Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Guaranteed tours
8-16 May 2021: From Stromboli to Etna - Sicila and Eolian Islands (Italy)
24 Jun - 8 Jul 2021: Colors of Iceland: Fire, Earth, Ice and Water - Iceland
30 Jul - 13 Aug 2021: Colors of Iceland: Fire, Earth, Ice and Water - Iceland
: spaces available / : guaranteed / : few spaces left / : booked out
Watch volcanoes live on our webcam and online data viewer tool!

Volcanic activity worldwide 16 Jun 2015: Semeru volcano, Bulusan, Sinabung, Asama

Tue, 16 Jun 2015, 21:00
21:00 PM |
Eruption from Semeru on 11 June 2015 (photo: Aris Yanto)
Eruption from Semeru on 11 June 2015 (photo: Aris Yanto)
Asama (Honshu): (16 Jun) A small eruption occurred at the volcano this morning around 9am local time.
The Japanese Meteorological Agency (JMA) confirmed light ash fall occurred in 4 km north of the volcano. A short phase of increased seismic activity preceded and accompanied the explosion. According to a news article, JMA scientists think that today's explosion will likely be followed by similar ones in the near future, but not lead to a larger scale eruption.
There are no clear signs (such as deformation) of a major body of fresh magma is rising under the volcano. In that case, a possible scenario is that the eruption this morning is mostly phreatic in origin, i.e. driven by overheated ground water with no or little involvement of new magma.

Bulusan (Luzon Island, Philippines): (16 Jun) Two small steam-driven (i.e. phreatic) explosions occurred at the volcano this morning at 11:02 and 11:20 local time, PHILVOLCS reported.
The first lasted 2 minutes and generated a steam and ash plume that rose 1 km and drifted WSW. Rumbling sounds were heard in the villages of Cogon and Irosin on the WSW slopes.
... [read more]

Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): (16 Jun) Pyroclastic flows continue to threaten the southeastern and east-northeastern slopes of the volcano.
According to a news article, approx. 1,200 people were evacuated yesterday, bringing the total number of current refugees to almost 4,000. Another 2,500 residents should be evacuated over the next few days.

Semeru (East Java, Indonesia): (15 Jun) Japa's highest volcano has resumed its typical, intermittent ash-righ explosions.
Our friend Aris Yanto climbed the volcano on 11 June and shared the attached picture on his facebook page.
Previous news
Sun, 14 Jun 2015, 21:00
Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): (14 Jun) Pyroclastic flows caused by collapse of parts of the viscous dome on the volcano's summit have started to be more frequent and larger again. Yesterday, about ten flows were generated that descended both through the SE and the ENE channel, reaching up to 3 km distance. ... read all
Fri, 12 Jun 2015, 21:00
Sinabung volcano's lava dome on 10 June (photo: Sadrah Peranginangin / facebook)
Asama (Honshu): (12 Jun) The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) raised the alert of the volcano from 1 to 2 (on a scale of 1-5), as the volcano has recently been showing growing signs of unrest - increased seismic activity and strongly elevated gas emissions. ... read all
Thu, 11 Jun 2015, 21:00
Thermal signal of Karangetang volcano (MIROVA)
Karangetang (Siau Island, Sangihe Islands, Indonesia): (11 Jun) Activity continues at the volcano with the effusion of a lava flow from the summit vent of the volcano and associated glowing avalanches. ... read all
Wed, 10 Jun 2015, 21:00
Karymsky (Kamchatka): (10 Jun) Ash emissions were seen on satellite imagery yesterday. The volcano has been producing intermittent ash-rich strombolian to vulcanian explosions for years. ... read all
Sat, 6 Jun 2015, 21:00
View of Fuego volcano this morning with bright glow from the lava flows
Dukono (Halmahera): (6 Jun) Strong ash emissions continue from the volcano. Based on satellite data, VAAC Darwin reported that ash plume rose to 8,000 ft (2.4 km) altitude and extended 70 km NW this morning. ... read all

More on VolcanoDiscovery

Why is there advertising on this site?

Support us - Help us upgrade our server!

We truly love working to bring you the latest volcano and earthquake data from around the world. Maintaining our website and our free apps does require, however, considerable time and resources.
Our server is reaching its limits and we need financing to increase capacity in order to deal with huge activity peaks when quakes occur. We're aiming to achieve uninterrupted service wherever an earthquake or volcano eruption unfolds, and your donations can make it happen! Every penny counts and every donation will be highly appreciated. If you find the information useful and would like to support our team in integrating further features and in upgrading our software, please make a donation (PayPal or Online cc payment).

Planned features:
  • Weather reports
  • Tsunami alerts
  • Design upgrades
  • Faster responsiveness
Thanks to your past donations, these features have been added recently:
  • Earthquake archive from 1900 onwards
  • Additional seismic data sources
  • Improved content in English
Download and Upgrade the Volcanoes & Earthquakes app to get one of the fastest seismic and volcano alerts online:
Android | IOS
Thank you! With best regards from the VolcanoDiscovery team.
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.
Home | Travel | Destinations | Volcanoes | Photos | Earthquakes | About | Glossary | News | Contact | Privacy | About us || Fran├žais | Deutsch
Follow us: