Volcanoes

Active volcanoes in the world: July 13 - 19, 2016

Ongoing activity/unrest was observed at 3 volcanoes between July 13 and 19, 2016. Ongoing activity was reported for 17 volcanoes during the same period. New activity/unrest: Kilauea, Hawaiian Islands (USA) | Manam, Papua New Guinea | Pacaya, Guatemala. Ongoing...

July 21, 2016

Mount Gamalama producing frequent heightened amplitude tremors, Indonesia

Over the last couple of days, Mount Gamalama in Ternate, North Maluku Indonesian province, has been showing signs of increased volcanic activity, including frequent tremors of heightened amplitude. According to Darno Lamane, the Head of Mount Gamalama Observation...

July 20, 2016

Active volcanoes in the world: July 6 - 12, 2016

New volcanic activity was observed at 4 volcanoes between July 6 and 12, 2016. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 13 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Bulusan, Luzon (Philippines) | Copahue, Central Chile-Argentina border | Kilauea, Hawaiian...

July 15, 2016

Study finds Alban Hills volcano near Rome is starting a new eruptive cycle, Italy

The Alban Hills (Colli Albani/Monte Albano), a 15-km (9-mile) semicircle of hills outside Rome, Italy was previously considered an extinct volcano. However, a new study finds the volcano operates on a 31 000-year cycle of eruption and dormancy and is now starting a...

July 13, 2016

Mount Sinabung covers capital of Indonesia’s North Sumatra province in ash

Indonesia's Mount Sinabung erupted on Sunday, July 3, 2016, covering Medan, the capital of North Sumatra province, in ash. At least three eruptions were recorded on Sunday, with ash rising up to 1.5 km (4 900 feet). Lava flows were observed 1 km (0.62 miles)...

July 04, 2016

Active volcanoes in the world: June 22 - 28, 2016

New activity/unrest was observed at 5 volcanoes between June 22 and 28, 2016. During the same period, ongoing activity was observed at 15 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Bulusan, Luzon (Philippines) | Kanlaon, Philippines | Pacaya, Guatemala | Santa Maria, Guatemala...

June 30, 2016

Volcanic tremor amplitude rising, Mount Etna

Over the past couple of days, the seismic activity under Italy's Mount Etna is rising. There is no visible activity at the summit, however, the current situation suggests we might see it in the near future. After May 2016 eruptions, things have been calm at...

June 28, 2016

New eruptions at Costa Rica's Turrialba and Guatemala's Fuego

A new eruption of Costa Rica's Turrialba volcano took place at 03:37 UTC on June 25 (22:15 on June 24, local time). Dense fog is preventing estimation of volcanic cloud height. At the same time, volcanic ash produced by the fresh eruption of Guatemala's...

June 25, 2016

Increased activity observed at Calbuco volcano, alert level raised to Yellow, Chile

During the last three days, there has been an increase in seismic activity at Chile's Calbuco volcano. A total of 161 volcano-tectonic (VT) earthquakes was recorded at distances between 1 to 4 km (0.62 to 2.5 miles) NW of the crater and between 8 and 10 km (5...

June 23, 2016

Strongest seismic unrest under the Cayambe volcano since 1995, Ecuador

Ecuador's Instituto Geofisico (IG) reports a sharp increase in seismicity under the Cayambe volcano this month. It became more evident in the middle of June, but at the moment, the seismicity tends to decrease. The last known eruption of this volcano in 1786....

June 23, 2016

Increased activity at San Miguel (Chaparrastique) volcano, El Salvador

El Salvador's San Miguel volcano is currently experiencing increased seismic unrest and strong degassing. The last major eruption of this volcano took place on December 29, 2013. Seismicity under the volcano sharply increased on June 13, 2016, and was followed...

June 21, 2016

Kanlaon erupts sending a plume of steam up to 5.3 km a.s.l., Philippines

A series of steam and ash eruptions occurred at the active crater of Kanlaon volcano in the central Philippines starting at 01:19 UTC on June 18, 2016. Based on visual observations, the eruption lasted for around 27 minutes. The first event was a steam and ash...

June 18, 2016

Strong eruption of Santa Maria's Santiaguito sends ash to 5 km a.s.l., Guatemala

A strong explosion occurred at Santa Maria's Santiaguito lava-dome complex, Guatemala at 15:15 UTC on June 17, 2016. INSIVUMEH reported the eruption sent volcanic ash 5 km (16 500 feet) above sea level. The ash is drifting west. Pyroclastic flows descended the...

June 17, 2016

New spike in volcanic activity at Turrialba, Costa Rica

A new spike in the activity of Costa Rica's Turrialba volcano, located some 50 km (31 miles) east of capital San José, was recorded on June 16, 2016. Strong tremors, caused by the passage of fluids (gas, water or magma) through the interior of the...

June 17, 2016

Active volcanoes in the world: June 8 - 14, 2016

Between June 8 and 14, 2016, new activity was observed at 4 volcanoes. Ongoing activity was observed at 14 volcanoes during the same period. New activity/unrest: Bulusan, Luzon (Philippines) | Kerinci, Indonesia | Santa Maria, Guatemala | Turrialba, Costa Rica....

June 16, 2016

New lava flow at Kilauea volcano remains active, advances southeast

After a sudden lava surge on May 24, 2016, a new lava flow was formed at Hawaiian Kilauea volcano. The flow remains active, as of June 16, but currently poses no threat to nearby communities. As of June 10, the so-called 'June 27th' lava flow northeast of...

June 15, 2016

Klyuchevskoy erupts sending ash up to 6 km, Russia

Russia's Klyuchevskoy volcano erupted late June 13, 2016, sending a column of smoke and ash high into the sky. At 22:09 UTC, a plume of ash reached an altitude of 5 - 6 km (16 400 - 19 680 feet) above sea level. At of 21:29 UTC, ash plume extended 47 km (29...

June 14, 2016