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Mount Etna’s new paroxysmal eruption

Mount Etna, a stratovolcano located on the island of Sicily, Italy, and renowned for its persistent activity, experienced a notable resurgence in volcanic activity. Following a period of escalating seismic unrest and heightened degassing, the eruption commenced on July 4th with a powerful Strombolian explosion ...

A new eruption in Iceland has commenced

The volcanic eruption in Iceland, which commenced at 12:46 PM local time, was heralded by the formation of a fissure vent that rapidly extended to a length of approximately 3 kilometers. This fissure bisected the pre-existing volcanic cone formed during the previous eruption in the ...

Eruption at Whakaari/White Island (New Zealand)

A minor volcanic eruption occurred at Whakaari/White Island on May 24, 2024, at approximately 08:20 NZST. The eruption manifested as a vigorous steam plume, observed via webcam and satellite imagery due to the absence of on-site sensors. Preliminary analysis suggests the absence of ash in ...

Alert Level at Ibu Volcano raised to highest level

On May 16th, 2024, Indonesian authorities declared the highest alert level (Level 4) for Mount Ibu after weeks of escalating volcanic activity that began in late April. The 1,325-meter volcano, situated on Halmahera Island in North Maluku province, had been consistently spewing thick columns of ...

Second major eruption of Ruang

On April 30th at 02.35 WITA, Indonesia's Mount Ruang volcano experienced a powerful eruption, its second major event within this month. The eruption generated a substantial ash plume that reached altitudes of nearly 30 kilometers. Observations revealed incandescent lava flows, pyroclastic activity, lapilli falling from ...

Tofua Volcano (Tonga) High Thermal Anomalies

Significant developments are observed at Tofua Volcano (Tonga). While the lava pond/vents within the northern Lofia cone typically demonstrates persistent effusive eruptive activity, recent monitoring data indicates a series of high thermal anomalies (>200MW). Additionally, elevated levels of sulfur dioxide (SO2) have been detected, further ...

Accelerating Uplift at Campi Flegrei

Over the past couple of weeks, there has been an acceleration of ground deformation rates at Campi Flegrei, raising concerns about the potential for future eruptive activity.  The Campi Flegrei volcanic caldera, located west of Naples, Italy, has a complex history of ground deformation characterised by ...

Ambrym Volcano Erupts – April 21 2024

In a significant development, Ambrym Volcano on Ambrym Island in the Vanuatu archipelago has entered a new eruptive phase. Visual observations, including a distinctive incandescence from the Marum crater in webcam footage, confirm the presence of fresh lava flows. Residents report intense volcanic glow accompanied ...

Significant Lava Cave Discovered in Auckland, New Zealand

Over the past year, Extreme Pursuit has undertaken far-reaching exploration efforts of the Auckland Volcanic Field in New Zealand to find new and undocumented lava caves. These efforts have yielded the discovery of a new and significant lava cave - mostly due to its size, ...

Ruang (Indonesia) Eruption

Mount Ruang Erupts Mount Ruang, a highly active volcano on a remote island of North Sulawesi province in Indonesia, has erupted again, spewing thick ash high into the atmosphere and posing a significant threat to surrounding areas. Authorities have raised the alert level to the highest ...
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