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Volcanic activity worldwide 27 Jan 2021: Etna volcano, Pacaya, Fuego, Popocatépetl, Merapi, Dukono,...

Wed, 27 Jan 2021, 21:00
21:00 PM | BY: SEVERAL CONTRIBUTORS
Map of today's active volcanoes
Map of today's active volcanoes
Intense activity at Etna's SE crater this morning (image: LAVE webcam)
Intense activity at Etna's SE crater this morning (image: LAVE webcam)
Satellite image of Raung volcano on 27 Jan 2021
Satellite image of Raung volcano on 27 Jan 2021
Ash column from Sinabung volcano today (image: @Rizal06691023/twitter)
Ash column from Sinabung volcano today (image: @Rizal06691023/twitter)
Satellite image of Merapi volcano on 27 Jan 2021
Satellite image of Merapi volcano on 27 Jan 2021
Massive pyroclastic flow at Merapi volcano today (image: @BPPTKG/twitter)
Massive pyroclastic flow at Merapi volcano today (image: @BPPTKG/twitter)
Strong block-and-ash flow from the collapsing lava dome at Merapi volcano today (image: @frekom_diy/twitter)
Strong block-and-ash flow from the collapsing lava dome at Merapi volcano today (image: @frekom_diy/twitter)
Satellite image of Dukono volcano on 27 Jan 2021
Satellite image of Dukono volcano on 27 Jan 2021
The lava flow on the SW slope remains active accompanied with continuous plume from the summit crater (image: @tonyveco/twitter)
The lava flow on the SW slope remains active accompanied with continuous plume from the summit crater (image: @tonyveco/twitter)
Etna (Sicily, Italy): (27 Jan) Europe's most active volcano remains highly active, erupting from at least two of its summit craters: although visibility has been very poor, intermittent clear views allow to see intense strombolian-type activity from the New SE crater and the Voragine central crater.
The latter is less frequent and not as strong as the activity at the protagonist New SE crater. Tremor has been high and showing a steady increasing trend, indicating that magma is currently flowing towards the surface at increased rate.
Whether there will be another paroxysm with lava fountains soon is open to speculation at the moment.

Raung (East Java): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: VA REPORTED TO FL130 AT 27/1935Z MOV E OBS VA DTG:27/2026Z

Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): The explosive eruption of the volcano continues characterized by near-constant ash emissions.
Two explosions occurred at the volcano today (18:23 local time) and yesterday (07:21 local time). The explosive eruptions produced a grey ash plumes that rose to estimated 10,000 ft (3,048 m) altitude and drifted SE as PVMBG volcanological observatory reported.
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Merapi (Central Java, Indonesia): Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 12000 ft (3700 m) altitude or flight level 120 and is moving at 10 kts in E direction.
The full report is as follows: LOCALISED VA EMISSION TO FL120 OBS VA DTG:27/1840Z to 12000 ft (3700 m)
...27 Jan:
The phase of intense effusive activity of the volcano, that had started this morning, continues at elevated levels accompanied by stronger pyroclastic flows than the previous.
Surveillance cameras of volcanological observatory BPPTKG observed a massive pyroclastic flow at about 13:30 local time today that generated a dense dark ash plumes (so-called phoenix clouds) as can be seen in the attached video recorded below. The height of the ash plume is unknown and was not reported as visibility was very limited due to dense clouds. According to BPPTKG the glowing avalanches reached at about 3 km distance from the summit.
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...27 Jan:
The extrusive eruption of the volcano continues at elevated levels.
A series of strong pyroclastic flows were released from the actively growing lava dome in the inner summit crater this morning at about 06:00 local time. Gravitational collapse of the lava dome parts generated the block-and-ash flows that descended the SW flank of the volcano. Glowing avalanches reached 800 m-1200 m in the Kali Krasak drainage and lasted approx. 83-122 seconds.
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Dukono (Halmahera): (27 Jan) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: VA REPORTED TO FL050 AT 27/0655Z OBS VA DTG:27/0719Z

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: CONTG VA EMS. to 19000 ft (5800 m)

Pacaya (Guatemala): The effusive-explosive eruption of the volcano continues.
The lava flow on the southwest flank continues to effuse at moderate rate, keeping the flow active with the length currently about 1,700 m.
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Fuego (Guatemala): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: DECR ACT

Sangay (Ecuador): (27 Jan) 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: PSBL CONTG 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: continuous ash emissions to 26000 ft (7900 m)

Volcano Activity Summary for 27 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 27 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): effusive-explosive eruption of the volcano continues; lava flow increases (updated 27 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): explosive activity continues (updated 27 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

Sun, 24 Jan 2021, 21:00
Map of today's active volcanoes
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. ... read all
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

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