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Volcanic activity worldwide 14 Dec 2020: Etna volcano, Fuego, Popocatépetl, Reventador, Sangay, Lew...

Mon, 14 Dec 2020, 21:00
21:00 PM | BY: SEVERAL CONTRIBUTORS
Map of today's active volcanoes
Map of today's active volcanoes
Etna with strombolian activity from New SE crater and the new lava flow early this motning (image: INGV webcam)
Etna with strombolian activity from New SE crater and the new lava flow early this motning (image: INGV webcam)
Eruption of Etna volcano this evening (image: INGV webcam)
Eruption of Etna volcano this evening (image: INGV webcam)
Satellite image of Suwanose-jima volcano on 14 Dec 2020
Satellite image of Suwanose-jima volcano on 14 Dec 2020
Scoria is being ejected above the crater from Lewotolo volcano (image: @BobyLamanepa/twitter)
Scoria is being ejected above the crater from Lewotolo volcano (image: @BobyLamanepa/twitter)
Etna (Sicily, Italy): Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Toulouse warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 15000 ft (4600 m) altitude or flight level 150 and is moving at 50 kts in S direction.
The full report is as follows: ERUPTION AT 20201213/2215Z EXPLOSIVE ACTIVITY HAS INCREASED to 15000 ft (4600 m)
...14 Dec:
During the early morning hours, the intense explosive-effusive activity that had started last night from the New SE summit crater decreased significantly.
Clearer pictures from this morning show that the protangonist of this eruptive episode was mainly the summit vent of the SE crater complex as well as what seems to be a fissure on its southern flank, emitting the new lava flow that has reached approx. 2700 m elevation and traveled west of the 2002 craters.
Ash emissions and strombolian activity continue at the summit vent, but at much lesser intensity than last night. Tremor has decreased, but remains well above the previous average levels confirming that activity continues at reduced rate.
...14 Dec:
A strong eruptive episode (likely to be classified as paroxysm) is now in progress at the volcano's New SE summit crater: starting from around 21:20 local time on 13 Dec evening, strombolian activity from one of the crater's vents (likely the so-called saddle vent) began to increase gradually.
Activity quickly intensified again an hour later, accompanied by a strongly rising signal of volcanic tremor indicating rapid magma flux towards the surface. Although difficult to judge from webcam imagery, it appears that the crater started to produce lava fountains of up to perhaps a few 100 m height, as well as a tall and dense ash plume that rose to estimated 5 km altitude, according to the Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse.
... [read more]

Suwanose-jima (Ryukyu Islands): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: EXPLODED AT 20201214/1807Z FL060 EXTD SE OBS VA DTG:14/1800Z

Lewotolo (Lesser Sunda Islands): PVMBG reported that strombolian activity at the volcano continues from the summit vent accompanied by occasional-to-near-constant explosions. The renewed activity continues to be active after the powerful eruption occurred on 29 November.
An ash plumes rose 328 ft-1,640 ft (100 m-500 m) above the summit.
... [read more]

Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 22000 ft (6700 m) altitude or flight level 220 .
The full report is as follows: EM AT 14/1519Z to 22000 ft (6700 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: OCNL EM 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 19000 ft (5800 m) altitude or flight level 190 and is moving at 10 kts in SW direction.
The full report is as follows: OCNL EM to 19000 ft (5800 m)

Reventador (Ecuador): (14 Dec) 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 EM 13/2311Z. 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 25000 ft (7600 m) altitude or flight level 250 and is moving at 10 kts in NW direction.
The full report is as follows: INTERMITTENT EMISSIONS to 25000 ft (7600 m)

Volcano Activity Summary for 14 Dec 2020:

Currently erupting:

Dukono (Halmahera): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 12 Nov 2020)
Ebeko (Paramushir Island): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 2 Dec 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): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 14 Dec 2020)
Fuego (Guatemala): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 7 Dec 2020)
Ibu (Halmahera, Indonesia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 15 Sep 2020)
Klyuchevskoy (Kamchatka): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 8 Dec 2020)
Lewotolo (Lesser Sunda Islands): strombolian activity continues (updated 14 Dec 2020)
Masaya (Nicaragua): minor ashfall (updated 24 Oct 2019)
Nevados de Chillán (Central Chile): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 30 Oct 2020)
Nyiragongo (DRCongo): new vent on crater floor (updated 7 Aug 2019)
Pacaya (Guatemala): new fissure vent (updated 13 Dec 2020)
Piton de la Fournaise (La Réunion): decreasing activity (updated 9 Dec 2020)
Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 8 Dec 2020)
Reventador (Ecuador): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 16 Nov 2020)
Sabancaya (Peru): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 20 Nov 2020)
Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 9 Dec 2020)
Sangay (Ecuador): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 28 Oct 2020)
Santiaguito (Guatemala): increased activity; strong ashfall (updated 13 Dec 2020)
Semeru (East Java, Indonesia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 1 Dec 2020)
Shiveluch (Kamchatka): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 1 Oct 2020)
Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): incandescent avalanches (updated 13 Dec 2020)
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): strombolian activity continues (updated 16 Nov 2020)
Yasur (Tanna Island, Vanuatu): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 27 Aug 2020)

Eruption warning / minor activity:

Barren Island (Indian Ocean): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 5 Nov 2020)
Bezymianny (Central Kamchatka Depression): new viscous lava flow (updated 22 Nov 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)
Karymsky (Kamchatka): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 10 Dec 2020)
Kerinci (Sumatra): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 16 Apr 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 22 Nov 2020)
Merapi (Central Java, Indonesia): increased seismic activity continues; rockfall in summit crater (updated 26 Nov 2020)
Nevado del Ruiz (Colombia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 26 Sep 2020)
Nyamuragira (DRCongo): the eruption continues (updated 12 Nov 2019)
Rincón de la Vieja (Costa Rica): small eruption yesterday; sporadic explosive eruptions continue (updated 10 Nov 2020)
Sangeang Api (Indonesia): activity remains unchanged; emissions to 10,000 ft (updated 10 Jun 2020)
Suwanose-jima (Ryukyu Islands): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 10 Nov 2020)
Telica (Nicaragua): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 1 Dec 2020)
Turrialba (Costa Rica): low-level eruptive activity continues (updated 6 Aug 2020)
Villarrica (Central Chile): moderate explosion (updated 7 Dec 2020)

Previous news

Sun, 13 Dec 2020, 21:00
Map of today's active volcanoes
Klyuchevskoy (Kamchatka): Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 17000 ft (5200 m) altitude or flight level 170 and is moving at 35 kts in E direction. ... read all
Sat, 12 Dec 2020, 21:00
Map of today's active volcanoes
Klyuchevskoy (Kamchatka): Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 20000 ft (6100 m) altitude or flight level 200 and is moving at 10 kts in NW direction. ... read all
Thu, 10 Dec 2020, 21:00
Map of today's active volcanoes
Karymsky (Kamchatka): (10 Dec) The sporadic explosive activity of the volcano continues at moderate levels. ... read all

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