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Volcanic activity worldwide 8 Apr 2020: Santiaguito volcano, Fuego, Popocatépetl, Dukono, Reventado...

Wednesday Apr 08, 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  8 Apr 2020
Satellite image of Aso volcano on 8 Apr 2020
Gas plumes associated with weak glow from the crater (image: Sentinel 2)
Gas plumes associated with weak glow from the crater (image: Sentinel 2)
Satellite image of Dukono volcano on  8 Apr 2020
Satellite image of Dukono volcano on 8 Apr 2020
An explosion from Santiaguito volcano with Santa Maria in the background (image: INSIVUMEH)
An explosion from Santiaguito volcano with Santa Maria in the background (image: INSIVUMEH)
The lava flow associated with incandescence from Fuego volcano yesterday (image: @William_Chigna/twitter)
The lava flow associated with incandescence from Fuego volcano yesterday (image: @William_Chigna/twitter)
Aso (central Kyushu, Japan): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ACTIVITY CONT. VA AT 20200408/1800Z FL060 EXTD E OBS VA DTG:08/1750Z

Kuchinoerabu-jima (Ryukyu Islands): (8 Apr) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ERUPTED AT 20200408/0806Z FL030 EXTD S OBS VA DTG:08/0800Z

Mayon (Luzon Island, Philippines): (8 Apr) PHIVOLCS reported that the seismic station records 2 volcano-tectonic earthquakes during the last 24 hours.
Emissions of gas and steam plumes occurred. The plumes were dispersed towards the NE, N-NW, W and SW direction.
... [read more]

Dukono (Halmahera): Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 10000 ft (3000 m) altitude or flight level 100 and is moving at 10 kts in SE direction.
The full report is as follows: CONTINUOUS VA EMISSION TO F100 OBS VA DTG:08/0903Z to 10000 ft (3000 m)

Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): (8 Apr) 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: NEW VA EMS to 19000 ft (5800 m)

Santiaguito (Guatemala): (8 Apr) INSIVUMEH recorded a white fumarole in Caliente dome that rose 9,842 ft (3,000 m) above the summit.
The seismic station detected weak explosions that generated a dark ash plume which reached approx. 10,500 ft (3,200 m) above the summit and drifted SW.
... [read more]

Fuego (Guatemala): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: PREV VA HAS DSIPTD
...8 Apr:
INSIVUMEH recorded 6-9 weak to moderate strombolian-type explosions per hour that generated a grey ash plume which reached approx. 14,764 ft-15,420 ft (4,500 m-4,700 m) altitude. The plumes drifted towards the southwest direction.
Ashfall was reported in several areas downwind including Santa Sofía (12 km SW), Morelia (9 km SW), Panimaché I and II (8 km SW), Finca Palo Verde, San Pedro Yepocapa (8 km NW), Sangre de Cristo (8 km WSW), and El Porvenir (8 km ENE).
... [read more]

Nevado del Ruiz (Colombia): (8 Apr) Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 22000 ft (6700 m) altitude or flight level 220 .
The full report is as follows: MWO RPTS VA EM to 22000 ft (6700 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)

Reventador (Ecuador): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: VA NOT OBS IN SAT

Sabancaya (Peru): Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Buenos Aires warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 24000 ft (7300 m) altitude or flight level 240 .
The full report is as follows: INTERMITTENT VA PUFFS to 24000 ft (7300 m)

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 12000 ft (3700 m) altitude or flight level 120 .
The full report is as follows: WEAK EMISSION OF VA to 12000 ft (3700 m)

Volcano Activity Summary for 8 Apr 2020:

Currently erupting:

Aso (central Kyushu, Japan): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 7 Apr 2020)
Dukono (Halmahera): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 12 Mar 2020)
Ebeko (Paramushir Island): explosions occured last days (updated 3 Apr 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 8 Apr 2020)
Ibu (Halmahera, Indonesia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 12 Mar 2020)
Karangetang (Siau Island, Sangihe Islands, Indonesia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 2 Apr 2020)
Klyuchevskoy (Kamchatka): vigorous strombolian activity from summit crater, ash emissions up to 1 km height (updated 7 Apr 2020)
Kuchinoerabu-jima (Ryukyu Islands): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 7 Apr 2020)
Masaya (Nicaragua): minor ashfall (updated 24 Oct 2019)
Merapi (Central Java, Indonesia): explosive activity continues (updated 3 Apr 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 26 Mar 2020)
Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 31 Mar 2020)
Reventador (Ecuador): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 24 Mar 2020)
Sabancaya (Peru): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 30 Mar 2020)
Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 7 Apr 2020)
Sangay (Ecuador): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 24 Mar 2020)
Santiaguito (Guatemala): occasional weak explosions (updated 8 Apr 2020)
Semeru (East Java, Indonesia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 2 Apr 2020)
Shiveluch (Kamchatka): active lava dome growing (updated 25 Mar 2020)
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): mild to sometimes strong strombolian explosions (about 15 per hour), lava flow on Sciara del Fuoco (updated 31 Mar 2020)
Yasur (Tanna Island, Vanuatu): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 30 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): explosive activity (updated 26 Mar 2020)
Nevado del Ruiz (Colombia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 20 Mar 2020)
Nevados de Chillán (Central Chile): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 31 Mar 2020)
Nyamuragira (DRCongo): the eruption continues (updated 12 Nov 2019)
Piton de la Fournaise (La Réunion): effusive eruption of the volcano continues (updated 6 Apr 2020)
Sangeang Api (Indonesia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 28 Dec 2019)
Shishaldin (Aleutian Islands, Alaska): elevated surface temperatures (updated 6 Apr 2020)
Soputan (North Sulawesi, Indonesia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 23 Mar 2020)
Suwanose-jima (Ryukyu Islands): elevated activity continues (updated 31 Mar 2020)
Villarrica (Central Chile): Alert level raised to Orange (updated 30 Jan 2020)

Previous news
Map of today's active volcanoes
Tuesday, Apr 07, 2020
Klyuchevskoy (Kamchatka): The activity of the volcano has increased during the past weeks. At the summit crater, near-continuous and sometimes vigorous strombolian activity can be seen on webcam images. ... [more]
Map of today's active volcanoes
Friday, Apr 03, 2020
Ebeko (Paramushir Island): (3 Apr) KVERT recorded an explosions that generated an ash plumes, which reached approx. 6,000 ft (1,828 m) altitude and drifted E and NE. ... [more]

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