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Volcanic activity worldwide 22 Aug 2013: Kizimen, Karymsky, Shiveluch, Poas

Thursday Aug 22, 2013 17:04 PM |

Glowing rock avalanche from Kizimen last night
Glowing rock avalanche from Kizimen last night
Shiveluch this morning (KVERT webcam)
Shiveluch this morning (KVERT webcam)
Phreatic activity at Poás on 20 Aug 2013 (OVSICORI)
Phreatic activity at Poás on 20 Aug 2013 (OVSICORI)
Kizimen (Kamchatka): The lava dome continues to grow at the top of the volcano and produce incandescent rockfalls and small pyroclastic flows, generating ash plumes. A new prominent spine is being extruded at the top and visible on the webcam. The following time-lapse movies show this activity during the day and night:

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Karymsky (Kamchatka): Activity has remained elevated. A series of ash emissions caused by moderately strong vulcanian-type explosions occurred over the past days. This morning, an ash plume rose to 8,000 ft (2.4 km) altitude and drifted east.

Shiveluch (Kamchatka): The volcano continues to extrude a new lobe of viscous lava (visible as the dark patch in the webcam image) at the lava dome, as well as produce occasional (usually small) ash explosions.

Poas (Costa Rica): A series of small phreatic eruptions occurred on 20 August at the crater lake. The first occurred at 09:55 (local time), ejecting mud and water to 2-3 m height, and a second one, more powerful, at 11:16 reached heights of 10-20 m.
Previous news
Phreatic explosion at White Island this morning (GeoNet webcam)
Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013
Iliwerung (Lesser Sunda Islands): A submarine eruption has likely occurred this morning in Indonesia. VSI raised the alert level of Iliwerung volcano from 1 (normal) to 2 (watch) following increased seismic and visual activity from an underwater flank vent called Gunung Hobal. ... [more]
View of Popocatépetl this morning
Monday, Aug 19, 2013
Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): A very large vulcanian explosion, one of the largest during this year occurred yesterday morning. It produced a mushroom shaped ash column that rose to about 20,000 ft (6 km) altitude that drifted over the Kagoshima town where ash fall occurred. ... [more]
Aerial photo of the NE rim of the Kverkjökull glacier with deposits of the flood and ash from the phreatic explosion (
Saturday, Aug 17, 2013
Kverkfjöll (Eastern Iceland): A small phreatic eruption seems to have taken place yesterday at the ice-covered Kverkfjoell central volcano. The steam-driven (no fresh magma involved) explosion followed a small glacial flood on 15 August the Kverkjökull glacier released into the Volga river and was probably a result of the pressure release during the flood. ... [more]
MODIS hot spot at Veniaminof volcano (past 7 days, Univ. Hawai'i)
Friday, Aug 16, 2013
Karymsky (Kamchatka): An explosion probably occurred last night (inferred from seismic data), and might have produced an ash plume of up to 20,000 ft (7.5 km) elevation, Tokyo VAAC reported. ... [more]
SO2 plume from Sakurajima volcano (NOAA)
Wednesday, Aug 14, 2013
El Hierro (Canary Islands, Spain): Earthquake activity has been calmer today. So far, only 9 tiny quakes (all below magnitude 2) have been recorded under the island. ... [more]

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