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Sun, 29 Apr 2012, 10:04
Since last night (28 April), new strombolian activity has been observed from Etna's New SE crater. With all likelihood, this announces another paroxysm to occur in the next few days. This would then be the 26th since 2011 when the series of eruptions began, or the 7th in 2012.
Fri, 27 Apr 2012, 22:23
Nyamuragira volcano in the DR Congo might be forming a new lava lake in its summit caldera. ...more [read all]
Wed, 25 Apr 2012, 17:37
Active lava flows continue to advance on Kīlauea's coastal plain and have now entered the narrow coastal strip of the National Park known as the Kalapana extension, reaching within 0.9 km /0.6 mi of the Pacific Ocean. Access to this area from the end of Chain of Craters Road within the National Park is estimated to be 8-9km / 5-6 miles EACH WAY, while only about 3 miles each way from the typically upwind Kalapana side (which requires private land access).
Mon, 23 Apr 2012, 20:17
11 days following the last eruption, the 25th paroxysm of Etna's New SE crater is happening at the time of writing in the evening 23 April. It started around 16:00 hrs local time with week Strombolian explosions accompanied by a steeply increasing tremor.
Fri, 20 Apr 2012, 22:12
Weak ash emissions from deep strombolian activity within the New SE crater has been observed since last evening (20 April). If the eruption patterns remains more or less the same, a new paroxysm is probably under way within the next days.
Thu, 19 Apr 2012, 16:19
The past week was characterized by an important increase of Popocatéptl volcano's activity in Mexico and one of the Etna's most spectacular recent episodes of fire fountaining. ...more [read all]
Thu, 19 Apr 2012, 10:05
The weekly Smithsonian/USGS volcanic activity report summarizes the recent increase of Popocatépetl volcano as follows: ...more [read all]
Thu, 19 Apr 2012, 07:04
eruption plume from Reventador on 18 April (photo: L. Gomezjurado / IG)
Reventador continues to be mildly active with ongoing weak to moderate steam and ash emissions. The Instituto Geofísico reports a 2 km high column of steam and ash rising from Reventador volcano on 18 April. The ash cloud moved to the NW. ...more
Thu, 19 Apr 2012, 06:56
According to setyoufreenews.com, Mt Lamington volcano in New Guinea is showing some signs of becoming active. According to the brief news, locals from the community of Popendetta reported "smoke and ash emission on March 25". No original source or other reports could be located so far to confirm new activity. ...more
Thu, 19 Apr 2012, 02:03
Lava levels in Kīlauea's newest crater, the Overlook Vent within Halema‘uma‘u, have reached their highest point of 70m / 230ft below the 1974 crater floor, matching conditions in March 2011 just prior to the 5-day Kamoamoa fissure eruption. Glow from the edge of Kīlauea caldera has been strong over the past month, except on exceptionally rainy nights! Speaking of the volcano's summit, it has been swelling significantly over the past 6 months - a total increase of 6cm / 2.4in across the caldera! This is not as fast as the previous 12 months, but still notable! ...more [read all]

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