Volcano erupts on small Japan island

TOKYO, Japan – A Japanese volcano erupted on Thursday, January 17, spewing ash and smoke 6 kilometers into the air over a small southern island. There were no reports of injuries or damage from the eruption on Kuchinoerabu, in the far south of Japan. A local official said there had been no ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 17th, 2019Related News

Volcano erupts on remote Papua New Guinea island

SYDNEY -- One of Papua New Guinea's most active volcanoes has erupted, authorities said Tuesday, pummeling villages on a remote island with volcanic rock before subsiding. Manam island is a volcanic cone that towers out of the sea north of the Papua New Guinea mainland and has a history of eruptions, with major activity in November 2004 forcing the evacuation of some 9,000 people. The volcano has erupted many times since then and spewed lava and ash last month. A series of tremors around Manam triggered a warning system on Monday and the volcano began erupting shortly after, the Rabaul Volcanological Observatory said. The eruption continued into early Tuesday, Ima Itikarai of...Keep on reading: Volcano erupts on remote Papua New Guinea island.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 8th, 2019Related News

Tsunamis caused by volcanic eruption

By: Edgar Mana-ay IT IS common knowledge that when an earthquake occurs at intensity above 6 in the Richter scale and that the epicenter is located in the sea, tsunamis will likely occur. This I had discussed in my Oct 9, 2018 column in The Daily Guardian. Last Dec 20, the 1,000-foot high Anak Krakatao, an […] The post Tsunamis caused by volcanic eruption appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsJan 7th, 2019Related News

A new year family adventure in Bicol

We have been roughing it up on the Mayon lava trail riding the all-terrain vehicle (ATV) for about an hour when my sister-in-law noticed an unusual gush of smoke from the volcano's peak. She asked our ATV tour guide if such a smoke was normal, but he did not seem bothered. Instead, he was preoccupied with taking our photos and videos, giving hand signals as we approach different types of terrain, reminding us to keep a single line so he can easily see us and bring us safely to the lava wall and back to the base camp. Half an hour after, we reached the lava wall, the sight of the 2006 eruption. Here, we had to climb to get to the helipad with a mesmerizing view of Mayon's perfec...Keep on reading: A new year family adventure in Bicol.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 6th, 2019Related News

Le Tour rescheduled to June for SEAG preps, rehabilitation of calamity-hit Bicol Region

The organizer of the Le Tour de Filipinas (LTdF) has sought for the rescheduling of the race’s 10th edition in its effort to actively join preparations for the country’s hosting of the 30th Southeast Asian Games and to allow adequate time for the rehabilitation of calamity-stricken provinces in the Bicol Region. UBE Media Inc. President Donna Lina said the LTdF was originally scheduled for February 17 to 21 — this time as a five-stage race from the previous four stages to level up in its first decade. But because of the country’s hosting of the SEA Games from November 30 to December 11 also this year, Lina stressed the LTdF’s role in helping prepare the country’s top riders for the biennial multi-sport regional competitions that the country is hosting only for the fourth time after 1981, 1991 and 2005. UBE Media has written the International Cycling Union or UCI, the world governing body for cycling, through the Asian Cycling Confederation and PhilCycling under President Rep. Abraham Tolentino and Chairman Bert Lina to move the race to June 14 to 18. “The Le Tour organization wanted to help harness our cyclists to their best possible condition in time for the SEA Games,” Lina said. “And because of the recent calamity that struck Camarines Sur, Albay, Sorsogon and the rest of the Bicol Region, it has become more imperative that we postpone the race.” Albay, Camarines Sur and Sorsogon were declared under a state of calamity because of tropical depression Usman, which caused landslides and massive flooding in areas where the LTdF’s 10th editon would specifically pass through, particularly in the town of Sagnay which was badly hit. “In as much as we are ecstatic to celebrate 10 years of the Le Tour, we are one in prayers that our countrymen in the Bicol Region recover fast and well from the calamity,” Lina said. Last year, the LTdF was moved from February to late May after Mayon Volcano’s eruption in January. This year’s LTdF will start in Tagaytay City, main hub of all cycling disciplines—road, mountain bike and BMX—for the SEA Games—and will pass through Batangas, Quezon, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Albay and Sorsogon. Legaspi City will host the finish of the five-stage Category 2.2 UCI Asia Tour race. June will be a busy month for Philippine cycling with the conduct of the PhilCycling National Championships for Road, MTB and BMX and a proposed UCI National Commissaires’ Course for the three disciplines. The LTdF and national championships will principally cap trials for the selection of athletes for the SEA Games. El Joshua Carino of Philippine Navy-Standard Insurance is expected to defend his crown and will be racing alongside 2014 winner Mark John Lexer Galedo of continental team 7-Eleven Cliqq Roadbike Philippines. Newly-minted continental team Go For Gold and the National Under-23 Team of the PhilCycling are also seeing action......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 2nd, 2019Related News

Mayon Volcano Displays Restiveness Anew

Mount Mayon in Albay spewed ash twice on Thursday morning, signifying that the volcano remains unstable, a Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) report said. The blasts, which were of phreatic kind, were recorded at 8:17 a.m. followed by 8:25 a.m. Thursday. Renato Solidum, Phivolcs director, said the explosions were triggered by a steam […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsDec 31st, 2018Related News

Agung volcano in Bali spews ash in fresh eruption

JAKARTA, Indonesia – A volcano on the Indonesian holiday island ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 30th, 2018Related News

No Filipino Affected in Mt. Etna Eruption: DFA

No Filipino was reported affected by the eruption of Mount Etna and more than 100 earthquakes recorded in Sicily, Italy. In an update posted at around 11:45 p.m., Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Assistant Secretary Elmer Cato said the agency continues to monitor the situation in Italy. While some hikers were brought down from the […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsDec 29th, 2018Related News

Indonesian tsunami volcano lost two-thirds of its height

PANDEGLANG, Indonesia – The Indonesian volcano which caused a tsunami  that killed more than 400 people last week lost more than two-thirds of its height following the eruption which triggered the killer waves. A section of Anak Krakatoa's crater collapsed after an eruption and slid into the ocean, generating the tsunami last ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 29th, 2018Related News

Restless ‘Mayon’ spews ash plumes

World famous Mayon Volcano continued to show signs of restlessness as the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) on Friday said at least four volcanic quakes were recorded in Albay province in the last 24 hours. In its latest bulletin, Phivolcs said two of these earthquakes were related to phreatic blasts recorded at 8:17 […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsDec 28th, 2018Related News

Catania airport resumes operations | The Manila Times Online

ROME: Italys Catania airport resumed full operations a day after an ash cloud from Mount Etnas latest eruption forced it to shut down, while fiery red lava could be seenREAD The post Catania airport r.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsDec 27th, 2018Related News

Quake from Etna injures 10

ROME — A quake triggered by Mount Etna’s ongoing eruption jolted eastern Sicily before dawn Wednesday, slightly injuring 10 people and prompting frightened Italian villagers to flee their homes. Italy’s Civil Protection officials said the quake, which struck at 3:19 a.m., was part of a swarm of some 1,000 tremors, most of them barely perceptible, […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsDec 26th, 2018Related News

Indonesia searches for tsunami victims; death toll hits 373

TANJUNG LESUNG, Indonesia --- Efforts to collect hundreds of bodies and save the injured were stepped up in Indonesia on Monday following the country's latest tsunami, as scientists collected evidence on how a volcanic eruption triggered the weekend tragedy. Casualty figures from Saturday night's disaster continued to rise, with at least 373 people confirmed dead and more than 1,400 injured. The death toll was certain to rise further, with 128 people still missing from the affected areas along the coastlines of western Java and southern Sumatra islands, where hundreds of military personnel and volunteers were conducting their grim search along debris-strewn beaches. Where vi...Keep on reading: Indonesia searches for tsunami victims; death toll hits 373.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 24th, 2018Related News

German geoscience center detected 5.1 M quake before Sunda Strait tsunami

JAKARTA --- An earthquake that occurred near the Anak Krakatau volcano on Saturday night may have contributed to the tsunami that hit beaches in Banten and Lampung shortly afterward. The German Research Center for Geosciences (GFZ) detected a 5.1-magnitude earthquake around 25 kilometers east of Anak Krakatau at 8:55 p.m. local time on Saturday. The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) detected an eruption from the volcano at 9:03 p.m. and tide gauge stations in Banten and Lampung detected a tsunami between 9:27 PM and 9:53 p.m. A GFZ article from last Tuesday said there was evidence that large earthquakes could either trigger or inhibit volcanic activity.A ...Keep on reading: German geoscience center detected 5.1 M quake before Sunda Strait tsunami.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 24th, 2018Related News

Tsunami kills at least 222 in Indonesia

CARITA, Indonesia: A tsunami following a volcanic eruption killed at least 222 people when it slammed without warning into popular beaches around Indonesia’s Sunda Strait on Saturday night, cutting a…READ The post Tsunami kills at least 222 in Indonesia appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsDec 24th, 2018Related News

Indonesia tsunami death toll now at 62

CARITA, Indonesia --- Atsunamifollowing a volcanic eruption killed 62 people and injured hundreds more as it slammed without warning into tourist beaches around Indonesia's Sunda Strait on Saturday night, sending panicked holidaymakers and residents fleeing.   Hundreds of buildings were destroyed by the wave, which hit the coast of southern Sumatra and the western tip of Java about 9.30 pm (1430 GMT) following the eruption of a volcano known as the "child" of the legendary Krakatoa, national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said.   Search and rescue teams were scouring rubble for survivors, with at least 584 people injured and twenty reported missi...Keep on reading: Indonesia tsunami death toll now at 62.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 23rd, 2018Related News

Another phreatic eruption recorded on Mayon - GMA News

Another phreatic eruption recorded on Mayon - GMA News.....»»

Source: Googlenews GooglenewsCategory: NewsNov 27th, 2018Related News

Blasts won’t change Mayon alert status, says Phivolcs

LEGAZPI CITY --- Steam-driven eruptions were recorded on Mt. Mayon on Monday but the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said this would not change the alert status hoisted over the volcano. In a telephone interview, Renato Solidum, Phivolcs director, said the phreatic explosions on Monday were triggered when groundwater underneath the volcano vent mixed with hot steam or pressure. Solidum said alert status on the volcano remained at Level 2, meaning it was at a moderate level of unrest. Crater glow He said an intense crater glow, among other parameters, should be observed before a change in the volcano's alert status would be considered. So f...Keep on reading: Blasts won’t change Mayon alert status, says Phivolcs.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 26th, 2018Related News

2 ash eruptions from Mayon volcano seen November 26

MANILA, Philippines – Mount Mayon in Albay again spewed ash on Monday morning, November 26. In a bulletin issued 10:15 am on Monday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said two phreatic eruptions were observed between 7:59 am and 8:05 am. A phreatic eruption is steam-driven and occurs when ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 26th, 2018Related News

Pope forms abuse summit panel

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis named the Vatican’s top sex abuse investigator and a close US ally to an organizing committee for a February abuse prevention summit that has become a high-stakes credibility test following a new eruption of the scandal in the US and elsewhere this year. Abuse survivors and women working at the […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsNov 25th, 2018Related News