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Shishaldin (United States) - Report for 24 June-30 June 2015

GVP Eruption Reports - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 11:37pm

AVO reported that seismicity at Shishaldin continued to be elevated over background levels 24-30 June, indicating that low-level eruptive activity confined to the summit crater likely continued. Elevated surface temperatures were periodically detected in satellite images. Webcam images showed ash deposits around the summit crater rim on 29 and 30 June. 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 24 June-30 June 2015

GVP Eruption Reports - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 11:37pm

KVERT reported that explosive activity at Zhupanovsky probably continued during 19-26 June; weather clouds obscured views of the volcano. The Aviation Color Code remained at Orange.

Source: Kamchatkan Volcanic Eruption Response Team (KVERT)

Dukono (Indonesia) - Report for 24 June-30 June 2015

GVP Eruption Reports - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 11:37pm

Based on analyses of satellite imagery and wind data, the Darwin VAAC reported that during 27-28 June ash plumes from Dukono rose to an altitude of 1.8 km (6,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted 55-75 km NE.

Source: Darwin Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre (VAAC)

Aira (Japan) - Report for 24 June-30 June 2015

GVP Eruption Reports - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 11:37pm

JMA reported 26 explosions during 22-29 June from Showa Crater at Aira Caldera’s Sakurajima volcano, some that ejected tephra as far as 1,300 m, and incandescence from the crater that was visible during 22-23 and 27 June. A small-scale eruption occurred from Minami-Dake Crater on 22 June. The Alert Level remained at 3 (on a 5-level scale).

Source: Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA)

Kilauea (United States) - Report for 24 June-30 June 2015

GVP Eruption Reports - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 11:37pm

HVO reported that seismicity beneath Kilauea's summit and upper East Rift Zone was at background levels during 24-30 June. The lava lake continued to be active in the deep pit within the Overlook vent, exhibiting vigorous spattering. The June 27th NE-trending lava flow continued to be active with surface flows within 8 km NE of Pu'u 'O'o.

Source: US Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO)

Sheveluch (Russia) - Report for 24 June-30 June 2015

GVP Eruption Reports - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 11:37pm

KVERT reported that during 19-26 June lava-dome extrusion onto Sheveluch’s N flank was accompanied by fumarolic activity. Satellite images showed a thermal anomaly over the volcano during 23-24 June; weather clouds obscured the volcano on the other days. The Aviation Color Code remained at Orange.

Source: Kamchatkan Volcanic Eruption Response Team (KVERT)

Japan On Alert Following Mini-Eruption Of Volcano Near Tokyo - Tech Times

Volcano News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 7:15pm

Tech Times

Japan On Alert Following Mini-Eruption Of Volcano Near Tokyo
Tech Times
Authorities have been urged to restrict areas within a popular hot springs resort and call for evacuation recommendations following a small volcanic eruption in the Mount Hakone area, which is near Tokyo in Japan. Mount Hakone has been releasing ...
Volcano alert raised for Mount Hakone after small eruptionThe Japan Times
Small volcanic eruption closes parts of resort near TokyoReuters
Japanese Officials Raise Alert Level for Mount Hakone, Order EvacuationsAccuWeather.com
Channel News Asia -Asahi Shimbun
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Ash from smoldering Indonesian volcano Sinabung blankets parts of provincial ... - Fox News

Volcano News - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 4:27am

Fox News

Ash from smoldering Indonesian volcano Sinabung blankets parts of provincial ...
Fox News
According to the monitoring post, there were seven hot ash avalanches Wednesday that slid up to 3,500 meters (10,500 feet) southeastward. The ash cloud billowed 2,000 meters (6,560 feet) high. The 2,460-meter (8,070-foot) volcano has spewed hot lava ...
Ash from Indonesia volcano blankets provincial capital MedanThe Seattle Times

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Are There Active Volcanoes on Venus?

Eruptions! - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 3:34pm

Venus looks to be joining Earth and Io as the only planet's with active volcanoes.

The post Are There Active Volcanoes on Venus? appeared first on WIRED.

Indonesia's Mount Sinabung Could Be on Verge of Violent Eruption, Experts Say ... - The Weather Channel

Volcano News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 5:25pm

The Weather Channel

Indonesia's Mount Sinabung Could Be on Verge of Violent Eruption, Experts Say ...
The Weather Channel
One of the most active volcanoes in the world could be on the verge of a violent eruption, but thousands of people living nearby are refusing to leave their homes. Mount Sinabung, one of about 130 active volcanoes in Indonesia, has been at the highest ...
This Indonesian Volcano Could Be About to BlowTIME
PHOTOS: Mt. Sinabung volcano eruption, villagers refuse to leave danger zoneChicago Sun-Times
Best volcano eruption photos of 2015Los Angeles Times
Daily Mail -Mirror.co.uk
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A Restless Volcano Puts Ecuador on Edge Once More

Eruptions! - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 1:25pm

Cotopaxi's unrest has stoked fears that its first eruption in 75 years could be brewing.

The post A Restless Volcano Puts Ecuador on Edge Once More appeared first on WIRED.

Eruption Update: Japan, Philippines, and Indonesia

Eruptions! - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 12:34pm

The increasingly growing dome on Sinabung continues to periodically collapse, forming dangerous pyroclastic flows.

The post Eruption Update: Japan, Philippines, and Indonesia appeared first on WIRED.

Mount Sinabung Volcano Eruption: Over 1200 Villagers In Indonesia Forced To ... - International Business Times

Volcano News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 1:27am

International Business Times

Mount Sinabung Volcano Eruption: Over 1200 Villagers In Indonesia Forced To ...
International Business Times
More than 1,200 villagers living near Mount Sinabung in North Sumatra, Indonesia, were forced to evacuate on Monday after the volcano erupted over the weekend, causing trails of hot ash to flow down the mountain. Earlier this month, authorities raised ...
10 000 flee Indonesian volcano eruptionIndependent Online
Thousands Evacuated in Indonesia After Volcano Starts Spewing Ash and Toxic ...TIME
10000 flee volcano eruption in western IndonesiaPress TV
TVNZ -International Business Times AU
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Thousands flee Indonesia volcano - BBC News

Volcano News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 9:36am

BBC News

Thousands flee Indonesia volcano
BBC News
Thousands of people living close to a volcano in Indonesia have been forced to flee their homes after it began erupting violently. Mount Sinabung, on the island of Sumatra, became active again in 2010 but there has been more activity since 2 June.
​Sinabung eruption: Rumbling volcano sends more hot ash into Indonesian ...RT
Mt Sinabung volcano eruption in Indonesia spews hot ash 2km into airStuff.co.nz
Sinabung eruption: Thousands flee Indonesia volcanoBBC News
Daily Mail -Los Angeles Times -CBC.ca
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Summer of Volcanoes: What Is Bimodal Volcanism?

Eruptions! - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 11:35am

To kick off the Summer of Volcanoes, I explore why some volcanoes only erupt two kinds of lava.

The post Summer of Volcanoes: What Is Bimodal Volcanism? appeared first on WIRED.