VolcanoDiscovery - Visit Active Volcanoes: Volcano News http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/ Latest News and Eruption Updates of Volcanic Activity and Earthquakes Worldwide en Tue, 04 Aug 2015 16:51:07 +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 Minor mag. 3.6 earthquake - EASTERN IRAN on Tuesday, 4 August 2015 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/1061382/M3.6-Tue-4-Aug--EASTERN-IRAN.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/1061382/M3.6-Tue-4-Aug--EASTERN-IRAN.html Tue, 04 Aug 2015 13:28:28 +0100 Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - Northern Chile on Tuesday, 4 August 2015 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/1061359/M4.2-Tue-4-Aug-Northern-Chile.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/1061359/M4.2-Tue-4-Aug-Northern-Chile.html Tue, 04 Aug 2015 12:13:52 +0100 Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - TARAPACA, CHILE on Tuesday, 4 August 2015 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/1061358/M4.3-Tue-4-Aug--TARAPACA-CHILE.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/1061358/M4.3-Tue-4-Aug--TARAPACA-CHILE.html Tue, 04 Aug 2015 12:13:52 +0100 Light mag. 4.1 earthquake - 53 km al SUROESTE de PIJIJIAPAN, CHIS on Tuesday, 4 August 2015 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/1061444/M4.1-Tue-4-Aug-53-km-al-SUROESTE-de-PIJIJIAPAN-CHIS.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/1061444/M4.1-Tue-4-Aug-53-km-al-SUROESTE-de-PIJIJIAPAN-CHIS.html Tue, 04 Aug 2015 12:13:24 +0100 Light mag. 4.1 earthquake - 65 km al NORESTE de MATEHUALA, SLP on Tuesday, 4 August 2015 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/1061443/M4.1-Tue-4-Aug-65-km-al-NORESTE-de-MATEHUALA-SLP.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/1061443/M4.1-Tue-4-Aug-65-km-al-NORESTE-de-MATEHUALA-SLP.html Tue, 04 Aug 2015 10:45:14 +0100 Photo of the Day: Mt Raung view from Licin http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-day/2015-aug-4.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-day/2015-aug-4.html Tue, 04 Aug 2015 05:01:04 +0100 Complete Earthquake list (worldwide) for today, Tuesday, 4 Aug 2015 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/today.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/today.html Tue, 04 Aug 2015 05:01:01 +0100 Volcanic activity worldwide 3 Aug 2015: Karymsky volcano, Dukono, Piton de la Fournaise, Raung, Mana... http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/54045/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-3-Aug-2015-Karymsky-volcano-Dukono-Piton-de-la-Fournaise-Raung-Mana.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/54045/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-3-Aug-2015-Karymsky-volcano-Dukono-Piton-de-la-Fournaise-Raung-Mana.html Karymsky (Kamchatka): Explosions with ash emissions detected on satellite images have been more frequent lately. Yesterday, VAAC Tokyo reports an ash plume at 14,000 ft (4.2 km) altitude drifting north from the volcano. Suwanose-jima (Ryukyu Islands): The volcano's activity seems to have increased since around 30 July. On Saturday 1 Aug, explosions had produced an ash plume that was visible on... Mon, 03 Aug 2015 17:17:28 +0100 Suwanosejima volcano (Tokara Islands, Japan): increased ash emissions http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/suwanosejima/news/54040/Suwanosejima-volcano-Tokara-Islands-Japan-increased-ash-emissions.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/suwanosejima/news/54040/Suwanosejima-volcano-Tokara-Islands-Japan-increased-ash-emissions.html The volcano's activity seems to have increased since around 30 July. On Saturday 1 Aug, explosions had produced an ash plume that was visible on satellite images (VAAC Tokyo). Incandescence is not visible on webcam images, but this is probably due to dust/mist/ash covering the lens. Mon, 03 Aug 2015 17:16:41 +0100 Dukono volcano (Halmahera, Indonesia) activity update http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/dukono/news/54035/Dukono-volcano-Halmahera-Indonesia-activity-update.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/dukono/news/54035/Dukono-volcano-Halmahera-Indonesia-activity-update.html The volcano continues to erupt near constant ash plumes from small to moderate, but nearly continuous explosions from the vents inside its crater. Yesterday, VAAC Darwin reported ash at 7,000 ft (2.1 km) altitude extending almost 100 km to the northeast. Mon, 03 Aug 2015 17:11:01 +0100 Karymsky volcano (Kamchatka) activity update http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/karymsky/news/54030/Karymsky-volcano-Kamchatka-activity-update.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/karymsky/news/54030/Karymsky-volcano-Kamchatka-activity-update.html Explosions with ash emissions detected on satellite images have been more frequent lately. Yesterday, VAAC Tokyo reports an ash plume at 14,000 ft (4.2 km) altitude drifting north from the volcano. Mon, 03 Aug 2015 17:09:02 +0100 Manam volcano (Papua New Guinea): aftermath of Friday's eruption http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/manam/news/54025/Manam-volcano-Papua-New-Guinea-aftermath-of-Friday-s-eruption.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/manam/news/54025/Manam-volcano-Papua-New-Guinea-aftermath-of-Friday-s-eruption.html It seems that no fatalities have occurred during the large explosion on Friday (31 July). According to news articles, only one child was injured by falling lapilli, but survived and could be treated in a hospital. Up to 2 cm of ash has been deposited over most of the island, destroying or damaging much farmland, many houses and contaminating water sources. Respiratory problems are a major... Mon, 03 Aug 2015 17:05:41 +0100 Volcanoes Today, 3 Aug 2015: Piton de la Fournaise volcano, Raung http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcanoes/today.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcanoes/today.html Mon, 03 Aug 2015 17:00:01 +0100 Raung volcano (East Java, Indonesia): continuing eruption, increased heat signal http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/raung/news/54020/Raung-volcano-East-Java-Indonesia-continuing-eruption-increased-heat-signal.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/raung/news/54020/Raung-volcano-East-Java-Indonesia-continuing-eruption-increased-heat-signal.html The eruption continues. Ash emissions have decreased, while satellite-detected heat emission increased during the past days. This could suggest that activity is now more effusive (lava flows) than explosive (ash emissions) in style. This morning, an ash plume rose approx. 1 km above the volcano and drifted 100 km to the SW. Indonesia's Volcanological Survey VSI mentioned yesterday that seismic... Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:50:50 +0100 Piton de la Fournaise volcano (La Réunion): third eruption of 2015 already ended http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/piton_fournaise/news/54010/Piton-de-la-Fournaise-volcano-La-Runion-third-eruption-of-2015-already-ended.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/piton_fournaise/news/54010/Piton-de-la-Fournaise-volcano-La-Runion-third-eruption-of-2015-already-ended.html After less than 3 days, the eruption already ended Sunday morning. The volcano observatory reported that tremor and lava effusion ceased abruptly at 11:15. However, a new eruptive phase in the near future cannot be ruled out. The access to the Enclos remains closed. Attached is a series of photos, taken on the first evening of the eruption by local resident Paul Dérand (thank you!). You can... Mon, 03 Aug 2015 10:34:45 +0100 Photo of the Week: The vertical cliff face of Palea Kameni's east side. Probably around 1457-58 AD, a part of the island broke off, exposin http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-week/2015-aug-3.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-week/2015-aug-3.html Mon, 03 Aug 2015 05:01:12 +0100 Photo of the Day: Fuego from Acatenango in Guatemala on 28 March 2015. Between 1 and 2 am there were eruptions every 5 minutes. IMG_8275aa http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-day/2015-aug-3.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-day/2015-aug-3.html Mon, 03 Aug 2015 05:01:11 +0100 Complete Earthquake list (worldwide) for yesterday, Monday, 3 Aug 2015 http://volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/archive/2015-aug-3.html http://volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/archive/2015-aug-3.html Mon, 03 Aug 2015 05:01:02 +0100 Sinabung volcano: photos /videos 24-28 July 2015 (lava dome, pyroclastic flows, landscape, pyroclastic flow damage) http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photos/sinabung.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photos/sinabung.html A set of 3 galleries and a video page with impressions from our recent tour to Sinabung volcano. Sun, 02 Aug 2015 19:45:59 +0100 New menu for website Volcano-Adventures / VolcanoDiscovery http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/view_news/53994/New-menu-for-website-Volcano-Adventures-VolcanoDiscovery.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/view_news/53994/New-menu-for-website-Volcano-Adventures-VolcanoDiscovery.html Recently, our websites www.volcanodiscovery.com (infos, photos about volcanoes & earthquakes) and www.volcano-adventures.com (volcano expeditions and tours) have grown immensely and now contain many thousand individual pages. To address the huge challenge of navigating these sites on various platforms, Tom - as a distraction from the excessive heat during the past days here in in Athens -... Sun, 02 Aug 2015 17:15:14 +0100 Photo of the Day: Part of Ponta dos Capelinhos, 1957 born volcanic Island at Faial, Acores http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-day/2015-aug-2.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-day/2015-aug-2.html Sun, 02 Aug 2015 05:01:11 +0100 Complete Earthquake list (worldwide) for Sunday, 2 Aug 2015 http://volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/archive/2015-aug-2.html http://volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/archive/2015-aug-2.html Sun, 02 Aug 2015 05:01:02 +0100 Photo of the Month: Volcano San Pedro at Atitlan Caldera Lake, view from Panajachel, Guatemala http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-month/2015-aug.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-month/2015-aug.html Sat, 01 Aug 2015 05:01:23 +0100 Volcanic activity worldwide 31 Jul 2015: Piton de la Fournaise volcano, Sinabung, Manam http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/53992/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-31-Jul-2015-Piton-de-la-Fournaise-volcano-Sinabung-Manam.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/53992/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-31-Jul-2015-Piton-de-la-Fournaise-volcano-Sinabung-Manam.html Manam (Papua New Guinea): A large explosive eruption occurred at the volcano today. The event produced an ash column that rose to approx. 65,000 ft (20 km) altitude and started to drift SW. VAAC Darwin changed aviation color code to red. This explosion, vulcanian or perhaps even sub-plinian in size, is the largest at the volcano in over 10 years. It seems to be similar to the powerful 24 Oct 2004... Fri, 31 Jul 2015 22:00:01 +0100 Manam volcano (Papua New Guinea): large explosive eruption, ash to 36,000 ft http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/manam/news/53987/Manam-volcano-Papua-New-Guinea-large-explosive-eruption-ash-to-36000-ft.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/manam/news/53987/Manam-volcano-Papua-New-Guinea-large-explosive-eruption-ash-to-36000-ft.html A large explosive eruption occurred at the volcano today. The event produced an ash column that rose to approx. 65,000 ft (20 km) altitude and started to drift SW. VAAC Darwin changed aviation color code to red. This explosion, vulcanian or perhaps even sub-plinian in size, is the largest at the volcano in over 10 years. It seems to be similar to the powerful 24 Oct 2004 explosion. Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:47:11 +0100 Sinabung volcano (Sumatra, Indonesia) update: pyroclastic flows continue destruction of eastern lava lobe http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/sinabung/news/53982/Sinabung-volcano-Sumatra-Indonesia-update-pyroclastic-flows-continue-destruction-of-eastern-lava-lob.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/sinabung/news/53982/Sinabung-volcano-Sumatra-Indonesia-update-pyroclastic-flows-continue-destruction-of-eastern-lava-lob.html A series of small to medium-sized pyroclastic flows occurred yesterday as a result of the ongoing destruction of the unstable lava lobe present on the upper eastern flank. A church from the already mostly buried village of Bekerah, so far still standing, was covered by and disappeared forever under fresh pyroclastic flow deposits. Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:37:28 +0100 Raung volcano (East Java, Indonesia): satellite image shows crater covered with fresh lava http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/raung/news/54015/Raung-volcano-East-Java-Indonesia-satellite-image-shows-crater-covered-with-fresh-lava.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/raung/news/54015/Raung-volcano-East-Java-Indonesia-satellite-image-shows-crater-covered-with-fresh-lava.html The attached satellite image from 20 July shows that the whole crater floor has been covered by fresh lava flows. Credit: DigitalGlobe (facebook) Fri, 31 Jul 2015 13:05:03 +0100 Piton de la Fournaise volcano (La Réunion): third eruption in 2015 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/piton_fournaise/news/53977/Piton-de-la-Fournaise-volcano-La-Runion-third-eruption-in-2015.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/piton_fournaise/news/53977/Piton-de-la-Fournaise-volcano-La-Runion-third-eruption-in-2015.html The expected new eruption, the third in 2015, started this morning at 09.20 local time. The eruptive fissure vent is located NE from Piton Kapor and extending towards Nez Coupé de Ste Rose. It feeds a curtain of lava fountains with associated lava flows. Access to the Enclos has been closed. Fri, 31 Jul 2015 11:52:37 +0100 Volcanic activity worldwide 30 Jul 2015: Piton de la Fournaise volcano http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/53976/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-30-Jul-2015-Piton-de-la-Fournaise-volcano.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/53976/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-30-Jul-2015-Piton-de-la-Fournaise-volcano.html Piton de la Fournaise (La Réunion): A new eruption might be under way at the volcano. Since last weekend, seismic activity from a source at 1-2 km depth beneath Dolomieu crater has been increasing. In addition, increased degassing and inflation of the Dolomieu crater have been detected, both likely signs of a new magma intrusion at shallow depth. The prefecture has closed access to the Enclos.... Thu, 30 Jul 2015 22:00:01 +0100 12-17 Aug 2015: volcano expedition to Raung volcano, East Java http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/tours/eruption-special/raung.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/tours/eruption-special/raung.html Join us on this special expedition to currently erupting Raung volcano. We offer you the chance to trek to the crater rim and camp there in order to observe this activity from close. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:08:23 +0100 Piton de la Fournaise volcano (La Réunion): eruption warning http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/piton_fournaise/news/53941/Piton-de-la-Fournaise-volcano-La-Runion-eruption-warning.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/piton_fournaise/news/53941/Piton-de-la-Fournaise-volcano-La-Runion-eruption-warning.html A new eruption might be under way at the volcano. Since last weekend, seismic activity from a source at 1-2 km depth beneath Dolomieu crater has been increasing. In addition, increased degassing and inflation of the Dolomieu crater have been detected, both likely signs of a new magma intrusion at shallow depth. The prefecture has closed access to the Enclos. Whether an eruption will occur or not... Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:11:09 +0100 Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Southern Alaska on Wednesday, 29 July 2015 - information http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/07/29/02/35/magnitude6-SouthernAlaska-quake.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/07/29/02/35/magnitude6-SouthernAlaska-quake.html Wed, 29 Jul 2015 03:35:49 +0100 Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Panama-Colombia Border Region on Wednesday, 29 July 2015 - information http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/07/29/00/10/magnitude6-Panama-ColombiaBorderRegion-quake.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/07/29/00/10/magnitude6-Panama-ColombiaBorderRegion-quake.html Wed, 29 Jul 2015 01:10:24 +0100 Volcanic activity worldwide 28 Jul 2015: Karymsky volcano, Popocatépetl, Dukono, Raung, Sinabung, K... http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/53938/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-28-Jul-2015-Karymsky-volcano-Popocatpetl-Dukono-Raung-Sinabung-K.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/53938/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-28-Jul-2015-Karymsky-volcano-Popocatpetl-Dukono-Raung-Sinabung-K.html Karymsky (Kamchatka): An ash plume from an explosion produced an ash plume that rose to 14,000 ft (4.2 km) altitude and drifted north this morning. The volcano continues to produce intermittent strombolian- to vulcanian-type explosive eruptions. Chirinkotan (Northern Kuriles): Ash emissions were recorded on satellite imagery on 26 July, producing a plume that rose to 15,000 ft (4.5 km) altitude... Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:31:31 +0100 Kirishima volcano (Japan): seismic unrest http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/kirishima/news/53933/Kirishima-volcano-Japan-seismic-unrest.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/kirishima/news/53933/Kirishima-volcano-Japan-seismic-unrest.html Elevated seismic activity has been recorded since early July, the Japan Meterological Agency (JMA) reported. Yesterday, a phase of volcanic tremor occurred that lasted 3 minutes and a slight ground deformation was detected. Whether this is caused by an intrusion of fresh magma which in turn could lead to a new eruption is unclear. For the time being, the volcano's alert level remains at 2 (out... Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:26:44 +0100 Popocatépetl volcano (Central Mexico) activity update http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/popocatepetl/news/53928/Popocatpetl-volcano-Central-Mexico-activity-update.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/popocatepetl/news/53928/Popocatpetl-volcano-Central-Mexico-activity-update.html The activity at the volcano has remained more or less unchanged over the past months. During the past days, explosive activity has been a bit higher than average, but alert level remains unchanged at Yelled phase 2. Intermittent explosions occur from the summit crater, where lava domes slowly grow until a series of stronger explosions destroy it and a new one grows. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:21:18 +0100 Sinabung Volcano Special expedition 7-11 August (5 days volcano expedition to Sinabung volcano, Sumatra) http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/tours/eruption-special/sinabung.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/tours/eruption-special/sinabung.html Sinabung volcano on Sumatra has been in eruption since late 2013 and been regularly producing spectacular pyroclastic flows, as viscous lava continues to accumulate as a lava dome and regularly collapses. Sinabung's eruption is also a text-book example of an erupting subduction zone volcano causing an ongoing crisis, which local people and authorities have learned to live with on a daily... Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:14:56 +0100 Sabancaya volcano (Peru): light ash emissions http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/sabancaya/news/53913/Sabancaya-volcano-Peru-light-ash-emissions.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/sabancaya/news/53913/Sabancaya-volcano-Peru-light-ash-emissions.html Light ash emissions have been occurring at the volcano. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:11:25 +0100 Sinabung volcano (Sumatra, Indonesia) update: pyroclastic flows http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/sinabung/news/53908/Sinabung-volcano-Sumatra-Indonesia-update-pyroclastic-flows.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/sinabung/news/53908/Sinabung-volcano-Sumatra-Indonesia-update-pyroclastic-flows.html A series of pyroclastic flows yesterday noon (see previous post) and this morning destroyed a part of the eastern lava lobe. On the last morning of observations during our recent expedition to Sinabung, we observed 3 small to moderate pyroclastic flows reaching 1.5-2 km length. Photos and videos will be posted soon on a special page. PS: If you're interested in joining us on the next tour... Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:07:35 +0100 Chirinkotan volcano (Kuriles, Russia): ash emissions during 26 July http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/chirinkotan/news/53903/Chirinkotan-volcano-Kuriles-Russia-ash-emissions-during-26-July.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/chirinkotan/news/53903/Chirinkotan-volcano-Kuriles-Russia-ash-emissions-during-26-July.html Ash emissions were recorded on satellite imagery on 26 July, producing a plume that rose to 15,000 ft (4.5 km) altitude and drifted NW. During yesterday and today, the plume dissipated and no new emissions were detected (VAAC Tokyo). Tue, 28 Jul 2015 10:59:02 +0100