VolcanoDiscovery - Visit Active Volcanoes: Volcano News http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/ Latest News and Eruption Updates of Volcanic Activity and Earthquakes Worldwide en Wed, 28 Jan 2015 06:31:16 +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 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 05:01:05 +0000 Complete Earthquake list (worldwide) for today, Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/today.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/today.html Wed, 28 Jan 2015 05:01:02 +0000 Minor mag. 3.6 earthquake - CENTRAL TURKEY on Wednesday, 28 January 2015 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/920417/M3.6-Wed-28-Jan--CENTRAL-TURKEY.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/920417/M3.6-Wed-28-Jan--CENTRAL-TURKEY.html Wed, 28 Jan 2015 03:41:07 +0000 Minor mag. 3.8 earthquake - 3.8 CENTRAL TURKEY on Wednesday, 28 January 2015 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/920414/M3.8-Wed-28-Jan-38-CENTRAL-TURKEY.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/920414/M3.8-Wed-28-Jan-38-CENTRAL-TURKEY.html Wed, 28 Jan 2015 03:40:54 +0000 Minor mag. 3.5 earthquake - IRAN-IRAQ BORDER REGION on Wednesday, 28 January 2015 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/920418/M3.5-Wed-28-Jan--IRAN-IRAQ-BORDER-REGION.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/920418/M3.5-Wed-28-Jan--IRAN-IRAQ-BORDER-REGION.html Wed, 28 Jan 2015 03:31:44 +0000 Minor mag. 3.8 earthquake - IRAK on Wednesday, 28 January 2015 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/920431/M3.8-Wed-28-Jan-IRAK.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/920431/M3.8-Wed-28-Jan-IRAK.html Wed, 28 Jan 2015 03:31:40 +0000 Minor mag. 3.5 earthquake - FRANCE on Wednesday, 28 January 2015 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/920392/M3.5-Wed-28-Jan--FRANCE.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/920392/M3.5-Wed-28-Jan--FRANCE.html Wed, 28 Jan 2015 03:03:31 +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 05:01:11 +0000 Complete Earthquake list (worldwide) for yesterday, 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 Volcanoes Today, 26 Jan 2015: Kliuchevskoi volcano, Shiveluch, Dukono, Suwanose-jima, Zhupanovsky http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcanoes/today.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcanoes/today.html Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:00:01 +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 Photo of the Day: Submarine hydrothermal activity at Nea Kameni (Santorini, Greece) forms iron-rich mud deposits http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-day/2015-jan-26.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-day/2015-jan-26.html Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:01:11 +0000 Complete Earthquake list (worldwide) for Monday, 26 Jan 2015 http://volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/archive/2015-jan-26.html http://volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/archive/2015-jan-26.html Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:01:03 +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 Karymsky volcano (Kamchatka) activity update http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/karymsky/news/50540/Karymsky-volcano-Kamchatka-activity-update.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/karymsky/news/50540/Karymsky-volcano-Kamchatka-activity-update.html Another small ash plume was detected by Tokyo VAAC this morning. The volcano's activity has been characterized by intermittent strombolian to small vulcanian explosions for years. Clear weather over the past days allowed the detection of more emissions than normally (when most events unless very large go unnoticed due to cloud cover). Fri, 23 Jan 2015 09:46:23 +0000 Fogo volcano (Cape Verde): intermittent explosions, eruption declining http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/fogo/news/50535/Fogo-volcano-Cape-Verde-intermittent-explosions-eruption-declining.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/fogo/news/50535/Fogo-volcano-Cape-Verde-intermittent-explosions-eruption-declining.html Mild explosive activity continues from the vent, at least intermittently, but there is no longer significant lava effusion. According to local observers, the eruption continues to decline overall and might be ending in a near future. Works have started to reopen the road into the caldera to reach Ilheu de Losna and Portela/Bangaeira. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 09:36:33 +0000 Kilauea volcano update: June 27th lava flow remains active, but stays at 600 m distance from Pahoa http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/kilauea/news/50534/Kilauea-volcano-update-June-27th-lava-flow-remains-active-but-stays-at-600-m-distance-from-Pahoa.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/kilauea/news/50534/Kilauea-volcano-update-June-27th-lava-flow-remains-active-but-stays-at-600-m-distance-from-Pahoa.html The June 27th lava flow remains active, but its advance has been mainly in form small and slow breakouts along its margins, widening it. The most advanced flow front is still 600 m upslope from Highway 130 near the Pāhoa police and fire stations. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 09:30:40 +0000 Major mag. 7.0 earthquake - 56km NNE of Port-Vila, Vanuatu on Friday, 23 January 2015 - information http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/01/23/03/47/magnitude7-Vanuatu-quake.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/01/23/03/47/magnitude7-Vanuatu-quake.html Fri, 23 Jan 2015 03:47:32 +0000 Volcanic activity worldwide 21 Jan 2015: Karymsky volcano, Colima, Soputan, Dukono, Bagana, Suwanose... http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/50527/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-21-Jan-2015-Karymsky-volcano-Colima-Soputan-Dukono-Bagana-Suwanose.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/50527/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-21-Jan-2015-Karymsky-volcano-Colima-Soputan-Dukono-Bagana-Suwanose.html Karymsky (Kamchatka): More explosions have occurred at the volcano. Tokyo VAAC reported ash plumes to 7-12,000 ft (2.1-3.6 km) elevation drifting SE. Zhupanovsky (Kamchatka, Russia): Mild ash emissions are visible on latest satellite images. Today's clear weather over Kamchatka allowed MODIS satellites to take a shot with all 4 currently active volcanoes: Zhupanovsky, Karymsky (ash emissions... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 21:00:03 +0000 Colima volcano (Mexico): strong explosion, ash to 29,000 ft http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/colima/news/50519/Colima-volcano-Mexico-strong-explosion-ash-to-29000-ft.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/colima/news/50519/Colima-volcano-Mexico-strong-explosion-ash-to-29000-ft.html A strong vulcanian-type explosion occurred this morning at 09:15 from the volcano's summit. An ash column rose more than 4 km above the summit, reaching eventually estimated approx. 29,000 ft (9 km) altitude and drifting NE. A small pyroclastic flow that descended the steep slope of the volcano was generated during the explosion. Ash fall occurred in Tuxpan, Zapotiltic and Ciudad Guzmán in the... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 18:53:23 +0000 Dukono volcano (Halmahera, Indonesia) activity update http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/dukono/news/50495/Dukono-volcano-Halmahera-Indonesia-activity-update.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/dukono/news/50495/Dukono-volcano-Halmahera-Indonesia-activity-update.html Abundant ash emissions occur from the volcano. A plume stretching 50 km to the SW was seen on MTSAT imagery by Darwin VAAC this morning. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 10:41:26 +0000 Suwanose-jima volcano (Ryukyu Islands, Japan) activity update http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/suwanosejima/news/50490/Suwanose-jima-volcano-Ryukyu-Islands-Japan-activity-update.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/suwanosejima/news/50490/Suwanose-jima-volcano-Ryukyu-Islands-Japan-activity-update.html Intermittent, probably strombolian activity persists at the On-take crater. JMA reported a small explosion from the volcano yesterday, but bad weather conditions don't allow clear webcam images. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 10:35:06 +0000 Soputan volcano (N-Sulawesi, Indonesia): eruption continues http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/soputan/news/50485/Soputan-volcano-N-Sulawesi-Indonesia-eruption-continues.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/soputan/news/50485/Soputan-volcano-N-Sulawesi-Indonesia-eruption-continues.html The eruption of the volcano continues. The new lava flow seems to have descended almost to the base of the summit cone, accompanied by abundant glowing rockfalls. Intermittent explosions, although decreasing in intensity during the past 2 days, still produce ash emissions that reach 3-4 km altitude. The volcano remains at level 3 (out of 4, "Siaga") and the Aviation Color Code at Red. So far,... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 10:27:00 +0000 Bagana volcano (Papua New Guinea): small ash emission http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/bagana/news/50480/Bagana-volcano-Papua-New-Guinea-small-ash-emission.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/bagana/news/50480/Bagana-volcano-Papua-New-Guinea-small-ash-emission.html A volcanic ash plume to estimated 12,000 ft extending 20 nautical miles to the NE was detected by Darwin VAAC this morning. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 10:15:19 +0000 Zhupanovsky volcano (Kamchatka): continuing ash emissions http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/zhupanovsky/news/50475/Zhupanovsky-volcano-Kamchatka-continuing-ash-emissions.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/zhupanovsky/news/50475/Zhupanovsky-volcano-Kamchatka-continuing-ash-emissions.html Mild ash emissions are visible on latest satellite images. Today's clear weather over Kamchatka allowed MODIS satellites to take a shot with all 4 currently active volcanoes: Zhupanovsky, Karymsky (ash emissions from explosions), Klyuchevskoy (lava flow and ash plumes), and Shiveluch north of the latter, also with ash emissions. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 10:04:19 +0000