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Volcanic activity worldwide 17 Mar 2020: Popocatépetl volcano, Dukono, Reventador, Sangay, Yasur, S...

Tuesday Mar 17, 2020 21:00 PM | BY: SEVERAL CONTRIBUTORS

Map of today's active volcanoes
Map of today's active volcanoes
An ash plume from Aso volcano on 12 March (image: Sentinel 2)
An ash plume from Aso volcano on 12 March (image: Sentinel 2)
An ash plume from Sakurajima volcano (image: JMA)
An ash plume from Sakurajima volcano (image: JMA)
Satellite image of Yasur volcano on 16 Mar 2020
Satellite image of Yasur volcano on 16 Mar 2020
Glow from Popocatépetl volcano (image: CENAPRED)
Glow from Popocatépetl volcano (image: CENAPRED)
Satellite image of Sabancaya volcano on 17 Mar 2020
Satellite image of Sabancaya volcano on 17 Mar 2020
Aso (central Kyushu, Japan): (17 Mar) The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) reported that explosive activity from the active crater with near-constant grey-white plumes rose 196 ft (60 m) above the summit crater.
Sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions reached to a 1,700 tonnes/day.
... [read more]

Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): (17 Mar) The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) reported that occasional minor ash explosions occured at the Minamidake summit crater.
The seismic station records 50 volcanic earthquakes and 52 tremors associated with the eruptions during the period 13-16 Mar 2020. Incandescence continues to be observed from the crater.
... [read more]

Dukono (Halmahera): 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: CONTINUOUS VA EMISSIONS TO FL070 OBS VA DTG:17/1500Z to 7000 ft (2100 m)

Yasur (Tanna Island, Vanuatu): (16 Mar) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Wellington (VAAC) issued the following report: ASH OBSERVED ON WEBCAM, HEIGHT ESTIMATED FROM RECENT ERUPTIONS

Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 20000 ft (6100 m) altitude or flight level 200 .
The full report is as follows: CONS VA EMS SEEN IN SAT. to 20000 ft (6100 m)
...17 Mar:
CENAPRED recorded two explosions, one minor at 18:02 local time yesterday and one moderate at 02:20 local time today which rose approx. 3,280 ft ft (1,000 m) above the crater and drifted NE.
Additionally recorded 467 minutes of tremor and 177 emissions of water vapor, gases and light ash content.
... [read more]

Sangay (Ecuador): (17 Mar) 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: LGT CONS VA EMS. to 21000 ft (6400 m)

Reventador (Ecuador): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: NO VA OBSD

Sabancaya (Peru): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Buenos Aires (VAAC) issued the following report: UNABLE TO DETECT
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Reykjanes (Reykjanes peninsula (SW Iceland)): The Icelandic Met Office (IMO) recorded an earthquake with magnitude M 5.2 occurred about 5 km NE of Grindavík. Multiple aftershocks have been detected. The earthquake is the largest earthquake detected on the Reykjanes peninsula since October 2013 when an earthquake of magnitude M 5.2 occurred close to Reykjanestá. The earthquake was felt in large areas of SW-Iceland. ... [more]

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