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Volcanic activity worldwide 26 Aug 2020: Etna volcano, Pacaya, Semeru, Dukono, Reventador, Sangay, S...

Wed, 26 Aug 2020, 21:00
21:00 PM | BY: SEVERAL CONTRIBUTORS
Map of today's active volcanoes
Map of today's active volcanoes
Emissions from Etna volcano yesterday (image: @gio_marchese/twitter)
Emissions from Etna volcano yesterday (image: @gio_marchese/twitter)
Ash emissions from Kadovar volcano captured by satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
Ash emissions from Kadovar volcano captured by satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
Satellite image of Semeru volcano on 26 Aug 2020
Satellite image of Semeru volcano on 26 Aug 2020
Satellite image of Dukono volcano on 26 Aug 2020
Satellite image of Dukono volcano on 26 Aug 2020
Lava flow on the northwestern flank of the Pacaya volcano from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
Lava flow on the northwestern flank of the Pacaya volcano from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
Etna (Sicily, Italy): (26 Aug) Strombolian activity continues at fluctuating intensity from the saddle vent of the New SE crater characterized by occasional ash emissions.
An explosion occurred at 15:30 local time yesterday that generated plume of ash which reached approx. 14,763 ft (4,500 m) altitude and drifted SE. Ash fall was reported in Viagrande and Trecastagni areas.
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Kadovar (Northeast of New Guinea): (26 Aug) The activity of the volcano resumes characterized by sporadic ash emissions.
An explosion was detected by Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin today producing a relatively high ash plume which reached 7,000 ft (2,100 m) altitude and drifted W.

Semeru (East Java, Indonesia): 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: DISCRETE EMISSIONS TO FL130 MOV W OBS VA DTG:26/1910Z to 13000 ft (4000 m)

Dukono (Halmahera): Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 8000 ft (2400 m) altitude or flight level 080 and is moving at 5 kts in NW direction.
The full report is as follows: CONTINUOUS VA EMISSION TO FL080 EXT NW OBS VA DTG:26/1620Z to 8000 ft (2400 m)

Pacaya (Guatemala): (26 Aug) Effusive-explosive eruption of the volcano continues.
INSIVUMEH reported that the lava flow on the northwest flank has increased in length, currently about 250-300 m long.
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Sangay (Ecuador): 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: VA CLDS AND SUMMIT HOTSPOT OBS IN STLT IMAGERY to 19000 ft (5800 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: OCNL VA CLDS OBS IN SUMMIT WEB CAM 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 24000 ft (7300 m) altitude or flight level 240 and is moving at 25 kts in S direction.
The full report is as follows: INTERMITTENT VA PUFFS to 24000 ft (7300 m)

Volcano Activity Summary for 26 Aug 2020:

Currently erupting:

Dukono (Halmahera): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 23 Aug 2020)
Ebeko (Paramushir Island): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 23 Aug 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 continues at fluctuating intensity (updated 26 Aug 2020)
Fuego (Guatemala): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 29 Jul 2020)
Ibu (Halmahera, Indonesia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 12 Aug 2020)
Kadovar (Northeast of New Guinea): sporadic ash emissions (updated 26 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): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 21 Aug 2020)
Nyiragongo (DRCongo): new vent on crater floor (updated 7 Aug 2019)
Pacaya (Guatemala): lava flow increases (updated 26 Aug 2020)
Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 7 Aug 2020)
Reventador (Ecuador): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 23 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 25 Aug 2020)
Santiaguito (Guatemala): incandescent avalanches (updated 23 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 23 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:

Barren Island (Indian Ocean): mild explosive activity from summit cone (updated 6 Nov 2019)
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): Volcanic Ash Advisory (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): low-level eruptive activity continues (updated 25 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)

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