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Volcanic activity worldwide 25 Mar 2020: Popocatépetl volcano, Krakatau, Shiveluch, Dukono, Kerinci...

Wednesday Mar 25, 2020 21:00 PM | BY: SEVERAL CONTRIBUTORS

Map of today's active volcanoes
Map of today's active volcanoes
Earthquakes during the last 48 hours at the Reykjanes peninsula (image: IMO)
Earthquakes during the last 48 hours at the Reykjanes peninsula (image: IMO)
Sheveluch volcano on 23 March (image: KVERT)
Sheveluch volcano on 23 March (image: KVERT)
Satellite image of Sakurajima volcano on 25 Mar 2020
Satellite image of Sakurajima volcano on 25 Mar 2020
An ash plume from Krakatau volcano today (image: PVMBG)
An ash plume from Krakatau volcano today (image: PVMBG)
Satellite image of Sabancaya volcano on 25 Mar 2020
Satellite image of Sabancaya volcano on 25 Mar 2020
Reykjanes (Reykjanes peninsula (SW Iceland)): (25 Mar) The Icelandic Met Office (IMO) recorded an earthquake with magnitude M 2.5 at 16:55 local time occurred N of Grindavík. The earthquake was felt in Grindavík. Considerable seismic activity has been ongoing in the area during the last weeks in connection with deformation in the area. The deformation is measured at a slower rate than in January, but still continuing in magma accumulation at depth. The deformation is occurring in the same location as before.
Source: Icelandic Met Office volcano activity update 25 March 2020

Shiveluch (Kamchatka): (25 Mar) KVERT recorded one explosive eruption today that generated an ash plume which reached approx. 32,800 ft-49,200 ft (10,000 m-15,000 m) altitude and drifted NW.
The volcano's lava dome remains in a very active state with elevation at 2,500 m.
... [read more]

Aso (central Kyushu, Japan): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ACTIVITY CONT. VA AT 20200325/1200Z FL060 EXTD N OBS VA DTG:25/1150Z

Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): (25 Mar) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: EXPLODED AT 20200325/0714Z OVER FL070 EXTD NE OBS VA DTG:25/0700Z

Krakatau (Sunda Strait, Indonesia): (25 Mar) After a month of calm, activity of the volcano continues at moderately levels. PVMBG reported that several small explosions occurred from the active crater. An ash plumes reached 3,000 ft (914 m) altitude.
Additionally recorded 6 volcano-tectonic earthquakes and 1 volcanic tremor.
... [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 and is moving at 10 kts in S direction.
The full report is as follows: CONTINUOUS VA EMISSION TO FL070 OBS VA DTG:25/1830Z to 7000 ft (2100 m)

Kerinci (Sumatra): (25 Mar) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: VA EMISSION TO FL140 MOV W/SW OBS 24/2259Z OBS VA DTG:25/0100Z

Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): (25 Mar) 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 19000 ft (5800 m) altitude or flight level 190 .
The full report is as follows: VA CLDS OBS IN STLT IMAGERY to 19000 ft (5800 m)

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

Nevados de Chillán (Central Chile): Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Buenos Aires warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 14000 ft (4300 m) altitude or flight level 140 .
The full report is as follows: BRIEF VA EMISSION to 14000 ft (4300 m)

Volcano Activity Summary for 25 Mar 2020:

Currently erupting:

Aso (central Kyushu, Japan): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 24 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 24 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 24 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 24 Mar 2020)
Santiaguito (Guatemala): elevated activity continues (updated 21 Mar 2020)
Semeru (East Java, Indonesia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 12 Mar 2020)
Shiveluch (Kamchatka): active lava dome growing (updated 25 Mar 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 21 Mar 2020)
Krakatau (Sunda Strait, Indonesia): occasional explosions (updated 25 Mar 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
Monday, Mar 23, 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. ... [more]
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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