The Volcano Adventure Guide: Excellent information and background for anyone wishing to visit active volcanoes safely and enjoyably. The book presents guidelines to visiting 42 different volcanoes around the world.
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Banda Api (Banda Sea): (10 Apr) The Indonesian Volcanological Survey (VSI) raised the alert level for the remote volcano from normal (level 1) to "waspada" ("watch", 2 on a scale of 1-4). The decision was based on geophysical monitoring data that suggests that the volcano, which had been dormant since its last eruption in 1988 has become restless and could be preparing for a new eruption in the medium-term future (months or years from now). ... [read more] ... [show less] In particular, seismic activity has increased since late Feb / early March this year. Several moderately large earthquakes have occurred in the area during the past weeks, and several shocks were felt by the small population of the island. The most recent increase of seismic activity which triggered the raise in alert status was a local earthquake on 4 April. For now, most seismic activity has been deep and not showing characteristics of magma movement at shallow depths inside the volcanic edifice, which would be expected if an eruption was imminent.
Poas (Costa Rica): (10 Apr) The activity of the volcano has increased recently. On Saturday, several small phreatic (steam-driven) explosions occurred at the crater lake and scientists measured elevated gas emission rates and raised temperatures. According to a new article, a large group of tourists was evacuated from the volcano, some of which suffered eye and throat irritations caused by the volcanic gasses. A new degassing vent had been observed at the shore of the lake which also changed color.
Etna (Sicily, Italy): The lava flow effusion seems to have decreased strongly or stopped over night. Dough and Emanuela who climbed the area of the vent yesterday afternoon were lucky to still see beautiful activity with lava flowing inside the main channel near the vent. [link to photos] ...
Etna (Sicily, Italy): As long as the current effusive eruption at Etna volcano continues and its spectacular lava flows remain reasonably accessible, we offer you the chance to come and see it with us in a private tour for individuals or small groups! ...
Exploring the unknown: We sometimes invite you to "test" new itineraries or destinations with us. Such trips are a reduced cost and require a higher degree of flexibility, but often offer a great deal of adventure.
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