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Volcanic activity worldwide 15 Aug 2022: Semeru volcano, Shiveluch, Reventador, Kilauea, Sangay, Sak...

Mon, 15 Aug 2022, 21:00
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Map of today's active volcanoes
Map of today's active volcanoes
The lava thickness map (image: Joaquin Belart)
The lava thickness map (image: Joaquin Belart)
Glowing lava dome of Sheveluch volcano (image: Yuri Demyanchuk. IVS FEB RAS, KVERT)
Glowing lava dome of Sheveluch volcano (image: Yuri Demyanchuk. IVS FEB RAS, KVERT)
Satellite image of Sakurajima volcano on 15 Aug 2022
Satellite image of Sakurajima volcano on 15 Aug 2022
Satellite image of Suwanose-jima volcano on 15 Aug 2022
Satellite image of Suwanose-jima volcano on 15 Aug 2022
Satellite image of Semeru volcano on 15 Aug 2022
Satellite image of Semeru volcano on 15 Aug 2022
The western vent in Halemaʻumaʻu lava lake yesterday (image: HVO)
The western vent in Halemaʻumaʻu lava lake yesterday (image: HVO)
Vulcanian activity at Reventador volcano yesterday (image: IGEPN)
Vulcanian activity at Reventador volcano yesterday (image: IGEPN)
Fagradalsfjall (Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland): A new map measuring a thickness of the lava at Meradalir valley has been published.
The current lava flow field area is about 1.2 km2 with a maximum thickness of 20 meters and volume ranging between 0.7-10.7 m3.
... [read more]

Shiveluch (Kamchatka): (15 Aug) Activity at the volcano remains intense. The pulse of magma that has been feeding the active dome continues.
Frequent glowing avalanches from the glowing dome as well as ash emissions caused by explosions and the avalanches are frequent.
The attached picture from last week beautifully illustrates the growth of the viscous lava dome.

Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): (15 Aug) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ERUPTED AT 20220815/0005Z FL090 EXTD NE OBS VA DTG:15/0000Z

Suwanose-jima (Ryukyu Islands): (15 Aug) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: EXPLODED AT 20220815/0009Z VA CLD UNKNOWN OBS VA DTG:15/0000Z

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 OBS TO FL140 MOV W AT 15/1940Z OBS VA DTG:15/1940Z to 14000 ft (4300 m)

Kilauea (Hawai'i): (15 Aug) The effusive eruption at the volcano continues.
The lava flow from the western vent continues to supply to the Halemaʻumaʻu lava lake. The surface activity, outside the lava lake, occurs from breakouts along the margins of the crater on the northeast, east, south, and west sides.
... [read more]

Nevado del Ruiz (Colombia): Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 18500 ft (5600 m) altitude or flight level 185 and is moving at 10 kts in NW direction.
The full report is as follows: NEW VA EMS to 18500 ft (5600 m)

Sangay (Ecuador): 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: ONGOING VA EMS to 23000 ft (7000 m)

Reventador (Ecuador): (15 Aug) 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: NEW VA EM to 15000 ft (4600 m)
...15 Aug:
The effusive-explosive eruption of the volcano continues and has remained essentially unchanged since the last report.
Near-constant vulcanian explosions continue to take place from the summit vent that reached 15,000 ft-17,000 ft (4,600 m-5,200 m) altitude and drifted west-southwest direction.
... [read more]

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 E direction.
The full report is as follows: SPORADIC EMISSIONS to 24000 ft (7300 m)

Volcano Activity Summary for 15 Aug 2022:

Currently erupting:

Dukono (Halmahera): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 22 Apr 2021)
Erebus (Antarctica): active lava lake in summit crater (updated 8 Dec 2014)
Erta Ale (Danakil depression, Ethiopia): Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report (updated 11 Mar 2022)
Fagradalsfjall (Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland): New lava flow thickness map (updated 3 Aug 2022)
Fuego (Guatemala): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 3 Aug 2022)
Ibu (Halmahera, Indonesia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 15 Jun 2022)
Karymsky (Kamchatka): Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report (updated 3 Aug 2022)
Kilauea (Hawai'i): effusive eruption continues at fluctuating intensity (updated 11 May 2022)
Krakatau (Sunda Strait, Indonesia): Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report (updated 4 Aug 2022)
Lewotolo (Lesser Sunda Islands): Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report (updated 2 Jul 2022)
Masaya (Nicaragua): minor ashfall (updated 24 Oct 2019)
Merapi (Central Java, Indonesia): Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report (updated 12 Jun 2022)
Nevado del Ruiz (Colombia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 14 Aug 2022)
Nevados de Chillán (Central Chile): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 14 Apr 2022)
Nyiragongo (DRCongo): Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report (updated 8 Jul 2022)
Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 24 Jul 2022)
Reventador (Ecuador): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 15 Aug 2022)
Sabancaya (Peru): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 25 May 2022)
Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 2 Aug 2022)
Sangay (Ecuador): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 13 Aug 2022)
Santiaguito (Guatemala): Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report (updated 7 Jul 2022)
Semeru (East Java, Indonesia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 1 May 2022)
Shiveluch (Kamchatka): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 15 Aug 2022)
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report (updated 13 Aug 2022)
Suwanose-jima (Ryukyu Islands): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 29 May 2022)
Yasur (Tanna Island, Vanuatu): Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report (updated 11 Apr 2022)

Eruption warning / minor activity:

Aoba (Vanuatu): Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report (updated 20 Feb 2022)
Bagana (Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea): Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report (updated 23 Jul 2021)
Barren Island (Indian Ocean): Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report (updated 16 Mar 2021)
Bezymianny (Central Kamchatka Depression): Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report (updated 12 Jul 2022)
Ebeko (Paramushir Island): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 11 Jul 2022)
Etna (Sicily, Italy): Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report (updated 12 Jul 2022)
Great Sitkin (United States, Aleutian Islands): Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report (updated 16 Jul 2022)
Kadovar (Northeast of New Guinea): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 25 Jun 2022)
Manam (Papua New Guinea): Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report (updated 22 Apr 2022)
Nyamuragira (DRCongo): Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report (updated 9 Feb 2022)
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): Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report (updated 31 May 2022)
Raung (East Java): Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report (updated 29 Jul 2022)
Rincón de la Vieja (Costa Rica): Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report (updated 28 Apr 2022)
Villarrica (Central Chile): activity remains unchanged, glow suggests stable lava pond (updated 31 May 2022)

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