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Volcanic activity worldwide 6 Aug 2022: Karymsky volcano, Krakatau, Semeru, Shiveluch, Sangay, Sakur...

Sat, 6 Aug 2022, 21:00
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Map of today's active volcanoes
Map of today's active volcanoes
K2O/TiO2 ratio is nearly the same as in the samples from the last year (image: Institute of Earth Sciences)
K2O/TiO2 ratio is nearly the same as in the samples from the last year (image: Institute of Earth Sciences)
Glowing SO2 emissions as seen from Reykjavík (image: Kristín Jónsdóttir)
Glowing SO2 emissions as seen from Reykjavík (image: Kristín Jónsdóttir)
New lava flow map (image: Benjamin Hennig)
New lava flow map (image: Benjamin Hennig)
Green trail is recommended to get to the site (image: Björgunarsveitin Þorbjörn)
Green trail is recommended to get to the site (image: Björgunarsveitin Þorbjörn)
Screenshot from the website (image: Visit Reykjanes)
Screenshot from the website (image: Visit Reykjanes)
Bird eye view on the lava and lava fountains (image: Planet/twitter)
Bird eye view on the lava and lava fountains (image: Planet/twitter)
Gas emissions forecast for Sunday (7 Aug) afternoon (image: IMO)
Gas emissions forecast for Sunday (7 Aug) afternoon (image: IMO)
Satellite image of Sakurajima volcano on  6 Aug 2022
Satellite image of Sakurajima volcano on 6 Aug 2022
Fagradalsfjall (Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland): The Icelandic Institute of Earth Sciences took lava samples on the first day of the new eruption in Meradölum.
Magnesium oxide (MgO) concentrations in rapidly cooled glass were measured approx. 7.5% with titanium dioxide (TiO2) and potassium oxide (K₂O) ratio of 0.25. The 2022 lava has a similar composition to the 2021 lava.
... [read more]
...6 Aug:
The eruption is already seen from the capital Reykjavík as glowing steam rises up to the sky.
...6 Aug:
A new lava flow map of the new eruption has been published.
The map contains 2021 lava flows as well.
...6 Aug:
The rescue team Þorbjörn from Grindavík published a new hiking map to get to the eruption site.
The hike may take about 5-6 hours (7 km one way) minimum with an elevation gain of about 300 meters.
... [read more]
...6 Aug:
On the website of Reykjanesskaga's tourism office, Visit Reykjanes, you can now access a 3D image of the volcanic eruption in Meradölum. There you can see the ongoing "curtain of fire" accompanied by the forming lava flow field from the current eruption.
The 3D image is interactive and you can scroll in and out and look in all directions.
Here is the link: https://kuula.co/share/N8XJm?logo=1&info=1&logosize=180&fs=1&vr=1&zoom=1&autorotate=0.02&thumbs=1&margin=5&alpha=0.65
...6 Aug:
A beautiful aerial view of the current eruption site from a drone has been recorded - watch the video from Bjorn Steinbekk below.

...6 Aug:
The IMO reported that a new gas forecast model has been launched (link here).
The forecast contains the presence of SO2 and SO4 emissions emitting from the eruption site and prevailing wind direction within the next 48 hours.
... [read more]

Karymsky (Kamchatka): 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.
The full report is as follows: VA EMISSIONS CONTINUING OBS VA DTG:06/1120Z to 25000 ft (7600 m)

Shiveluch (Kamchatka): Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo 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 N direction.
The full report is as follows: VA EMISSIONS CONTINUING OBS VA DTG:06/1720Z to 15000 ft (4600 m)

Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ERUPTED AT 20220806/1518Z FL080 EXTD SE OBS VA DTG:06/1520Z

Suwanose-jima (Ryukyu Islands): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: EXPLODED AT 20220806/1424Z FL060 EXTD NE OBS VA DTG:06/1420Z

Krakatau (Sunda Strait, Indonesia): (6 Aug) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: CONTINUOUS VA EMISSION TO FL080 AT 06/0350Z

Semeru (East Java, Indonesia): 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: VA TO FL140 MOV NW OBS VA DTG:06/1000Z to 14000 ft (4300 m)

Nevado del Ruiz (Colombia): Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 23000 ft (7000 m) altitude or flight level 230 .
The full report is as follows: VA EMS REPROTED to 23000 ft (7000 m)

Sangay (Ecuador): 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: VA EMS OBSD to 21000 ft (6400 m)

Sabancaya (Peru): Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Buenos Aires warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 22000 ft (6700 m) altitude or flight level 220 and is moving at 25 kts in SE direction.
The full report is as follows: to 22000 ft (6700 m)

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