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Volcanic activity worldwide 21 Aug 2020: Etna volcano, Fuego, Popocatépetl, Semeru, Dukono, Kerinci...

Fri, 21 Aug 2020, 21:00
21:00 PM | BY: SEVERAL CONTRIBUTORS
Map of today's active volcanoes
Map of today's active volcanoes
Explosion from Etna volcano yesterday (image: INGV)
Explosion from Etna volcano yesterday (image: INGV)
View of Nishinoshima volcano from aircraft (image: JCG)
View of Nishinoshima volcano from aircraft (image: JCG)
Satellite image of Semeru volcano on 20 Aug 2020
Satellite image of Semeru volcano on 20 Aug 2020
Satellite image of Dukono volcano on 20 Aug 2020
Satellite image of Dukono volcano on 20 Aug 2020
Veniaminof volcano from satellite on 18 August (image: Sentinel 2)
Veniaminof volcano from satellite on 18 August (image: Sentinel 2)
A gas-steam plume from Rincon de la Vieja volcano yesterday (image: OVSICORI-UNA)
A gas-steam plume from Rincon de la Vieja volcano yesterday (image: OVSICORI-UNA)
Etna (Sicily, Italy): (21 Aug) The activity of the volcano remains unchanged.
According to volcano observatory INGV a long phase of strombolian activity began on 20 August characterized by ash emissions from the saddle vent of the New SE crater.
... [read more]

Nishino-shima (Volcano Islands, Japan): (21 Aug) The activity of the volcano has remained essentially unchanged at high levels characterized by large amount of gas.
On 19 August Japan Coast Guard (JCG) did a flight observations by Haneda aircraft.
... [read more]

Suwanose-jima (Ryukyu Islands): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: EXPLODED AT 20200821/2006Z FL070 STNR OBS VA DTG:21/2000Z

Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): (20 Aug) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ERUPTION CONTINUING, VA INDISCERNIBLE OBS VA DTG:20/2253Z

Semeru (East Java, Indonesia): (20 Aug) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: HIGH-LEVEL ERUPTION TO FL250 MOV S OBS VA DTG:20/2305Z

Dukono (Halmahera): (20 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 5 kts in SE direction.
The full report is as follows: CONTINUOUS VA EMISSION TO FL070 PARTIALLY OBS ON RGB IMAGERY to 7000 ft (2100 m)

Kerinci (Sumatra): (21 Aug) Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 13000 ft (4000 m) altitude or flight level 130 .
The full report is as follows: CONTINUOUS VA EMISSION TO FL130 MOV SW OBS 21/0140Z to 13000 ft (4000 m)

Veniaminof (Alaska Peninsula, USA): (21 Aug) The Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) reported that the seismic tremor detected in June at the volcano has continued intermittently, but with decreasing frequency, and there have been no indications of surface change including increased temperatures or gas emissions. Tremor at the volcano in the past has sometimes preceded eruptions, but also can occur and persist for weeks to months and not result in an eruption. Current observations suggest activity has returned to near background, and thus the Aviation Color Code and the Volcano Alert Level are being decreased to Green/Normal.
Source: Alaska Volcano Observatory volcano activity update 21 August 2020

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: CONS EM to 20000 ft (6100 m)

Fuego (Guatemala): Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 14000 ft (4300 m) altitude or flight level 140 and is moving at 5-10 kts in NW direction.
The full report is as follows: NEW VA EMS OBS to 14000 ft (4300 m)

Rincón de la Vieja (Costa Rica): OVSICORI-UNA reported that small explosion occurred at 06:24 local time yesterday. Eruption generated a gas-steam plume.
Source: Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica volcano activity update 21 August 2020

Sangay (Ecuador): (21 Aug) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: VA EMS HAS DISP

Reventador (Ecuador): (21 Aug) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: VA EMS HAS DISP

Sabancaya (Peru): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Buenos Aires (VAAC) issued the following report: UNABLE TO DETECT

Volcano Activity Summary for 21 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): ongoing strombolian activity (updated 21 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): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 12 Aug 2020)
Nishino-shima (Volcano Islands, Japan): large amount of gas; the activity of the volcano continues at high levels (updated 21 Aug 2020)
Nyiragongo (DRCongo): new vent on crater floor (updated 7 Aug 2019)
Pacaya (Guatemala): new lava flow (updated 19 Aug 2020)
Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 7 Aug 2020)
Reventador (Ecuador): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 17 Aug 2020)
Sabancaya (Peru): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 5 Aug 2020)
Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 10 Aug 2020)
Sangay (Ecuador): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 17 Aug 2020)
Santiaguito (Guatemala): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 12 Aug 2020)
Semeru (East Java, Indonesia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 4 Aug 2020)
Shiveluch (Kamchatka): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 15 Jun 2020)
Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 20 Aug 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): Volcanic Ash Advisory (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 20 Aug 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): small eruption yesterday (updated 21 Aug 2020)
Sangeang Api (Indonesia): activity remains unchanged; emissions to 10,000 ft (updated 10 Jun 2020)
Suwanose-jima (Ryukyu Islands): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 19 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
Wed, 19 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 5000 ft (1500 m) altitude or flight level 050 and is moving at 5 kts in W direction. ... read all
Tue, 18 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 8000 ft (2400 m) altitude or flight level 080 and is moving at 10 kts in NW direction. ... read all
Mon, 17 Aug 2020, 21:00
Map of today's active volcanoes
Etna (Sicily, Italy): (17 Aug) Increasing strombolian activity continues at the saddle vent of the New SE crater. ... read all
Sun, 16 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 15000 ft (4600 m) altitude or flight level 150 . ... read all
 

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