Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Guaranteed tours
8-16 May 2021: From Stromboli to Etna - Sicila and Eolian Islands (Italy)
: spaces available / : guaranteed / : few spaces left / : booked out
Watch volcanoes live on our webcam and online data viewer tool!


Summary of world-wide volcanic activity 11-17 April

Thu, 19 Apr 2012, 16:19
16:19 PM | BY: T
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.
The new Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report was published today and is summarized as follows:

-- new activity ---

Cleveland (Aleutians): 2 small explosions detected on 13 April
Popocatépetl (Mexico): increased activity since 13 April, large explosions during 13-16 April
Rincon de la Vieja (Costa Rica): small phreatic eruption within and around the hot acidic lake of Rincon de la Vieja at 1400 on 14 April

--- ongoing activity ---

Etna (Sicily, Italy): New SEC paroxysm nr 24 on 12 April
Karmysky (Kamchatka): possible small ash eruptions, thermal anomaly at summit crater
Kilauea (Hawai'i): active lava lake in Halema'uma'u crater, active lava flows advancing on coastal plain
Nevado del Ruiz (Colombia): increased seismic activity, shallow earthquakes, strong degassing, eruption warning
Pagan (Mariana Islands): steaming, no further ash emissions detected
Puyehue-Cordón Caulle (Chile): almost daily small plumes rising up to 1 km, incandescence at crater observed from 10-11 April
Sakurajima (Japan): ongoing occasional vulcanian eruptions
Shiveluch (Kamchatka): continuing strong ash explosions up to 7-8 km altitude, viscous lava flow in 2010 crater
Tungurahua (Ecuador): intermittent explosions, ash venting, ash fall
Links / Sources:
Previous news
Thu, 12 Apr 2012, 12:56
Another unexciting week in terms of volcanic activity has passed. ... read all
Tue, 10 Apr 2012, 14:30
We have created a new website that provides an easy-to-use interface to view various volcano webcams and some other online data in one site: ... read all
Thu, 5 Apr 2012, 11:13
Another volcanically relatively quiet week has passed. Some exceptions were April's Fool's day eruption at Etna, and ongoing strong eruptions at Shiveluch in Kamchatka (where activity needs to be colossal to make the news.) ... read all
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. ... read all
Thu, 22 Mar 2012, 08:15
A relatively quiet week of volcanic activity has passed and as on every Thursday, the new Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report is issued. It is summarized as follows: ... read all

More on VolcanoDiscovery

Why is there advertising on this site?

Support us!

Maintaining the website and our free apps is a time- and cost-intensive effort.
If you find the information useful and would like to support our team to develop further features and get the upgraded ad-free version, consider making a donation (PayPal or Online cc payment).
Planned features:
  • Weather reports
  • Tsunami alerts
  • Design upgrades
Thanks to your past donations, these features have been added recently:
  • Earthquake archive back to 1900
  • Additional data sources
Download and Upgrade the Volcanoes & Earthquakes app to get one of the fastest seismic and volcano alerts online:
Android | IOS
Thank you!
Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Most texts and images, in particular photographs, on this website are protected by copyright. Further reproduction and use of without authorization is usually not consented. If you are not sure or need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.