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Volcanic activity worldwide 6 May 2020: Klyuchevskoy volcano, Gamalama, Rincón de la Vieja, Reventa...

Wednesday May 06, 2020 21:00 PM | BY: SEVERAL CONTRIBUTORS

Map of today's active volcanoes
Map of today's active volcanoes
A white plume from Gamalama volcano yesterday (image: PVMBG)
A white plume from Gamalama volcano yesterday (image: PVMBG)
Elevated surface temperature visible from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
Elevated surface temperature visible from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
Rincon de la Vieja volcano from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
Rincon de la Vieja volcano from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
Klyuchevskoy (Kamchatka): (6 May) Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 23000 ft (7000 m) altitude or flight level 230 and is moving at 20 kts in NE direction.
The full report is as follows: VA CONTINUOUSLY OBS IN SATELLITE IMAGERY OBS VA DTG:06/0520Z to 23000 ft (7000 m)

Aso (central Kyushu, Japan): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ACTIVITY CONT. VA AT 20200506/1800Z FL050 EXTD SW OBS VA DTG:06/1750Z

Gamalama (Halmahera): (6 May) According to PVMBG, surveillance cameras observed a white plume that rose 65-246 ft (20-75 m) above the summit crater and drifted south.
The seismic station records 10 earthquakes.
... [read more]

Shishaldin (Aleutian Islands, Alaska): (6 May) The Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) reported that unrest continues at the volcano. A satellite image shows gas-steam plume containing some amount of ash extending a short distance southeast from the summit.
Seismicity remains at low levels including periods of occasional amplitude tremor.
... [read more]

Rincón de la Vieja (Costa Rica): (6 May) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington recorded on 5 May at 19:17 local time an explosion that generated an ash plume, which reached approx. 7,000 ft (2,100 m) altitude and drifted W.
The activity of the volcano continues at moderately high levels.

Sangay (Ecuador): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: VA NOT SEEN IN SAT.

Reventador (Ecuador): (6 May) Mild explosive activity continues from the volcano. The Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington reported intermittent emissions of volcanic ash plumes.
The full report is as follows: sporadic emissions of volcanic ash

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 .
The full report is as follows: INTERMITTENT EMISSIONS to 28000 ft (8500 m)

Nevados de Chillán (Central Chile): (6 May) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Buenos Aires (VAAC) issued the following report: VA NOT DETECTED

Volcano Activity Summary for 6 May 2020:

Currently erupting:

Aso (central Kyushu, Japan): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 3 May 2020)
Dukono (Halmahera): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 22 Apr 2020)
Ebeko (Paramushir Island): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 29 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): intermittent mild to strong strombolian explosions from Voragine and New SE crater (updated 4 May 2020)
Fuego (Guatemala): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 27 Apr 2020)
Ibu (Halmahera, Indonesia): activity resumes (updated 4 May 2020)
Karangetang (Siau Island, Sangihe Islands, Indonesia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 2 Apr 2020)
Klyuchevskoy (Kamchatka): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 29 Apr 2020)
Krakatau (Sunda Strait, Indonesia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 14 Apr 2020)
Kuchinoerabu-jima (Ryukyu Islands): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 29 Apr 2020)
Masaya (Nicaragua): minor ashfall (updated 24 Oct 2019)
Merapi (Central Java, Indonesia): intermittent vulcanian explosions, slow lava dome growth with incandescent avalanches in summit crater (updated 4 May 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): continuing lava flows (updated 28 Apr 2020)
Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 1 May 2020)
Reventador (Ecuador): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 30 Apr 2020)
Sabancaya (Peru): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 5 May 2020)
Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): the activity of the volcano continues at moderately high levels; vigorous eruption (updated 3 May 2020)
Sangay (Ecuador): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 5 May 2020)
Santiaguito (Guatemala): occasional weak explosions (updated 8 Apr 2020)
Semeru (East Java, Indonesia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 3 May 2020)
Shiveluch (Kamchatka): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 25 Mar 2020)
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): lava overflow on Sciara del Fuoco, frequent strombolian explosions (updated 15 Apr 2020)
Yasur (Tanna Island, Vanuatu): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 30 Apr 2020)

Eruption warning / minor activity:

Bagana (Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea): new eruption (updated 1 May 2020)
Barren Island (Indian Ocean): mild explosive activity from summit cone (updated 6 Nov 2019)
Karymsky (Kamchatka): occasional new minor ash emissions (updated 18 Apr 2020)
Kerinci (Sumatra): activity resumes (updated 16 Apr 2020)
Kikai (Ryukyu Islands): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 29 Apr 2020)
Nevado del Ruiz (Colombia): explosive activity continues (updated 1 May 2020)
Nevados de Chillán (Central Chile): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 28 Apr 2020)
Nyamuragira (DRCongo): the eruption continues (updated 12 Nov 2019)
Rincón de la Vieja (Costa Rica): new ash emissions (updated 6 May 2020)
Sangeang Api (Indonesia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 28 Dec 2019)
Suwanose-jima (Ryukyu Islands): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 29 Apr 2020)
Villarrica (Central Chile): Alert level raised to Orange (updated 30 Jan 2020)

Previous news
Map of today's active volcanoes
Monday, May 04, 2020
Etna (Sicily, Italy): (4 May) The activity of the volcano continues with little changes, characterized by mild to strong strombolian activity from both the New SE crater's main vent and the new intra-crater cone in the Voragine central crater. ... [more]
Map of today's active volcanoes
Sunday, May 03, 2020
Aso (central Kyushu, Japan): The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) recored explosive activity from the active crater with near-constant grey-white plumes that rose 5,000 ft (1,524 m) above the summit crater and drifted north. ... [more]
Map of today's active volcanoes
Saturday, May 02, 2020
Klyuchevskoy (Kamchatka): (2 May) Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 18000 ft (5500 m) altitude or flight level 180 and is moving at 10 kts in E direction. ... [more]

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