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Worldwide Volcano News and Updates:

Mon, 11 Apr 2011, 06:26
On 10 April 2011, the activity which had started with weak strombolian activity from the collapse carter on the east foot of the SE crater evolved inot a new, violent and spectacular eruption (paroxysm), including lava fountains, 3 km long lava flows and a tall column of ash. This was the 3rd such event in 2011. ...more
Sun, 10 Apr 2011, 06:28
Philolcs, the Philippine volcano monitoring agency, has increased the alert level for Taal volcano. This is based on the following observations: ...more [read all]
Sat, 9 Apr 2011, 21:36
Our mountain guide reports mild strombolian activity and small lava overflows from the vent of the SE crater.
Sun, 27 Mar 2011, 20:18
Lava returned to the crater floor of Pu`u O`o crater this morning, covering it with a small lava lake. The new eruptive episode marks the end of one of the longest pauses in the eruption so far. It followed a day of inflation, first at the summit, then under the eastern rift zone, indicating the rise of underground magam filling the plumbing system again.
Fri, 25 Mar 2011, 09:34
INSIVUMEH reported that during 17-18 and 20-22 March explosions from Fuego produced ash plumes that rose 300-600 m above the crater and drifted 5-8 km W, SW, and S. Incandescent material was ejected as high as 100 m above the crater. Avalanches traveled SW, into the Taniluyá, Santa Teresa, Ceniza, and Trinidad drainages. ...more
Fri, 25 Mar 2011, 09:27
Elevated activity continues at Santiaguito, as recent visitors and the latest reports from INSIVUMEH confirm. The Santiaguito lava dome has been producing frequent ash explosions with plumes to 700-800 m height and small avalanches and pyroclastic flows traveling down the eastern and southern flanks of Caliente dome.
Thu, 24 Mar 2011, 17:52
According to Indonesian news, the activity at Krakatau volcano has ceased and the eruption is considered to be over. How long the repose will last, time will tell.
Mon, 21 Mar 2011, 09:36
A powerful lahar (mud flow) occurred on 21 March on the SW flank of Merapi volcano. A lahar traveled through the village of Sleman, approximately 20 km SW of Merapi, burying 21 homes in addition to vehicles and livestock. At least 200 residents were evacuated.
Mon, 21 Mar 2011, 09:30
Mild explosive activity at Batu Tara continues. Darwin VAAC reported an ash plume from Batu Tara volcano on 20, reaching an altitude of 2.1 km (7,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifting NE. ...more
Fri, 18 Mar 2011, 15:46
The activity of Karangetang volcano is increasing. The Indonesian Volcanological Survey has raised the highest level of alert (4), after pyroclastic flows (block and ash flow type) from the new growing lava dome on the summit into the Kali Kali Nanitu und Pangi valleys have have reached nearly 4 km distance from the crater on 18 March. 3 villages have been ordered to evacuate.

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