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Worldwide Volcano News and Updates:

Thu, 31 Dec 2015, 21:00
Small explosion at Santiaguito on the morning of 28 Dec 2015
Santiaguito (Guatemala): (31 Dec) During our stay at / near Santa Maria volcano during 26-29 Dec, we observed only explosive activity at Santiaguito, but no signs of effusive activity (lava flows): no rockfalls or other movements were seen at the recently active lava flows or on the flanks of the dome itself, indicating that at present, no lava flows are active. Read more... read all
Thu, 31 Dec 2015, 00:35
Strombolian eruption at Fuego last night
The activity at Fuego might be picking up towards a new paroxysm (eruptive phase with strongly increased effusion rate, resulting in lava fountaining and lava flows). Read more... read all
Thu, 31 Dec 2015, 00:20
Small explosion at Santiaguito on the morning of 28 Dec 2015
During our stay at / near Santa Maria volcano during 26-29 Dec, we observed only explosive activity at Santiaguito, but no signs of effusive activity (lava flows): no rockfalls or other movements were seen at the recently active lava flows or on the flanks of the dome itself, indicating that at present, no lava flows are active. Read more... read all
Wed, 23 Dec 2015, 21:00
View into Pacaya's Mackenney crater this morning (22 Dec 2015)
Pacaya (Guatemala): (23 Dec) During our visit at the volcano this morning, the first direct observation of the crater was possible following a period of 5 days of bad weather. When we climbed the crater rim, we observed violent, continuous lava spattering from the central vent on an intra-crater cinder cone inside Mackenney crater. Read more... read all
Wed, 23 Dec 2015, 00:18
View into Pacaya's Mackenney crater this morning (22 Dec 2015)
During our visit at the volcano this morning, the first direct observation of the crater was possible following a period of 5 days of bad weather. When we climbed the crater rim, we observed violent, continuous lava spattering from the central vent on an intra-crater cinder cone inside Mackenney crater. Read more... read all
Sat, 19 Dec 2015, 21:00
Explosion at Sinabung volcano this morning (image: Endro Lewa / facebook)
Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): (19 Dec) The eruption, characterized by slow extrusion of viscous lava, continues well into its second year. During the past days, incandescent avalanches, but also explosions (from pressurized gas-rich magma) have occurred, producing small to moderate ash plumes rising up to 2-3 km. Read more... read all
Sat, 19 Dec 2015, 08:34
Explosion at Sinabung volcano this morning (image: Endro Lewa / facebook)
The eruption, characterized by slow extrusion of viscous lava, continues well into its second year. During the past days, incandescent avalanches, but also explosions (from pressurized gas-rich magma) have occurred, producing small to moderate ash plumes rising up to 2-3 km.
Glowing rockfalls and explosion on 17 Dec (photo: Endro Lewa / facebook)
Sat, 19 Dec 2015, 08:28
Ash emissions from the volcano continue to be intense and near continuous. A plume extending 100 nautical miles (180 km) to the east was reported this morning (Darwin VAAC).
Thu, 17 Dec 2015, 21:00
Fuego volcano this morning
Egon (Flores): Seismic unrest has been detected at the volcano. On 15 Dec, VSI raised the alert level of the volcano from 1 to 2 ("waspada", watch), on a scale of 1-4. Read more... read all
Thu, 17 Dec 2015, 16:03
We present a selection of photographs taken on the 23rd of November 2015 during our first Danakil volcano expedition of this winter season! Read more... read all

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