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Volcanic activity worldwide 24 Sep 2013: Fuego, Klyuchevskoy, Sakurajima, Santa María / Santiaguito...

Tue, 24 Sep 2013, 17:50
17:50 PM |
Ash emission from Etna's New SE crater this morning
Ash emission from Etna's New SE crater this morning
Klyuchevskoy volcano last evening (this morning GMT) with glow from the active lava flow
Klyuchevskoy volcano last evening (this morning GMT) with glow from the active lava flow
Eruption plume from Sakurajima this evening
Eruption plume from Sakurajima this evening
Ash emission from Popocatépel this morning
Ash emission from Popocatépel this morning
View of Santiaguito with a small explosion this morning
View of Santiaguito with a small explosion this morning
The new lava flow on Fuego volcano this morning
The new lava flow on Fuego volcano this morning
Steam emission (with ash?) from Reventador yesterday
Steam emission (with ash?) from Reventador yesterday
Etna (Sicily, Italy): Weak strombolian activity and ash emissions continue from the New SE crater. Tremor amplitude continues to rise very slowly.

Klyuchevskoy (Kamchatka): Strombolian activity, strong degassing, and the effusion of a lava flow on the upper flank continue. The following video shows this activity over the past day:


Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): Activity remains at high levels with near-constant ash venting and frequent and often large vulcanian explosions (ash plumes rising to 10,000 ft / 3 km altitude and more). Today's activity seen from the south:


Batu Tara (Sunda Islands, Indonesia): Eruptions that produce relatively large ash plumes spotted on satellite imagery, and typically rising to 7-8,000 ft (2.1-2.4 km) altitude, have been occurring daily over the past days.

Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): No more eruptions have taken place during the past days.Authorities allowed about 6,000 of the more than 10,000 reported evacuees to return to their homes.

Dukono (Halmahera): Activity (strombolian to vulcanian explosions from the crater) is currently at relatively high levels. An ash plume rose to 10,000 ft (3 km) altitude yesterday, and a weak SO2 plume can be detected on satellite data.

Lokon-Empung (North Sulawesi, Indonesia): No more explosions have occurred and degassing also has been much reduced recently. While the latest eruptive phase seems to be thus over, it is only a matter of time when the next one will occur.

Kilauea (Hawai'i): Lava effusion through the tube system of the Peace Day flow continues. Due to blocking of the former tube, new breakouts of surface flows are currently found and accessible on the upper pali in the Royal Gardens area at about 16000 ft elevation (about 3-4 hours one way hike).

Veniaminof (Alaska Peninsula, USA): The Alaska Volcano Observatory recently lowered the alert status from Orange/Watch to Yellow/Advisory. Although some weak tremor continues to be recorded under the caldera, no more eruptive activity seems to have taken place during the past weeks. The lava flows and the new cinder cone that was built inside the caldera are now cooling.

Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): No significant changes in activity have occurred. The number of small emissions has sunken to less than one per hour average. The largest during the past 24 hours occurred this morning producing an ash plume rising 1.5 km above the crater.

Santa María / Santiaguito (Guatemala): After the violent explosion and partial dome collapse 3 days ago, the lava dome has returned to its typical comparably low activity. Two explosions of moderate size were observed this morning at 5:47 and 6:00 am local time, with ash plumes rising about 500 m. Ash fall occurred in the area of Monte Claro.

Pacaya (Guatemala): INSIVUMEH reports continuing strombolian activity with explosions at intervals of 30 seconds to 3 minutes. Glowing bombs are thrown to heights of 50-100 m above the rim of the crater.

Fuego (Guatemala): A new lava flow has appeared during the past days and is currently flowing from the summit crater towards the Trinidad canyon (SE side) with a length of 300 m this morning. Weak glowing avalanches detach from its front.
Explosive activity in turn has weakened and consisted of strombolian eruptions with ash plumes of 2-400 m height and incandescent material being ejected to about 100 m above the crater.

Reventador (Ecuador): Activity (as far as could be observed) has been a bit calmer with less frequent explosions during the past days, but essentially remains unchanged. Seismic activity is at moderate to high levels and a thermal hot spot is visible at the summit.
Previous news
Sun, 22 Sep 2013, 20:03
Small ash eruption from the New SE crater this morning (Etna-Trekking webcam)
Etna (Sicily, Italy): Sporadic small ash emissions have reappeared from the New SE crater during the past days, although weather conditions did not often allow direct observation. Since about 4 days ago, tremor has been showing a slowly rising trend, although it is still at low levels. ... read all
Fri, 20 Sep 2013, 09:53
Earthquakes near Tarumai in 2013
Shikotsu (Hokkaido): The latest report of the Japan Meteorological Agency indicates some unrest at the caldera. Seismic activity accompanied by inflation were recorded under the western flank of Tarumai stratovolcano (the most active vent of the system, located on the SW rim of the Shikotsu caldera) between late June and early July this year. ... read all
Thu, 19 Sep 2013, 17:03
Klyuchevskoy volcano last evening with glow from the active lava flow
Klyuchevskoy (Kamchatka): (19 Sep) Lava flows remain active on the SW upper flank and are often visible on the beautiful KVERT webcam. ... read all
Wed, 18 Sep 2013, 17:03
Recent earthquakes under Mauna Loa volcano
Batu Tara (Sunda Islands, Indonesia): Explosions that produce ash plumes large enough to be spotted on satellite images occur almost daily now. ... read all
Tue, 17 Sep 2013, 17:03
Ash emission from New SE crater yesterday evening (LAVE webcam via etnawalk.it)
Etna (Sicily, Italy): After a phase of complete quiet since 13 September, weak ash emissions occurred again at the New SE crater during the night 16-17 Sep, accompanied by a slight rise of tremor. This activity ceased again during the early hours of today. ... read all
 

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