Volcanoes Today, 16 Mar 2016: Colima Volcano, Telica, Akita-Komaga-take, Nyiragongo

Source: Volcano Discovery Akita-Komaga-take (Honshu): Elevated seismic activity has been detected by Japanese volcanologists. No other parameters (visual fumarolic activity, deformation etc) seem to be above background levels and no particular alert was raised. Colima (Western Mexico): Mild explosive activity continues from the volcano. Mostly small explosions occur at irregular intervals of typically several hours…

Volcanoes Today, 14 Mar 2016: Soputan Volcano, Sakurajima, Momotombo, Etna, Nyiragongo

Source: Volcano Discovery Etna (Sicily, Italy): INGV Catania published the result of very high-resolution satellite-based measurements of ground deformation of Etna during the period between Feb 2015-Feb 2016. They show that Etna’s dominant trend of deformation has changed from inflation (in blue) to deflation since the latest eruption in early December.   Inflation of the…

Volcanoes Today, 14 Mar 2016: Rincón de la Vieja Volcano, Shishaldin

Source: Volcano Discovery Shishaldin (Aleutian Islands, Alaska): The alert level was lowered back to normal status. Detectable activity (visible observations and satellite-based data) has been decreasing steadily of the past several months, the Alaska Volcano Observatory reported: “There has been a steady decrease in detected thermal activity at Shishaldin over the past several months. No…

Volcanic activity worldwide 10 Mar 2016: Santiaguito Volcano, Lokon-Empung, Dukono, Tungurahua, Sinab…

  Source: Volcano Discovery Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): Explosions and generally small pyroclastic flows, sometimes happening together, continue to occur at the volcano at rates of a few per day on average. Yesterday evening 17:55 local time, an explosion produced a plume that rose 2.3 km and a pyroclastic flow that traveled 1.5 km. Dukono (Halmahera):…