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Volcanic activity worldwide 5 Dec 2014: Shiveluch volcano, Bardarbunga, Kilauea, Fogo, Mayon, Kuchin...

Friday Dec 05, 2014 16:50 PM |

Aerial view of the Holuhraun eruption yesterday (credit: Martin Hensch / IMO)
Aerial view of the Holuhraun eruption yesterday (credit: Martin Hensch / IMO)
The vents at Fogo volcano and the new lava flow near its source (image: GeoVol)
The vents at Fogo volcano and the new lava flow near its source (image: GeoVol)
Lahar hazard map for Mayon volcano (PHILVOLCS)
Lahar hazard map for Mayon volcano (PHILVOLCS)
Map showing the location of the new lava flow finger headed north (HVO/USGS)
Map showing the location of the new lava flow finger headed north (HVO/USGS)
Bardarbunga (Iceland): The eruption continues to with fluctuating intensity. Lava effusion rates are still very high, but overall seem to follow a decreasing trend. Also, gas supply to the lava lake above the vent seems to be becoming less.
It is too early to predict an end of the eruption, which already has created the largest lava flow on earth since the massive 1783 Laki fissure eruption - only 50 km to the south and likely also fed by the Bardarbunga volcanic system.

Fogo (Cape Verde): The eruption continues. A new lava flow that appeared last night is heading again towards the village of Portela, which it might hit in less than 2 days.
At the eruptive fissure, 3 vents seem to still be active and explosive activity has decreased a lot. The eruption continues to be dominated by lava effusion.
... [read more]

Shiveluch (Kamchatka): A large eruption (but not unusually large for Shiveluch!) was reported to have occurred this afternoon (14:42 UTC), producing an ash plume to 30,000 ft (9 km) altitude.
Webcam images show nothing due to night-time and likely cloud cover.

Kuchinoerabu-jima (Ryukyu Islands): JMA reported that no eruptions occurred from the volcano during 25-28 November although the level of activity remained elevated. White plumes rose 200 m above the crater.
Low-level seismicity continued and tremor was absent. The Alert Level remained at 3 (on a scale of 1-5). (Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 26 November-2 December 2014)

Mayon (Luzon Island): PHIVOLCS warns against possible lahars (mud flows) that will likely occur in river beds draining from Mayon and Bulusan volcanoes during the expected heavy rains from typhoon Ruby.
Lahars, althoug not directly the result of volcanic activity, are among the most destructive hazards on active volcanoes, where much loose material has been accumulated on typically steep slopes and as a result can be easily re-mobilized by rain.

Kilauea (Hawai'i): The new lava flow finger from the 27 June flow continues to advance towards Pahoa and is now approx. 4 km (2.5 miles) above the intersection of Pāhoa Village Road and Highway 130, near the Pahoa Marketplace.
It is moving to the north at rates of several hundred meters per day. It has reached an area where several lines of steepest descent nearly converge due to flat topography. Until the flow passes this area of flat topography, the future flow path is uncertain. (Source: HVO daily updates)

Heard (Australia, Southern Indian Ocean): Thermal anomalies on the E flank were detected during 1-2 Dec on NASA satellite data (VIIRS). satellite images during 2-30 November.
MODIS detected thermal anomalies from September 2014 to 21 July 2014, and again on 16 November 2014, due to a persisting lava lake and possible lava flows. (Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 26 November-2 December 2014)

Volcano Activity Summary for 5 Dec 2014:

Currently erupting:

Ambrym (Vanuatu): active lava lakes in several craters (updated 14 Aug 2013)
Aso (Kyushu): intermittent moderate to strong ash emissions (updated 3 Dec 2014)
Bagana (Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea): ash emissions, lava dome growth (updated 10 Nov 2014)
Bardarbunga (Iceland): lava lake, sporadic fountains, lava flow (updated 18 Sep 2014)
Barren Island (Indian Ocean): intermittent activity, likely strombolian-type and/or lava flows (updated 4 Feb 2014)
Batu Tara (Sunda Islands, Indonesia): strombolian explosions, ash plumes up to 500 m, extrusion of a small lava dome with rockfalls (updated 4 Nov 2014)
Colima (Western Mexico): new lava flow on SW flank (updated 30 Nov 2014)
Copahue (Chile/Argentina): ash venting (updated 4 Dec 2014)
Dukono (Halmahera): thermal anomaly, probably small explosive activity in summit crater (updated 25 Nov 2014)
Erebus (Antarctica): active lava lake in summit crater (updated 21 Jan 2012)
Erta Ale (Ethiopia): active lava lake in northern pit crater, active hornito with intermittend flow in southern crater (updated 11 Jan 2013)
Fogo (Cape Verde): lava fountaining (updated 5 Dec 2014)
Fuego (Guatemala): strombolian explosions from summit crater, intermittent lava flows (updated 3 Dec 2014)
Ibu (Halmahera, Indonesia): stromolian and phreatomagmatic explosions (updated 14 Nov 2014)
Karymsky (Kamchatka): occasional small explosions, thermal anomaly (updated 4 Oct 2014)
Kilauea (Hawai'i): new lava flow from vents on NE flank of Pu'u 'O'o (updated 13 Aug 2013)
Manam (Papua New Guinea): degassing, occasional ash venting (updated 28 Aug 2013)
Marapi (Western Sumatra, Indonesia): sporadic explosions (updated 27 Mar 2014)
Nasu (Honshu)
Nishino-shima (Volcano Islands, Japan): growing island (updated 3 Dec 2014)
Nyamuragira (DRCongo): active lava lake (updated 29 Nov 2014)
Nyiragongo (DRCongo): active lava lake in summit crater (updated 26 Feb 2014)
Ol Doinyo Lengai (Tanzania): effusion of natrocarbonatite lava inside the crater (updated 8 Jul 2013)
Poas (Costa Rica): phreatic explosions (updated 14 Oct 2014)
Rabaul (Tavurvur) (New Britain, Papua New Guinea): lava fountains, ash emissions from Tavurvur cone (updated 12 Sep 2014)
Raung (East Java): mild strombolian activity in summit crater (updated 2 Dec 2014)
Reventador (Ecuador): growing lava dome, occasional explosions and pyroclastic flows (updated 3 Dec 2014)
Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): ash venting, intermittent explosions (updated 30 Nov 2014)
Sangeang Api (Indonesia): growing lava dome & lava flow (updated 7 Jul 2014)
Santiaguito (Guatemala): generation of hot lahars (updated 3 Dec 2014)
Semeru (East Java, Indonesia): growing lava dome, lava flow, strombolian activity (updated 26 Nov 2014)
Shiveluch (Kamchatka): growing lava dome, incandescent avalanches, occasional explosions (updated 5 Dec 2014)
Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): continuing pyroclastic flows (updated 19 Nov 2014)
Slamet (Central Java): intense strombolian explosions (updated 13 Sep 2014)
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): weak strombolian activity at summit vents (updated 22 Nov 2014)
Suwanose-jima (Ryukyu Islands): strombolian activity in summit crater (updated 14 Nov 2014)
Tungurahua (Ecuador): moderate to strong strombolian explosions from central crater (updated 25 Sep 2014)
Turrialba (Costa Rica): occasional ash emissions (updated 17 Nov 2014)
Ubinas (Peru): degassing, sporadic small explosions and ash venting (updated 11 Sep 2014)
Yasur (Tanna Island, Vanuatu): ash emissions, weak strombolian explosions (updated 14 Aug 2013)
Zhupanovsky (Kamchatka, Russia): degassing, last eruption ended mid Oct 2014 (updated 30 Nov 2014)

Eruption warning / minor activity:

Augustine (Cook Inlet (SW Alaska))
Bezymianny (Central Kamchatka Depression): steaming, weak seismic activity (updated 3 Jul 2014)
Chirpoi (Kurile Islands, Russia): hot spot visible on satellite imagery (updated 2 Dec 2014)
Etna (Sicily, Italy): sporadic weak ash emissions from New SE crater (updated 19 Apr 2014)
Heard (Australia, Southern Indian Ocean): possibly lava lake in summit crater (updated 5 Dec 2014)
Karangetang (Siau Island, Sangihe Islands, Indonesia): incandescent lava dome (updated 24 Oct 2014)
Kavachi (Solomon Islands): no eruption since 2007 (updated 16 Jun 2014)
Kerinci (Sumatra): seismic unrest (updated 5 Jun 2013)
Kirishima (Kyushu): degassing, alert lowered (updated 25 Oct 2014)
Krakatau (Sunda Strait, Indonesia): degassing (updated 31 Mar 2014)
Kuchinoerabu-jima (Ryukyu Islands): explosion on 3 Aug 2014 (updated 5 Dec 2014)
Lokon-Empung (North Sulawesi, Indonesia): small explosions, lava flow? (updated 13 Sep 2014)
Mayon (Luzon Island): extrusion of viscous lava flow, warning of possible explosive eruption (updated 5 Dec 2014)
Medvezhia (Kurile Islands, Russia): strong steaming, thermal anomaly (updated 17 Jan 2013)
Monowai (Kermandec Islands, New Zealand): frequent submarine eruptions, last confirmed during Oct 2014 (updated 14 Nov 2014)
Nevado del Ruiz (Colombia): degassing, occasional ash emissions (updated 2 Dec 2014)
Ontake-san (Honshu): strong phreatic (?) explosion on 27 Sep 2014 (updated 14 Nov 2014)
Pacaya (Guatemala): weak strombolian activity (updated 14 Nov 2014)
Papandayan (West Java): strong hydrothermal activity, increased seismicity (updated 6 May 2013)
Piton de la Fournaise (La Réunion): short-lived eruption during 21-22 June (updated 4 Dec 2014)
Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): degassing, sporadic explosions, slowly growing lava dome (updated 6 Nov 2014)
Rasshua (Central Kuriles)
Rincón de la Vieja (Costa Rica): phreatic explosions from crater lake (updated 21 Sep 2014)
Sabancaya (Peru): steaming, elevated seismic activity (updated 10 Nov 2014)
Sacabaya (Northern Chile, Bolivia and Argentina)
San Cristobal (Nicaragua): possible ash emission on 11 April (updated 12 Apr 2014)
San Miguel (El Salvador): ash emissions, small explosions, increasing tremor (updated 2 Sep 2014)
Sangay (Ecuador): degassing (updated 24 May 2013)
Shishaldin (United States, Aleutian Islands): mild explosive activity, intermittent more intense phases (updated 3 Dec 2014)
Ulawun (New Britain, Papua New Guinea): degassing, ash venting (updated 5 Aug 2013)

Vorig nieuws
Landsat-8 image of the area of the eruption (NASA)
Thursday, Dec 04, 2014
Bardarbunga (Iceland): (3 Dec) The eruption continues with little changes. While most of the lava now remains on top of the already emplaced lava field, more than 75 square km large, several lateral outbreaks are active as well. ... [meer...]
Lava flow in Portela village 3 Dec
Wednesday, Dec 03, 2014
Fogo (Cape Verde): The eruption continues. Lava flows have slowed down their advance to less than 1 m per hour, giving some time to breath for what is left at Portela village in Chã das Caldeiras. ... [meer...]
Snapshot from embedded video showing the boiling lava lake at the vent in Holuhraun
Tuesday, Dec 02, 2014
Bardarbunga (Iceland): The eruption continues at similar intensity as during the past weeks. It also continues to produce spectacular images and videos such as this one from an overflight in late November: ... [meer...]
The eruptive vents at Fogo this morning (MuzikaTV)
Sunday, Nov 30, 2014
Fogo (Cape Verde): Although explosive activity has decreased at the vents, it seems that lava effusion picked up. The advance of some of the lava flow fronts in Portela village picked up again this morning, reaching 20 meters per hour. Local sources mention that seismic activity also increased. ... [meer...]

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