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Volcanic activity worldwide 12 Apr 2020: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Krakatau, Semeru, Dukono, Rev...

Sunday Apr 12, 2020 21:00 PM | BY: SEVERAL CONTRIBUTORS

Map of today's active volcanoes
Map of today's active volcanoes
Emissions of gas and steam plumes from Kirishima volcano yesterday (image: MBC webcam)
Emissions of gas and steam plumes from Kirishima volcano yesterday (image: MBC webcam)
Emissions of steam and ash generated by explosion from Sakurajima volcano on 11 April (image: JMA)
Emissions of steam and ash generated by explosion from Sakurajima volcano on 11 April (image: JMA)
Satellite image of Krakatau volcano on 12 Apr 2020
Satellite image of Krakatau volcano on 12 Apr 2020
Satellite image of Semeru volcano on 11 Apr 2020
Satellite image of Semeru volcano on 11 Apr 2020
An eruption from Popocatépetl volcano (image: CENAPRED)
An eruption from Popocatépetl volcano (image: CENAPRED)
Satellite image of Sabancaya volcano on 12 Apr 2020
Satellite image of Sabancaya volcano on 12 Apr 2020
Kirishima (Kyushu): The Japanese Meteorological Agency (JMA) recorded during 6-10 April 177 volcano-tectonic earthquakes below the Shinmoedake crater. The number of volcanic earthquakes repeatedly increased and decreased. No volcanic tremor has been detected.
This could mean that a shallow magma intrusion is under way, which in turn could result in another eruption of the volcano, which is one of Japan's most frequently active.
... [read more]

Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) reported during 6-11 Apr 2020 7 explosions that occured at the Minamidake summit crater.
Blocks were ejected as far as 984 ft-1,640 ft (300 m-500 m) away from Minamidake summit crater. Ash plumes reached 9,000 ft (2,743 m) altitude.
... [read more]

Krakatau (Sunda Strait, Indonesia): 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 5 kts in NW direction.
The full report is as follows: continuous ash emissions to 10000 ft (3000 m)

Semeru (East Java, Indonesia): (11 Apr) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: VA EMISSION TO FL130 OBSERVED BY GROUND OBSERVER

Dukono (Halmahera): (12 Apr) 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 5 kts in N direction.
The full report is as follows: CONTINUOUS VA EMISSION TO FL070 OBS VA DTG:12/0500Z 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 20000 ft (6100 m) altitude or flight level 200 .
The full report is as follows: CONS LGT VA EMS MOVG ENE. to 20000 ft (6100 m)
...12 Apr:
The volcano observatory recorded 160 emissions of water vapor, gases and light ash content generated by two explosions at 19:16 and 22:15 local time. The plumes were drifted towards the northeast direction.
The seismic station records 58 minutes of tremor.
Source: Centro Nacional de Prevención de Desastres volcano activity update 12 April 2020

Fuego (Guatemala): Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington 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: LGT VA EMS to 14000 ft (4300 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: PSBL VA EMS WITH HOTSPOT to 20000 ft (6100 m)

Reventador (Ecuador): Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington 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: LGT VA PSBL to 14000 ft (4300 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 25 kts in SE direction.
The full report is as follows: SPORADIC STRONG PUFFS to 28000 ft (8500 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 14000 ft (4300 m) altitude or flight level 140 .
The full report is as follows: ISOLATED PUFF to 14000 ft (4300 m)

Volcano Activity Summary for 12 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): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 7 Apr 2020)
Krakatau (Sunda Strait, Indonesia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 11 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): Volcanic Ash Advisory (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 12 Apr 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 12 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 9 Apr 2020)
Shiveluch (Kamchatka): Volcanic Ash Advisory (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)
Kerinci (Sumatra): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 9 Apr 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)
Rincón de la Vieja (Costa Rica): steaming; occasional minor ash emissions (updated 10 Apr 2020)
Sangeang Api (Indonesia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 28 Dec 2019)
Shishaldin (Aleutian Islands, Alaska): elevated surface temperatures (updated 6 Apr 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
Saturday, Apr 11, 2020
Klyuchevskoy (Kamchatka): 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 15 kts in S direction. ... [more]
Map of today's active volcanoes
Friday, Apr 10, 2020
Klyuchevskoy (Kamchatka): 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 20 kts in E direction. ... [more]
Map of today's active volcanoes
Thursday, Apr 09, 2020
Klyuchevskoy (Kamchatka): (9 Apr) 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 15 kts in S direction. ... [more]
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]

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