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Volcanic activity worldwide 15 May 2020: Fuego volcano, Klyuchevskoy, Popocatépetl, Dukono, Katla, ...

Friday May 15, 2020 21:00 PM | BY: SEVERAL CONTRIBUTORS
Map of today's active volcanoes
Map of today's active volcanoes
Satellite image of Ebeko volcano on 15 May 2020
Satellite image of Ebeko volcano on 15 May 2020
Southwest Rift Zone at Mauna Loa volcano (image: HVO)
Southwest Rift Zone at Mauna Loa volcano (image: HVO)
Ash emissions from Popocatépetl volcano (image: CENAPRED)
Ash emissions from Popocatépetl volcano (image: CENAPRED)
Katla (Southern Iceland): NO ERUPTION OCCURRED - a VAAC exercise message about ash emission was originally reported as an eruption.

Klyuchevskoy (Kamchatka): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: VA IS NOT IDENTIFIABLE IN SATELLITE IMAGERY.

Ebeko (Paramushir Island): Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 10000 ft (3000 m) altitude or flight level 100 and is moving at 30 kts in S direction.
The full report is as follows: VA CONTINUOUSLY OBS IN SATELLITE IMAGERY OBS VA DTG:15/1120Z to 10000 ft (3000 m)

Dukono (Halmahera): (15 May) 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 .
The full report is as follows: VA TO FL070 EXT TO NW OBS VA DTG:15/0340Z to 7000 ft (2100 m)

Mauna Loa (Big Island, Hawai'i): (15 May) During the past week the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) recorded 92 small-magnitude earthquakes on the volcano's summit and upper-elevation flanks. Most of these earthquakes occurred at shallow depths of less than 8 km (~5 miles) below ground level.
Slow summit inflation continues to be detected by the GPS, consistent with magma supply to the volcano's shallow storage system.
... [read more]

Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 18500 ft (5600 m) altitude or flight level 185 .
The full report is as follows: INTMT LGT VA EMS SEEN IN SAT. to 18500 ft (5600 m)
...15 May:
The activity of the volcano continues at high levels. CENAPRED reported that 4 minor explosions are being observed on 13 May at 17:23 and 23:51 local time and yesterday at 03:02 and 06:04 local time. Ash plumes reached aprrox. 20,997 ft (6,400 m) altitude and drifted NE.
172 minutes of tremor and 130 emissions of water vapor, gases and ash content were measured.
... [read more]

Fuego (Guatemala): 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: VA SEEN IN SAT IMAGERY. to 15000 ft (4600 m)

Sangay (Ecuador): Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 21000 ft (6400 m) altitude or flight level 210 .
The full report is as follows: VA EMS CONTINUE to 21000 ft (6400 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: INTMT VA CLD AT 15/1302Z 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 24000 ft (7300 m) altitude or flight level 240 and is moving at 30 kts in E direction.
The full report is as follows: SPORADIC PUFFS OF VA to 24000 ft (7300 m)

Volcano Activity Summary for 15 May 2020:

Currently erupting:

Aso (central Kyushu, Japan): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 14 May 2020)
Dukono (Halmahera): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 12 May 2020)
Ebeko (Paramushir Island): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 12 May 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): sporadic strombolian eruptions from New SE crater and Voragina, ash & steam emissions (updated 13 May 2020)
Fuego (Guatemala): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 11 May 2020)
Ibu (Halmahera, Indonesia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (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)
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 15 May 2020)
Reventador (Ecuador): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 30 Apr 2020)
Sabancaya (Peru): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 5 May 2020)
Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 11 May 2020)
Sangay (Ecuador): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 12 May 2020)
Santiaguito (Guatemala): actively growing lava dome (updated 11 May 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:

Barren Island (Indian Ocean): mild explosive activity from summit cone (updated 6 Nov 2019)
Karymsky (Kamchatka): near-constant ash emissions (updated 14 May 2020)
Katla (Southern Iceland): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 14 Jun 2019)
Kerinci (Sumatra): activity resumes (updated 16 Apr 2020)
Krakatau (Sunda Strait, Indonesia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 8 May 2020)
Kuchinoerabu-jima (Ryukyu Islands): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 8 May 2020)
Nevado del Ruiz (Colombia): explosive activity continues (updated 1 May 2020)
Nevados de Chillán (Central Chile): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 7 May 2020)
Nyamuragira (DRCongo): the eruption continues (updated 12 Nov 2019)
Rincón de la Vieja (Costa Rica): Volcanic Ash Advisory (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
Thursday, May 14, 2020
Map of today's active volcanoes
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 40 kts in S direction. ... read all
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Map of today's active volcanoes
Etna (Sicily, Italy): The alert level for the volcano was raised to "orange", as an increase of volcanic tremor has been recorded. This could precede another upcoming phase of more vigorous activity, which remains to be seen, but it suggests that a new batch of magma could be rising inside the volcano's conduits. ... read all
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Map of today's active volcanoes
Ebeko (Paramushir Island): (12 May) The activity of the volcano continues with intermittent small to moderately sized explosions and ash emissions. ... read all

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