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Volcanoes Today, 7 Mar 2014: Ubinas, Popocatépetl, Sakurajima, Kilauea
Friday Mar 07, 2014 20:03 PM |Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): Explosions have been becoming more frequent again. During the past 48 hours, VAAC Tokyo counted 8 eruptions of small to moderate size (ash plumes rising up to between 5-9,000 ft altitude).
Kilauea (Hawai'i): Nineteen earthquakes were strong enough to be located beneath Kilauea Volcano in the past 24 hours - just below average for one day!
The summit tiltmeter at Kilauea recorded a switch to DI inflationary tilt and the summit lava-lake rose several meters last night!
Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): A small explosion occurred yesterday morning, ejecting glowing material to up to 600 m distance from the crater. Otherwise, the activity at the volcano has been low, similar to previous weeks.
CENAPRED counted 14 low-intensity emissions yesterday.
Ubinas (Peru): A pilot reported a possible ash plume at flight level 290 (29,000 ft, 9 km altitude) this afternoon, which would mean a significant eruption took place. However, this needs to be confirmed yet.
IGP in its latest press release confirmed the presence of new magma in the crater. This correlates well with the detected hybrid earthquakes and bluish gas emissions, as well as the thermal hot spot visible on satellite data since mid February.
The new lava forms a flat elongated dome about 30-40 meters long.
Thursday, Mar 06, 2014
Volcanic activity worldwide 5 Mar 2014: Santa María / Santiaguito, Pacaya, Popocatépetl, Tungurahua, Kilauea
Wednesday, Mar 05, 2014
Tuesday, Mar 04, 2014
Nishino-shima (Volcano Islands): The island continues to grow as lava flows slowly spread into several directions. This is shown nicely by the latest aerial survey pictures the Japanese Coast guard took on 28 Feb. The most active flow fronts are currently at the southern shore while advance on the northern and eastern margins of the flow field has slowed down. ... [more]
Volcanic activity worldwide 2 Mar 2014: Etna, Popocatépetl, Kelud, Tungurahua, Santa María / Santi...
Sunday, Mar 02, 2014
Etna (Sicily, Italy): No significant changes have occurred at the volcano. Lava continues to flow from the vents at the eastern flank of the New SE crater and produces overlapping flows, typically a few 100 m long, near the rim of and on the upper slope into the Valle del Bove. A small surge in lava effusion occurred during the past hours and can be seen at the end of the following time-lapse: ... [more]
Volcanic activity worldwide 26 Feb 2014: Shiveluch, Marapi, Poas, Nyiragongo, Cleveland, Veniaminof,...
Wednesday, Feb 26, 2014
Shiveluch (Kamchatka): Although no larger explosions or dome collapses have occurred in the past days, the activity at the volcano remains intense and such events could happen any time again. The clear weather today showed the active lava dome still grows on both sides, produces smaller avalanches and an intense steam plume that sometimes contains volcanic ash: ... [more]
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