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Volcanic activity worldwide 2 Jan 2021: Etna volcano, Karymsky, Klyuchevskoy, Popocatépetl, Merapi,...

Sat, 2 Jan 2021, 21:00
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Map of today's active volcanoes
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Earthquakes under Etna volcano during 31 Dec 2020-2Jan 2021
Earthquakes under Etna volcano during 31 Dec 2020-2Jan 2021
Seismic activity at Merapi during the past 3 months (image: VSI)
Seismic activity at Merapi during the past 3 months (image: VSI)
Satellite image of Dukono volcano on  1 Jan 2021
Satellite image of Dukono volcano on 1 Jan 2021
Etna (Sicily, Italy): A series of earthquakes shook the flanks of Etna volcano during the past days. Since the afternoon of 31 Dec 2020 until this morning, a swarm of tremors has occurred at depths of 10-15 km mainly under the southern flank of the volcano.
A total of almost 40 quakes of magnitudes of up to 3.8 have been recorded, most of them on 31 Dec and early 1 Jan. The strongest quakes were widely felt by people living on the southern slopes of Etna.
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Klyuchevskoy (Kamchatka): (2 Jan) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ERUPTION AT 20210102/0030Z FL200 EXTD SE REPORTED OBS VA DTG:02/0040Z

Karymsky (Kamchatka): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: VA IS NOT IDENTIFIABLE IN SATELLITE IMAGERY.

Merapi (Central Java, Indonesia): Over the past several days, seismic activity from the Merapi volcano – Indonesia's most active – has been increasing significantly, suggesting that a more intense phase of volcanic activity is on its way.
Indonesia's volcanologists recorded a record number of volcanic earthquakes under the volcano, namely 720 quakes yesterday and 680 the day before, both of which represented new records in recent months. The average for the month of November had been around 30 before these record figures. It is particularly worrying that many of the newly detected tremors may be caused by rock-breaking magma which has the power to create new magma conduits or widen existing ones inside the volcano itself. These tremors are known as volcano-tectonic quakes and can be quite dangerous.
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Dukono (Halmahera): (1 Jan) 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 .
The full report is as follows: CONTINUOUS VA TO FL070 MOV SW OBS VA DTG:01/2300Z 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 19000 ft (5800 m) altitude or flight level 190 .
The full report is as follows: CONT VA EMS to 19000 ft (5800 m)

Sangay (Ecuador): 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: INTERMITTENT LGT VA EMS to 22000 ft (6700 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: PUFF EMISSIONS to 25000 ft (7600 m)
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Wed, 30 Dec 2020, 21:00
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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 20 kts in W direction. ... read all
Mon, 28 Dec 2020, 21:00
Map of today's active volcanoes
Etna (Sicily, Italy): Although no paroxysm has occurred since the last one almost a week ago (on 22 Dec), Etna continues to erupt, mainly from the eastern summit vent of the New SE crater. ... read all

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