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Sat, 31 Mar 2012, 09:57
The tremor signal has started to rise sharply, which could mean that the 23rd paroxysm of the New SE crater is about to occur.
Fri, 30 Mar 2012, 13:25
Since this morning, weak Strombolian activity and ash emissions have been observed at the New SE crater. This could be the start of a build-up towards another paroxysm if the eruption pattern is the same as during most of the previous 22 eruptions since early 2011. At the moment, tremor signal is quiet low, but as the past has shown, it could change very quickly. The next paroxysm could probably occur anywhere between today and the next 2 weeks.
Thu, 29 Mar 2012, 12:58
No major eruptions have occurred during the past week. Iceland, Santorini and Etna remain quiet. In Indonesia, Krakatau and Semeru are very active, Ijen remains at high alert. Soufrière Hills on Montserrat seems to be waking up, while Puyehue in Chile's eruption is fading. ...more [read all]
Thu, 29 Mar 2012, 10:05
Santiaguito volcano's activity remained at elevated levels during the past week, the latest USGS / GVP activity summary shows. ...more [read all]
Thu, 29 Mar 2012, 10:05
Our expedition leader Doni just returned from a visit to Semeru and reports that on 27 March, he and our group observed frequent explosions every few minutes, with many powerful enough to eject glowing bombs to produce small glowing avalanches down on the southern flank of the volcano.
Wed, 28 Mar 2012, 20:44
Authorities have decided to declare the eruption ended and shut down the web cameras at La Restinga and stop active monitoring of what could still be going or not down at the sea floor south of La Restinga.
Wed, 28 Mar 2012, 17:49
The growing lava dome inside Anak Krakatau's summit crater on 26 March 2012 (photo: Andi Rosati / VolcanoDiscovery)
An active lava dome is growing inside the summit crater of Krakatau volcano. Our tour expedition leader Andi just returned from a visit and reports that the dome is now about 100 m wide, and has 2 main active vents that eject jets of incandescent gas. ...more [read all]
Wed, 28 Mar 2012, 12:28
According to scientists around geologist Dr. Shan de Silva from Oregon State University, the ground beneath the volcano is inflating and the magma chamber might be filling. Along with thousands of microquakes, this could indicate a future eruption. ...more
Mon, 26 Mar 2012, 17:15
Eruptive column above Tungurahua volcano reaching about 2 km height and heading towards the northeast. March 26, 2012, 09:30 (local time), L. Troncoso - IGEPN
Tungurahua volcano's activity has been increasing, Ecuador's Instituto Geofísico reports. Throughout the morning of March 26, a constant column of steam and ash was rising from the summit crater, reaching up to 3 km height and drifting towards the northeast, where ash fall occurred. Ash fall was significant in the San Francisco and Black River areas, and mild in Baños, the Ventanas en Runtún, Juive, Pondoa, Puntzán and Cusúa sectors. ...more
Mon, 26 Mar 2012, 15:04
As our colleague Marc from vulkane.net reports, the volcano Batu Tara in the Sunda Sea off the island of Flores in Indonesia had a larger than usual ash eruption today, which triggered an alert of the VAAC Darwin, who raised the aviation color code to "orange", as the drifting ash cloud is be a hazard to local air traffic. ...more

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