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Updated: Feb 3, 2023 09:24 GMT -

Volcano Updates

Fri, 3 Feb 2023, 07:40

Villarrica volcano (Central Chile): resumption of paroxysm activity

Vigorous lava fountains had continued during the last night (image: POVI)
After roughly five days with "only" ash-venting period, a vigorous lava-fountaining episode (so-called paroxysm) returned back to the summit crater yesterday morning. ... Read all
Fri, 3 Feb 2023, 05:45

Kilauea volcano update: eastern lava lake crusted to form two lava patches, currently being back to origin full-scale size

Night-time view of both luminous lava lakes at Kilauea volcano (image: USGS)
The effusive eruption within the Halemaʻumaʻu crater continues with little changes as it's being seen waned over the past two days. ... Read all
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Wed, 11 May 2022, 18:39

Yellowstone volcano (United States): small earthquake

University of Utah Earthquake Hazards Program Website. Photo Credit: USGS.
The University of Utah Seismograph Stations reported that a light earthquake of magnitude 4.2 occurred at 07:32 AM on May 11, 2022 (MDT). ... Read all
Thu, 9 Sep 2021, 19:57

Askja volcano (Central Iceland) activity update: Alert level raised to Yellow

Updated InSAR image. Credit: IMO
IMO has now raised Askja to Yellow status as the rapid deformation of the caldera is continuing and has now reached 7 cm in just six weeks. Rising magma is also only at 2-3 km depth, so the possibility of an eruption in the near-term is increased. ... Read all
Fri, 3 Feb 2023, 09:20

World Earthquake Report for Friday, 3 February 2023

Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on  3 Feb 2023
Summary: 4 quakes 5.0+, 34 quakes 4.0+, 83 quakes 3.0+, 205 quakes 2.0+ (326 total) ... Read all
Fri, 3 Feb 2023, 00:24

World Earthquake Report for Thursday, 2 February 2023

Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on  3 Feb 2023
Summary: 3 quakes 5.0+, 42 quakes 4.0+, 99 quakes 3.0+, 220 quakes 2.0+ (364 total)
Global seismic activity level on 2 February 2023: LOW
... Read all
Mon, 25 Jul 2022, 16:08

Science Spotlight: Volcanism on Planet Venus

Planet Venus hiding beneath its thick toxic atmosphere (image: NASA)
Planet's Earth closest sister, Venus, is not only similar in size and composition, but also has volcanic activity. In fact, volcanic deposits cover approx. 80 % of its surface! Read all
Mon, 27 Jun 2022, 09:12

Science Spotlight: Geothermal Colors

Morning Glory Pool. Photo Credit: Leandra Xochitl Marshall.
Volcanic processes, where vapors and water heated by magma rise to the surface, can create striking geothermic landforms such as fumarolic fields, hydrothermal or geothermal springs, acidic brines, salt chimneys, pillars, terraces, and pools. ... Read all
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