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Volcanic activity worldwide 28 Oct 2013: Sakurajima, Etna

Monday Oct 28, 2013 17:03 PM |

Etna's summit area this morning
Etna's summit area this morning
Eruption from Sakurajima yesterday
Eruption from Sakurajima yesterday
Etna (Sicily, Italy): The New SE crater has remained quiet since yesterday, although seismic activity remains above background. Strong degassing is visible from Bocca Nuova.

Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): The volcano had at least 6 vulcanian explosions yesterday. The largest (at 08:09 local time this morning) sent an ash plume to 15,000 ft (4.5 km) altitude.
The following video shows the spectacular activity during the night:

Volcano Activity Summary for 28 Oct 2013:

Currently erupting:

Ambrym (Vanuatu): active lava lakes in several craters (updated 16 Sep 2013)
Bagana (Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea): ash explosions (updated 3 Oct 2013)
Barren Island (Indian Ocean): new eruption in mid October 2013 (updated 17 Oct 2013)
Batu Tara (Sunda Islands, Indonesia): strombolian explosions, ash plumes up to 500 m, extrusion of a small lava dome with rockfalls (updated 10 Oct 2013)
Chirinkotan (Northern Kuriles): unspecified activity - possibly lava flows (updated 2 Sep 2013)
Cleveland (Aleutian Islands, Alaska): continuous small eruptions (updated 6 May 2013)
Colima (Western Mexico): lava flow on upper eastern flank (updated 19 Jul 2013)
Dukono (Halmahera): thermal anomaly, probably small explosive activity in summit crater (updated 23 Oct 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): paroxysm at New SE crater on 26 Oct 13 (updated 26 Oct 2013)
Fuego (Guatemala): lava flow on upper southern flank, small to moderate explosions (updated 22 Oct 2013)
Ibu (Halmahera, Indonesia): growing lava dome, seismic unrest (updated 23 Oct 2013)
Jebel Zubair (Red Sea): submarine eruption started 28 Sep 2013 (updated 17 Oct 2013)
Karymsky (Kamchatka): occasional small explosions, thermal anomaly (updated 23 Oct 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 13 Aug 2013)
Kizimen (Kamchatka): growing lava dome and incandescent rock avalanches (updated 15 Oct 2013)
Klyuchevskoy (Kamchatka): ash emissions to 20-30,000 ft, lava fountains, lava flows (updated 22 Oct 2013)
Marapi (Western Sumatra, Indonesia): occasional weak explosions (updated 14 Aug 2013)
Nyiragongo (DRCongo): active lava lake in summit crater (updated 12 Jun 2013)
Ol Doinyo Lengai (Tanzania): effusion of natrocarbonatite lava inside the crater (updated 8 Jul 2013)
Pacaya (Guatemala): strombolian activity and lava flow (updated 22 Oct 2013)
Paluweh (off Flores Island, Indonesia): active growing lava dome (updated 12 Aug 2013)
Rabaul (Tavurvur) (New Britain, Papua New Guinea): explosions and ash emissions (updated 1 Oct 2013)
Reventador (Ecuador): ash explosions, occasional pyroclastic flows (updated 17 Oct 2013)
Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): constant ash emissions and strong explosions (updated 28 Oct 2013)
Santa María / Santiaguito (Guatemala): Santiaguito volcano (Guatemala): lava flow on south flank of dome becomes more active (updated 22 Oct 2013)
Semeru (East Java, Indonesia): growing lava dome, ash venting and small to moderate explosions (updated 18 Oct 2013)
Shiveluch (Kamchatka): slow dome growth, occasional explosions and pyroclastic flows (updated 22 Oct 2013)
Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): ash emissions and explosions (updated 27 Oct 2013)
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): continuing lava overflows (updated 25 Oct 2013)
Suwanose-jima (Ryukyu Islands): Mt Ontake volcano of Suwanose-jima Island, Japan (updated 12 Sep 2013)
Telica (Nicaragua): normal (low) seismic activity (updated 26 Sep 2013)
Tungurahua (Ecuador): strombolian activity, strong ash emissions (updated 19 Oct 2013)
Ulawun (New Britain, Papua New Guinea): steaming, degassing (updated 1 Oct 2013)
Yasur (Tanna Island, Vanuatu): strong strombolian activity (level 3), crater currently closed (updated 10 Sep 2013)
Zhupanovsky (Kamchatka, Russia): new explosive activity since 23 Oct (updated 24 Oct 2013)

Eruption warning / minor activity:

Bezymianny (Central Kamchatka Depression): slow lava flow extrusion from dome (updated 13 Oct 2013)
Chirpoi (Kurile Islands, Russia): hot spot visible on satellite imagery (updated 14 Oct 2013)
Dieng (Central Java): increased degassing (updated 28 Mar 2013)
Heard (Australia, Southern Indian Ocean): likely lava lake in summit crater (updated 3 Oct 2013)
Iliwerung (Lesser Sunda Islands): possible submarine eruption from Mt Hobal on 20 August (updated 20 Aug 2013)
Karangetang (Siau Island, Sangihe Islands, Indonesia): lava extrusion at summit crater, strombolian activity, glowing avalanches (updated 4 Sep 2013)
Kerinci (Sumatra): occasional ash explosions (updated 5 Jun 2013)
Ketoi (Kurile Islands, Russia)
Kirishima (Kyushu): degassing, slightly increased seismic activity (updated 30 Jul 2012)
Langila (New Britain, Papua New Guinea): occasional ash explosions (updated 24 Oct 2013)
Lokon-Empung (North Sulawesi, Indonesia): small explosions, lava flow? (updated 24 Sep 2013)
Manam (Papua New Guinea): occasional explosions (updated 12 Sep 2013)
Merapi (Central Java): moderate gas and ash plume on 22 july (updated 3 Oct 2013)
Nevado del Ruiz (Colombia): seismic unrest (updated 7 Oct 2013)
Papandayan (West Java): strong hydrothermal activity, increased seismicity (updated 6 May 2013)
Poas (Costa Rica): occasional small phreatic explosions from lake (updated 22 Aug 2013)
Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): steam/gas/ash emissions (updated 23 Oct 2013)
Raung (East Java): strombolian activity in summit crater (updated 5 Aug 2013)
Tangkubanparahu (West Java): occasional phreatic explosions (updated 15 Oct 2013)
Turrialba (Costa Rica): ash venting, strong degassing (updated 24 Jul 2013)
White Island (New Zealand): strong degassing, volcanic tremor (updated 13 Oct 2013)

Previous news
The New SE crater last night
Sunday, Oct 27, 2013
Etna (Sicily, Italy): Tremor has remained elevated and the New SE crater continued to produce weak strombolian activity and aliment the lava flow during much of the night. At the moment (Sunday morning), it is not clear if this activity is continuing. ... [more]
Lava fountain at the New SE crater
Saturday, Oct 26, 2013
Etna (Sicily, Italy): Following a slow gradual build-up of increasing strombolian activity at Etna's New SE crater since yesterday, a new paroxysm is now in the progress, with high lava fountains, lava flows, and a tall ash plume. ... [more]
Strrong strombolian explosion from the western vent of Stromboli (24 Oct)
Friday, Oct 25, 2013
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): Activity has picked up during the past week. During a visit yesterday afternoon and evening, we observed frequent and often strong strombolian eruptions from the NW vent (Ginostra side), which had enlarged a lot since early this year. ... [more]
Powerful eruptionof Sakurajima on 21 Oct, producing a plume that reached 18,000 ft
Thursday, Oct 24, 2013
Zhupanovsky (Kamchatka, Russia): A new explosive eruption started yesterday night (23 Oct). An ash plume was detected drifting at an estimated 16,000 ft (5 km) altitude and drifting ESE. At least 1 mm of ash have been deposited in the Nalychevo valley, a natural park between Zhupanovsky and Avachinsky volcanoes. ... [more]
MODIS hot spot data (past 7 days) for Ibu volcano (ModVolc, Univ. Hawaii)
Wednesday, Oct 23, 2013
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): According to the local mountain guides from Magmatrek, activity has increased significantly during the past 3 days, especially at the NW vent. A group of VolcanoDiscovery has arrived on the island and will report in more detail in the following days. ... [more]

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