Thursday, Sep 30, 2010
No more ash explosions have been reported recently from Sinabung volcano. The crater remains active with strong degassing, creating a small steam plume.
Merapi volcano near Central Java's capital Yogyakarta might be entering in a new phase of activity. The latest SI/USGS translates the following information from the Volcanological Survey of Indonesia: ...more [read all]
Karangetang volcano (Siau Island, Indonesia): ongoing strombolian activity and small pyroclastic flows
Karangetang continues to be active, as a recent report from the Indonesian Volcanological Survey shows, kindly translated in the latest SI/USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: ...more [read all]
Saturday, Sep 25, 2010
Unrest at Piton de la Fournaise continues and the volcano observatory has raised alert to level 1 (eruption in near or immediate future probable). Deformation at the summit and seismic activity indicate ascent of fresh magma beneath Dolomieu crater.
Tuesday, Sep 14, 2010
An probable eruption at Cleveland volcano occured on 12 Sep 2010, producing an ash plume detected in satellite imagery that rose to the estimated altitude of 7.6 km (25,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted E. ...more
Thursday, Sep 09, 2010
As our expedition leader Yasmin reports from our ongoing expedition on Vanuatu, exceptionally good weather conditions allowed to observe 4 active lava lakes that are at the moment present on Ambrym volcano: the largest is located in Marum's Mbuwelesu crater at a depth of ca. 400m and has a diameter of around 40 m. The 3 other lava lakes are in the pit crater Niri Mbuwelesu and inside the two pits inside Benbow crater. ...more
Tuesday, Sep 07, 2010
At least one powerful explosion, probably the strongest so far, occured today at Sinabung volcano on Sumatra. The ash plume reached 25,000 ft elevation (ca. 8km) and the type of eruption can probably be best qualified as vulcanian, similar to Krakatau's activity in 2009. According to news articles, heavy ash fall prevented more than 23,000 people from returning to their homes.
Friday, Sep 03, 2010
After three days of calmness, another strong ash explosion of Sinabung volcano happened around 04:45 early morning local time on Fri 3 Sep. According to news reports, the explosion was heard and felt up to 8 km away from the volcano and while the size of the eruption is dificult to asses, it seems to have been the biggest explosion so far. ...more
Wednesday, Sep 01, 2010
No further eruptions seem to have occured on Sinabung after the eruptions of 29-30 August. Many of the ca. 12,000 evacuated people are returning to their homes. Indonesian scientists warn that the eruption might very well not be over yet, as tremor continues at the volcano, suggesting that magma is still rising within the conduit.
Monday, Aug 30, 2010
According to VAAC Darwin, ash plumes from the new eruption at Sinabung volcano are reaching at least 6 km / 20,000 ft., although most other reports including those from the Volcanological Survey of Indonesia talk about ash plumes bout 2000 m high, i.e. reaching about 4-5 km a.s.l.
Sunday, Aug 29, 2010
Sinabung volcano in northen Sumatra oday (Sun, 29 August, 2010) for the first time after probably several hundreds years. The volcano had not been monitored and the eruption came as a surprise. ...more [read all]
Thursday, Aug 26, 2010
A powerful explosion occured without warning at the Bocca Nuova summit crater of Etna volcano. The explosion was probably phreatic in origin and caused by a sudden release of gas and vapour trapped beneath a plug of collapse material that had been plugging the vents. Fortunately, no injuries were reported, but a similar event in 1971 killed several people who were caught by surprise by this type of explosion. ...more
Friday, Aug 13, 2010
On 8 and 10 August, strong explosions probably occurred at Ambrym volcano. The Wellington Ash Advisory noted ash-and-steam plumes from Ambrym that rose to an altitude 6.1 km (20,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted W and NW.
Sunday, Aug 08, 2010
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Saturday, Aug 07, 2010
After several weeks of closure, the access to the summit of Stromboli for guided tours has been reopened. It is mandatory to be accompanied by one of authorized guides.
A sudden eruption at Karangetang volcano in the remote island of Siau in the Sangihe archipel north of N Sulawesi happened on Friday 5 August and killed at least 4 people, as various news report. Several villagers living around the volcano are missing and many others are injured. ...more [read all]
Monday, Aug 02, 2010
During a recent visit to Krakatau from 12-14 July on one of our tours, ash eruptions were observed, producing plumes of several hundreds of meters. During night, however, no incandescence was seen.
As INSIVUMEH reports, Santiaguito's lava dome continues to be active and produces between 10-20 small to medium ash eruptions per day.
Friday, Jul 09, 2010
Montserrat's volcano Soufriére Hills has entered a new eruptive phase. Starting on 25 June 2010, mild ash venting has been observed from Soufriere Hills volcano.
Monday, Jul 05, 2010
Following the strong explosions on 30 June that prompted the Italian Civil Protection to close the summit for visitors, the activity at Stromboli volcano has been normal the past days. The closure to the summit area remains, and visitors are only allowed to go up to the 400 m viewpoint. The regular excursions to the summit are suspended for now. ...more
Friday, Jul 02, 2010
A series of strong eruptions took place at the summit craters of Stromboli between 16h33 and 16h35 local time on 30 June, the strongest at 16h35. The access to the summit has been closed.
Thursday, Jul 01, 2010
Gorely volcano continues to show signs of reawakening. Seismic activity remains above background, and scients from KVERT reported a new vent that had opened on ...more [read all]
Karymsky volcano had a moderate ash eruption yesterday, Russian media reports. The ash plume reached 7 km altitude (ca. 22,000 ft).
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