VolcanoDiscovery - Visit Active Volcanoes: Volcano News http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/ Latest News and Eruption Updates of Volcanic Activity and Earthquakes Worldwide en Mon, 08 Feb 2016 21:04:22 +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 Volcanic activity worldwide 8 Feb 2016: Bromo volcano http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/56358/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-8-Feb-2016-Bromo-volcano.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/56358/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-8-Feb-2016-Bromo-volcano.html Bromo (East Java, Indonesia): The eruption continues in the form of intermittent small to moderate strombolian-type explosions and minutes-long phases of more or less vigorous ash venting alternating with strong degassing. Only few incandescent ejecta are being seen at night, but ash emissions are comparably intense and aviation color code of the volcano remains at orange. Our friend Øystein Lund... Mon, 08 Feb 2016 21:00:01 +0000 Light mag. 4.8 earthquake - Northern Mid Atlantic Ridge on Monday, 8 February 2016 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/1235791/M4.8-Mon-8-Feb-Northern-Mid-Atlantic-Ridge.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/1235791/M4.8-Mon-8-Feb-Northern-Mid-Atlantic-Ridge.html Mon, 08 Feb 2016 20:41:46 +0000 Minor mag. 3.6 earthquake - FAR E OFF NORTH HONSHU on Monday, 8 February 2016 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/1235781/M3.6-Mon-8-Feb-FAR-E-OFF-NORTH-HONSHU.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/1235781/M3.6-Mon-8-Feb-FAR-E-OFF-NORTH-HONSHU.html Mon, 08 Feb 2016 20:11:48 +0000 Minor mag. 3.5 earthquake - SE OFF BOSO PENINSULA on Monday, 8 February 2016 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/1235764/M3.5-Mon-8-Feb-SE-OFF-BOSO-PENINSULA.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/1235764/M3.5-Mon-8-Feb-SE-OFF-BOSO-PENINSULA.html Mon, 08 Feb 2016 19:38:17 +0000 Minor mag. 3.5 earthquake - TARAPACA, CHILE on Monday, 8 February 2016 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/1235760/M3.5-Mon-8-Feb--TARAPACA-CHILE.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/1235760/M3.5-Mon-8-Feb--TARAPACA-CHILE.html Mon, 08 Feb 2016 19:23:26 +0000 Minor mag. 3.7 earthquake - SICILY, ITALY on Monday, 8 February 2016 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/1235701/M3.7-Mon-8-Feb--SICILY-ITALY.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/1235701/M3.7-Mon-8-Feb--SICILY-ITALY.html Mon, 08 Feb 2016 17:59:38 +0000 Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Monday, 8 February 2016 - information http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2016/02/08/16/19/magnitude6-SolomonIslands-quake.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2016/02/08/16/19/magnitude6-SolomonIslands-quake.html Mon, 08 Feb 2016 16:19:11 +0000 Volcanoes Today, 8 Feb 2016: Bromo volcano http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcanoes/today.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcanoes/today.html Mon, 08 Feb 2016 13:00:01 +0000 Bromo volcano (East Java, Indonesia): intermittent ash-rich explosions, ash venting http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/bromo/news/56352/Bromo-volcano-East-Java-Indonesia-intermittent-ash-rich-explosions-ash-venting.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/bromo/news/56352/Bromo-volcano-East-Java-Indonesia-intermittent-ash-rich-explosions-ash-venting.html The eruption continues in the form of intermittent small to moderate strombolian-type explosions and minutes-long phases of more or less vigorous ash venting alternating with strong degassing. Only few incandescent ejecta are being seen at night, but ash emissions are comparably intense and aviation color code of the volcano remains at orange. Our friend Øystein Lund Andersen visited the volcano... Mon, 08 Feb 2016 12:21:43 +0000 Photo of the Week: Frederique at the crater of Marum volcano (Ambrym) during our volcano tour on Vanuatu in Aug 2012 (note that the backgro http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-week/2016-feb-8.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-week/2016-feb-8.html Mon, 08 Feb 2016 05:01:10 +0000 Photo of the Day: Eruption from Colima volcano with lightning in eruption column on 15 Nov 2015 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-day/2016-feb-8.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-day/2016-feb-8.html Mon, 08 Feb 2016 05:01:03 +0000 Complete Earthquake list (worldwide) for today, Monday, 8 Feb 2016 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/today.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/today.html Mon, 08 Feb 2016 05:01:01 +0000 Photo of the Day: Lava sea entry at Kilauea volcano, Hawai'i http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-day/2016-feb-7.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-day/2016-feb-7.html Sun, 07 Feb 2016 05:01:10 +0000 Complete Earthquake list (worldwide) for yesterday, Sunday, 7 Feb 2016 http://volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/archive/2016-feb-7.html http://volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/archive/2016-feb-7.html Sun, 07 Feb 2016 05:01:02 +0000 Volcanic activity worldwide 6 Feb 2016: Santiaguito volcano, Soputan, Egon, Chirpoi, Alaid, Pagan, M... http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/56350/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-6-Feb-2016-Santiaguito-volcano-Soputan-Egon-Chirpoi-Alaid-Pagan-M.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/56350/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-6-Feb-2016-Santiaguito-volcano-Soputan-Egon-Chirpoi-Alaid-Pagan-M.html Alaid (Northern Kuriles): The ´most recent eruption of the volcano, which began in October last year, can be regarded as over and the aviation color code was lowered back to green. Satellite data compiled by Culture Volcan show no more heat emission from the volcano since January and visible satellite imagery now show that the crater has been partially filled with fresh lava from the... Sat, 06 Feb 2016 21:00:01 +0000 Soputan volcano (North-Sulawesi, Indonesia): strong explosion, ash to 23,000 ft http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/soputan/news/56344/Soputan-volcano-North-Sulawesi-Indonesia-strong-explosion-ash-to-23000-ft.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/soputan/news/56344/Soputan-volcano-North-Sulawesi-Indonesia-strong-explosion-ash-to-23000-ft.html A larger explosive-effusive eruption was reported to have occurred about two hours ago (10:15 UTC). At 11:45 UTC, Darwin VAAC issued alerts to aviation about an ash plume that had risen to estimated 23,000 ft (7 km) altitude and has been drifting NW. Aviation color code was immediately raised to RED. Images and videos of the eruption at night showed that lava fountains from a fissure at the... Sat, 06 Feb 2016 11:42:20 +0000 Alaid volcano (Kuriles Islands, Russia): eruption ended in early January 2016 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/alaid/news/56339/Alaid-volcano-Kuriles-Islands-Russia-eruption-ended-in-early-January-2016.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/alaid/news/56339/Alaid-volcano-Kuriles-Islands-Russia-eruption-ended-in-early-January-2016.html The ´most recent eruption of the volcano, which began in October last year, can be regarded as over and the aviation color code was lowered back to green. Satellite data compiled by Culture Volcan show no more heat emission from the volcano since January and visible satellite imagery now show that the crater has been partially filled with fresh lava from the eruption. Sat, 06 Feb 2016 11:38:15 +0000 Pagan volcano (Mariana Islands): alert level lowered http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/pagan/news/56334/Pagan-volcano-Mariana-Islands-alert-level-lowered.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/pagan/news/56334/Pagan-volcano-Mariana-Islands-alert-level-lowered.html Satellite data and ground-based observations from a field crew and local residents near Pagan indicated that steam-and-gas emissions have significantly decreased since March 2015. The Aviation Color Code and Volcano Alert Level were lowered to Unassigned on 30 January. (Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 27 January-2 February 2016) Sat, 06 Feb 2016 11:25:48 +0000 Cotopaxi volcano update: Intermittent weak ash emissions http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/cotopaxi/activity/aug2015-eruption.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/cotopaxi/activity/aug2015-eruption.html On 29 January IG reported that in recent weeks superficial activity at Cotopaxi was characterized by minor steam emissions from the crater and sporadic gas emissions with minor amounts of ash. Sulfur dioxide emissions were less than 1,000 tons per day (pre-eruptive levels) and seismicity had almost returned to baseline levels. At 1843 on 24 January a plume with low-to-moderate levels of ash... Sat, 06 Feb 2016 11:23:59 +0000 Chirpoi volcano (Kurile Islands, Russia) activity update: thermal hot spot visible on satellite imagery http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/chirpoi/news/56328/Chirpoi-volcano-Kurile-Islands-Russia-activity-update-thermal-hot-spot-visible-on-satellite-imagery.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/chirpoi/news/56328/Chirpoi-volcano-Kurile-Islands-Russia-activity-update-thermal-hot-spot-visible-on-satellite-imagery.html Satellite images detected a thermal anomaly over Snow, a volcano of Chirpoi, during 25, 27-28, and 30-31 January. The Aviation Color Code remained at Yellow. Sat, 06 Feb 2016 11:21:51 +0000 Macdonald volcano (Austral Islands,  ) activity update: steaming observed http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/macdonald/news/56323/Macdonald-volcano-Austral-Islands-nbsp-activity-update-steaming-observed.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/macdonald/news/56323/Macdonald-volcano-Austral-Islands-nbsp-activity-update-steaming-observed.html Some activity might be occurring at the remote volcano: Scientists and crew aboard CSIRO’s (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) Marine National Facility research vessel Investigator observed a plume rising from McDonald Island (the largest island) during the last week of January. Visual observations of the McDonald Islands are very rare due to its remote location.... Sat, 06 Feb 2016 11:19:48 +0000 Egon volcano (Flores Island, Indonesia): seismic unrest decreases, alert level lowered http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/egon/news/56318/Egon-volcano-Flores-Island-Indonesia-seismic-unrest-decreases-alert-level-lowered.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/egon/news/56318/Egon-volcano-Flores-Island-Indonesia-seismic-unrest-decreases-alert-level-lowered.html Volcanic unrest has decreased at the volcano, making the likelihood of an impending eruption smaller. The volcano's alert level was lowered from 3 to 2 (on a scale of 1-4). from the Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 27 January-2 February 2016: "During 20 January-1 February seismicity at Egon was dominated by signals indicating emissions; shallow volcanic events had... Sat, 06 Feb 2016 11:17:31 +0000 "Tanz auf dem Vulkan" - Italy's volcanoes featured in Universum magazine http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/view_news/56313/-Tanz-auf-dem-Vulkan-Italy-s-volcanoes-featured-in-Universum-magazine.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/view_news/56313/-Tanz-auf-dem-Vulkan-Italy-s-volcanoes-featured-in-Universum-magazine.html For those who read German, this is a great article about Italy's volcanoes, featured as cover story of the February issue of Austria's renowned Universum Magazine. Written by travel writer Christine Sonvilla (www.sonvilla.at), it is a successful mix of well-written and easy-to-understand geological background and personal portraits or anecdotes from people who live at or fell in love with Italy's... Sat, 06 Feb 2016 09:20:01 +0000 Photo of the Day: Glowing bombs landing on the outer crater wall and sliding down the sciara after a strong explosion at Batu Tara (Nov 20 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-day/2016-feb-6.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-day/2016-feb-6.html Sat, 06 Feb 2016 05:01:10 +0000 Complete Earthquake list (worldwide) for Saturday, 6 Feb 2016 http://volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/archive/2016-feb-6.html http://volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/archive/2016-feb-6.html Sat, 06 Feb 2016 05:01:02 +0000 Santiaguito volcano (Guatemala): strong explosion, pyroclastic flow and evacuations http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/guatemala/santiaguito/news/56310/Santiaguito-volcano-Guatemala-strong-explosion-pyroclastic-flow-and-evacuations.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/guatemala/santiaguito/news/56310/Santiaguito-volcano-Guatemala-strong-explosion-pyroclastic-flow-and-evacuations.html A strong explosion occurred from the active Caliente lava dome this morning around 10:30 local time. It generated a pyroclastic flow that traveled down the southeast flank of the dome complex reaching a length of approx. 2-3 km. No damage or injuries were reported. Ash plumes from both the explosion and the pyroclastic flow rose to an elevation of 17,000 ft (5.5 km) and produced moderate ash... Fri, 05 Feb 2016 22:32:49 +0000 Volcanic activity worldwide 5 Feb 2016: Fuego volcano, Bardarbunga, Sinabung, Sakurajima http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/56309/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-5-Feb-2016-Fuego-volcano-Bardarbunga-Sinabung-Sakurajima.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/56309/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-5-Feb-2016-Fuego-volcano-Bardarbunga-Sinabung-Sakurajima.html Bardarbunga (Central Iceland): Over the past few months, seismic activity at the volcano, mainly under the volcano's large, ice-covered caldera has been increasing again, suggesting that magma might be filling the volcano's reservoir underneath the caldera. Since the beginning of the year, more than 300 shallow earthquakes of magnitudes up to 3.8 on the Richter scale were recorded, clustered in... Fri, 05 Feb 2016 21:00:01 +0000 Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Taiwan on Friday, 5 February 2016 - information http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2016/02/05/19/57/magnitude6-Taiwan-quake.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2016/02/05/19/57/magnitude6-Taiwan-quake.html Fri, 05 Feb 2016 19:57:27 +0000 Bardarbunga volcano (Iceland): continuing earthquakes and unrest http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/bardarbunga/news/56303/Bardarbunga-volcano-Iceland-continuing-earthquakes-and-unrest.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/bardarbunga/news/56303/Bardarbunga-volcano-Iceland-continuing-earthquakes-and-unrest.html Over the past few months, seismic activity at the volcano, mainly under the volcano's large, ice-covered caldera has been increasing again, suggesting that magma might be filling the volcano's reservoir underneath the caldera. Since the beginning of the year, more than 300 shallow earthquakes of magnitudes up to 3.8 on the Richter scale were recorded, clustered in areas near the southern and... Fri, 05 Feb 2016 12:26:29 +0000 Sinabung volcano (Sumatra, Indonesia): continuing intermittent explosions and pyroclastic flows http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/sinabung/news/56298/Sinabung-volcano-Sumatra-Indonesia-continuing-intermittent-explosions-and-pyroclastic-flows.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/sinabung/news/56298/Sinabung-volcano-Sumatra-Indonesia-continuing-intermittent-explosions-and-pyroclastic-flows.html Recently, explosions from the active summit lava dome have become more frequent, producing ash plumes that rose 1-2 km above the summit. Extrusion of viscous lava also continues at slow pace, generating small to moderate pyroclastic flows from time to time. Fri, 05 Feb 2016 11:45:12 +0000 Sakurajima volcano (Japan): new vulcanian explosion this morning http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/sakurajima/news/56293/Sakurajima-volcano-Japan-new-vulcanian-explosion-this-morning.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/sakurajima/news/56293/Sakurajima-volcano-Japan-new-vulcanian-explosion-this-morning.html After several months of unusual calm, the volcano had a moderately strong vulcanian explosion from the Showa crater this morning. An ash plume rose to approx. 10,000 ft (3 km) altitude. Until the end of Sep 2015, Sakurajima had been producing such explosions, of varying intensity, at rates of typically 3-5 or more per day. This activity ceased around 28 Sep 2015 and until now, the volcano had... Fri, 05 Feb 2016 10:38:50 +0000 Fuego volcano (Guatemala): increasing activity http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/fuego/news/56288/Fuego-volcano-Guatemala-increasing-activity.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/fuego/news/56288/Fuego-volcano-Guatemala-increasing-activity.html Activity at the volcano is again increasing and seems to be heading towards another (the 3rd in 2016) paroxysm. Explosions have become stronger, and possibly, one or several short lava flows are active on the upper flanks. The thermal output of the volcano, measured by NASA's satellite-based MODIS spectroradiometer, also shows a clear increasing trend. Fri, 05 Feb 2016 10:19:23 +0000 Volcanic activity worldwide 3 Feb 2016: Karymsky volcano, Barren Island, Turrialba, Copahue http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/56287/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-3-Feb-2016-Karymsky-volcano-Barren-Island-Turrialba-Copahue.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/56287/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-3-Feb-2016-Karymsky-volcano-Barren-Island-Turrialba-Copahue.html Karymsky (Kamchatka): Several ash plumes reaching estimated 13-16,000 ft (4-5 km) altitude have been reported by Tokyo VAAC during the past days, suggesting that the volcano's intermittent explosions are currently more frequent and relatively intense. Turrialba (Costa Rica): Weak, passive ash venting occurred yesterday at the western pit crater, showing that volcanic unrest continues. Copahue... Wed, 03 Feb 2016 21:00:01 +0000 Second expedition to Papua 15-28 Nov 2016 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/expeditions/papua.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/expeditions/papua.html Thanks to the lively requests for our expedition to Papua with Ulla Lohmann & Basti Hoffmann, we now offer a second tour date from 15-28 Nov! Wed, 03 Feb 2016 12:53:43 +0000 Copahue volcano (Chile): continuous weak ash emissions, crater glow http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/copahue/news/56272/Copahue-volcano-Chile-continuous-weak-ash-emissions-crater-glow.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/copahue/news/56272/Copahue-volcano-Chile-continuous-weak-ash-emissions-crater-glow.html During the past weeks, the El Agrio crater has continued to emit weak, but near-continuous emissions of fine gray ash. Incandescence remains visible at night. According to SERNAGEOMIN, this current activity, mainly phreatic, is caused by interaction of a small body of new magma interacting with the hydrothermal system at shallow depth. Seismic activity, although above background, is relatively... Wed, 03 Feb 2016 10:37:30 +0000 Barren Island (India): steam/ash plume and thermal anomaly http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/barren-island/news/56267/Barren-Island-India-steam-ash-plume-and-thermal-anomaly.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/barren-island/news/56267/Barren-Island-India-steam-ash-plume-and-thermal-anomaly.html Minor eruptive activity (possibly strombolian) seems to continue on the remote island, at least intermittently. Yesterday and the day before, a weak steam and possibly ash plume was visible on satellite imagery as well as a thermal hot spot. Wed, 03 Feb 2016 10:10:05 +0000 Turrialba volcano (Costa Rica): weak ash emissions http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/turrialba/news/56262/Turrialba-volcano-Costa-Rica-weak-ash-emissions.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/turrialba/news/56262/Turrialba-volcano-Costa-Rica-weak-ash-emissions.html Weak, passive ash venting occurred yesterday at the western pit crater, showing that volcanic unrest continues. Wed, 03 Feb 2016 09:44:47 +0000 Karymsky volcano (Kamchatka) activity update http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/karymsky/news/56257/Karymsky-volcano-Kamchatka-activity-update.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/karymsky/news/56257/Karymsky-volcano-Kamchatka-activity-update.html Several ash plumes reaching estimated 13-16,000 ft (4-5 km) altitude have been reported by Tokyo VAAC during the past days, suggesting that the volcano's intermittent explosions are currently more frequent and relatively intense. Tue, 02 Feb 2016 12:05:03 +0000 Volcanic activity worldwide 1 Feb 2016: Nevados de Chillán volcano, Masaya, Heard http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/56256/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-1-Feb-2016-Nevados-de-Chilln-volcano-Masaya-Heard.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/56256/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-1-Feb-2016-Nevados-de-Chilln-volcano-Masaya-Heard.html Masaya (Nicaragua): INETER reported ongoing strong seismic and surface activity. There here are currently two small lava lakes active contained in two pits inside the Santiago crater. Access to Masaya's crater rim, a very popular tourist destination, was closed to the public on Saturday. An earthquake of magnitude 3 on Friday, felt by many residents, probably accompanied the opening of the second... Mon, 01 Feb 2016 21:00:02 +0000 Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Kermadec Islands Region on Monday, 1 February 2016 - information http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2016/02/01/19/00/magnitude6-KermadecIslandsRegion-quake.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2016/02/01/19/00/magnitude6-KermadecIslandsRegion-quake.html Mon, 01 Feb 2016 19:00:45 +0000