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Latest volcano news:
The lava lake at the summit of Nyamuragira volcano in DR Congo.Photo: Benoit Smets
Saturday, Nov 29, 2014
For the first time in 75 years, a new lava lake appeared on some of Africa’s most active stratovolcanoes: Mount Nyamuragira in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The neighbouring volcanoes of Nyamugira and Nyiragongo are both part of the Virunga volcanic chain in the East African Rift, situated along DR Congo's border with Rwanda. They are famous as two of the few volcanoes on Earth that have sustained lava lakes for several decades. The previous lava lake at Nyamuragira emptied in 1938 as its lava poured out of the summit and flowed more than 30 kilometres down to Lake Kivu. The new lava lake seems to have formed at the bottom of the 500 m deep crater that was left behind by this 1938 lava flood. ... [more]
Screenshot of eruption video showing the two active vents at Fogo
Friday, Nov 28, 2014
Fogo (Cape Verde): Activity, after having slowed down a bit yesterday, picked up again this morning, as a new vent opened above the eruption fissure. ... [more]
Eruption at Aso volcano Wednesday (Kumamoto university webcam)
Activity at the volcano picked up and went through an intense phase of strong, continuous ash emissions Wednesday. An ash plume rose to approx. 3 km altitude, according to Tokyo VAAC. ... [more]
Screenshot of eruption video showing the two active vents at Fogo
Activity, after having slowed down a bit yesterday, picked up again this morning, as a new vent opened above the eruption fissure. ... [more]
Explosive activity at the eruptive vents of Fogo on 25 Nov 2014 (MuzikaTV)
Wednesday, Nov 26, 2014
Fogo (Cape Verde): (25 Nov) The eruption continues, but the situation is critical inside the Cha caldera. The northern lava flow branch has started to enter the village of Portela and today destroyed and/or damaged several buildings, including the headquarters of the Fogo Nature Park. ... [more]
The active lava dome of Semeru in late Nov 2014 (photo: Andi / VolcanoDiscovery Indonesia)
A recent visit at the summit of the volcano by our expedition leader Andi and Markus confirmed that "Semeru's lava dome is growing bigger and wider, and now has a diameter of 100-200 m. ... [more]
Incandescence at Nakadake crater (JMO)
Activity from the Nakadake crater has intensified. Since yesterday, ash emissions and comparably strong incandescence have been observed, suggesting that a new magmatic eruption could be under way. ... [more]
The Alaska Volcano Observatory concluded that "the most recent period of explosive eruptive activity at Pavlof Volcano has ended" and downgraded the volcano alert level again. ... [more]
Explosive activity at the eruptive vents of Fogo on 25 Nov 2014 (MuzikaTV)
Tuesday, Nov 25, 2014
The eruption continues, but the situation is critical inside the Cha caldera. The northern lava flow branch has started to enter the village of Portela and today destroyed and/or damaged several buildings, including the headquarters of the Fogo Nature Park. ... [more]

What's erupting? List & map of currently active volcanoes

Europe and Atlantic Ocean:
Iceland:
Africa and Indian Ocean:
Indonesia:
Aleutians, Alaska and North America:
Central America and Carribean:
South America:
Other regions:
  • Erebus (Antarctica)
  • Siple (Marie Byrd Land, Western Antarctica)
  • Zavodovski (South Sandwich Islands (UK))
Pacific Ocean:
  • Kilauea (Hawai'i)
  • Bagana (Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea)
  • Rabaul (Tavurvur) (New Britain, Papua New Guinea)
  • Manam (Papua New Guinea)
  • Yasur (Tanna Island, Vanuatu)
  • Ambrym (Vanuatu)
  • Kavachi (Solomon Islands)
  • Ulawun (New Britain, Papua New Guinea)
  • Monowai (Kermandec Islands, New Zealand)
  • Ahyi (United States, Mariana Islands)
  • Loihi (United States, Hawaiian Islands)
  • Pagan (Mariana Islands)
  • Langila (New Britain, Papua New Guinea)
  • Karkar (Northeast of New Guinea, Papua New Guinea)
  • Ruapehu (North Island, New Zealand)
  • Tongariro (North Island, New Zealand)
  • White Island (New Zealand)
  • Aoba (Vanuatu)
  • Gaua (Vanuatu)
  • Tinakula (Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands)
Ring of Fire (Kurile Islands to Philippines):
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