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Volcanic activity worldwide 23 Sep 2020: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Dukono, Reventador, Piton de ...

Wednesday Sep 23, 2020 21:00 PM | BY: SEVERAL CONTRIBUTORS
Map of today's active volcanoes
Map of today's active volcanoes
Satellite image of Ebeko volcano on 22 Sep 2020
Satellite image of Ebeko volcano on 22 Sep 2020
Ash emissions from Sinabung volcano yesterday (image: PVMBG)
Ash emissions from Sinabung volcano yesterday (image: PVMBG)
Earthquakes locations at Piton de la Fournaise volcano during 20-22 Sep (image: OVPF)
Earthquakes locations at Piton de la Fournaise volcano during 20-22 Sep (image: OVPF)
Ebeko (Paramushir Island): (22 Sep) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ERUPTION AT 20200922/2111Z FL140 EXTD S REPORTED OBS VA DTG:22/2110Z

Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): (23 Sep) PVMBG reported that passive emissions of steam and ash occurred yesterday that rose 164 ft-656 ft(50m-200 m) above the summit.
Instruments measured 4 volcano-tectonic earthquakes.
... [read more]

Dukono (Halmahera): (23 Sep) 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 W direction.
The full report is as follows: VA EMISSION TO FL070 OBS AT 23/0040Z OBS VA DTG:23/0100Z 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: OCNL VA EMS OBS IN STLT IMAGERY 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 15000 ft (4600 m) altitude or flight level 150 .
The full report is as follows: CONTG OCNL VA EMS. to 15000 ft (4600 m)

Nevado del Ruiz (Colombia): 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: PSBL VA EMS OBS FM SUMMIT 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 21000 ft (6400 m) altitude or flight level 210 .
The full report is as follows: VA CLDS OBS IN STLT IMAGERY UNDER WX CLDS to 21000 ft (6400 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: 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 30 kts in NW direction.
The full report is as follows: INTERMITTEMT EMISSIONS to 24000 ft (7300 m)

Piton de la Fournaise (La Réunion): (23 Sep) During 20-22 September OVPF recorded 21 volcano-tectonic earthquakes with magnitude less than M 1 located mainly under the Dolomieu crater at depths between 1.7 and 2.2 km.
The seismicity is related to resumption of inflation at the base and the top of the volcano edifice and pressurization of the magmatic reservoir located at depths between 2 and 2.5 km below the summit. A new batch of magma could be rising inside the volcano's conduits. The inflation remains very low for the moment and will be confirmed over time in the next days.
... [read more]

Volcano Activity Summary for 23 Sep 2020:

Currently erupting:

Dukono (Halmahera): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 23 Aug 2020)
Ebeko (Paramushir Island): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 8 Sep 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): near-constant strombolian activity from New SE crater (updated 20 Sep 2020)
Fuego (Guatemala): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 21 Sep 2020)
Ibu (Halmahera, Indonesia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 15 Sep 2020)
Masaya (Nicaragua): minor ashfall (updated 24 Oct 2019)
Nevados de Chillán (Central Chile): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 2 Sep 2020)
Nyiragongo (DRCongo): new vent on crater floor (updated 7 Aug 2019)
Pacaya (Guatemala): effusive-explosive eruption of the volcano continues (updated 22 Sep 2020)
Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 7 Aug 2020)
Reventador (Ecuador): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 22 Sep 2020)
Sabancaya (Peru): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 10 Sep 2020)
Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): sporadic ash emissions (updated 16 Sep 2020)
Sangay (Ecuador): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 21 Sep 2020)
Santiaguito (Guatemala): actively growing lava dome (updated 21 Sep 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): strombolian activity continues (updated 4 Sep 2020)
Yasur (Tanna Island, Vanuatu): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 27 Aug 2020)

Eruption warning / minor activity:

Barren Island (Indian Ocean): mild explosive activity from summit cone (updated 6 Nov 2019)
Bezymianny (Central Kamchatka Depression): growing new lava dome (updated 17 Sep 2020)
Copahue (Chile/Argentina): incandescence visible from crater; continuing ash emissions (updated 11 Sep 2020)
Kadovar (Northeast of New Guinea): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 29 Aug 2020)
Karangetang (Siau Island, Sangihe Islands, Indonesia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 15 Sep 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 20 Sep 2020)
Manam (Papua New Guinea): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 20 Aug 2020)
Merapi (Central Java, Indonesia): emissions to 20,000 ft (updated 15 Sep 2020)
Nevado del Ruiz (Colombia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 17 Sep 2020)
Nishino-shima (Volcano Islands, Japan): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 10 Sep 2020)
Nyamuragira (DRCongo): the eruption continues (updated 12 Nov 2019)
Raung (East Java): minor ash explosion (updated 16 Sep 2020)
Rincón de la Vieja (Costa Rica): phreatic explosion (updated 18 Sep 2020)
Sangeang Api (Indonesia): activity remains unchanged; emissions to 10,000 ft (updated 10 Jun 2020)
Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): continuing ash emissions (updated 23 Sep 2020)
Suwanose-jima (Ryukyu Islands): continuing ash emissions (updated 15 Sep 2020)
Turrialba (Costa Rica): low-level eruptive activity continues (updated 6 Aug 2020)
Villarrica (Central Chile): steaming (updated 4 Sep 2020)

Previous news
Monday, Sep 21, 2020
Map of today's active volcanoes
Kadovar (Northeast of New Guinea): (20 Sep) Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 5000 ft (1500 m) altitude or flight level 050 . ... read all
Sunday, Sep 20, 2020
Map of today's active volcanoes
Etna (Sicily, Italy): (20 Sep) The activity of the volcano continues with little changes, characterized by mild to moderate, near continuous strombolian explosions from the saddle vent of the New SE crater. ... read all
Friday, Sep 18, 2020
Map of today's active volcanoes
Semeru (East Java, Indonesia): (17 Sep) Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 14000 ft (4300 m) altitude or flight level 140 . ... read all
 

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