John Seach on August 15, 2015

An eruption of Cotopaxi volcano (Ecuador) occurred on 14th August 2015. Ash reached an altitude of 50,000 ft. Initial explosions were phreatic and didn’t indicate magma had reached the surface. Ashfall was reported north of the volcano.
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John Seach on July 26, 2015

A swarm of earthquakes began at Kick ’em Jenny Submarine volcano, Grenada on Thursday, July 23rd from 1:25am to 3:00am local time. Divers observed degassing off the west coast of Grenada in the Moliniere Sculpture Park area. On 23rd July 2015 the alert status was raised to ORANGE. Kick-’em-Jenny Volcano is an active submarine volcano 8 km off the north coast of Grenada, Caribbean. Explosive eruptions of Kick-’em-Jenny volcano have broken the sea surface only three times historically in 1939,1974 and 1988.
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John Seach on July 10, 2015

Eruptions of Raung volcano, Indonesia produced Strombolian activity, lava flows, and ash emissions which drifted to Bali. On 10th July 2015 ash emission reached an altitude of 17,000 ft and extended 110 nautical miles southeast. Flights to airports in east Java, Bali, and Lombok were disrupted. Raung volcano was raised to level 3 alert (Siaga) out of a maximum 4, on 29th June 2015.
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John Seach on July 7, 2015

Satellite images show hotspot at Heard Island volcano, Southern Ocean indicating renewed eruptions over past month (June-July 2015).
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John Seach on June 1, 2015

An explosive eruption occurred at Kuchinoerabu-jima volcano, Japan on 29th May 2015. Ash cloud 32,000 ft altitude. The island of Kuchinoerabu-jima in the northern Ryuku Islands contains three stratovolcanoes: Furu-dake, Shin-dake and Sankakuten-yama. The island contains approximately 140 residents and is located 130 km south of the city of Kagoshima.
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John Seach on May 26, 2015

An eruption of Wolf volcano, Galapagos Islands began on 24th May 2015. The eruption began with a magnitude 4.7 earthquake and explosive activity. Wolf Volcano is located in the northern part of Isabela Island, and is the tallest volcano in the Galapagos (1710 m).
The previous eruption at Wolf volcano occurred in 1982. At 04:34 hr on 24th May an eruption column reached an altitude of 50,000 ft and drifted east-northeast. Satellite images showed an intense hotspot on the southeast flank of the volcano, confirming eruptive activity. National park staff observed a fissure on the upper south-southeast flank of the volcano with several lava flows moving towards the sea. The eruption will have effects on the flora and fauna as well as the marine environment when the lava reaches the sea. The previous eruption of Wolf volcano occurred in 1982.
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John Seach on April 30, 2015

The lava lake in the Overlook crater at the summit of Kilauea volcano, Hawaii overflowed on 28th April 2015. The lava spilled out onto the floor of Halemaumau crater. Pāhoehoe lava flowed 130 m across the crater floor. The lava lake activity was accompanied by rockfalls, explosions and ashfall at Jaggar museum overlook. A perched lava lake has begun to form similar to lava lake activity seen during 1800’s and 1900’s. Additional volcanic activity is possible along the east rift zone between between Pauahi Crater and Puʻu ʻŌʻō.
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John Seach on April 23, 2015

An explosive eruption occurred at Calbuco volcano, Chile on 22 April 2015. About 1500 residents were evacuated from the nearby town of Ensenada.

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John Seach on April 7, 2015

Satellite images confirm renewed eruptions at Barren Island volcano, India, commencing 18 March 2015.
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John Seach on March 30, 2015

A magnitude 7.6 earthquake hit 70 km southeast of Rabaul volcano, Papua New Guinea on 30th March 2015. The earthquake focus was shallow at a depth of 33 km. Earthquake of this magnitude are able to disrupt volcanic systems. Nearby volcanoes include Rabaul, Tavui, and Ambitle. A tsunami threat was issued for areas in the Pacific as far away as Hawaii, but no destructive wasves were recorded.
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