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A new earthquake swarm has started yesterday at the El Hierro undersea volcano off the Canary Islands. The number of quakes rose from an average of about 8-10 to 23 quakes. Most of them are weak and located at around 10 km depth in the western El Golfo area.

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The following new activity/unrest has been reported at the following volcanos:

Havre Seamount, SW Pacific | Fuego, Guatemala | Marapi, Sumatra (Indonesia) | Tongariro, North Island (New Zealand)

Ongoing activity:

Bagana, Bougainville | Batu Tara, Komba Island (Indonesia) | Galeras, Colombia | Karymsky, Eastern Kamchatka (Russia) | Kilauea, Hawaii (USA) | Popocatépetl, México | Sakura-jima, Kyushu | Santa María, Guatemala | Shiveluch, Central Kamchatka (Russia)

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Five active volcanoes in Indonesia are rumbling due to increased geophysical activity linked to recent earthquakes in the nearby Philippines.

Mounts Soputan, Lokon and Karangetang are active in North Sulawesi province, while Mount Gamalama is showing signs of unrest on Ternate Island and Mount Marapi rumbles on Sumatra.

All five volcanoes produced explosions within a week’s time that sent ash plumes soaring above the summits.

The overnight blast from Mount Soputan was heard by residents nearly 30 miles away.

New Activity/Unrest has also been reported at the following volcanos this week: Fuego, Guatemala | Little Sitkin, Aleutian Islands | Lokon-Empung, Sulawesi | Tangkubanparahu, Western Java (Indonesia)

Ongoing Activity for the week: Batu Tara, Komba Island (Indonesia) | Galeras, Colombia | Karymsky, Eastern Kamchatka (Russia) | Kilauea, Hawaii (USA) | Reventador, Ecuador | Sakura-jima, Kyushu | Shiveluch, Central Kamchatka (Russia) | Soufrière Hills, Montserrat

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Mexico’s Popocatepetl Volcano has registered at least 26 eruptions accompanied by steam and gas, as well as a volcano tectonic quake.

Mount Marapi volcano has erupted on Indonesia’s Sumatra island, spewing thick grey smoke up to 1.5 kilometres into the sky.

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Kizimen volcano (Eastern Kamchatka (Russia)) activity update: active lava flow, occasional pyroclastic flows and/or explosions, ash plume to 11 800 ft.

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Lokbatan mud volcano in Azerbaijan erupted Thursday morning. The flow of mud has since weakened and no flame was observed. Last time the volcano erupted was in 2010.

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Fuego volcano, Guatemala has increased its activity again. Strong strombolian explosions generated ash plumes rising up to 1 km and ejected blocks up to 200 m above the rim. Incandescent material rolled down the flanks for 500-1000 m and shock waves accompanied the explosions.

Mount Merapi volcano in Indonesia also shows increased activity emitting ash and smoke.

An overview of new Activity/Unrest globally: Fuego, Guatemala | Gamalama, Halmahera | Grozny Group, Iturup Island | Little Sitkin, Aleutian Islands | Lokon-Empung, Sulawesi | San Cristóbal, Nicaragua | Soputan, Sulawesi.

Ongoing Activity has been reported at: Batu Tara, Komba Island (Indonesia) | Karymsky, Eastern Kamchatka (Russia) | Kilauea, Hawaii (USA) | Popocatépetl, México | Sakura-jima, Kyushu | Shiveluch, Central Kamchatka (Russia) | Telica, Nicaragua.

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A third Indonesian volcano erupts. Soputan volcano in North Sulawesi has had a new explosive eruption which produced lava fountains of several hundred meters height and an ash plume rising to 30,000 ft [10 km].

Another new explosion occurred at Shiveluch volcano in Kamchatka, Russia.

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Indonesia’s Mount Gamalama volcano Molucca Islands unleashed two strong eruptions over the weekend, sending volcanic ash as high as 1 kilometer, showering nearby Ternate with ash.

It has been reported that another Indonesian volcano, Mt Lokon has erupted, sending ash plumes up to 1,500-meters.

Offshore volcanic activity on Spain’s El Hierro island has resumed far below the Earth’s surface in a similar manner to last July, but on a somewhat stronger scale.

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Long-simmering Fuego volcano has exploded in Guatemala. The series of eruptions on Thursday hurled thick clouds of ash nearly three kilometres high, spewing rivers of lava down its flanks and prompting evacuation orders for more than 33,000 people from surrounding communities.

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New Activity/Unrest has been reported at the following sites:

Apoyeque, Nicaragua | Grozny Group, Iturup Island | Krakatau, Indonesia | Little Sitkin, Aleutian Islands | San Cristóbal, Nicaragua | Soufrière Hills, Montserrat | Tangkubanparahu, Western Java (Indonesia)

Ongoing Activity:

Batu Tara, Komba Island (Indonesia) | Cleveland, Chuginadak Island | Fuego, Guatemala | Gamkonora, Halmahera | Karymsky, Eastern Kamchatka (Russia) | Kilauea, Hawaii (USA) | Machín, Colombia | Nevado del Ruiz, Colombia | Paluweh, Lesser Sunda Islands (Indonesia) | Sakura- jima, Kyushu | Shiveluch, Central Kamchatka (Russia) | Sirung, Pantar Island (Indonesia)

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Anak Kraktoa volcano in Indonesia erupts. Lava flows extend the shoreline by 100 metres.

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Fuego volcano in Guatemala erupts.

New Activity/Unrest was observed at the following sites during the past week:

Bezymianny, Central Kamchatka (Russia) | Grozny Group, Iturup Island | Krakatau, Indonesia | Little Sitkin, Aleutian Islands | Soufrière Hills, Montserrat | Tiatia, Kunashir Island | Tungurahua, Ecuador.

Ongoing Activity:

Batu Tara, Komba Island (Indonesia) | Cleveland, Chuginadak Island | Fuego, Guatemala | Karymsky, Eastern Kamchatka (Russia) | Kilauea, Hawaii (USA) | Nevado del Ruiz, Colombia | Popocatépetl, México | Sakura-jima, Kyushu | Santa María, Guatemala | Shiveluch, Central Kamchatka (Russia).

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Bezymianny volcano on Siberia’s Kamchatka peninsula has had an explosive eruption, sending an ash plume 34 000 ft into the stratosphere.

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New Activity/Unrest has been reported at the following volcanos:

Havre Seamount, SW Pacific | Grozny Group, Iturup Island | Soputan, Sulawesi | Soufrière Hills, Montserrat | Tangkubanparahu, Western Java (Indonesia) | Tungurahua, Ecuador.

Ongoing Activity:

Batu Tara, Komba Island (Indonesia) | Cleveland, Chuginadak Island | Fuego, Guatemala | Galeras, Colombia | Karymsky, Eastern Kamchatka (Russia) | Kilauea, Hawaii (USA) | Nevado del Ruiz, Colombia | Popocatépetl, México | Sakura-jima, Kyushu | Santa María, Guatemala | Shiveluch, Central Kamchatka (Russia).