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Worldwide Volcano News and Updates:

Thu, 27 Feb 2014, 07:20
Aerial view of Popocatépetl's summit with the new pit crater (image: CENAPRED)
The volcano's activity increased yesterday. CENAPRED counted no less than 544 small to moderate emissions during the 24 hours between 25-26 Feb. ...more [read all]
Wed, 26 Feb 2014, 17:01
Glow from Shiveluch's lava dome and steam/ash plume
Shiveluch (Kamchatka): Although no larger explosions or dome collapses have occurred in the past days, the activity at the volcano remains intense and such events could happen any time again. The clear weather today showed the active lava dome still grows on both sides, produces smaller avalanches and an intense steam plume that sometimes contains volcanic ash: ...more [read all]
Wed, 26 Feb 2014, 16:59
Nyiragongo's lava lake
After a pause of 2 years, Congo's Virunga National Park opens again this month. The Virunga National Park, founded in 1925, is Africa's oldest and one oldest national park and home to some of the last surviving mountain gorillas, but also two of the world's most interesting and most active volcanoes, Nyiragongo and Nyamuragira. ...more
Wed, 26 Feb 2014, 16:41
Another ash eruption occurred at the volcano this afternoon at 16:15 local time. According to local news quoting the local VSI volcano observatory spokesman, the eruption today was the largest in a series since the alert status had been raised on 3 August last year. Ash fell in a radius of 3 km where some villages are located. ...more [read all]
Wed, 26 Feb 2014, 16:18
Glow from Shiveluch's lava dome and steam/ash plume
Although no larger explosions or dome collapses have occurred in the past days, the activity at the volcano remains intense and such events could happen any time again. The clear weather today showed the active lava dome still grows on both sides, produces smaller avalanches and an intense steam plume that sometimes contains volcanic ash: ...more
Wed, 26 Feb 2014, 16:05
Phreatic eruption at Poás volcano yesterday (OVSICORI-UNA webcam)
An impressive phreatic eruption took place at the volcano yesterday shortly after noon (local time). So-called cypressoide-type jets of water, mud, and solid blocks were ejected in circular directions from the crater lake to heights of approx. 400 m. The webcam that captured the event was covered with mud. ...more [read all]
Wed, 26 Feb 2014, 07:48
Seismicity at the volcano remains slightly above background. No other unusual activity has been seen recently.
Wed, 26 Feb 2014, 07:47
AVO keeps the alert status at yellow, although no activity has been detected recently.
Wed, 26 Feb 2014, 07:41
Two small explosions occurred at the volcano yesterday at ~4:17 UTC February 25 (19:17 AKST February 24) and 10:35 UTC (1:35 AKST), the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) reported. ...more
Tue, 25 Feb 2014, 17:30
Thermal image of the eastern flank of Etna, showing the active lava flows from the NSEC
Etna (Sicily, Italy): Mild strombolian activity from the New SE crater and weekly alimented lava effusion from the fissure vents at its eastern base continue. ...more [read all]

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