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Volcanic activity worldwide 18 Jan 2023: Etna volcano, Santiaguito, Fuego, Popocatépetl, Semeru, Re...

Wed, 18 Jan 2023, 21:00
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Map of today's active volcanoes
Map of today's active volcanoes
New surface lava flow from the effusive vent at the southern base of Etna's SE crater (image: INGV thermal webcam)
New surface lava flow from the effusive vent at the southern base of Etna's SE crater (image: INGV thermal webcam)
Satellite image of Suwanose-jima volcano on 18 Jan 2023
Satellite image of Suwanose-jima volcano on 18 Jan 2023
Satellite image of Lewotolo volcano on 18 Jan 2023
Satellite image of Lewotolo volcano on 18 Jan 2023
Glowing red hot small lava fountain during the eruption at Lewotolo volcano yesterday evening (image: PVMBG)
Glowing red hot small lava fountain during the eruption at Lewotolo volcano yesterday evening (image: PVMBG)
Satellite image of Semeru volcano on 17 Jan 2023
Satellite image of Semeru volcano on 17 Jan 2023
Glowing lava dome accompanied by hot avalanches and degassing at Santiaguito volcano on 14 Jan (image: Landsat 8/9)
Glowing lava dome accompanied by hot avalanches and degassing at Santiaguito volcano on 14 Jan (image: Landsat 8/9)
Ash emissions from Villarrica volcano yesterday (image: POVI)
Ash emissions from Villarrica volcano yesterday (image: POVI)
Etna (Sicily, Italy): (18 Jan) The lava flow from the vent at the southern base of the SE crater is active again this morning, and a new lava flow has been advancing on the surface.
Webcam imagery indicates that this new surface flow started to advance from the vent during the early morning hours.
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Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: VA IS NOT IDENTIFIABLE IN SATELLITE IMAGERY.

Suwanose-jima (Ryukyu Islands): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ERUPTED AT 20230118/1154Z FL060 EXTD SE OBS VA DTG:18/1150Z


Lewotolo (Lesser Sunda Islands): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: VA REPORTED TO FL060 AT 18/1833Z MOV E OBS VA DTG:18/1833Z
...18 Jan:
The explosive eruption at the volcano continues.
At 21:52 local time yesterday, a minor strombolian explosion took place from the summit crater with glowing ejecta thrown at an approximate height of a few dozen of meters. A white-to-grey ash plume reached approximately 6,000 ft (1,800 m) elevation and drifted southwest.
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Semeru (East Java, Indonesia): (17 Jan) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: VA REPORTED TO FL140 AT 17/2248Z OBS VA DTG:17/2250Z

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)

Santiaguito (Guatemala): (18 Jan) The activity of the volcano continues at high levels.
A visible glow and near-constant emissions of gas and water vapor (so-called degassing) hint continued rise of fresh viscous magma accumulating into the Caliente lava dome. Pilled lava material makes the dome partially prone to collapse which in turn develop into rolling hot avalanches and incandescent dome blocks in W-SW direction along a steep ravine.
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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 16000 ft (4900 m) altitude or flight level 160 .
The full report is as follows: ONGOING VA EMS to 16000 ft (4900 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 19000 ft (5800 m) altitude or flight level 190 .
The full report is as follows: POSS VA EM to 19000 ft (5800 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: ONGOING VA EMS to 21000 ft (6400 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: ONGOING VA EMS. to 15000 ft (4600 m)

Cotopaxi (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: VA EMS POSS to 22000 ft (6700 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 15 kts in W direction.
The full report is as follows: PUFF EMISSIONS to 24000 ft (7300 m)

Villarrica (Central Chile): (18 Jan) Strombolian activity at the volcano continues to be elevated.
Lava-fountaining episodes (classified as paroxysm) continue from the summit vent at roughly regular intervals reaching approx. 70-100 meters in height.
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Volcano Activity Summary for 18 Jan 2023:

Currently erupting:

Dukono (Halmahera): Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report (updated 15 Sep 2022)
Ebeko (Paramushir Island): Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report (updated 10 Jan 2023)
Erebus (Antarctica): active lava lake in summit crater (updated 8 Dec 2014)
Erta Ale (Danakil depression, Ethiopia): hornito in southern pit crater continues to be active, field report (updated 31 Dec 2022)
Etna (Sicily, Italy): eruption continues with lava flow (updated 13 Jan 2023)
Fuego (Guatemala): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 28 Dec 2022)
Ibu (Halmahera, Indonesia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 11 Nov 2022)
Kilauea (Hawai'i): small fountains merged into one prevailing lava bursts (updated 7 Jan 2023)
Krakatau (Sunda Strait, Indonesia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 12 Jan 2023)
Lewotolo (Lesser Sunda Islands): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 18 Jan 2023)
Masaya (Nicaragua): minor ashfall (updated 24 Oct 2019)
Merapi (Central Java, Indonesia): Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report (updated 31 Dec 2022)
Nevado del Ruiz (Colombia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 7 Jan 2023)
Nevados de Chillán (Central Chile): Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report (updated 18 Oct 2022)
Nyiragongo (DRCongo): Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report (updated 8 Jul 2022)
Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 2 Jan 2023)
Reventador (Ecuador): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 28 Dec 2022)
Sabancaya (Peru): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 26 Dec 2022)
Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 6 Jan 2023)
Sangay (Ecuador): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 19 Dec 2022)
Santiaguito (Guatemala): actively growing lava dome sheds hot, glowing avalanches (updated 18 Jan 2023)
Semeru (East Java, Indonesia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 23 Dec 2022)
Shiveluch (Kamchatka): Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report (updated 9 Jan 2023)
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): new lava flow in upper Sciara del Fuoco (updated 17 Jan 2023)
Suwanose-jima (Ryukyu Islands): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 4 Jan 2023)
Yasur (Tanna Island, Vanuatu): Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report (updated 29 Dec 2022)

Eruption warning / minor activity:

Ahyi (United States, Mariana Islands): Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report (updated 29 Nov 2022)
Alaid (Atlasov Island, Northern Kuriles): Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report (updated 26 Nov 2022)
Aoba (Vanuatu): degassing continues (updated 9 Dec 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 24 Oct 2022)
Cotopaxi (Ecuador): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 9 Jan 2023)
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)
Kerinci (Sumatra): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 11 Jan 2023)
Lascar (Northern Chile): Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report (updated 12 Dec 2022)
Manam (Papua New Guinea): Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report (updated 18 Dec 2022)
Marapi (Western Sumatra, Indonesia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 13 Jan 2023)
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)
Rincón de la Vieja (Costa Rica): Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report (updated 28 Apr 2022)
Semisopochnoi (United States, Aleutian Islands): Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report (updated 29 Dec 2022)
Taal (Luzon, Philippines): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 21 Oct 2022)
Villarrica (Central Chile): ash emissions, intense fountaining continues (updated 18 Jan 2023)

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