Thursday, March 23, 2017

Strong eruptions at Sheveluch (Russia) and Sinabung (Indonesia) volcanoes

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The Earth is rumbling again. Strong eruptions occurred on February 24, 2016 at Sheveluch (Russia) and Sinabung (Indonesia) volcanoes sending ash plumes several thousand meters in the sky! Explosive-extrusive eruption of the...

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...