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Volcanic activity worldwide 14 Apr 2013: Stromboli, Santa María / Santiaguito, Pacaya, Fuego, Colim...

Sunday Apr 14, 2013 10:44 AM |

Strombolian eruption from NW crater today (INGV thermal webcam)
Strombolian eruption from NW crater today (INGV thermal webcam)
Current seismic recording from Colima volcano  (Soma station, Univ. Colima)
Current seismic recording from Colima volcano (Soma station, Univ. Colima)
Explosion from Popocatépetl yesterday night
Explosion from Popocatépetl yesterday night
Yesterday's seismogram from Telica volcano (TELN station INETER)
Yesterday's seismogram from Telica volcano (TELN station INETER)
Yesterday's seismic signal of Concepción volcano, CONN station (INETER)
Yesterday's seismic signal of Concepción volcano, CONN station (INETER)
Current seismic recording from San Cristobal volcano (CRIN station, INETER)
Current seismic recording from San Cristobal volcano (CRIN station, INETER)
Last evening's seismic signal at Masaya (MASN station, INETER)
Last evening's seismic signal at Masaya (MASN station, INETER)
Seismic signal from Machin volcano yesterday (CIMA station, Weber County)
Seismic signal from Machin volcano yesterday (CIMA station, Weber County)
SO2 plume from Nevado del Ruiz (NOAA)
SO2 plume from Nevado del Ruiz (NOAA)
MODIS hot spots at the summit of Reventador volcano (Univ. Hawai'i)
MODIS hot spots at the summit of Reventador volcano (Univ. Hawai'i)
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): Activity has remained more or less unchanged. Explosions, sometimes strong continue from several vents,and small amounts of viscous lava overspills the rims of the NE crater.

Shiveluch (Kamchatka): KVERT reports no significant change in the activity (seismic and surface). Lava flows continue to effuse from the southern fissure. Tremor remains high, although it has continued to slowly decrease.
The other active Kamchatkan volcanoes have not shown variations reported: Sheveluch, Bezymianny, Kizimen continue to build their lava domes, Karymsky has occasional small explosions. Seismicity at Gorely volcano remains moderate, caused by internal fluid movements and strong degassing.

Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): After 8 days with no reports about explosions, a small eruption last night made it back into the list of Tokyo VAAC reports of ash plumes. The explosion produced an ash plume rising to 6,000 ft (1.8 km) altitude.

Batu Tara (Sunda Islands, Indonesia): Relatively large strombolian explosions at the volcano regularly produce ash plumes rising 5-7,000 ft (1.5-2.1 km) altitude and are visible on satellite data.

Lokon-Empung (North Sulawesi, Indonesia): Another relatively large eruption occurred this morning around 9am local time. The explosion produced an ash plume reported 4 km high (or: altitude?), and strong vibrations felt in up to 5 km distance.h a height of 1580 meters was still in alert status to level III.
Authorities advise not to approach the volcano's summit within 2.5 km radius, which was declared a prohibited zone (villagers often go there to collect wood, grass etc.).

Colima (Western Mexico): After a week of relatively high activity, the volcano has been a bit calmer yesterday and today, although there are still frequent rockfalls and small explosions from the growing lava dome.

Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): Yesterday and during the night, the volcano experienced a phase of continuous emissions and explosions that ejected incandescent tephra onto the upper outer slopes of the volcano and created a plume of steam and some ash rising 500 m above the volcano. This was accompanied by strong tremor as well.
At the moment, activity has again calmed down significantly. Glow at the summit shows that the lava dome continues to grow.

Santa María / Santiaguito (Guatemala): Activity has been low recently. Few weak to moderate explosions continue to occur from time to time at the lava dome, with ash plumes reported 5-700 m high and drifting for about 10 km to the west.

Pacaya (Guatemala): INSIVUMEH's latest bulletin confirms that a small lava lake is present in the Mackenney crater at a depth of 40 meters and generating mostly small strombolian explosions that eject material to the NW flank.
These explosions generated weak rumbling sounds. According to INSIVUMEH, activity is likely to pick up in the coming days as the crater is gradually filling up.

Fuego (Guatemala): Activity has remained relatively low. Only few explosions were observed during yesterday, generating fine ash plumes rising up to about 800 m.

Telica (Nicaragua): Seismic activity continues to be strong, but has eased a bit during the past days.

Concepción (Nicaragua): A small swarm of earthquakes and small tremor pulses occurred yesterday.

San Cristobal (Nicaragua): Seismic activity has generally remained low over the past weeks. A phase of more frequent small volcanic earthquakes and some tremor occurred yesterday and has eased again.

Masaya (Nicaragua): The volcano experienced what appears to be a seismic swarm and a phase of increased tremor during the night, but has calmed down again by now.

Machin (Colombia): On April 13 at 15:54 (local time), a volcano-tectonic earthquake of magnitude 2.8 associated with rock fracturing within the volcanic edifice occurred southwest of the main dome a depth of 7.4 km, and was felt by residents near the volcano, in the municipality of Cajamarca, in the village of Toche and the area known as Moral (Tolima).

Nevado del Ruiz (Colombia): A swarm of volcanic earthquakes is continuing under the volcano, and emissions of gas, steam and some ash remain elevated.

Reventador (Ecuador): A MODIS hot spot at the summit and fluctuating moderate levels of seismicity suggest that slow lava extrusion and occasional explosions continue.
Tungurahua volcano in turn has remained calm.

Lascar (Northern Chile): The incandescence observed at the crater due to hot gas emissions has decreased during 12-13 April and was no longer visible during last night.

Volcano Activity Summary for 14 Apr 2013:

Currently erupting:

Ambrym (Vanuatu): active lava lakes in several craters (updated 22 Mar 2013)
Bagana (Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea): occasional ash explosions (updated 10 Apr 2013)
Bas Dong Nai (Vietnam)
Batu Tara (Sunda Islands, Indonesia): strombolian explosions, ash plumes up to 500 m, extrusion of a small lava dome with rockfalls (updated 14 Apr 2013)
Colima (Western Mexico): frequent explosions from growing lava dome, glowing rockfalls and small pyroclastic flows (updated 14 Apr 2013)
Erebus (Antarctica): active lava lake in summit crater (updated 21 Jan 2012)
Erta Ale (Ethiopia): active lava lake in northern pit crater, active hornito with intermittend flow in southern crater (updated 11 Jan 2013)
Etna (Sicily, Italy): ash emissions and strombolian activity at New SE crater (updated 12 Apr 2013)
Fuego (Guatemala): weak to moderate strombolian activity (updated 14 Apr 2013)
Gamalama (Halmahera): ash eruptions since 17 Sep (updated 17 Sep 2012)
Grozny (Iturup Island): fumarolic activity (updated 3 Apr 2013)
Heard (Australia, Southern Indian Ocean): possible lava lake in summit crater (updated 26 Mar 2013)
Karkar (Northeast of New Guinea): possible ash eruption on 1 February (updated 15 Mar 2013)
Kilauea (Hawai'i): lava lakes in Halemau'uma'u and Pu'u 'O'o, lava flows on coastal flat and weakly active ocean entries (updated 4 Apr 2013)
Kizimen (Kamchatka): growing lava dome, lava flow on eastern flank, avalanches (updated 4 Apr 2013)
Lokon-Empung (North Sulawesi, Indonesia): frequent small to moderate ash explosions (updated 14 Apr 2013)
Manam (Papua New Guinea): steaming, occasional ash venting (updated 10 Apr 2013)
Nyiragongo (DRCongo): active lava lake in summit crater (updated 8 Apr 2013)
Ol Doinyo Lengai (Tanzania): spattering and lava flows of natrocarbonatite lava inside the summit crater (updated 9 Dec 2012)
Pacaya (Guatemala): weak strombolian activity from Mackenney crater (updated 14 Apr 2013)
Paluweh (off Flores Island, Indonesia): active growing lava dome (updated 7 Apr 2013)
Rabaul (Tavurvur) (New Britain, Papua New Guinea): ash emissions, small explosions (updated 14 Mar 2013)
Reventador (Ecuador): growing lava dome, lava flows on upper flank, frequent explosions (updated 14 Apr 2013)
Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): 0-3 weak to moderate vulcanian-style explosions per day, ash clouds up to 2-3 km altitude (updated 14 Apr 2013)
Santa María / Santiaguito (Guatemala): advancing viscous active lava flows, weak occasional explosions (updated 14 Apr 2013)
Semeru (East Java, Indonesia): growing lava dome, ash venting and small to moderate explosions (updated 25 Jul 2012)
Shiveluch (Kamchatka): slow dome growth, occasional explosions and pyroclastic flows (updated 14 Apr 2013)
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): lava flow on Sciara del Fuoco, strombolian eruptions from summit craters (updated 14 Apr 2013)
Tinakula (Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands): increased activity at the volcano (updated 8 Feb 2013)
Tolbachik (Kamchatka): effusion of fluid lava flows (updated 11 Apr 2013)
Yasur (Tanna Island, Vanuatu): strong strombolian activity (level 3), crater currently closed (updated 8 Apr 2013)

Eruption warning / minor activity:

Bezymianny (Central Kamchatka Depression): slow lava flow extrusion from dome (updated 10 Mar 2013)
Chirpoi (Kurile Islands, Russia): thermal anomaly at summit crater, steaming (updated 9 Jan 2013)
Dieng (Central Java): increased degassing (updated 28 Mar 2013)
Dukono (Halmahera): thermal anomaly, probably small explosive activity in summit crater (updated 15 Mar 2013)
Galeras (Colombia): ash emissions, small explosions (updated 13 Apr 2013)
Gorely (Southern Kamchatka): strong steaming (updated 10 Mar 2013)
Ibu (Halmahera, Indonesia): Thermal anomalies indicate continuing eruption, possible lava dome growth (updated 18 Oct 2012)
Karangetang (Siau Island, Sangihe Islands, Indonesia): hot spot visible at the summit (updated 9 Apr 2013)
Karymsky (Kamchatka): occasional small explosions, thermal anomaly (updated 4 Apr 2013)
Kirishima (Kyushu): degassing, slightly increased seismic activity (updated 30 Jul 2012)
Krakatau (Sunda Strait, Indonesia): occasional explosions (updated 1 Oct 2012)
Langila (New Britain, Papua New Guinea): occasional ash explosions (updated 11 Feb 2013)
Marapi (Western Sumatra, Indonesia): intermittent mild ash explosions (updated 17 Mar 2013)
Medvezhia (Kurile Islands, Russia): strong steaming, thermal anomaly (updated 17 Jan 2013)
Nevado del Ruiz (Colombia): steaming, weak ash venting (updated 14 Apr 2013)
Nyamuragira (DRCongo): Fort dégazage du cratère sommital (updated 27 Apr 2012)
Pagan (Mariana Islands): steaming, thermal anomaly (updated 12 Dec 2012)
Poas (Costa Rica): Small phreatic explosions on 29 October (updated 10 Apr 2013)
Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): steam and ash emissions (updated 14 Apr 2013)
Rasshua (Central Kuriles)
Rincón de la Vieja (Costa Rica): small phreatic eruption on 11 April (updated 6 Oct 2012)
Sacabaya (Northern Chile, Bolivia and Argentina)
Sangay (Ecuador): no recent explosions reported (updated 25 Feb 2013)
Soputan (North Sulawesi, Indonesia): new eruption on 18 (updated 9 Nov 2012)
Suwanose-jima (Ryukyu Islands): steaming, occasional weak eruptions, elevated seismicity (updated 23 Feb 2013)
Turrialba (Costa Rica): vigorous steaming, occasional phreatic explosions (updated 17 Mar 2013)
Ulawun (New Britain, Papua New Guinea): ash emissions and rumblings heard (updated 23 Mar 2013)
Villarrica (Central Chile): weak deep-seated explosive activity, steaming (updated 20 Jan 2013)

Restless / uncertain activity:

Aoba (Vanuatu): minor phreatic activity from Lake Vui (updated 8 Feb 2013)
Askja (Central Iceland): increased seismicity (updated 27 Mar 2013)
Bárdarbunga (Iceland): earthquake swarm (updated 26 Jan 2013)
Barren Island (Indian Ocean)
Bromo (East Java, Indonesia): seismic unrest, steaming (updated 3 Oct 2012)
Campi Flegrei (Phlegrean Fields) (Italy): swarm of small earthquakes related to bradyseismus (updated 6 Feb 2013)
Chaitén (Southern Chile and Argentina)
Changbaishan (China / North Korea border): increased seismic and degassing activity, deformation (updated 29 Sep 2012)
Cleveland (Aleutian Islands, Alaska): lava dome growing (updated 9 Mar 2013)
Concepción (Nicaragua): seismic unrest (updated 14 Apr 2013)
Copahue (Chile/Argentina): seismic swarms (updated 12 Apr 2013)
Cumbal (Colombia): continuing seismic swarms (updated 31 Jan 2013)
El Hierro (Canary Islands, Spain): strong seismic swarm west of the island, inflation (updated 5 Apr 2013)
Gamkonora (Halmahera): alert level lowered to yellow (updated 14 Sep 2012)
Gaua (Vanuatu)
Guntur (West Java)
Hakone (Honshu)
Hekla (Iceland): seismic unrest (updated 26 Mar 2013)
Ijen (East Java, Indonesia): increased steaming and seismicity, alert level raised on 24 July (updated 3 Apr 2013)
Irazu (Costa Rica)
Iwo-jima (Volcano Islands): weak degassing, occasional volcanic tremors (updated 22 Jan 2013)
Katla (Southern Iceland): occasional seismic swarms (updated 17 Aug 2012)
Kerinci (Sumatra)
Ketoi (Kurile Islands, Russia)
Kliuchevskoi (Kamchatka): weak seismic activity (updated 19 Mar 2013)
Kuchinoerabu-jima (Ryukyu Islands)
Kverkfjöll (Eastern Iceland): occasional small earthquake swarms (updated 21 Oct 2012)
Laguna del Maule (Central Chile): seismic unrest, deformation (updated 9 Mar 2013)
Lascar (Northern Chile): steam plumes with slight ash content (updated 14 Apr 2013)
Lewotobi (Flores): steaming and seismic activity decreased, alert lowered back to 1 (out of 4) (updated 5 Apr 2012)
Loihi (United States, Hawaiian Islands): Magnitude 4.2 earthquake at Loihi (updated 26 Nov 2012)
Machin (Colombia): elevated seismic activity (updated 14 Apr 2013)
Masaya (Nicaragua): elevated seismic activity (updated 14 Apr 2013)
Mauna Loa (Big Island, Hawai'i)
Mayon (Luzon Island): steaming, increased earthquakes, slight inflation (updated 11 Nov 2012)
Merapi (Central Java): Dome collapse sometime in October (updated 21 Oct 2012)
Mt Fuji (Honshu): earthquakes at the end of January and in February 2012, new craters reported, increasing fumarolic activity (updated 4 Feb 2013)
Nevado del Huila (Colombia): degassing (updated 31 Jan 2013)
Papandayan (West Java): alert status back to 2 (updated 1 Feb 2012)
Raung (East Java): mild strombolian eruption inside the crater (updated 6 Apr 2013)
Reclus (Southern Chile and Argentina): increased number of earthquakes (updated 31 Aug 2012)
Rinjani (Lombok)
Ruapehu (North Island): seismic unrest (updated 13 Apr 2013)
Sabancaya (Peru): degassing, earthquake swarm (updated 7 Apr 2013)
San Cristobal (Nicaragua): seismic unrest (updated 14 Apr 2013)
San Miguel (El Salvador): seismic unrest (updated 6 Apr 2013)
Sangeang Api (Indonesia): occasional weak steaming (updated 3 Jan 2013)
Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia)
Siple (Marie Byrd Land, Western Antarctica): possible steaming detected on 20 June (updated 28 Jun 2012)
Sirung (Pantar Island, Indonesia ): steaming and elevated seismicity (updated 27 May 2012)
Slamet (Central Java): degassing, strong fumaroles (updated 9 Aug 2012)
Sotará (Colombia): weak seismic unrest (updated 31 Jan 2013)
Soufriere Hills (Montserrat, West Indies (UK)): seismic unrest, occasional light ash venting (updated 21 Mar 2013)
Taal (Luzon, Philippines): degassing, elevated seismic activity (updated 6 Apr 2013)
Tahalra Volcanic Field (Algeria): 2 km deep volcanic earthquake on 14 february (updated 17 Feb 2013)
Talang (Sumatra)
Tambora (Sumbawa): aucune activité ces derniers mois, l'alerte est revenue à la normale (updated 6 Apr 2013)
Telica (Nicaragua): ongoing seismic swarm (updated 14 Apr 2013)
Tiatia (Kunashir Island): weak thermal anomaly (updated 6 Sep 2012)
Tjörnes Fracture Zone (North of Iceland): continuing earthquake swarm (updated 8 Apr 2013)
To-shima (Izu Islands): seismic swarm (updated 10 Mar 2013)
Tongariro (North Island, New Zealand): strong steaming from Te Maari craters, slightly elevated seismic activity (updated 19 Feb 2013)
Torfajökull (Iceland): earthquake swarm (updated 17 Feb 2013)
Tungurahua (Ecuador): steaming, small explosions and weak ash venting (updated 6 Apr 2013)
White Island (New Zealand): minor mud and steam explosions from the active crater (updated 10 Apr 2013)

Previous news
Webcam image of the New SE crataer with the suspected new vent (bluish degassing) at its base
Saturday, Apr 13, 2013
Etna (Sicily, Italy): Following yesterday's paroxysm, it seems that a new effusive vent has opened at the SE base of the New SE crater. ... [more]
Thermal webcam image of the crater area of Stromboli with an eruption from the NW vent (INGV)
Friday, Apr 12, 2013
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): Activity remains elevated. Lava continues to overspill from the lips of the NE crater, showing that the magma column stands high inside the conduit. Frequent strombolian explosions are reaching heights of 2-300 m and the tremor signal is strong again today. ... [more]
Thermal webcam image of the crater area of Stromboli (INGV)
Thursday, Apr 11, 2013
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): Yesterday evening's lava flow has once again beeen very short-lived. Activity (effusion rate) sharply dropped late in the evening and today, only very small amounts of lava are still overspilling from the NE crater rim. Tremor and rockfall signals are much weaker as well. ... [more]
Ash emission from Etna's New SE crater (INGV webcam)
Wednesday, Apr 10, 2013
Etna (Sicily, Italy): Strombolian explosions and relatively strong ash emissions from the New SE crater have continued throughout yesterday and the night, and seem to be gradually becoming more intense. ... [more]
Explosion from the New SE crater
Tuesday, Apr 09, 2013
Etna (Sicily, Italy): Relatively strong ash explosions continue to occur from the New SE crater. At the same time, the tremor signal is rising - maybe we're about to witness the start of a new paroxysm? ... [more]

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