Volcanoes

Active volcanoes in the world: August 19 - 25, 2015

New activity/unrest was observed at 5 volcanoes from August 19 - 25, 2015. During the same period, ongoing activity was observed at 17 volcanoes. ​New activity/unrest: Aira, Kyushu (Japan) | Cleveland, Chuginadak Island (USA) | Cotopaxi, Ecuador | Nevado del Ruiz,

August 27, 2015

Active volcanoes in the world: August 12 - 18, 2015

New activity/unrest was observed at 4 volcanoes from August 12 - 18, 2015. During the same period, ongoing activity was observed at 10 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Aira, Kyushu (Japan) | Cleveland, Chuginadak Island (USA) | Cotopaxi, Ecuador | Raung, Eastern Java (In

August 20, 2015

Risk of major eruption at Sakurajima remains high, satellites measure significant inflation

The risk of a major eruption at Sakurajima volcano remains high and the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) maintains alert level 4 (second highest). Alert level of 4 warns residents nearby to prepare to evacuate, as a major eruption could be imminent.The summit of the vo

August 20, 2015

Sakurajima's alert leved raised to second highest just days after nearby nuclear plant restarts

The Japan Meteorological Agency has raised the alert level of Sakurajima volcano to 4 out of 5 (prepare to evacuate) on August 15, 2015 after detecting a strong swarm of shallow volcanic earthquakes beneath the Showa crater.The news comes just 4 days after Kyushu Electr

August 16, 2015

Cotopaxi volcano erupts for the first time since 1940, Ecuador

After an increase in seismicity since mid-April 2015, Ecuadorian volcano Cotopaxi finally erupted on August 14, 2015, for the first time since 1940. There were at least three eruptions registered on August 14, the first at 09:30, second at 15:15 UTC and third at 19:10

August 15, 2015

Active volcanoes in the world: August 5 - 11, 2015

New activity/unrest was observed at 5 volcanoes from August 5 - 11, 2015. During the same period, ongoing activity was observed at 9 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Chirinkotan, Kuril Islands (Russia) | Cleveland, Chuginadak Island (USA) | Manam, Papua New Guinea | Neva

August 13, 2015

Active volcanoes in the world: July 29 - August 4, 2015

New activity/unrest was observed at 8 volcanoes from July 29 - August 4, 2015. During the same period, ongoing activity was observed also at 8 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Cleveland, Chuginadak Island (USA) | Colima, Mexico | Gamalama, Halmahera (Indonesia) | Manam,

August 06, 2015

Third lava eruption of the year at Piton de la Fournaise, Reunion

Piton de la Fournaise volcano, Reunion started its third lava eruption of the year at 05:30 UTC on July 31, 2015. Officials warned about the imminent eruption on July 30, and evacuated the immediate area.The eruptive fissure vent is located NE from Piton Kapor and exten

August 01, 2015

Major eruption of Manam volcano, ash up to 20 km (65 000 feet) - Papua New Guinea

A major eruption occurred at Manam volcano, Papua New Guinea early on July 31, 2015. The Darwin VAAC reported volcanic ash plume reached 19.8 km (65 000 feet) at 02:00 UTC. Aviation color code is set on Red.At 06:50 UTC, Darwin VAAC reporting volcanic ash was extending

July 31, 2015

Active volcanoes in the world: July 22 - 28, 2015

New activity/unrest was observed at 4 volcanoes from July 22 - 28, 2015. During the same period, ongoing activity was observed at 17 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Chirinkotan, Kuril Islands (Russia) | Cleveland, Chuginadak Island (USA) | Kick 'em Jenny, North of

July 30, 2015

Swarm of shallow earthquakes registered under Meakandake volcano, Hokkaido - Japan

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) has raised the Volcanic Alert Level of Meakandake volcano to 2 of 5 (do not approach the volcano) on July 28, 2015. The last eruption of this volcano took place on November 28, 2008.The decision to raise the alert level was made

July 28, 2015

Pyroclastic flow on Mount Sinabung, Indonesia - July 27, 2015

Effusion of viscous lava continues at slow pace to feed the lava dome with two active lobes on the SE and E upper flanks of Indonesian Sinabung volcano.At 12:22 local time today, a small part of the eastern lobe collapsed into a medium-sized pyroclastic flow that

July 27, 2015

Kick 'em Jenny activity decreases, alert level lowered to Yellow - Eastern Caribbean

Seismic activity at underwater volcano Kick 'em Jenny near Grenada, Eastern Caribbean is decreasing, the Seismic Research Center (SRC) of the University of the West Indies reported on July 25. Increased activity at the volcano started on July 11, 2015 and was follow

July 26, 2015

Volcanic ash blankets the skies over Indonesian archipelago: Simultaneous eruption of 5 volcanoes

Five volcanoes of the Indonesian archipelago simultaneously erupted on Wednesday, July 22, 2015. The spewing ashes clouded the skies over the islands, suspending the flights on three airports in the area. Since last month, 13 000 people have been evacuated due to volcan

July 24, 2015

Kick 'em Jenny underwater volcano on Orange alert, imminent eruption possible - Eastern Caribbean

The Seismic Research Center (SRC) of the University of the West Indies has issued an Orange alert (3 of 4) for the underwater volcano Kick 'em Jenny on July 23, 2015, due to strong and continuous seismic signals recorded from 05:25 to 07:00 UTC today. Grenada, as we

July 23, 2015

Active volcanoes in the world: July 15 - 21, 2015

New activity/unrest was observed at 7 volcanoes from July 15 - 21, 2015. During the same period, ongoing activity was observed at 14 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Chirinkotan, Kuril Islands (Russia) | Cleveland, Chuginadak Island (USA) | Colima, Mexico | Gamalama,

July 23, 2015

Active volcanoes in the world: July 8 - 14, 2015

New activity/unrest was observed at 5 volcanoes from July 8 - 14, 2015. During the same period, ongoing activity was observed at 10 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Colima, Mexico | Hakoneyama, Honshu (Japan) | Raung, Eastern Java (Indonesia) | Sangeang Api, Indonesia |

July 16, 2015

Activity at Colima volcano intensifies, 12-km exclusion zone established, Mexico

Authorities have evacuated some 800 people living within a 12-km (7.4 miles) exclusion zone established around the Colima volcano due to increased volcanic activity and large amounts of ash being spewed from the crater since Thursday, July 9, 2015.Civil protection

July 12, 2015

Volcanic ash from Mount Raung continues disrupting flights, Indonesia

Indonesia's Raung volcano has been erupting continuously over the past week, and this has generated a significant ash cloud which will continue to disrupt flights around the islands of Bali and Lombok over the weekend (July 11 - 12, 2015).Based on notices from the U

July 11, 2015

Active volcanoes in the world: July 1 - 7, 2015

New activity/unrest was observed at 5 volcanoes from July 1 - 7, 2015. During the same period, ongoing activity was observed at 18 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Fuego, Guatemala | Hakoneyama, Honshu (Japan) | Raung, Eastern Java (Indonesia) | Sangeang Api, Indonesi

July 09, 2015

Strong strombolian explosion at Batu Tara, Indonesia

The following video, captured by Volcano Discovery, shows strong strombolian explosion from Batu Tara volcano, Flores Sea, Indonesia on the evening of July 2, 2015.The eruption is preceded by a gradual build-up with increasing degassing and rockfalls as a result of infl

July 07, 2015

Earthquake swarm in the Reykjanes volcanic system, Iceland

An earthquake swarm started on June 30, 2015 at 21:00 UTC in the Reykjanes volcanic system at the southwest tip of the Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland. Around 400 earthquakes have been detected by 14:00 UTC on July 1.By July 3, the frequency of earthquakes has significantl

July 03, 2015

Active volcanoes in the world: June 24 - 30, 2015

New activity/unrest was observed at 7 volcanoes from June 24 - 30, 2015. During the same period, ongoing activity was observed at 13 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Cereme, Western Java (Indonesia) | Cleveland, Chuginadak Island (USA) | Colo, Sulawesi (Indonesia) | C

July 02, 2015

Hakoneyama volcano activity rises to a new level, Japan

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) has raised the eruption warning of Hakoneyama volcano from level 2 to 3 on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 following a small scale eruption. Authorities evacuated about 40 people from nearby hot spring tourist resort and further limited acce

June 30, 2015

Alert level raised after Raung volcano erupts, Indonesia

After an increase in volcanic activity which started on June 21, Raung volcano in East Java, Indonesia erupted late Sunday, June 28, causing ash to land in villages about 10 km away from the crater.Authorities raised the alert level from 'waspada' (alert) to 

June 29, 2015

Active volcanoes in the world: June 17 - 23, 2015

New activity/unrest was observed at 4 volcanoes from June 17 - 23, 2015. During the same period, ongoing activity was observed at 13 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Bulusan, Luzon (Philippines) | Cleveland, Chuginadak Island (USA | Concepcion, Nicaragua | Sinabung, Indo

June 25, 2015

Large pyroclastic flows at Mount Sinabung on June 19, 2015

Large pyroclastic flows have again been observed at Mount Sinabung, Indonesia early June 19, 2015. There are no confirmed historical eruptions of this volcano recorded prior to explosive eruptions during August - September 2010 that produced ash plumes to 5 km above

June 19, 2015

Active volcanoes in the world: June 10 - 16, 2015

New activity/unrest was observed at 6 volcanoes from June 10 - 16, 2015. During the same period, ongoing activity was observed at 13 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Asamayama, Honshu (Japan) | Barren Island, Andaman Islands (India) | Concepcion, Nicaragua | Cotopaxi, Ec

June 18, 2015

Japan's Asamayama volcano erupts, alert level remains at 2 of 5

​A small-scale eruption took place around 00:20 UTC on June 16 (09:20 JST) at Asamayama volcano located 140 km NW of capital Tokyo, Japan. Alert level remains at 2 since Thursday, June 11, as well as a 2-km exclusion zone around the crater. The Japan Meteorological

June 16, 2015

Large pyroclastic flows at Mount Sinabung, Indonesia

A new set of moderate eruptions at Indonesia's Mount Sinabung volcano produced large pyroclastic flows on June 12 and 13, 2015, ten days after authorities raised the alert level to highest (4/4) and ordered evacuation of all people living within a 7-km radius.

June 13, 2015

Increased seismic activity and strong gas emissions observed at Mount Asama, Japan

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said on Thursday, June 11, 2015 it has increased volcanic alert level of Asamayama volcano from 1 to 2 (of 5) amid growing signs of unrest. An access restriction of 2 km around the crater has been put in place.Seismic activity unde

June 12, 2015

Active volcanoes in the world: June 3 - 9, 2015

New activity/unrest was observed at 10 volcanoes from June 3 - 9, 2015. During the same period, ongoing activity was observed at 14 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Barren Island, Andaman Islands (India) | Concepcion, Nicaragua | Cotopaxi, Ecuador | Karangetang [Api Siau

June 11, 2015

Active volcanoes in the world: May 27 - June 2, 2015

New activity/unrest was observed at 11 volcanoes from May 27 - June 2, 2015. During the same period, ongoing activity was observed at 14 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Calbuco, Chile | Concepcion, Nicaragua | Guallatiri, Chile | Karangetang [Api Siau], Siau Island (

June 04, 2015

Strong eruption of Colima volcano, Mexico

Mexico's Colima volcano produced a strong eruption at 11:12 UTC on June 3, 2015 throwing out incandescent material and triggering multiple pyroclastic flows. Washington VAAC said volcanic ash emissions were seen in webcam imagery heading WSW at 9 - 18 km/h near 5.18

June 03, 2015

Sharp increase in Mount Sinabung's activity prompts highest alert, 6 000 evacuating

A significant increase in risk estimates caused by sharp increase in activity at Indonesia's Sinabung volcano over the last two days prompted officials to raise the alert level back to highest (4/4) on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 and order evacuation of 6 000 nearby res

June 03, 2015