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Volcanic activity worldwide 16 Dec 2014: Kilauea volcano, Lopevi, Nevado del Ruiz, Zhupanovsky, Popocatépetl

Tuesday Dec 16, 2014 21:00 PM |

Lava flow map as of yesterday (USGS)
Lava flow map as of yesterday (USGS)
Small explosion from Popocatépetl this morning
Small explosion from Popocatépetl this morning
Ash emission from Nevado del Ruiz yesterday (INGEOMINAS)
Ash emission from Nevado del Ruiz yesterday (INGEOMINAS)
Zhupanovsky (Kamchatka, Russia): Intermittent ash emissions continue to occur from time to time from the volcano. A plume of volcanic ash at 14,000 ft (4.2 km) altitude extending ENE was reported last night (Tokyo VAAC).

Lopevi (Vanuatu ): Vanuatu's Geohazard unit has raised the alert level for the stratovolcano, as seismic activity has strongly increased "in a very short time span.
From visual and satellite observations, it is clear that the volcano is in an eruption phase."
The island of Lopevi has been declared a "NO GO ZONE" until further notice.

Kilauea (Hawai'i): The active lava lobe that has been advancing along the northern flow margin of the lava flow that had entered Pahoa in Nov, but then stopped, continues to advance towards the town and is now only approx. 1700 m away from the commercial center of the town.
Its speed in the past days averaged about 250 m, i.e. it could reach Pahoa in about a week if it continues at this speed and if it continues to follow the path of steepest descent. This path, calculated by HVO, would intersect the main road near the supermarket.
... [read more]

Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): No significant changes in activity have occurred recently. The volcano has occasional small explosions producing steam and ash plumes, and lava continues to arrive and slowly fill the inner summit crater, resulting in glow visible at night.

Nevado del Ruiz (Colombia): Eruptive activity has started at the volcano in the form of abundant ash emissions from the volcano's summit crater since yesterday.
The volcano had been under increased vigilance since 3 Dec, when seismic activity started to pick up and suggest important internal changes.
It is impossible to say whether the new activity is or will become a magmatic eruption and how it will continue. For now, the Manizales observatory maintains alert level 3 (yellow) unchanged.
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MODIS hot spots at Fogo volcano during the past 2 days - note the strong decrease compared to the image for the past 7 days(MODVOLC, Univ. Hawaii)
Monday, Dec 15, 2014
Fogo (Cape Verde): Lava emission has slowed down a lot, sign the eruption could be over soon. ... [meer...]

Saturday, Dec 13, 2014
Batu Tara (Sunda Islands, Indonesia): (12 Dec) During our recent expedition to Batu Tara, we witnessed a spectacular increase in activity during the night 3-4 Nov, culminating in a small pyroclastic flow triggered by a collapsing lava fountain and increased effusive activity from the dome. Andi and Till managed to capture the event on photos. ... [meer...]
Strong degassing and small explosions from Stromboli's summit vents yesterday (INGV Catania)
Friday, Dec 12, 2014
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): Activity has remained low - there is no lava effusion. At the vents in the summit craters, there are occasional small explosions and strong degassing. ... [meer...]
Glow and ash emissions from Aso's Nakadake crater
Tuesday, Dec 09, 2014
Aso (Kyushu): Mild strombolian activity and ash emissions continue at Nakadake crater. ... [meer...]
The lava flow of Fogo passing near a destroyed building (image: INVOLCAN / @involcan / twitter)
Monday, Dec 08, 2014
Fogo (Cape Verde): The second village Bangaeira in the path of the rapidly advancing lava flow has been destroyed within only a few hours. ... [meer...]

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