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An explosion at the Santiaguito dome at Santa Maria in Guatemala. Now, we’ve been talking recently about funding volcano monitoring – specifically with the threat that KVERT in Russia will close down after today (June 30). Well, Jessica Ball over at Magma Cum Laude has another worthy volcano observatory that needs your help. The Santiaguito…

The level of news-frenzy on some of the recent volcanic eruptions has died down, but if you’re looking to see information on the many rumbling going on worldwide, look no further. Here is this week’s Volcanic Activity Report put together by Sally Kuhn Sennert of the Global Volcanism Program. Highlights – not including Pacaya, Yasur,…

An undated painting of the island volcano of Ischia near the Bay of Naples, Italy. Guess what? It is the end of the semester (well, school year) here at Denison, so I might be a little busy for the next couple weeks. Here are some news bits (with special thanks to all who emailed me…

Guatemala’s Santa Maria volcano with the dome complex visible in the foreground. I got a tip the other day from an Eruptions reader of something afoot at Guatemala’s Santiaguito – a part of the larger Santa Maria volcano – and sure enough, there are reports today that the volcano is experiencing an “unusual and violent”…

The weekly volcano report, brought to you by our friends at the Smithsonian Global Volcanism Program and the U.S. Geological Survey. Highlights (not including Mayon, Nyamuragira and Turrialba): Eruptions continue at Piton de la Fournaise on Reunion Island – heck, this would be the volcano news if it wasn’t for all these other, more explosive…

The SI/USGS GVP site is back up and running – and they’ve posted a new weekly volcano activity report. Enjoy! Highlights include: Nevado del Huila in Colombia has been showing signs that a new eruption might be starting. Seismicity has increased and minor ash fall has been reported, leading to an increase in the alert…

The Global Volcanism Program website seems to be returned from oblivion (huzzah!), and just in time for this week’s USGS/SI Weekly Volcanic Activity Report. Highlights include: There has been a significant increase in earthquakes at Kanlaon in the Philippines. The volcano usually produces small explosive eruptions. To make life even more fun in the far…

The move is complete (finally) … so maybe I can settle down a bit, right? Right? The world’s deadliest volcano? Anyway, a few things I stumbled across this week: Forbes Traveler.com has a list boldly titled “World’s Deadliest Volcanoes“, which more or less is a slideshow of nice volcano pictures and some dubious ranking –…

A wrap up of the week’s volcanism, brought to you by Sally Kuhn Sennert and the USGS/SI Global Volcanism Program. Highlights, not including Sarychev Peak, Redoubt and Shiveluch (busy week in the north Pacific), include: A small ash cloud was spotted at Bagana in Papua New Guinea. The Tavurvur cone at Rabaul (PNG) continues to…

The weekly USGS/SI roundup is out. Highlights (beyond Slamet) include: Explosions (some heard 25 km away) and incandescent blocks that started fires at Galeras, Colombia. Ash and tephra being thrown tens of meters into the air and a 4-m tall spatter cone being built at Pacaya, Guatemala Also in Guatemala, Santa Maria’s Santiaguito dome produced…