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Friday, Apr 11, 2014
A major magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck 50 km south of the volcano today. [more]
Karkar volcano - no hot spot is visible on MODIS data
Thursday, Mar 27, 2014
Several ash plumes at estimated altitude of 8,000 ft (2.4 km) were spotted during the past 2 days. This suggests a new eruptive phase could have started at the remote volcano. [more]
MODIS / Terra satellite image last night showing the eruption site with the discolored water and perhaps a small steam plume
Sunday, Feb 02, 2014
What could be a small steam plume above the submarine volcano is visible on the latest reasonably clear satellite image from 12 hours ago. It does not look as if the volcano has breached the surface (yet). [more]
The discolored water plume from Kavachi volcano (NASA Earth Observatory image by Jesse Allen and Robert Simmon, using EO-1 ALI data from the NASA EO-1 team. Caption by Robert Simmon)
Saturday, Feb 01, 2014
A submarine eruption is likely occurring at the submerged volcano. A NASA satellite image from 29 Jan shows a plume of discolored sea water swirling and drifting from the location of the volcano. The discoloration is likely from suspended volcanic sediments (the fragmented lava) and gasses. ... [more]
Marum lava lake (Ambrym Island, Vanuatu)
Monday, Jan 13, 2014
Richard Henley (geology professor from Australia) posted a great video of the active lava lakes of Ambrym and strombolian activity in Yasur, taken in Aug 2012 during our Vanuatu volcano tour: ... [more]
Thursday, Jan 09, 2014
RVO reported that activity at Ulawun was low during 16-31 December; diffuse ash plumes rose from the crater during 51-21 December, and white vapor emissions were visible during 22-31 December. (Smithsonian/USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report) [more]
Rabaul caldera's Tavurvur cone was quiet during 16-31 December. White and occasionally blue vapor plumes rose from the crater. An explosion at 0732 on 22 December generated an ash-poor plume. Weak fluctuating glow was visible at night on 31 December. (Smithsonian/USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report) [more]
Low-level unrest continued at Pagan during 27 December 2013-2 January 2014; seismicity remained above background levels. A robust steam-and-gas plume was occasionally visible in web camera images during the reporting period. A small explosion was detected at about 0145 on 28 December. ... [more]
Tuesday, Dec 10, 2013
New explosions occurred this morning. An ash plume rose to 10,000 ft (3 km) altitude this morning and drifted 20 nautical miles to the east (VAAC Darwin). [more]
Monday, Dec 09, 2013
Elevated activity continues at the volcano. An ash plume at estimated up to 10,000 ft (3 km) altitude and drifting NE was observed earlier today (VAAC Darwin). [more]

Volcanoes of Pacific Ocean (220 volcanoes)

Papua New Guinea (67 volcanoes):
Samoan and Wallis Islands (7 volcanoes): Wallis Islands | Savai'i | Upolu | Ofu-Olosega | Vailulu'u | Ta'u | Tutuila
Fiji (3 volcanoes): Taveuni | Koro | Nabukelevu
Central Pacific Ocean (6 volcanoes): Teahitia | Rocard | Mehetia | Moua Pihaa | Adams Seamount | Macdonald
Southern Pacific Ocean (3 volcanoes): Antipodes Island | Unnamed 53.9°S/140.3°W | Unnamed 55.97°S/143.17°W

Prominent volcanoes in the Pacific Ocean:

Hawai'i

Volcanoes of Hawai'i (here a photo from a lava lake of Kilauea volcano)
Kilauea volcano
Mauna Loa

Vanuatu

Volcanoes of Vanuatu (on the photo: a lava lake inside Benbow crater, Ambrym volcano)
Ambrym
Yasur
Lopevi

Tonga & Fiji

Home Reef (Tonga Islands)

Philippines

Mayon
Bulusan
Canalaon

Papua New Guinea (PNG)

Volcanoes of PNG (here erupting Tarvurvur volcano, Rabaul)
Tavurvur (Rabaul caldera)
Manam
Langila
Ulawun
Ritter Island
Bagana
Pago

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