Volcano eruptions 2019

There she blows! The Reventador volcano Equador's colossus gives off a spectacular volcano eruption, belching lava flows down her slopes (Video)
Ecuador's 'Reventador' spectacular volcano eruption in a remote Amazon region in Equador.
The volcano erupted spectacularly in Ecuador. Lava flows run down the slopes of Mount Reventador. There are no directly threatened people because the volcano is one of the country's most remote, located in Ecuador's Amazon region, but the previous big eruption has caused problems. It was 15 years ago and the ash reached a height of as much as 17 kilometres. The ash also reached the capital Quito. More than 2 million people were affected by the eruption.

Tourists seen walking inside the rim of the White Island Volcano moments before eruption: A number of people missing feared dead (Video)
A volcano erupted Monday on a small New Zealand island frequented by tourists, killing one with a number of people missing and injured after the eruption, the death toll is expected to rise. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said about 100 tourists were on or near White Island when it erupted in the afternoon."Some of those, at this stage, are unaccounted for," she said. '"A number of people are reportedly injured and are being transported to shore."She said the incident appeared to be "very significant.""All our thoughts are with those affected," she said. Ardern said there were no confirmed fatalities.

A spectacular week for volcano activity: Sakurajima and Aso volcanoes in Japan: Klyuchevskoy Volcano in Russia: Mexico's Popocatepetl Volcano and Fuego volcano all active
Smoke was seen rising from the Sakurajima Volcano in Kagoshima, Japan, on November 28, with the area impacted by a number of days of volcanic activity. In total, “nine eruptions and eight explosions were detected between November 25 and 29 November 2019,” according to VolcanoDiscovery.com. The same report, which cites the Japanese Meteorological Agency, stated that the plume of smoke from the volcano reached 14,400-feet in altitude, resulting in a large amount of sulfur dioxide being released. The Japanese Meteorological Agency forecasted ashfall in the area on the same date. The dramatic scene comes three weeks after the largest explosion at the volcano in three years.

Volcano Watch: More than 150 volcanic quakes rattle Indonesia's Taal Volcano this weekend: Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano explosive activity continues: M 5.9 White Island volcano NZ
The Philippines colossus, the Taal Volcano, which has had continued seismic activity since March this year has recorded more than 150 volcanic earthquakes, according to The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) Field measurements on 21 November 2019 at the eastern sector of the Main Crater Lake yielded an increase in water temperature from 32.8°C to 33.6°C and a decrease in water level from 0.49 meters to 0.46 meters. Ground deformation measurements through precise levelling surveys from 19 - 26 September 2019 indicated inflation of the edifice consistent with recent results from continuous GPS data.

Japan's colossus, the Sakurajima volcano spews smoke and ash 5.5 km (3.4 miles) high with the biggest eruption in more than three years
On September 13, 2016, a team of experts from Bristol University and the Sakurajima Volcano Research Centre in Japan suggested that the above volcano could have a major eruption within 30 years. The volcano has been highly active, erupting more than 100 times just this year.
The Sakurajima volcano shot smoke and ash miles into the sky on Friday in its biggest eruption in more than three years, Kyodo News reported. 

Mexico's colossus, Popocatepetl volcano blows on Sunday, spewing a column of ash, smoke, and gas on both more than 1.5 kilometres into the sky
Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano has erupted twice on Sunday, spewing a column of ash, smoke, and gas on both more than 1.5 kilometres into the sky. The Phase 2 Yellow alert warning remains in effect following the second eruption at 6:34 pm which sent a column of ash in north-northwestern direction, following the initial eruption at 05:55 am.

Mexican authorities warned people to stay away from the crater, due to the danger of falling "ballistic fragments," and called for extra attention to possible landslides. They also warned the locals that ash will cover towns in the surrounding area.

The Ubinas Volcano, the most active in Peru: Mount Bromo in East Java Indonesia and Italy's Mount Etna, Europe's biggest all erupt over the weekend
Hundreds of people living near a volcano in southern Peru have been evacuated after it erupted and spread ash on Friday.
The Ubinas Volcano, the most active in Peru, recorded two explosions since dawn, which spewed ash and affected more than eight surrounding areas.
Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra called for the evacuation, describing it as "a major event unlike any we have had in recent years."
The Geophysical Institute of Peru forecast that the volcano's activity will escalate in the following days with stronger eruptions and more ash emissions coming.

Tourists jump into the sea in panic as Italian volcano erupts: A powerful mag 6.2 quake off the west coast of Canada: Major quake and volcano activity uptick continues
A volcano on the island of Stromboli, Italy has erupted, throwing ash high into the sky, with tourists reportedly throwing themselves into the sea in panic.
Italy's ANSA news agency reported that tourists, frightened by the unexpected explosion on the small Mediterranean island, had thrown themselves into the sea.
It said two new lava spouts are creeping down the volcano on the famed island.
The volcano was also shooting out red-hot rocks called lapilli, local sources said.
One eyewitness added: "A huge column of dense black smoke is coming out of the crater."

Volcanic activity intensifies around the Pacific Ring Of Fire as we move into July
Ulawun Volcano and Lolobau Island Papua New Guinea which erupted at the end of June. Credit Wikipedia.
As we move into July the uptick in volcano activity has suddenly spiked.
Alert Level Raised at Hawaii's Mauna Loa Volcano, the World's Largest Active Volcano.
Federal officials raised the alert level Tuesday for the world's largest active volcano, Hawaii's Mauna Loa, which last erupted in 1984.
The U.S. Geological Survey changed the level from "normal" to "advisory" following a steady increase in earthquakes and ground swelling that began in March.

Ring Of Fire activity intensifies as another volcano eruption hits Papua New Guinea along with a powerful magnitude 6.4 - 88km SW of the Mariana Islands.
The recent explosion of major quakes and volcanic activity continues to intensify as yet another volcano eruption has occurred in Papua New Guinea along with a powerful magnitude 6.4 - 88km SW of the Northern Mariana Islands.
Just 2 days after the large eruption of Ulawun, another large explosive eruption occurred in Papua New Guinea today, this time from Manam volcano located on a small island north of the mainland. Earlier today, the more or less permanently active volcano had another of its not usual, short-lived, but the very intense paroxysmal episode with lava fountaining occurred today, starting around 13:00 local time.

Pacific Ring Of Fire is rumbling as swarms of quakes rock California and New Zealand along with a plethora of volcanic activity
Bay of Plenty residents got a shaky start to winter with just under 100 earthquakes around north Taupo since yesterday afternoon.
Between 4.30pm and 9.30pm yesterday, just under 100 earthquakes were registered in a swarm about 25-30km north of Taupo.
The largest of these quakes was a magnitude 3.1 at a depth of 4km which was felt and reported 181 times.
The latest shake was at 4.37am today 25km north of Taupo, a magnitude 1.6 and 4km deep.
Quake swarms are common in the Taupo Volcanic Zone, with most lasting only short periods of time, usually a day or two.

The recent uptick in volcanic activity continues: Mount Merapi Indonesia blows ash columns up to 3,000 meters into the sky as the Pacific Ring ramps up
The recent uptick in volcanic activity continues...
Mount Merapi by Indonesia's cultural capital of Yogyakarta spewed ash columns up to 3,000 meters into the sky over the weekend, local media reported on Sunday (June 2).
Indonesia's Geological Disaster Research and Development Centre said that by Saturday the country's most active volcano had emitted 72 ash columns from its crater since it started showing signs of forming ash columns and spewing incandescent lava in late January, state news agency Antara reported.

Mount Agung Indonesia blows again: As volcanoes around the world are waking up after an unusual quiet period
A volcano on the Indonesian island of Bali erupted Friday, spewing a plume of ash and smoke more than 2,000 meters (6,500 feet) into the sky.
Mount Agung, about 70 kilometres from the tourist hub of Kuta, has been erupting periodically since it rumbled back to life in 2017, sometimes grounding flights and forcing residents to flee their homes. The latest eruption shortly before noon on Friday shot a cloud of volcanic ash high into the sky, but caused no disruption to flights, Indonesia's geological agency said.
Agung remained at the second highest danger warning level, and there is a four-kilometre no-go zone around the crater.

The biggest most active volcano in Europe Mount Etna erupts causing two lava flows, moving into the Valle del Bove (Videos)
A new eruption started overnight: around 3 am local time, a small effusive fissure opened on the south-south-eastern base of the New SE crater and generated a small lava flow which is still active now.
Another lava flow originated from a vent on the SE side on the same cone, near the area where the eruption in Dec 2018 had started.
The seismic activity started to rise last evening, peaked around midnight, then decreased a bit, but has been more or less stable since.

Pacific Ring Of Fire is ramping itself up with the biggest quake of the year and volcanic activity from New Zealand Philippines and Indonesia
Photo Mount Agung 2019 eruption photo credit AP.

The Pacific Ring of Fire has ramped itself up this weekend with the biggest quake of the year so far, two major volcano eruptions and a swarm of almost 200 quakes in northern New Zealand.

Mount Sinabung Volcano, North Sumatra exploded during last night, generating an ash plume that rose to possibly up to 15 km altitude (50,000ft).
The height of the plume was estimated by VAAC Tokio using satellite imagery.
It quickly drifted and dissipated in southerly directions.

BOOM! The fiery colossus, Mount Agung volcano Indonesia spews lava and showers of rocks over a distance of about 3 km (2 miles)
The fiery grumbling colossus, Mount Agung volcano has once again erupted on the Indonesian holiday island of Bali.
Mount Agung volcano spewed out lava and showers of rocks over a distance of about 3 km (2 miles), with ash falling over dozens of villages, officials said.
There were no reports of casualties.
According to Reuters, authorities had 50,000 masks available as a precaution though the alert level on the volcano remained unchanged and there had been no evacuations.

BOOM! Mexico colossus the Popocatepetl volcano spews a two-kilometre ash plume into the night sky causing doors and windows to shake 44 km's away
The Popocatepetl volcano sent a two-kilometre ash plume in an eruption last night, triggering an ash fall alert for communities in the vicinity.
The 9:06 pm eruption was accompanied by the emission of incandescent material that fell a few meters from the crater on the eastern slope of the volcano and the two-kilometre-high plume of ash, water vapour and gases.
The explosion was heard in nearby towns and caused windows and doors to vibrate as far away as Puebla city, located 44 kilometres to the east of the volcano.
Authorities have issued recommendations following the low-scale eruption, including limiting open-air activities, bringing pets indoors and avoiding eating meals outside.