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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. ...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). ...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. ...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. ...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. ...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. ...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. ...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! ...more [read all]

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