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Volcanic activity worldwide 18 Feb 2014: Fuego, Tungurahua, Kelud

Tuesday Feb 18, 2014 18:27 PM |

Steaming from Kelut this morning (new VSI webcam)
Steaming from Kelut this morning (new VSI webcam)
Current seismic signal of Fuego (FG3 station, INSIVUMEH)
Current seismic signal of Fuego (FG3 station, INSIVUMEH)
Kelud (East Java): Activity has calmed down at the volcano. The new VSI webcam shows the outer crater area covered with heavy ash deposits and only a small steam plume from the crater.
The SO2 aerosol plume from the eruption is still well visible in the atmosphere on satellite data.

Fuego (Guatemala): Activity has been elevated yesterday, with more frequent moderate and strong explosions accompanied by rumbling degassing sounds and shock waves that could be noticed in up to 20-25 km distance. Ash plumes rose to 500-700 m. The observatory warns that another stronger eruptive phase could occur in the next days or weeks. The current seismic signal suggests, however, that the activity has been decreasing again.

Tungurahua (Ecuador): After the major eruptions on 1 Feb, the volcano continued to produce frequent (comparably) smaller explosions of strombolian to vulcanian type, sometime causing small pyroclastic flows. Ash falls have been mainly affecting areas in Penipe, south of the volcano. During the past days, activity has been decreasing overall.
IGP reports an earthquake swarm on 10 Feb, when a series of volcanic-tectonic quakes occurred under the northwestern flank of the volcano between Pondoa and Juive Grande. The earthquakes were at depths between 10 and 11 km below the crater and measured up to magnitude of 3.0 on the Richter scale. The largest were widely felt in villages around the volcano.
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Previous news
Aerial view of Popocatépetl's summit crater (image: CENAPRED)
Monday, Feb 17, 2014
Kilauea (Hawai'i): The tiltmeters at the summit of Kilauea and at Pu`u `O`o cinder cone both recorded continued DI inflationary tilt over the past 24HRS! ... [more]
Currently active lava flows at Etna's New SE crater
Sunday, Feb 16, 2014
Etna (Sicily, Italy): Activity has remained essentially unchanged. Weak lava effusion from the fissure vents at the eastern flank of the New SE crater as well as sporadic strombolian explosion continue, accompanied by low tremor levels. ... [more]
Explosion at Bocca Nuova crater (Montagnola webcam, INGV Catania)
Saturday, Feb 15, 2014
Etna (Sicily, Italy): This morning at 12:08 (local time) a moderate phreatic explosion occurred from the Bocca Nuova crater. ... [more]
The eruption of Kelut last night (image: pic.twitter.com/ypy7kx9615 / @hilmi_dzi)
Friday, Feb 14, 2014
Kelud (East Java): BNPB (Civil protection) confirmed 3 fatalities (indirectly or directly) caused by the eruption: two as result of breathing difficulties caused by the ash, one as a road accident during evacuation. All of the victims were in Pandasari village less than 7 km from the volcano where 20 cm of ash has fallen. ... [more]
Sequence of the small explosion at San Miguel yesterday (MARN)
Thursday, Feb 13, 2014
Kelud (East Java): It seems that a large eruption started at the volcano at 23:29 local time today. VAAC Darwin reports an ash plume to 45,000 ft (15 km) altitude is drifting 50 nautical miles to the west of the volcano. The alert status was raised to the highest level. ... [more]

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