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Volcanic activity worldwide 18 Mar 2020: Popocatépetl volcano, Krakatau, Ibu, Dukono, Reventador, S...

Wednesday Mar 18, 2020 21:00 PM | BY: SEVERAL CONTRIBUTORS

Map of today's active volcanoes
Map of today's active volcanoes
Satellite image of Aso volcano on 18 Mar 2020
Satellite image of Aso volcano on 18 Mar 2020
Satellite image of Sakurajima volcano on 18 Mar 2020
Satellite image of Sakurajima volcano on 18 Mar 2020
Satellite image of Ibu volcano on 18 Mar 2020
Satellite image of Ibu volcano on 18 Mar 2020
Aso (central Kyushu, Japan): (18 Mar) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ACTIVITY CONT. VA AT 20200318/0000Z FL050 EXTD NE OBS VA DTG:17/2340Z

Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: EXPLODED AT 20200318/1718Z VA CLD UNKNOWN OBS VA DTG:18/1710Z

Ibu (Halmahera, Indonesia): (18 Mar) 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: DISCRETE VA EMISSIONS TO FL070 MOV W OBS VA DTG:18/0510Z to 7000 ft (2100 m)

Krakatau (Sunda Strait, Indonesia): (18 Mar) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: VA REPORTED TO FL030 OBS VA DTG:18/0720Z

Dukono (Halmahera): (18 Mar) 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 and is moving at 10 kts in W direction.
The full report is as follows: CONTINUOUS VA EMISSIONS TO FL070 OBS VA DTG:18/0300Z to 7000 ft (2100 m)

Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 19000 ft (5800 m) altitude or flight level 190 and is moving at 10 kts in W direction.
The full report is as follows: CONT VA EMS to 19000 ft (5800 m)

Sangay (Ecuador): 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 and is moving at 5 kts in E direction.
The full report is as follows: CONT LGT VA EMS to 21000 ft (6400 m)

Reventador (Ecuador): Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 18000 ft (5500 m) altitude or flight level 180 .
The full report is as follows: VOLCAT ALERT AT 18/0850Z. to 18000 ft (5500 m)

Sabancaya (Peru): Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Buenos Aires warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 28000 ft (8500 m) altitude or flight level 280 and is moving at 15 kts in SW direction.
The full report is as follows: continuous ash emissions to 28000 ft (8500 m)

Volcano Activity Summary for 18 Mar 2020:

Currently erupting:

Aso (central Kyushu, Japan): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 17 Mar 2020)
Dukono (Halmahera): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 12 Mar 2020)
Ebeko (Paramushir Island): explosive activity continues (updated 13 Mar 2020)
Erebus (Antarctica): active lava lake in summit crater (updated 8 Dec 2014)
Erta Ale (Danakil depression, Ethiopia): new fissure vent on lower ESE flank with new lava flows (updated 19 Aug 2019)
Etna (Sicily, Italy): strombolian activity from Voragine summit crater, intra-crater lava flow (updated 9 Feb 2020)
Fuego (Guatemala): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 11 Mar 2020)
Ibu (Halmahera, Indonesia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 12 Mar 2020)
Karangetang (Siau Island, Sangihe Islands, Indonesia): lava flow from crater 1 and frequent incandescent rockfalls, glow from crater 2 (updated 28 Dec 2019)
Klyuchevskoy (Kamchatka): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 3 Mar 2020)
Kuchinoerabu-jima (Ryukyu Islands): increased seismic activity (updated 3 Mar 2020)
Masaya (Nicaragua): minor ashfall (updated 24 Oct 2019)
Merapi (Central Java, Indonesia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 3 Mar 2020)
Nevados de Chillán (Central Chile): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 7 Feb 2020)
Nishino-shima (Volcano Islands, Japan): effusion of lava flows from summit vent, reaching the sea (updated 29 Jan 2020)
Nyiragongo (DRCongo): new vent on crater floor (updated 7 Aug 2019)
Pacaya (Guatemala): strombolian activity continues (updated 11 Mar 2020)
Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 17 Mar 2020)
Reventador (Ecuador): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 11 Mar 2020)
Sabancaya (Peru): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 11 Mar 2020)
Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 17 Mar 2020)
Sangay (Ecuador): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 11 Mar 2020)
Santiaguito (Guatemala): elevated activity continues (updated 12 Mar 2020)
Semeru (East Java, Indonesia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 12 Mar 2020)
Shiveluch (Kamchatka): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 17 Feb 2020)
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): weak to moderate strombolian explosions, spattering and puffing from several vents (updated 27 Feb 2020)
Yasur (Tanna Island, Vanuatu): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 13 Mar 2020)

Eruption warning / minor activity:

Barren Island (Indian Ocean): mild explosive activity from summit cone (updated 6 Nov 2019)
Kadovar (Northeast of New Guinea): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 13 Mar 2020)
Kerinci (Sumatra): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 7 Jan 2020)
Krakatau (Sunda Strait, Indonesia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 7 Feb 2020)
Nevado del Ruiz (Colombia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 13 Jan 2020)
Nyamuragira (DRCongo): the eruption continues (updated 12 Nov 2019)
Sangeang Api (Indonesia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 28 Dec 2019)
Semisopochnoi (United States, Aleutian Islands): occasional minor explosions; increased seismic activity (updated 16 Mar 2020)
Shishaldin (Aleutian Islands, Alaska): seismic unrest (updated 15 Mar 2020)
Suwanose-jima (Ryukyu Islands): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 6 Mar 2020)
Villarrica (Central Chile): Alert level raised to Orange (updated 30 Jan 2020)

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