VolcanoDiscovery - Visit Active Volcanoes: Volcano News http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/ Latest News and Eruption Updates of Volcanic Activity and Earthquakes Worldwide en Sat, 25 Apr 2015 01:54:44 +0100 VolcanoDiscovery VolcanoDiscovery - Visit Active Volcanoes: Volcano News http://static.volcanodiscovery.com/logo.png http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/ Latest News and Eruption Updates of Volcanic Activity and Earthquakes Worldwide Light mag. 4.5 earthquake - Banda Sea on Saturday, 25 April 2015 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/987765/M4.5-Sat-25-Apr-Banda-Sea.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/987765/M4.5-Sat-25-Apr-Banda-Sea.html Sat, 25 Apr 2015 01:51:08 +0100 Light mag. 4.8 earthquake - Mariana Islands on Saturday, 25 April 2015 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/987763/M4.8-Sat-25-Apr-Mariana-Islands.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/987763/M4.8-Sat-25-Apr-Mariana-Islands.html Sat, 25 Apr 2015 01:39:47 +0100 Minor mag. 3.8 earthquake - Albania on Saturday, 25 April 2015 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/987761/M3.8-Sat-25-Apr-Albania.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/987761/M3.8-Sat-25-Apr-Albania.html Sat, 25 Apr 2015 01:26:55 +0100 Minor mag. 3.8 earthquake - ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE on Friday, 24 April 2015 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/987732/M3.8-Sat-25-Apr--ANTOFAGASTA-CHILE.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/987732/M3.8-Sat-25-Apr--ANTOFAGASTA-CHILE.html Sat, 25 Apr 2015 00:34:32 +0100 Volcanoes Today, 24 Apr 2015: Ngauruhoe volcano, Calbuco http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcanoes/today.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcanoes/today.html Sat, 25 Apr 2015 00:00:02 +0100 Ngauruhoe volcano (New Zealand): alert level lowered back to normal http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/ngauruhoe/news/52668/Ngauruhoe-volcano-New-Zealand-alert-level-lowered-back-to-normal.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/ngauruhoe/news/52668/Ngauruhoe-volcano-New-Zealand-alert-level-lowered-back-to-normal.html The alert level was lowered back to the lowest level green, after signs of unrest at the volcano gradually had declined during the past weeks. from the original post of GeoNet: "The number of volcanic earthquakes recorded near the volcano is now at typical background numbers. No other indicator of unrest has been detected. GeoNet lowered the Volcanic Alert Level to 0 (no volcanic unrest) from... Fri, 24 Apr 2015 23:32:37 +0100 Calbuco volcano update: new ash emissions http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/calbuco/news/52667/Calbuco-volcano-update-new-ash-emissions.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/calbuco/news/52667/Calbuco-volcano-update-new-ash-emissions.html Starting from 23:30 local time last night (23 April), activity at the volcano has again increased. The volcano started to produce more or less continuous small to moderate ash emissions, that have been reaching up to 2 km height and drifted mainly northeast. This increase in activity has also been accompanied by volcanic tremor in the seismic signals, Sernageomin reported. Ash emissions have... Fri, 24 Apr 2015 23:26:39 +0100 Light mag. 4.8 earthquake - 39km WNW of Ribeira Grande, Portugal on Friday, 24 April 2015 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/987691/M4.8-Fri-24-Apr-39km-WNW-of-Ribeira-Grande-Portugal.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/987691/M4.8-Fri-24-Apr-39km-WNW-of-Ribeira-Grande-Portugal.html Fri, 24 Apr 2015 23:16:44 +0100 Volcanic activity worldwide 24 Apr 2015: Turrialba volcano, Villarrica, Calbuco http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/52666/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-24-Apr-2015-Turrialba-volcano-Villarrica-Calbuco.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/52666/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-24-Apr-2015-Turrialba-volcano-Villarrica-Calbuco.html Turrialba (Costa Rica): The ejection of incandescent lava in small strombolian-type explosions has been observed since 03:40 this morning at the volcano's crater. This means that new magma has now arrived at the crater. The gradual change of eruptive style over the past weeks, from hydrothermal (steam-driven) explosions with relatively cold ash, then increasingly hot ash and gas emissions to now... Fri, 24 Apr 2015 22:00:01 +0100 Turrialba volcano (Costa Rica): strombolian activity observed http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/turrialba/news/52661/Turrialba-volcano-Costa-Rica-strombolian-activity-observed.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/turrialba/news/52661/Turrialba-volcano-Costa-Rica-strombolian-activity-observed.html The ejection of incandescent lava in small strombolian-type explosions has been observed since 03:40 this morning at the volcano's crater. This means that new magma has now arrived at the crater. The gradual change of eruptive style over the past weeks, from hydrothermal (steam-driven) explosions with relatively cold ash, then increasingly hot ash and gas emissions to now at least partially... Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:37:33 +0100 Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 186km WSW of Bella Bella, Canada on Friday, 24 April 2015 - information http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/04/24/13/56/magnitude6-Canada-quake.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/04/24/13/56/magnitude6-Canada-quake.html Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:56:20 +0100 Calbuco volcano update: Volcano stays quiet (so far) http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/calbuco/news/52656/Calbuco-volcano-update-Volcano-stays-quiet-so-far.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/calbuco/news/52656/Calbuco-volcano-update-Volcano-stays-quiet-so-far.html The volcano has so far stayed calm, but the alert level remains at red because another explosion could occur. A major problem in this situation seems to be that eruptions such as the recent one are likely to remain something impossible to predict - at least in some cases. It seems that the eruption on Wednesday evening was only preceded by 15 minutes (!) of an intense intense earthquake swarm... Fri, 24 Apr 2015 08:50:03 +0100 Villarrica volcano (Chile): mild strombolian activity http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/villarrica/news/52651/Villarrica-volcano-Chile-mild-strombolian-activity.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/villarrica/news/52651/Villarrica-volcano-Chile-mild-strombolian-activity.html SERNAGEOMIN reported weak strombolian activity during the past days and the presence of a small oscillating lava lake in the summit crater's inner pit. The explosions were limited to the crater area and ejected material to up to 100 m from the vent. A slight increase in activity was noted yesterday morning by local media. Bright glow is visible at the volcano's summit at night. The Alert Level... Fri, 24 Apr 2015 08:36:31 +0100 Photo of the Day: Erta Ale lava lake http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-day/2015-apr-24.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-day/2015-apr-24.html Fri, 24 Apr 2015 05:01:03 +0100 Complete Earthquake list (worldwide) for today, Friday, 24 Apr 2015 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/today.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/today.html Fri, 24 Apr 2015 05:01:01 +0100 Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 6.1 SOUTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND on Friday, 24 April 2015 - information http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/04/24/03/36/magnitude6-6.1SOUTHISLANDOFNEWZEALAND-quake.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/04/24/03/36/magnitude6-6.1SOUTHISLANDOFNEWZEALAND-quake.html Fri, 24 Apr 2015 04:36:41 +0100 Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - 253km W of Ferndale, California on Friday, 24 April 2015 - information http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/04/24/01/34/magnitude5-California-quake.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/04/24/01/34/magnitude5-California-quake.html Fri, 24 Apr 2015 02:34:55 +0100 Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands on Friday, 24 April 2015 - information http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/04/24/01/29/magnitude5-AleutianIslands-quake.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/04/24/01/29/magnitude5-AleutianIslands-quake.html Fri, 24 Apr 2015 02:29:43 +0100 Volcanic activity worldwide 23 Apr 2015: Calbuco volcano http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/52645/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-23-Apr-2015-Calbuco-volcano.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/52645/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-23-Apr-2015-Calbuco-volcano.html Calbuco (Southern Chile and Argentina): The 21 y-o mountaineer who was missing and feared victim of the eruption has survived and has been rescued, fortunately. Together with a small group of friends, he was on excursion on the mountain when the eruption occurred last night. During their escape, he decided to stay behind because of cramps and then lost his way, forced to spend the night in the... Thu, 23 Apr 2015 22:00:01 +0100 Calbuco volcano update: Missing excursionist feared dead returned safe http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/calbuco/news/52644/Calbuco-volcano-update-Missing-excursionist-feared-dead-returned-safe.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/calbuco/news/52644/Calbuco-volcano-update-Missing-excursionist-feared-dead-returned-safe.html The 21 y-o mountaineer who was missing and feared victim of the eruption has survived and has been rescued, fortunately. Together with a small group of friends, he was on excursion on the mountain when the eruption occurred last night. During their escape, he decided to stay behind because of cramps and then lost his way, forced to spend the night in the forest, until he could make phone... Thu, 23 Apr 2015 20:10:12 +0100 Calbuco volcano update: Eruption update / summary http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/calbuco/news/52643/Calbuco-volcano-update-Eruption-update-summary.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/calbuco/news/52643/Calbuco-volcano-update-Eruption-update-summary.html The violent eruption of the volcano that had started at 01:00 local time this morning lasted about 6 hours and gradually waned. However, a third explosion in the near future remains a possibility. A 20 km access exclusion zone around the volcano remains in place and the alert status is kept at maximum (red). During the most intense phase, an impressive lava fountain could be seen jetting from... Thu, 23 Apr 2015 19:04:03 +0100 Calbuco volcano (Chile): major eruption - updates http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/calbuco/news/22april2015/major-eruption.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/calbuco/news/22april2015/major-eruption.html A major explosive eruption started at the volcano yesterday afternoon (20:45 GMT). VAAC Buenos Aires reported an ash plume to 30,000 ft (10 km) altitude. The eruption started at 18:05 local time and came with little warning signs apparently. Residents in a radius of 20 km around the volcano are being evacuated. As the ash plume quickly drifted northeast towards Argentinia's Bariloche region, the... Thu, 23 Apr 2015 12:30:34 +0100 Photo of the Day: Cones of Kongoni Naivasha, Great Rift Valley, Kenya http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-day/2015-apr-23.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-day/2015-apr-23.html Thu, 23 Apr 2015 05:01:10 +0100 Complete Earthquake list (worldwide) for yesterday, Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 http://volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/archive/2015-apr-23.html http://volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/archive/2015-apr-23.html Thu, 23 Apr 2015 05:01:02 +0100 Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Santa Cruz Islands on Wednesday, 22 April 2015 - information http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/04/22/22/57/magnitude6-SantaCruzIslands-quake.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/04/22/22/57/magnitude6-SantaCruzIslands-quake.html Wed, 22 Apr 2015 23:57:20 +0100 Volcanic activity worldwide 22 Apr 2015: Sakurajima volcano, Aso, Nevado del Ruiz http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/52629/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-22-Apr-2015-Sakurajima-volcano-Aso-Nevado-del-Ruiz.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/52629/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-22-Apr-2015-Sakurajima-volcano-Aso-Nevado-del-Ruiz.html Aso (Kyushu): Mild strombolian activity with low-level ash emissions continue from the Nakadake crater. Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): The volcano has been very active recently. Vulcanian-type explosions have been frequent (2-8 per day) and often relatively large. On 15 April, at least 8 explosions occurred, the largest of which produced ash plumes that rose to 15,000 ft (4.5 km altitude), i.e.... Wed, 22 Apr 2015 22:00:01 +0100 Aso volcano (Kyushu, Japan) activity update http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/aso/news/52622/Aso-volcano-Kyushu-Japan-activity-update.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/aso/news/52622/Aso-volcano-Kyushu-Japan-activity-update.html Mild strombolian activity with low-level ash emissions continue from the Nakadake crater. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 10:54:21 +0100 Sakurajima volcano (Japan): strong explosions, ash plumes up to 15,000 ft http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/sakurajima/news/52617/Sakurajima-volcano-Japan-strong-explosions-ash-plumes-up-to-15000-ft.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/sakurajima/news/52617/Sakurajima-volcano-Japan-strong-explosions-ash-plumes-up-to-15000-ft.html The volcano has been very active recently. Vulcanian-type explosions have been frequent (2-8 per day) and often relatively large. On 15 April, at least 8 explosions occurred, the largest of which produced ash plumes that rose to 15,000 ft (4.5 km altitude), i.e. 3.5 km above the volcano's summit. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 10:52:30 +0100 Nevado del Ruiz volcano (Colombia): ash emissions http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/nevado-del-ruiz/news/52610/Nevado-del-Ruiz-volcano-Colombia-ash-emissions.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/nevado-del-ruiz/news/52610/Nevado-del-Ruiz-volcano-Colombia-ash-emissions.html Activity at the volcano has increased during the past week. Accompanied by elevated seismic activity, ash emissions have been occurring since 14 April. The strongest phase of activity was on 19 April, when ash plumes rose to estimated 900 meters above the summit. The Ingeominas volcano observatory in Manizales reported a change in seismicity detected since 12 April, when an increase in... Wed, 22 Apr 2015 10:41:24 +0100 Photo of the Day: Younger and older lava flows in the area of Royal Gardens http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-day/2015-apr-22.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-day/2015-apr-22.html Wed, 22 Apr 2015 05:01:10 +0100 Complete Earthquake list (worldwide) for Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 http://volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/archive/2015-apr-22.html http://volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/archive/2015-apr-22.html Wed, 22 Apr 2015 05:01:02 +0100 Volcanic activity worldwide 20 Apr 2015: Fuego volcano, Tungurahua, Guagua Pichincha http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/52602/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-20-Apr-2015-Fuego-volcano-Tungurahua-Guagua-Pichincha.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/52602/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-20-Apr-2015-Fuego-volcano-Tungurahua-Guagua-Pichincha.html Fuego (Guatemala): A more intense phase of activity with the effusion of a 2 km long lava flow on the southeastern slope into the Taniluya canyon occurred during 17-18 April. Activity has now returned to normal levels of intermittent strombolian explosions. Guagua Pichincha (Ecuador): Earthquake swarms have been detected under the volcano recently. They could be early indicators of new activity... Mon, 20 Apr 2015 22:00:01 +0100 Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake - TAIWAN REGION on Monday, 20 April 2015 - information http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/04/20/11/59/magnitude5-TAIWANREGION-quake.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/04/20/11/59/magnitude5-TAIWANREGION-quake.html Mon, 20 Apr 2015 12:59:59 +0100 Turrialba volcano (Costa Rica): mild ash eruptions http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/turrialba/news/52605/Turrialba-volcano-Costa-Rica-mild-ash-eruptions.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/turrialba/news/52605/Turrialba-volcano-Costa-Rica-mild-ash-eruptions.html Sporadic ash emissions have continued to occur during the previous days at the volcano. The eruptions so far have been mild, but seismic activity remains elevated and high temperatures are present in the crater. An increase in the activity if new magma arrives to the surface cannot be ruled out. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 12:05:03 +0100 Tungurahua volcano (Ecuador) activity update http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/tungurahua/news/52583/Tungurahua-volcano-Ecuador-activity-update.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/tungurahua/news/52583/Tungurahua-volcano-Ecuador-activity-update.html Over the past week, activity has remained at moderate levels with small to medium-sized ash emissions, but no larger explosions so far. The largest occurred on the afternoon of 15 April, when ash plumes rose to up to 3 km above the volcano. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 11:30:06 +0100 Guagua Pichincha volcano (Ecuador): seismic unrest http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/guagua-pichincha/news/52578/Guagua-Pichincha-volcano-Ecuador-seismic-unrest.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/guagua-pichincha/news/52578/Guagua-Pichincha-volcano-Ecuador-seismic-unrest.html Earthquake swarms have been detected under the volcano recently. They could be early indicators of new activity in the medium-term future (weeks to months). Mon, 20 Apr 2015 11:25:14 +0100 Fuego volcano (Guatemala): strong activity and lava flow during 17-18 April http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/fuego/news/52568/Fuego-volcano-Guatemala-strong-activity-and-lava-flow-during-17-18-April.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/fuego/news/52568/Fuego-volcano-Guatemala-strong-activity-and-lava-flow-during-17-18-April.html A more intense phase of activity with the effusion of a 2 km long lava flow on the southeastern slope into the Taniluya canyon occurred during 17-18 April. Activity has now returned to normal levels of intermittent strombolian explosions. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 11:11:03 +0100 Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Southern Sumatra, Indonesia on Monday, 20 April 2015 - information http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/04/20/09/05/magnitude6-Indonesia-quake.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/04/20/09/05/magnitude6-Indonesia-quake.html Mon, 20 Apr 2015 10:05:31 +0100 Photo of the Week: ECG of Gaia - beautiful pattern on the surface - Erta Ale lava lake 2013 http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-week/2015-apr-20.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photo-of-the-week/2015-apr-20.html Mon, 20 Apr 2015 05:01:09 +0100 Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - TAIWAN REGION on Monday, 20 April 2015 - information http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/04/20/01/42/magnitude6-TAIWANREGION-quake.html http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/2015/04/20/01/42/magnitude6-TAIWANREGION-quake.html Mon, 20 Apr 2015 02:42:58 +0100