Yesterday, Gunung Agung on Bali started the eruption we have been waiting for more than 2 months. The volcano erupts an ash cloud that rises 4 km above the crater. The volcano alert level has been increased to red. The ash cloud obstructs air traffic and flights are canceled.
Volcano video of Stromboli in Italy. The aerial footage was shot with a drone in June 2017. Stromboli resumed to its normal activity after a 3 years long break. I used a DJI Phantom for shooting this 4K video.
In November 2015 I captured this volcano footage from Colima in Mexico. Colmia was in a state of sporadic eruption from its main vent. The lava dome was blown out from explosions. So, instead of glowing avalances I observed volcanic lightning in the erupted ash clouds.
I traveled together with my colleagues from the Volcanological Society e.V. and meet with Hernando Alonso Rivera Cervantes who guided us. We rented a cabin, just 6 kilometers away from Colima’s summit.
More about Colima volcano
The Volcán de Colima is part of the Colima Volcanic Complex consisting of Volcán de Colima, Nevado de Colima and the eroded El Cantaro. It is the youngest of the three and is one of the most active volcanos in Mexico. It has erupted more than 40 times since 1576.
During last years he activity was dominated by growth of an lava dome. In spring 2015 this dome was blown out by a series of explosions. Since then, explosive ash eruptions occur several time each day. This activity lasted several months. Then the explosions decreased and it began to grow a small dom again.
Volcanic lightning are rare phenomens which are difficult to capture on video. This one from Sakurajima volcano was made by a lot of single frames, each exposed for some seconds and animated via PC to a video sequence. The unique shots were licenced from several TV station all over the world.
Sakurajima means in English Cherry Blossom Island. It is an active stratovolcano and a former island in the Bay of Kagoshima in Kyushu, Japan. The lava flows of the 1914 eruption caused the former island to be connected with the Osumi Peninsula.
The volcanic activity is erupting large amounts of volcanic ash. Earlier eruptions built the white sands highlands in the region.
Sakurajima’s summit has three peaks: Kita-dake (northern peak), Naka-dake (central peak) and Minami-dake (southern peak). A smaller crater on its east side is called Showa. This is the site of most of the current eruptions.
Sakurajima is famouse for its volcanic lightning. (Sources WIKIPEDIA & USGS)
This volcano footage shows the eruption of Pico do Fogo in December 2014. The village Portela was destroyed by this eruption. The volcano is located on the Island Fogo. Fogo is one of the Cape Verde Islands and is of volcanic origin.
JMA reported that nine explosions from Showa Crater at Sakurajima volcano ejected tephra as far as 1,300 m during last week. An explosive eruption on 7 November generated an ash plume that rose 3.5 km. An eruption later that day from Minami-Dake Crater produced a plume that rose 1.4 km. The Alert Level remained at 3. The Tokyo VAAC reported that during 5-8 November plumes rose to altitudes of 2.1-4.6 km.
Source: USGS / Smithsonian
This video shows the eruptions of Dukono in Indonesia. The volcano is located on the Island Halmahera. The video was shot in June 2014. Maybe its interesting for you to know, that the video was shot in 4k (ultra HD). Just the shots at the beginning were made with a Gopro in HD.
This video shows the pyroclastic flows on Mount Sinabung. This volcano is located on the indonesian island Sumatra. The video was shot in mid-January. One higlight of this clip is the volcanic lightning in some pyroclastic flows during darkness.
This video shows the paroxysm No. 16 in 2013. This eruption took place on 16th November.