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.
Eruption on Hawaii’s Big Island
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.
Major Eruption in the Philippines
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 in Iceland
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.
Bali still under threat
Thousands of Balinese decide to flee, while others remain.
Volcanic Eruption on Bali
Mount Agung on the Indonesian island of Bali erupted late Saturday and Sunday morning. The eruption shot ash 4,000 meters into the atmosphere, now depositing a layer of ash on nearby villages. The airport on nearby Lombok is temporarily closed.
Etna Erupts Yet Again
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
“Firehose” lava stream on Hawaii’s Big Island
Kilaeu Volcano on Hawaii Island is pouring a stream of liquid lava in “firehose-style” into the ocean. See the stunning footage: Toronto Star footage.
Activity at Vesuvius and Campi Flegrei
One of the world’s most dangerous supervolcanoes is showing signs of reawakening under the Italian city of Naples. The Campi Flegrei may be nearing a critical pressure point necessary to drive an eruption for the first time in 500 years, according to scientists.
The Preservation of Pompeii Continues to be at Risk
Pompeii Scavi suffers from the onslaught brought on by the natural elements, tourists, and occasional rock concerts in the amphitheatre.
“Lost cities#4: Pompeii was preserved by disaster. Now it risks ruin all over again”, The Guardian