Volcano News 2021

Volcano News 2021
 
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Most of the people throughout the world will not believe the reality of the End of the World; understood as the Great Tribulation Period, which is actually the End of the Age of Grace and the Beginning of the Millennial Age, until an earthquake causes the ground to move beneath their feet and the sky rolls black with volcanic ash and their entire Earth Life is being destroyed right before their eyes…

The goal of these pages dealing with Geological Events, Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Tsunamis is to help you understand the reality of these events, as they will eventually become a chaotic worldwide event…

One of the most destructive events during the Great Tribulation Period will be the Volcanic Burning of the Vatican City in Rome, Italy….

The Volcanic Burning of the Vatican City

Revelation 18: [8] Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire:for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her. [9] And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning, [10] Standing afar off for the fear of hertorment, saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! For in one hour is thy judgment come. [15] The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing, [17] For in one hour so great riches is come to naught. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off, [18] And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like unto this great city! [19] And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas, that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! For in one hour is she made desolate.

The Greek word definitions:

Revelation 18:8 utterly burned with fire – to burn up, blasted and consume by fire.

Revelation 18:9 & 19 the smoke of her burning – the burning by which metals are roasted and reduced; by a figure drawn from a refiners fire; calamities or trials that test the character.

Revelation 18:10 & 15 torment – to torture, a testing by the touchstone, which is a black siliceous stone used to test the purity of gold or silver by the color of the streak produced on it by rubbing it with either metal.

Revelation 18:17 & 19 come to naught & made desolate – to make desolate, lay waste, to ruin, bring to desolation, to despoil one, strip her of her treasures.

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The final part of the Great Tribulation Period 3 1/2 years and mostly during the about last 45 days of the Wrath of God will be the Destruction of Rome, Italy and the Vatican City at the very end of this time period; perhaps just a few days before the Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ.

1….The Volcanic Burning of the Vatican City

2….The Future Destruction of Rome, Italy

The Lord Jesus Christ will return as the Parousia in bodily presence through this Volcanic Ash Cloud and begin His Millennial Reign. The Glory of the Brightness of His body will illuminate sufficiently to be refracted visibly surrounding the entire planet and every human will see Him upon His Return.

The Great Tribulation Period will be composed of the 7 Trumpets and 7 Vials of the Book of Revelation. True Christian Believers will be on earth until the 7th Trumpet, in which case; whoever may survive the 1st thru 6th Trumpet, will be caught out on the 7th Trumpet. The Spiritually Lost human beings who survive the 7 Trumpets will have to endure the 7 Vials of the Wrath of God, which will last about 45 days.

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Powerful eruption at Etna, pyroclastic flows, ash to 7.5 km (24 600 feet) a.s.l., Italy

One month after its last paroxysmal eruptive episode, strombolian activity increased at Etna’s Southeast Crater on October 20 and 21, 2021, and progressed into another paroxysm with strong ash emissions on October 23. This is the 52nd paroxysm since the series…

October 23, 2021

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Shugo mud volcano erupts, area closed for safety reasons, Russia

Shugo mud volcano near the village of Varenikovskaya in Russia’s Krasnodar Krai began erupting this week, forcing authorities to close it for tourists for safety reasons. According to local residents, active volcanic activity began a couple of days ago, with…

October 23, 2021

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: October 13 – 19, 2021

New activity/unrest was reported for 6 volcanoes from October 13 to 19, 2021. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 18 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Asosan, Kyushu (Japan) | Kilauea, Hawaiian Islands (USA) | Manam, Papua New Guinea | Pagan,…

October 22, 2021

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High-level eruption at Manam volcano, ash to 15.2 km (50 000 feet) a.s.l., P.N.G.

A powerful eruption started at Manam volcano, Papua New Guinea at around 22:40 UTC on October 19, 2021, ejecting ash up to 15.2 km (50 000 feet) above sea level. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red. The current population of the island is more than 4 000….

October 20, 2021

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Powerful phreatic explosion at Mount Asosan, Alert Level raised, Japan

A powerful phreatic explosion took place at Asosan’s Nakadake crater at 02:43 UTC (14:43 JST) on October 20, 2021, prompting the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) to raise the Alert Level from 2 to 3 at 02:48 UTC. The eruption came one week after volcanic…

October 20, 2021

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INGV monitoring the fumaroles at Vulcano, Italy

Due to the recent upgrade of alert level for Vulcano volcano in Sicily, Italy from Green to Yellow, researchers of the Palermo Section of the INGV have increased their monitoring of the volcano. On October 12, they sampled gases at four high-temperature fumaroles on…

October 18, 2021

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3 people killed as M5.1 earthquake hits near Agung volcano, Bali, Indonesia

A shallow M5.1 earthquake hit close to Mount Agung, Bali, Indonesia at 20:18 UTC on October 15, 2021, leaving at least 3 people dead and 7 others injured. The injuries included broken bones and head wounds, said Gede Darmada, head of Bali’s Search and Rescue…

October 17, 2021

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: October 6 – 12, 2021

New activity/unrest was reported for 2 volcanoes from October 6 to 12, 2021. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 12 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Kilauea, Hawaiian Islands (USA) | La Palma, Spain. Ongoing activity: Aira, Kyushu (Japan) |…

October 14, 2021

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Black smoke over La Palma, lava destroys an industrial plant

Bushcraft Bear shares the latest information about the current volcanic eruption on the island of La Palma. Video and featured image credit: Bushcraft Bear…

October 11, 2021

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: September 29 – October 5, 2021

New activity/unrest was reported for 4 volcanoes from September 29 to October 5, 2021. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 18 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Kilauea, Hawaiian Islands (USA) | La Palma, Spain | Nyiragongo, DR Congo | Vulcano,…

October 07, 2021

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Major explosion at Stromboli volcano, significant amount of pyroclastic material, Italy

A major explosion took place at Stromboli volcano, Italy at 14:17 UTC on October 6, 2021. ​The explosion ejected a significant amount of coarse pyroclastic material that surpassed the crater terrace, affecting the area of Pizzo Sopra la Fossa and Sciara del Fuoco,…

October 06, 2021

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More than 8 000 earthquakes near Keilir, Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland

The earthquake swarm that began just SSW of Keilir in the Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland on September 27, 2021, has produced more than 8 200 earthquakes by October 6, 2021. The quakes are occurring not far from the ongoing Fagradalsfjall eruption at depths between 5…

October 06, 2021

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Explosive activity at Cumbre Vieja with falling pyroclasts and volcanic bombs, La Palma

Today’s activity at La Palma’s Cumbre Vieja volcano, Canary Islands is explosive with falling pyroclasts and volcanic bombs, INVOLCAN reports. 1 045 buildings have been destroyed by lava since the start of the eruption. The total area affected by lava…

October 05, 2021

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Lava continues to erupt from multiple vents at Kilauea, sulfur dioxide emissions increase, Hawaii

Lava continues to erupt from multiple vents along the floor and western wall of Kilauea’s Halemaʻumaʻu crater since September 29, 2021. As of October 3, 2021, all lava activity is confined within Halemaʻumaʻu in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park….

October 04, 2021

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Vulcano volcano Alert Level raised to Yellow, last eruption took place in 1890, Italy

Significant changes in various monitored parameters at Vulcano volcano in Italy over the past several weeks prompted the country’s Civil Protection Department to raise the Volcano Alert Level to Yellow on October 1, 2021. The last eruption of this volcano took…

October 02, 2021

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New eruption at Kilauea volcano, Aviation Color Code raised to Red, Hawaii

A new eruption began at Kilauea volcano’s Halema‘uma‘u crater at approximately 01:20 UTC on September 30, 2021 (15:20 HST, September 29). As a result, the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) raised the Volcano Alert Level for ground-based hazards…

September 30, 2021

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Lava flow at La Palma reaches the sea, Canary Islands

Lava flow produced by the eruption at Cumbre Vieja volcano, La Palma, Canary Islands has reached the sea at Playa Nueva, north of Los Guirres beach in the municipality of Tazacorte, at 23:00 UTC on September 28, 2021. Faced with the possibility of emissions of gases…

September 29, 2021

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Unique close-up views of eruption at La Palma, Canary Islands

Drone videos acquired by IGN on September 25, 2021, show unique close-up views of erupting vents at Cumbre Vieja volcano. After the intensification of activity observed over the past couple of days, volcanic tremor and strombolian explosive activity have almost…

September 27, 2021

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New vents open at Cumbre Vieja volcano, more evacuations ordered – La Palma, Canary Islands

The magnitude of volcanic tremor at Cumbre Vieja, La Palma, Canary Islands increased on September 24, 2021, reaching the highest intensity since the eruption began on September 19. Two new vents have opened, producing new lava flows, with power Strombolian…

September 25, 2021

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More than 320 buildings destroyed by lava at La Palma, Canary Islands

Lava flows continue slowly advancing toward the coast on September 23, 2021, after another night of intense lava fountains at Cumbre Vieja volcano, La Palma, Canary Islands. The height of the volcanic plume is estimated at 4.2 km (13 800 feet) above the volcano….

September 23, 2021

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: September 15 – 21, 2021

New activity/unrest was reported for 2 volcanoes from September 15 to 21, 2021. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 15 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: La Palma, Spain | Semisopochnoi, Aleutian Islands (USA). Ongoing activity: Agung, Bali…

September 23, 2021

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Volcanic activity at La Palma more explosive with large amount of ash in the atmosphere, Canary Islands

A strong increase in the amplitude of volcanic tremor was observed at Cumbre Vieja volcano, La Palma, Canary Islands around 12:00 UTC on September 21, indicating the intensity of strombolian activity is increasing. The activity further intensified on September 22…

September 22, 2021

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Eruption at Etna volcano ejects ash up to 9 km (29 500 feet) a.s.l., Italy

Heavy ash emissions were observed at Etna’s Southeast crater since 06:15 UTC on September 21, 2021, where strombolian activity resumed at 06:55 UTC. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red at 07:10 UTC and lowered back to Orange at 09:30. Strombolian activity…

September 21, 2021

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More than 160 homes destroyed by lava at Cumbre Vieja, La Palma, Canary Islands

Lava flows produced by the eruption at Cumbre Vieja volcano on the island of La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain, destroyed 166 buildings since the eruption started on Sunday, September 19, 2021. As of September 20, lava flows are covering 103 ha (254 acres) of land….

September 21, 2021

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Cumbre Vieja eruption live streaming – La Palma, Canary Islands

Lava advances on September 21, 2021, destroying homes in its way, following a volcanic eruption at Cumbre Vieja, La Palma, Canary Islands. Archived imagery – first 12 hours. More information about the eruption.Featured image credit: TV CANARIAS…

September 21, 2021

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Spectacular lava fountains at Cumbre Vieja volcano, La Palma, Canary Islands

Cumbre Vieja volcano on La Palma island, Canary Islands finally erupted on September 19, 2021, after 8 days of intense seismicity. This is the first eruption at the volcano since 1971. Seismicity further increased during the UTC morning on September 19, leading to…

September 20, 2021

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Ash emissions at Semisopochnoi increase, Aviation Color Code raised to Red, Alaska

Ash emissions from the ongoing eruption at Semisopochnoi volcano, Alaska have increased in frequency and intensity, prompting the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) to raise the Aviation Color Code to Red at 05:58 UTC on September 20, 2021. Satellite images show an…

September 20, 2021

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Eruption begins at Cumbre Vieja volcano, the first since 1971 — La Palma, Canary Islands

A new eruption has begun at Cumbre Vieja volcano on the island of La Palma, Canary Islands around 14:12 UTC on September 19, 2021. The Alert Level has been raised from Yellow to Red. This is the first eruption at the volcano since 1971 (VEI 2). The eruption follows…

September 19, 2021

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Intense earthquake swarm continues at Cumbre Vieja, deformation reaches 15 cm (5.9 inches) — La Palma, Canary Islands

An intense seismic swarm continues under Cumbre Vieja volcano, La Palma, the Canary Islands since 03:18 UTC on September 11, 2021, with more than 25 000 low-magnitude earthquakes detected to September 19. Of those, more than 1 450 were located, with the maximum…

September 19, 2021

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Eruption at Suwanosejima, Volcanic Alert Level raised to 3, Japan

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) has raised the Volcanic Alert Level for Suwanosejima volcano from 2 to 3 at 17:30 UTC on September 16, 2021. Authorities are urging residents of Toshima Village, Kagoshima Prefecture to refrain from entering the danger zone. The…

September 17, 2021

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: September 8 – 14, 2021

New activity/unrest was reported for 5 volcanoes from September 8 to 14, 2021. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 17 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Askja, Iceland | Fukutoku-Oka-no-Ba, Volcano Islands (Japan) | La Palma, Spain | Pagan,…

September 17, 2021

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Grímsvötn volcano ready to erupt, Iceland

According to Benedikt Gunnar Ófeigsson, deformation scientist at the Icelandic Met Office (IMO), there is every indication that the Grímsvötn volcano is ready to erupt. The last eruption of this volcano took place in 2011 — it was a large and…

September 16, 2021

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Magma intrusion at Cumbre Vieja volcano, La Palma, Canary Islands

Seismic activity under Cumbre Vieja, La Palma, Canary Islands continues to migrate slightly to the northwest, at depths of around 8 km (5 miles), with 20 shallow earthquakes at depths between 1 and 3 km (0.6 – 1.8 miles). The maximum accumulated deformation reached…

September 15, 2021

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Alert level for Cumbre Vieja volcano raised to Yellow, La Palma, Canary Islands

A strong swarm of shallow earthquakes started under Cumbre Vieja volcano1, La Palma island, the Canary Islands on September 11, 2021, leading authorities to raise the Alert Level from Green to Yellow on September 13. There have been 10 swarms in this area of the…

September 14, 2021

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Strong earthquake swarm under Cumbre Vieja volcano, Canary Islands

A strong earthquake swarm started under Cumbre Vieja volcano, La Palma, Canary Islands at 03:18 UTC on September 11, 2021. From the beginning of the seismic series until 08:00 UTC on September 13, a total of 1 570 earthquakes have been detected, of which 354 were…

September 13, 2021

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Strong explosions at Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico

In 24 hours to 16:00 UTC on September 11, monitoring systems of the Popocatepetl volcano registered 128 exhalations accompanied by water vapor, volcanic gases and low ash content.1 Additionally, 753 minutes of low-amplitude tremor were recorded as well as an…

September 13, 2021

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Aviation Color Code raised, uncertainty level declared for the ongoing uplift at Askja volcano, Iceland

The National commissioner in agreement with the Police Department of the North-East Iceland declared the uncertainty level because of the ongoing uplift at Askja volcano. In addition, the Aviation Color Code for the volcano was raised from Green to Yellow. This is…

September 09, 2021

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Eruptive activity continues at Mount Cerberus on Semisopochnoi Island, Alaska

Eruptive activity continues at the north crater of Mount Cerberus on Semisopochnoi Island, the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) reported at 20:01 UTC on September 8, 2021. Seismicity at the volcano remains elevated and variable, with periods of continuous tremor,…

September 09, 2021

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: September 1 – 7, 2021

New activity/unrest was reported for 5 volcanoes from September 1 to 7, 2021. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 14 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Askja, Iceland | Kilauea, Hawaiian Islands (USA) | Pagan, Mariana Islands (USA) | Pavlof,…

September 09, 2021

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Eruption continues at underwater volcano near Mayotte, Indian Ocean

Eruption at a newly-discovered underwater volcano, located about 50 – 60 km (31 – 37 miles) east of Mayotte, Indian Ocean continues with increased seismicity and associated deformations. During the month of August, REVOSIMA detected 361 volcano-tectonic earthquakes…

September 07, 2021

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Lava dome at Sheveluch volcano continues to grow, Russia

While activity at the Russian Sheveluch volcano sharply dropped at the beginning of September 2021, its lava dome continues growing, accompanied by strong fumarolic activity, incandescence of the lava dome, and hot avalanches. Satellite data still shows a bright…

September 07, 2021

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Another glacial outburst flood begins at the Vatnajökull ice cap, Iceland

Another glacial outburst flood (jökulhlaup) is in progress at the Vatnajökull ice cap since September 5, 2021. Yesterday’s flood started at the Eastern Skaftárketill cauldron and follows another flood from the Western Skaftárketill which…

September 06, 2021

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Vigorous ash emissions at Telica volcano, Nicaragua

Vigorous ash emissions have been observed rising from Nicaragua’s Telica volcano on September 1, 2021. According to the Washington VAAC, volcanic ash clouds were observed on webcam imagery rising up to 2.1 km (7 000 feet) above sea level at 14:20 UTC, drifting…

September 02, 2021

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Persistent ash emissions at White Island volcano, New Zealand

Minor-weak ash emissions are occurring at White Island volcano, New Zealand since early this morning (LT), September 2, 2021. The Volcanic Alert Level remains at 2. “Since 06:50 LT this morning (18:50 UTC, September 1), minor ash emission has been observed from…

September 02, 2021

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Volcanic gas and ash emission at Pagan volcano, Aviation Color Code raised to Orange, Mariana Islands

After reports of increased seismicity and light emissions at Pagan volcano, Mariana Islands1 at the end of July 2021, low-level volcanic gas and ash emissions were observed on September 1, prompting NMI/USGS to raise the Aviation Color Code to Orange and the Volcano…

September 01, 2021

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Strong eruption at Etna, 50th paroxysmal eruptive episode ejects ash up to 9 km (30 000 feet) a.s.l., Italy

After about 3 weeks of calm, activity at Etna volcano, Italy intensified again around 15:00 UTC on August 29 with a transition to lava fountaining at 16:45 UTC, marking the volcano’s 50th paroxysmal eruptive episode since February 16, 2021. The strong explosive…

August 30, 2021

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New aerial images of newly-created island at Fukutoku-Oka-no-ba volcano, Japan

The Japan Coast Guard has made another overflight of the newly-created island at Fukutoku-Okanoba volcano on August 26, 2021. The island has grown in size since the last flight on August 16 and a large amount of pumice is still present near the volcano. Image…

August 29, 2021

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: August 18 – 24, 2021

New activity/unrest was reported for 6 volcanoes from August 18 to 24, 2021. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 20 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Chirinkotan, Kuril Islands (Russia) | Fukutoku-Oka-no-Ba, Volcano Islands (Japan) | Kilauea,…

August 27, 2021

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Strong earthquake swarm under Kilauea, Alert Level raised to Watch, Hawaii

A swarm of earthquakes began beneath the south part of Kilauea caldera, Hawaii on August 24, 2021, with a particularly strong sequence that occurred at about 11:30 UTC, the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) reports. As a result, HVO has raised the volcano…

August 24, 2021

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Short-lived ash emission at White Island, Volcanic Alert Level remains at 2 and the Aviation Color Code at Yellow, New Zealand

A short-lived period of minor ash emission occurred at White Island volcano, New Zealand at about 19:40 UTC on August 21, 2021, GeoNet’s Duty Volcanologist Steven Sherburn reported in a bulletin released August 24. The Volcanic Alert Level remains at 2 and the…

August 24, 2021

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Rising trend of SO2 emission at Taal volcano, Philippines

The first measurement of volcanic sulfur dioxide or SO2 flux from the Taal Main Crater on August 19, 2021, totaled 15 347 tonnes/day. This marks a rising trend in volcanic SO2 degassing since August 13, with the short-term average from then until present measured at…

August 20, 2021

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New vent opens at Fagradalsfjall, ground cracks observed in Gónhóll, Iceland

A new vent has opened close to the main crater at the Fagradalsfjall eruption site, Krýsuvík-Trölladyngja volcanic system in Iceland, which continues to erupt since March 19, 2021.1 According to the Institute of Earth Sciences photographs of the…

August 19, 2021

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: August 11 – 17, 2021

New activity/unrest was reported for 10 volcanoes from August 11 to 17, 2021. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 7 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Atka, Andreanof Islands (USA) | Chirinkotan, Kuril Islands (Russia) | Fukutoku-Oka-no-Ba,…

August 19, 2021

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New island discovered after major submarine eruption at Fukutoku-Oka-no-Ba, Japan

A new island has been discovered some 50 km (31 miles) south of Iwo Jima, Ogasawara Islands, Japan just three days after a major submarine eruption at Fukutoku-Oka-no-Ba volcano. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) the new island is approximately 1 km…

August 16, 2021

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High-level eruption at Fukutoku-Oka-no-Ba submarine volcano, ash to 16.4 km (54 000 feet) a.s.l., Japan

A major eruption started at the Japanese submarine Fukutoku-Oka-no-Ba volcano at around 21:20 UTC on August 12, 2021, and continued into August 13. According to the Tokyo VAAC, volcanic ash was rising up to 16.4 km (54 000 feet) above sea level at 23:50 UTC and…

August 13, 2021

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Increased seismicity at Atka volcanic complex, alerts raised, Alaska

Due to increased seismicity detected southwest of Korovin volcano, Atka volcanic complex, the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) has raised the Aviation Color Code for the volcano to Yellow and Alert Level to Advisory on August 11, 2021. Numerous small earthquakes…

August 12, 2021

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Etna grows to record height of 3 357 m (11 014 feet), Italy

With approximately 50 paroxysmal eruptive episodes since February 16, 2021, Mount Etna has increased its height to a record 3 357 m (11 014 feet). Eruptive events that took place in 2021 have accumulated significant amounts of pyroclastic material and lava layers on…

August 10, 2021

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Series of pyroclastic flows at Merapi, heavy ashfall blankets nearby communities, Indonesia

At least 7 pyroclastic flows descended down the slopes of Merapi volcano, Indonesia starting at 21:58 UTC on August 7, 2021, with ash rising up to 3.6 km (12 000 feet) above sea level. No casualties were reported. The Aviation Color Code remained at Orange….

August 08, 2021

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Ash-emissions at Pavlof volcano, Aviation Color Code raised to Orange, Alaska

Low-level ash emissions were observed at Pavlof volcano, Alaska on August 5, 2021, prompting the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) to raise the Aviation Color Code to Orange and Alert Level to Watch. In addition, seismic tremor and small explosions have been detected…

August 06, 2021

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Increased seismicity, steam and gas emissions at Savo volcano, Solomon Islands

Increased seismicity and gas and ash emissions were observed at Savo volcano, Solomon Islands at the end of July, prompting authorities to deploy technical teams, increase monitoring and issue Volcano Safety Messages to residents. Savo has been the source of major…

August 05, 2021

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: July 28 – August 3, 2021

New activity/unrest was reported for 7 volcanoes from July 28 to August 3, 2021. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 16 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Dieng Volcanic Complex, Central Java (Indonesia) | Great Sitkin, Andreanof Islands (USA) |…

August 05, 2021

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Strong earthquake swarm at underwater volcano near Mayotte

A strong long-period earthquake activity (LP) was registered at a newly-discovered underwater volcano near Mayotte starting at 16:33 UTC on July 31, 2021. A total of 186 LP earthquakes were recorded in three separate swarms, each associated with a very long-period…

August 04, 2021

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Yellowstone registers most energetic swarm of earthquakes since 2017

The month of July saw the most energetic swarm of earthquakes in the region since the Maple Creek earthquake swarm of June-September 2017, the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory (YVO) reported in their monthly update released August 2, 2021. While above average, this…

August 03, 2021

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Multiple, discrete, energetic explosion signals at Semisopochnoi volcano, Alaska

Unrest under Semisopochnoi volcano increased at the end of July, with a marked increase in seismicity on July 31. Increased activity has also been detected on local infrasound stations, suggesting possible low-level (below 3 km / 10 000 feet above sea level)…

August 03, 2021

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Major explosive event at Stromboli volcano, Italy

A major explosive eruption took place at Stromboli volcano, Italy at 20:09 UTC on August 1, 2021. This is the second larger than usual explosion at the volcano since July 28. Analysis of the event indicated that the eruptive activity produced a significant emission…

August 02, 2021

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Etna enters August with a violent paroxysmal eruptive episode

Etna entered August 2021 with continued growth at its Southeast Crater and impressive paroxysmal eruptive episode, the first since July 20. Strombolian activity at the crater gradually intensified into lava fountaining by 21:22 UTC on July 31. The episode lasted…

August 01, 2021

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Increased seismicity at Pagan volcano, Aviation Color Code raised to Yellow, Mariana Islands

Local residents are reporting increased seismicity and light emissions from Pagan volcano, Northern Mariana Islands, prompting NMI/USGS to raise the Aviation Color Code to Yellow. The last eruption of this volcano took place in 2012 (VEI 2). Ground-based…

July 29, 2021

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Strong explosive eruption at Stromboli volcano, Italy

A strong explosive eruption took place at Stromboli volcano, Italy at 14:47 UTC on July 28, 2021. The explosion was energetically more intense than usual, INGV-OE said. Volcanic products were radially dispersed in the crater area with fallout along the Sciara del…

July 28, 2021

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Strong eruption at Sinabung volcano, ash to 7 km (23 000 feet) a.s.l., Indonesia

A strong eruption started at the Indonesian Sinabung volcano, North Sumatra at 06:20 UTC on July 28, 2021 (13:20 local time). The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red. According to Sinabung Volcano Observatory, the eruption lasted for about 12 minutes. Two volcanic…

July 28, 2021

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Increased volcanic unrest at White Island, Alert Level raised to 2, New Zealand

Volcanic unrest has increased at Whakaari/White Island, with sustained greater heat flow and volcanic gas changes, prompting GeoNet to raise the Volcanic Alert Level to Level 2 and the Aviation Color Code to Yellow. There is still uncertainty about what is driving…

July 26, 2021

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Magma rising at Great Sitkin volcano, Alaska

A lava dome-like feature formed in the summit crater of Great Sitkin volcano, Alaska, suggesting magma is rising near the surface. As a result, the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) has raised the Aviation Color Code to ORANGE and the Volcano Alert Level to WATCH. A…

July 24, 2021

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: July 14 – 20, 2021

New activity/unrest was reported for 2 volcanoes from July 14 – 20, 2021. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 14 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Suwanosejima, Ryukyu Islands (Japan) | Taal, Luzon (Philippines). Ongoing activity: Dukono,…

July 23, 2021

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Newly discovered undersea volcano near Christmas Island looks like the Eye of Sauron

An ancient undersea volcano was discovered 280 km (175 miles) southeast of the Christmas Islands. The volcano was discovered by CSIRO’s dedicated ocean research vessel, the RV Investigator. “Previously unknown and unimagined, this volcano emerged from our…

July 22, 2021

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Sirung volcano erupts, Aviation Color Code raised to Orange, Indonesia

Ash emission was observed at the Indonesian Sirung volcano, East Nusa Tenggara starting at 08:44 UTC (16:44 LT) on July 21, 2021. The last known eruption of this volcano took place in 2015, with ash rising up to 1.5 km (5 000 feet) above sea level. The best estimate…

July 21, 2021

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: July 7 – 13, 2021

New activity/unrest was reported for 6 volcanoes from July 7 to 13, 2021. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 15 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Bagana, Bougainville (Papua New Guinea) | Krakatau, Indonesia | Pavlof, United States | Sarychev…

July 15, 2021

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Powerful new paroxysm at Etna’s Southeast Crater, Italy

A new powerful paroxysmal eruptive episode (lava fountaining) took place at Etna volcano, Italy on July 14, 2021. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red at 10:22 UTC. Estimated volcanic cloud height rose to more than 9 km (29 500 feet) above sea level at 11:43…

July 14, 2021

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Major explosive eruption at Stromboli volcano, Italy

A major explosive eruption took place at Stromboli volcano, Italy at 13:19 UTC on July 14, 2021. Volcanic material fell back to Sciara del Fuoco and reached the Pizzo area. From a seismic point of view, this explosive event was clearly visible at all Stromboli…

July 14, 2021

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Semisopochnoi Aviation Color Code raised to Orange, Alaska

The Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) has raised the Aviation Color Code for Semisopochnoi volcano to Orange and the Volcano Alert Level to Watch on July 12, 2021. The decision was made due to the onset of continuous volcanic tremors and detections of explosive…

July 14, 2021

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Resumption of fissure eruption close to Fagradalsfjall, Iceland

The fissure eruption in the western part of the Krýsuvík-Trölladyngja volcanic system, close to Fagradalsfjall on the Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland, periodically continued since the start of July. Lava fountaining and overflows from the fifth vent…

July 11, 2021

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Explosive eruption at Sangay volcano, volcanic ash up to 11 km (36 000 feet) a.s.l., Ecuador

A strong explosive eruption took place at Sangay volcano, Ecuador at 23:15 UTC on July 9, 2021. Volcanic ash dispersed by 06:40 UTC on July 10. According to the Washington VAAC, volcanic ash to 11 km (36 000 feet) above sea level was extending 45 km (28 miles) NE of…

July 10, 2021

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: June 30 – July 6, 2021

New activity/unrest was reported for 6 volcanoes from June 30 to July 6, 2021. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 15 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Copahue, Central Chile-Argentina border | Krakatau, Indonesia | Rincon de la Vieja, Costa Rica…

July 08, 2021

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Short-lived phreatomagmatic eruption at Taal volcano, Alert Level remains at 3 (Magmatic Unrest), Philippines

A short-lived phreatomagmatic eruption took place at Taal’s Main Crater at 21:18 UTC on July 6, 2021 (05:18 LT, July 7), generating a grayish plume that rose 300 m (985 feet) before drifting southeast. On July 4, sulfur dioxide (SO2) gas emission reached an…

July 07, 2021

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Large explosive eruption at Ignatiy Stone Bank mud volcano in Caspian Sea, Azerbaijan

A large explosive eruption took place at Azerbaijani Ignatiy Stone Bank mud volcano in the Caspian Sea, about 10 km (6.2 miles) from the Umid gas field and 30 km (18 miles) from the coast, at around 17:45 UTC (21:45 LT) on Sunday, July 4, 2021. This region has…

July 05, 2021

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Unprecedented high volcanic SO2 degassing at Taal volcano, Philippines

The highest levels of volcanic sulfur dioxide or SO2 gas emission were recorded today, July 4, 2021, at an average of 22 628 tonnes/day — representing the highest ever recorded over Taal, PHIVOLCS reports. The previous record was set on June 28, 2021, with 14 326…

July 04, 2021

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Vog from Fagradalsfjall completely obscures view to the volcano, Iceland

Volcanic smog (vog) is a visible haze comprised of gas and an aerosol of tiny particles and acidic droplets created when sulfur dioxide (SO2) and other gases emitted from a volcano chemically interact with sunlight and atmospheric oxygen, moisture, and dust. Called…

July 03, 2021

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Powerful paroxysmal eruptive episode at Etna, Italy

A new powerful paroxysmal episode started at Etna’s Southeast Crater, late July 1, 2021, and lasted approximately 120 minutes. This was the 5th paroxysm since June 25 and the first since June 28. Strombolian activity at the Southeast Crater resumed at 22:40 UTC…

July 02, 2021

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: June 23 – 29, 2021

New activity/unrest was reported for 3 volcanoes from June 23 to 29, 2021. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 11 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Rincon de la Vieja, Costa Rica | Sarychev Peak, Matua Island (Russia) | Suwanosejima, Ryukyu…

July 01, 2021

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Phreatomagmatic eruption at Taal volcano, Alert Level raised to 3, Philippines

A phreatomagmatic eruption took place at Taal volcano, Philippines at 07:16 UTC (15:16 LT) on July 1, 2021, generating a short-lived dark plume up to 1 km (3 300 feet). Anomalously high volcanic SO2 gas emission preceded the eruption, averaging 14 241 tonnes/day and…

July 01, 2021

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Increased volcanic activity reported near Fagradalsfjall, Iceland

An increase in volcanic activity was reported near the Fagradalsfjall eruption site in Southwest Iceland on Saturday, June 26, 2021. If the development continues, authorities said lava will flow sooner than expected over Suðurstrandarvegur road, a key road that…

July 01, 2021

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Highest ever recorded SO2 emission over Taal, adverse effects reported, Philippines

High levels of volcanic sulfur dioxide or SO2 gas emissions and tall, steam-rich plumes have continued to be produced from the Taal Main Crater since this past weekend, PHIVOLCS reported on Tuesday, June 29, 2021. Unprecedented SO2 emissions were recorded on June…

June 29, 2021

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Powerful phreatic eruption at Rincon de la Vieja, Costa Rica

A powerful phreatic eruption took place at Rincon de la Vieja volcano, Costa Rica at 11:40 UTC (05:40 LT) on June 28, 2021. The event lasted about 3 minutes, ejecting dense column of gas and steam, with some amount of ash, up to 4.2 km (14 000 feet) above sea level,…

June 29, 2021

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Taal Volcano Advisory: Vog observed over Taal Caldera, pronounced haze over the caldera region

Volcanic smog or vog has been observed over Taal Caldera resulting from continued volcanic SO2 gas emission from the Main Crater. High levels of volcanic sulfur dioxide or SO2 gas emissions and steam-rich plumes that rose as much as 3 km (9 842 feet) high have been…

June 28, 2021

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Violent lava fountains at Etna, ash rises up to 10 km (32 800 feet) a.s.l., Italy

Increased activity continues at Etna volcano, Italy, with numerous violent paroxysmal eruptive episodes and ash rising up to 10 km (32 800 feet) above sea level. Over the past couple of days, the Aviation Color Code was mostly Red. Strombolian activity at the…

June 25, 2021

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: June 16 – 22, 2021

Ongoing activity was reported for 17 volcanoes from June 16 – 22, 2021. Ongoing activity: Aira, Kyushu (Japan) | Ebeko, Paramushir Island (Russia) | Etna, Sicily (Italy) | Fuego, Guatemala | Ibu, Halmahera (Indonesia) | Kadovar, Papua New Guinea | Karymsky, Eastern…

June 24, 2021

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Analysis of 2019 unrest at Taupō supervolcano shows it was volcanic in nature and origin, calls for careful monitoring

A research article published by AGU on June 7, 2021, shows that unrest registered under New Zealand’s Taupo supervolcano in 2019 was volcanic in nature and origin, demonstrating that it’s still an active and potentially hazardous volcano that needs to be…

June 23, 2021

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Suwanosejima ejects large rocks 1 km (0.62 miles) from the crater, Japan

Suwanosejima volcano erupted at 15:04 UTC on June 22, 2021 (12:04 JST, June 23), ejecting large rocks as far as 1 km (0.62 miles) from the crater and prompting the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) to raise the Volcanic Alert Level from 2 to 3 (on a scale of 1 – 5)….

June 23, 2021

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Strombolian activity with brief but violent lava fountains at Etna volcano, Italy

Strombolian activity continues at Etna volcano, Italy, with brief but violent lava fountaining episodes occurring approximately every 1 – 2 days. Over the past 2 days, the Aviation Color Code was raised to Red 2 times — at 18:52 UTC on June 19 and 22:01 UTC on June…

June 21, 2021

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: June 9 – 15, 2021

New activity/unrest was reported for 2 volcanoes from June 9 to 15, 2021. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 19 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Bagana, Bougainville (Papua New Guinea) | Turrialba, Costa Rica. Ongoing activity: Aira, Kyushu…

June 17, 2021

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Volcanologists capture close-up views of Mount Nyiragongo, DR Congo

Four volcanologists from DR Congo’s Goma Volcano Observatory climbed to the summit of Mount Nyiragongo on June 11, 2021, to take a closer look at the crater after the deadly eruption on May 22. The team used drones and cameras to assess landslips and monitor…

June 15, 2021

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Increased seismic activity in Michoacán may foretell birth of new volcano

For the second time since 2020, scientists are considering the possibility of a new volcano forming in Uruapan City in the state of Michoacan, Mexico, after detecting 236 low magnitude micro quakes in the area from May 1 to June 8, 2021. In 2020, a team of about 50…

June 11, 2021

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Seismic activity under Pelée volcano, Martinique

Seismic activity continues at slightly above background levels at Martinique’s Pelée volcano. From May 28 to June 4, 2021, the L’Observatoire Volcanologique et Sismologique de Martinique (OVSM) registered at least 11 volcanic-tectonic earthquakes of…

June 10, 2021

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: June 2 – 8, 2021

New activity/unrest was reported for 2 volcanoes from June 2 to 8, 2021. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 18 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Gareloi, United States | Semisopochnoi, Aleutian Islands (USA). Ongoing activity: Aira, Kyushu…

June 09, 2021

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Increased seismic activity at Gareloi volcano, Aviation Color Code raised to Yellow, Alaska

A slight increase in seismic activity was observed at Gareloi volcano, Alaska on May 18, 2021, and beginning May 27 there has been a sustained increase in the rate and size of small volcanic earthquakes. Because the level of seismic activity is now above the…

June 08, 2021

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Lava cuts off famous viewing hill of eruption near Fagradalsfjall in Geldingadalur, Iceland

The famous viewing hill providing a glimpse of the ongoing volcanic eruption site near Fagradalsfjall in Geldingadalur, Iceland, has been cut off as lava has made its way through the hiking trail on Monday, June 7, 2021. The spectacular sight of a volcano spewing…

June 08, 2021

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Significant eruption, pyroclastic flow at Sinabung volcano, Indonesia

A significant eruption took place at the Indonesian Sinabung volcano at 16:35 UTC on June 6, 2021, producing a pyroclastic flow and ejecting volcanic ash up to 9.1 km (30 000 feet) above sea level. The eruption lasted for 421 seconds and was not clearly observable…

June 07, 2021

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Earthquake swarm under Mount Hood volcano, Oregon

The Cascades Volcano Observatory (CVO) has detected an earthquake swarm in the Mount Hood area, Oregon on June 5, 2021. The swarm continued into June 6 when the activity started to quiet down. The last known eruption of this volcano took place in 1865 and 1866 (VEI…

June 06, 2021

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Stunning drone video of Fagradalsfjall eruption site in Iceland

“The ongoing eruption of the Icelandic Fagradalsfjall volcano in the Geldingadalir valley was one of the most magnificent sights I have ever witnessed in my life,” says Joey Helms, a filmmaker who recently visited Iceland to make this amazing video….

June 03, 2021

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: May 26 – June 1, 2021

New activity/unrest was reported for 5 volcanoes from May 26 to June 1, 2021. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 14 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Great Sitkin, Andreanof Islands (USA) | Krakatau, Indonesia | Nyiragongo, DR Congo |…

June 03, 2021

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Lahar advisory for Taal and Pinatubo volcanoes, Philippines

Due to potentially high-volume rainfall produced by Tropical Storm “Choi-wan” — known as Dante in the Philippines” — and its trajectory, DOST-PHIVOLCS has issued lahar advisories for Taal and Pinatubo volcanoes on June 2, 2021. Based on DOST-PAGASA…

June 02, 2021

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Nearly 416 000 people displaced after eruption of Mount Nyiragongo, DR Congo

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has estimated the total number of displaced people linked to the volcanic eruption of Mount Nyiragongo on May 22, 2021, to be 415 700, with 47% of them children. In the city of Goma, more than 500 000 people have…

June 01, 2021

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Lahar advisory for Mayon volcano under Tropical Storm “Choi-wan” (Dante), Philippines

Prolonged and heavy rainfall produced by Tropical Storm “Choi-wan” — known as Dante in the Philippines — may generate post-eruption lahars on major channels draining Mayon Volcano by incorporating loose material from remnant pyroclastic density current…

June 01, 2021

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Large mud volcano eruption in Colombia injures 1 person and forces 150 to evacuate

A large mud volcano eruption took place in the municipality of Necocli, Antioquia Department, Colombia, on May 30, 2021, injuring 1 person and forcing 150 to evacuate. This is the strongest eruption of this mud volcano since 2005. According to the municipal risk…

May 31, 2021

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Iceland lava wall breached – Geologist Ólafur Íngólfsson explains Fagradalsfjal volcano eruption

Geologist Ólafur Íngólfsson joins us on another trip to the Fagradalsfjall eruption site in Iceland. Íngólfsson talks about the new developments of the volcano as of May 21 and explains how the volcano acts like a geyser now. The…

May 27, 2021

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Seismicity and soil deformation indicate the presence of magma under Goma and Lake Kivu – Nyiragongo, DR Congo

Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo have ordered a precautionary evacuation of part of the city of Goma on Thursday, May 27, 2021, in response to frequent earthquakes in the region after the eruption of Mount Nyiragongo on May 22. Local military governor…

May 27, 2021

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: May 19 – 25, 2021

New activity/unrest was reported for 3 volcanoes from May 19 – 25, 2021. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 18 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Great Sitkin, Andreanof Islands (USA) | Manam, Papua New Guinea | Nyiragongo, DR Congo. Ongoing…

May 26, 2021

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Increase in explosive activity, lava fountain night at Etna volcano, Italy

Three episodes of strong lava fountaining took place at Etna volcano since 20:20 UTC on May 25, 2021, generating an eruptive column up to 7.6 km (25 000 feet) above sea level. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red on 7 occasions since UTC midnight on May 25,…

May 26, 2021

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Explosive eruption at Great Sitkin, Aviation Color Code raised to Red, Alaska

A short-lived explosive eruption began at Great Sitkin volcano, Alaska at 05:04 UTC on May 26, 2021, and lasted for about 1 to 2 minutes. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red at 05:30 UTC. The resulting ash cloud rose up to 4.5 km (15 000 feet) above sea level…

May 26, 2021

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Significant damage after M5.3 earthquake near Nyiragongo volcano

Significant building damage was reported after a shallow M5.3 earthquake (RMB) hit Rubavu, Rwanda at 09:03 UTC (11:03 LT) on May 25, 2021. The USGS is reporting it as M4.7 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). This is the strongest of numerous earthquakes recorded in the…

May 25, 2021

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Lava overtakes artificial dam near the Fagradalsfjall eruption site, Iceland

Lava has overtaken the artificial dam built near the Fagradalsfjall eruption site in Iceland as of Sunday, May 23, 2021. The lava has entered the valley, leading towards the southern ring road. Lava has overflowed from the artificial dam that had been immediately…

May 25, 2021

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Death toll expected to rise considerably, more than 500 homes destroyed after eruption at Mount Nyiragongo, DR Congo

More scary details are coming to light two days after the eruption of Mount Nyiragongo in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Saturday, May 22, 2021. While the main lava flow appears to have stopped in the district of Buhene, it affected 17 villages, destroyed…

May 24, 2021

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Nyiragongo lava flow engulfs hundreds of homes, ash rising up to 13.7 km (45 000 feet) a.s.l., DR Congo

A new flank eruption started at Nyiragongo volcano around 17:15 UTC on Saturday, May 22, 2021, producing fast-flowing lava flows that reached inhabited areas. Hundreds of homes and other structures were destroyed. According to the Toulouse VAAC, volcanic ash cloud…

May 23, 2021

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Mount Nyiragongo erupts, causing nearby residents to flee in panic, DR Congo

Mount Nyiragongo in the Democratic Republic of Congo started erupting at around 17:15 UTC on May 22, 2021, producing high lava fountains and lava flows that forced nearby residents to evacuate in panic. According to local media reports, many residents of the nearby…

May 22, 2021

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Strong eruption with large lava fountaining at Sangay volcano, Ecuador

Volcanic activity at Sangay volcano, Ecuador increased significantly at 00:20 UTC on May 22, 2021, producing strong paroxysmal eruptive episode 500 – 1 000 m (1 640 – 3 300 feet) from the crater. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red at 00:40 UTC and lowered…

May 22, 2021

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Another episode of lava fountaining at Etna, Italy

Strombolian activity increased again at Etna’s Southeast Crater at 23:34 UTC on May 20, 2021, with the eruptive cloud moving in the SE direction. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red at 00:58 UTC on May 21 and lowered back to Orange at 03:07. The volcanic…

May 21, 2021

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Ash produced by Sangay volcano rising up to 9.5 km (31 000 feet) a.s.l., Ecuador

A new volcanic ash emission produced by Sangay volcano, Ecuador is rising to an estimated height of 9.5 km (31 000 feet) above sea level as of 08:40 UTC on May 20, 2021, according to data provided by the Washington VAAC. The ash is moving SW and was extending about…

May 20, 2021

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: May 12 – 18, 2021

New activity/unrest was reported for 3 volcanoes from May 12 to 18, 2021. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 24 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Great Sitkin, Andreanof Islands (USA) | Sheveluch, Central Kamchatka (Russia) | Stromboli, Aeolian…

May 19, 2021

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Eruption at Stromboli volcano, pyroclastic flow reaches the coastline, Italy

A notable increase in explosive activity started at Stromboli volcano, Italy at around 12:47 UTC on May 19, 2021, followed by a pyroclastic flow at 12:51 UTC that reached the coastline and traveled 1 km (0.62 miles) over the sea. Explosive activity at the volcano…

May 19, 2021

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Etna volcano erupts again after 6 weeks of relative calm, Italy

Strong strombolian activity resumed at Etna’s Southeast Crater at 00:21 UTC on May 19, 2021, and evolved into the 18th paroxysmal eruptive episode since February 16 and the first since April 1. The entire event lasted about 5 hours. Strombolian activity…

May 19, 2021

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Explosions detected at Semisopochnoi volcano, Aviation Color Code raised to Orange, Alaska

Several small explosions were detected at Semisopochnoi volcano, Alaska on May 18, 2021, and a small ash cloud was observed in a satellite image acquired at 23:21 UTC on May 17. As a result, the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) has raised the Aviation Color Code to…

May 19, 2021

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Significant eruption at Sangay volcano with ash to 12.2 km (40 000 feet) a.s.l., Ecuador

A significant eruption took place at Sangay volcano, Ecuador at 09:40 UTC on Sunday, May 16, 2021, with ash moving north to an estimated height of 12.2 km (40 000 feet) a.s.l., according to the Washington VAAC. The farthest volcanic ash at 11:00 UTC was 55 km (35…

May 16, 2021

May 14, 2021

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High-level eruption at Sinabung volcano, ash to 12.9 km (40 000 feet) a.s.l., Indonesia

A high-level eruption took place at Sinabung volcano on May 13, 2021. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red at 19:35 UTC. According to the Darwin VAAC, the volcanic ash is clearly identifiable on the latest satellite imagery, rising up to 12.9 km (40 000 feet)…

May 13, 2021

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Elevated temperatures and gas emissions at Great Sitkin volcano, Alaska

Above-background activity has been observed at the Great Sitkin volcano in Alaska, prompting the Alaska Volcano Observatory to raise the Aviation Color Code to Yellow and the Volcano Alert Level to Advisory on May 13, 2021. Elevated surface temperatures have been…

May 13, 2021

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HVO tracking changes at world’s largest volcano – Mauna Loa, Hawaii

Scientists at the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory are tracking changes on the Mauna Loa, the world’s largest volcano. This volcano is currently not erupting, but there have been signs of elevated unrest above known background activity since July 2019, when HVO…

May 12, 2021

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Lava flow at Fagradalsfjall increases by 70 percent amid ongoing eruption, Iceland

Lava flow at the Fagradalsfjall eruption site on Iceland’s Reykjanes Peninsula has increased by around 70 percent, according to the latest data from the University of Iceland’s Institute of Earth Sciences (IES). Experts also noted that there are no signs…

May 12, 2021

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Eruption in Fagradalsfjall producing mesmerizing red skies during a cloudy night, Iceland

Sigfús Steindórsson from Reykjavik, Iceland brings us another amazing video of an eruption in Fagradalsfjall with mesmerizing red skies during a recent cloudy night. Captured from Hafnarfjörður, Reykjavík on May 10, 2021. Here’s…

May 11, 2021

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La Soufrière volcanic alert level lowered to Orange, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

The Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines has lowered the volcanic alert level for La Soufrière to ORANGE on May 6, 2021. The decision was based on a recommendation from the University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre (UWI-SRC). Entry to…

May 06, 2021

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Unusually high lava fountains beyond 460 m (1 500 feet) at Fagradalsfjall, Iceland

Powerful jets of lava have been observed at the Fagradalsfjall eruption site on Iceland’s Reykjanes Peninsula, with some reaching unusual heights beyond 460 m (1 500 feet) at 05:40 UTC on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, the Icelandic Met Office (IMO) reported. On…

May 06, 2021

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High level of activity continues at Pacaya volcano, Guatemala

High level of activity– including strong eruptions, ash emissions, and a new lava flow– continue at Pacaya volcano in Guatemala, the National Coordination System for Disaster Reduction (CONRED) reports. This new phase of increased activity came less than a week…

May 06, 2021

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: April 28 – May 4, 2021

New activity/unrest was reported for 4 volcanoes from April 28 to May 4, 2021. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 14 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Asosan, Kyushu (Japan) | Dieng Volcanic Complex, Central Java (Indonesia) | Karymsky, Eastern…

May 06, 2021

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Size of hazard area in Fagradalsfjall under re-evaluation after change in volcanic activity, Iceland

Authorities in Iceland are re-evaluating the size of the hazard area at the eruption site in Fagradalsfjall after a significant change in activity detected on May 2. The eruption in Fagradalsfjall continues through one main crater — the fifth fissure that opened in…

May 04, 2021

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Multiple lahars observed at St. Vincent, public advised to be vigilant and exercise caution

The National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) of St. Vincent and the Grenadines is advising the public to be vigilant and exercise caution in areas close to valleys, rivers, streams, low-lying areas, and areas prone to flooding and landslides. Multiple…

May 04, 2021

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Huge lava fountains at Fagradalsfjall, biggest since the eruption start, Iceland

New fissure openings have formed several times since the eruption at Fagradalsfjall, Iceland began on March 19, 2021. On May 2, the activity at the volcano changed, producing huge lava fountains — the biggest since the eruption started. The video was captured by…

May 03, 2021

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Phreatic explosion at Dieng volcano, Indonesia

A phreatic explosion occurred at Sileri crater of Dieng Volcanic Complex, Java, Indonesia at 11:25 UTC (18:25 LT) on April 29, 2021. The last notable eruption of this volcano took place on July 2, 2017, injuring 10 people. An examination of the crater at 01:03 UTC…

April 30, 2021

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Heavy rain triggers destructive lahars, landslides and flash floods, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

The National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) of St. Vincent and the Grenadines is advising the public of flooding and landslides in several areas on mainland St. Vincent as a result of heavy rainfall. The area has seen powerful volcanic eruptions and…

April 30, 2021

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Renewed activity, new lava flow at Pacaya volcano threatens nearby communities, Guatemala

The activity at Guatemalan Pacaya volcano switched from explosive to predominantly effusive on April 29, 2021, with two active lava flows — one on the Southeast flank and the other on the Northwest. The new phase of increased activity comes less than a week after…

April 30, 2021

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: April 21 – 27, 2021

New activity/unrest was reported for 5 volcanoes from April 21 to 27, 2021. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 15 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Karymsky, Eastern Kamchatka (Russia) | Piton de la Fournaise, Reunion Island (France) |…

April 29, 2021

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Lahar flows within the river system in the Red and Orange Volcano Hazard Zones at St. Vincent

According to information received from the Scientists at the Belmont Volcano Observatory, there were lahar flows within the river system in the Red and Orange Volcano Hazard Zones at St. Vincent island from 09:00 to 10:00 LT on April 27, 2021. Lahar is a rapidly…

April 28, 2021

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Underwater volcanoes release enough energy to power a continent

Submarine volcanoes or those deep in our oceans can release extremely powerful energy, high enough to power a continent, new research suggests. It was previously believed that underwater volcanoes were much less violent than those on land due to relatively…

April 23, 2021

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Increase in eruptive activity at Semisopochnoi volcano, Alaska

Eruptive activity at Semisopochnoi has gradually increased over the last 24 hours, the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) reported at 21:48 UTC on April 22, 2021. Satellite views of the volcano show a continuous plume extending 80 km (50 miles) to the south at…

April 23, 2021

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: April 14 – 20, 2021

New activity/unrest was reported for 5 volcanoes from April 14 to 20, 2021. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 18 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Karymsky, Eastern Kamchatka (Russia) | Krysuvik-Trolladyngja, Iceland | Piton de la Fournaise,…

April 22, 2021

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Elevated seismicity and deformation at the summit of Mauna Loa volcano, Hawaii

While the largest volcano on Earth — Mauna Loa is not erupting, rates of deformation and seismicity at the summit remain slightly elevated and above long-term background levels. Other Mauna Loa monitoring data streams show no significant change in deformation rates…

April 16, 2021

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Lava activity at Kilauea confined to Halemaʻumaʻu, erupting on the northwest side of the crater, Hawaii

Hawaiian Kilauea volcano continues erupting since December 20, 2021, with lava activity confined to the Halemaʻumaʻu crater. On April 15, the lava lake was 227 m (745 feet) deep and remains stagnant over its eastern half. SO2 emission rates remain elevated at 950…

April 16, 2021

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Sustained ash emissions at Semisopochnoi volcano, Aviation Color Code raised to Red, Alaska

The Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) has raised the Aviation Color Code to Red and the Alert Level to Warning for Semisopochnoi volcano on Friday, April 16, 2021, after sustained ash emissions rose up to 6 km (20 000 feet) a.s.l. Satellite data suggest ash emissions…

April 16, 2021

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: April 7 – 13, 2021

New activity/unrest was reported for 7 volcanoes from April 7 to 13, 2021. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 11 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Karymsky, Eastern Kamchatka (Russia) | Krysuvik-Trolladyngja, Iceland | Pacaya, Guatemala | Piton…

April 14, 2021

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Detecting significant thermal unrest years before volcanic eruption

Scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and the University of Alaska (UA) have developed a new method that may lead to earlier predictions of volcanic eruptions. There are telltale warning signs that a volcano is likely to erupt in the future,…

April 14, 2021

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Persistent magmatic activity at shallow depths beneath Taal volcano, Philippines

In 24 hours to 00:00 UTC on April 14, the Taal Volcano Network recorded 383 volcanic earthquakes, including 238 episodes of volcanic tremor with durations of 1 to 12 minutes, 143 low-frequency volcanic earthquakes, and low-level background tremor that started at…

April 14, 2021

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New massive eruption at Soufriere St. Vincent, SO2 emissions spreading over two continents

A new high-level, major eruption took place at Soufriere St. Vincent volcano at 10:40 UTC on April 13, 2021. The SO2 emissions produced over the past 2 days are now spreading over two continents — South America and Africa. Extremely heavy ash is covering the island…

April 13, 2021

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Effusive eruption continues at Piton de la Fournaise volcano, lava reaches Piton le Bonnet, Reunion

The effusive eruption at Piton de la Fournaise volcano, Reunion continues from a new eruptive fissure on the southern flank of Enclos depression. The eruption started at around 15:00 UTC on April 9, 2021, following several hours of intense seismicity. The Alert…

April 13, 2021

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New drone views of volcanic eruption in Iceland

A fourth fissure opened at the Fagradalsfjall eruption site in Iceland on April 10, 2021. The fissure is located halfway between those that opened on April 5 and 7. Luckily, conditions allowed residents to return close to the volcano over the weekend and produce a…

April 11, 2021

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Massive power outage following another explosive event at La Soufriere volcano, ash rising up to 16 km (52 000 feet) a.s.l., St. Vincent

The majority of St. Vincent and the Grenadines is without power and covered in ash on April 11, 2021, following another explosive event at La Soufriere volcano. Volcanic ash is rising up to 16 km (52 000 feet) above sea level and extending up to 3 000 km (1 850…

April 11, 2021

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Vincentians waking up to extremely heavy ashfall and strong sulfur smell, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Vincentians are waking up to extremely heavy ashfall and strong sulfur smell which have now advanced to the capital after powerful explosive eruptions started at La Soufriere volcano on April 9, 2021. The last eruption of this volcano started on April 13, 1979 (VEI…

April 10, 2021

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Powerful explosive eruption at La Soufriere volcano, ash to 12 km (40 000 feet) a.s.l., St. Vincent and the Grenadines

A powerful explosive eruption took place at La Soufriere volcano, St. Vincent and the Grenadines at 12:41 UTC (08:41 LT) on April 9, 2021, producing an ash column that rose up to 12 km (40 000 feet) above sea level. This is a culmination of the seismic activity that…

April 09, 2021

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: March 31 – April 6, 2021

New activity was reported for 6 volcanoes from March 31 to April 6, 2021. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 17 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Karymsky, Eastern Kamchatka (Russia) | Krysuvik-Trolladyngja, Iceland | Pacaya, Guatemala |…

April 09, 2021

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Red alert issued for La Soufriere volcano, evacuation ordered, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Scientists monitoring La Soufriere volcano in St. VIncend and the Grenadines have observed a significant increase in activity at the volcano on April 8, 2021, which has prompted The Government of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines to raise the volcanic alert level to…

April 09, 2021

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More than 67 killed after lahar from Mount Lewotolo hits two villages, Indonesia

Torrential rains dumped by Tropical Storm “Seroja” produced deadly lahar on the slopes of Mount Lewotolo volcano early April 4, 2021. According to the AAP, the total number of casualties attributed to Seroja rose to 155 as of early Monday, April 6. 72…

April 06, 2021

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New fissures open near the eruption site in Geldingadalir, Iceland

Two new volcanic fissures opened near the eruption site in Geldingadalir, Iceland on April 5, 2021. Helicopters from the Icelandic Coast Guard were sent to the new eruption site to make sure the area is evacuated. The fissures are in total 200 m (656 feet) long and…

April 06, 2021

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New earthquake swarm at La Soufriere volcano, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

A new earthquake swarm was detected at the La Soufrière Volcano, St. Vincent and the Grenadines on April 5, 2021. The swarm was much more intense than the one detected from March 23 to 25. The alert level remains at Orange. The new swarm of Volcano-Tectonic…

April 06, 2021

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Renewed activity at Veniaminof volcano, Aviation Color Code raised to Orange, Alaska

Low-level ash emissions from the summit of Veniaminof volcano, Alaska were observed in web camera views on April 5, 2021, the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) reported at 20:49 UTC. Because of the renewed activity, AVO has raised the Aviation Color Code to ORANGE…

April 06, 2021

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: March 24 – 30, 2021

New activity/unrest was reported for 10 volcanoes from March 24 to 30, 2021. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 18 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Asamayama, Honshu (Japan), Cleveland, Chuginadak Island (USA), Etna, Sicily (Italy),…

April 02, 2021

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17th paroxysmal eruptive episode at Etna forces closure of Catania International Airport, Italy

The 17th paroxysmal eruptive episode since February 16 started at Etna volcano, Italy at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red at 19:11 UTC on March 31 and remains at this level as of 09:32 UTC when the last VONA was…

April 01, 2021

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Lava flow at Pacaya volcano heads toward inhabited areas, Guatemala

High-level effusive activity continues at Pacaya volcano, Guatemala with columns of abundant ash lasting from minutes to hours, reaching 3 km (9 850 feet) above sea level and traveling 7 km (4.3 miles) in a southerly direction on March 30. 2021. On March 29, the…

March 31, 2021

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Elevated unrest continues at Taal volcano with 212 earthquakes in 24 hours, Philippines

Alert Level 2 remains in place over Taal volcano, Philippines, as of Wednesday, March 31, 2021. At this level, sudden phreatic explosions, minor ashfalls, volcanic tremors, and lethal accumulations of volcanic gas may threaten areas within the volcano. In 24 hours…

March 31, 2021

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Suwanosejima volcano erupts, prompting JMA to raise the alert level to 3, Japan

Two strong eruptions were recorded at Suwanosejima volcano, Kagoshima prefecture, Japan on March 30, 2021, ejecting large rocks nearly 1 km (0.62 miles) from the crater and prompting the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) to raise the alert level to 3 (on a scale of…

March 31, 2021

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Volcanic eruption in Geldingadalir continues, lava flow steady at 5 – 7 m3 per second, Iceland

The volcanic eruption in Geldingadalir, Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland has now been ongoing for 9 days, with lava flowing steadily at 5 to 7 cubic meters per second, the Icelandic Met Office (IMO) reported on March 29, 2021. A lot of data has been collected since the…

March 29, 2021

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Change in seismic activity associated with the eruption of La Soufriere volcano, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

A swarm of small low-frequency seismic events, lasting for about 45 minutes, was recorded at La Soufriere volcano, SVG starting at approximately 14:30 UTC on March 23, 2021. The events were probably associated with magma movement beneath the dome. Monitoring…

March 25, 2021

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Increased possibility of magmatic eruption at Taal volcano, Philippines

There is an increasing possibility of magmatic eruption at Taal volcano, PHIVOLCS warned on March 24, 2021. A total of 2 015 volcanic tremors, 734 low-frequency volcanic earthquakes, and 18 hybrid earthquake events have been recorded by the Taal Volcano Network…

March 24, 2021

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: March 17 – 23, 2021

New activity/unrest was reported for 8 volcanoes from March 7 to 23, 2021. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 16 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Cleveland, Chuginadak Island (USA) | Etna, Sicily (Italy) | Krysuvik-Trolladyngja, Iceland |…

March 24, 2021

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16th paroxysmal eruptive episode at Etna since February 16, Italy

Strombolian activity resumed at Etna’s Southeast crater at 19:05 UTC on March 23, intensified at around 20:30 UTC, and evolved into lava fountaining by 22:00 UTC. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red at 20:46 UTC on March 23. This is the 16th paroxysmal…

March 24, 2021

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Strong explosions at Pacaya volcano producing thick ash columns, Guatemala

Increased eruptive activity continues at the Guatemalan Pacaya volcano, with strong ash emissions and lava flows. Moderate to strong explosions continue at the volcano, generating thick ash columns up to 4 km (13 120 feet) above sea level, moving N, NE, and NW to a…

March 23, 2021

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High level of volcanic gases measured close to the eruption site at Fagradalsfjall, Iceland

A volcanic eruption in Geldingadalur​ near Fagradalsfjall on Iceland’s Reykjanes Peninsula continues since March 19, 2021. Lava fountain activity is still low and mapping of the lava flow is in progress. While no volcanic ash has been detected, a high level of…

March 23, 2021

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Increased gas emissions and elevated surface temperatures at Cleveland volcano, Alaska

The Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) has raised the Aviation Color Code for Cleveland volcano to Yellow and the Volcano Alert Level to Advisory at 21:44 UTC on March 20, 2021. Satellite detections of increased volcanic gas emissions and elevated surface temperatures…

March 21, 2021

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Eruption starts near Fagradalsfjall on Iceland’s Reykjanes Peninsula

A volcanic eruption started near Fagradalsfjall in Geldingadalur, Krýsuvík-Trölladyngja volcanic system, Iceland’s Reykjanes Peninsula at 20:45 UTC on March 19, 2021, after more than 50 000 earthquakes registered since February 24. The last…

March 20, 2021

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Small explosion at Semisopochnoi volcano, Aviation Color Code raised to Orange, Alaska

Regional infrasound sensors detected a small explosion at Semisopochnoi volcano, Alaska on March 19, 2021, indicating an increase in eruptive activity. As a result, the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) has raised the Aviation Color Code to ORANGE and the Volcano…

March 19, 2021

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Close-up view of new cinder cone at Klyuchevskoy volcano, Russia

A moderate explosive-effusive flank eruption and gas-steam activity continue at Klyuchevskoy volcano, Kamchatka, Russia. KVERT warns the danger of ash explosions up to 4 – 5 km (13 120 – 16 400 feet) a.s.l. from the flank crater and the lava flow front (phreatic…

March 19, 2021

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Earthquake swarm under Mauna Loa volcano, Aviation Color Code remains at Yellow, Hawaii

A small swarm of shallow seismicity, that began at 11:00 UTC on March 18, 2021, is occurring beneath the upper Ka‘ōiki seismic zone, under Mauna Loa’s southeast flank and northwest of Kīlauea’s summit, Hawaii. Mauna Loa Volcano is not erupting;…

March 19, 2021

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15th paroxysmal eruptive episode at Etna volcano, Italy

The morning of March 19, 2021, brought another paroxysmal eruptive episode at Etna volcano, Italy — the 15th since February 16. The Aviation Color Code was raised to red at 08:16 UTC. The tremor started increasing at around 06:30 UTC and soon reached a high-level…

March 19, 2021

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: March 10 – 16, 2021

New activity/unrest was reported for 9 volcanoes from March 10 to 16, 2021. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 14 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Bagana, Bougainville (Papua New Guinea) | Etna, Sicily (Italy) | Krysuvik-Trolladyngja, Iceland |…

March 19, 2021

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14th paroxysmal eruptive episode at Etna since February 16, Italy

Strombolian activity at Etna volcano, Italy intensified again at 00:55 UTC on March 17, 2021, and evolved over the next couple of hours into the 14th paroxysmal eruptive episode since February 16. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red at 02:26 UTC and lowered…

March 17, 2021

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Increased eruptive activity continues at Pacaya volcano, dense ash columns reported, Guatemala

Increased eruptive activity continues at Guatemala’s Pacaya volcano with dense, dark ash columns, indicating that magma is pushing its way toward the surface. The volcano has been erupting since early February, posing risk to the surrounding communities. In a…

March 16, 2021

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242 earthquakes in 24 hours, high-temperature volcanic gases at Taal volcano, Philippines

In 24 hours to 00:00 UTC on March 15, the Taal Volcano Network recorded 252 volcanic earthquakes, including 17 episodes of volcanic tremor with durations of 1 to 4 minutes and 5 hybrid events, PHIVOLCS reports. During the same period, activity at the Main Crater…

March 15, 2021

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13th eruptive paroxysmal episode at Etna in 30 days, Italy

Etna’s 13th eruptive paroxysmal episode since February 16 started late on March 14, 2021. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red at 22:36 UTC and lowered back to Orange at 07:09 UTC, March 15. Strombolian activity increased at 20:10 UTC on March 14 and…

March 15, 2021

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: March 3 – 9, 2021

New activity/unrest was reported for 8 volcanoes from March 3 to 9, 2021. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 12 volcanos. New activity/unrest: Etna, Sicily (Italy) | Klyuchevskoy, Central Kamchatka (Russia) | Krysuvik, Iceland | Pacaya,…

March 11, 2021

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Significant explosive eruption at Sangay volcano, ash to 12.5 km (41 000 feet) a.s.l., Ecuador

A significant explosive eruption took place at Sangay volcano, Ecuador from 08:15 to 10:45 UTC on Thursday, March 11, 2021. According to the Washington VAAC, volcanic ash to 12.5 km (41 000 feet) above sea level is extending up to 46 km (29 miles) in all quadrants…

March 11, 2021

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Magma chamber continues to expand, more than 35 000 earthquakes hit Reykjanes Peninsula in two weeks, Iceland

The seismo-volcanic crisis on Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland continues on March 11, 2021, with more than 35 000 earthquakes detected since February 24, 2021. The probability of an eruption is increasing and the most likely place where it might start is from Keilir to…

March 11, 2021

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Ash rises up to 9 km (29 500 feet) a.s.l. after 11th paroxysm at Etna, Italy

Strombolian activity at Etna’s Southeast Crater intensified again at 18:35 UTC on March 9, 2021, and reached the fountain phase between 23:00 UTC and midnight on March 10. This was the 11th paroxysmal eruptive episode at the volcano since February 16. Ash column…

March 10, 2021

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San Cristobal volcano erupts, heavy ash blankets the city of Chinandega, Nicaragua

Nicaraguan San Cristobal volcano erupted at 19:26 UTC on March 9, 2021, blanketing the city of Chinandega and surrounding communities in ash. Heavy ash emission lasted approximately 30 minutes, accompanied by deep rumbling. AFP reported cars had to switch on…

March 10, 2021

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Birth of new cinder dome at Klyuchevskoy volcano, Russia

A moderate flank eruption and a gas-steam activity continue at Klyuchevskoy volcano, Kamchatka, Russia. In addition, a new cinder cone started growing around February 25 with a small lava flow pouring out of it observed on March 2. Satellite data still show a large…

March 09, 2021

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Increased effusive activity and strong lava emission at Pacaya volcano, Guatemala

Effusive activity at the Guatemalan Pacaya volcano increased on March 8, 2021, accompanied by strong lava emission and lava flows approximately 1.3 km (0.8 miles) in length. Authorities warned there is an increased probability of new lava flows generated on other…

March 09, 2021

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Taal volcano alert status raised to Alert Level 2 (increasing unrest), Philippines

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) has raised the alert status of Taal volcano from Alert Level 1 (low level of unrest) to Alert Level 2 (increasing unrest) on March 9, 2021. Since February 13, 2021, the volcano has been exhibiting…

March 09, 2021

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New seismic tremor on Reykjanes Peninsula, more than 22 000 earthquakes since February 24, Iceland

A new seismic tremor similar to the one measured on March 3 started on Reykjanes Peninsula at 00:22 UTC on March 7, 2021. Today’s tremor was much shorter than the one on March 3 — it lasted 20 minutes vs. several hours four days ago. Seismicity increased…

March 07, 2021

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Ash rises up to 10.7 km (35 000 feet) a.s.l. after 10th paroxysm at Etna volcano, Italy

A rapid increase in the amplitude of volcanic tremor at Etna volcano started at 01:30 UTC on March 7, 2021, leading up to an increase in Strombolian activity at the SE crater around 03:30 UTC and 10th paroxysm since February 16. The Aviation Color Code was raised to…

March 07, 2021

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Large eruption at Sangay volcano, ash to 12.2 km (40 000 feet) a.s.l., Ecuador

A large eruption started at Sangay volcano, Ecuador at around 04:00 UTC on March 6, 2021, producing a volcanic ash column up to 12.2 km (40 000 feet) above sea level, according to the Washington VAAC. Strong ashfall was reported in Chimborazzo: Pallatanga, Chunichi,…

March 07, 2021

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Veniaminof volcano alert level raised after sensors detect small explosion, Alaska

The Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) has raised the Volcano Alert Level to Watch and the Aviation Color Code to Orange for Veniaminof volcano at 18:04 UTC on March 4, 2021. The last time this volcano erupted was in 2018 (VEI 1). According to Volcano Observatory…

March 04, 2021

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Another eruption at Etna volcano, heavy ash up to 12 km (39 370 feet) a.s.l., Italy

Etna’s 9th paroxysmal eruptive episode since February 16 started at 02:20 UTC on March 4, 2021, followed by several hours of strong strombolian activity and renewed fountaining at 07:50 UTC. Lava fountains reached about 500 m (1 640 feet) above the edge of the…

March 04, 2021

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Pinatubo volcano Alert Level raised after 1 722 earthquakes since January 20, Philippines

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) has raised the Alert Level for Pinatubo volcano from 0 (Silent) to 1 (Partial Disturbance) at 23:00 UTC on March 3, 2021. Since January 20, 2021, 1 722 weak earthquakes were detected under the…

March 04, 2021

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: February 24 – March 2, 2021

New activity/unrest was reported for 6 volcanoes from February 24 to March 2, 2021. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 16 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Etna, Sicily (Italy) | Klyuchevskoy, Central Kamchatka (Russia) | Krysuvik, Iceland |…

March 03, 2021

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Increased eruptive activity at Pacaya volcano, heavy ashfall reported, Guatemala

Strong strombolian activity is taking place at Guatemalan Pacaya volcano on March 3, 2021, with incandescent material ejected up to 500 m (1 640 feet) above the Mackenney crater, strong ash emissions and two new lava flows. The southwest flank now has three active…

March 03, 2021

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Sudden increase in seismic tremor southwest of Keilir at Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland

A sudden increase in seismic tremor was detected throughout most of Iceland’s national seismic network at 14:20 UTC on March 3, 2021. Similar bursts of tremor have been observed ahead of previous volcanic eruptions in Iceland. As of 19:00 UTC, the tremor…

March 03, 2021

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15 000 earthquakes hit the Reykjanes Peninsula since February 24, Iceland

The Icelandic Met Office (IMO) has detected around 15 000 earthquakes in Reykjanes Peninsula since an intense earthquake swarm started on February 24, 2021. By March 1, the number rose to over 10 000 and by March 3 it’s already around 15 000, with quite a few…

March 03, 2021

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8th paroxysm starts at Etna volcano with very strong ash emission, Italy

The 8th paroxysmal eruptive episode since February 16 has started at Etna volcano around 13:00 UTC on March 2, 2021. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red at 12:39 UTC. In VONA released at 13:17 UTC, Etna Volcano Observatory reported very strong ash emission…

March 02, 2021

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Major eruption at Sinabung volcano produces large pyroclastic flows with ash up to 12.2 km (40 000 feet) a.s.l.

A major eruption started at the Indonesian Sinabung volcano at 23:42 UTC on March 1, 2021, ejecting ash up to 12.2 km (40 000 feet) above sea level. This is its first major eruption since August 2020. The eruption produced pyroclastic flows up to 5 km (3.1 miles)…

March 02, 2021

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7th spectacular paroxysm at Etna volcano produces heavy ashfall, Italy

A sudden increase in volcanic tremor detected at Etna’s Southeast Crater at 07:44 UTC on Sunday morning, February 28, 2021, quickly led to another spectacular paroxysm — the 7th since February 16. This paroxysmal episode was characterized by a remarkable…

March 01, 2021

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Increased seismic activity at Taal volcano, Philippines

In 24 hours to 00:00 UTC on February 26, the Taal Volcano Network recorded 113 volcanic tremor episodes with durations between 1 and 34 minutes, PHIVOLCS said in its latest bulletin for the volcano. The Alert Level remains at 1 (Abnormal) — sudden steam-driven or…

February 26, 2021

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Aviation Color Code for Krysuvik volcano raised to Yellow, Iceland

The Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO) has raised the Aviation Color Code for Krysuvik volcano to Yellow on February 24, 2021, due to increased seismicity near the volcano. The last eruption at this volcano took place in the year 1340. Intense seismic activity…

February 26, 2021

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: February 17 – 23, 2021

New activity/unrest was reported for 7 volcanoes from February 17 to 23, 2021. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 14 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Etna, Sicily (Italy) | Klyuchevskoy, Central Kamchatka (Russia) | Krysuvik, Iceland | Laguna…

February 26, 2021

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6th impressive paroxysm at Etna volcano, Italy

This is the 6th paroxysmal eruptive episode at Etna volcano, Italy since February 16, 2021. After 5 impressive paroxysms, the activity at the volcano intensified again at 19:00 UTC on February 24 and evolved into another spectacular event. Video courtesy Gio Giusa…

February 25, 2021

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Flank eruption at Klyuchevskoy volcano, lahar forms along the Krutenkaya River, Russia

A flank eruption began to form on the northwestern slope of the Klyuchevskoy volcano, Kamchatka, Russia late February 17, 2021, presenting a real danger of mudflows for the Kyuchi village. Bright incandescence was observed at video-data by IVS FEB RAS from 15:23 UTC…

February 24, 2021

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Laguna del Maule Volcanic Complex, technical alert raised to Yellow, Chile

SERNAGEOMIN has raised the technical alert for Laguna del Maule Volcanic Complex from Green to Yellow on February 22, 2021, after an increased number of earthquakes detected over the past two weeks. The Southern Andes Volcanological Observatory (OVDAS) detected 533…

February 23, 2021

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Powerful eruption at Etna volcano, Italy

Volcanic activity at Mount Etna, Italy intensified again at 21:10 UTC on February 22, 2021, and evolved into the 5th paroxysm since February 16 — truly spectacular and most powerful in recent years. The activity started gradually increasing at around 20:47 UTC,…

February 23, 2021

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‘Incredibly powerful’ paroxysm at Etna, lava fountains exceeding 1 000 m (3 300 feet) in height

The fourth paroxysmal eruptive episode in just 4 days started at Etna’s Southeast Crater on the evening of February 20, 2021, and continued into February 21. This was the strongest of the four episodes since February 16. The average magnitude of the volcanic…

February 21, 2021

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Third paroxysm with very strong ash emission to 10 km (33 000 feet) a.s.l. at Etna volcano, Italy

The third paroxysm in just several days started at Etna volcano early Friday morning (UTC), February 19, 2021. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red at 08:53 UTC. Lava fountaining was observed at summit craters with very strong ash emission and ashfall in…

February 19, 2021

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Series of short-lived steam explosions at White Island following increase in volcanic tremor levels, New Zealand

A series of short-lived, low-energy steam explosions occurred on February 18, 2021, at New Zealand’s White Island volcano, starting at around 13:20 UTC (02:20 LT, February 18). The explosions took place after a small increase in volcanic tremor levels and lasted…

February 19, 2021

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: February 10 – 16, 2021

New activity/unrest was reported for 4 volcanoes from February 10 to 16, 2021. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 19 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Etna, Sicily (Italy) | Merapi, Central Java (Indonesia) | Raung, Eastern Java (Indonesia) |…

February 18, 2021

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Spectacular eruption at Etna volcano, Italy

Another significant eruption started at Etna’s Southeast crater just before 22:30 UTC on February 17, 2021, just 32 hours after the spectacular eruptive episode on February 16. A new paroxysm took place in the early hours of February 18, INGV reports. Like most…

February 18, 2021

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Intense explosive activity at Etna volcano, Aviation Color Code raised to Red, Italy

Explosive activity intensified at Etna’s Southeast Crater (SEC) on Monday, February 15, 2021, and continued into Tuesday. The activity further intensified at 16:10 UTC on February 16 with lava fountaining and strong ash emissions reaching a height of about 10 km…

February 16, 2021

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Forced evacuation of communities near Taal volcano, Philippines

Philippine disaster response officials have ordered the evacuation of residents living near Taal volcano on February 16, 2021, after continued increased activity at the volcano. Taal erupted in January 2020 for the first time in decades, ejecting volcanic ash up to…

February 16, 2021

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Increased seismic activity and Main Crater Lake changes at Taal volcano, Philippines

A series of 50 relatively weak tremor episodes were recorded at Taal volcano, Philippines from 05:00 to 15:00 LT on Monday, February 15, 2021 (21:00 UTC on February 14 to 07:00 UTC on February 17). There is an increased possibility of sudden steam-driven or phreatic…

February 15, 2021

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Increased activity at Kanlaon volcano, Philippines

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) is advising people living near the Kanlaon volcano in Negros Island to be vigilant due to the increased volcanic activity at the volcano. In an advisory issued Saturday night, February 13, 2021 (LT),…

February 14, 2021

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Elevated activity at Raung volcano, Indonesia

Eruption at Raung volcano continues at elevated levels, with several strong explosions ejecting ash up to 5.5 km (18 000 feet) above sea level over the past 3 days. Raung Volcano Observatory said non-harmonic tremors are present at the volcano since January 20, when…

February 12, 2021

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: February 3 – 9, 2021

New activity/unrest was reported for 5 volcanoes from February 3 to 9, 2021. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 15 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Etna, Sicily (Italy) | Merapi, Central Java (Indonesia) | Raung, Eastern Java (Indonesia) |…

February 11, 2021

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Increased explosive activity at Pacaya volcano, Alert Level raised to Yellow, Guatemala

Volcanic activity at the Guatemalan Pacaya volcano has increased over the past few days, prompting authorities to raise the Alert Level to Yellow. INSIVUMEH reported a significant increase in Strombolian activity with constant moderate and occasional strong…

February 10, 2021

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Large lahar at Semeru volcano, Indonesia

A large lahar flow formed on the slopes of Mount Semeru volcano in East Java, Indonesia during heavy rains on February 8, 2021. The flow took place at around 08:39 UTC (15:39 WIB), sweeping away a car. Fortunately, the driver managed to get out of the vehicle and…

February 09, 2021

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Aviation Color Code for Semisopochnoi volcano raised to Orange, Alaska

A high-resolution satellite image acquired on February 7, 2021, shows a second small ash deposit extending at least 3 km (1.8 miles) to the northeast from North Cerberus Crater on Semisopochnoi Island, similar to the first observed on February 6. Clouds obscured…

February 09, 2021

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Renewed unrest at Semisopochnoi, alerts raised, Alaska

High-resolution satellite imagery acquired on February 6, 2021, showed a small ash deposit extending less than 3 km (1.8 miles) to the north from North Cerebus Crater on Semisopochnoi Island, Alaska, U.S. Steam emissions obscured views into the crater, the Alaska…

February 07, 2021

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Strombolian activity at Etna volcano, Italy

Analysis of the images of the INGV-OE surveillance cameras and the observations made by INGV staff during a survey carried out at Etna’s summit area on February 5, shows that Strombolian activity continues in the Southeast Crater with varying frequency and…

February 06, 2021

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Sulfur dioxide emissions detected at Soufriere volcano, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Multi-Gas measurements conducted at La Soufriere volcano on February 1, 2021, confirmed the presence of sulfur dioxide (SO2) for the first time. Filter packs used to measure hydrogen chloride (HCl), Hydrogen fluoride (HF), Sulfur dioxide (SO2) and Hydrogen Sulfide…

February 04, 2021

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Declining vent temperatures at White Island volcano, New Zealand

Remote monitoring of the vent area at White Island volcano, New Zealand over the past 12 months revealed that the temperatures of gas emissions have declined from over 700 °C (1 290 °F) to 300 °C (570 °F). Current activity is characterized by steam…

February 04, 2021

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: January 27 – February 2, 2021

New activity/unrest was reported for 6 volcanoes from January 27 to February 2, 2021. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 13 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Karangetang, Siau Island (Indonesia) | Merapi, Central Java (Indonesia) | Raung,…

February 03, 2021

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Small earthquakes near Pinatubo, the volcano remains in a quiescent condition, Philippines

A total of 860 imperceptible earthquakes have been detected by the Pinatubo Volcano Network and the Philippine Seismic Network from January 20 to 27, 2021. The Alert Level remains at 0. The last eruption of this volcano took place in 1993 (VEI 1). The volcano has a…

January 29, 2021

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Eruption at La Soufriere remains effusive, lava dome continues growing, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

The eruption at La Soufriere volcano remains effusive, however, that could change given the historical activity at the volcano, UWI-SRC director Dr. Erouscilla Joseph said. At the moment, the eruption is localized close to the crater itself, but the volcano does…

January 28, 2021

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: January 20 – 26, 2021

New activity/unrest was reported for 5 volcanoes from January 20 to 26, 2021. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 18 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Merapi, Central Java (Indonesia) | Raung, Eastern Java (Indonesia) | Sarychev Peak, Matua…

January 28, 2021

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Flames observed at Kilauea volcano, lava erupting from vents on NW side of Halemaʻumaʻu crater, Hawaii

Eruptive activity is ongoing at Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano, with lava erupting from a vent on the northwest side of the crater. As of January 25, 2021, the lake was around 205 m (673 feet) deep, while SO2 emission rates remain elevated. The volcano is currently on…

January 27, 2021

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Significant eruption at Merapi volcano, ash to 12.2 km (40 000 feet) a.s.l., Indonesia

A significant eruption took place at the Indonesian Merapi volcano at 06:40 UTC on January 27, 2021. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red. Due to the meteorological cloud, ash estimate to 12.2 km (40 000 feet) above sea level was based on the IR temperature….

January 27, 2021

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Heavy ashfall in Kozyrevsk after strong paroxysmal event at Klyuchevskoy volcano, Russia

A strong paroxysmal event took place at Klyuchevskoy volcano on January 18, 2021. Explosions sent ash up to 7.5 km (24 600 feet) a.s.l., with eruptive cloud drifting 500 km (310 miles) W of the volcano. According to Yury Demianchuk from Russia’s volcanological…

January 22, 2021

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Earthquake swarm in the vicinity of El Chichon volcano, Mexico

Mexico’s National Seismological Service (SSN) has registered a total of 22 earthquakes within 35 km (22 miles) of El Chichon (El Chichonal) volcano from December 24, 2020, to January 19, 2021. The last eruption of this volcano took place in 1982 (VEI 5). More…

January 22, 2021

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Slight rise in abnormal behavior at Mayon volcano, Philippines

Mayon volcano in Albay, Philippines exhibited a slight increase in abnormal behavior over the past 48 hours, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) Lignon Hill Observatory reported on Thursday, January 21, 2021. The volcano’s…

January 21, 2021

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Increased activity at Raung volcano, Alert Level raised to 2 – Aviation Color Code to Orange, Indonesia

Indonesian Raung volcano started erupting at 22:18 UTC on January 20, 2020, prompting authorities to raise the Alert Level to 2 and the Aviation Color Code to Orange. At 00:30 UTC on January 21, ash was rising about 3.7 km (12 000 feet) above sea level and drifting…

January 21, 2021

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: January 13 – 19, 2021

New/activity unrest was reported for 7 volcanoes from January 13 to 19, 2021. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 15 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Kilauea, Hawaiian Islands (USA) | Langila, New Britain (Papua New Guinea) | Merapi, Central…

January 21, 2021

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New paroxysmal eruptive episode at Etna’s Southeast Crater, Italy

After four weeks of moderate activity at its summit craters, Etna has unleashed a new paroxysmal eruptive episode from its Southeast Crater on the evening of January 18, 2021. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red at 20:21 UTC and lowered back to Orange at 05:46…

January 19, 2021

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Massive pyroclastic flow at Semeru volcano, Indonesia

A massive pyroclastic flow was generated at the Indonesian Semeru volcano at 10:24 UTC (17:24 WIB) on January 16, 2021. According to the Center for Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation (PVMBG), the flow slid approximately 4.5 km (2.8 miles) down the…

January 17, 2021

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Shikhzekhirli mud volcano erupts in Azerbaijan

Shikhzekhirli mud volcano in Azerbaijan’s Gobustan erupted on January 15, 2021, covering 2.5 ha (6.2 acres) of land with solid waste. Shikhzekhirli is one of the most active mud volcanoes in the world. This is its 25th paroxysm since 1810. The volcano erupted in…

January 16, 2021

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Lava dome continues to grow at Soufriere volcano, St. Vincent and The Grenadines

The lava dome at Soufriere volcano continues to grow laterally towards the east and west. The volcano continues to exude magma on the surface and steam can still be observed from the Belmont Observatory. The alert level remains at Orange. The University of the West…

January 15, 2021

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: January 6 – 12, 2021

New activity/unrest was reported for 7 volcanoes from January 6 – 12, 2021. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 12 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Kilauea, Hawaiian Islands (USA) | Langila, New Britain (Papua New Guinea) | Merapi, Central Java…

January 13, 2021

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Soufriere volcano continues to exude magma, steam observed, St. Vincent and The Grenadines

The UWI-SRC Team conducted a successful helicopter reconnaissance of the La Soufriere Volcano on January 6, 2021. The volcano continues to exude magma and the Alert level remains at Orange since December 28, 2020. The volcano continues to exude magma on the surface,…

January 08, 2021

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: December 30, 2020 – January 5, 2021

New activity/unrest was reported for 4 volcanoes from December 30, 2020 to January 5, 2021. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 15 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Kilauea, Hawaiian Islands (USA) | Merapi, Central Java (Indonesia) | Soufriere…

January 07, 2021

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More than 500 evacuated after new eruption at Merapi volcano, Indonesia

More than 500 people living on the fertile slopes of Merapi volcano in Indonesia were forced to evacuate on January 7, 2021, after a brief eruption at 01:02 UTC produced a pyroclastic flow with ash rising up to 3 km (10 000 feet) above sea level. The pyroclastic…

January 07, 2021

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Eruption continues at Kilauea with lava erupting from vents on the NW side of the crater, Hawaii

Lava activity at Hawai’ian Kilauea volcano is confined to Halemaʻumaʻu with lava erupting from vents on the northwest side of the crater, the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) reported at 19:11 UTC on January 5, 2021. Early January 5 (UTC), the lava lake was…

January 06, 2021

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Eruptions at Mount Sinabung, Alert Level remains at 3 of 4, Indonesia

A series of eruptions took place at the Indonesian Sinabung volcano over the past couple of days, with ash rising up to 3.6 km (12 000 feet) a.s.l. Unfortunately, frequent meteorological clouds are preventing clear observations. Three eruptions, each lasting several…

January 05, 2021

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Abundant dark and dense ash emission at Etna volcano, Aviation Color Code raised to Red, Italy

Volcanic activity at Etna volcano in Italy gradually intensified at around 08:00 UTC on January 4, 2021, forcing authorities to raise the Aviation Color Code to Red. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red at 08:42 UTC and lowered back to Orange at 11:26 when…

January 04, 2021

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No evacuation orders issued for residents living near Soufriere volcano, St. Vincent and The Grenadines

On Sunday, January 3, 2021, the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) advised all citizens and residents of St. Vincent and The Grenadines that no evacuation order has been issued to any section of the population. False information about evacuation…

January 04, 2021