Volcanic Activity Worldwide: Wednesday September 14, 2016

Source: Volcano Discovery Dukono (Halmahera): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: CONTINUOUS VA EMISSIONS TO FL080 OBS VA DTG:13/1245Z White Island (New Zealand): A small eruption occurred this morning from the volcano. Weak ash emissions were seen from the vent of the volcano’s 2012 lava dome in the central crater; the…

Volcanic Activity Worldwide: Tuesday August 23, 2016

Source: Volcano Discovery Klyuchevskoy (Kamchatka): The eruption of the volcano continues with the effusion of a lava flow on the eastern flank and intermittent explosive activity at the summit. A phase of near-continuous small to moderate explosions occurred last night (this morning in Kamchatka), generating an ash plume that rose to 23,000 ft (7 km)…

Volcanic Activity Worldwide: Monday August 8, 2016

Eruption of Sinabung this morning (image: PVMBG) Source: Volcano Discovery Brava (Cape Verde): Seismic activity has decreased since its peak with shallow earthquakes around 2 August which had triggered fears that a new eruption could occur in the near future. Authorities remain at alert while groups of scientists are currently monitoring the situation. Sinabung (Sumatra,…

Volcanic Activity Worldwide: Monday July 25, 2016

Source: Volcano Discovery Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): After more than 3 weeks with no recorded eruption, a strong vulcanian-type explosion occurred this evening at 00:02 past midnight (15:02 UTC). The initial estimate of the ash plume was corrected from 10,000 to 20,000 ft (6 km) altitude, making the event one of the larger ones among Sakurajima’s…

Volcanic Activity Worldwide: Monday June 27, 2016

Source: Volcano Discovery Santiaguito (Guatemala): The elevated activity from the Caliente lava dome continues to produce intermittent strong vulcanian eruptions every few days or so: yesterday afternoon at 16:16 local time, a powerful explosion produced an ash column that rose to 5 km altitude and generated pyroclastic flows on the SW and SE side of…

Volcanic Activity Worldwide: Monday June 20, 2016

Source: Volcano Discovery Canlaon (Central Philippines): The volcano remains restless. A small explosion occurred Saturday morning at 09:19 local time. According to PHILVOLCS, the eruption which lasted less than 30 minutes was entirely steam-driven (phreatic or hydrothermal), i.e. caused by overheated ground water flashing into steam inside the hydrothermal system overlying a (probably small) body…