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The worldwide volcanic unrest is reaching new countries and proportions!


Large eruption at Colima volcano on February 3, 2017
Large eruption at Colima volcano on February 3, 2017
Enormous explosion of the Colima volcano in Mexico:


Alert level raised at Kanlaon and Bulusan (Philippines)

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology raised Alert Level 1 for Kanlaon Volcano following a steam explosion from its summit.

Alert level raised at Bulusan and kanlaon volcanoes after anomalous activity is confirmed at both volcanoes in the Philippines.

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines on Friday issued a notice – effective 03 Feb. 2017 8:08 a.m. until 04 Feb. 2017, 9 a.m. – to airmen advising them to avoid flying near Kanlaon Volcano and Mount Bulusan, which are experiencing an abnormal period of unrest probably driven by hydrothermal processes.

Sheveluch volcano eurptive activity starts again:

On February 5, 2017, a large eruption of Sheveluch volcano sent a huge ash cloud 5,000 meters above its summit.

Enormous eruption at Sheveluch volcano in Kamchatka, Russia on February 5, 2017.

The ash plume has already spread over 112 kilometers to the west – northwest direction from the volcano. Ashfalls have been reported in the vicinity of the volcanic peak.

Strong eruption of Sinabung volcano:

Various explosions rattle the Sinabung volcano on February 4, 2017 accompanied by plume of gas and ashes rising between 1,500 and 2,000 meters above the summit.

Enhanced volcanic activity and eruption at Sinabung volcano on February 4, 2017

At 13:56, a more important episode was accompanied by a plume rising to 5,000 meters:


Continuous volcanic activity at Turrialba volcano since February 2, 2017

Since February 2, 2017, the volcano Turrialba in Costa Rica is emitting ash and gas plume from the main crater.

The Turrialba volcano in Costa Rica is experiencing an enhanced activity since February 2, 2017

Following an increase in amplitude of the continuous tremor since yesterday and during the night, an eruption was recorded on 4 February at 9:10 local; the ash plume reached a maximum of 500 meters above the summit.


News in Pictures

The technical term for an upside-down rainbow is a circumzenithal arc, an optical phenomenon which occurs much higher in the sky than normal rainbows.

Upside-down rainbow' in the Newcastle sky

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