VolcanoDiscovery - Visit Active Volcanoes: Volcano News http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/ Latest News and Eruption Updates of Volcanic Activity and Earthquakes Worldwide en Fri, 22 May 2015 20:07:11 +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 Light mag. 4.1 earthquake - 60km NE of Searles Valley, California on Friday, 22 May 2015 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/1009931/M4.1-Fri-22-May-60km-NE-of-Searles-Valley-California.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/1009931/M4.1-Fri-22-May-60km-NE-of-Searles-Valley-California.html Fri, 22 May 2015 19:50:14 +0100 Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - 39km SSW of Caliente, Nevada on Friday, 22 May 2015 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/1009930/M5.4-Fri-22-May-39km-SSW-of-Caliente-Nevada.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/1009930/M5.4-Fri-22-May-39km-SSW-of-Caliente-Nevada.html Fri, 22 May 2015 19:49:43 +0100 Light mag. 4.5 earthquake - 4.5 SOUTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND on Friday, 22 May 2015 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/1009899/M4.5-Fri-22-May-45-SOUTH-ISLAND-OF-NEW-ZEALAND.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/1009899/M4.5-Fri-22-May-45-SOUTH-ISLAND-OF-NEW-ZEALAND.html Fri, 22 May 2015 18:42:38 +0100 Volcanic activity worldwide 22 May 2015: Fuego volcano, Lokon-Empung, Piton de la Fournaise, Batu Ta... http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/53061/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-22-May-2015-Fuego-volcano-Lokon-Empung-Piton-de-la-Fournaise-Batu-Ta.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/53061/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-22-May-2015-Fuego-volcano-Lokon-Empung-Piton-de-la-Fournaise-Batu-Ta.html Aso (Kyushu): Overall, activity has decreased and incandescence has not been seen during the past nights. The current activity is dominated by strong steam and gas emissions from crater 1 and, to a lesser degree, from crater 2 in the northern end of Nakadake crater complex. Intermittent small phreatomagmatic (magma-water interaction) explosions with typical cock-tail emissions of dark ash and... Fri, 22 May 2015 17:22:40 +0100 Light mag. 4.8 earthquake - Vanuatu Islands on Friday, 22 May 2015 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/1009862/M4.8-Fri-22-May-Vanuatu-Islands.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/1009862/M4.8-Fri-22-May-Vanuatu-Islands.html Fri, 22 May 2015 17:19:21 +0100 Volcanoes Today, 22 May 2015: Fuego volcano, Lokon-Empung, Piton de la Fournaise, Batu Tara, Chaitén, Sakurajima, Aso, Telica http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcanoes/today.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcanoes/today.html Fri, 22 May 2015 17:00:01 +0100 Batu Tara volcano (Flores Sea, Indonesia): ash plumes to 8000 ft http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/batu-tara/news/53056/Batu-Tara-volcano-Flores-Sea-Indonesia-ash-plumes-to-8000-ft.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/batu-tara/news/53056/Batu-Tara-volcano-Flores-Sea-Indonesia-ash-plumes-to-8000-ft.html The volcano had explosions that produced ash plumes that rose to 8,000 ft (2.4 km) altitude and drifted 80 km to the west today. Fri, 22 May 2015 16:19:45 +0100 Telica volcano (Nicaragua): new explosions http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/telica/news/53051/Telica-volcano-Nicaragua-new-explosions.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/telica/news/53051/Telica-volcano-Nicaragua-new-explosions.html Several new explosions occurred during the past days, some of which showered the volcano's summit cone with incandescent material. Fri, 22 May 2015 16:17:56 +0100 Light mag. 4.7 earthquake - JUJUY, ARGENTINA on Friday, 22 May 2015 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/1009782/M4.7-Fri-22-May--JUJUY-ARGENTINA.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/1009782/M4.7-Fri-22-May--JUJUY-ARGENTINA.html Fri, 22 May 2015 16:02:27 +0100 Hakone volcano (Japan): ground uplift of 15 cm during 2 weeks at Owakudani valley http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/hakone/news/53046/Hakone-volcano-Japan-ground-uplift-of-15-cm-during-2-weeks-at-Owakudani-valley.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/hakone/news/53046/Hakone-volcano-Japan-ground-uplift-of-15-cm-during-2-weeks-at-Owakudani-valley.html Unrest at the Owakudani valley continues. Fumarolic activity has increased drastically. Ground has lifted by up to 15 cm during 7-21 May, or up to 20 cm when compared to early October last year. Fri, 22 May 2015 16:01:07 +0100 Aso volcano (Kyushu, Japan) activity update http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/aso/news/53041/Aso-volcano-Kyushu-Japan-activity-update.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/aso/news/53041/Aso-volcano-Kyushu-Japan-activity-update.html Overall, activity has decreased and incandescence has not been seen during the past nights. The current activity is dominated by strong steam and gas emissions from crater 1 and, to a lesser degree, from crater 2 in the northern end of Nakadake crater complex. Intermittent small phreatomagmatic (magma-water interaction) explosions with typical cock-tail emissions of dark ash and blocks,... Fri, 22 May 2015 08:16:15 +0100 Sakurajima volcano (Japan): strong explosions, ash plume to 17,000 ft (5 km) altitude http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/sakurajima/news/53036/Sakurajima-volcano-Japan-strong-explosions-ash-plume-to-17000-ft-5-km-altitude.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/sakurajima/news/53036/Sakurajima-volcano-Japan-strong-explosions-ash-plume-to-17000-ft-5-km-altitude.html A peak of activity occurred yesterday, with two strong explosions that produced ash plums that rose to 17,000 ft / 5 km altitude. The activity was followed by continues, noisy smaller explosions and ash venting which lasted and slowly decreased during the night. Today, two normal-sized explosions have taken place so far. Fri, 22 May 2015 08:03:17 +0100 Chaitén volcano (Chile): alert level raised, seismic unrest http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/chaiten/news/53031/Chaitn-volcano-Chile-alert-level-raised-seismic-unrest.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/chaiten/news/53031/Chaitn-volcano-Chile-alert-level-raised-seismic-unrest.html The alert level of the volcano was raised to "yellow", after an increase in seismic activity was detected. Chaitén had a famous catastrophic plinian eruption in 2008, which followed centuries of quiescence and ended in the construction of a new lava dome. Fri, 22 May 2015 08:01:42 +0100 Fuego volcano (Guatemala): strong and frequent explosions http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/fuego/news/53026/Fuego-volcano-Guatemala-strong-and-frequent-explosions.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/fuego/news/53026/Fuego-volcano-Guatemala-strong-and-frequent-explosions.html Activity at the volcano has increased during the past days. Strombolian explosions have been small, moderate and large and occurring frequently. Ash plumes rose to 1 km above the crater and incandescent jets 150 m above the crater. Most explosions generated shock waves and locomotive-like degassing sounds. Ash fall occurred in areas to the W and SW, in the villages of Morelia, Panimache, Sangre... Fri, 22 May 2015 07:53:31 +0100 Piton de la Fournaise volcano (La Réunion) activity update http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/piton_fournaise/news/53021/Piton-de-la-Fournaise-volcano-La-Runion-activity-update.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/piton_fournaise/news/53021/Piton-de-la-Fournaise-volcano-La-Runion-activity-update.html The eruption continues with stable lava effusion accompanied by stable tremor levels since Monday. Lava fountaining at the vent reaches up to 40 m height and the lava flow continues to move slowly towards the coast, from where it was still 3 km distant yesterday evening. Fri, 22 May 2015 07:44:12 +0100 Photo of the Day: View to Rinjani, Lombok on our flight to Flores, Indonesia Nov2014 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-day/2015-may-22.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-day/2015-may-22.html Fri, 22 May 2015 05:01:03 +0100 Complete Earthquake list (worldwide) for today, Friday, 22 May 2015 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/today.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/today.html Fri, 22 May 2015 05:01:01 +0100 Lokon volcano (North-Sulawesi, Indonesia): new eruption on 20 May http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/lokon/news/53016/Lokon-volcano-North-Sulawesi-Indonesia-new-eruption-on-20-May.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/lokon/news/53016/Lokon-volcano-North-Sulawesi-Indonesia-new-eruption-on-20-May.html An explosion occurred Wednesday (20 May) at 15:22 local time and produced an ash plume of approx 1.5 km height. The eruption was accompanied by strong explosion sounds, that caused concern in nearby villages and the town of Tomohon. After the initial explosion, mild ash venting continued for a while. The eruption came from two vents, both the Tompaluan crater and the new crater west of it that... Thu, 21 May 2015 12:05:03 +0100 Photo of the Day: Solfatara crater, Phlegrean Fields, Italy http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-day/2015-may-21.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-day/2015-may-21.html Thu, 21 May 2015 05:01:08 +0100 Complete Earthquake list (worldwide) for yesterday, Thursday, 21 May 2015 http://volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/archive/2015-may-21.html http://volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/archive/2015-may-21.html Thu, 21 May 2015 05:01:01 +0100 Volcanic activity worldwide 20 May 2015: Dukono volcano, Reventador, Turrialba, Piton de la Fournais... http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/53015/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-20-May-2015-Dukono-volcano-Reventador-Turrialba-Piton-de-la-Fournais.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/53015/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-20-May-2015-Dukono-volcano-Reventador-Turrialba-Piton-de-la-Fournais.html Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): (20 May) After a very busy 17 May, with several strong explosions sending ash plumes to up to 16,000 ft (4.5 km) altitude, the volcano has been relatively calm during 18 and most of 19 May. A filming team of VolcanoDiscovery being on location, we could observe hour-long phases of near-continuous mild to moderate ash venting. After approx. 10 hours of almost no visible... Wed, 20 May 2015 22:00:01 +0100 Photo of the Day: Lava flow from peak of stratovolcano Mount Pico, Pico Isl., Acores http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-day/2015-may-20.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-day/2015-may-20.html Wed, 20 May 2015 05:01:08 +0100 Complete Earthquake list (worldwide) for Wednesday, 20 May 2015 http://volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/archive/2015-may-20.html http://volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/archive/2015-may-20.html Wed, 20 May 2015 05:01:01 +0100 Reventador volcano (Ecuador): elevated activity, lava flow http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/reventador/news/53010/Reventador-volcano-Ecuador-elevated-activity-lava-flow.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/reventador/news/53010/Reventador-volcano-Ecuador-elevated-activity-lava-flow.html The volcano's activity remains elevated. Mild to moderate explosions occur frequently from the summit vent, where viscous lava is being extruded and also produces an active lava flow, approx. 300 m long on the southwestern flank. IGPEN reported dozens of explosions on most days, and up to more than 60 on a peak of activity on 8 May. Wed, 20 May 2015 02:30:19 +0100 Turrialba volcano (Costa Rica): new ash emissions http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/turrialba/news/53005/Turrialba-volcano-Costa-Rica-new-ash-emissions.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/turrialba/news/53005/Turrialba-volcano-Costa-Rica-new-ash-emissions.html Several new mild to moderately strong ash eruptions have occurred at the volcano during the past days. In particular, on 16 May, one of the most intense phases of ash emissions so far took place from the volcano's western summit crater between midnight and 15:40 local time. Ash plumes extended up to 50 km to the west and caused mild ash fall in places as Heredia and Alajuela towns. A 5 km... Wed, 20 May 2015 02:24:28 +0100 Dukono volcano (Halmahera, Indonesia) activity update http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/dukono/news/52995/Dukono-volcano-Halmahera-Indonesia-activity-update.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/dukono/news/52995/Dukono-volcano-Halmahera-Indonesia-activity-update.html Activity seems to be on the rise - the volcano continues to produce near-continuous ash-rich explosions. Ash plumes to approx. 10,000 ft (3 km) altitude have been reported almost daily over the past days by Darwin VAAC. Wed, 20 May 2015 02:16:18 +0100 Sakurajima volcano (Kyushu, Japan) activity update http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/sakurajima/news/52990/Sakurajima-volcano-Kyushu-Japan-activity-update.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/sakurajima/news/52990/Sakurajima-volcano-Kyushu-Japan-activity-update.html After a very busy 17 May, with several strong explosions sending ash plumes to up to 16,000 ft (4.5 km) altitude, the volcano has been relatively calm during 18 and most of 19 May. A filming team of VolcanoDiscovery being on location, we could observe hour-long phases of near-continuous mild to moderate ash venting. After approx. 10 hours of almost no visible activity, a probably strong... Wed, 20 May 2015 02:14:32 +0100 Piton de la Fournaise volcano (La Réunion): lava flow advances to 3 km from coastal road http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/piton_fournaise/news/52985/Piton-de-la-Fournaise-volcano-La-Runion-lava-flow-advances-to-3-km-from-coastal-road.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/piton_fournaise/news/52985/Piton-de-la-Fournaise-volcano-La-Runion-lava-flow-advances-to-3-km-from-coastal-road.html The eruption continues with strong lava effusion. As of 19 May evening, the lava flow had been at 3 km from the coastal road, having advanced 750 m during the past 24 hours. Its advance is likely to be slower from now on, as the front is now in the flatter area of the "Grandes Brulés". Nevertheless, hopes are rising that the flow might reach the sea. Viewing conditions and tips can be found at... Wed, 20 May 2015 02:06:46 +0100 Volcanic activity worldwide 18 May 2015: Dukono volcano, Kilauea, Piton de la Fournaise, Batu Tara http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/52982/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-18-May-2015-Dukono-volcano-Kilauea-Piton-de-la-Fournaise-Batu-Tara.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/52982/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-18-May-2015-Dukono-volcano-Kilauea-Piton-de-la-Fournaise-Batu-Tara.html Batu Tara (Sunda Islands, Indonesia): Explosions (strombolian to small vulcanian style) continue at the volcano, sometimes strong enough to produce ash plumes visible on satellite images. Dukono (Halmahera): An ash plume was detected yesterday extending 70 km east at estimated 10,000 ft (3 km) altitude. Kilauea (Hawai'i): The summit lava lake has dropped significantly during the past week and... Mon, 18 May 2015 22:00:02 +0100 Piton de la Fournaise volcano (La Réunion): eruption update http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/piton_fournaise/news/52976/Piton-de-la-Fournaise-volcano-La-Runion-eruption-update.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/piton_fournaise/news/52976/Piton-de-la-Fournaise-volcano-La-Runion-eruption-update.html The new eruption continues, although only the lowest vent seems to be still active by now. It continues to feed a large lava flow now headed towards the vast coastal flat to the east. In the course of today, it reached the steeper section of the Enclos, the "Grandes Pentes" and started to descend there. At this point, the lava flow, approx. 4-5 km long could be seen from the popular "lava road"... Mon, 18 May 2015 13:51:39 +0100 Batu Tara volcano (Sunda Islands, Indonesia) activity update http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/batu-tara/news/52971/Batu-Tara-volcano-Sunda-Islands-Indonesia-activity-update.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/batu-tara/news/52971/Batu-Tara-volcano-Sunda-Islands-Indonesia-activity-update.html Explosions (strombolian to small vulcanian style) continue at the volcano, sometimes strong enough to produce ash plumes visible on satellite images. Mon, 18 May 2015 13:20:45 +0100 Dukono volcano (Halmahera, Indonesia) activity update http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/dukono/news/52966/Dukono-volcano-Halmahera-Indonesia-activity-update.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/dukono/news/52966/Dukono-volcano-Halmahera-Indonesia-activity-update.html An ash plume was detected yesterday extending 70 km east at estimated 10,000 ft (3 km) altitude. Mon, 18 May 2015 13:19:25 +0100 Kilauea volcano update: Halemaumau lava lake drains partially, seismic activity under SW rift zone http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/kilauea/news/52965/Kilauea-volcano-update-Halemaumau-lava-lake-drains-partially-seismic-activity-under-SW-rift-zone.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/kilauea/news/52965/Kilauea-volcano-update-Halemaumau-lava-lake-drains-partially-seismic-activity-under-SW-rift-zone.html The summit lava lake has dropped significantly during the past week and is now again 50 m below the rim of the pit crater inside Halema'uma'u. After a few days of repeated small overflows at the end of April until early May, the lake had been perched for a few days at its highest level, started to drop after 10 May, first slowly, then more rapidly. During the past days, it has stabilized at... Mon, 18 May 2015 13:16:25 +0100 Batu Tara volcano (Sunda Islands, Indonesia) activity update http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/batu-tara/news/53000/Batu-Tara-volcano-Sunda-Islands-Indonesia-activity-update.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/batu-tara/news/53000/Batu-Tara-volcano-Sunda-Islands-Indonesia-activity-update.html An ash plume to 8,000 ft was again reported yesterday. Activity at the volcano is probably elevated at the moment good news for our upcoming volcano expeditions. Mon, 18 May 2015 13:05:03 +0100 Photo of the Week: Nevado del Ruiz, Colombia at Sunrise. October, 2012 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-week/2015-may-18.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-week/2015-may-18.html Mon, 18 May 2015 05:01:07 +0100 Volcanic activity worldwide 17 May 2015: Piton de la Fournaise volcano http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/52959/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-17-May-2015-Piton-de-la-Fournaise-volcano.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/52959/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-17-May-2015-Piton-de-la-Fournaise-volcano.html Piton de la Fournaise (La Réunion): A new eruption, so far small, began this Sunday at 13:45 from a fissure vent at the the southeast slopes of the Dolomieux crater inside the Enclos next to the Château Fort cone. An intense seismic crisis with 5-7 earthquakes per minutes started 55 minutes before the onset of the eruption, as magma pushed its way to the surface. A few minutes after the beginning... Sun, 17 May 2015 22:00:01 +0100 Piton de la Fournaise volcano (La Réunion): second eruption in 2015 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/piton_fournaise/news/52958/Piton-de-la-Fournaise-volcano-La-Runion-second-eruption-in-2015.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/piton_fournaise/news/52958/Piton-de-la-Fournaise-volcano-La-Runion-second-eruption-in-2015.html A new eruption, so far small, began this Sunday at 13:45 from a fissure vent at the the southeast slopes of the Dolomieux crater inside the Enclos next to the Château Fort cone. An intense seismic crisis with 5-7 earthquakes per minutes started 55 minutes before the onset of the eruption, as magma pushed its way to the surface. A few minutes after the beginning of the quakes, significant... Sun, 17 May 2015 15:03:35 +0100 Volcanic activity worldwide 16 May 2015: Etna volcano http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/52956/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-16-May-2015-Etna-volcano.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/52956/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-16-May-2015-Etna-volcano.html Etna (Sicily, Italy): The eruption has almost ended. Tremor has descended back to low levels and lava effusion has almost completely ceased and stopped ca. 5 km from eruptive fissure . ... [read more] ... [show less] The most advanced flow front is slightly below 1700 m elevation just above Rocca Musarra. Sat, 16 May 2015 22:00:01 +0100 Etna volcano update: Eruption ended http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/etna/news/52955/Etna-volcano-update-Eruption-ended.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/etna/news/52955/Etna-volcano-update-Eruption-ended.html The eruption has almost ended. Tremor has descended back to low levels and lava effusion has almost completely ceased and stopped ca. 5 km from eruptive fissure . The most advanced flow front is slightly below 1700 m elevation just above Rocca Musarra. Explosive activity and ash emissions seem to have ceased. Sat, 16 May 2015 17:46:15 +0100 Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Nepal on Saturday, 16 May 2015 - information http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/05/16/11/34/magnitude5-Nepal-quake.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/05/16/11/34/magnitude5-Nepal-quake.html Sat, 16 May 2015 12:34:11 +0100