VolcanoDiscovery - Visit Active Volcanoes: Volcano News http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/ Latest News and Eruption Updates of Volcanic Activity and Earthquakes Worldwide en Mon, 31 Aug 2015 18:41:20 +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 Volcanic activity worldwide 31 Aug 2015: Colima volcano, Lokon-Empung, Karangetang, Dukono, Nevado d... http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/54530/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-31-Aug-2015-Colima-volcano-Lokon-Empung-Karangetang-Dukono-Nevado-d.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/54530/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-31-Aug-2015-Colima-volcano-Lokon-Empung-Karangetang-Dukono-Nevado-d.html Manam (Papua New Guinea): A volcanic ash plume at estimated 7,000 ft (2.1 km) altitude extending 70 km north from the volcano was reported this morning (VAAC Darwin). Karangetang (Siau Island, Sangihe Islands, Indonesia): The eruption continues at the volcano: it is characterized by Strombolian activity at the summit crater and lava extrusion that forms frequent incandescent avalanches. Devy... Mon, 31 Aug 2015 17:30:13 +0100 Nevado del Ruiz volcano (Colombia): new ash emissions during the night http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/nevado-del-ruiz/news/54525/Nevado-del-Ruiz-volcano-Colombia-new-ash-emissions-during-the-night.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/nevado-del-ruiz/news/54525/Nevado-del-Ruiz-volcano-Colombia-new-ash-emissions-during-the-night.html A phase of ash emissions occurred early today at the volcano. A strong pulse of volcanic tremor started at 03:21 local time. Light ash fall was later detected in different parts of Manizales. In the early morning, a steam plume was seen rising approx. 400 m from the volcano. Mon, 31 Aug 2015 17:29:23 +0100 Michael volcano (South Sandwich Islands): new eruption http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/michael/news/54520/Michael-volcano-South-Sandwich-Islands-new-eruption.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/michael/news/54520/Michael-volcano-South-Sandwich-Islands-new-eruption.html One of the remotest active volcanoes is in eruption again. In a satellite image from 26 August 2015 obtained from the NASA's Earth Explorer program, the east flank of Mount Michael volcano can be seen stained grey which strongly indicates that an eruption took place. Mon, 31 Aug 2015 17:21:51 +0100 Colima volcano (Mexico): new photos of crater, activity decreases http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/colima/news/54515/Colima-volcano-Mexico-new-photos-of-crater-activity-decreases.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/colima/news/54515/Colima-volcano-Mexico-new-photos-of-crater-activity-decreases.html Explosions continue to occur from time to time at the volcano. During an overflight on 25 August, researchers from the University of Colima found that as a result of the explosions, the crater had been deepened by 20 meters during the past 2 weeks and is now approx. 60 m deep and 270 m wide, similar to what it was after the large eruption in 1913. According to the scientists, the volcano's... Mon, 31 Aug 2015 17:17:35 +0100 Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - Tajikistan-Xinjiang Border Region on Monday, 31 August 2015 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/1081267/M4.9-Mon-31-Aug-Tajikistan-Xinjiang-Border-Region.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/1081267/M4.9-Mon-31-Aug-Tajikistan-Xinjiang-Border-Region.html Mon, 31 Aug 2015 17:15:42 +0100 Minor mag. 3.5 earthquake - NORTHERN IRAN on Monday, 31 August 2015 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/1081270/M3.5-Mon-31-Aug--NORTHERN-IRAN.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/1081270/M3.5-Mon-31-Aug--NORTHERN-IRAN.html Mon, 31 Aug 2015 17:07:21 +0100 Volcanoes Today, 31 Aug 2015: Lokon-Empung volcano, Karangetang, Dukono, Manam, Kilauea, Cotopaxi http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcanoes/today.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcanoes/today.html Mon, 31 Aug 2015 17:00:02 +0100 Cotopaxi volcano update: Activity continues with decreasing trend http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/cotopaxi/activity/aug2015-eruption.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/cotopaxi/activity/aug2015-eruption.html Activity at the volcano remains high while seismic activity has been showing a decreasing trend today and been described as moderate by the Geophysical Institute. During last night and this morning, ash and steam emissions continued, producing a plume that drifted WNW. Weak ashfall occurred in central Machachi and in the El Chaupi, Pichincha, as well as in parts of the canton Rumiñahui. Mon, 31 Aug 2015 16:59:42 +0100 Minor mag. 3.5 earthquake - New Zealand on Monday, 31 August 2015 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/1081220/M3.5-Mon-31-Aug-New-Zealand.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/1081220/M3.5-Mon-31-Aug-New-Zealand.html Mon, 31 Aug 2015 16:58:59 +0100 Light mag. 4.1 earthquake - Nicaragua on Monday, 31 August 2015 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/1081170/M4.1-Mon-31-Aug-Nicaragua.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/1081170/M4.1-Mon-31-Aug-Nicaragua.html Mon, 31 Aug 2015 14:46:31 +0100 Light mag. 4.1 earthquake - ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE on Monday, 31 August 2015 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/1081054/M4.1-Mon-31-Aug--ANTOFAGASTA-CHILE.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/1081054/M4.1-Mon-31-Aug--ANTOFAGASTA-CHILE.html Mon, 31 Aug 2015 12:29:55 +0100 Manam volcano (Papua New Guinea) activity update http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/manam/news/54509/Manam-volcano-Papua-New-Guinea-activity-update.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/manam/news/54509/Manam-volcano-Papua-New-Guinea-activity-update.html A volcanic ash plume at estimated 7,000 ft (2.1 km) altitude extending 70 km north from the volcano was reported this morning (VAAC Darwin). Mon, 31 Aug 2015 10:31:55 +0100 Karangetang volcano (Siau Island, Indonesia): strombolian activity, incandescent lava avalanches http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/karangetang/news/54504/Karangetang-volcano-Siau-Island-Indonesia-strombolian-activity-incandescent-lava-avalanches.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/karangetang/news/54504/Karangetang-volcano-Siau-Island-Indonesia-strombolian-activity-incandescent-lava-avalanches.html The eruption continues at the volcano: it is characterized by Strombolian activity at the summit crater and lava extrusion that forms frequent incandescent avalanches. Devy Kamil Syahbana posted images of this activity during the last week. Mon, 31 Aug 2015 10:30:11 +0100 Dukono volcano (Halmahera, Indonesia) activity update http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/dukono/news/54499/Dukono-volcano-Halmahera-Indonesia-activity-update.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/dukono/news/54499/Dukono-volcano-Halmahera-Indonesia-activity-update.html Continuous ash emissions are being observed from the volcano, generating plumes at 2-3 km altitude that drift up to 70-80 km to the east (Darwin VAAC). Mon, 31 Aug 2015 10:16:56 +0100 Kilauea volcano update: New lava flows inside Pu'u 'O'o crater http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/hawaii/kilauea/current-activity.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/hawaii/kilauea/current-activity.html No significant changes have occurred at the ongoing eruptino on both the summit vent (Halema'uma'u lava lake) and the east rift zone. During the past days, lava flows have resurfaced most of the interior of what is left of Pu'u 'O'o crater. The lava lake at Kīlauea's summit remains active, and periodically rises and falls along with cycles of inflation and deflation. At the moment, summit... Mon, 31 Aug 2015 10:14:53 +0100 Lokon volcano (North-Sulawesi, Indonesia): small eruption on 29 Aug http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/lokon/news/54493/Lokon-volcano-North-Sulawesi-Indonesia-small-eruption-on-29-Aug.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/lokon/news/54493/Lokon-volcano-North-Sulawesi-Indonesia-small-eruption-on-29-Aug.html A small eruption occurred again last Saturday, producing an ash plume that rose approx. 2 km and drifted northeast, caused a temporary closure of the Manado airport. The explosion occurred around 23:50 local time a vent in or or near Tompaluan crater. The volcano remains at alert level 3 ("siaga") on a scale of 1-4 and a safety zone of 2.5 km around the crater is recommended as similar, sudden... Mon, 31 Aug 2015 09:51:00 +0100 Photo of the Week: Trekking in the remote Icelandic highlands http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-week/2015-aug-31.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-week/2015-aug-31.html Mon, 31 Aug 2015 05:01:12 +0100 Photo of the Day: Benbow lava lake / Yashmin CHEBLI 2014 BENBOW092014_0594r.jpg http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-day/2015-aug-31.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-day/2015-aug-31.html Mon, 31 Aug 2015 05:01:03 +0100 Complete Earthquake list (worldwide) for today, Monday, 31 Aug 2015 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/today.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/today.html Mon, 31 Aug 2015 05:01:02 +0100 Photo of the Day: Eruption of Piton de la Fournaise on 31 July 2015 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-day/2015-aug-30.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-day/2015-aug-30.html Sun, 30 Aug 2015 05:01:11 +0100 Complete Earthquake list (worldwide) for yesterday, Sunday, 30 Aug 2015 http://volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/archive/2015-aug-30.html http://volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/archive/2015-aug-30.html Sun, 30 Aug 2015 05:01:02 +0100 Volcano Eruption Special: Batu Tara 21-28 Nov 2015 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/eruption-special/batu-tara-expedition.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/eruption-special/batu-tara-expedition.html Join us on an exciting adventure to one of the world's most active volcanoes in the remote Sunda Islands! Sat, 29 Aug 2015 08:44:06 +0100 Volcanoes of Guatemala volcano tour 20 Dec 15 - 2 Jan 2016 (guaranteed date) http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/tours/guatemala/volcanoes.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/tours/guatemala/volcanoes.html Join us on an exciting volcano expedition to Pacaya, Atitlán, Santiaguito and Fuego volcanoes in Guatemala Sat, 29 Aug 2015 08:40:05 +0100 Photo of the Day: Fuego from Acatenango in Guatemala on 28 March 2015. Between 1 and 2 am there were eruptions every 5 minutes. IMG_8297aa http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-day/2015-aug-29.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-day/2015-aug-29.html Sat, 29 Aug 2015 05:01:11 +0100 Complete Earthquake list (worldwide) for Saturday, 29 Aug 2015 http://volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/archive/2015-aug-29.html http://volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/archive/2015-aug-29.html Sat, 29 Aug 2015 05:01:02 +0100 Volcanic activity worldwide 27 Aug 2015: Colima volcano, Shiveluch, Dukono, Tungurahua, Piton de la ... http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/54466/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-27-Aug-2015-Colima-volcano-Shiveluch-Dukono-Tungurahua-Piton-de-la-.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/54466/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-27-Aug-2015-Colima-volcano-Shiveluch-Dukono-Tungurahua-Piton-de-la-.html Shiveluch (Kamchatka): Lava extrusion into the volcano's lava dome continues at moderate intensity. Small incandescent avalanches are sometimes visible on night-time webcam images. Steaming and weak to moderate ash emissions accompany this activity. Manam (Papua New Guinea): Ash emissions occurred Tuesday (25th), producing a plume at 8,000 ft (2.4 km) altitude that extended 100 km to the west.... Thu, 27 Aug 2015 09:07:45 +0100 Sabancaya volcano (Peru) activity update http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/sabancaya/news/54461/Sabancaya-volcano-Peru-activity-update.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/sabancaya/news/54461/Sabancaya-volcano-Peru-activity-update.html The volcano's activity remains more or less unchanged. It continues to produce a weak steam and thin ash plume that rises 500-1500 m above the summit crater. INGEMMET reports continuing seismic activity that suggests a slow ongoing magmatic intrusion at depth (5-20 km under the volcano, the location of 60 volcano-tectonic quakes during 18-24 Aug). Thu, 27 Aug 2015 09:03:09 +0100 Colima volcano (Mexico): activity decreases http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/colima/news/54456/Colima-volcano-Mexico-activity-decreases.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/colima/news/54456/Colima-volcano-Mexico-activity-decreases.html Activity seems to have decreased over the past days. Explosions have been much weaker and almost absent recently. Thu, 27 Aug 2015 08:47:14 +0100 Shiveluch volcano (Kamchatka) activity update http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/shiveluch/news/54451/Shiveluch-volcano-Kamchatka-activity-update.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/shiveluch/news/54451/Shiveluch-volcano-Kamchatka-activity-update.html Lava extrusion into the volcano's lava dome continues at moderate intensity. Small incandescent avalanches are sometimes visible on night-time webcam images. Steaming and weak to moderate ash emissions accompany this activity. Thu, 27 Aug 2015 08:42:04 +0100 Dukono volcano (Halmahera, Indonesia) activity update http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/dukono/news/54446/Dukono-volcano-Halmahera-Indonesia-activity-update.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/dukono/news/54446/Dukono-volcano-Halmahera-Indonesia-activity-update.html Activity remains intense. Darwin VAAC spotted ash emissions that rose 1-2 km above the volcano and drifted up to 100 km to the west. Thu, 27 Aug 2015 08:21:59 +0100 Manam volcano (Papua New Guinea): small ash emissions http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/manam/news/54441/Manam-volcano-Papua-New-Guinea-small-ash-emissions.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/manam/news/54441/Manam-volcano-Papua-New-Guinea-small-ash-emissions.html Ash emissions occurred Tuesday (25th), producing a plume at 8,000 ft (2.4 km) altitude that extended 100 km to the west. (Darwin VAAC) Thu, 27 Aug 2015 08:15:13 +0100 Cotopaxi volcano update: Ash emissions continue with similar intensity http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/cotopaxi/activity/aug2015-eruption.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/cotopaxi/activity/aug2015-eruption.html No significant changes have occurred. The volcano continues to produce near-continuous ash plumes that rise 1-2 km above the summit and drift into westerly directions. Volcanic tremor is continuous at the moment. Thu, 27 Aug 2015 08:13:24 +0100 Piton de la Fournaise volcano (La Réunion): eruption continues http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/piton_fournaise/news/54435/Piton-de-la-Fournaise-volcano-La-Runion-eruption-continues.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/piton_fournaise/news/54435/Piton-de-la-Fournaise-volcano-La-Runion-eruption-continues.html The eruption that began last Monday continues. Lava output is much lower now (approx 10 cubic meters / second) than in the beginning (30 cu m/s), but more or less stable. Bad weather during the past two days prevented more detailed observations. A heavy cloud of volcanic vog (SO2 droplets) encompasses most of the Enclos and parts of the southern La Réunion island. Thu, 27 Aug 2015 08:08:07 +0100 Tungurahua volcano (Ecuador): increasing activity, explosions http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/tungurahua/news/54430/Tungurahua-volcano-Ecuador-increasing-activity-explosions.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/tungurahua/news/54430/Tungurahua-volcano-Ecuador-increasing-activity-explosions.html Activity at the volcano increased since Tuesday (25 Aug), the volcano observatory reported. From 03:05 local time, seismic activity increased with the appearance of tremor accompanying ash emissions. Black, hence likely juvenile (from fresh magma) ash fell on Chontapamba Pillate, Bilbao and Juive Grande is recorded. Subsequently, 5 explosions were recorded starting at 05:57. The intensity of... Thu, 27 Aug 2015 07:57:37 +0100 Raung volcano (East Java, Indonesia): alert level lowered http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/raung/news/54425/Raung-volcano-East-Java-Indonesia-alert-level-lowered.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/raung/news/54425/Raung-volcano-East-Java-Indonesia-alert-level-lowered.html A few days ago, the official alert level of the volcano has been lowered to 2 (out of 4). It seems that no, or almost no eruptive activity has taken place at the volcano over the past days. What probably was the volcano's most significant eruption in at least 100 years, is probably over. Thu, 27 Aug 2015 07:46:43 +0100 Volcanic activity worldwide 25 Aug 2015: Santiaguito volcano, Piton de la Fournaise, Cotopaxi http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/54424/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-25-Aug-2015-Santiaguito-volcano-Piton-de-la-Fournaise-Cotopaxi.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/54424/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-25-Aug-2015-Santiaguito-volcano-Piton-de-la-Fournaise-Cotopaxi.html Santiaguito (Guatemala): (25 Aug) A stronger than usual explosion occurred yesterday morning at 08:43 local time, producing a plume that rose approx. 2 km above the lava dome and generated small pyroclastic flows. INSIVUMEH reported that the lava flow to the east side of the dome remains weakly active, generating small avalanches. Cotopaxi (Ecuador): The eruption continues with similar activity... Tue, 25 Aug 2015 22:00:02 +0100 Cotopaxi volcano update: Continuous ash emissions, volcanic tremor http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/cotopaxi/activity/aug2015-eruption.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/cotopaxi/activity/aug2015-eruption.html The eruption continues with similar activity as during the past days, with a gradually increasing trend. Accompanied by near-continuous tremor, the volcano now produces almost constant, dense ash plumes rising up to 2 km and drifting into westerly directions, reaching the Pacific Ocean. The current phase of near-continuous emissions started during the night 22-23 Aug, when volcanic tremor... Tue, 25 Aug 2015 16:55:19 +0100 Piton de la Fournaise volcano (La Réunion) eruption update: decreasing lava output http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/piton_fournaise/news/54418/Piton-de-la-Fournaise-volcano-La-Runion-eruption-update-decreasing-lava-output.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/piton_fournaise/news/54418/Piton-de-la-Fournaise-volcano-La-Runion-eruption-update-decreasing-lava-output.html The eruption that started yesterday continues, but only one of several fissures (east of the Rivals crater), that opened last night remains active over a length of 100 m. A small cone has been built at its upper end, approx. 140 m east of Rivals crater. Strombolian activity occurs from this vent, while 3 other vents lower on the fissure continue to produce lava fountains and feed a lava flow that... Tue, 25 Aug 2015 16:27:37 +0100 Santiaguito volcano (Guatemala): strong explosion yesterday morning http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/guatemala/santiaguito/news/54413/Santiaguito-volcano-Guatemala-strong-explosion-yesterday-morning.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/guatemala/santiaguito/news/54413/Santiaguito-volcano-Guatemala-strong-explosion-yesterday-morning.html A stronger than usual explosion occurred yesterday morning at 08:43 local time, producing a plume that rose approx. 2 km above the lava dome and generated small pyroclastic flows. INSIVUMEH reported that the lava flow to the east side of the dome remains weakly active, generating small avalanches. Tue, 25 Aug 2015 06:52:18 +0100 Volcanic activity worldwide 24 Aug 2015: Fuego volcano, Reventador, Piton de la Fournaise, Ubinas, S... http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/54412/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-24-Aug-2015-Fuego-volcano-Reventador-Piton-de-la-Fournaise-Ubinas-S.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/54412/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-24-Aug-2015-Fuego-volcano-Reventador-Piton-de-la-Fournaise-Ubinas-S.html Aso (Kyushu): Activity has been low during the past days, with only intense steaming and dilute ash emissions from the Nakadake crater. Incandescence continues to be visible from the main vent, suggesting magma remains close to the surface. Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): The likelihood of a feared larger eruption seems to be decreasing as the volcano has slowly been resuming small explosive... Mon, 24 Aug 2015 16:51:27 +0100