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Volcanic activity worldwide 24 Jan 2021: Etna volcano, Stromboli, Fuego, Klyuchevskoy, Popocatépetl...

Sun, 24 Jan 2021, 21:00
21:00 PM | BY: SEVERAL CONTRIBUTORS
Map of today's active volcanoes
Map of today's active volcanoes
Strombolian activity at Stromboli early this morning (image: LGS webcam)
Strombolian activity at Stromboli early this morning (image: LGS webcam)
Earthquakes today under Etna, locations (top) and time vs depth plot (below)
Earthquakes today under Etna, locations (top) and time vs depth plot (below)
Satellite image of Klyuchevskoy volcano on 24 Jan 2021
Satellite image of Klyuchevskoy volcano on 24 Jan 2021
Pyroclastic flow on Klyuchevskoy volcano earlier today (image: KVERT webcam)
Pyroclastic flow on Klyuchevskoy volcano earlier today (image: KVERT webcam)
Satellite image of Suwanose-jima volcano on 24 Jan 2021
Satellite image of Suwanose-jima volcano on 24 Jan 2021
Satellite image of Raung volcano on 24 Jan 2021
Satellite image of Raung volcano on 24 Jan 2021
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): Friday's lava flow on the Sciara del Fuoco did not stay active very long as the effusive activity from the base of the NE vent that had fed the flow dropped again.
As a consequence, the lava flow ceased some time during the night to Saturday and is now no longer active. At the vents, the regular strombolian activity continues at low levels with no significant visible changes.
Friday's event in particular demonstrated that the volcano, or, at least as far as the configuration of the summit vents and their activity, is far from being in a stable condition and surprises and short-notice changes in eruptive behavior are always possible, maybe more so now than during much of the past years.

Etna (Sicily, Italy): This morning, a swarm of small earthquakes occurred beneath the eastern flank of the volcano. The seismic activity started early this morning at around 6 am local time.
So far, almost 50 quakes have been recorded with magnitudes of up to 2.3, and the activity seems to be continuing.
... [read more]

Klyuchevskoy (Kamchatka): Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 27000 ft (8200 m) altitude or flight level 270 and is moving at 20 kts in NW direction.
The full report is as follows: VA CONTINUOUSLY OBS IN SATELLITE IMAGERY OBS VA DTG:24/1720Z to 27000 ft (8200 m)
...24 Jan:
The world's largest and most active stratovolcano had a phase of intense activity today: Increased lava effusion from the summit produced increasingly large avalanches on the SE flank that ended generating massive block and ash flows (pyroclastic flows), which in turn created a tall ash plume that rose to 28,000 ft (7.5 km) altitude as reported by the Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo.
The main phase of the eruption began around 17:30 local time (5:30 GMT) and lasted about 40 minutes as can be seen in the following time-lapse video:


Shiveluch (Kamchatka): (24 Jan) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: VA AT 20210124/0320Z FL170 EXTD W MOV 10KT REPORTED

Suwanose-jima (Ryukyu Islands): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: VA IS NOT IDENTIFIABLE IN SATELLITE IMAGERY.

Raung (East Java): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: GROUND REPORT OF ERUPTION TO FL120 EST VA DTG:24/1144Z

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: ONGOING VA EMS. to 19000 ft (5800 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: NEW VA EMS 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 20 kts in W direction.
The full report is as follows: ONGOING VA EMS. to 20000 ft (6100 m)

Sabancaya (Peru): Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Buenos Aires warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 26000 ft (7900 m) altitude or flight level 260 .
The full report is as follows: INTERMITTENT EMISSIONS to 26000 ft (7900 m)

Volcano Activity Summary for 24 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): seismic swarm under eastern flank, strombolian activity from New SE crater and Voragine (updated 24 Jan 2021)
Fuego (Guatemala): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 12 Jan 2021)
Ibu (Halmahera, Indonesia): sporadic explosions continue (updated 7 Jan 2021)
Kilauea (Hawai'i): moderate earthquake in Kaʻū district; the effusive eruption of the volcano continues (updated 15 Jan 2021)
Klyuchevskoy (Kamchatka): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 24 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): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 20 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): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 8 Jan 2021)
Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 21 Jan 2021)
Reventador (Ecuador): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 22 Jan 2021)
Sabancaya (Peru): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 20 Nov 2020)
Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 19 Jan 2021)
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 16 Jan 2021)
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; field work revealed current temperature at growing lava dome (updated 18 Jan 2021)
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): mild strombolian activity from several vents (updated 24 Jan 2021)
Suwanose-jima (Ryukyu Islands): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 20 Jan 2021)
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)
Langila (New Britain, Papua New Guinea): small eruption (updated 14 Jan 2021)
Manam (Papua New Guinea): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 23 Dec 2020)
Nevado del Ruiz (Colombia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 26 Sep 2020)
Nyamuragira (DRCongo): the eruption continues (updated 12 Nov 2019)
Raung (East Java): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 21 Jan 2021)
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)
Sarychev Peak (Central Kuriles): new lava flow (updated 21 Jan 2021)
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)

Previous news

Sat, 23 Jan 2021, 21:00
Map of today's active volcanoes
Klyuchevskoy (Kamchatka): (23 Jan) Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 25000 ft (7600 m) altitude or flight level 250 and is moving at 5 kts in W direction. ... read all
Wed, 20 Jan 2021, 21:00
Map of today's active volcanoes
Etna (Sicily, Italy): (20 Jan) Last night's activity of vigorous and near-constant strombolian explosions from the eastern summit vent of the New SE crater continued to increase, but judging from webcam imagery, it did not quite reach the intensity of previous paroxysms with true lava fountains. ... read all
Tue, 19 Jan 2021, 21:00
Map of today's active volcanoes
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): A short phase of elevated activity occurred at the volcano last night. A small surge of magma apparently resulted in a series of lava flows from the northern vents onto the upper Sciara del Fuoco, generating beautiful incandescent rockfalls on the steep slope. None of the flows reached more than about 100-200 m length and none remained active very long. ... read all

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