Get our newsletter!
Check out our volcano tours on VolcanoAdventures.com!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - app for iPhone & iPad

Guaranteed tours:
23 Feb - 1 Mar 2020: Volcanoes of the Danakil desert - Danakil desert (Ethiopia)
14-27 Mar 2020: Desert, salt and volcanoes - Danakil desert (Ethiopia)
4-8 May 2020: Krakatau Volcano Special - Krakatau volcano (Indonesia)
9-17 May 2020: From Stromboli to Etna - Eolian Islands + Etna volcano (Italy)
11-29 Aug 2020: Kamchatka - Land of Colors - Kamchatka (Russia)
3-19 Sep 2020: Volcanoes of Java - Java (Indonesia)
: spaces available / : guaranteed / : few spaces left / : booked out

Support us?


Maintaining the volcano and earthquake news sections on this website, the free Volcano Webcams tool and interactive map widget is a free-time, both time- and server cost intensive effort.
If you find the information useful and would like to support us, and help keep it alive and improve it, please consider making a small donation (PayPal).

Online cc payment
Thank you!
Random pictures
Watch volcanoes live on our webcam and online data viewer tool!

 

Volcanic activity worldwide 29 Oct 2015: Ibu volcano, Etna, Cotopaxi

Thursday Oct 29, 2015 21:00 PM |

Strombolian activity inside Etna's Voragine crater (photo: Biagio Ragonese / EtnaWeb)
Strombolian activity inside Etna's Voragine crater (photo: Biagio Ragonese / EtnaWeb)
Small strombolian explosion at Ibu yesterday
Small strombolian explosion at Ibu yesterday
Steam emissions and glow from Cotopaxi this morning
Steam emissions and glow from Cotopaxi this morning
Etna (Sicily, Italy): (29 Oct) After several weeks of calm, new activity has started during the past days inside the central Voragine crater. Mild strombolian explosions have been observed from a vent at the bottom of the crater.
Photo credit: Etna Web (facebook)

Ibu (Halmahera, Indonesia): (29 Oct) Our recent group who visited the volcano reports small to moderate explosion from the central vent at intervals of 5-20 minutes.

Cotopaxi (Ecuador): No significant changes in the volcano's activity have occurred. According to monitoring scientists from IGEPN, it seems that magma is slowly rising inside an open-conduit system.
During the last week, visual activity mainly consisted in steam and gas emissions reaching 1-2 km height, as well as small explosions in the crater that could only be detected instrumentally. Ash emissions have been minimal. Overall seismic activity has slightly decreased, with averages of 30-50 volcano-tectonic earthquakes (VT) per day. SO2 emissions remained high, fluctuating at values of 2000-5600 tons / day.
Previous news
Explosion at Aso volcano early on 23 Oct 2015
Monday, Oct 26, 2015
Aso (Kyushu): While the volcano continues to degas strongly and has intermittent, mostly small ash emissions, a stronger explosion occurred again early on 23 Oct around 6 am local time. ... [more]
Alleged image from this morning's eruption (?), by  INFO RINJANI @InfoRinjani / Twitter
Sunday, Oct 25, 2015
Rinjani (Lombok): A small explosive eruption with ash emissions was reported from the volcano this morning. It seems to have occurred from the Baru Jari cone inside the caldera lake (and the site of all recent eruptions of the volcano) at around 10:45 local time. ... [more]
View of the small pyroclastic flow at Shiveluch
Friday, Oct 23, 2015
Shiveluch (Kamchatka): (23 Oct) A moderately sized pyroclastic flow as result of small collapse of part of the active lava dome occurred this afternoon (Kamchatka time), sending an ash plume to approx. 15,000 ft (4.5 km) altitude. ... [more]
Thursday, Oct 22, 2015
Batu Tara (Sunda Islands, Indonesia): An ash plume at estimated 5,000 ft (1.5 km) altitude was reported extending 50 km SW of the volcano this morning (VAAC Darwin). ... [more]
Strombolian activity at Nishinoshima on 18 Oct 2015 (Japan Coast Guard)
Wednesday, Oct 21, 2015
Nishino-shima (Volcano Islands, Japan): (21 Oct) The eruption that had started in Nov 2013 still continues with no significant changes. During the most recent survey on 18 Oct by the Japanese Coast guard, strombolian activity was observed at the central vent, but lava flows no longer reached the coast of the young island, which is being affected and modified by wave erosion. ... [more]

More on VolcanoDiscovery:

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 | Imprint || Français | Deutsch
Follow us: