An earthquake across eastern Sicily was triggered by the eruption of Mt Etna. The eruption on December 19, 2018 was the first subterminal flank type of eruption in over a decade. Lava is flowing out of the southeastern side of the volcano. Seismic activity increased as a result. The quake on December 24th was 4.8 on the Richter scale.
Mt Kilauea on Hawaii’s Big Island erupted on Thursday accompanied by a mandatory evacuation of 1,700 residents. The lava flow is continuing slowly along with more general ground deformation. Today a 6.9 magnitude earthquake has been registered south-east of the volcano.
The most active volcano in the Philippines, Mount Mayon, is erupting. Lava has now spread 3km from the crater with lava spewing up to 600m vertically periodically. More than 56,000 people have evacuated the area.
Volcanic activity is under investigation in Iceland. NASA imagery shows a widening of the cauldron of the main crater of Öræfajökull.
A spate of earthquakes also occurred today at Iceland’s Skjaldbreiður Volcano but there is no sign of an impending eruption.
Thousands of Balinese decide to flee, while others remain.
Etna is keeping up its reputation as Europe’s most active volcano. The eruption began during the night of February 27, and is currently not considered dangerous.
Beautiful nighttime footage of the eruption: Time.com