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Volcanic activity worldwide 12 Aug 2020: Santiaguito volcano, Fuego, Popocatépetl, Ibu, Dukono, Ker...

Wed, 12 Aug 2020, 21:00
21:00 PM | BY: SEVERAL CONTRIBUTORS
Map of today's active volcanoes
Map of today's active volcanoes
Tropical depression Six visible from Himawari satellite (image: @andyprata/twitter)
Tropical depression Six visible from Himawari satellite (image: @andyprata/twitter)
Thermal signs at Ibu volcano visible from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
Thermal signs at Ibu volcano visible from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
Satellite image of Kerinci volcano on 12 Aug 2020
Satellite image of Kerinci volcano on 12 Aug 2020
Pyroclastic flow from Santiaguito volcano (image: INSIVUMEH)
Pyroclastic flow from Santiaguito volcano (image: INSIVUMEH)
Lava flows from Nevados de Chillán volcano on 9 August (image: SERNAGEOMIN)
Lava flows from Nevados de Chillán volcano on 9 August (image: SERNAGEOMIN)
Nishino-shima (Volcano Islands, Japan): The activity of the volcano continues at elevated levels, characterized by strong ash emissions. Currently, the ash plume is being swirled around in the area by the tropical depression Six, which weakened from the previous category of tropical storm. The plume contains sulfur dioxide (SO2), ash particles and other aerosols from the volcano, as can be seen in the Himawari satellite image.
Explosive activity continues from the active crater. Constant ash emissions reach up to 13,000 ft (4,000 m) altitude.

Ibu (Halmahera, Indonesia): On 12 August at 07:40 local time PVMBG recorded an ash plume that reached 7,000 ft (2,100 m) altitude and drifted north.
The seismic station records 212 volcano-tectonic earthquakes.
... [read more]

Dukono (Halmahera): (12 Aug) 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 and is moving at 10 kts in N direction.
The full report is as follows: CONTINUOUS VA EMISSIONS TO FL070 EXTD N OBS VA DTG:12/0230Z to 7000 ft (2100 m)

Kerinci (Sumatra): Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 16000 ft (4900 m) altitude or flight level 160 .
The full report is as follows: VA TO FL160 MOV E OBS VA DTG:12/0930Z to 16000 ft (4900 m)

Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): (12 Aug) Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 19000 ft (5800 m) altitude or flight level 190 .
The full report is as follows: LGT VA AND GASES to 19000 ft (5800 m)

Santiaguito (Guatemala): (12 Aug) The activity of the volcano has remained essentially unchanged at elevated levels during the past weeks.
INSIVUMEH reported that block-and-ash flows continue to descend over the western slopes of the Caliente dome and eastern slopes, sometimes phoenix clouds are formed.
... [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: LGT VA PUFFS OBS. 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 20000 ft (6100 m) altitude or flight level 200 .
The full report is as follows: LGT VA CLD OBS. 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 27000 ft (8200 m) altitude or flight level 270 .
The full report is as follows: STRONG PUFF EMISSION to 27000 ft (8200 m)

Nevados de Chillán (Central Chile): (12 Aug) SERNAGEOMIN reported that the effusive-explosive eruption of the volcano continues producing small to moderate ash emissions which rose 984 ft (300 m) above the summit.
Viscous lava flows on the north flank remain active.
Source: Servicio Nacional de Geología y Minería de Chile volcano activity update 12 August 2020

Volcano Activity Summary for 12 Aug 2020:

Currently erupting:

Dukono (Halmahera): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 4 Aug 2020)
Ebeko (Paramushir Island): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 21 Jul 2020)
Erebus (Antarctica): active lava lake in summit crater (updated 8 Dec 2014)
Erta Ale (Danakil depression, Ethiopia): active lava lake in the summit crater (updated 19 Jun 2020)
Etna (Sicily, Italy): strombolian activity from saddle vent of New SE crater (updated 11 Aug 2020)
Fuego (Guatemala): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 29 Jul 2020)
Ibu (Halmahera, Indonesia): occasional explosions (updated 12 Aug 2020)
Karangetang (Siau Island, Sangihe Islands, Indonesia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 2 Apr 2020)
Masaya (Nicaragua): minor ashfall (updated 24 Oct 2019)
Merapi (Central Java, Indonesia): emissions to 20,000 ft (updated 21 Jun 2020)
Nevados de Chillán (Central Chile): effusive-explosive eruption of the volcano continues (updated 12 Aug 2020)
Nishino-shima (Volcano Islands, Japan): elevated activity continues; ash plume swirled around by the tropical depression (updated 12 Aug 2020)
Nyiragongo (DRCongo): new vent on crater floor (updated 7 Aug 2019)
Pacaya (Guatemala): no lava flows; weak strombolian activity continues (updated 11 Aug 2020)
Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 7 Aug 2020)
Reventador (Ecuador): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 11 Aug 2020)
Sabancaya (Peru): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 5 Aug 2020)
Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): strong explosion yesterday (updated 10 Aug 2020)
Sangay (Ecuador): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 3 Jul 2020)
Santiaguito (Guatemala): elevated activity continues (updated 12 Aug 2020)
Semeru (East Java, Indonesia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 4 Aug 2020)
Shiveluch (Kamchatka): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 15 Jun 2020)
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): lava overflow on Sciara del Fuoco, frequent strombolian explosions (updated 19 Jul 2020)
Yasur (Tanna Island, Vanuatu): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 21 May 2020)

Eruption warning / minor activity:

Aso (central Kyushu, Japan): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 29 Jun 2020)
Barren Island (Indian Ocean): mild explosive activity from summit cone (updated 6 Nov 2019)
Kadovar (Northeast of New Guinea): explosive eruption of the volcano continues (updated 3 Aug 2020)
Karymsky (Kamchatka): continuing ash emissions (updated 1 Aug 2020)
Kerinci (Sumatra): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 16 Apr 2020)
Krakatau (Sunda Strait, Indonesia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 8 May 2020)
Kuchinoerabu-jima (Ryukyu Islands): increased seismic activity (updated 5 Aug 2020)
Langila (New Britain, Papua New Guinea): new eruptions; first since Dec 2018 (updated 3 Aug 2020)
Manam (Papua New Guinea): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 10 Apr 2020)
Nevado del Ruiz (Colombia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 22 Jul 2020)
Nyamuragira (DRCongo): the eruption continues (updated 12 Nov 2019)
Raung (East Java): Volcanic Alert Level raised to Orange; increased seismic activity (updated 21 Jul 2020)
Rincón de la Vieja (Costa Rica): phreatic explosion yesterday (updated 2 Jun 2020)
Sangeang Api (Indonesia): activity remains unchanged; emissions to 10,000 ft (updated 10 Jun 2020)
Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 10 Aug 2020)
Suwanose-jima (Ryukyu Islands): strong SO2 emissions (updated 6 Aug 2020)
Telica (Nicaragua): activity resumes (updated 6 Aug 2020)
Turrialba (Costa Rica): low-level eruptive activity continues (updated 6 Aug 2020)
Villarrica (Central Chile): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 8 Aug 2020)

Previous news
Tue, 11 Aug 2020, 21:00
Map of today's active volcanoes
Etna (Sicily, Italy): (11 Aug) Beautiful strombolian activity continues at the saddle vent of the New SE crater. Throughout the night, explosions have been near-continuous, often throwing incandescent lava bombs on the outside flanks of the crater cone. ... read all
Mon, 10 Aug 2020, 21:00
Map of today's active volcanoes
Nishino-shima (Volcano Islands, Japan): (10 Aug) Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 13000 ft (4000 m) altitude or flight level 130 and is moving at 15 kts in S direction. ... read all
Sun, 9 Aug 2020, 21:00
Map of today's active volcanoes
Nishino-shima (Volcano Islands, Japan): Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 13000 ft (4000 m) altitude or flight level 130 and is moving at 10 kts in S direction. ... read all
Sat, 8 Aug 2020, 21:00
Map of today's active volcanoes
Nishino-shima (Volcano Islands, Japan): Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 13000 ft (4000 m) altitude or flight level 130 and is moving at 10 kts in SE direction. ... read all
Fri, 7 Aug 2020, 21:00
Map of today's active volcanoes
Nishino-shima (Volcano Islands, Japan): Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 13000 ft (4000 m) altitude or flight level 130 and is moving at 5 kts in NE direction. ... read all
 

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