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Volcanic activity worldwide 23 Mar 2020: Klyuchevskoy volcano, Popocatépetl, Soputan, Dukono, Reven...

Monday Mar 23, 2020 21:00 PM | BY: SEVERAL CONTRIBUTORS

Map of today's active volcanoes
Map of today's active volcanoes
Satellite image of Klyuchevskoy volcano on 23 Mar 2020
Satellite image of Klyuchevskoy volcano on 23 Mar 2020
An ash plume from Kuchinoerabu-jima volcano on 18 March (image: JMA)
An ash plume from Kuchinoerabu-jima volcano on 18 March (image: JMA)
Satellite image of Sakurajima volcano on 23 Mar 2020
Satellite image of Sakurajima volcano on 23 Mar 2020
Incandescence visible from Otake Crater (image: JMA)
Incandescence visible from Otake Crater (image: JMA)
Soputan volcano on 22 March (image: PVMBG)
Soputan volcano on 22 March (image: PVMBG)
Satellite image of Dukono volcano on 23 Mar 2020
Satellite image of Dukono volcano on 23 Mar 2020
Klyuchevskoy (Kamchatka): (23 Mar) Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 20000 ft (6100 m) altitude or flight level 200 and is moving at 50 kts in NE direction.
The full report is as follows: VA EMISSIONS CONTINUING OBS VA DTG:23/0520Z to 20000 ft (6100 m)

Aso (central Kyushu, Japan): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ACTIVITY CONT. VA AT 20200323/1800Z FL060 EXTD SE OBS VA DTG:23/1750Z

Kuchinoerabu-jima (Ryukyu Islands): The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) recorded white ash plumes that rose 1,312 ft (400 m) above the summit crater.
Additionaly recorded 25 volcano-tectonic earthquakes due to an increased level of seismicity.
... [read more]

Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: VA IS NOT IDENTIFIABLE IN SATELLITE IMAGERY.

Suwanose-jima (Ryukyu Islands): The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) reported that surveillance cameras observed one explosion at volcano’s Otake Crater.
An ash plume rose 1,312 ft (400 m) above the crater rim. Incandescence continues to be observed at night.
... [read more]

Soputan (North Sulawesi, Indonesia): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin recorded an explosive activity from the active crater with ash emissions that reached 14,000 ft (4,267 m) altitude.
PVMBG recorded 16 volcano-tectonic earthquakes.
The warning bulletin states that ballistic impacts of volcanic bombs, pyroclastic flows and lava flows could affect an area of about 2.5 km distance from the main crater.

Dukono (Halmahera): Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 6000 ft (1800 m) altitude or flight level 060 .
The full report is as follows: VA TO FL060 LAST REPORTED MOV E AT 23/0207Z to 6000 ft (1800 m)

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: ONGOING VA EMS. to 20000 ft (6100 m)

Sangay (Ecuador): 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: ONGOING VA EMS. to 20000 ft (6100 m)

Reventador (Ecuador): (23 Mar) Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 15000 ft (4600 m) altitude or flight level 150 .
The full report is as follows: PSBL VA CLD ACT. to 15000 ft (4600 m)

Sabancaya (Peru): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Buenos Aires (VAAC) issued the following report: UNABLE TO DETECT

Volcano Activity Summary for 23 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 21 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 21 Mar 2020)
Kuchinoerabu-jima (Ryukyu Islands): elevated activity continues (updated 23 Mar 2020)
Masaya (Nicaragua): minor ashfall (updated 24 Oct 2019)
Merapi (Central Java, Indonesia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 3 Mar 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 21 Mar 2020)
Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 21 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 22 Mar 2020)
Sangay (Ecuador): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 11 Mar 2020)
Santiaguito (Guatemala): elevated activity continues (updated 21 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): the volcano remains active (updated 21 Mar 2020)
Krakatau (Sunda Strait, Indonesia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 7 Feb 2020)
Manam (Papua New Guinea): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 22 Feb 2020)
Nevado del Ruiz (Colombia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 20 Mar 2020)
Nevados de Chillán (Central Chile): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 20 Mar 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 20 Mar 2020)
Shishaldin (Aleutian Islands, Alaska): seismic unrest (updated 20 Mar 2020)
Soputan (North Sulawesi, Indonesia): new eruption (updated 23 Mar 2020)
Suwanose-jima (Ryukyu Islands): activity resumes (updated 23 Mar 2020)
Villarrica (Central Chile): Alert level raised to Orange (updated 30 Jan 2020)

Previous news
Map of today's active volcanoes
Saturday, Mar 21, 2020
Klyuchevskoy (Kamchatka): The Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo reported that explosive strombolian activity continues from the active crater with near-constant ash emissions that reached 23,000 ft (7,000 m) altitude and drifted E. ... [more]
Map of today's active volcanoes
Friday, Mar 20, 2020
Reykjanes (Reykjanes peninsula (SW Iceland)): (20 Mar) The Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO) report that the inflation and associated uplift that occurred around Mt Thorbjorn volcano in January-February has started again. The deformation is occurring in the same location as before, but at a slower rate. The uplift started in January but paused temporarily at the end of February. The IMO suggest that since the beginning of March, the uplift is about 20 mm. The deformation is believed to be caused by continued magma accumulation at depth. The head of the National Hazard Monitoring Group at the IMO explains that these events doesn’t not guarantee that there will be an eruption any time soon. ... [more]

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