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Volcanic activity worldwide 5 Oct 2013: Tjörnes Fracture Zone, Santa María / Santiaguito, Pacaya, ...

Saturday Oct 05, 2013 13:55 PM |

The Húsavík-Flatey (HFF)  transform faut and location of earthquakes in the TFZ (IMO)
The Húsavík-Flatey (HFF) transform faut and location of earthquakes in the TFZ (IMO)
Crater glow and steam plume from Popocatépel early this morning
Crater glow and steam plume from Popocatépel early this morning
Aerial view from the NE crater (left ) and the corresponding thermal image (right ) of Sangay  (P. Ramon , IGEPN)
Aerial view from the NE crater (left ) and the corresponding thermal image (right ) of Sangay (P. Ramon , IGEPN)
Reventador volcano last evening with crater glow and steam/ash venting
Reventador volcano last evening with crater glow and steam/ash venting
The crater of Cotopaxi on 20 Sep (P. Ramon IGEPN)
View of Tungurahua's inner crater (P. Ramón, IG-EPN)
View of Tungurahua's inner crater (P. Ramón, IG-EPN)
Minor ash venting from Copahue yesterday
Minor ash venting from Copahue yesterday
Tjörnes Fracture Zone (North of Iceland): The earthquake swarm has decreased in intensity. At least some scientists believe that the cause has been a magmatic intrusion in Iceland's northern rift zone that activated the Húsavík-Flatey (HFF) transform fault at the southern limit of the TFZ where the earthquakes were concentrated.

Batu Tara (Sunda Islands, Indonesia): Ash explosions regularly produce plumes up to about 7,000 ft (2.1 km) altitude, such as this morning. Activity (strombolian-type) on the remote island remains strong.

Dukono (Halmahera): An eruption produced an ash plume observed on satellite data. Estimated altitude was 6,000 ft (1.8 km). (VAAC Darwin)

Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): No changes in the currently low activity have occurred. Moderate steaming, occasional weak ash venting / small explosions (at rates of approx once / 2 hours) and glow at the summit at night characterize the current phase. CENPARED's alert level remains "Yellow Phase 2".

Santa María / Santiaguito (Guatemala): INSIVUMEH reported no explosions and no movements at the blocky lava flows on the dome's flanks, but heavy rainfalls inhibit detailed observations. Strong degassing is observed.

Pacaya (Guatemala): (Strombolian) Explosions occur every 3-5 seconds, INSIVUMEH reports.

Fuego (Guatemala): Activity is very low. Almost no explosions have occurred recently. The lava flow on the upper south flank seems to be still weakly active.

Sangay (Ecuador): During a recent overflight on 20 Sep, IGP found the crater of the volcano cold and partly covered with snow. No explosions were observed, different from most previous times in the past 11 years when the remote volcano had been surveyed.
The highest temperatures measured in the crater area were about 67°C and the youngest lava flows had temperatures of about 31°C. A large warm zone (part of the summit dome) is located between the central and the northeast crater, which already had been noted during the last overflight in April.
The observations made during the overflight seem to indicate a decrease in the activity of Sangay compared to that observed in the last 10 years. This fits well to ground observations from August and September when no explosions were seen or heard from the volcano.

Reventador (Ecuador): Activity has remained unchanged at moderate levels. Weak glow from the summit, intense steaming and few ash explosions occur.

Cotopaxi (Ecuador): IGPEN surveyed the volcano on 20 Sep. Maximum temperatures in the active crater were found at 55.7 °C and no unusual signs of activity or significant morphological changes compared to recent years were observed.

Tungurahua (Ecuador): Activity has been low. During an overflight on 20 Sep, IGPEN staff measured the diameter of the inner crater to be slightly larger (230 m) than compared to August, likely as a result of landslides from its walls.
Temperatures at fumaroles inside the crater were relatively low and their activity weak. Low seismic activity and snow inside the crater also suggests that the volcano is currently "sleeping".

Copahue (Chile/Argentina): The volcano is emitting a weak plume of gas and steam. Minor ash venting could be observed yesterday evening. No glow was visible on night-time webcam images. SERNAGEOMIN has not posted new activity reports.

Previous news
Explosion from Sakurajima this morning (MBC webcam, from East)
Friday, Oct 04, 2013
Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): A moderately large explosion occurred this morning at 12:03 local time, possibly generating a pyroclastic flow to the SW side of the Showa crater. An ash plume rose to 13,000 ft (4 km) altitude and drifted over the southern part of Kagoshima city, where ash fall occurred. ... [more]
Map of recent quakes at El Hierro
Thursday, Oct 03, 2013
El Hierro (Canary Islands, Spain): A small earthquake swarm under the center of the island, at about 12 km depth, occurred on 30 Sep. ... [more]
MODIS / Terra satellite image 1 Oct showing the steam plume from the eruption
Wednesday, Oct 02, 2013
Lewotobi (Flores): Following an increase in seismic activity recorded since 28 September, VSI raised the alert level to 2 ("Waspada","watch") on a scale of 1-4. No changes in surface activity, degassing from fumarole vents, has been noted. ... [more]
Location of recent quakes at the TFZ
Tuesday, Oct 01, 2013
Tjörnes Fracture Zone (North of Iceland): An intense earthquake swarm has been going on offshore North Iceland, 10 km NW of Gjögurtá, since 25 September. This morning, 2 earthquakes reaching magnitude 3 and 3.2 occurred at 06:14 and 07:41. In total, more than 1000 quakes have been recorded by IMO. ... [more]
Small ash plume from Klyuchevskoy volcano this morning
Tuesday, Oct 01, 2013
Monte Albano (Italy): A second (and much more violent) geyser-like fumarole or mudvolcano recently appeared off shore near Fumiciono, approx. 100 meters out from the beach in the area where the new port of Rome is being built. It is an underwater vent that produces fountains of upwelling sediment-rich water driven by strong degassing from the sea floor: ... [more]

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