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Volcanoes Today, 6 Feb 2016: Santiaguito volcano, Soputan, Egon, Chirpoi, Alaid, Pagan, MacDonald, Cotopaxi

Saturday Feb 06, 2016 12:00 PM |
MODIS thermal signal from Alaid (MIROVA)
MODIS thermal signal from Alaid (MIROVA)
Forecast of ash plume from Soputan's eruption this morning (VAAC Darwin)
Forecast of ash plume from Soputan's eruption this morning (VAAC Darwin)
Santiaguito's pyroclastic flow this morning seen from NE near Santa Maria de Jesus (image: Silverio Zum via Erick Colop/Twitter)
Santiaguito's pyroclastic flow this morning seen from NE near Santa Maria de Jesus (image: Silverio Zum via Erick Colop/Twitter)
Alaid (Northern Kuriles): The ´most recent eruption of the volcano, which began in October last year, can be regarded as over and the aviation color code was lowered back to green.
Satellite data compiled by Culture Volcan show no more heat emission from the volcano since January and visible satellite imagery now show that the crater has been partially filled with fresh lava from the eruption.

Chirpoi (Kurile Islands, Russia): Satellite images detected a thermal anomaly over Snow, a volcano of Chirpoi, during 25, 27-28, and 30-31 January. The Aviation Color Code remained at Yellow.

Egon (Flores): Volcanic unrest has decreased at the volcano, making the likelihood of an impending eruption smaller. The volcano's alert level was lowered from 3 to 2 (on a scale of 1-4).
from the Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 27 January-2 February 2016:
... [read more]

Soputan (North Sulawesi, Indonesia): A larger explosive eruption was reported to have occurred about an hour ago (11:45 UTC). Darwin VAAC issued alerts to aviation about an ash plume that rose to estimated 23,000 ft (7 km) altitude and is drifting NW. Aviation color code was immediately raised to RED.
More details to follow.

Pagan (Mariana Islands): Satellite data and ground-based observations from a field crew and local residents near Pagan indicated that steam-and-gas emissions have significantly decreased since March 2015. The Aviation Color Code and Volcano Alert Level were lowered to Unassigned on 30 January.
(Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 27 January-2 February 2016)

MacDonald (Austral Islands,  ): Some activity might be occurring at the remote volcano:
Scientists and crew aboard CSIRO’s (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) Marine National Facility research vessel Investigator observed a plume rising from McDonald Island (the largest island) during the last week of January. Visual observations of the McDonald Islands are very rare due to its remote location.
(Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 27 January-2 February 2016)

Santiaguito (Guatemala): (5 Feb) A strong explosion occurred from the active Caliente lava dome this morning around 10:30 local time. It generated a pyroclastic flow that traveled down the southeast flank of the dome complex reaching a length of approx. 2-3 km. No damage or injuries were reported.
Ash plumes from both the explosion and the pyroclastic flow rose to an elevation of 17,000 ft (5.5 km) and produced moderate ash falls in the southern sectors of the volcano, in particular in the village and coffee farm of El Palmar. Authorities ordered preventive evacuations in areas to the S and SE closest to the volcano.
... [read more]

Cotopaxi (Ecuador): On 29 January IG reported that in recent weeks superficial activity at Cotopaxi was characterized by minor steam emissions from the crater and sporadic gas emissions with minor amounts of ash.
Sulfur dioxide emissions were less than 1,000 tons per day (pre-eruptive levels) and seismicity had almost returned to baseline levels. At 1843 on 24 January a plume with low-to-moderate levels of ash rose 700 m above the crater and drifted W. The emission coincided with a hybrid earthquake.
(Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 27 January-2 February 2016)
Previous news
Earthquakes under and near Bardarbunga volcano since Jan 2016 (yellow circles = older than 2 days, red = past 48 hours)
Friday, Feb 05, 2016
Bardarbunga (Central Iceland): Over the past few months, seismic activity at the volcano, mainly under the volcano's large, ice-covered caldera has been increasing again, suggesting that magma might be filling the volcano's reservoir underneath the caldera. ... [more]
Ash plume from Costa Rica's Turrialba volcano yesterday
Wednesday, Feb 03, 2016
Karymsky (Kamchatka): Several ash plumes reaching estimated 13-16,000 ft (4-5 km) altitude have been reported by Tokyo VAAC during the past days, suggesting that the volcano's intermittent explosions are currently more frequent and relatively intense. ... [more]
Aerial view of Nevados de Chillán volcano's Arrau crater on 30 Jan 2016 (SERNAGEOMIN)
Monday, Feb 01, 2016
Masaya (Nicaragua): INETER reported ongoing strong seismic and surface activity. There here are currently two small lava lakes active contained in two pits inside the Santiago crater. Access to Masaya's crater rim, a very popular tourist destination, was closed to the public on Saturday. ... [more]
Incandescent rockfalls from Shiveluch's active lava dome this evening
Friday, Jan 29, 2016
Shiveluch (Kamchatka): Activity at the volcano seems to be increasing again. Constant glow and incandescent rockfalls at the active lava dome are visible on webcam imagery. ... [more]
Thursday, Jan 28, 2016
Karymsky (Kamchatka): The typically intermittent explosive activity at the volcano has been elevated during the past days. Several ash plumes up to altitudes of up to 22,000 ft (7 km) have been reported by Tokyo VAAC during the past days. ... [more]
 

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