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Volcanic activity worldwide 16 Dec 2020: Santiaguito volcano, Fuego, Klyuchevskoy, Popocatépetl, Re...

Wed, 16 Dec 2020, 21:00
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Map of today's active volcanoes
Map of today's active volcanoes
Satellite image of Popocatépetl volcano on 15 Dec 2020
Satellite image of Popocatépetl volcano on 15 Dec 2020
Strong degassing from Santiaguito volcano (image: @ConredGuatemala/twitter)
Strong degassing from Santiaguito volcano (image: @ConredGuatemala/twitter)
Klyuchevskoy (Kamchatka): (16 Dec) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: VA IS NOT IDENTIFIABLE IN SATELLITE IMAGERY.

Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): (16 Dec) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: EXPLODED AT 20201216/0346Z OVER FL070 EXTD SE OBS VA DTG:16/0340Z

Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): (15 Dec) 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: NEW VA EMS MOV NE to 19000 ft (5800 m)

Santiaguito (Guatemala): After the moderate-to-strong pyroclastic flows as we reported in the last update, fumarolic activity continues to be observed characterized by moderate-to-strong near-constant degassing as can be seen in the image. Gas-steam plumes containing some amount of ash rose 1,640 ft (500 m) above the summit and drifted W-SW.
Weak vulcanian activity continues from the summit vent producing ash plumes that rose to estimated 10,826 ft (3,300 m) altitude. Much of the ejected material slid down along the SW flank and generated weak-to-moderate avalanches.
Source: Instituto Nacional de Sismología, Vulcanología, Meteorología e Hidrología volcano activity update 16 December 2020

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 and is moving at 5 kts in N direction.
The full report is as follows: CONT LGT VA EMS OBS 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 20000 ft (6100 m) altitude or flight level 200 and is moving at 5 kts in W direction.
The full report is as follows: CONT VA EMS to 20000 ft (6100 m)

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

Sabancaya (Peru): Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Buenos Aires warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 27000 ft (8200 m) altitude or flight level 270 and is moving at 10 kts in SW direction.
The full report is as follows: CONTINUOS EMISSIONS to 27000 ft (8200 m)

Villarrica (Central Chile): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Buenos Aires (VAAC) issued the following report: VA EMISSION REPORT

Volcano Activity Summary for 16 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): moderate-to-strong degassing continues (updated 16 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): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 7 Dec 2020)

Previous news
Tue, 15 Dec 2020, 21:00
Map of today's active volcanoes
Etna (Sicily, Italy): (15 Dec) Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Toulouse warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 13000 ft (4000 m) altitude or flight level 130 and is moving at 20 kts in S direction. ... read all
Mon, 14 Dec 2020, 21:00
Map of today's active volcanoes
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. ... read all
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

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