Volcanic Activity Worldwide: May 7, 2016

Source: Volcano Discovery Niigata-Yake-yama (Honshu): An increase in small earthquakes has been detected under the volcano located on the border between Niigata and Nagano Prefecture recently. In addition, a slight increase in fumarolic activity on the eastern side of the summit crater was noted and some inflation of the volcanic edifice recorded.  According to the…

Volcanic Activity Worldwide: April 25, 2016

Kliuchevskoi (Kamchatka): The activity of the volcano has intensified, in particular during the past 24-36 hours. KVERT reported that strong strombolian explosions produced an ash plume that rose to 8-9 km altitude that drifted more than 400 km to the SW. Webcam images have been mostly unclear, but view from this evening (dawn in Kamchatka)…

Volcanic Activity Worldwide: April 19, 2016

Source: Volcano Discovery Nyamuragira (DRCongo): The lava lake at the bottom of the inner pit in the volcano’s summit caldera has recently disappeared, a recent survey by scientist from the Goma volcano observatory (OVG) and UN. It is not known when exactly this happened and how, but the thermal signal stops abruptly around 1 April,…

Volcanic Activity Worldwide: April 18, 2016

Eruption of Santiaguito on 11 April 2016 Source: Volcano Discovery Santiaguito (Guatemala): A violent explosion associated with a partial dome collapse occurred Monday morning at the Caliente dome. The eruption generated an ash column that rose several kilometers and a pyroclastic flow that traveled through the canyon draining from the dome complex to the SE.…

Volcanoes Today, 13 Apr 2016: Suwanose-jima Volcano

Source: Volcano Discovery Suwanose-jima (Ryukyu Islands): The strombolian activity at the volcano’s O-take crater continues to be relatively intense. VAAC Tokyo reports low-level ash plumes at approx. 6,000 ft and incandescence from the activity can be seen from neighboring islands. Currently erupting: Alaid (Northern Kuriles): intense thermal signal from summit crater, strong degassing (updated 31…