VolcanoDiscovery - Visit Active Volcanoes: Volcano News http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/ Latest News and Eruption Updates of Volcanic Activity and Earthquakes Worldwide en Wed, 01 Apr 2015 17:43:48 +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 - 19 km al E de Melipilla on Wednesday, 1 April 2015 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/969405/M4.0-Wed-1-Apr-19-km-al-E-de-Melipilla.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/969405/M4.0-Wed-1-Apr-19-km-al-E-de-Melipilla.html Wed, 01 Apr 2015 16:56:14 +0100 Minor mag. 3.5 earthquake - GREECE on Wednesday, 1 April 2015 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/969369/M3.5-Wed-1-Apr--GREECE.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/969369/M3.5-Wed-1-Apr--GREECE.html Wed, 01 Apr 2015 15:47:14 +0100 Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - SALTA, ARGENTINA on Wednesday, 1 April 2015 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/969279/M4.2-Wed-1-Apr--SALTA-ARGENTINA.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/969279/M4.2-Wed-1-Apr--SALTA-ARGENTINA.html Wed, 01 Apr 2015 15:17:36 +0100 Light mag. 4.1 earthquake - 58 km al SUROESTE de PIJIJIAPAN, CHIS on Wednesday, 1 April 2015 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/969337/M4.1-Wed-1-Apr-58-km-al-SUROESTE-de-PIJIJIAPAN-CHIS.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/969337/M4.1-Wed-1-Apr-58-km-al-SUROESTE-de-PIJIJIAPAN-CHIS.html Wed, 01 Apr 2015 15:11:24 +0100 Minor mag. 3.7 earthquake - SPAIN on Wednesday, 1 April 2015 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/969261/M3.7-Wed-1-Apr--SPAIN.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/969261/M3.7-Wed-1-Apr--SPAIN.html Wed, 01 Apr 2015 14:34:08 +0100 Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake - Tanimbar Islands Reg., Indonesia on Wednesday, 1 April 2015 - information http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/04/01/09/35/magnitude5-Indonesia-quake.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/04/01/09/35/magnitude5-Indonesia-quake.html Wed, 01 Apr 2015 10:35:58 +0100 Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Tanimbar Islands Reg., Indonesia on Wednesday, 1 April 2015 - information http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/04/01/09/35/magnitude6-Indonesia-quake.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/04/01/09/35/magnitude6-Indonesia-quake.html Wed, 01 Apr 2015 10:35:57 +0100 Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Near Coast of Central Chile on Wednesday, 1 April 2015 - information http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/04/01/08/17/magnitude5-NearCoastofCentralChile-quake.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/04/01/08/17/magnitude5-NearCoastofCentralChile-quake.html Wed, 01 Apr 2015 09:17:24 +0100 Photo of the Month: Strombolian activity from the crater of Batu Tara volcano, Indonesia http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-month/2015-apr.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-month/2015-apr.html Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:01:09 +0100 Photo of the Day: Holuhraun fissure eruption (Bardarbunga volcano, Iceland) Sep 2014 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-day/2015-apr-1.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-day/2015-apr-1.html Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:01:03 +0100 Complete Earthquake list (worldwide) for today, Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/today.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/today.html Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:01:02 +0100 Volcanoes Today, 1 Apr 2015: Mount Olympus volcano http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcanoes/today.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcanoes/today.html Wed, 01 Apr 2015 01:00:01 +0100 New evidence for recent volcanic activity on Mars http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/mars/olympus-mons/evidence-of-recent-volcanic-activity.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/mars/olympus-mons/evidence-of-recent-volcanic-activity.html NASA scientists studying volcanic rocks from Mars came to the conclusion that the red planet´s volcano, Mount Olympus, is not dead or dormant but in fact an active volcano whose last eruption might have been as recent as a few years to decades ago. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 00:09:04 +0100 Volcanic activity worldwide 31 Mar 2015: Colima volcano http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/52266/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-31-Mar-2015-Colima-volcano.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/52266/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-31-Mar-2015-Colima-volcano.html Colima (Western Mexico): The volcano continues to produce strong vulcanian-type explosions, with ash plumes rising 2-3 km above the volcano. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 22:00:02 +0100 Colima volcano (Western Mexico) activity update http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/colima/news/52255/Colima-volcano-Western-Mexico-activity-update.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/colima/news/52255/Colima-volcano-Western-Mexico-activity-update.html The volcano continues to produce strong vulcanian-type explosions, with ash plumes rising 2-3 km above the volcano. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:03:24 +0100 Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G. on Tuesday, 31 March 2015 - information http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/03/31/12/18/magnitude6-P.N.G.-quake.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/03/31/12/18/magnitude6-P.N.G.-quake.html Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:18:25 +0100 Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Tuesday, 31 March 2015 - information http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/03/31/12/10/magnitude5-SolomonIslands-quake.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/03/31/12/10/magnitude5-SolomonIslands-quake.html Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:10:40 +0100 Photo of the Day: Lava flow http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-day/2015-mar-31.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-day/2015-mar-31.html Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:01:09 +0100 Complete Earthquake list (worldwide) for yesterday, Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 http://volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/archive/2015-mar-31.html http://volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/archive/2015-mar-31.html Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:01:02 +0100 Volcanic activity worldwide 30 Mar 2015: Sinabung volcano http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/52252/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-30-Mar-2015-Sinabung-volcano.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/52252/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-30-Mar-2015-Sinabung-volcano.html Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): (30 Mar) The volcano continues to effuse a viscous lava lobe from its summit crater. Frequent rockfalls and pyroclastic flows occur due to partial collapses of the sticky lava masses on the steep upper slope. Our friend Bastien Poux who has been observing the volcano during the past weeks sent us the following report: ... [read more] ... [show less] "I have... Mon, 30 Mar 2015 22:00:01 +0100 Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Samoa Islands Region on Monday, 30 March 2015 - information http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/03/30/18/02/magnitude5-SamoaIslandsRegion-quake.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/03/30/18/02/magnitude5-SamoaIslandsRegion-quake.html Mon, 30 Mar 2015 19:02:12 +0100 Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - Mid Indian Ridge on Monday, 30 March 2015 - information http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/03/30/10/34/magnitude5-MidIndianRidge-quake.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/03/30/10/34/magnitude5-MidIndianRidge-quake.html Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:34:54 +0100 Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - 99km ENE of Hihifo, Tonga on Monday, 30 March 2015 - information http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/03/30/08/48/magnitude6-Tonga-quake.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/03/30/08/48/magnitude6-Tonga-quake.html Mon, 30 Mar 2015 09:48:25 +0100 Sinabung volcano (Sumatra, Indonesia) update: growing lava lobe, pyroclastic flows http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/sinabung/news/52236/Sinabung-volcano-Sumatra-Indonesia-update-growing-lava-lobe-pyroclastic-flows.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/sinabung/news/52236/Sinabung-volcano-Sumatra-Indonesia-update-growing-lava-lobe-pyroclastic-flows.html The volcano continues to effuse a viscous lava lobe from its summit crater. Frequent rockfalls and pyroclastic flows occur due to partial collapses of the sticky lava masses on the steep upper slope. Our friend Bastien Poux who has been observing the volcano during the past weeks sent us the following report: "I have been watching the Sinabung volcano for the last two weeks, there is a big lava... Mon, 30 Mar 2015 09:23:34 +0100 Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - 107km ENE of Hihifo, Tonga on Monday, 30 March 2015 - information http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/03/30/08/18/magnitude6-Tonga-quake.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/03/30/08/18/magnitude6-Tonga-quake.html Mon, 30 Mar 2015 09:18:00 +0100 Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Tonga Islands on Monday, 30 March 2015 - information http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/03/30/07/56/magnitude6-TongaIslands-quake.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/03/30/07/56/magnitude6-TongaIslands-quake.html Mon, 30 Mar 2015 08:56:54 +0100 Photo of the Week: Volcanic eruptionn from Sakurajima volcano, Japan http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-week/2015-mar-30.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-week/2015-mar-30.html Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:01:14 +0100 Photo of the Day: Erosion canyon on Merapi (Feb 2015) (image: Юлия Грубник) http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-day/2015-mar-30.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-day/2015-mar-30.html Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:01:09 +0100 Complete Earthquake list (worldwide) for Monday, 30 Mar 2015 http://volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/archive/2015-mar-30.html http://volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/archive/2015-mar-30.html Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:01:02 +0100 Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake - Southeastern China on Monday, 30 March 2015 - information http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/03/30/01/47/magnitude5-SoutheasternChina-quake.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/03/30/01/47/magnitude5-SoutheasternChina-quake.html Mon, 30 Mar 2015 02:47:35 +0100 Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - New Britain Region, P.N.G. on Monday, 30 March 2015 - information http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/03/30/00/15/magnitude5-P.N.G.-quake.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/03/30/00/15/magnitude5-P.N.G.-quake.html Mon, 30 Mar 2015 01:15:28 +0100 Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - New Britain Region, P.N.G. on Monday, 30 March 2015 - information http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/03/30/00/15/magnitude6-P.N.G.-quake.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/03/30/00/15/magnitude6-P.N.G.-quake.html Mon, 30 Mar 2015 01:15:27 +0100 Major mag. 7.2 earthquake - New Britain Region, P.N.G. on Sunday, 29 March 2015 - information http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/03/29/23/48/magnitude7-P.N.G.-quake.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/03/29/23/48/magnitude7-P.N.G.-quake.html Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:48:28 +0100 Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - Northern Molucca Sea on Sunday, 29 March 2015 - information http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/03/29/07/50/magnitude5-NorthernMoluccaSea-quake.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/03/29/07/50/magnitude5-NorthernMoluccaSea-quake.html Sun, 29 Mar 2015 08:50:54 +0100 Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Fiji Islands Region on Saturday, 28 March 2015 - information http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/03/28/19/16/magnitude5-FijiIslandsRegion-quake.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/03/28/19/16/magnitude5-FijiIslandsRegion-quake.html Sat, 28 Mar 2015 19:16:34 +0000 Volcanic activity worldwide 27 Mar 2015: Colima volcano, Shiveluch, Sakurajima, Villarrica, Aso, Bag... http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/52218/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-27-Mar-2015-Colima-volcano-Shiveluch-Sakurajima-Villarrica-Aso-Bag.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/52218/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-27-Mar-2015-Colima-volcano-Shiveluch-Sakurajima-Villarrica-Aso-Bag.html Shiveluch (Kamchatka): (26 Mar) Another powerful vulcanian explosion occurred this morning at 10:03 local time at the volcano. An eruption column rose to approx. 10 km altitude. The eruption produced smaller pyroclastic flows from collapsing material at the base of the eruption column. Aso (Kyushu): Explosive activity and ash emissions have decreased or ceased. Bright glow and intense... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:52:39 +0000 Colima volcano (Mexico): strong explosion with pyroclastic flows http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/colima/news/52213/Colima-volcano-Mexico-strong-explosion-with-pyroclastic-flows.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/colima/news/52213/Colima-volcano-Mexico-strong-explosion-with-pyroclastic-flows.html Strong explosions continue to occur. An eruption at 08:20 local time this morning produced several pyroclastic flows that traveled down the western flank of the volcano: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:45:26 +0000 Aso volcano (Kyushu, Japan) activity update http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/aso/news/52208/Aso-volcano-Kyushu-Japan-activity-update.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/aso/news/52208/Aso-volcano-Kyushu-Japan-activity-update.html Explosive activity and ash emissions have decreased or ceased. Bright glow and intense steaming/degassing from the main vent in the Nakadake crater however suggest the presence of a small lava lake. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:34:12 +0000 Kuchinoerabu-jima volcano (Ryukyu Islands, Japan) activity update: steaming, incandescence at main crater http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/kuchinoerabu-jima/news/52203/Kuchinoerabu-jima-volcano-Ryukyu-Islands-Japan-activity-update-steaming-incandescence-at-main-crater.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/kuchinoerabu-jima/news/52203/Kuchinoerabu-jima-volcano-Ryukyu-Islands-Japan-activity-update-steaming-incandescence-at-main-crater.html Incandescence can be seen from the crater of the volcano, suggesting mild activity (e.g. release of very hot gasses) continues. Since its last eruption in August 2014 the volcano remains at alert level 3 (out of 5). Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:25:53 +0000 Sakurajima volcano (Japan): very frequent explosions http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/sakurajima/news/52198/Sakurajima-volcano-Japan-very-frequent-explosions.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/sakurajima/news/52198/Sakurajima-volcano-Japan-very-frequent-explosions.html The volcano is currently in a very active phase. During the past 24 hours alone, at least 14 vulcanian explosions occurred, the largest of which produced ash plumes that rose to 11-13,000 ft (3-4 km) altitude. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:14:14 +0000