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Since mid June, 2017, unrest at the volcano has gradually declined to levels considered as normal background or normal. ...more
The March 2016 eruption changed the configuration of the summit crater, such that it is slightly wider and has a more vertical orientation than before the 2016 eruption. Since then, the volcano has remained relatively quiet, although there was a brief period of elevated seismicity in early June, 2017 that resulted in AVO raising the Aviation Color Code to Yellow and the Alert Level to Advisory. Many satellite views of the summit are now able to detect elevated surface temperatures within the crater and upper part of the volcanic conduit most likely associated with the emission of hot gases. [less]
Seismic activity at the volcano decreased after the small increase on 7 June, but the volcano continues to produce minor activity: steam emissions were occasionally observed from the summit crater. ...more
Satellite images showed an approximately 55 km-long steam plume drifting W on 14 June, and a thermal anomaly during 15-16 and 20 June. The Aviation Color Code remained at Yellow and the Volcano Alert Level remained at Advisory. (Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 14-20 June 2017) [less]
The volcano has been showing increased seismic activity over the past several days, and there might be minor eruptive activity occurring, as the Alaska Volcano Observatory noted: ...more
"... there has been an increase in low-frequency earthquake activity at Pavlof. Such increases are sometimes seen prior to eruptive episodes, however in other cases they decline without eruptive activity. "In addition, several short duration tremor-bursts have been observed today, and AVO received a pilot report of a possible ash cloud this afternoon. Infrasound data from local instruments on Pavlof and from a more distant network in Sand Point do not show any evidence of significant explosive activity. [less]
Fuego volcano photos: One of Central America's most active volcanoes, Fuego in Guatemala is in near-permanent explosive eruption with intermittent phases of increasing activity that generate lava fountains, lava flows and pyroclastic flows.
Volcano Special Tours: We organize tours to particularly active volcanoes and during ongoing eruptions for extended observation time from various viewpoints. These trips, exclusively for very small groups, are often announced only at short notice and require fast travel and flexibility. Each trip is accompanied by a volcanologist from our team. Examples include: Kilauea (Hawai'i), Colima (Mexico), Krakatau and many others.
Current activity of Bardarbunga volcano, Iceland: An intense seismic crisis started at Bárdarbunga volcano on 16 August 2014 and is continuing at the time of writing (23 Aug). It may or may not lead to a volcanic eruption, possibly under the Vatnajökull ice cap.
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