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Volcanic activity world-wide 13 November 2012: Paluweh, Reventador, Popocatépetl, Fuego, Santiaguito, Tinakula (Solomon Islands)

Tuesday Nov 13, 2012 15:58 PM | BY: T

New ash emissions occurred from Paluweh volcano (Rokatenda) today, reaching an altitude of 8,000 ft (2.4 km).

Popocatépetl in Mexico continues to produce small mostly steam emissions at high frequency (120 during 11-12 Nov), sometimes with small amounts of ash. The crater continues to glow at night.

Fuego volcano has been relatively quiet during the past day, with no explosion reported by INSIVUMEH. The lava flow is still weakly active but has decreased to 200 m length.

The blocky lava flows descending the flanks of Santiaguito have remained active, and there are occasional weak explosions from the dome.
Reventador volcano in Ecuador remains the currently most active volcano in South America. The volcano observatory reported an new ash emission reaching 17,000 ft (about 5.2 km) altitude, i.e. an ash plume rising about 2 km above the volcano this morning.

The other volcanoes in Central and South America have not shown significant variations and mostly been quiet.

Sakurajima volcano has been much calmer with only 1-2 weak to moderate explosions after the phase of intense explosions during 8-9 Nov.

A thermal anomaly was visible at Tinakula volcano in the Solomon Islands on 23 Oct, suggesting that some intermittent activity could be going on there.
Previous news
Monday, Nov 12, 2012
Sheveluch volcano in Kamchatka produced a moderate explosion with ash rising about 2 km above the volcano to an altitude of 14,000 ft (4.2 km) and drifting south. VAAC Tokyo could not identify the ash on satellite data, but issued an alert. ... [more]
Saturday, Nov 10, 2012
An explosion occurred from Karymski volcano in Kamchatka at 22h15 on 9 Nov GMT), producing an ash plume rising to 18,000 ft (5 km) altitude and quickly drifting south (Tokyo VAAC). 4 hours later, the ash had dissipated. ... [more]
Friday, Nov 09, 2012
A larger explosion with an ash plume rising 6-7 km from Raung volcano in East Java was reported on 8 Nov, but it seems that the report, based on a pilot observation was actually false. ... [more]
Wednesday, Nov 07, 2012
Strombolian activity has been observed at Raung volcano in East Java during a visit by two of our local expedition organizers in Indonesia. ... [more]

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