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Wed, 1 Feb 2012, 00:01
Cleveland Volcano (Aleutian Islands) is showing renewed activity, which was observed in satellite data, and AVO is raising the Aviation Color Code to Orange and the Alert Level to Watch. A new lava dome has been observed in the summit crater, and as of 30 January 2012 was approximately 40 meters (130 feet) in diameter. There have been no observations of ash emissions or explosive activity during this current lava eruption. ...more
Tue, 31 Jan 2012, 11:34
The swarm of earthquakes in the Cretan Sea 50 km SW of Santorini seems to be decreasing. Talking with Dr. Athanassios Ganas, head of the Athens Geodynamic Institute, and others, there is a consensus that the quakes are tectonic in origin and not related to volcanic activity (after all, their location is far from the Santorini volcanic system).
Tue, 31 Jan 2012, 00:07
If anyone is interested in a 5-7 days excursion to Santorini in February, please get in touch. ...more
Mon, 30 Jan 2012, 23:14
Mon, 30 Jan 2012, 17:58
Mon, 30 Jan 2012, 16:32
The seismic swarm 50 km SW of Santorini continues with a smaller number of quakes than in the first 2 days. 10 Quakes were recorded in the past 24 hours, including a 3.9 magnitude last night at 31 km depth at 22h46:33 GMT. Interestingly, no quakes seem to occur inside the caldera or in the immediate vicinity of Santorini since the swarm to the SW has started. This clearly shows that there is some relationship. What nature this has, is speculation. ...more [read all]
Sun, 29 Jan 2012, 17:37
New photos from Nyiragongo volcano 22-25 Jan 2012 expedition
New photos from VolcanoDiscovery's recent expedition to still erupting Nyamuragira volcano from 22-25 January are now available at: ...more [read all]
Sun, 29 Jan 2012, 16:01
The location of the earthquakes SW of Santorini
The highly unusual swarm of earthquakes SW of Santorini on the main fault zone that also defines the volcanic vents of the region continues with about 10 quakes larger than magnitude 2 during the past 24 hours. 2 of the quakes were magnitude 4 and 4.7, respectively. ...more [read all]
Sat, 28 Jan 2012, 15:41
The unusual seismic swarm in progress at a location ca. 50 km SW of Santorini is continuing. Up to now, 22 quakes between 2 and 4.9 magnitude have been recorded by the Hellenic Seismic networks for 28 January 2012. ...more
Sat, 28 Jan 2012, 00:01
Strombolian erution late on 27 January as seen on the webcam
Sporadic strombolian eruptions have started at the New SE crater on 27 Jan, following ash emissions observed the previous day. ...more [read all]

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