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Volcanic activity worldwide 15 Feb 2021: Pacaya volcano, Fuego, Popocatépetl, Reventador, Sangay, S...

Mon, 15 Feb 2021, 21:00
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Map of today's active volcanoes
Map of today's active volcanoes
Satellite image of Sakurajima volcano on 15 Feb 2021
Satellite image of Sakurajima volcano on 15 Feb 2021
Incandescent avalanches from Sinabung volcano (image: @Rizal06691023/twitter)
Incandescent avalanches from Sinabung volcano (image: @Rizal06691023/twitter)
Explosive activity at Pacaya volcano generated a dense dark ash column (image: INSIVUMEH)
Explosive activity at Pacaya volcano generated a dense dark ash column (image: INSIVUMEH)
New effusive activity at Fuego volcano (image: Sentinel 2)
New effusive activity at Fuego volcano (image: Sentinel 2)
Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: EXPLODED AT 20210215/1818Z OVER FL070 EXTD SE OBS VA DTG:15/1810Z

Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): The effusive-explosive eruption of the volcano continues.
The extrusive actively lava dome continues to grow at moderate to high levels triggering the incandescent avalanches (block-and-ash flows) caused by gravitational collapse of the lava dome that traveled over the E-SE and S slopes about 500 m-1,500 m distance from the summit. Collapsing parts of the flow generated a small avalanches that lifted ash plumes (so-called phoenix clouds) as it descended the slope.
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Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): (15 Feb) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: NO VA OBS

Pacaya (Guatemala): The effusive-explosive eruption of the volcano continues at high levels.
Another phase of intense activity at the volcano started on 13 February at 14:00 local time accompanied by high amplitude tremor indicating rapid magma flux towards the surface. The activity intensified again a one day later at 11:45 local time that continues at high levels. The effusive activity of the volcano keeping the lava flow active from the eruptive fissures on the S-SW flank, currently about 1,300 m long.
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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 and is moving at 20 kts in NE direction.
The full report is as follows: CONT VA EMS to 15000 ft (4600 m)
...15 Feb:
A new intense effusive episode started a few days ago and is now in progress at the volcano's summit crater.
The lava effusion is likely related to continuous high level explosive activity over the last few months and triggered a two new lava flows that continue to be active on the SW flank of the volcano traveled in Ceniza and Seca direction, currently about 1,500 m and 500 m long.
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San Cristobal (Nicaragua): (14 Feb) Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 7500 ft (2300 m) altitude or flight level 075 and is moving at 15 kts in SE direction.
The full report is as follows: DISCRETE VA EMS. to 7500 ft (2300 m)

Sangay (Ecuador): (15 Feb) 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: FQT EM to 22000 ft (6700 m)

Reventador (Ecuador): 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 24000 ft (7300 m) altitude or flight level 240 and is moving at 05 kts in W direction.
The full report is as follows: SPORADIC PUFFS OF VA to 24000 ft (7300 m)

Volcano Activity Summary for 15 Feb 2021:

Currently erupting:

Dukono (Halmahera): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 12 Nov 2020)
Ebeko (Paramushir Island): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 8 Feb 2021)
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): strombolian activity from at least 4 summit craters (updated 24 Jan 2021)
Fuego (Guatemala): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 15 Feb 2021)
Ibu (Halmahera, Indonesia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 7 Jan 2021)
Kilauea (Hawai'i): effusive eruption continues; west vent erupts lava into the lava lake (updated 12 Feb 2021)
Lewotolo (Lesser Sunda Islands): occasional moderate explosions; explosive eruption of the volcano continues (updated 11 Feb 2021)
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): phases of intense activity; strombolian effusive-explosive eruption of the volcano continues at high levels (updated 15 Feb 2021)
Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 1 Feb 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 4 Feb 2021)
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 2 Feb 2021)
Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): incandescent avalanches; effusive-explosive eruption of the volcano continues (updated 15 Feb 2021)
Soufrière St. Vincent (West Indies, St. Vincent): activity remains unchanged; growing lava dome continues in lateral direction (updated 12 Feb 2021)
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): mild strombolian activity from several vents (updated 3 Feb 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)
Klyuchevskoy (Kamchatka): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 12 Feb 2021)
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 11 Feb 2021)
Rincón de la Vieja (Costa Rica): small eruption yesterday; sporadic explosive eruptions continue (updated 10 Nov 2020)
San Cristobal (Nicaragua): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 13 Mar 2019)
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)
Semisopochnoi (United States, Aleutian Islands): ash emissions (updated 9 Feb 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): degassing; activity remains stable (updated 2 Feb 2021)

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