Volcano News, November 2017

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Monday 27th November 2017
Agung Volcano, Bali, Indonesia
Renewed eruption of Agung volcano, Indonesia sent ash to an altitude of 30,000 ft. Exclusion zone increased to radius of up to 10 km from the crater. Agung was raised to highest level 4 alert.
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Wednesday 22nd November 2017
Agung Volcano, Bali, Indonesia
A summit eruption occurred at Agung volcano, Bali, Indonesia, 21st November 2017. Small ash cloud rising 700 m above summit and drifting east. Five villages affected by the ash, including Pidpid, Nawakerti, Bukit Galah, Sebudi and Abang.
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Monday September 2017
Ambae Volcano, Vanuatu
A summit eruption has been reported at Ambae volcano, Vanuatu. A new cinder cone formed in the summit lake, and a lava pond is visible. This is the first time a lava pond has been observed at Ambae volcano.
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Sunday 24th September 2017
Agung Volcano, Bali, Indonesia
On 22nd September 2017, Agung volcano, Bali was raised to maximum level 4 alert. 35,000 people were evacuated. Previous reported eruptions of Agung were in 1963, 1843, 1821?, 1808. The last eruption in 1963 was similar in magnitude/intensity to Mt St Helens (1980) and Mt Vesuvius (79 AD).
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Sunday 24th September 2017
Ambae Volcano, Vanuatu
Activity increased at Ambae volcano, Vanuatu on 23 September 2017. Ash emissions occurred from the summit. The alert level was raised to 4 (out of a maximum 5). Preparations were being made to evacuate up to 5000 people.
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Tuesday 19th September 2017
Agung Volcano, Bali, Indonesia
On 18th September 2017, Agung volcano, Bali was raised to level 3 alert (out of a maximum 4). People are advised not to climb or camp inside Agung crater, and in areas within a 6 km radius of Agung, or at elevations above 950 m from sea level. The exclusion zone radius is increased to 7.5 km in the North, Southeast and South-Southwest. An increase in earthquakes at the volcano is caused by magma pressure cracking rocks. The history of activity at Agung indicates the potential threats of pyroclastic falls, pyroclastic flows, and lava flows. Agung volcano last erupted in 1963. The eruptions of Agung volcano in 1963 created a crimson sunset glow over America and Europe.
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Friday 8th September 2017
Magnitude 8.2 Earthquake, Mexico
On 8th September 2017 a magnitude 8.2 earthquake hit off the Pacific coast of Mexico. The closest volcanoes to the epicentre are Tacana, Tajumulca, and Santa Maria in Guatemala. Earthquakes of this magnitude may affect volcanoes within a 500 km radius.
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Wednesday 6th September 2017
Baitoushan Volcano, North Korea/ China border
On 3rd September 2017, North Korea detonated a nuclear explosion 105 km southeast of Baitoushan volcano. The explosion produced a magnitude 6.3 earthquake, which resulted in weak ground shaking at the volcano. Earthquakes of this magnitude have the ability to produce strong eruptions at nearby volcanoes. Baitoushan is considered a dangerous volcano due to its history of large explosive eruptions.
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Wednesday 30th August 2017
Ambrym Volcano, Vanuatu

Ambrym volcano was raised to level 3 alert (out of a maximum 5) on 30th August 2017.
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Monday 3rd July 2017
Dieng volcano, Java, Indonesia

A small phreatic (?) eruption occurred at Sileri Crater, Dieng volcano on 2nd July 2017. Ten out of 17 tourists who were at the crater at the time were injured. A rescue helicopter crashed killing all 8 people on board.
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Saturday 17th June 2017
Lokon volcano, Sulawesi, Indonesia

Activity at Lokon volcano at midday on 17th June 2017. An ash plume was visible rising a few hundred metres above the summit, and extending 10 km to the east.
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Tuesday 28th March 2017
Kambalny volcano, Kamchatka, Russia

Kambalny volcano erupted on 25th March 2017. Satellite images showed a plume reaching 26,000 ft altitude. The last estimated eruption was 600 years ago.
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Wednesday 1st March 2017
Mt Etna Volcano, Italy

On 27th February 2017 Strombolian explosions intensified from new southeast crater at Mt Etna volcano. This was accompanied by a lava flow which quickly reached the base of the cone and directed toward the southwest, in the direction of Monte Frumento Supino. Ashfall was reported at Zafferana and Linguaglossa. The eruptions were accompanied by large amplitude tremor, but no ground deformation. Mt Etna is the largest active volcano in Europe, and dominates the landscape of NE Sicily. The first eruptions at Etna occurred 500,000 years ago. Mt Etna has the longest period of documented eruptions in the world. Etna is noted for the wide variety of eruption styles. The volcano is at its most spectacular when when both summit and flank eruptions occur simultaneously.
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Tuesday 21st February 2017
Krakatau Volcano, Indonesia

Hotspots are visible on satellite images of Krakatau volcano on 17-18 February 2017. Renewed eruptions are possible.
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Saturday 18th February 2017
Barren Island Volcano, India

Small eruptions reported at Barren Island volcano, India on 17 February 2017. Lava flow and explosions from the crater.
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Sunday 1st January 2017
Vanuatu volcanoes

The first eruptions in the world for 2017 occurred at Yasur and Ambrym volcanoes in Vanuatu. They were the first erupting volcanoes to see the new year (UTC + 11 hr).
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Sunday 18th December 2016
Ambrym Volcano, Vanuatu

Ambrym volcano remains at level 2 alert. This means the volcano is unstable and caution is advised for visitors viewing near the craters. Active lava lakes remain in Benbow and Mbwelesu craters.
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Saturday 17th December 2016
Ambitle Volcano, Papua New Guinea

A magnitude 7.9 earthquake occurred 52 km SSW of Ambitle volcano on 17th December 2016. A tsunami threat was issues for coastal areas of Papua New Guinea.
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Sunday 27th November 2016
Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii

Kilauea volcano continues to erupt at two locations. A summit lava lake in continues to be active in a vent of Halemaumau crater. On the east rift zone, lava is entering the ocean at Kamokuna on the SE side of the volcano.
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Saturday 29th October 2016
Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii

Lava continues to enter the ocean atKamokuna. Small collapses occurred at the ocean entry this week, with the possibility of further collapses at east Kamokuna lava delta. A lava lake remains active in Halemaumau summit crater.
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Wednesday 9th March 2016
Nyiragongo Volcano, D.R. Congo

A new lava lake has formed at Nyiragongo volcano, Democratic Republic of Congo. A fissure opened inside the summit crater.
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Tuesday 1st March 2016
Kirishima Volcano, Japan

Volcanic earthquakes increased at Kirishima volcano, Japan on 28 February 2016. A 1-km radius exclusion zone was placed around the crater.
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Tuesday 1st March 2016
Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii

The summit lava lake at Kilauea volcano, Hawaii has risen and is intermittently visible from Jaggar museum. More on Kilauea volcano.
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Sunday 7th February 2016
Soputan Volcano, Indonesia
On 6th February 2016 ash reached altitude of 20,000 ft over summit of Soputan volcano, Indonesia and extended 55 nautical miles southwest to an altitude of 13,000 ft.
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Monday 25th January 2016
Augustine Volcano, Alaska
A magnitude 7.1 earthquake occurred 25 km north of Augustine volcano on 24 January 2016. Earthquakes of this magnitude have the ability to disrupt volcanoes within a radius of hundreds of kilometres from the epicentre. Augustine volcano is currently at the lowest alert status green.
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Friday 1st January 2016
2016 Eruptions
The world's first eruptions of 2016 occurred at Yasur and Ambrym volcanoes in Vanuatu. Eruptions occurred at UT+11 hours.
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