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Aira (Japan) - Report for 26 July-1 August 2017

GVP Eruption Reports - Tue, 08/01/2017 - 9:09pm

JMA reported two events at Showa Crater (at Aira Caldera?s Sakurajima volcano) during 24-28 July. One of the events generated an ash plume that rose 2 km above the crater rim. The Alert Level remained at 3 (on a 5-level scale).

Source: Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA)

Kilauea (United States) - Report for 26 July-1 August 2017

GVP Eruption Reports - Tue, 08/01/2017 - 9:09pm

During 26 July-1 August HVO reported that the lava lake continued to rise, fall, and spatter in Kilauea?s Overlook crater. Webcams recorded incandescence from long-active sources within Pu'u 'O'o Crater. The 61G lava flow, originating from a vent on Pu'u 'O'o Crater's E flank, continued to enter the ocean at Kamokuna. Several large cracks running parallel to the coastline spanned the width of the delta. Surface lava flows were active above the pali and on the coastal plain about 2 km upslope from the gravel emergency route.

Source: US Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO)

Is Iceland about to experience its biggest volcanic eruption yet? - The Independent

Volcano News - Fri, 07/28/2017 - 8:04am

The Independent

Is Iceland about to experience its biggest volcanic eruption yet?
The Independent
According to a post on volcano enthusiast site Volcanocafé, eruptions occur in Iceland every three to seven years. The ash cloud caused by Mount Eyjafjallajökull's eruption that caused enormous disruption to air travel across Europe for three months ...

A molten puddle deep under Iceland may reveal where volcanoes get their lava - Science Magazine

Volcano News - Thu, 07/27/2017 - 10:11am

Science Magazine

A molten puddle deep under Iceland may reveal where volcanoes get their lava
Science Magazine
On the boundary between Earth's core and its mantle sit 10 to 20 blobs of rock that are nothing like the rest of our world's subterranean realm. For more than 2 decades, scientists have pondered the nature of these mysterious regions, called ultralow ...

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Social media 'erupts' with images of Guatemala volcano eruption - CNN

Volcano News - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 7:11pm

CNN

Social media 'erupts' with images of Guatemala volcano eruption
CNN
According to the Global Volcanism Program at the Smithsonian Institution, activity for the Volcán de Fuego can be traced to 1524, when it erupted for at least a month. The volcano was most recently active on June 18, when explosions produced ash plumes ...

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'Mountain of God' Volcano Eruption Imminent, Scientist Says - The Weather Channel

Volcano News - Mon, 07/17/2017 - 4:57pm

The Weather Channel

'Mountain of God' Volcano Eruption Imminent, Scientist Says
The Weather Channel
The peak, known for its bizarrely thin, silvery lava, is a place of pilgrimage for the pastoralist ethnic group of Maasai, the International Business Times reports, who travel there to entreat their god Engai for rain, cattle, and children. ... “There ...

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Guatemalans Standby As 'Volcano of Fire' Nears Eruption - Newsweek

Volcano News - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 6:31pm

Newsweek

Guatemalans Standby As 'Volcano of Fire' Nears Eruption
Newsweek
Guatemala's Volcan de Fuego, the 'Volcano of Fire' became active on Monday this week, shooting ash into the sky and littering nearby communities that are now on standby in case of a serious eruption. Columns of smoke reached nearly 20,000 feet, ...
Volcan de Fuego — Volcano of Fire — About to Erupt in Guatemala?Newsmax

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Bogoslof Volcano in 'Unpredictable Condition' After Eruption Sends Ash 30000 Feet into the Air - Newsweek

Volcano News - Mon, 07/10/2017 - 8:00am

Newsweek

Bogoslof Volcano in 'Unpredictable Condition' After Eruption Sends Ash 30000 Feet into the Air
Newsweek
Aviators were on high alert Monday after an active volcano in Alaska erupted several times over the weekend, causing authorities to issue a red-level warning about ash and raising concern about further emissions. Bogoslof, an island volcano in the ...

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Alaskan volcano erupts again, leading to aviation warning - CNN

Volcano News - Sat, 07/08/2017 - 11:27pm

CNN

Alaskan volcano erupts again, leading to aviation warning
CNN
Aircraft are often instructed to fly around or over ash clouds, although in some circumstances air traffic has been grounded due to the hazards from airborne ash. In 2010 the eruption of the Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland caused the cancellation ...
Eruption of active Alaska volcano sparks aviation alertThe Seattle Times
Alaskan volcano erupts again, prompts aircraft warningUPI.com
Alaska Volcano Briefly Erupts, Sends Up Ash CloudWIBX AM 950
Xinhua
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Eruptions Says Goodbye to WIRED

Eruptions! - Wed, 05/31/2017 - 3:00am
Eruptions' run at WIRED ends, but the blog lives on. The post Eruptions Says Goodbye to WIRED appeared first on WIRED.

Volcanic Explosions Rock an Alaskan Island as Etna Rumbles

Eruptions! - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 10:04am
After a few weeks of quiet, two Alaskan volcanoes had big explosions this week, while Etna rumbled but didn't pop. The post Volcanic Explosions Rock an Alaskan Island as Etna Rumbles appeared first on WIRED.

Everyone Stop Freaking Out Over Italy’s Supervolcano

Eruptions! - Thu, 05/18/2017 - 10:27am
A new study suggests that the Campi Flegrei might be closer to an eruption than we thought. But don't let that keep you up at night. The post Everyone Stop Freaking Out Over Italy's Supervolcano appeared first on WIRED.

The Crazy Eruptions That Spit Up Diamonds

Eruptions! - Fri, 05/05/2017 - 7:00am
What would happen if we had a new kimberlite eruption? The post The Crazy Eruptions That Spit Up Diamonds appeared first on WIRED.