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Aira (Japan) - Report for 16 July-22 July 2014

GVP Eruption Reports - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 9:11am

JMA reported that seven explosive eruptions from Showa Crater at Aira Caldera’s Sakurajima volcano during 14-22 July ejected ballistics 500-800 m from Showa crater. In general, volcanic earthquakes decreased and tremor increased. The Tokyo VAAC reported that during 16-20 July plumes rose to an altitude of 2-3 km (7,000-10,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted E and SE; on 22 July a plume rose to an altitude of 1.8 km (6,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted N. The Alert Level remained at 3 (on a scale of 1-5).

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

Karymsky (Russia) - Report for 16 July-22 July 2014

GVP Eruption Reports - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 9:11am

KVERT reported weak to moderate seismic activity indicating that Strombolian activity continued at Karymsky during 11-18 July. Satellite views were obscured by clouds or the imagery showed no activity. The Aviation Color Code remained at Orange.

Source: Kamchatkan Volcanic Eruption Response Team (KVERT)

Kilauea (United States) - Report for 16 July-22 July 2014

GVP Eruption Reports - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 9:11am

During 16-22 July HVO reported that the circulating lava lake occasionally rose and fell in the deep pit within Kilauea's Halema'uma'u Crater. Gas emissions remained elevated. The plume from the vent continued to deposit variable amounts of ash, spatter, and Pele's hair onto nearby areas; smaller particles may have been dropped several kilometers away. A 27 June breakout of lava flowed in an incipient lava tube from the vent to the gentle break in slope at the base of Pu`u `O`o, and continued slowly moving in two main lobes that extended about 2 km NE. Two small lava ponds within cones are present within the two southeastern pits in the crater floor, and glow above two other pits indicated lava is near the surface.

Source: US Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO)

Shiveluch (Russia) - Report for 16 July-22 July 2014

GVP Eruption Reports - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 9:11am

KVERT reported that during 11-18 July lava-dome extrusion onto Shiveluch’s SE flank was accompanied by moderate ash explosions, incandescence of the dome summit, hot avalanches, and fumarolic activity. Satellite data showed a thermal anomaly over the volcano on 16-17 July. An eruption was reported to 8.2 km (27,000 ft) a.s.l. on 18 July. The Aviation Color Code remained at Orange.

Sources: Kamchatkan Volcanic Eruption Response Team (KVERT),Tokyo Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC)

Washington's Mount Rainier to Erupt? Scientists Map Volcano's Giant Lava ... - Latino Post

Volcano News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 8:06am

Latino Post

Washington's Mount Rainier to Erupt? Scientists Map Volcano's Giant Lava ...
Latino Post
Located 60 miles outside of Seattle, it's been over a century since Rainier's last eruption in the 1890s, and one of its previous episodes was so massive that it formed a gigantic crater, which means "the volcano is also at risk of collapse," and could ...
Mount Rainier Will Erupt Again, Say Researchers Studying Volcano's Magma ...International Business Times
Magma flow underground might help predict volcanic eruptionsTech Times
Mount Rainier Volcanic Structure revealed before magma eruption in New PicturesThe Westside Story
Chinatopix -Reuters -Nature World News
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Yellowstone Volcano: Hydrothermal Explosions, Not Eruption, Possibly Signaled ... - The Epoch Times

Volcano News - Sun, 07/20/2014 - 2:23pm

The Inquisitr

Yellowstone Volcano: Hydrothermal Explosions, Not Eruption, Possibly Signaled ...
The Epoch Times
The melting road at Yellowstone National Park has helped renew theories that the supervolcano underneath the park could erupt sometime soon. But the road melting is actually a sign that the hydrothermal system under the road (Firehold Lake Drive) has ...
Prediction: 2/3 of US could be devastatedWND.com
Yellowstone Earthquake Threat High In 2014, Says USGS; What Does This ...The Inquisitr
GOP candidate wants to drill in already shaky Yellowstone parkDigitalJournal.com

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Japan's 2011 Earthquake May Lead to Mount Fuji Volcanic Eruption, Study Says - The Weather Channel

Volcano News - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 9:39am

Daily Mail

Japan's 2011 Earthquake May Lead to Mount Fuji Volcanic Eruption, Study Says
The Weather Channel
In 2011, a 9.0-magnitude earthquake struck just off the coast of Honshu, Japan. The quake — the country's strongest ever — and resulting tsunami claimed more than 15,000 lives and destroyed hundreds of thousands of homes and buildings. But according ...
Is Mount Fuji about to ERUPT? Volcano said to be in 'critical' condition after ...Daily Mail
Japan earthquake has raised pressure below Mount Fuji, says new studyThe Guardian
What would happen if Mount Fuji erupted for the first time in 307 years?Quartz
Daily Digest -io9 -Newser
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Yellowstone Volcano: Supervolcano Eruption Would Last for 'Many Months ... - The Epoch Times

Volcano News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 6:59pm

Yellowstone Volcano: Supervolcano Eruption Would Last for 'Many Months ...
The Epoch Times
The park sits on top of the world's largest active volcano, which erupted around 640,000 years ago and sent ash across most of North America. The two other recorded eruptions are 1.3 million and 2.1 million years ago. While discussing the effects of an ...

Eruption Update for March 19, 2014: Hekla, Copahue and Cerro Negro de Mayasquer

Eruptions! - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 1:58pm
Been rather quiet on the active eruption front over the last few weeks, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t volcanoes rumblings worldwide. Iceland The media had fun with a statement by Páll Einarsson that Hekla in Iceland is “ready to erupt”. Apparently this ...

How Tall Are Eruptions on Io and Venus?

Eruptions! - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 8:42am
Earth isn't the only volcanic body in the solar system. For starters, Io, one of Jupiter's moons, has eruptions of epic proportions.

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Eruptions! - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 5:14pm
UPDATE March 17: So, the update didn’t occur over the weekend. Thus, the comments are still here. I have been told that we will likely be able to import the old comments when the update occurs, but no ironclad assurances ...

Strangest Magma on Earth: Carbonatites of Ol Doinyo Lengai

Eruptions! - Tue, 03/11/2014 - 9:16am
If you had to pick the most bizarre volcano on Earth, Tanzania's Ol Doinyo Lengai would win. It looks crazy, and it's the only place on the planet that is currently erupting carbonatite lava, some of the strangest stuff you ...

Guatemala’s Pacaya Erupts

Eruptions! - Tue, 03/04/2014 - 6:49am
Guatemala's Pacaya is erupting, producing a fountain of fire and an ash plume that topped out at 10,000 feet.

Eruption Update for February 28, 2014: Poás, Marapi and Climate

Eruptions! - Fri, 02/28/2014 - 6:23am
Eruption updates from volcanoes around the world, including Indonesia's Marapi, where the government has declared a 3-km exclusion zone around the volcano. And an amazing shot shows an explosion at Poás in Costa Rica just as it starts.

Kelud, Before and After the Eruption

Eruptions! - Mon, 02/24/2014 - 10:55am
Indonesia's Kelud volcano erupted unexpectedly a few weeks ago. Here are some before and after photos of the volcano, from Earth and space.