John Seach on February 24, 2015

On 23 February 2015 a sulphur dioxide plume from Ambrym volcano extended 800 km from northern Vanuatu to New Caledonia. Satellite images indicated the eruption location was southwest of Lewolembwi crater inside the caldera. The magnitude 6.4 earthquake which preceded the eruption, produced a tsunami which hit Paama Island.
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John Seach on February 22, 2015

A new eruption was reported at Ambrym volcano, Vanuatu on 21st February 2015. A new vent opened in the caldera and dense ash 8000 ft altitude. A lava flow was reported by pilots. If confirmed, the new lava flow is the first at Ambrym since 1989. Tourists and residents are advised of the danger near the active vents due to increased activity. The alert level at Ambrym is raised to 3 (out of maximum 4).
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John Seach on February 11, 2015

A new eruption of Home Reef Volcano, Tonga began on 10th February 2015. Steam cloud reached 6000 ft altitude. Previous eruption of Home Reef Volcano in August 2006 produce pumice rafts which reached the east coast of Australia in April 2007. Home Reef is a submarine volcano located between Metis Shoal and Late Island. Eruptions occasionally produce ephemeral islands.
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John Seach on February 5, 2015

Eruption of Piton de la Fournaise volcano, Reunion began on 4th February 2015.  Lava was ejected 10 m high and lava flowed from a fissure on the SW side of the volcano.
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John Seach on January 8, 2015

Eruptions of Soputan volcano, Indonesia began on 3rd January 2015. On 6th January ash emissions reached 27,000 ft. A 6.5 km exclusion zone was placed around the volcano and the alert level raised to RED.
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John Seach on January 1, 2015

Eruptions of Hunga Ha’apai undersea volcano, Tonga,  began on 19 December 2014. Activity was reported by fisherman. Hunga Ha’apai is located 63 km away from the capital, Nuku’alofa. A white plume was visuble from Kanokupolu coastline since 24 December.
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John Seach on January 1, 2015

Tangkubanparahu volcano in west Java, Indonesia, was raised to level 2 alert (waspada) on 31st December 2014 due to an increase in seismicity.
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John Seach on December 29, 2014

Eruptions began at Mt Etna volcano, Sicily, Italy, on 28th December 2014. Lava fountaining was preceded by an increase in seismicity. Ashfall was report at nearby villages. Aviation colour code was raised to RED.
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John Seach on December 25, 2014

Eruptions were reported at Lopevi volcano, Vanuatu on 15th December 2014. Lopevi Island was declared an exclusion zone. No hotspot was visible on satellite images. The alert status of the volcano was raised to level 1.
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