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Worldwide Volcano News and Updates:

Wed, 30 Apr 2014, 16:29
Volcanoes in the South Sea - volcano expedition to Vanuatu
Slamet (Central Java): Following the increase in explosions, VSI raised the alert status of the volcano from Waspada to Siaga ("watch"), i.e. 3 on a scale of 1-4. Slamet is now along with Sinabung, Karangetang and Lokon-Empung the 4th Indonesian volcano on high alert. ...more [read all]
Wed, 30 Apr 2014, 16:29
The currently intense phase of activity continues. More ash plumes, typically estimated at 8,000 ft (2.4 km) altitude and drifting up to 100 km SE were detected by VAAC Darwin.
Wed, 30 Apr 2014, 16:25
Strong strombolian eruption at Fuego this morning
Strombolian activity remains at similar, relatively intense levels. Incandescent material is thrown to up to 200 m above the crater and ash plumes reach 800 m in height. The following video shows the activity as time-lapse during the past 12 hours: ...more
Wed, 30 Apr 2014, 15:27
VSI raised the alert level of the volcano from "normal" to "waspada" (2 out of 4). This decision was triggered by numerous signs that the volcano is in unstable phase that might or might not build up to an eruption: an increase in volcano-tectonic earthquakes, observed rock avalanches and gas emissions were detected over the past weeks. ...more
Wed, 30 Apr 2014, 15:15
Following the increase in explosions, VSI raised the alert status of the volcano from Waspada to Siaga ("watch"), i.e. 3 on a scale of 1-4. Slamet is now along with Sinabung, Karangetang and Lokon-Empung the 4th Indonesian volcano on high alert.
Wed, 30 Apr 2014, 10:19
Volcanoes in the South Sea - volcano expedition to Vanuatu
Visiting Ambrym's lava lakes, Yasur's fireworks and the remote Ambae island is an adventure of a lifetime. We have a few spaces left for our expeditions on: 30 Jun - 13 Jul, 29 Jul - 18 Aug, 15 Sep - 6 Oct. ...more
Tue, 29 Apr 2014, 21:00
Slamet (Central Java): Strombolian eruptions continue from the active vent in the summit caldera of the volcano and seem to have intensified recently. According to a local newspaper article, 52 explosions were observed during midnight until this morning, which ejected lava bombs to heights of 500-700 meters. Incandescent material is visible like fireworks from observation points at the feet of the volcano. ...more [read all]
Tue, 29 Apr 2014, 17:20
Strombolian eruptions continue from the active vent in the summit caldera of the volcano and seem to have intensified recently. According to a local newspaper article, 52 explosions were observed during midnight until this morning, which ejected lava bombs to heights of 500-700 meters. Incandescent material is visible like fireworks from observation points at the feet of the volcano. ...more [read all]
Mon, 28 Apr 2014, 15:49
Satellite image from 26 April showing the plume from Batu Tara (MODIS / NASA, annotated by Culture Volcan)
Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): After a calm week during 12-20 April, the volcano is back with its typical average of 1-2 daily vulcanian explosions. Ash plumes have ranged from reaching 5-10,000 ft (1.5-3 km) altitude. ...more [read all]
Mon, 28 Apr 2014, 15:32
View of the steam plume from Charrapastique volcano (La Prensa Grafica)
The Chaparrastique volcano remains restless. An increase in degassing and seismic activity on Sunday was reported. According to a local press article, MARN observed pulsating gas emissions that reached heights between 200 and 600 meters between 9-11 pm yesterday local time as well after midnight.

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