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Volcanic activity worldwide 18 Aug 2020: Popocatépetl volcano, Dukono, Reventador, Sangay, Sinabung...

Tue, 18 Aug 2020, 21:00
21:00 PM | BY: SEVERAL CONTRIBUTORS
Map of today's active volcanoes
Map of today's active volcanoes
Eruption from Suwanosejima volcano today (image: @mykagoshima/twitter)
Eruption from Suwanosejima volcano today (image: @mykagoshima/twitter)
Steam plume from Taal volcano today (image: @iwannakish/twitter)
Steam plume from Taal volcano today (image: @iwannakish/twitter)
Constant ash emissions from Sinabung volcano today (image: PVMBG)
Constant ash emissions from Sinabung volcano today (image: PVMBG)
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 8000 ft (2400 m) altitude or flight level 080 and is moving at 10 kts in NW direction.
The full report is as follows: VA EMISSIONS CONTINUING OBS VA DTG:18/1720Z to 8000 ft (2400 m)

Suwanose-jima (Ryukyu Islands): Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 7000 ft (2100 m) altitude or flight level 070 and is moving at 15 kts in W direction.
The full report is as follows: ERUPTED AT 20200818/1100Z FL060 EXTD S OBS VA DTG:18/1120Z to 7000 ft (2100 m)
...18 Aug:
No significant change in activity has occurred since the last update.
The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) reported that small explosion at 12:07 local time occurred today. Ash emissions reach up to 7,000 ft (2,133 m) altitude. Volcanic ash is dispersed towards the southwest.
Source: Japan Meteorological Agency volcano activity update 18 August 2020

Canlaon (Central Philippines): (18 Aug) PHIVOLCS recorded 4 volcanic earthquakes beneath Canlaon volcano over the past 24 hours. Moderate emission of white steam-laden plumes that rose 500 meters before drifting northwest and northeast was observed. Sulfur dioxide (SO2) emission was measured at an average of 1012 tonnes/day on 02 August 2020. GPS measurements indicate slight inflation of the lower and mid slopes since May 2020, while the southeastern flanks recorded inflation on the lower to mid slopes that began on June 21, 2020. PHIVOLCS state that these parameters may indicate hydrothermal or magmatic processes occurring beneath the edifice.

Taal (Luzon, Philippines): (18 Aug) PHIVOLCS reported that 20 m high gas-steam plume occurred today at the vents of the Main Crater and extending to the south-southwest of the volcano.
This is caused due to ongoing fumarolic activity from the vents.
... [read more]

Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): (18 Aug) The activity of the volcano continues at high levels.
Near-continuous vulcanian explosions produce large content of constant ash emissions. An ash plumes reached approx. 13,000 ft (4,000 m) altitude and drifted east.
... [read more]

Dukono (Halmahera): (18 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 .
The full report is as follows: VA TO FL070 OBS AT 18/0140Z MOV N OBS VA DTG:18/0200Z to 7000 ft (2100 m)

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: NEW VA EMS to 20000 ft (6100 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: VA EMS CONT to 20000 ft (6100 m)

Reventador (Ecuador): 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: PSBL ONGOING EMS to 15000 ft (4600 m)

Sabancaya (Peru): Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Buenos Aires warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 22000 ft (6700 m) altitude or flight level 220 and is moving at 45 kts in E direction.
The full report is as follows: INTERMITTENT EMISSIONS to 22000 ft (6700 m)
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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 15000 ft (4600 m) altitude or flight level 150 . ... read all
Thu, 13 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 11000 ft (3400 m) altitude or flight level 110 and is moving at 10 kts in SW direction. ... read all

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