Volcanic activity worldwide 19 May 2020: Popocatépetl volcano, Semeru, Reventador, Yasur, Sakurajim...

Tue, 19 May 2020, 21:00
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Map of today's active volcanoes
Map of today's active volcanoes
Kusatsu-Shirane volcano from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
Kusatsu-Shirane volcano from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
Satellite image of Semeru volcano on 18 May 2020
Satellite image of Semeru volcano on 18 May 2020
Satellite image of Yasur volcano on 19 May 2020
Satellite image of Yasur volcano on 19 May 2020
Ash emissions rising from the Nevados de Chillán's crater yesterday (image: @Sernageomin/twitter)
Ash emissions rising from the Nevados de Chillán's crater yesterday (image: @Sernageomin/twitter)
Aso (central Kyushu, Japan): (19 May) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ACTIVITY CONT. VA AT 20200519/0000Z FL060 EXTD NE OBS VA DTG:18/2350Z

Kusatsu-Shirane (Honshu): (19 May) The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) reported that the activity at the volcano has been increasing during the past few weeks. Possible eruption could affect an area of about 1 km distance from the Yugama crater.
Seismicity continues at fluctuating levels.
Source: Japan Meteorological Agency volcano activity update 19 May 2020

Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): (19 May) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: EXPLODED AT 20200519/0628Z OVER FL070 EXTD E OBS VA DTG:19/0620Z

Semeru (East Java, Indonesia): (18 May) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: VA REPORTED TO FL140 AT 05/2310Z EST VA DTG:18/2335Z

Yasur (Tanna Island, Vanuatu): (19 May) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Wellington (VAAC) issued the following report: UNKNOWN OBS VA DTG:19/0030Z

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: ONGOING VA EMS. to 20000 ft (6100 m)

Reventador (Ecuador): (19 May) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: VA LIKELY NOT PRESENT.

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: continuous ash emissions to 24000 ft (7300 m)

Nevados de Chillán (Central Chile): (19 May) SERNAGEOMIN recorded an explosion at the volcano that generated a dense dark ash plume, which reached approx. 16,110 ft (4,912 m) altitude and drifted SE.
The warning bulletin states that ballistic impacts of volcanic bombs and pyroclastic flows could affect a Pinto, Coihueco and San Fabiánarea area of about 3 km distance from the main crater on the SW flank and 5 km away on the ENE flank.
Source: Servicio Nacional de Geología y Minería de Chile volcano activity update 19 May 2020

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