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Happy Camp Complex Fire, California


Lightning ignited a fire near Happy Camp, California, in August that had burned over 99,000 acres (40,000 hectares) as of September 9, 2014.

Smoke in Yosemite


Authorities used helicopters to evacuate dozens of hikers and climbers from Yosemite National Park due to a fire burning in Little Yosemite Valley.

HVO scientists are closely watching Kilauea and Mauna Loa - West Hawaii Today

Volcano News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 11:24am

HVO scientists are closely watching Kilauea and Mauna Loa
West Hawaii Today
Volcanoes are prominent in the news lately with eruptions near Barbardunga volcano in Iceland and Tavurvur volcano in Rabaul, Papua New Guinea, as well as Kilauea volcano's continuing eruption on Hawaii Island. But to prevent any possible confusion, ...

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Footage reveals tornado of fire swirling above Bardarbunga volcano - Daily Mail

Volcano News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 9:02am

Business Insider

Footage reveals tornado of fire swirling above Bardarbunga volcano
Daily Mail
An incredible whirlwind of gas and fire, swirling 3,280ft (1km) into the air, has been captured above Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano. The stunning footage was taken last week by an aircraft-fitted infrared camera designed to monitor potentially ...
Hot Stuff! Volcano Tornado Filmed in IcelandLiveScience.com
52 Volcanoes That Pose A 'Serious Threat' To The US Aren't Being Well MonitoredBusiness Insider
Volcano tornado? Watch what happens when the two meetWLS-TV
The Utah People's Post -Yahoo News UK
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Earthquake Shakes Iceland Volcano, Still No Ash Cloud - Insurance Journal

Volcano News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 3:10am

Earthquake Shakes Iceland Volcano, Still No Ash Cloud
Insurance Journal
An earthquake struck the region around Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano on Sunday while fissures in the area continued to spew out lava but still none of the ash that could hamper airline traffic. The earthquake occurred at 0708 GMT and reached a ...

Watch an explosive volcanic eruption in Papua New Guinea - CNET

Volcano News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 5:57pm

New York Daily News

Watch an explosive volcanic eruption in Papua New Guinea
CNET
Most of us will never see a volcanic eruption in the flesh -- but one holidaymaker got really lucky. Townsville, Queensland-based taxi driver Philip McNamara, 58, was on holiday in Papua New Guinea, boating the South Pacific Ocean around the ...
Your 'Holy Crap!' Moment Of The Day: Volcano Eruption Caught On TapeDaily Caller
Explosive moment Mount Tavurvur volcano erupts and triggers SONIC BOOMDaily Mail
'Holy smoking toledos!': Tourists capture startling footage of volcano ...New York Daily News
3News NZ -The Independent
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Yellowstone Volcano Eruption: Likelihood of Supervolcano Erupting is 'Very Low' - The Epoch Times

Volcano News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 3:31pm

Yellowstone Volcano Eruption: Likelihood of Supervolcano Erupting is 'Very Low'
The Epoch Times
The likelihood of the Yellowstone volcano erupting remains “very low,” the government agency in charge of monitoring the volcano said in its latest update. The supervolcano, which is located under a portion of the Yellowstone National Park and juts ...

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Iceland's latest volcano eruption worsens - euronews

Volcano News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 9:25pm

CBS News

Iceland's latest volcano eruption worsens
euronews
Lava continued to emerge from Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano on Friday and officials say the fissures are getting longer. Scientists are concerned that if the latest eruption spreads to an ice cap 4 kilometres away, the subsequent explosion could ...
Iceland volcano sparks new flooding threatCBS News
PHOTOS: Iceland's Bardarbunga Volcano Visible From SpaceAccuWeather.com
Earthquake shakes Iceland volcano, still no ashReuters India
The Independent -The Conversation UK
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Volcano eruption threatening homes on Hawaii's Big Island - New York Daily News

Volcano News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 7:37pm

New York Daily News

Volcano eruption threatening homes on Hawaii's Big Island
New York Daily News
The steady march of lava from a Hawaiian volcano could reach rural homes within a week. Big Island officials near the path of destruction have restricted roads to locals in case residents in the Ka'ohe homesteads need to escape in a hurry. “This is a ...
A Look at Hawaii Volcano Sending Lava Toward HomesABC News
Hawaii's Big Island Declares State Of Emergency After Lava Starts Flowing Out ...Business Insider
Lava from Hawaii volcano nears homesThe Guardian
The Independent -Tech Times -CBS News
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Lava from Kilauea Volcano threatens to cut off community on Hawaii's Big Island - CNN

Volcano News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 11:10am

CNN

Lava from Kilauea Volcano threatens to cut off community on Hawaii's Big Island
CNN
(CNN) -- The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory has issued a warning for a Big Island beach community threatened to be cut off by lava flow from Kilauea Volcano. Lava from a vent that opened on June 27 has come within a mile of the edge of the Ka'ohe ...

Warning issued to rural area near lava flowing from Hawaii volcano - CBS News

Volcano News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 4:49pm

CBS News

Warning issued to rural area near lava flowing from Hawaii volcano
CBS News
The Kilauea volcano has been continuously erupting since 1983, but new vents - or points where lava reaches the surface - have opened up periodically. The lava normally doesn't approach homes, but it has wiped out neighborhoods in the past.

Flooding in Bangladesh and India


Heavy rains triggered floods in northern Bangladesh in summer 2014.

Asosan (Japan) - Report for 27 August-2 September 2014 - NEW

GVP Eruption Reports - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 5:18am

On 27-29 August JMA reported volcanic earthquakes and elevated lake temperatures at Asosan's Nakadake Crater. On 30 August an eruption occurred with a gray-white plume of indeterminate height due to clouds prompted raising the Alert level to 2. On 31 August- 2 September was a small eruption and a gray white plume rose 800-1200 m above the crater rim. During 30 August-1 September the Tokyo VAAC reported ash plumes that rose 1.5-2.1 km (5,000-7,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted N and NE. The Alert Level was raised to 2 (on a scale of 1-5).

Source: Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA)

Bardarbunga (Iceland) - Report for 27 August-2 September 2014 - NEW

GVP Eruption Reports - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 5:18am

During 27 August-2 September the Icelandic Met Office reported ongoing seismic activity at Bárdarbunga volcano. On 27 August an overflight showed a 4-6-km-long row of cauldrons 10-15 m in diameter S of Bárdarbunga. On 29 August a small fissure eruption started in Holuhraun along an old fissure about 600 m in length north of Dyngjujökull. Lava again erupted starting on 31 August along a 1.5 km long fissure. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red and lowered to Orange later in the day. On 1-2 September a white steam and gas plume rose 4.5 km (15,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted 60 km to NNE and ENE. Lava flowed N and lava plumes rose tens of meters. There was a noticeable decrease in seismicity from 500 earthquakes on 1 September to 300 earthquakes on 2 September. Earthquakes up to magnitude 4-5.4 have been detected at or near the volcano. On 2 September the lava had covered 4.2 square kilometers and was 4.5 km from the glaciers edge. The London VAAC reported no ash plumes associated with the fissure eruptions. The Aviation Color Code remains at Orange.

Sources: Icelandic Met Office ,London Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre (VAAC)

Rabaul (Papua New Guinea) - Report for 27 August-2 September 2014 - NEW

GVP Eruption Reports - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 5:18am

On 29 August the Darwin VAAC changed the Aviation Color Code to Red after ash plumes from Rabaul caldera's Tavurvur cone rose to 18.3 km (60,000 ft) a.s.l. On 30 August the ash plume rose to 2.1 km (7,000 ft) a.s.l., and the Aviation Color Code was lowered to Orange. On 29 August ABC News reported evacuations of communities near the volcano.

Sources: ABC News - American Broadcasting Corporation,Darwin Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre (VAAC)

Suwanosejima (Japan) - Report for 27 August-2 September 2014 - NEW

GVP Eruption Reports - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 5:18am

During 28 August-1 September, the Tokyo VAAC reported eruptions at Suwanosejima. Ash plumes rose 1.8-2.7 km (6,000-9,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted E, SE, S, and NE.

Source: Tokyo Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC)

Bagana (Papua New Guinea) - Report for 27 August-2 September 2014

GVP Eruption Reports - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 5:18am

During 25-28 August the Darwin VAAC reported ash plumes at Bagana that rose 2.1-2.4 km (7,000-8,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted 35-65 km W, SW and WNW. The Aviation Color Code remained at Orange.

Source: Darwin Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre (VAAC)

Kuchinoerabujima (Japan) - Report for 27 August-2 September 2014

GVP Eruption Reports - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 5:18am

JMA reported that during 27 August-2 September few volcanic earthquakes were accompanied by no explosion at Kuchinoerabujima. On most days a white plume rose 50-300m above the crater rim . The Alert Level for Kuchinoerabujima remained at 3 (on a scale of 1-5).

Source: Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA)

Kusatsu-Shiranesan (Japan) - Report for 27 August-2 September 2014

GVP Eruption Reports - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 5:18am

On 27-29 August, JMA reported continuing volcanic earthquakes at Kusatsu-Shiranesan’s crater, although they had decreased from early August and tremor was absent. The Alert Level remains at 2 (on a scale of 1-5).

Source: Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA)

Mayon (Philippines) - Report for 27 August-2 September 2014

GVP Eruption Reports - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 5:18am

During 27 August-2 September PHIVOLCS reported no incandescence from Mayon, despite the emergence of a summit dome, slight ground deformation, and increased volcanic gas emission. Precise leveling surveys measured the third week of August showed inflationary changes in the edifice since a survey in February 2014. On most days seismic instruments recorded several rock falls and a few earthquakes. Observers noted moderate emission of white steam plumes that drifted SW, WSW, NE, SSW, NNW, WNW, and NW. The Alert Level remained at 2 (on a scale of 0-5).

Source: Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS)