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Volcanic activity worldwide 4 Jan 2021: Etna volcano, Karymsky, Klyuchevskoy, Popocatépetl, Reventa...

Mon, 4 Jan 2021, 21:00
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Map of today's active volcanoes
Map of today's active volcanoes
Pyroclastic flow descending over the Apakhonchich chute (image: Yury Demianchuk/volkstat.ru)
Pyroclastic flow descending over the Apakhonchich chute (image: Yury Demianchuk/volkstat.ru)
Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on  4 Jan 2021
Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on 4 Jan 2021
Satellite image of Sakurajima volcano on  4 Jan 2021
Satellite image of Sakurajima volcano on 4 Jan 2021
Lahars from Ubinas volcano (image: IGP)
Lahars from Ubinas volcano (image: IGP)
The small lava pond remains active in the summit crater (image: @povi_cl/twitter)
The small lava pond remains active in the summit crater (image: @povi_cl/twitter)
Etna (Sicily, Italy): Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Toulouse warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 12000 ft (3700 m) altitude or flight level 120 and is moving at 15 kts in E direction.
The full report is as follows: ERUPTION AT 20210104/0818Z EXPLOSIVE ACTIVITY IS INCREASING to 12000 ft (3700 m)

Klyuchevskoy (Kamchatka): Yury Demianchuk from the volcanological observatory in Klyuchi (volkstat.ru) mentioned that on 2 January at about 17:20 local time a landslide occurred along the Apakhonchich chute. A pyroclastic flow generated phoenix clouds that rose 1 km above the the flanks and drifted SE.
The effusive-explosive eruption of the volcano has remained essentially unchanged and continues at moderate levels.
... [read more]

Karymsky (Kamchatka): Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 13000 ft (4000 m) altitude or flight level 130 and is moving at 10 kts in NE direction.
The full report is as follows: VA CONTINUOUSLY OBS IN SATELLITE IMAGERY OBS VA DTG:04/1120Z to 13000 ft (4000 m)

Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): (4 Jan) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: EXPLODED AT 20210104/0742Z OVER FL070 STNR OBS VA DTG:04/0730Z

Suwanose-jima (Ryukyu Islands): (4 Jan) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ERUPTED AT 20210104/0734Z OVER FL060 EXTD NW OBS VA DTG:04/0740Z

Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): (4 Jan) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: DISCRETE EMISSION TO FL120 OBS AT 04/0712Z MOV W/NW

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: CONS EM to 19000 ft (5800 m)

Sangay (Ecuador): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: VA NOT OBSERVED.

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: PSBL CONTG VA EMS. 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 .
The full report is as follows: SPORADIC PUFF EMISSION to 25000 ft (7600 m)

Ubinas (Peru): On 1 January at about 18:00 local time IGP seismic instruments recorded a moderate lahars (mud flows) which traveled downslope in SE Volcanmayo direction located 2 km away from Ubinas town as heavy rainfalls remobilised the fresh ash deposits as can be seen in the attached video below.
The population is recommended to stay away from the streams and avoid Querapi-Ubinas-Huarina highway.
... [read more]

Villarrica (Central Chile): No significant change in activity has occurred during the past weeks. The small lava pond in the summit crater, first observed in Nov last year, has remained essentially unchanged.
It's currently stable condition suggests that there is a delicate equilibrium between heat and magma supply and loss (through cooling and mild emissions during degassing). The volcano's lava pond can be seen in the attached image.

Volcano Activity Summary for 4 Jan 2021:

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 21 Dec 2020)
Fuego (Guatemala): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 7 Dec 2020)
Ibu (Halmahera, Indonesia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 15 Sep 2020)
Kilauea (Hawai'i): lava flowing from fissure inside Halema'uma'u crater forming a new lava pond (updated 21 Dec 2020)
Klyuchevskoy (Kamchatka): pyroclastic flow (updated 4 Jan 2021)
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)
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 18 Dec 2020)
Sangay (Ecuador): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 28 Oct 2020)
Santiaguito (Guatemala): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 16 Dec 2020)
Semeru (East Java, Indonesia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 1 Dec 2020)
Shiveluch (Kamchatka): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 22 Dec 2020)
Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 13 Dec 2020)
Soufrière St. Vincent (West Indies, St. Vincent): Volcanic Alert Level raised to Orange; new lava dome growth (updated 30 Dec 2020)
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): strombolian activity continues (updated 16 Nov 2020)
Suwanose-jima (Ryukyu Islands): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 28 Dec 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)
Bromo (East Java, Indonesia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 19 May 2020)
Kadovar (Northeast of New Guinea): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 23 Dec 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)
Merapi (Central Java, Indonesia): increasing seismic activity (updated 2 Jan 2021)
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)
Telica (Nicaragua): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 1 Dec 2020)
Turrialba (Costa Rica): low-level eruptive activity continues (updated 6 Aug 2020)
Villarrica (Central Chile): lava pond remains active (updated 4 Jan 2021)

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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. ... read all
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

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