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Sat, 31 Jan 2015, 21:00
Current tremor signal (ESLNZ station, INGV Catania)
Etna (Sicily, Italy): After a few days of apparent calm, new activity resumes on Etna: Seismic tremor started to rise steeply this morning about 6:00 (local time). At the moment it is still elevated with an overall increasing tendency. ...more [read all]
Sat, 31 Jan 2015, 15:52
Current tremor signal (ESLNZ station, INGV Catania)
After a few days of apparent calm, new activity resumes on Etna: Seismic tremor started to rise steeply this morning about 6:00 (local time). At the moment it is still elevated with an overall increasing tendency. ...more [read all]
Fri, 30 Jan 2015, 23:37
Some images of frozen and active pahoehoe lava taken during an excursion to active lava flows from Kiilauea during one of the recent Round-The-World tours.
Fri, 30 Jan 2015, 21:00
Earthquakes at Bardarbunga yesterday (IMO)
Bardarbunga (Central Iceland): A small earthquake swarm at 1 km below the eastern rim of the Bardarbunga caldera occurred yesterday evening at 21:22 local time, accompanied by a rise in tremor. ...more [read all]
Fri, 30 Jan 2015, 12:11
Lava flow or incandescent avalanche on Klyuchevskoy this morning (evening in Kamchatka)
The volcano's activity today consisted of continuing mild to moderate strombolian activity. Probably the lava flow on its upper flank is still active, but seems to have decreased. Frequent incandescent avalanches occurred, accompanied by mild ash emissions. ...more [read all]
Fri, 30 Jan 2015, 11:45
Earthquakes at Bardarbunga yesterday (IMO)
A small earthquake swarm at 1 km below the eastern rim of the Bardarbunga caldera occurred yesterday evening at 21:22 local time, accompanied by a rise in tremor. ...more [read all]
Thu, 29 Jan 2015, 21:00
Map of the June 27th lava flow as of 26 Jan (USGS / HVO)
Kilauea (Hawai'i): The June 27th lava flow remains active, but its advance is slow. The leading edge is currently stalled roughly 500 meters from Highway 130 at Pahoa. Breakouts remain active a short distance upslope of the leading tip of the flow, and continue to slowly widen the flow. ...more [read all]
Thu, 29 Jan 2015, 09:45
Map of the June 27th lava flow as of 26 Jan (USGS / HVO)
The June 27th lava flow remains active, but its advance is slow. The leading edge is currently stalled roughly 500 meters from Highway 130 at Pahoa. Breakouts remain active a short distance upslope of the leading tip of the flow, and continue to slowly widen the flow.
Thu, 29 Jan 2015, 08:58
An exceptional satellite image taken by the European Pléiades satellite from 19 January shows the new island that formed during the eruption near Hunga Ha’apai island (left in images) earlier this month and joined it by forming a new peninsula, composed of a broad, flat ash cone with a water-filled crater. The image also shows that activity seems to have already stopped by 19 Jan when the image was taken. Most likely, the new land addition will be eroded within months, because it seems mainly to be composed of loose materials, as opposed to more resistant solid lava flows.
Wed, 28 Jan 2015, 18:50
Comparison of the Baugur vent showing the decrease in activity (photo: Morten S.Riishuus & Ármann Höskuldsson / IES FVNH)
Bardarbunga (Central Iceland): The visible intensity of the eruption continues to decrease gradually. The Icelandic Met office conducted air-borne measurements of the lava field last week, showing that it has significantly thickened (rather than expanded laterally) during the past weeks, and is now estimated to contain approx. 1.4 cubic kilometers of lava. Effusion rates, although decreasing, are still close to an impressive 100 m³ per second. ...more [read all]

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