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Worldwide Volcano News and Updates:

Sat, 29 May 2010, 15:19
Tungurahua volcano erupted violently on 08h47 local time on May 28, 2010, producing an vulcanian-style ash plume rising about 10 km above the crater and drifting SW until the Gulf of Guayaquil. The flanks of the volcano were showered with incandescent bombs, and ballistic projectiles fell into inhabited areas such as Chonglontus, Manzano and Yuibug on the W and SW slopes. ...more [read all]
Fri, 28 May 2010, 15:48
Yasur's activity has continued to be very violent, with explosions that often throw bombs onto the visitor's rim and as far as the parking lot. This caused the Department of Geology, Mines and Water Resources from Port Vila to raise the alert level to 3 (out of 4) on 27 May.
Fri, 28 May 2010, 06:50
On the evening of 27 May, Pacaya volcano entered a phase of violent lava fountaining reaching an height of about 1 km, and an ash plume reaching about 3-4 km elevation drifting north-west towards the capital. ...more [read all]
Thu, 27 May 2010, 21:13
Shiveluch volcano continues to be very active and the lava dome is growing. An explosive eruption from the dome on 26 May sent an ash plume to 4500 m altitude.
Thu, 27 May 2010, 21:13
KVERT reports that Bezymiany's activity has been increasing, promting to raise the alert code from Yellow to Orange, which means that a new eruption could happen in the near future. Although the seismic data are blurred by the activity of nearby erupting Klyuchevskoy volcano, Bezymiany is showing an increase in earthquakes as well as an increase in the temperature in its crater, the usual preceding signs of new activity.
Wed, 26 May 2010, 12:37
Arenal volcano in Costa Rica had a stronger explosive and/or effusive eruption around 1pm on 25 June. According to various news sources, explosions produced 8 ash avalances (or lava flows) and promted the evacuation of parts of the Arenal National Park. Although almost constantly active during the past decades, the last major eruption of Arenal was in 1968 when 89 people got killed.
Mon, 24 May 2010, 08:44
Rinjani volcano erupted again on Saturday and Sunday (22-23 May, 2010), sending ash to up to 2 km height and causing ash falls in surrounding villages. New reports mention lava flows from the active Baru Jari cone inside the Rinjani caldera into the lake. No fatalities or major damage were reported.
Sun, 23 May 2010, 23:06
It seems that the eruption of Eyafjallajökull volcano has finally ended. While there is still a considerable steam plume rising from the crater, no fresh ash or lava emissions have been observed since yesterday (23 May). The measured heat flow from the crater is low and seismic activity has continued to decrease as well.
Sat, 22 May 2010, 17:49
Eyafjallajökull volcano is getting more quiet and perhaps the eruption is coming to an end. As the Icelandic Meteorological Office and the Institute of Earth Sciences confirm in their latest bulletin, the magma output rate has decreased to an estimated 5 tons per second, around 10% of what it had been a week ago and during the peak phases of activity. The plume has decreased to 1.5-3.5 km and contains relatively little ash. Seismicity has been decreasing overall.
Sat, 22 May 2010, 05:59
The intensity of Eyafjallajökull's eruption has been decreasing. Observations from flights show that the eruption plume is light grey, with a small amount of ash and the height is 3-3.5 km/10,000-12,000 ft (a.s.l.), about half of what it had been a week ago.

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