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Volcanic activity worldwide 8 Jan 2021: Pacaya volcano, Fuego, Klyuchevskoy, Popocatépetl, Merapi, ...

Fri, 8 Jan 2021, 21:00
21:00 PM | BY: SEVERAL CONTRIBUTORS
Map of today's active volcanoes
Map of today's active volcanoes
Glow at the summit crater associated with incandescent avalanches at Merapi volcano (image: @OysteinVolcano/twitter)
Glow at the summit crater associated with incandescent avalanches at Merapi volcano (image: @OysteinVolcano/twitter)
Satellite image of Dukono volcano on  7 Jan 2021
Satellite image of Dukono volcano on 7 Jan 2021
Multiple lava flows from Pacaya volcano (image: @UniversoNews1/twitter)
Multiple lava flows from Pacaya volcano (image: @UniversoNews1/twitter)
Klyuchevskoy (Kamchatka): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: VA IS NOT IDENTIFIABLE IN SATELLITE IMAGERY.

Ebeko (Paramushir Island): (8 Jan) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ERUPTION AT 20210108/0241Z FL100 EXTD NE REPORTED OBS VA DTG:08/0400Z

Merapi (Central Java, Indonesia): The activity of the volcano continues at elevated levels.
The block-and-ash flows continue to descend and caused incandescent avalanches that slid down along the slopes as glowing rock falls reaching Krasak river about 800 m long.
... [read more]

Dukono (Halmahera): (7 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 EMMISSIONS TO FL070 OBS VA DTG:07/2246Z 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: VA EMS CONT to 20000 ft (6100 m)

Pacaya (Guatemala): Effusive-explosive eruption of the volcano has been increasing during the past days confirmed by the INSIVUMEH volcano observatory.
A new effusive eruption has been producing two lava flows that started to descend slowly from a vents on the northern flanks, currently about 50 m and 200 m long. New vents are eruptive fissures. The lava flow on the southwestern slope remains active, currently about 550 m long.
... [read more]

Fuego (Guatemala): Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 16000 ft (4900 m) altitude or flight level 160 .
The full report is as follows: VA EMS CONT to 16000 ft (4900 m)

Sangay (Ecuador): (8 Jan) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: VA NOT SEEN IN STLT.

Sabancaya (Peru): Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Buenos Aires warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 21000 ft (6400 m) altitude or flight level 210 and is moving at 15 kts in E direction.
The full report is as follows: UNABLE TO DETECT to 21000 ft (6400 m)

Volcano Activity Summary for 8 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): sporadic explosions continue (updated 7 Jan 2021)
Kilauea (Hawai'i): lava flowing from fissure inside Halema'uma'u crater forming a new lava pond (updated 21 Dec 2020)
Klyuchevskoy (Kamchatka): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 4 Jan 2021)
Lewotolo (Lesser Sunda Islands): strombolian activity continues (updated 14 Dec 2020)
Masaya (Nicaragua): minor ashfall (updated 24 Oct 2019)
Merapi (Central Java, Indonesia): activity remains elevated; incandescent avalanches continue (updated 8 Jan 2021)
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): increasing activity; new lava flows; series of strong explosions (updated 8 Jan 2021)
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 5 Jan 2021)
Soufrière St. Vincent (West Indies, St. Vincent): actively growing lava dome; activity remains unchanged (updated 5 Jan 2021)
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)
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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Glow at the summit crater associated with incandescent avalanches at Merapi volcano (image: @OysteinVolcano/twitter)
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