Your weekly dose of volcanic activity. As a sidenote, you can now get placemarks for the weekly activity report via Google Earth. Select “Google Earth Placemarks” from the SI / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report page.
More evidence of increased activity at Nyamuragira and Nyiragongo, Congo. One interesting note is that scientists from the Goma Volcano Observatory noted that earthquake swarms usually precede eruption by 3-5 months.
I’ve seen very little news about this, but Pacaya in Guatemala has been experience some intense Strombolian eruptions and has produced multiple lava flows.
Minor ash and pulsating steam plumes at Galeras, Colombia
Light ashfall in towns 3-5 km from the Tavurvur vent at Rabaul, Papau New Guinea.
Sakurajima, Japan produced a 7,000-10,000 foot / 2-3 km ash plume.