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Updated: Feb 3, 2023 21:18 GMT -
Wed, 28 Aug 2002, 06:00
The Japanese Disaster Relief Team that visited Pago during 25 August to 3 September found that lava had erupted from four of the five craters NW of the Pago Central cone that are aligned NW-SE. The largest quantity of lava was emitted from the lowest cone; lava from the cone flowed NE and then was directed SE after reaching the crater wall. Two faults were visible; one was parallel to the crater line, and the other was perpendicular to it. Read all
Wed, 28 Aug 2002, 06:00
An increase in activity at Yasur since October 2001 and the occurrence of a M 6 volcanic earthquake on 29 August at 1500 led scientists to increase the Alarm Level at Yasur to 3. This was the largest earthquake recorded at Yasur since seismic stations were installed in October 1992. Access to the volcano was prohibited and no evacuations were ordered. Read all
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Mon, 25 Jul 2022, 16:08

Science Spotlight: Volcanism on Planet Venus

Planet Venus hiding beneath its thick toxic atmosphere (image: NASA)
Planet's Earth closest sister, Venus, is not only similar in size and composition, but also has volcanic activity. In fact, volcanic deposits cover approx. 80 % of its surface! Read all
Mon, 27 Jun 2022, 09:12

Science Spotlight: Geothermal Colors

Morning Glory Pool. Photo Credit: Leandra Xochitl Marshall.
Volcanic processes, where vapors and water heated by magma rise to the surface, can create striking geothermic landforms such as fumarolic fields, hydrothermal or geothermal springs, acidic brines, salt chimneys, pillars, terraces, and pools. ... Read all
Fri, 3 Feb 2023, 20:50

Volcano earthquake report for Friday, 3 Feb 2023

World map showing volcanoes with shallow (less than 50 km) earthquakes within 20 km radius  during the past 24 hours on  3 Feb 2023 Number in brackets indicate nr of quakes.
Quakes detected near: Agua (1 quake mag 3.0), Azuma (1 quake mag 2.5), Buzzard Creek (1 quake mag 1.7), Campi Flegrei (Phlegrean Fields) (10 quakes between mag 0.1-1.1), Cerro Singüil (2 quakes between mag 1.6-2.9), Clear Lake (23 quakes between mag 0.3-1.9) ... Read all

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