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Volcanic activity worldwide 17 May 2020: Klyuchevskoy volcano, Popocatépetl, Semeru, Ibu, Dukono, S...

Sunday May 17, 2020 21:00 PM | BY: SEVERAL CONTRIBUTORS

Map of today's active volcanoes
Map of today's active volcanoes
Satellite image of Klyuchevskoy volcano on 17 May 2020
Satellite image of Klyuchevskoy volcano on 17 May 2020
Satellite image of Ibu volcano on 17 May 2020
Satellite image of Ibu volcano on 17 May 2020
Satellite image of Semeru volcano on 17 May 2020
Satellite image of Semeru volcano on 17 May 2020
Satellite image of Dukono volcano on 17 May 2020
Satellite image of Dukono volcano on 17 May 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 W direction.
The full report is as follows: VA AT 20200517/1930Z FL200 EXTD W OBS VA DTG:17/1930Z to 20000 ft (6100 m)

Aso (central Kyushu, Japan): (17 May) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ACTIVITY CONT. VA AT 20200517/0600Z FL060 EXTD N OBS VA DTG:17/0550Z

Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): (17 May) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: EXPLODED AT 20200517/0407Z OVER FL060 EXTD E OBS VA DTG:17/0400Z

Ibu (Halmahera, Indonesia): Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 14000 ft (4300 m) altitude or flight level 140 and is moving at 15 kts in W direction.
The full report is as follows: DISCRETE VA ERUPTION TO FL140 OBS 17/1430Z OBS VA DTG:17/1513Z to 14000 ft (4300 m)

Semeru (East Java, Indonesia): (17 May) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: VA REPORTED TO FL140 AT 17/0022Z OBS VA DTG:17/0059Z

Dukono (Halmahera): (17 May) Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 5000 ft (1500 m) altitude or flight level 050 and is moving at 10 kts in W direction.
The full report is as follows: CONTINUOUS VA OBS TO FL050 AT 17/0120Z OBS VA DTG:17/0200Z to 5000 ft (1500 m)

Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: VA EM HAS DISP

Sangay (Ecuador): (17 May) 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 CLDS SEEN IN SAT. to 20000 ft (6100 m)

Sabancaya (Peru): Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Buenos Aires 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: SPORADIC WEAK EMISSIONS to 21000 ft (6400 m)

Volcano Activity Summary for 17 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)
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
Map of today's active volcanoes
Friday, May 15, 2020
Katla (Southern Iceland): NO ERUPTION OCCURRED - a VAAC exercise message about ash emission was originally reported as an eruption. ... [more]
Map of today's active volcanoes
Thursday, May 14, 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 40 kts in S direction. ... [more]
Map of today's active volcanoes
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
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. ... [more]
Map of today's active volcanoes
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Ebeko (Paramushir Island): (12 May) The activity of the volcano continues with intermittent small to moderately sized explosions and ash emissions. ... [more]

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