Volcanic activity worldwide 16 Mar 2020: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Ibu, Dukono, Reventador, Canl...
Monday Mar 16, 2020 21:00 PM | BY: SEVERAL CONTRIBUTORS
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Satellite image of Aso volcano on 16 Mar 2020
Taal volcano from satellite on 13 March (image: Sentinel 2)
Satellite image of Ibu volcano on 16 Mar 2020
El Misti volcano from satellite on 5 March (image: Sentinel 2)
Aso (central Kyushu, Japan): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ACTIVITY CONT. VA AT 20200316/1200Z FL060 EXTD E OBS VA DTG:16/1150Z
Satellite image of Sabancaya volcano on 16 Mar 2020
Canlaon (Central Philippines): DOST-PHIVOLCS recorded two volcanic earthquakes beneath Kanlaon volcano over the past 24 hours. There is continued long term edifice inflation which has been occurring since 2017, while in the short-term, the southeastern flanks recorded slow inflation of the lower slopes since May 2019 and pronounced inflation of the upper slopes in the end of January 2020. According to DOST-PHIVOLCS, these indicators suggest that hydrothermal or magmatic activity is occurring deep beneath the edifice. The current alert level is ALERT LEVEL 1
“Alert Level 1 (abnormal) status prevails over Kanlaon Volcano, which means that it is at an abnormal condition and has entered a period of unrest. The local government units and the public are strongly reminded that entry into the 4-kilometer radius Permanent Danger Zone (PDZ) must be strictly prohibited due to the further possibilities of sudden and hazardous steam-driven or phreatic eruptions. Civil aviation authorities must also advise pilots to avoid flying close to the volcano’s summit as ejecta from any sudden phreatic eruption can be hazardous to aircraft. DOST-PHIVOLCS is closely monitoring Kanlaon Volcano’s activity and any new development will be relayed to all concerned.”
Taal (Luzon, Philippines): (16 Mar) PHIVOLCS recorded occasional minor emissions of steam plumes that rose 164 ft-328 ft (50 m-100 m) above the summit and drifted southwest.
Additionally recorded 13 volcano-tectonic earthquake associated with rock fracturing beneath the edifice of which 2 earthquakes with magnitude M 2.6 at 15:11 local time and M 2.4 at 21:08 local time were felt in area of Poblacion, Lemery, Banyaga and Agoncillo.
Source: Phillippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology volcano activity update 16 March 2020
Ibu (Halmahera, Indonesia): Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 7000 ft (2100 m) altitude or flight level 070 .
The full report is as follows: MULTIPLE DISCRETE VA EMISSIONS TO FL070 MOV SW to 7000 ft (2100 m)
Dukono (Halmahera): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: CONTINUOUS VA EMISSIONS TO FL070 EXT SW EST VA DTG:16/1500Z
Semisopochnoi (United States, Aleutian Islands): (16 Mar) The Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) reported that the seismicity has been increasing the last few days at the volcano. The seismic station records continuous tremor associated with frequent minor explosion signals.
The Aviation Color Code raised to Orange and the Alert Level to Watch.
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Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 21000 ft (6400 m) altitude or flight level 210 .
The full report is as follows: CONTG VA EM to 21000 ft (6400 m)
Fuego (Guatemala): (16 Mar) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: VA NOT OBSD
Reventador (Ecuador): (16 Mar) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: VA NOT OBSD
El Misti (Peru): (16 Mar) IGP reported that the warning system at the volcano detected the decrease of a lahar (volcanic mud flow) of a low to moderate volume that traveled downslope in SE direction due to the streams that run through this sector.
The population is recommended to stay away from the streams.
Source: Instituto Geofísico del Perú volcano activity update 16 March 2020
Sabancaya (Peru): Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Buenos Aires warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 27000 ft (8200 m) altitude or flight level 270 and is moving at 15 kts in SW direction.
The full report is as follows: SPORADIC STRONG PUFFS OF VA to 27000 ft (8200 m)
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