensification of activity cannot be ruled out as it is not known how much of eruptible magma in the volcano's storage system has been evacuated during the strong... Sat, 25 Apr 2015 09:59:02 +0100 Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Nepal on Saturday, 25 April 2015 - information http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/04/25/08/55/magnitude6-Nepal-quake.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/04/25/08/55/magnitude6-Nepal-quake.html Sat, 25 Apr 2015 09:55:57 +0100 Suwanose-jima volcano (Ryukyu Islands, Japan) activity update http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/suwanosejima/news/52692/Suwanose-jima-volcano-Ryukyu-Islands-Japan-activity-update.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/suwanosejima/news/52692/Suwanose-jima-volcano-Ryukyu-Islands-Japan-activity-update.html Several ash plumes were reported by VAAC Tokyo during the past days. The volcano is having intermittent moderate strombolian type eruptions from the On-take crater. Sat, 25 Apr 2015 09:46:28 +0100 Sakurajima volcano (Japan): strong and frequent explosions, ash plumes up to 16,000 ft http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/sakurajima/news/52687/Sakurajima-volcano-Japan-strong-and-frequent-explosions-ash-plumes-up-to-16000-ft.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/sakurajima/news/52687/Sakurajima-volcano-Japan-strong-and-frequent-explosions-ash-plumes-up-to-16000-ft.html Strong vulcanian explosions have been occurring at the volcano, which remains in a state of elevated activity. During the past 48 hours, at least 17 explosions with ash plumes up to 16,000 ft (5 km) altitude occurred. This approaches the record levels of activity observed during the summer 2013. Sat, 25 Apr 2015 09:44:52 +0100 Latest earthquakes in Nepal: interactive map & list http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/nepal.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/nepal.html Sat, 25 Apr 2015 09:05:42 +0100 Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake - Nepal on Saturday, 25 April 2015 - information http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/04/25/06/56/magnitude5-Nepal-quake.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/04/25/06/56/magnitude5-Nepal-quake.html Sat, 25 Apr 2015 07:56:35 +0100 Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - 6.5 NEPAL on Saturday, 25 April 2015 - information http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/04/25/06/45/magnitude6-6.5NEPAL-quake.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/04/25/06/45/magnitude6-6.5NEPAL-quake.html Sat, 25 Apr 2015 07:45:21 +0100 Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Southeast of Honshu, Japan on Saturday, 25 April 2015 - information http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/04/25/06/35/magnitude6-Japan-quake.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/04/25/06/35/magnitude6-Japan-quake.html Sat, 25 Apr 2015 07:35:44 +0100 Major mag. 7.4 earthquake - Nepal on Saturday, 25 April 2015 - information http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/04/25/06/11/magnitude7-Nepal-quake.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/04/25/06/11/magnitude7-Nepal-quake.html Sat, 25 Apr 2015 07:11:26 +0100 Photo of the Day: vineyards of Pico Island with view at Faial Isl., Azores http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-day/2015-apr-25.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-day/2015-apr-25.html Sat, 25 Apr 2015 05:01:10 +0100 Complete Earthquake list (worldwide) for Saturday, 25 Apr 2015 http://volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/archive/2015-apr-25.html http://volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/archive/2015-apr-25.html Sat, 25 Apr 2015 05:01:03 +0100 Ngauruhoe volcano (New Zealand): alert level lowered back to normal http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/ngauruhoe/news/52668/Ngauruhoe-volcano-New-Zealand-alert-level-lowered-back-to-normal.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/ngauruhoe/news/52668/Ngauruhoe-volcano-New-Zealand-alert-level-lowered-back-to-normal.html The alert level was lowered back to the lowest level green, after signs of unrest at the volcano gradually had declined during the past weeks. from the original post of GeoNet: "The number of volcanic earthquakes recorded near the volcano is now at typical background numbers. No other indicator of unrest has been detected. GeoNet lowered the Volcanic Alert Level to 0 (no volcanic unrest) from... Fri, 24 Apr 2015 23:32:37 +0100 Calbuco volcano update: new ash emissions http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/calbuco/news/52667/Calbuco-volcano-update-new-ash-emissions.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/calbuco/news/52667/Calbuco-volcano-update-new-ash-emissions.html Starting from 23:30 local time last night (23 April), activity at the volcano has again increased. The volcano started to produce more or less continuous small to moderate ash emissions, that have been reaching up to 2 km height and drifted mainly northeast. This increase in activity has also been accompanied by volcanic tremor in the seismic signals, Sernageomin reported. Ash emissions have... Fri, 24 Apr 2015 23:26:39 +0100 Volcanic activity worldwide 24 Apr 2015: Turrialba volcano, Villarrica, Calbuco http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/52666/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-24-Apr-2015-Turrialba-volcano-Villarrica-Calbuco.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/52666/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-24-Apr-2015-Turrialba-volcano-Villarrica-Calbuco.html Turrialba (Costa Rica): The ejection of incandescent lava in small strombolian-type explosions has been observed since 03:40 this morning at the volcano's crater. This means that new magma has now arrived at the crater. The gradual change of eruptive style over the past weeks, from hydrothermal (steam-driven) explosions with relatively cold ash, then increasingly hot ash and gas emissions to now... Fri, 24 Apr 2015 22:00:01 +0100 Turrialba volcano (Costa Rica): strombolian activity observed http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/turrialba/news/52661/Turrialba-volcano-Costa-Rica-strombolian-activity-observed.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/turrialba/news/52661/Turrialba-volcano-Costa-Rica-strombolian-activity-observed.html The ejection of incandescent lava in small strombolian-type explosions has been observed since 03:40 this morning at the volcano's crater. This means that new magma has now arrived at the crater. The gradual change of eruptive style over the past weeks, from hydrothermal (steam-driven) explosions with relatively cold ash, then increasingly hot ash and gas emissions to now at least partially... Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:37:33 +0100 Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 186km WSW of Bella Bella, Canada on Friday, 24 April 2015 - information http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/04/24/13/56/magnitude6-Canada-quake.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/04/24/13/56/magnitude6-Canada-quake.html Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:56:20 +0100 Calbuco volcano update: Volcano stays quiet (so far) http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/calbuco/news/52656/Calbuco-volcano-update-Volcano-stays-quiet-so-far.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/calbuco/news/52656/Calbuco-volcano-update-Volcano-stays-quiet-so-far.html The volcano has so far stayed calm, but the alert level remains at red because another explosion could occur. A major problem in this situation seems to be that eruptions such as the recent one are likely to remain something impossible to predict - at least in some cases. It seems that the eruption on Wednesday evening was only preceded by 15 minutes (!) of an intense intense earthquake swarm... Fri, 24 Apr 2015 08:50:03 +0100