Volcanoes

Costa Rica's Rincón de la Vieja shows signs of increased activity

Costa Rica's Rincon de la Vieja volcano is showing signs of increased activity since September 17, 2014. Phreatic explosions have regularly occurred from the main crater which contains an acid lake. An aerial survey on Friday showed no fresh deposits, which suggests

September 22, 2014

Kilauea lava flow advances toward populated areas, Hawaii

Hawaii issued a state of emergency for its Kilauea Volcano on September 4, 2014. As the lava flow that started during the June 27th eruption continues to advance toward populated areas residents are urged to finalize their evacuation plans.Potentially-lethal concentrati

September 19, 2014

Active volcanoes in the world: September 10 - 16, 2014

New activity/unrest was observed at 8 volcanoes from September 10 - 16, 2014. Ongoing activity was observed at 17 volcanoes.New activity/unrest: Askja, Iceland | Asosan, Kyushu (Japan) | Bardarbunga, Iceland | Kuchinoerabujima, Ryukyu Islands (Japan) | Kusatsu-Shira

September 18, 2014

The rumbling beauty, Mayon Volcano of Philippines sent thousands fleeing

As the lava started to drip down the slopes of Mayon Volcano and PHIVOLCS raised the alert level to three (3) out of five (5), 10 000 people were ordered to evacuate on September 16, 2014. No exemption nor extension of time were given to stubborn and defiant residents l

September 17, 2014

Mayon volcano, Philippines: eruption warning issued

After a series of small earthquakes and rockfalls observed on September 15 at the Mayon volcano scientists warned a new eruption could happen within few weeks. Magma is now observable in the crater and authorities said evacuations will be ordered.According to PHIVOLCS r

September 16, 2014

Increased SO2 emissions from Holuhraun eruption site can pose health risk and affect global climate change

Earth has split open between the Bardarbunga and Askja volcanoes in Iceland and spewed lava and hot gas. According to the University of Iceland, as of September 9, 2014, the new lava flow was 16 kilometers (10 miles) long and covered about 20 square kilometers (8

September 12, 2014

Active volcanoes in the world: September 3 - 9, 2014

New activity/unrest was observed at 8 volcanoes from September 3 - 9, 2014. Ongoing activity was observed at 15 volcanoes.New activity/unrest: Asosan, Kyushu (Japan) | Bardarbunga, Iceland | Barren Island, Andaman Islands (India) | Kilauea, Hawaiian Islands (USA) |

September 11, 2014

Zhupanovsky erupts, sends ash plume up to 11.6 km a.s.l. - Kamchatka

The Zhupanovsky volcano in Kamchatka (Russia) erupted several times today and sent ash plume to an altitude of about 11.6 km above sea level. According to Tokyo VAAC, ash plume drifted southeast. Travel firms have been advised not conduct guided tour

September 07, 2014

Bardarbunga eruption intensifies - two new effusive fissures opened up, Iceland

Two new effusive fissures have opened up in the Holuhraun eruption (Bardarbunga volcano), about 2 kilometres north of the Dyngjujokull outlet glacier.  Lava is streaming out of the new fissures, but they are smaller than the one that started erupting last Sunday.&n

September 05, 2014

Active volcanoes in the world: August 27 - September 2, 2014

New activity/unrest was observed at 4 volcanoes from August 27 - September 2, 2014. Ongoing activity was observed at 19 volcanoes.New activity/unrest: Asosan, Kyushu (Japan)  | Bardarbunga, Iceland  | Rabaul, New Britian (Papua New Gui

September 04, 2014

Infrared views of Bardarbunga volcano eruption, Iceland

Satellite imagery of Bardarbunga eruption has been scarce because of persistent cloud cover and a relatively small number of spacecraft that collect images at high latitudes but in the past few days NASA satellites have finally been able to observe the event from orbit.

September 04, 2014

Bardarbunga volcano - the lava eruption on Holuhraun continues, Iceland

The fissure eruption of Bardarbunga volcano is continuing at a stable level, according to IMO report published at 06:50 UTC today. No explosive activity is observed, the eruption remains an effusive lava eruption. Visual observation by webcam and low level volcanic trem

September 01, 2014

Yellowstone volcano super hoax

The Yellowstone Supervolcano may erupt without warning. An eruption of the massive calderas would effect Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming, even potentially having worldwide effects. That being said, there is absolutely no evidence supporting its impending eruption.  Rec

September 01, 2014

Bardarbunga volcano aviation color code raised back to Red, Iceland

Another fissure eruption has started in Holuhraun, an ice-free area north of the Bárðarbunga volcano, on Sunday, August 31, 2014, at around 05:05 UTC. This is the same place as Friday's eruption but today's eruption is far more powerful

August 31, 2014

Major eruption in progress at Tavurvur volcano - Rabaul caldera, Papua New Guinea

A major eruption is in progress at Tavurvur volcano, Rabaul caldera, in Papua New Guinea. The eruption started around 17:00 UTC on August 28, 2014 (03:00 local time on August 29). Darwin VAAC reported ash plume rising up to impressive

August 29, 2014

Bardarbunga volcano erupts - lava flows observed at surface, Iceland

After nearly two weeks of seismic unrest lava flows from Bárðarbunga volcano were finally observed on the surface. The eruption started at around 00:02 UTC today on an old volcanic fissure on the Holuhraun lava field, between Bár&et

August 29, 2014

Active volcanoes in the world: August 20 - August 26, 2014

New activity/unrest was observed at 1 volcano from August 20 - August 26, 2014. Ongoing activity was observed at 20 volcanoes.New activity/unrest: Bardarbunga, IcelandOngoing activity: Aira, Kyushu (Japan)  | Bagana, Bougainville (Papu

August 28, 2014

Bardarbunga volcano eruption begins, aviation color code raised to red, Iceland

According to Icelandic Met Office, a small lava-eruption has been detected under the Dyngjujökull glacier today, August 23, 2014. The aviation color code has been raised to "red".  It could be 0 - 20 hours before lava reaches the surfa

August 23, 2014

Sudden, powerful explosion at Ubinas volcano, Peru

A powerful and sudden explosion occurred at Ubinas volcano, Peru, on August 21, 2014. This latest strong eruption started at 20:36 UTC (15:36 local time). The explosion ejected blocks up to 2 km away from the volcano.The eruption was likely a vulcanian-type

August 22, 2014

Active volcanoes in the world: August 13 - August 19, 2014

New activity/unrest was observed at 2 volcanoes from August 13 - August 19, 2014. Ongoing activity was reported for 18 volcanoes.New activity/unrest: Bardarbunga, Iceland, Mayon, Luzon (Philippines)Ongoing activity: Aira, Kyushu (Japan

August 21, 2014

Bardarbunga volcano - intense earthquake swarm continues, Iceland

Since the onset of intense earthquake swarm at Bárðarbunga volcano, Iceland, on Saturday, August 16 at 03:00 UTC, and by late Monday, August 18, around 2 600 earthquakes have been detected with the earthquake monitoring network of the Icelandic Mete

August 20, 2014

Prof. Maeno warns Nishino-shima collapse may generate a tsunami

According to media reports, Fukashi Maeno, assistant professor of the Earthquake Research Institute at the University of Tokyo, warned that if lava continues to mount on growing volcanic island Nishino-shima, Japan's Ogasawara archipelago, parts of th

August 19, 2014

Intense earthquake swarm started at Bardarbunga volcano, Iceland

Icelandic Met Office (IMO) is reporting a sharp increase in seismic activity close to subglacial stratovolcano Bárðarbunga in NW Vatnajökull ice cap​. A seismic swarm has been ongoing since 03:00 UTC on August 16, 2014, and near continuous ea

August 18, 2014

Increased volcanic activity observed at Bagana, New Guinea

A significant ash plume reaching 7.6 km (25 000 feet) has been observed on satellite imagery taken above Bagana volcano on August 12, 2014. Darwin VAAC reported ash drifting 167 km southwest and raised Aviation Color Code to Red. It was lowered

August 15, 2014

Active volcanoes in the world: August 6 - August 12, 2014

New activity/unrest was observed at 10 volcanoes from August 6 - August 12, 2014. Ongoing activity was reported for 16 volcanoes.New activity/unrest: Ambang, Sulawesi (Indonesia)  | Bagana, Bougainville (Papua New Guinea)  | 

August 13, 2014

Major lava flow started at Stromboli volcano, Italy

A major lava flow started today, August 7, 2014, at Stromboli volcano, Italy. A new vent opened at 05:16 UTC at the NE base of Sciara del Fuoco scarp, lava quickly covered the entire plateau and descended.INGV Catania reports that in a short time lava flo

August 07, 2014

Active volcanoes in the world: July 30 - August 5, 2014

New activity/unrest was observed at 4 volcanoes from July 30 - August 5, 2014. Ongoing activity was reported for 1o volcanoes.New activity/unrest: Kuchinoerabujima, Ryukyu Islands (Japan)  | Kusatsu-Shiranesan, Honshu (Japan)  |&n

August 06, 2014

Kuchinoerabujima volcano erupts after 34 years, Ryukyu Islands, Japan

Japan's Kuchinoerabujima volcano, which last erupted in 1980, had a new eruption on August 3, 2014, at 03:24 UTC (12:24 local time). Japanese volcanologists raised the alert level to 3 and closed access to the summit area. The eruption lasted about 10 minu

August 04, 2014

Active volcanoes in the world: July 23 - 29, 2014

Ongoing activity was observed at 15 volcanoes from July 23 - 29, 2014. Ongoing activity: Aira, Kyushu (Japan)  | Bezymianny, Central Kamchatka (Russia)  | Fuego, Guatemala  | Karymsky, Eastern Kamchatka (Russia) &nb

July 31, 2014

New vent opens up at Etna volcano, Italy

A new vent opened yesterday morning at 09:14 UTC at Etna volcano, Italy. The new vent is located about 150 - 200 metres north of the two previous vents at the eastern base of the NE crater.Its activity is characterized by small strombolian explosions while a lava f

July 26, 2014

Active volcanoes in the world: July 16 - 22, 2014

Ongoing activity was observed at 17 volcanoes from July 16 - 22, 2014. Ongoing activity: Aira, Kyushu (Japan)  | Bezymianny, Central Kamchatka (Russia)  | Dukono, Halmahera (Indonesia)  | Fuego, Guatemala  | Karymsky, Eastern Kamc

July 24, 2014

High probability of new eruptive activity at Chaparrastique volcano, El Salvador

In yesterday's special report El Salvador's Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MARN) said that the seismic vibration at Chaparrastique volcano (San Miguel) remains at very high levels, 20 times above the n

July 23, 2014

Active volcanoes in the world: July 9 - 15, 2014

New activity/unrest was observed at 3 volcanoes from July 9 - 15, 2014. Ongoing activity was reported for 23 volcanoes.New activity/unrest: Ambang, Sulawesi (Indonesia)  | Bulusan, Luzon (Philippines)  | Copahue, Central Chile-Argentina borderOngoing acti

July 17, 2014

Increased seismic activity at San Miguel volcano, El Salvador

Ash emissions, small explosions and increasing tremor were recorded at San Miguel (Chaparrastique) volcano in El Salvador during July 13/14, 2014. National Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MARN) reported that the seismic vibration of

July 15, 2014

New lava flows observed on the Sciara del Fuoco, Stromboli volcano - Italy

Two new lava overflows occurred from the NE vent of Stromboli volcano - Aeolian Islands, Italy, last evening and this morning, July 10, 2014.Similar as during the previous episodes, the flows were the result of surges in magma supply, quickly descended the upper pa

July 10, 2014