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Shishaldin (United States) - Report for 11 March-17 March 2015

GVP Eruption Reports - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 11:45pm

AVO reported that seismicity at Shishaldin continued to be elevated over background levels during 11-17 March, indicating that low-level eruptive activity confined to the summit crater likely continued. Minor steaming from the summit was observed in webcam images on 11 March. The Aviation Color Code remained at Orange and the Volcano Alert Level remained at Watch.

Source: US Geological Survey Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO)

Zhupanovsky (Russia) - Report for 11 March-17 March 2015

GVP Eruption Reports - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 11:45pm

KVERT reported that a moderate explosive eruption at Zhupanovsky continued during 6-13 March. Two strong explosions on 7 and 8 March generated ash plumes that rose to altitudes of 6-7 km (19,700-23,000 ft) a.s.l. Satellite images detected ash plumes drifting 333 km E on 7 and 10 March, and 232 km NE on 8 March. A thermal anomaly was also detected during 7-10 March. The Aviation Color Code remained at Orange.

Source: Kamchatkan Volcanic Eruption Response Team (KVERT)

Popocatepetl (Mexico) - Report for 11 March-17 March 2015 - NEW

GVP Eruption Reports - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 11:45pm

CENAPRED reported that during 10-17 March the seismic network at Popocatépetl recorded between 6 and 100 gas-and-steam emissions that likely contained some ash; cloud cover mostly prevented observations of the volcano, so on most days ash in the plumes was not confirmed. Two explosions at 1047 on 10 March generated ash plumes that rose 1.5 km above the crater. An explosion on 11 March produced a plume that rose 1 km. The Alert Level remained at Yellow, Phase Two.

Source: Centro Nacional de Prevencion de Desastres (CENAPRED)

Dukono (Indonesia) - Report for 11 March-17 March 2015

GVP Eruption Reports - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 11:45pm

Based on a pilot observation, analyses of satellite imagery, and wind data, the Darwin VAAC reported that on 13 March an ash plume from Dukono rose to an altitude of 4 km (13,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted 55 km ENE.

Source: Darwin Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre (VAAC)

Aira (Japan) - Report for 11 March-17 March 2015

GVP Eruption Reports - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 11:45pm

JMA reported that 10 explosions from Showa Crater at Aira Caldera’s Sakurajima volcano ejected tephra as far as 1,300 m during 13-16 March. Incandescence from the crater was periodically visible at night, and inflation continued to be detected. The Alert Level remained at 3 (on a scale of 1-5). Based on JMA notices, the Tokyo VAAC reported that during 11-17 March plumes rose to altitudes of 1.8-4.3 km (6,000-14,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted SE, E, and N.

Sources: Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) ,Tokyo Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC)

Kilauea (United States) - Report for 11 March-17 March 2015

GVP Eruption Reports - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 11:45pm

During 11-17 March HVO reported that Kilauea’s 27 June NE-trending lava flow continued to be active with several small and scattered breakouts within the flow-field margins, upslope of the leading front. Most of the erupting lava was found in the two largest breakouts: the 21 February breakout on the flank of Pu'u 'O'o and the 9 March breakout near the forested cone of Kahauale'a. A third and relatively small breakout was 5 km farther NE of Pu'u 'O'o. At Pu'u 'O'o Crater, glow emanated from several outgassing openings in the crater floor. A small lava pond was visible in the S portion of the crater. The circulating lava lake occasionally rose and fell in the deep pit within Halema'uma'u Crater. Gas emissions remained elevated. During 12-13 March a tiny lava flow erupted from the NE edge of the crater.

Source: US Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO)

Sheveluch (Russia) - Report for 11 March-17 March 2015

GVP Eruption Reports - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 11:45pm

KVERT reported that during 6-13 March lava-dome extrusion onto Sheveluch’s N flank was accompanied by incandescence, hot block avalanches, and fumarolic activity. Strong explosions on 8 March generated ash plumes that rose to altitudes of 7-8 km (23,000-26,200 ft) a.s.l. and drifted 885 km E. A daily thermal anomaly was visible in satellite images. The Aviation Color Code remained at Orange.

Source: Kamchatkan Volcanic Eruption Response Team (KVERT)

Crazy footage shows volcanic lightning during massive eruption - CNET

Volcano News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 10:10am

CNET

Crazy footage shows volcanic lightning during massive eruption
CNET
During a recent volcanic eruption at the highly active Sakurajima volcano on the Japanese island of Kyushu, filmmaker Marc Szeglat captured some pretty incredible footage of a lightning storm generated by the volcano. The Sakurajima volcano became ...
Force of nature: Lightning strikes volcano eruption in jaw-dropping footage ...mirror.co.uk
As if volcanic eruptions aren't extreme enough, these come with lightningWashington Post (blog)

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Fire in Northeast India


Fires blaze in Mizoram, a state in Northeast India that engages in slash and burn agriculture prior to the monsoon.

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Chilean Volcano Coated in Ash After Eruption, New Images Show - Yahoo News

Volcano News - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 5:11am

Chilean Volcano Coated in Ash After Eruption, New Images Show
Yahoo News
More than 2,000 people living within the 6-mile-radius (10 kilometers) of Villarrica evacuated as the volcano spewed ash and lava into the sky, according to the Center for Satellite Based Crisis Information. There were concerns that heat from the ...

Underwater Volcano Eruption Creates New Island in the Pacific Ocean - ZME Science

Volcano News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 1:28pm

ZME Science

Underwater Volcano Eruption Creates New Island in the Pacific Ocean
ZME Science
The most recent activity began on 19 December 2014 and the eruption continued into 2015, as steam, ash and nitrogen were blasted into the sky. Despite the volcano's ongoing eruption, which was spewing a steam cloud 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) into the air, ...
WATCH: Underwater volcano's eruption leads to formation of new Tongan islandRaw Story
Volcanic eruption forms new island in South PacificCBS News
This Island Appeared From NowhereTIME
The Hoops News -UPI.com -BBC News
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Costa Rica reopens capital airport after volcano eruption - Fox News

Volcano News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 12:05pm

Fox News

Costa Rica reopens capital airport after volcano eruption
Fox News
Costa Rican officials have closed the country's principle airport in the capital of San Jose after the eruption filled the sky with ash. The country's public education ministry suspended classes Friday at 12 schools near the volcano. (AP Photo/Grupo ...
Costa Rican Airport Reopens After Volcano EruptionABC News
Costa Rica volcano spews ash in most powerful eruption in 20 yearsReuters
Costa Rica: Volcanic eruption grounds flightseuronews
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Ash from the Continuing Eruption of Turrialba Coats Costa Rica

Eruptions! - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 10:49am

Ash from the eruption of Turrialba has coated Costa Rica and closed its largest airport.

The post Ash from the Continuing Eruption of Turrialba Coats Costa Rica appeared first on WIRED.

Incredible Photos Display Power of Volcanic Eruption in Chile - Live Science

Volcano News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 5:13am

Live Science

Incredible Photos Display Power of Volcanic Eruption in Chile
Live Science
American and European satellites captured images of a Chilean volcano before and after it erupted on March 3. More than 2,000 people had to evacuate the region as ash and lava spewed into the air, but so far no injuries have been reported. [Read the ...
Listen to the pulse of an erupting volcano: Chile's VillarricaNational Science Foundation (press release)

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Inside the Holuhraun Crater in Iceland

Eruptions! - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 11:06am

Only days after the eruption ended, geologists have ventured into the crater of Holuhraun in Iceland.

The post Inside the Holuhraun Crater in Iceland appeared first on WIRED.

Chilean Volcano Spews a Spectacular Lava Fountain

Eruptions! - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 8:20am

Villarrica unleashed an impressive lava fountain as the recent unrest continues at the Chilean volcano.

The post Chilean Volcano Spews a Spectacular Lava Fountain appeared first on WIRED.

Eruption Update for February 27, 2015: Volcanoes Seen from Space

Eruptions! - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 11:17am

Great shots of volcanoes erupting somewhere on Earth in the last month.

The post Eruption Update for February 27, 2015: Volcanoes Seen from Space appeared first on WIRED.

Mexico volcano eruption causes further flight cancellations - euronews

Volcano News - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 9:14pm

Mexico volcano eruption causes further flight cancellations
euronews
A volcano east of Mexico city has forced the cancellation of several flights at a nearby airport for the second time in 10 days. The Popocatepetl volcano spewed ash into the sky following a series of tremors over the weekend. Its latest eruption also ...
Flights Cancelled After Mexican Volcano Spews AshABC News
Mexico volcanic ash disrupts US, domestic flightsYahoo News
Flights again affected as Mexican volcano spews ashYahoo News UK

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New Volcano Identified in Central Colombia

Eruptions! - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 8:29am

The rapid recovery of the land after a volcanic eruption means that some impressive eruptions can be obscured geologically quick.

The post New Volcano Identified in Central Colombia appeared first on WIRED.