Friday, July 21, 2017

Eruption of Anak Krakatau confirmed in Indonesia

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The eruption of Anak Krakatau has been confirmed. One of Volcano Discovery readers spent a night on February 20, 2017, at Anak Krakatau and saw intense strombolian-vulcanian type activity from the...

Mega swarm of more than 300 earthquakes rattles the Taupo Volcanic Zone in New Zealand

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A swarm of hundreds of small earthquakes hit northwest of Turangi, New Zealand. The mega quake sequence is likely related to the quentching of the Taupo Volcanic Zone. Now is it...

Geological unrest worldwide: M6.3 earthquake hits Argentina, Sinabung (Indonesia) and Sabancaya (Peru) volcanoes erupt

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An update about the main geological events that occurred today! M6.3 earthquake hits Argentina, Sinabung (Indonesia) and Sabancaya (Peru) volcanoes erupt. A 6.3-magnitude earthquake jolted Argentina’s Jujuy province, some 50 kilometers northwest...

The US volcano monitoring needs to be beefed up: Only one seismometer at life threatening Glacier Peak volcano

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While Bogoslof’s eruption can be ignored to some degree, eruptions at places like Glacier Peak could pose major risks to life and property. And how many seismometers watch this sleeping volcano? Right...

India’s only active volcano is spewing smoke and lava once again

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India's only active volcano is spewing smoke and lava once again. Clouds were seen at the crater mouth where smoke was bellowing out in an otherwise clear sky. Researchers sampled...

Chile and Argentina on alert after 60 quakes in 45 minutes shake Lanin Volcano – Alert level raised to Yellow

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The alert level of Lanin volcano was raised to yellow by the Chilean National Geology and Mining Service (Sernageomin) after a swarm of 59 quakes in 45 minutes hit...

California volcanoes update: Normal levels of background seismicity and deformation

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All volcanoes monitored by CalVO using telemetered, real-time sensor networks exhibit normal levels of background seismicity and deformation. Volcanoes monitored include Mount Shasta, Medicine Lake Volcano, Clear Lake Volcanic Field,...

Mud volcano erupts in Azerbaijan, 80 exhalations at Popocatepetl (Mexico), Etna (Italy) blows smoke rings and eruption at Mawson Peak (Australia)

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Meanwhile, lava is being ejected in several parts of the world. The volcanic unrest continues: A mud volcano erupted in Azerbaijan on February 6, 2017; 80 exhalations were reported within...

Alert level raised at Kanlaon and Bulusan (Philippines), strong eruptive events at Sheveluch (Russia), Sinabung (Indonesia), Turrialba (Costa Rica), Colima (Mexico)

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The worldwide volcanic unrest is reaching new countries and proportions! Alert level raised at Kanlaon and Bulusan (Philippines), enormous eruptions at Sheveluch (Russia) and Colima (Mexico) volcanoes, strong unrest at...

First eruption of Piton de La Fournaise (Réunion island) in 2017 and unexpected discovery of an underwater volcanic eruption in Tonga

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Everyday we find new signs of volcanic unrest across the world. The Piton de La Fournaise (Réunion island) exploded for the first time in 2017 on January 31, 2017, while a...

Earthquake swarm rocks Etna – Schools evacuated in three nearby towns

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A 3.5-magnitude earthquake and seismic swarm hit the Mt Etna area Monday causing schools to be evacuated in three nearby towns, Ragalna, Nicolosi and Bronte. All in all, around 60...

The unrest continues: Spectacular explosions of Colima (Mexico), Etna (Italy) Fuego (Guatemala) and Sinabung (Indonesia), Alert risen to RED AGAIN at Bogoslof (Alaska)

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The volcanic unrest continues! Spectacular explosions of Colima (Mexico), Etna (Italy), Fuego (Guatemala) and Sinabung (Indonesia) recorded on January 26, 2017. Alert level at Bosgoslof (USA) raised to red AGAIN. Crazy....

Giant volcano Katla hit by powerful 4.3 magnitude earthquake

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A powerful 4.3 magnitude earthquake hit the center of the Katla caldera today at 15:14. The major earthquake which hit the subglacial volcano was followed by a second 3.0 magnitude quake one...

Energetic earthquake swarm detected at Takawangha volcano (Alaska) – Alert levels risen – No historical eruptions known

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An energetic earthquake swarm was detected at Takawangha on January 23, 2017 by the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO). The sequence is continuing. Is this the sign of an imminent explosion for...

Etna (Italy) awakens after 8 months, Colima (Mexico), Ebeko (Russia) and Sabancaya (Peru) strongly erupt

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Etna (Italy) awakens after 8 months, Colima (Mexico), Ebeko (Russia) and Sabancaya (Peru) strongly erupt. There is no rest! On January 23, 2017, at sunset, small strombolian explosions were reported at...

Are we ready for another massive volcanic eruption?

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An enormous volcanic eruption would not necessarily plunge the world into a new societal crisis. The 1257 eruption of the Samalas volcano in Indonesia produced a dust cloud that blocked...

Bogoslof back to red alert, eruptions and increased activity at Reventador (Ecuador), Erta Ale (Ethiopia) and quake swarm at Katla (Iceland)

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Increased volcanic activity is reported around the world. Bogoslof is back to red alert, eruptions and increased activity are reported at Reventador (Ecuador), Erta Ale volcano (Ethiopia) and a quake...

Mount Paektu supervolcano in North Korea is set to erupt and cause a global catastrophe

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Mount Paektu, a deadly and active North Korean super volcano, is set to erupt and cause a global catastrophe, the likes of which would not have been seen for...

Jalisco bathed in ash after powerful eruption of Colima Volcano in Mexico – State of alert

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The municipality of Jalisco is 'bathed' in ash after the strong explosion of Colima Volcano on January 18, 2017. Zapotlán El Grande has experienced a copious rain of crater residues....

Continuous eruptions at Colima (Mexico), Turrialba (Costa Rica) and Sinabung (Indonesia) volcanoes

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Many volcanoes are currently rumbling around the world. Among them, the Colima, the Turrialba and the Sinabung peaks, which continue to exhibit an explosive activity since a few weeks. COLIMA, MEXICO The...