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Busy … so busy! I’ll try to have more later today but the next 24 hours for me are super duper busy. However, I did want to pass along some news that was noticed by the Volcanism Blog that a volcano at Virunga National Park in the Congo erupted overnight. Now, I haven’t been able…

Sarigan Island in the northern Mariana Islands. An undersea eruption appears to be underway south of the island. Thanks to the watchful eye of Eruptions readers, we had an inkling of this eruption the other day, but now we have confirmation that an undersea eruption is underway in the northern Mariana Islands. The exact volcano…

A shot from the Hekla webcam showing the glow from the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull that started March 20, 2010. Quick note, but for those of you who have been following the seismicity at Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland, there is news from Iceland that an eruption has started. I will post more details as I can find…

Submarine eruption near Japan

The plume from submarine volcano Fukutoku-Okanoba, erupting in February 2010. Almost a year after the Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha’apai eruption, where an undersea volcano sprang forth from the deep – quite spectacularly, we have new footage of another undersea eruption. Fukutoku-Okanoba, off the coast of Minami Iwo, started to erupt yesterday (or, at least, erupt…

Volcanic eruption in Pakistan?

UPDATE 2/2/2010 7:30PM EST: Another report, this time placing the activity near Wham. This report is still vague about that is actually happening, saying people saw “flames of burning rocks on the top of the mountain over the last couple of days”. The article also says the Headquarters of the Geological Survey of Pakistan has…

Yet another new eruption for 2010! Turrialba volcano in Costa Rica in an undated photo. Turrialba in Costa Rica erupted today, prompting the evacuation of tens of people from the region near the volcano. The eruption appears to be relatively small, producing ash and some pyroclastic material. The area around the volcano is not very…

Mayon eruption update for 12/15/2009

The new dome erupting at Mayon in the Philippines on December 14-15, 2009. It appears that the eruption that PHIVOLCS had been waiting for at Mayon has arrived, with new magma reaching the surface and spilling down the slopes of the volcano. Or, as CNN International put it: The island nation’s most active volcano after…

Karkar volcano as seen from space. Eruptions reader The Bobs left a note mentioning that there may have been a ‘significant’ eruption at Karkar in Papua New Guinea. The only place I can find information is John Seach’s Volcano Live: An eruption occurred at Karkar volcano at 6:39 pm on 25th November 2009. The eruption…

Piton de la Fournaise erupting on November 5, 2009. Image by Julian Balboni in Clicanoo. Eruptions reader Richard Oliver pointed out to me that Piton de la Fournaise on Reunion Island erupted (in french) on Thursday night. The volcano produced at least two lava flows that reached the ocean flowed downslope to ~1970 m above…

Friday Flotsam

Things are busy – both volcanically and personally – so I’m going to just give you some links to a bunch of exciting/interesting/insane news: West Mata erupting on May 5, 2009 in the Lau Basin. According to a bunch of news sources, the eruption at Fernandina in the Galapagos is over (in spanish). That being…