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Volcanic activity worldwide 18 Feb 2021: Etna volcano, Fuego, Popocatépetl, Reventador, Raung, Sang...

Thu, 18 Feb 2021, 21:00
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Map of today's active volcanoes
Map of today's active volcanoes
Lava fountains from Etna last night (image: Massimo Lo Giudice / facebook)
Lava fountains from Etna last night (image: Massimo Lo Giudice / facebook)
The crater lake of Taal Volcano Island during 16 and 17 Feb 2021 with apparent calm (image: PHIVOLCS)
The crater lake of Taal Volcano Island during 16 and 17 Feb 2021 with apparent calm (image: PHIVOLCS)
Satellite image of Raung volcano on 18 Feb 2021
Satellite image of Raung volcano on 18 Feb 2021
San Cristobal volcano on 13 February (image: INETER)
San Cristobal volcano on 13 February (image: INETER)
Illustration photo of Copahue volcano (image: @RedGeoChile/twitter)
Illustration photo of Copahue volcano (image: @RedGeoChile/twitter)
Etna (Sicily, Italy): (18 Feb) Less than 30 hours after Tuesday's spectacular paroxysm (lava-fountaining episode), the volcano gave again an impressive display of fire, producing another similar and very powerful eruption last night.
After the end of the previous paroxysm on 16 Feb, the volcano's activity had actually dropped to the lowest levels in recent weeks, but that was about to change very quickly last evening.
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Taal (Luzon, Philippines): Ongoing elevated seismic activity under the volcano sparked fears that the volcano, which had a massive, devastating eruption little more than a year ago, in January 2020, might erupt again in the near future. It prompted authorities to evacuate residents from Volcano Island, located within the crater lake of Taal volcano in the Province of Batangas, Philippines.
Volcano Island is within the designated Permanent Danger Zone (PDZ) of the Taal Volcano due to its location within the crater lake. The evacuations affected the remaining small villages located on the shores of the island, as they are only a few kilometer distance from the active crater lake in the center of the island away.
... [read more]

Raung (East Java): Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 14000 ft (4300 m) altitude or flight level 140 .
The full report is as follows: DISCRETE VA EMISSION TO FL140 MOV ENE OBS VA DTG:18/1106Z to 14000 ft (4300 m)

Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 21000 ft (6400 m) altitude or flight level 210 .
The full report is as follows: ONGOING VA EMS to 21000 ft (6400 m)

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: ONGOING VA EMS to 16000 ft (4900 m)

San Cristobal (Nicaragua): (18 Feb) On 14 February at 15:05 local time a small explosion with emissions of water vapor and small amounts of ash occurred at the summit vent. Plume of ash rose to an altitude of 7,500 ft (2,300 m) and drifted SW as VAAC Washington reported.
A small-to-moderate thermal anomaly was detected in satellite images.
Source: Instituto Nicaragüense de Estudios Territoriales volcano activity update 18 February 2021

Sangay (Ecuador): 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: ONGOING VA EMS to 22000 ft (6700 m)

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: VA CLDS OBS IN SUMMIT WEBCAM to 15000 ft (4600 m)

Sabancaya (Peru): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Buenos Aires (VAAC) issued the following report: continuous ash emissions

Copahue (Chile/Argentina): SERNAGEOMIN reported that volcano-tectonic earthquake with magnitude M 3.4 at 5.4 km depth beneath the volcano was detected by seismic network.
Volcanic Alert Level remains at Level 1.
Source: Servicio Nacional de Geología y Minería de Chile volcano activity update 18 February 2021

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Map of today's active volcanoes
Etna (Sicily, Italy): (17 Feb) 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 10 kts in S direction. ... read all
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Map of today's active volcanoes
Etna (Sicily, Italy): Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Toulouse warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 33000 ft (10100 m) altitude or flight level 330 and is moving at 25 kts in S direction. ... read all

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