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Volcanoes Today, 19 Dec 2014: Bardarbunga volcano, Kilauea

Friday Dec 19, 2014 11:00 AM |
View of the eruption at Holuhraun this morning (MILA webcam)
View of the eruption at Holuhraun this morning (MILA webcam)
Aerial view from the NE towards the approaching lava flow front near Pahoa (HVO)
Aerial view from the NE towards the approaching lava flow front near Pahoa (HVO)
Bardarbunga (Central Iceland): The eruption continues with little variation. The Nornahraun lava field is now almost 80 square km in size. An extensive lava tube system has formed inside it, bringing supply of lava to the outer areas.
Earthquake activity remains significant under the caldera, which continues to subside. Occasional quakes reach magnitudes above 5.

Kilauea (Hawai'i): The lava flow is now less than 1 km (0.7 mi) from the Pahoa marketplace. During yesterday's overflight, it was seen that had advanced about 340 m during the previous 24 hours.
Its front has split into two branches, one following the steepest descent path in the area and another following a "tributary" path to the north that intersects the main descent path a few hundred meters.
... [read more]
Previous news
Steaming from the active lava dome of Shiveluch this morning (KVERT webcam)
Thursday, Dec 18, 2014
Shiveluch (Kamchatka): A relatively large explosion and/or dome collapse event occurred yesterday evening (this morning in Kamchatka). An ash plume was reported to rise to 33,000 ft (10 km) altitude. ... [more]

Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014
Tokachi (Hokkaido): Japanese authorities raised the alert level of the Tokachidake volcano to 2, as signs of volcanic unrest have recently increased. An access restriction is in place of 1 km radius around the crater left by the violent eruption in 1962 ("62-2 crater"). ... [more]
Lava flow map as of yesterday (USGS)
Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014
Zhupanovsky (Kamchatka, Russia): Intermittent ash emissions continue to occur from time to time from the volcano. A plume of volcanic ash at 14,000 ft (4.2 km) altitude extending ENE was reported last night (Tokyo VAAC). ... [more]
MODIS hot spots at Fogo volcano during the past 2 days - note the strong decrease compared to the image for the past 7 days(MODVOLC, Univ. Hawaii)
Monday, Dec 15, 2014
Fogo (Cape Verde): Lava emission has slowed down a lot, sign the eruption could be over soon. ... [more]

Saturday, Dec 13, 2014
Batu Tara (Sunda Islands, Indonesia): (12 Dec) During our recent expedition to Batu Tara, we witnessed a spectacular increase in activity during the night 3-4 Nov, culminating in a small pyroclastic flow triggered by a collapsing lava fountain and increased effusive activity from the dome. Andi and Till managed to capture the event on photos. ... [more]

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