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Sinabung (Indonesia) - Report for 21 October-27 October 2015

GVP Eruption Reports - Tue, 10/27/2015 - 11:57pm

Based on information from PVMBG, and analyses of satellite imagery and wind data, the Darwin VAAC reported that on 21 October an ash plume from Sinabung rose to an altitude of 6.1 (20,000 ft) a.s.l.

Source: Darwin Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre (VAAC)

Ubinas (Peru) - Report for 21 October-27 October 2015

GVP Eruption Reports - Tue, 10/27/2015 - 11:57pm

Instituto Geofísico del Perú (IGP) Observatorio Volcanológico del Sur (OVS) reported that during 20-26 October seismicity at Ubinas decreased overall; the level of long-period earthquakes remained high while hybrid and volcano-tectonic signals were at low levels. On 21 October an ash plume rose 1 km and drifted NE and E. Bluish gas-and-steam plumes rose from the crater during the rest of the period.

Source: Instituto Geofísico del Perú (IGP)

Colima (Mexico) - Report for 21 October-27 October 2015

GVP Eruption Reports - Tue, 10/27/2015 - 11:57pm

Based on satellite images, wind data, webcam views, and notices from the Mexico City MWO and Colima Tower, the Washington VAAC reported continuing emission from Colima. On 21 October an ash plume drifted N and quickly dissipated, and on 24 October an ash puff dissipated to the E. On 25 October a gas plume with minor amounts of ash was detected. An emission drifted NE on 28 October.

Source: Washington Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC)

Karymsky (Russia) - Report for 21 October-27 October 2015

GVP Eruption Reports - Tue, 10/27/2015 - 11:57pm

KVERT reported that moderate explosive activity at Karymsky continued during 16-23 October. Satellite images showed ash plumes drifting 100 km SE during 19-20 and 22 October, and a thermal anomaly over the volcano on 20 and 22 October. The Aviation Color Code remained at Orange.

Source: Kamchatkan Volcanic Eruption Response Team (KVERT)

Shishaldin (United States) - Report for 21 October-27 October 2015

GVP Eruption Reports - Tue, 10/27/2015 - 11:57pm

AVO reported that seismicity at Shishaldin continued to be slightly elevated over background levels during 21-27 October, indicating that low-level eruptive activity confined to the summit crater continued. The Aviation Color Code remained at Orange and the Volcano Alert Level remained at Watch.

Source: US Geological Survey Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO)

Dukono (Indonesia) - Report for 21 October-27 October 2015

GVP Eruption Reports - Tue, 10/27/2015 - 11:57pm

Based on analyses of satellite imagery and wind data, the Darwin VAAC reported that during 21-26 and 28 October ash plumes from Dukono rose to altitudes of 1.5-2.4 km (5,000-8,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted 25-140 km W, NW, NE, and E.

Source: Darwin Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre (VAAC)

Aira (Japan) - Report for 21 October-27 October 2015

GVP Eruption Reports - Tue, 10/27/2015 - 11:57pm

JMA reported that during 13-16 October small scale explosions occurred at Showa Crater, at Aira Caldera’s Sakurajima volcano. The Alert Level remained at 3 (on a 5-level scale).

Source: Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA)

Kilauea (United States) - Report for 21 October-27 October 2015

GVP Eruption Reports - Tue, 10/27/2015 - 11:57pm

HVO reported that seismicity beneath Kilauea's summit, upper East Rift Zone, and Southwest Rift Zone was at background levels during 21-27 October. The lava lake continued to circulate and spatter in the Overlook vent; small sections of the inner wall veneer fell into the lake on 22 October causing increased spattering and sloshing. The June 27th NE-trending lava flow continued to be active within 2.2-6.3 km NE of Pu'u 'O'o Crater.

Source: US Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO)

The daredevil volcano farmers who harvest MOLTEN LAVA hotter than MERCURY - Express.co.uk

Volcano News - Mon, 10/26/2015 - 9:09am

Express.co.uk

The daredevil volcano farmers who harvest MOLTEN LAVA hotter than MERCURY
Express.co.uk
The 'farming work' is a regular occurrence, as it is the best way to study molten lava in depth. The scientists realise the Hawaiian craters could produce a sudden eruption but the local lava flows are generally known to be slow-moving and safe to ...

Remnants of Patricia Drench Texas and Louisiana


Remnants of Hurricane Patricia dropped heavy rains in Texas and Louisiana.

Rinjani volcano (Lombok Island, Indonesia): small eruption reported this morning - VolcanoDiscovery

Volcano News - Sun, 10/25/2015 - 8:29am

VolcanoDiscovery

Rinjani volcano (Lombok Island, Indonesia): small eruption reported this morning
VolcanoDiscovery
Rinjani volcano erupted again on Saturday and Sunday (22-23 May, 2010), sending ash to up to 2 km height and causing ash falls in surrounding villages. New reports mention lava flows from the active Baru Jari cone inside the Rinjani caldera into the lake.

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VIDEO: Costa Rica's Turrialba Volcano launches ash 800 meters into the sky ... - The Tico Times

Volcano News - Sat, 10/24/2015 - 1:28pm

VIDEO: Costa Rica's Turrialba Volcano launches ash 800 meters into the sky ...
The Tico Times
According to the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (OVSICORI), the volcano spewed gas and vapor and launched ash 800 meters into the air. The eruption lasted for 30 minutes. OVSICORI geologists report that the ash is being ...

Yellowstone Volcano: Scientists Claim Supervolcano Eruption Prediction ... - The Inquisitr

Volcano News - Fri, 10/23/2015 - 2:01am

The Inquisitr

Yellowstone Volcano: Scientists Claim Supervolcano Eruption Prediction ...
The Inquisitr
“Its ash cloud would overwhelm humanity across globe, so predicting an eruption could be matter of life and death. The impact would be on the scale of an asteroid impact.” They are not underestimating the damage caused by a supervolcano. Computer ...

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The Loneliest Volcano on Earth

Eruptions! - Thu, 10/22/2015 - 8:00am

Lonely Amsterdam Island might be the most remote volcano in the world.

The post The Loneliest Volcano on Earth appeared first on WIRED.

Lava Flows and Restless Giants in Latin America

Eruptions! - Wed, 10/14/2015 - 10:37am

They might not be making headlines, but there is a lot of volcanic unrest in Latin America right now.

The post Lava Flows and Restless Giants in Latin America appeared first on WIRED.

US Volcano Monitoring May Get an Overhaul

Eruptions! - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 1:49pm

The US may be getting a more modernized and unified volcano monitoring system.

The post US Volcano Monitoring May Get an Overhaul appeared first on WIRED.