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Worldwide Volcano News and Updates:

Mon, 27 Dec 2010, 15:19
Activity at Guatemala's Fuego volcano has increased in the past days. Powerful strombolian explosions occur on average 8-10 times per hour and throw incandescent lava up to several hundred meters high. Ash rises more than 1 km above the crater and a near contiuous ash plume can be traced 15 SE. ...more
Wed, 22 Dec 2010, 08:05
Bromo volcano exploded again late on 20 December, causing an ash plume rising to ca. 6000 m (20,000 ft) and drifting about 80 km south according to satellite data from the VAAC Darwin.
Wed, 22 Dec 2010, 08:00
Tunguarahua continues to be very active. Frequent explosions produce ash plumes rising several kilometers, causig ash fall in the surrounding villages.
Sat, 18 Dec 2010, 11:48
The ash emission from Bromo has been decreasing in the past days. The volcano still emits a plume to 400-800 m height comprising mostly steam and little ash. The Indonesian Volcanological Survey has downgraded its level to 3 (out of 4). A 2 km exclusion zone is still in place.
Fri, 10 Dec 2010, 20:45
Piton de la Fournaise volcano on La Réunion island erupted for the 3rd time. The eruption started yesterday 9 Dec at 22h42 local time following two seismic crisis. The eruption started from a fissure located on the outside N flank of the cone of Dolomieu summit crater about 1 km away and feeds a lava flow. ...more
Wed, 8 Dec 2010, 07:59
Significant changes have occured recently at Erta Ale volcano, the lava lake having filled up the south crater and overflowed repeatedly into the N and NW section of the caldera floor adjacient to the crater. ...more [read all]
Sat, 4 Dec 2010, 09:43
Scientists have observed that the lava lake at Erta Ale had some Strombolian activity in the southern pit crater during 20-23 November 2010. They have seen that the lava lake had filled the the pit crater and that lava flew also into the main crater.There was a little 4 m high scoria ring at the vent. ...more
Sun, 14 Nov 2010, 04:02
A small pyroclastic flow occured at Merapi yesterday, reaching 1.8 km from the summit. Today, the explosive activity from the vents at the summit seems to have decreased further. The ash plume rises to about 1 km above the crater and appears to be much smaller in volume than yesterday. Yogyakarta airport is scheduled to reopen on 16 Nov, if the trend of decreasing activity continues.
Sat, 13 Nov 2010, 09:08
After the powerful explosions and devastating pyroclastic flows last weekend, and a minor pyroclastic flow on 11 Nov morning, Merapi's activity has sharply decreased. ...more
Sat, 13 Nov 2010, 08:59
A small group of VolcanoDiscovery visited Krakatau between 9-11 November: During this time, we observed strong ash emissions from the summit crater, a twin crater with two craters separated by a narrow ridge, one breached to the SE at the same position of the older summit crater and one facing to the NW. The 2007-2009 crater and lava dome complex to the S beneath the summit crater are mostly covered, but still morphologically visible. ...more [read all]

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