VolcanoDiscovery - Visit Active Volcanoes: Volcano News http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/ Latest News and Eruption Updates of Volcanic Activity and Earthquakes Worldwide en Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:39:15 +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. 4.0 earthquake - SOUTHERN IRAN on Friday, 28 August 2015 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/1078991/M4.0-Fri-28-Aug--SOUTHERN-IRAN.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/1078991/M4.0-Fri-28-Aug--SOUTHERN-IRAN.html Fri, 28 Aug 2015 11:55:46 +0100 Minor mag. 3.9 earthquake - - 120km ENE of Circle, Alaska on Friday, 28 August 2015 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/1078948/M3.9-Fri-28-Aug--120km-ENE-of-Circle-Alaska.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/1078948/M3.9-Fri-28-Aug--120km-ENE-of-Circle-Alaska.html Fri, 28 Aug 2015 09:48:49 +0100 Minor mag. 3.5 earthquake - SAN JUAN (Argentina) on Friday, 28 August 2015 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/1078907/M3.5-Fri-28-Aug-SAN-JUAN-Argentina.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/1078907/M3.5-Fri-28-Aug-SAN-JUAN-Argentina.html Fri, 28 Aug 2015 08:58:29 +0100 Minor mag. 3.8 earthquake - New Zealand on Friday, 28 August 2015 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/1078895/M3.8-Fri-28-Aug-New-Zealand.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/1078895/M3.8-Fri-28-Aug-New-Zealand.html Fri, 28 Aug 2015 08:53:13 +0100 Minor mag. 3.8 earthquake - NORTHERN IRAN on Friday, 28 August 2015 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/1078890/M3.8-Fri-28-Aug--NORTHERN-IRAN.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/1078890/M3.8-Fri-28-Aug--NORTHERN-IRAN.html Fri, 28 Aug 2015 08:09:33 +0100 Photo of the Day: On top of the volcano world - the peak of Etna at 3328 m on the western rim of NE crater (uncertain exact number). http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-day/2015-aug-28.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-day/2015-aug-28.html Fri, 28 Aug 2015 05:01:03 +0100 Complete Earthquake list (worldwide) for today, Friday, 28 Aug 2015 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/today.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/today.html Fri, 28 Aug 2015 05:01:01 +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 Volcanoes Today, 27 Aug 2015: Colima volcano, Shiveluch, Dukono, Tungurahua, Piton de la Fournaise, Raung, Manam, Cotopaxi http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcanoes/today.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcanoes/today.html Thu, 27 Aug 2015 09:00:01 +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 Photo of the Day: Zoom into an explosion of Batu Tara volcano, Indonesia http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-day/2015-aug-27.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-day/2015-aug-27.html Thu, 27 Aug 2015 05:01:12 +0100 Complete Earthquake list (worldwide) for yesterday, Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 http://volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/archive/2015-aug-27.html http://volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/archive/2015-aug-27.html Thu, 27 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-26.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-day/2015-aug-26.html Wed, 26 Aug 2015 05:01:12 +0100 Complete Earthquake list (worldwide) for Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 http://volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/archive/2015-aug-26.html http://volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/archive/2015-aug-26.html Wed, 26 Aug 2015 05:01:02 +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 Piton de la Fournaise volcano (La Réunion): 4th eruption of 2015 started today http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/piton_fournaise/news/54407/Piton-de-la-Fournaise-volcano-La-Runion-4th-eruption-of-2015-started-today.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/piton_fournaise/news/54407/Piton-de-la-Fournaise-volcano-La-Runion-4th-eruption-of-2015-started-today.html A new eruption started at the volcano this evening. Following a brief seismic crisis that triggered an eruption alarm, an eruptive fissure opened south of Dolomieu crater at 18:50 local time. It is producing impressive lava fountains and a branching lava flow, which can be seen on the webcam of OVPF. The prefecture of Reunion triggered the highest volcanic alert and closed public access to the... Mon, 24 Aug 2015 16:48:35 +0100 Sangeang Api volcano (Flores Sea, Indonesia): continuing hot spot http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/sangeangapi/news/54402/Sangeang-Api-volcano-Flores-Sea-Indonesia-continuing-hot-spot.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/sangeangapi/news/54402/Sangeang-Api-volcano-Flores-Sea-Indonesia-continuing-hot-spot.html A thermal hot spot of moderate intensity from the volcano's summit continues to be visible on satellite data, suggesting some weak activity continues there. A steam plume can be seen rising from the volcano's summit where a small lava dome might be growing. Mon, 24 Aug 2015 16:29:22 +0100 Aso volcano (Kyushu, Japan): weak activity http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/aso/news/54397/Aso-volcano-Kyushu-Japan-weak-activity.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/aso/news/54397/Aso-volcano-Kyushu-Japan-weak-activity.html 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. Mon, 24 Aug 2015 16:18:54 +0100 Ubinas volcano (Peru) activity update: new ash emissions http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/ubinas/news/54392/Ubinas-volcano-Peru-activity-update-new-ash-emissions.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/ubinas/news/54392/Ubinas-volcano-Peru-activity-update-new-ash-emissions.html A series of small explosions occurred today, producing ash plumes that rose up to approx. 700 m above the crater and drifted northeast. Mon, 24 Aug 2015 16:08:04 +0100 Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Kermadec Islands Region on Monday, 24 August 2015 - information http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/08/24/09/41/magnitude6-KermadecIslandsRegion-quake.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/08/24/09/41/magnitude6-KermadecIslandsRegion-quake.html Mon, 24 Aug 2015 10:41:29 +0100 Reventador volcano (Ecuador): frequent explosions http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/reventador/news/54384/Reventador-volcano-Ecuador-frequent-explosions.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/reventador/news/54384/Reventador-volcano-Ecuador-frequent-explosions.html The volcano's activity remains at similar levels as during the past weeks. Lava continues to be extruded from the summit crater, producing frequent small to moderate explosions. No sustained lava flow is currently active: Mon, 24 Aug 2015 09:53:20 +0100 Sinabung volcano (Sumatra, Indonesia) update: large lava lobes on upper flank http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/sinabung/news/54379/Sinabung-volcano-Sumatra-Indonesia-update-large-lava-lobes-on-upper-flank.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/sinabung/news/54379/Sinabung-volcano-Sumatra-Indonesia-update-large-lava-lobes-on-upper-flank.html Small pyroclastic flows were observed during the past days, mostly originating from the active eastern lava lobe. Recent photos of the summit show no major changes during the past weeks, but suggest that lava effusion continues to slowly build up the dome and the two active lobes, which are now prone to potentially larger collapses and associated flows. A safety radius of 7 km from the... Mon, 24 Aug 2015 09:41:35 +0100 Fuego volcano (Guatemala) activity update http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/fuego/news/54374/Fuego-volcano-Guatemala-activity-update.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/fuego/news/54374/Fuego-volcano-Guatemala-activity-update.html The volcano's activity remains low to moderate. Mon, 24 Aug 2015 09:36:34 +0100 Sakurajima volcano update: Risk of major eruption might be decreasing http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/sakurajima/activity/updates/volcanic-crisis-2015.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/sakurajima/activity/updates/volcanic-crisis-2015.html The likelihood of a feared larger eruption seems to be decreasing as the volcano has slowly been resuming small explosive activity and shots of the crater show the presence of fresh lava. This could mean that the conduit is not as strongly blocked as feared and could allow the volcano to return to a more regular eruption style, where pressure is released more gradually. Drone successfully... Mon, 24 Aug 2015 09:27:37 +0100 Cotopaxi volcano update: Continuing ash emissions 2 km high http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/cotopaxi/activity/aug2015-eruption.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/cotopaxi/activity/aug2015-eruption.html Activity at the volcano remains more or less similar with moderately strong, near continuous ash emissions producing a plume rising approx. 2 km and drifting into westerly directions. This is the latest press release of the government: "The Institute of Geophysics of the Polytechnic University reported that the volcanic activity has remained similar to that of the last past days. The... Mon, 24 Aug 2015 09:07:57 +0100 Photo of the Week: Lava flows from the erupting New SE crater at dawn on 16 June 2014 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-week/2015-aug-24.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-week/2015-aug-24.html Mon, 24 Aug 2015 05:01:12 +0100 Volcanic activity worldwide 23 Aug 2015: Cotopaxi volcano http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/54370/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-23-Aug-2015-Cotopaxi-volcano.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/54370/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-23-Aug-2015-Cotopaxi-volcano.html Cotopaxi (Ecuador): Ash emissions have been increasing and producing plumes that rose 2 km above the summit and drifted west for over 50 km. Ash fall occurred in several populated areas including Mulalo, Chaupi, Lasso, Machachi, Aloag, Tambillo. According to Ministry of Security, evacuation routes and over 120 "albergues" - shelters - have been prepared to accommodate people in case evacuations... Sun, 23 Aug 2015 22:00:02 +0100 Cotopaxi volcano update: Increasing ash emissions http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/cotopaxi/activity/aug2015-eruption.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/cotopaxi/activity/aug2015-eruption.html Ash emissions have been increasing and producing plumes that rose 2 km above the summit and drifted west for over 50 km. Ash fall occurred in several populated areas including Mulalo, Chaupi, Lasso, Machachi, Aloag, Tambillo. According to Ministry of Security, evacuation routes and over 120 "albergues" - shelters - have been prepared to accommodate people in case evacuations become necessary. Sun, 23 Aug 2015 19:24:50 +0100