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Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity

 "10,000 years of volcanic activity at your fingertips"

 @: http://www.volcano.si.edu/weekly_report.cfm

LAVA LIGHTS vs. NORTHERN LIGHTS: Iceland's largest volcano is restless. The Bardarbunga volcano system, located under the massive Vatnajoekull glacier, has been rocked by hundreds of tremors daily since mid-August. Lava is currently spewing from fissures, prompting fears of a much larger eruption. Local photographers, meanwhile, are having a great time recording a rare mix of lava-red and aurora-green in the night sky:

Thorsten Boeckel sends this photo from Mývatn, Iceland. "The red shine of the fissure eruption together with the green aurora provided a phantastic view," he says.

A full-fledged eruption of this volcano has the potential to be even more disruptive than the 2010 eruption of nearby Eyjafjallajokull, which threw air traffic into chaos across Europe. According to the Icelandic Met Office, there are no signs of decreasing magma output as of Sept. 17th. This means more lava is in the offing--along with more phantastic photo-ops as aurora season unfolds around the Arctic Circle. Stay tuned to the photo gallery for visual updates. Aurora alerts: text, voice

Realtime Aurora Photo Gallery

The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report is a cooperative project between the Smithsonian's Global Volcanism Program and the US Geological Survey's Volcano Hazards Program. Updated by 2300 UTC every Wednesday, notices of volcanic activity posted on these pages are preliminary and subject to change as events are studied in more detail. This is not a comprehensive list of all of Earth's volcanoes erupting during the week, but rather a summary of activity at volcanoes that meet criteria discussed in detail in the "Criteria and Disclaimers" section. Carefully reviewed, detailed reports on various volcanoes are published monthly in the Bulletin of the Global Volcanism Network.


Name            Location                                   Activity
Chirpoi     Kuril Islands (Russia)                      New
Etna        Sicily (Italy)                                       New
Fogo        Cape Verde                                        New
Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai Tonga Islands   New
Klyuchevskoy Central Kamchatka (Russia)     New
Soputan Sulawesi (Indonesia)                         New
Tangkubanparahu Western Java (Indonesia) New


Aira Kyushu (Japan)                                     Ongoing
Bardarbunga Iceland                                    Ongoing
Chirinkotan Kuril Islands (Russia)               Ongoing
Kilauea Hawaiian Islands (USA)                  Ongoing
Popocatepetl Mexico                                     Ongoing
Sheveluch Central Kamchatka (Russia)       Ongoing
Shishaldin Fox Islands (USA)                       Ongoing
Sinabung Indonesia                                      Ongoing
Slamet Central Java (Indonesia)                 Ongoing
Suwanosejima Ryukyu Islands (Japan)      Ongoing
Zhupanovsky Eastern Kamchatka (Russia) Ongoing



I say Mt Redoubt ready to blow big time soon Check EQs happing now and recent past building to blow TOP. 

posted 8/27/2014 8:32pm PST K.Walker 

Latest volcano news:
Seismic trace of yesterday's M3 earthquake under Tungurahua
Thursday, Apr 24, 2014
While surface activity has been fluctuating at generally low levels with only sporadic small steam and ash emissions, IGPEN reports that there are signs that suggest that a new batch of magma might be on its way to the surface. ... [more]
Infrared images of Reventador volcano yesterday showing what could be a lava fountain and new lava flow (Annotations: Culture Volcan, images: IGPEN)
A new phase of intense activity with possible lava fountains and new lava flows began at the volcano yesterday. ... [more]
Fuego yesterday morning
Fuego (Guatemala): During the day, activity at the volcano picked up again. The observatory reports 6-14 weak to strong strombolian explosions on average per hour, that eject ash plumes up to approx. 1 km height. ... [more]
Small explosion from Etna's New SE crater (Montagnola thermal webcam, INGV Catania)
Occasional weak explosions continue at the New SE crater: two very small events were observed today at 03:45 and 04:05 (local time). [more]
Strombolian explosion from Fuego this morning
Activity at the volcano continues to be elevated and increased yesterday, prompting INSIVUMEH to issue a special bulletin yesterday, in which the agency warns that a possible new paroxysm could occur in the near future. ... [more]

Saturday, Apr 19, 2014
Etna (Sicily, Italy): (19 Apr) Etna's New SE crater and the team of VolcanoDiscovery in Italy (aka OPEC) and elsewhere wishes you a Happy Easter! ... [more]
MODIS hot spot at Ubinas (MODVOLC, Univ. Hawaii)
A relatively strong ash emission was reported from last night (19:00 local time), inferred by seismic and infrared data. ... [more]

"Find out What is Erupting" Map of Currently Active Volcanoes from "love this site"


GeoNet issued a new bulletin about unusual seismic activity at White Island, but mentions that there is no current eruption:
"Over the past few weeks White Island has repeatedly produced very small volcanic earthquakes. These small tremor bursts are occurring like clockwork, approximately every 70 seconds, creating a unique pattern on our earthquake drum, with hundreds of these small bursts recorded every day 
Worldwide Volcano News and Updates: Current Erupting Volcanoes/Maps,Webcams/Seismic Recordings and More 

Volcano Updates from John Seach www.volcanolive.com

Wrightwood / Mt High Live Web Cams
Located in the center of town, see what is going on in Wrightwood CA from the comfort of your computer at home or anywhere. Our Live Wrightwood Webcam is placed to allow everyone the best views of Wrightwood so you always feel like you are in town, never missing out on anything. http://www.wrightwoodca.com/wrightwood/live-cameras.php

This page is updated on Wednesdays. Please see the GVP Home Page for news of the latest significant activity.

Science In Your Backyard: "California" News Releases of Interest for California:


California Real-Time Information:


Interactive Maps and Volcano Cams

Below: The Ring of Fire is a zone of frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions that encircles the basin of the Pacific Ocean. It is shaped like a horseshoe and it is 40,000 km long. It is associated with a nearly continuous series of oceanic trenches, island arcs, and volcanic mountain ranges and/or plate movements. It is sometimes called the circum-Pacific belt or the circum-Pacific seismic belt. (click image for more info) 

Website updated/owned and maintained daily by K. Walker Contact: email kman@kmanskies.8m.net

Ring of Fire and World Techtonic Plates. Click Image for Information and list of great related links.

ABOVE: Major Volcanoes of Indonesia, Wow did you know there were this many? The islands of Indonesia are among the newer pieces of real estate on the globe. They were formed only about fifteen million years ago., as a result of shifts of land under the ocean and volcanic eruptions. Indonesia has some 155 centres of active volcanism. Java and Bali are the most volcanically active islands in the world with 20 of their volcanoes having been active in historical times. In addition, 13 older volcanoes have active solfatara (vents emitting hydrogen sulphide and other sulphurus gases) and fumaroles (vents emitting high pressure steam and other gases.

Click on Image Takes you to: Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History New Global Volcanism Program Website!

ABOVE: "10,000 years of volcanic activity at your fingertips" Smithsonian Institution
National Museum of Natural History
New Global Volcanism Program Website!

May 20, 2013 Welcome to the new Global Volcanism Program website! The biggest addition to the site is user access to the searchable Volcanoes of the World 4.0 database. The mission of GVP is to document, understand, and disseminate information about global volcanic activity.

U.S. Volcanoes and Current Activity Alerts:

Interactive Map



Above: The surface of the lava lake of Nyiragongo - an ever changing Kaleidoscope of patterns. (Photo: shinkov) Volcano Discovery April Photo of the Month

Click Image below... static Webcam image... Auto Updates every 30 seconds

Above: Please Note: As of 12/12/10 Old Faithful live streaming webcam is: Adobe Flash

Get Adobe Flash: http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/

Old Faithful Live Streaming Web Video Camera :

 Switched to Adobe Flash media player in an effort to make the stream more accessible. Tests and tweaking are ongoing, but the stream should be viewable most of the time from either. Keep an eye here and see if Old Faithfull reacts to earthquake swarms in the park! Check archives data for times, intervals, locations. See any trends?

http://www.windowsintowonderland.org/live/live4.htm. OR http://www.nps.gov/features/yell/live/live4.htm 

 A high bandwidth connection and the free Adobe Flash player are recommended. Initial loading times will vary based on the speed of your internet connection. Please be patient. Other upgrades to network cabling and connections are also planned, and should help keep the camera feed more stable in the future. http://www.nps.gov/features/yell/live/oflive.htm

Recent Helicorder Displays



Visit the Geyser Observation and Study Association (a non-governmental site) for a recent summary of geyser activity in the Old Faithful area.


All the Webcams are available at http://www.nps.gov/yell/photosmultimedia/webcams.htm. They do not have control or input into other websites that choose to display their content.

BELOW: Special Map Yellowstone Recent Earthquake Activity...Is the activity volcanic in nature?


"NEW" Recent Earthquake Activity in Yellowstone National Park (Special Map) 

Yellowstone National Park Special Map:


University of Utah Seismograph Stations Recent Activity Map


Geyser Research and Information:

Electronically Recorded Geyser Activity Compiled by Ralph Taylor

Below: Mt. Redoubt Alaska webcam

Is Mount Rainier Next to Erupt? Soon...Click Image for Rainier Web Cam or Link Below for Many More Cams. Experts are More Worried of Landslides Creating Lahars.

Volcanic "Vents" Program Exploring Deep Ocean Ecosystems:

Research Groups: http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/vents/groups.html
Hydrothermal Venting
Submarine Volcanism
Ocean Sound

Ocean Sounds!:
The Acoustic Monitoring Project of the VENTS Program has performed continuous monitoring of ocean noise since August, 1991 using the U.S. Navy SOund SUrveillance System (SOSUS) network and autonomous underwater hydrophones.

Vents Program Expeditions and Research Sites

Interactive Map


"VENTS" conducts research on the impacts and consequences of submarine volcanism and hydrothermal venting on the global ocean and deep-sea ecosystems. This research includes exploration, time-series observations, remote monitoring, and innovative instrumentation and aims to provide timely information to the scientific community and the general public via peer-reviewed scientific publications and internet-accessible data and educational products. Go here to get latest information and tools for research.


Watch the History Channel! "American Volcano" Volcano Experts prepare for possible eruption of Mount Rainer. Keep tabs on what is going on at Mount Rainier, Check Volcano Page Often, Watch for Earthquakes and Staus Information.




ABOVE: Webcam Mount Merapi, Indonesia: View of Mount Merapi (A live view of the current weather at Mount Merapi) Some Cams auto reload every 5 seconds 

Merapi (Indonesia) Live WebCam Current Activity...Click Image above or follow this link:


2nd Cam here: http://merapi.bgl.esdm.go.id/view-r.php?id=68&708

ATTENTION: QUICK LINK TO EARTHQUAKE PAGE click this text! Opens in same window            

Volcanoes of Hawaii from Volcano Live (John Seach Site)http://www.volcanolive.com/hawaii.html 

Click on Images BELOW for webcams Remember it maybe evening for some cams

Mt. Saint Helens Webcams "click Image" or

Try these links:


The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network
HOME  | Latest Quakes | Volcanoes | Catalogs & Data | Hazards & Preparation | Research | Outreach & Education | Operations & Projects



Old Style Here: http://old.pnsn.org/WEBICORDER/PNSN/welcome.html

Picturesque view of Halema`uma`u crater, NEW...Fissure Cams Included... Click Image

ABOVE: Click Image Live Panorama of Halemaʻumaʻu from HVO, Kîlauea Volcano

"New"Click this link for Your choice of 14 different Hawaiian webcams Including Mobil Cams :


"New" USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory Recent
Earthquake Activity, Webcams, Deformation Data, Webicorders


(Generate Your Own Cross-Sectional Plots)


Recent Kilauea Status Reports, Updates, and Information Releases:

Mt. Fuji (Japan) Click on Image for Webcam View...

Above: Click Image This screen is taken from http://live-fuji.jp/fuji/livee.htm (Nishiura, Numazu-city, Shizuoka pref.) Japan "Webcam" 

Below: White Island Volcano, New Zealand

Click on image above takes you to New Zealand geonet.org for a map of volcanoes, locations, and web cams. Great site, tons of information.

SERNAGEOMIN now has a webcam monitoring the recently-active Planchón-Peteroa volcano on the Chile/Argentina border. The camera can be accessed via the OVDAS main page (the link is on the left, at the bottom), or by means of this direct link. Thanks to commenter Rubén for this tip. I'm checking for better connections before adding cam here... 


You may want to download a translater "pics don't need it, but you might want to surf the sites" (Google has a nice one) 

Crater Lake, Oregon National Park Web-Cams (three nice cams, auto update)





Geology and tectonics of Þingvellir:


The Þingvellir area is a part of the North Atlantic rift system, almost entirely nested within the Reykjaneshryggur-Langjökull rift system. It can be described as an area of sea-floor spreading, displaying the close association of crustal rifting and volcanism. Þingvellir and the Great Rift Valley of Eastern Africa are the only sites on Earth where the effects of two major plates drifting apart can be observed. Great site lots of information and photos.

(Professor Ólafur Ingólfsson)

Professor of glacial and Quaternary Geology
University of Iceland
Department of Geology and Geography and
Institute of Earth Sciences



Sakura-jima Volcano Interactive Camera (Japan) U-Control Camera.

ABOVE: Sakura-jima Volcano Interactive Camera (Japan) U-Control Camera Position and Zoom.

Helpfull Research Links Costa Rica: 

Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica:

"Translator Helpful Here"

"VSOCR" Is an interdisciplinary research institute of the National University.


Recent Helicorder Displays Turrialba Volcano:



"NEW" Tokyo: Latest Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) within 24 hours   

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