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Volcanic activity worldwide 18 May 2020: Klyuchevskoy volcano, Popocatépetl, Semeru, Ibu, Sakurajim...

Monday May 18, 2020 21:00 PM | BY: SEVERAL CONTRIBUTORS

Map of today's active volcanoes
Map of today's active volcanoes
Ash plume from Sakurajima volcano yesterday (image: @VolcanoYTz/twitter)
Ash plume from Sakurajima volcano yesterday (image: @VolcanoYTz/twitter)
Ash emissions from Ibu volcano on 17 May (image: PVMBG)
Ash emissions from Ibu volcano on 17 May (image: PVMBG)
Lava flows from Semeru volcano on the SE flank remain active (image: Sentinel 2)
Lava flows from Semeru volcano on the SE flank remain active (image: Sentinel 2)
Satellite image of Sabancaya volcano on 18 May 2020
Satellite image of Sabancaya volcano on 18 May 2020
Klyuchevskoy (Kamchatka): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ERUPTION AT 20200518/2010Z FL200 EXTD SW REPORTED OBS VA DTG:18/2010Z

Aso (central Kyushu, Japan): (18 May) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ACTIVITY CONT. VA AT 20200518/0600Z FL060 EXTD E OBS VA DTG:18/0540Z

Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: EXPLODED AT 20200518/1744Z VA CLD UNKNOWN OBS VA DTG:18/1730Z
...18 May:
Vulcanian activity continues from the summit crater after powerful eruptions that occurred last week.
On 17 May at 18:54 local time a strong explosion at the volcano generated a dense dark ash plume, which rose approx. 3,280 ft (1,000 m) above the summit and drifted E.
... [read more]

Ibu (Halmahera, Indonesia): On 17 May Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin recorded and ash plume that reached 14,000 ft (4,300 m) altitude and drifted west.
There is a 2 km exclusion zone around the main crater in place and 3,5 km zone away on the N side.

Semeru (East Java, Indonesia): (18 May) On 16 May Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin recorded an explosion that generated a dark ash plume, which reached approx. 46,000 ft (14,000 m) altitude. Volcanic ash is dispersed towards the east and causes ash fall on the volcano's slopes.
Lava flows on the southeast flank remain active, currently about 4,921 ft (1,500 m) long.
... [read more]

Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): 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 21000 ft (6400 m) altitude or flight level 210 .
The full report is as follows: continuous ash emissions to 21000 ft (6400 m)

Nevados de Chillán (Central Chile): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Buenos Aires (VAAC) issued the following report: WEAK EMISSION NEAR SUMMIT

Volcano Activity Summary for 18 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): near-constant ash emissions (updated 18 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 18 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): effusive-explosive eruption of the volcano continues (updated 18 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
Sunday, May 17, 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. ... [more]
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]

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