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Mount Etna sent plumes of ash and lava into the sky on March 5/6, 2013. Italy’s Civil Protection agency said that increased explosive activity of the volcano was registered. Today’s eruption did not cause any interruption to air traffic. VolcanoDiscovery reports that another paroxysm occurred from the new SE crater during the night. Following a period of increasing strombolian activity, large lava fountains were rising from vent in the saddle between the old and new SE crater as well its…

Reports say dangerous gas emissions have surpassed normal levels at Mt. Dieng, Central Java, Indonesia. CO2 concentration has significantly increased from 0.01% in early March to 2.5% around March 15th within 500 meter of the Timbang crater. Additionally, increased emission of magmatic gas Hydrogen sulphide (H2S) was measured. Also, crater lake water color changed to brown on March 24, 2013. Given the high and hazardous CO2 concentration levels, public is advised not to approach the Timbang…

During the night of January 9-10, 2013, vigorous Strombolian activity started within the Bocca Nuova, Etna’s largest summit crater. The source vent is the same that was the site of several episodes of similar activity between July and October 2012. Featured image: Bocca Nuova at Etna (Credit: Marco Restivo)

Increase in seismic activity is being reported at Ecuadorian volcano Tungurahua, comparable to that of December 2012, when the volcano had erupted with ash plume of over 7 km. Activity at Tungurahua had slowed down ever since but again on February 25 and 27, five tremors were registered with ongoing underground lava activity. Total 80 tremors had been recorded till March 1st, occurring on short intervals. Ecuadorian Geophisic Institute reports emissions of gases and ashes from the open vent…

This morning, March 20, 2013 at 07:57 local time, Mt. Lokon in Tomhon City of North Sulawesi province erupted again spewing 2,000 meter-high ash plume. Volcano’s Tompaluan crater had erupted with loud bangs, which led neighboring residents to leave their homes in shock and crowd the Tomohon-Manado main road as well as roads in Kinilow sub-district in Kinilow Satu, Kakaskasen to witness the eruption. Officials say increased seismic activity was registered at the volcano before it culminated…