Volcanic activity worldwide 6 Oct 2021: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Reventador, Kilauea, Sangay, L...

Wed, 6 Oct 2021, 21:00
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Map of today's active volcanoes
Map of today's active volcanoes
View of the eruption on La Palma this morning (image: Canarias TV live stream)
View of the eruption on La Palma this morning (image: Canarias TV live stream)
Ash plume from the La Palma eruption on the evening of 5 Oct 2021
Ash plume from the La Palma eruption on the evening of 5 Oct 2021
Satellite image of Lewotolo volcano on  6 Oct 2021
Satellite image of Lewotolo volcano on 6 Oct 2021
The western vent (lower right) remains the dominant source of fountaining, while low lava fountains are still emerging through the southern portion of the lava lake (center right) (image: HVO)
The western vent (lower right) remains the dominant source of fountaining, while low lava fountains are still emerging through the southern portion of the lava lake (center right) (image: HVO)
Satellite image of Reventador volcano on  6 Oct 2021
Satellite image of Reventador volcano on 6 Oct 2021
La Palma (Canary Islands (Spain)): The activity continues more or less at the same level as described last night. Pulsating lava fountaining with strong ash emissions occur from the main vent at the summit crater, while lava effusion is visible from the lower vent.
The lava flow field has not changed much. Earthquakes have been less frequent during the past 24 hours, and there is now a trend of deflation, which could mean that the magma chamber pressure finally started to sink.
Overall, the intensity of the eruption has been slowly decreasing, although this can of course change again. But at least, these are reasons to hope for the people living in the area that the eruption might be calming down sooner than later.
...5 Oct:
The eruption continued with no significant changes today, although the visible and audible intensity tended to decrease. The lava fountain from the summit vents was more pulsating and less intense, but still produced a lot of ash, which formed a plume that rose 2-3 km and drifted in westerly directions.
The lower vent on the middle of the cone's southwestern slope, which had been the site of abundant lava emission in the past week, was again more active today. Most of the time, it was producing a liquid fountain sometimes tens of meters high and feeding a channeled lava flow visible traveling towards Tacande, but following the same path as previous ones.
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Suwanose-jima (Ryukyu Islands): Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 8000 ft (2400 m) altitude or flight level 080 and is moving at 10 kts in W direction.
The full report is as follows: VA EMISSIONS CONTINUING OBS VA DTG:06/1120Z to 8000 ft (2400 m)

Lewotolo (Lesser Sunda Islands): (6 Oct) 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: CONTINOUS VA ERUTPION TO FL070 MOV WSW OBS VA DTG:05/2350Z to 7000 ft (2100 m)

Kilauea (Hawai'i): (6 Oct) The effusive eruption of the volcano continues within the Halemaʻumaʻu crater.
The activity is mainly focused at the western fissure where vigorous lava spattering has been building a horseshoe-shaped spatter cone around the vent. Low lava fountains continue to erupt from the chain of vents stretching from the lake's center to its southern margin.
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Semisopochnoi (United States, Aleutian Islands): (6 Oct) Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Anchorage warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 8000 ft (2400 m) altitude or flight level 080 and is moving at 45 kts in ENE direction.
The full report is as follows: OCNL ERUPTIONS to 8000 ft (2400 m)

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: NEW 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 and is moving at 10 kts in W direction.
The full report is as follows: PSBL CONT VA EMS to 15000 ft (4600 m)

Nevado del Ruiz (Colombia): (6 Oct) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: NO VA EMS OBSD

Sangay (Ecuador): 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)

Reventador (Ecuador): 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: CONTG VA EMS. to 16000 ft (4900 m)

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 20 kts in SE direction.
The full report is as follows: INTERMITTENT EMISSIONS to 24000 ft (7300 m)

Volcano Activity Summary for 6 Oct 2021:

Currently erupting:

Dukono (Halmahera): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 22 Apr 2021)
Ebeko (Paramushir Island): powerful eruption sent ash up to 12,100 ft (updated 26 Aug 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): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 21 Sep 2021)
Fuego (Guatemala): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 29 Sep 2021)
Great Sitkin (United States, Aleutian Islands): eruption continues with new lava flow (updated 13 Sep 2021)
Ibu (Halmahera, Indonesia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 24 Aug 2021)
Karymsky (Kamchatka): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 18 Sep 2021)
Kilauea (Hawai'i): fountaining dominates at western fissure (updated 6 Oct 2021)
La Palma (Canary Islands (Spain)): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 5 Oct 2021)
Lewotolo (Lesser Sunda Islands): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 2 Oct 2021)
Masaya (Nicaragua): minor ashfall (updated 24 Oct 2019)
Merapi (Central Java, Indonesia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 10 Aug 2021)
Nevados de Chillán (Central Chile): two lava domes (updated 29 Sep 2021)
Nyiragongo (DRCongo): returning of lava lake (updated 30 Sep 2021)
Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 18 Sep 2021)
Reventador (Ecuador): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 19 Aug 2021)
Sabancaya (Peru): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 1 Sep 2021)
Sangay (Ecuador): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 3 Jun 2021)
Santiaguito (Guatemala): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 16 Dec 2020)
Semeru (East Java, Indonesia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 9 Jun 2021)
Semisopochnoi (United States, Aleutian Islands): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 21 Sep 2021)
Shiveluch (Kamchatka): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 7 Sep 2021)
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): stronger-than-usual explosion (updated 14 Sep 2021)
Suwanose-jima (Ryukyu Islands): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 30 Aug 2021)
Yasur (Tanna Island, Vanuatu): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 27 Aug 2020)

Eruption warning / minor activity:

Bagana (Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 23 Jul 2021)
Fagradalsfjall (Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland): lava overflowed dam and cut off another hiking trail to eruption site (updated 26 Sep 2021)
Langila (New Britain, Papua New Guinea): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 10 Sep 2021)
Nevado del Ruiz (Colombia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 25 Sep 2021)
Nishino-shima (Volcano Islands, Japan): new aerial images (updated 10 Sep 2021)
Nyamuragira (DRCongo): new lava lake (updated 14 Jun 2021)
Ol Doinyo Lengai (Tanzania): effusion of natrocarbonatite lava inside the pit crater in the northern main crater (updated 27 Aug 2021)
Pavlof (Alaska Peninsula, USA): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 7 Aug 2021)
Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 30 Aug 2021)
Telica (Nicaragua): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 25 Sep 2021)
Villarrica (Central Chile): glow suggesting rise of magma (updated 8 Aug 2021)

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