Volcano News, April 2017

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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 at Kamokuna. 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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