Volcanoes Today, 4 Apr 2016: Masaya volcano, Etna, Nyiragongo

Source: Volcano Discovery Etna (Sicily, Italy): Activity remains low at the volcano. Only weak, intermittent ash emissions with decreasing tendency continue to occur from the NE crater. However, they carry no signs that could indicate fresh lava, and likely consist of older fragmented rock material only. Surface temperatures and seismic activity are low. Masaya (Nicaragua):…

Volcanoes Today, 31 Mar 2016: Stromboli Volcano, Colima, Popocatépetl, Soputan, Shiveluch, Makian, Kerinci, Sinabung

Source: Volcano Discovery Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): The activity at the summit craters has been (comparably very) low recently. However, small strombolian explosions continue to occur at irregular rates of 30-60 minutes intervals, mainly from western vent. Etna (Sicily, Italy): Intermittent weak to moderate ash emissions (presumably from older pulverized rock) have been occurring from…

Volcanoes Today, 29 Mar 2016: Pavlof Volcano

Source: Volcano Discovery Pavlof (Alaska Peninsula, USA): A new eruption started at the volcano abruptly Sunday (27 Mar) afternoon at 16:16 local time (00:18 UTC). An explosive eruption with lava fountaining produced an ash plume that quickly rose to approx. 20,000 ft elevation (6 km) and the Aviation Color code was raised to red. The…

Volcanoes Today, 27 Mar 2016: Suwanose-jima Volcano, Nyiragongo

Source: Volcano Discovery Suwanose-jima (Ryukyu Islands): The strombolian activity continues at the Otake crater continues. In the past days, it has been more intense, generating bright glow visible from neighboring islands and ash plumes that rose up to approx. 1 km. Nyiragongo (DRCongo): The mainly effusive activity from the new secondary vent inside the volcano’s…

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…