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Worldwide Volcano News and Updates:

Thu, 31 Jan 2013, 17:49
The volcano had shown some increased seismicity at the end of December, but has calmed down again.
Thu, 31 Jan 2013, 17:41
MODIS hot spot at the summit of Hear volcano (Univ. Hawai'i)
A thermal hot spot remains visible at the summit crater on MODIS satellite data, suggesting that some activity continues there.
Thu, 31 Jan 2013, 17:37
SERNAGEOMIN reported a decrease in seismic activity. No new surface activity was noted, but the alert level remains at orange.
Thu, 31 Jan 2013, 17:35
Popocatépetl last night (CENAPRED webcam)
Glow remains brightly visible at night. The rate of weak steam/gas/ash emissions was about 1 per hour since yesterday.
Thu, 31 Jan 2013, 17:31
Activity was low today. Only some small explosions and few small to moderately sized avalanches from the active flows were reported.
Thu, 31 Jan 2013, 17:29
Both explosive and effusive activity have been low today. ...more
Thu, 31 Jan 2013, 12:11
Etna's summit area today (INGV webcam)
Etna (Sicily, Italy): Etna has returned to apparent calm, but it is probably only a matter of days before new activity appears, likely at either Bocca Nuova or the New SE crater. Diffuse ash emissions seem to be occurring from the latter (see image). ...more [read all]
Thu, 31 Jan 2013, 10:17
Intermittent mild to moderate explosive activity has continued at Tavurvur during the past week. Ash explosions and semi-continuous ash venting produced plumes rising up to about 1 km and alternated with periods of calm steaming. ...more [read all]
Thu, 31 Jan 2013, 07:31
Explosions from the volcano have become more infrequent, but two new explosions occurred this morning at 6:54 and 10:44 am local time. The eruptions produced booms heard in the nearby villages, but due to cloud cover could not be well observed. The local volcano observatory estimated the height of the plume about 800 meters. ...more
Thu, 31 Jan 2013, 07:21
Current seismic signal at Tongariro (WT station, GeoNet)
Weak earthquakes continue to occur under the volcano, but the general level of seismic activity has remained low.

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