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Why This Volcano Eruption in the Philippines May Be Especially Deadly - National Geographic

Volcano News - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 8:11am

National Geographic

Why This Volcano Eruption in the Philippines May Be Especially Deadly
National Geographic
For comparison, Mount Vesuvius (the Italian volcano of Pompeii fame) has also erupted over 50 times in recorded history. The famous eruption that killed 2,000 people and preserved the city of Pompeii for hundreds of years under many tons of volcanic ...
Mayon volcano WATCH LIVE: Eruption continues with LAVA FOUNTAIN – LIVE WEBCAMExpress.co.uk
Warning in Philippines to 'evacuate or face death penalty' as Mayon volcano threatens deadly eruptionSky News
DA prepares QRF as Mayon volcano eruption impact worsensManila Bulletin

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Alaska earthquake: Fears grow for Mount St Helens volcano ERUPTION after 8.2 quake - Express.co.uk

Volcano News - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 5:57am

Express.co.uk

Alaska earthquake: Fears grow for Mount St Helens volcano ERUPTION after 8.2 quake
Express.co.uk
In September last year a deadly 7.1magnitude earthquake struck Mexico City and triggered a volcano eruption. The Popocatepetl volcano burst into life at the same time as the earthquake that killed at least 248 people. The volcano sent thick black smoke ...

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Volcanic eruption kills 1, injures 17 near Japanese ski resort - ABC News

Volcano News - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 4:44am

ABC News

Volcanic eruption kills 1, injures 17 near Japanese ski resort
ABC News
The sudden eruption of a volcano near a ski resort in Japan killed one person and injured 17 others on Tuesday. Interested in Volcanoes? Add Volcanoes as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Volcanoes news, video, and analysis from ABC News ...
Japan Volcano Eruption Kills Soldier and Injures Skiers at ResortNew York Times
At least 16 injured in volcano eruption near Japan ski resort, officials sayChicago Tribune
Japanese volcano eruption: Soldier killed and 11 injured at winter resort as rocks rain down and avalanche traps skiersThe Independent
Bloomberg -Fox News -Business Insider
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Huge volcano eruption in the Philippines forces mass evacuation - New Scientist

Volcano News - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 3:47am

New Scientist

Huge volcano eruption in the Philippines forces mass evacuation
New Scientist
The most active volcano in the Philippines spewed fountains of lava and massive ash plumes in a new eruption today that forced more than 50,000 villagers to evacuate. Fountains of lava fountains gushed 700m up above Mount Mayon's crater and ash plumes ...
Philippines volcano lava display one of the biggest yet as alert level rises, scientists sayFox News
Philippine Volcano Spews Lava Fountains, 56000 People FleeU.S. News & World Report
Tens of thousands flee Philippines volcano as it shoots lava nearly half a mile into the skyWashington Post
Evening Standard -The Week Magazine
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9 injured in volcano eruption near Japanese ski resort - Grand Island Independent

Volcano News - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 8:12pm

Grand Island Independent

9 injured in volcano eruption near Japanese ski resort
Grand Island Independent
Volcanic ashes cover the slopes of a ski resort in Kusatsu, Gunma prefecture, central Japan, after Mount Kusatsu-Shirane erupted Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. A disaster official said the volcano erupted and caused avalanche near the ski resort. (Suo ...

Some like it hot! Drone footage offers an epic birds-eye view of Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano lava flow with HIKERS ... - Daily Mail

Volcano News - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 7:52pm

Daily Mail

Some like it hot! Drone footage offers an epic birds-eye view of Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano lava flow with HIKERS ...
Daily Mail
Amazing footage of lava flowing from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano was captured on a drone in the past week. The video shows people hiking within throwing distance of the stream where the active lava flows. However, reports show that due to the ongoing ...

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Mayon volcano eruption "imminent", Philippines raises alert - The Weather Network

Volcano News - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 9:23am

The Weather Network

Mayon volcano eruption "imminent", Philippines raises alert
The Weather Network
Monday, January 22, 2018, 12:14 - The Philippines raised the alert level at its Mayon volcano on Monday after a loud explosion in the wake of increased activity made a hazardous eruption likelier, prompting authorities to close all schools and urge ...

Island volcano in Papua New Guinea erupts with ash, steam - ABC News

Volcano News - Sun, 01/21/2018 - 6:18pm

Island volcano in Papua New Guinea erupts with ash, steam
ABC News
Thousands of people have been evacuated from islands surrounding Kadovar Island off the South Pacific nation's north coast since the volcano there began erupting on Jan. 5. Flights nearby have been canceled due to the risk posed by ash plumes and ships ...

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Kadovar (Papua New Guinea) - Report for 10 January-16 January 2018 - NEW

GVP Eruption Reports - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 11:34pm

According to Brandon Buser, just after eruption plumes started rising from a vent on the SE side of Kadovar on 5 January boats from a village on the mainland (22 km SW) and from Bam (25 km E) were sent to the island to evacuate residents. The entire population of the island (about 500 people according to a news article citing the Red Cross) was evacuated by the boats and numerous canoes to Blup Blup (15 km N). Activity escalated around midnight. The next day, at a distance of 65 km, Buser and others saw ash emissions rising from Kadovar, and at about 24 km away from the island they experienced ashfall. As they were circling the island a large event sent a large plume hundreds of feet into the air and ejected large boulders into the ocean. During another visit on 8 January Buser noted two new eruptive vents, ashfall covering everything on the village side, and wet falling ash. RVO reported that activity significantly escalated on 12 January characterized by a large blast of a substantial amount of material and ?big? glowing red rocks directed to the S; the report noted that the blast was the only one reported to date. Observers on Blup Blup saw incandescence emanating from either the summit or an area out of view on the S flank. Large amounts of sulfur dioxide had been detected since 8 January, and continued to be emitted. A fracture had previously been reported on 6 January extending from the summit to the coast. When seen on 12 January, the fracture was wider and vigorous steaming was occurring at sea level. Ash plumes drifted tens of kilometers W and NW. RVO noted that the displaced villagers were getting transferred to the mainland, along with islanders from Bam, due to the relatively close proximity to the eruption plus the logistics of supplying them. Five newly-named vents were observed during an overflight conducted on 13 January: Main Crater, Western vent, and Southern vent (all three are at the summit), the SE Coastal vent, and the Southern Coastal vent. Sometimes voluminous steam and dense gray plumes rose 1 km above the Main Crater. The emissions obscured views of Southern and Western vents. The SE Coastal Vent was very active, emitting dense white steam plumes 600 m a.s.l. A possible lava dome was at the base of the plumes but showed no evidence of incandescence. The Southern Coastal Vent, located where the original fractures entered the sea, was inactive.

Sources: BBC News,Brandon Buser,Rabaul Volcano Observatory (RVO)

Mayon (Philippines) - Report for 10 January-16 January 2018 - NEW

GVP Eruption Reports - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 11:34pm

PHIVOLCS reported that a phreatic eruption at Mayon was detected at 1621 on 13 January, generating an ash plume that rose 2.5 km and drifted SW. The seismic network recorded the event for 1 hour and 47 minutes. Trace amounts of ash fell in Barangays Anoling (4 km S), Sua (6 km SSW), Quirangay (6 km SSW), Tumpa (7 km SW), Ilawod (10 km SSW), and Salugan (9 km SSW) of Camalig, and in Barangays Tandarora (10 km SW), Maninila (18 km S), and Travesia (10 km SW) in Guinobatan. A sulfur odor was noted by residents of Camalig. Rumbling sounds were heard by residents in Anoling. The Alert Level was raised to 2 (on a 0-5 scale). Faint crater incandescence was first observed at 2216. A phreatic eruption began at 0849 on 14 January and lasted about five minutes, and another was detected at 1143 and lasted 15 minutes. Steam-and-ash plumes from both events rose from the crater but were mostly obscured by weather clouds. Anoling residents noted rumbling sounds and a sulfur odor, and minor amounts of ash fell in Camalig. On 14 January PHIVOLCS raised the Alert Level to 3, noting a marked increase in activity characterized by three phreatic eruptions and 158 rockfall events between 1621 on 13 January and 1925 on 14 January. Bright crater incandescence was evident, signifying growth of a new lava dome and lava beginning to flow on the S flank. The report reminded residents to stay away from the 6-km-radius Permanent Danger Zone (PDZ) and the 7-km Extended Danger Zone (EDZ) on the S flank. Three collapses of material occurred on 15 January, producing rockfall or small-volume pyroclastic density currents. They were detected by the seismic network at 0941, 1005, and 1107 and lasted five, seven, and eight minutes, respectively. The first two events appeared to have been from collapses of the lava-flow front and generated ash plumes that drifted SW and ashfall in multiple Barangays including Travesia, Muladbucad Grande (8 km W), Maninila, and Masarawag (5 km W) of the Guinobatan municipality, and several Barangays in the Camalig municipality. An ash plume from the third event rose about 1 km above the crater and drifted WSW. During 15-16 January the new lava dome in the summit crater continued to effuse. Lava flows advanced 2 km down the Miisi drainage (S), and a small-volume flow was emplaced on the upper slopes of the Bonga drainage (SSE). The seismic network recorded multiple events including short-duration lava fountaining, 75 lava-collapse events corresponding to rockfalls along the front and margins of advancing lava, and short pyroclastic flows in the Miisi drainage. Ash plumes from collapse events in the summit crater produced ash plumes that rose 2 km and caused ashfall in Camalig, Guinobatan, and Polangui.

Source: Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS)

Nevados de Chillan (Chile) - Report for 10 January-16 January 2018 - NEW

GVP Eruption Reports - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 11:34pm

Servicio Nacional de Geología and Minería (SERNAGEOMIN) Observatorio Volcanológico de Los Andes del Sur (OVDAS) reported that during an overflight of Nevados de Chillán's Volcán Arrau dome complex on 9 January scientists observed a new lava dome in the active central crater, corresponding to a new fissure first identified on 21 December 2017. Gas and water vapor rose from the fissure going across the dome surface, and the temperature of the surface was about 480 degrees Celsius. The Alert Level remained at Yellow, the middle level on a three-color scale, and the public was reminded not to approach the craters within a 4-km radius.

Source: Servicio Nacional de Geología y Minería (SERNAGEOMIN)

San Miguel (El Salvador) - Report for 10 January-16 January 2018 - NEW

GVP Eruption Reports - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 11:34pm

SNET reported that at 1653 on 14 January and 1615 on 15 January gas-and-ash plumes from San Miguel rose no more than 300 m above the crater rim and dispersed SW. The report noted that prior to both emissions seismicity decreased and then suddenly increased.

Source: Servicio Nacional de Estudios Territoriales (SNET)

Sabancaya (Peru) - Report for 10 January-16 January 2018

GVP Eruption Reports - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 11:34pm

Observatorio Vulcanológico del Sur del IGP (OVS-IGP) and Observatorio Vulcanológico del INGEMMET (OVI) reported that explosive activity at Sabancaya was similar to the previous week; there was an average of 57 explosions recorded per day during 8-14 January. Seismicity was dominated by long-period events, with signals indicating emissions. Gas-and-ash plumes rose 2.5 km above the crater rim and drifted 50 km NW and SW. The MIROVA system detected three thermal anomalies. The sulfur dioxide flux was high, at 2,071 tons per day on 12 January. The report noted that the public should not to approach the crater within a 12-km radius.

Sources: Instituto Geofísico del Perú (IGP),Instituto Geológico Minero y Metalúrgico (INGEMMET)

Suwanosejima (Japan) - Report for 10 January-16 January 2018

GVP Eruption Reports - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 11:34pm

Based on JMA notices and satellite data, the Tokyo VAAC reported that on 15 January an eruption at Suwanosejima produced a plume that rose 1.8 km (6,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted NW.

Source: Tokyo Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC)

Turrialba (Costa Rica) - Report for 10 January-16 January 2018

GVP Eruption Reports - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 11:34pm

OVSICORI-UNA reported that an event at Turrialba at 0400 on 15 January generated a plume of unknown height due to weather conditions. Ashfall was reported in areas N of Pacayas (Pinos, Buenos Aires, and Santa Rosa de Oreamuno) and a sulfur odor was noted in Santa Rosa de Oreamuno.

Source: Observatorio Vulcanologico y Sismologico de Costa Rica-Universidad Nacional (OVSICORI-UNA)

Agung (Indonesia) - Report for 10 January-16 January 2018

GVP Eruption Reports - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 11:34pm

PVMBG reported that during 10-16 January gray-and-white plumes generally rose as high as 500 m above Agung?s crater rim and drifted S, SE, and E. An event at 1754 on 11 January produced an ash plume that rose 2.5 km above the crater rim and drifted NE (likely causing ashfall in areas downwind), and another event at 0723 on 15 January generated an ash plume that rose 2 km. As of 11 January BNPB estimated that 53,207 evacuees were spread out in 233 shelters. The Alert Level remained at 4 (on a scale of 1-4) and the exclusion zone continued at a 6-km radius.

Sources: Badan Nacional Penanggulangan Bencana (BNPB) ,Pusat Vulkanologi dan Mitigasi Bencana Geologi (PVMBG, also known as CVGHM)

Sheveluch (Russia) - Report for 10 January-16 January 2018

GVP Eruption Reports - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 11:34pm

KVERT reported that a thermal anomaly over Sheveluch was identified in satellite images during 5-12 January. Ash plumes from explosions which began at 1035 on 10 January rose to altitudes of 10-11 km (32,800-36,100 ft) a.s.l. and drifted about 900 km E during 10-11 January. KVERT briefly raised the Aviation Color Code to Red on 10 January, and then lowered it back to Orange later that day.

Source: Kamchatkan Volcanic Eruption Response Team (KVERT)

Klyuchevskoy (Russia) - Report for 10 January-16 January 2018

GVP Eruption Reports - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 11:34pm

Based on satellite observations KVERT reported that gas-and-steam plumes from Klyuchevskoy contained some ash and drifted about 160 km NW and E during 5-6 and 8-10 January. A weak thermal anomaly was visible on 6 and 8 January. The Aviation Color Code remained at Orange.

Source: Kamchatkan Volcanic Eruption Response Team (KVERT)

Aira (Japan) - Report for 10 January-16 January 2018

GVP Eruption Reports - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 11:34pm

JMA reported that an explosive event occurred at Minamidake crater (at Aira Caldera?s Sakurajima volcano) at 1020 on 10 January, ejecting material 500-700 m from the crater. Weather clouds obscured views of the emissions. There were three events, two of which were explosive, detected during 12-15 January. The explosions ejected material as far as 500 m from the crater and produced plumes that rose as high as 1.5 km above the crater rim. The Alert Level remained at 3 (on a 5-level scale).

Source: Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA)