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Colima (Mexico) - Report for 24 May-30 May 2017

GVP Eruption Reports - Tue, 05/30/2017 - 11:08pm

On 26 May the Centro Universitario de Estudios e Investigaciones de Vulcanologia - Universidad de Colima reported that during the previous week seismic data revealed 36 high-frequency events, 20 long-period events, 2.6 hours of tremor, 12 landslides, and three low-intensity explosions. On 23 May sulfur dioxide emissions were below detectable limits (8.6 tons/day). A short-lived, low-amplitude episode of tremor was detected on 24 May.

Source: Centro Universitario de Estudios e Investigaciones de Vulcanologia - Universidad de Colima

Dukono (Indonesia) - Report for 24 May-30 May 2017

GVP Eruption Reports - Tue, 05/30/2017 - 11:08pm

Based on analyses of satellite imagery and wind model data the Darwin VAAC reported that during 24-30 May ash plumes from Dukono rose to an altitude of 2.1 km (7,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted NW, W, and SW. Plumes drifted over 230 km W on 27 May.

Source: Darwin Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre (VAAC)

Aira (Japan) - Report for 24 May-30 May 2017

GVP Eruption Reports - Tue, 05/30/2017 - 11:08pm

JMA reported 22 events at Showa Crater (at Aira Caldera?s Sakurajima volcano) during 22-29 May, seven of which were explosive. The explosions ejected material as high as 800 m above the crater rim, and as far away as 500 m. Ash plumes rose as high as 3.3 km on 23 May and 3.4 km on 29 May. Crater incandescence was detected on 25 May. A very small event occurred at Minamidake summit crater on 26 May. The Alert Level remained at 3 (on a 5-level scale).

Source: Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA)

Kilauea (United States) - Report for 24 May-30 May 2017

GVP Eruption Reports - Tue, 05/30/2017 - 11:08pm

During 24-30 May HVO reported that the lava lake continued to rise, fall, and spatter in Kilauea?s Overlook crater. A portion of the N Overlook crater wall collapsed into the lake, causing lake agitation and depositing tephra at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory and Jaggar Museum. Webcams recorded incandescence from long-active sources within Pu'u 'O'o Crater, from a vent high on the NE flank of the cone, and from a small lava pond in a pit on the W side of the 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 adding to a growing delta. Narrow cracks on the delta parallel to the coast were noted. Surface lava flows were active above and on the upper slopes of the pali.

Source: US Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO)

Lightning network helps confirm volcanic eruption » KTVA 11 - KTVA.com - Anchorage, Alaska

Volcano News - Tue, 05/30/2017 - 8:18pm

Lightning network helps confirm volcanic eruption » KTVA 11
KTVA.com - Anchorage, Alaska
Researchers at the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) were able to warn pilots to avoid the area while the eruption was still happening, thanks to an alert of ...

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Ever thought of taking a boat into a Hawaiian volcano spouting lava ... - Hindustan Times

Volcano News - Mon, 05/29/2017 - 5:39am

Hindustan Times

Ever thought of taking a boat into a Hawaiian volcano spouting lava ...
Hindustan Times
Tourists can explore the Kilauea Volcano, Kalapana in Hawaii by boat and walk on its surface. Various tour operators offer hiking, cycling and boating trips.

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Highest aviation alert level issued after Alaskan volcano erupts - CNN

Volcano News - Mon, 05/29/2017 - 2:28am

CNN

Highest aviation alert level issued after Alaskan volcano erupts
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 ...
Alaska volcano erupts, triggers highest aviation warningUSA TODAY
Volcano eruption creates 35000ft high ash cloud in under 1hr (PHOTOS)RT
Highest Aviation Alert Issued After Alaskan Volcano EruptionFlying Magazine
Globalnews.ca -24/7 Wall St. -UPI.com -Alaska Volcano Observatory
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Signs of an Ancient Volcanic Eruption Found 3,000 Miles Away ... - Atlas Obscura

Volcano News - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 12:44pm

Atlas Obscura

Signs of an Ancient Volcanic Eruption Found 3,000 Miles Away ...
Atlas Obscura
It was summertime when the Ksudach volcano erupted on the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia's Far East 7,000 years ago. The violent explosion propelled its ...

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Volcanic Explosions Rock an Alaskan Island as Etna Rumbles - WIRED

Volcano News - Sat, 05/20/2017 - 4:48am

WIRED

Volcanic Explosions Rock an Alaskan Island as Etna Rumbles
WIRED
In Alaska, after weeks of relative quiet, Bogoslof had another big explosive eruption. This time, the plume reached 11 kilometers (~36,000 feet) after the Alaska Volcano Observatory noticed an increase in earthquakes at the volcano. Ash from this ...

Cascading lava flow pours from Hawaiian volcano (TIMELAPSE ... - RT

Volcano News - Sat, 05/20/2017 - 2:53am

RT

Cascading lava flow pours from Hawaiian volcano (TIMELAPSE ...
RT
A stunning time-lapse video has captured an incredible glowing lava river cascading from the most active of Hawaii's shield volcanoes, Kilauea.

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Volcanic Explosions Rock an Alaskan Island as Etna Rumbles

Eruptions! - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 11:04am
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 - 11:27am
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.

Campi Flegrei Volcano eruption possibly closer than thought - Science Daily

Volcano News - Mon, 05/15/2017 - 8:11am

Tech Times

Campi Flegrei Volcano eruption possibly closer than thought
Science Daily
They found that the unrest since the 1950s has had a cumulative effect, causing a build-up of energy in the crust and making the volcano more susceptible to eruption. Previously, it was generally thought that the energy needed to stretch the crust was ...
Campi Flegrei: One of World's Most Dangerous Supervolcanoes Could Erupt Sooner Than ExpectedNewsweek
Naples 'supervolcano' closer to erupting, say scientistsFinancial Times
Campi Flegrei Volcano Approaching A Critical Stage: Closer To An Eruption?Tech Times
Forbes -Nature
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Guatemala volcano eruption subsides after hasty evacuations - Phys.Org

Volcano News - Sat, 05/06/2017 - 4:19pm

Phys.Org

Guatemala volcano eruption subsides after hasty evacuations
Phys.Org
The community is located near the foot of the 3,763-meter (12,345-foot) volcano. Ten schools in the southern Escuintla district had suspended classes due to the falling ash. But on Saturday, the volcano was "in conditions within normal parameters ...
Guatemala's Fuego volcano spews ash, local authorities on alertAOL
Photographer captures Guatemala volcano eruptingDaily Mail
Guatemala orders evacuations after Fuego eruptsThe Hindu

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The Crazy Eruptions That Spit Up Diamonds

Eruptions! - Fri, 05/05/2017 - 8:00am
What would happen if we had a new kimberlite eruption? The post The Crazy Eruptions That Spit Up Diamonds appeared first on WIRED.