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Volcanic activity worldwide 16 Nov 2013: Colima, Copahue, Klyuchevskoy, Sinabung, Sakurajima, Bagana, Etna

Saturday Nov 16, 2013 11:21 AM |

Steam rings from Etna's New SE crater this morning
Steam rings from Etna's New SE crater this morning
Ash plume fro Klyuchevskoy this morning
Ash plume fro Klyuchevskoy this morning
Colima volcano early on 15 Nov 2013 (Photo: Bullriv Colima Rivera via facebook)
Colima volcano early on 15 Nov 2013 (Photo: Bullriv Colima Rivera via facebook)
Ash emission from Copahue yesterday
Ash emission from Copahue yesterday
Etna (Sicily, Italy): Weak explosions continue at the New SE crater, and often produce steam rings. This morning, tremor has started to rise, which could indicate the start of yet another paroxysm.


Klyuchevskoy (Kamchatka): Explosive activity at the summit crater has intensified. The volcano produces a near constant steam and ash plume of fluctuating size. The ash plume reaches about 21,000 ft (6.3 km) altitude drifting east.

Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): VAAC Tokyo reports continuous ash emissions and some relatively large explosions with plumes reaching 12,000 ft (3.6 km) altitude last evening.

Bagana (Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea): An explosion this morning produced an ash plume to 9,000 ft (2.7 km) altitude this morning, VAAC Darwin reported.

Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): Explosions continue to become gradually stronger. Two powerful vulcanian explosions occurred on 14 Nov producing ash plumes rising to about 12,000 ft (3.6 km) and causing small pyroclastic flows. More than 5000 people have been evacuated so far.

Colima (Western Mexico): Activity has increased recently, judging from recent pcitures of the volcano. Abundant rockfalls and lava flows descend the flank of the steep cone. It appears that growth of the lava dome has resumed in speed and overflows the rims of the crater.

Copahue (Chile/Argentina): New ash emissions started yesterday shortly before noon (local time) and have been more or less continuous since then. The low-level ash plume is drifting NW.

SERNAGEOMIN mentions that seismic activity has remained above background, with a total of 18684 recorded earthquakes during October, most of them at depths less than 10 km.
Previous news
Glow from Etna's New SE crater
Friday, Nov 15, 2013
Etna (Sicily, Italy): Explosions continue at the New SE crater. The weather is mostly bad and visibility is limited, but the glow seen on the webcams speaks for itself. Tremor continues to climb slowly. Are we in for another paroxysm soon? ... [more]
Current tremor signal (ESLN station, INGV Catania)
Thursday, Nov 14, 2013
Etna (Sicily, Italy): Activity at the New SE crater has decreased during the night, but probably weak strombolian explosions still occur from time to time. At the moment, weather is very bad and visible observations difficult. The tremor decreased as well, but has gained again and continues to show an overall increasing trend, similar to the days before the 10-11 Nov paroxysm. ... [more]
Strombolian eruption at New SE crater 11 Nov 2013 evening
Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013
Etna (Sicily, Italy): 2 new sets of pictures from the beginning and end of the 10-11 Nov paroxysm: ... [more]
Current tremor signal (ESLN station, INGV Catania)
Tuesday, Nov 12, 2013
Etna (Sicily, Italy): Strombolian activity at the NSEC ceased during the night, and the lava flows from the last paroxysm are no longer active today. Tremor has returned to low levels. ... [more]
Current tremor amplitude (ECPNZ station, INGV Catania)
Monday, Nov 11, 2013
Etna (Sicily, Italy): The awaited new paroxysm of Etna's NEW SE crater started last night and is still in full progress. Unfortunately, a snow storm above the summit area prevents detailed observations, but judging from the seismic signal, this eruption is unusually long and intense (and still growing at the time of updating). Ash fall has been reported from villages to the E/NE (Zafferana, Milo etc), where the plume is carried to by strong Libeccio winds. ... [more]

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