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Volcanoes Today, 13 Feb 2016: Momotombo volcano

Saturday Feb 13, 2016 16:00 PM |
Eruption at Momotombo yesterday (image: INETER)
Eruption at Momotombo yesterday (image: INETER)
Momotombo (Nicaragua): Two relatively small explosions occurred yesterday at the volcano, one at around 02:20 and another at 11:15 local time.
They ejected incandescent material onto the upper flank of the cone and produced ash plumes that quickly dissipated into westerly directions. According to INETER, the activity was accompanied by a threefold increase in volcanic tremor and preceded by a significant increase in SO2 output from approx. 600 to over 1000 tons per day between 9 and 11 February.
Most likely, the eruptions were the result of a new magma batch rising inside the volcano and more explosions could follow in the near future.
Previous news
Ash plume from an eruption at Sakurajima this morning
Friday, Feb 12, 2016
Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): The volcano continues to produce small to moderate vulcanian explosions at rates of a few per day, typically. ... [more]
Ash plume (its deposit on snow) from Zhupanovsky (image
Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016
Karymsky (Kamchatka): Explosions at the volcano have been relatively frequent recently and often intense enough to be detected on satellite imagery, monitored by Tokyo's VAAC (Volcanic Ash Advisory Center). ... [more]
Ash-rich strombolian eruption at Bromo yesterday
Monday, Feb 08, 2016
Bromo (East Java, Indonesia): The eruption continues in the form of intermittent small to moderate strombolian-type explosions and minutes-long phases of more or less vigorous ash venting alternating with strong degassing. Only few incandescent ejecta are being seen at night, but ash emissions are comparably intense and aviation color code of the volcano remains at orange. ... [more]
MODIS thermal signal from Alaid (MIROVA)
Saturday, Feb 06, 2016
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. ... [more]
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]

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