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Volcanic activity worldwide 7 Mar 2014: Ubinas, Popocatépetl, Sakurajima, Kilauea

Fri, 7 Mar 2014, 21:03
21:03 PM |
Small explosion at Popocatépetl yesterday morning (CENAPRED)
Small explosion at Popocatépetl yesterday morning (CENAPRED)
The new lava inside the crater of Ubinas volcano (photo: IGP)
The new lava inside the crater of Ubinas volcano (photo: IGP)
Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): Explosions have been becoming more frequent again. During the past 48 hours, VAAC Tokyo counted 8 eruptions of small to moderate size (ash plumes rising up to between 5-9,000 ft altitude).

Kilauea (Hawai'i): Nineteen earthquakes were strong enough to be located beneath Kilauea Volcano in the past 24 hours - just below average for one day!
...6 Mar:
The summit tiltmeter at Kilauea recorded a switch to DI inflationary tilt and the summit lava-lake rose several meters last night!

Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): A small explosion occurred yesterday morning, ejecting glowing material to up to 600 m distance from the crater. Otherwise, the activity at the volcano has been low, similar to previous weeks.
CENAPRED counted 14 low-intensity emissions yesterday.

Ubinas (Peru): A pilot reported a possible ash plume at flight level 290 (29,000 ft, 9 km altitude) this afternoon, which would mean a significant eruption took place. However, this needs to be confirmed yet.
IGP in its latest press release confirmed the presence of new magma in the crater. This correlates well with the detected hybrid earthquakes and bluish gas emissions, as well as the thermal hot spot visible on satellite data since mid February.
The new lava forms a flat elongated dome about 30-40 meters long.

Volcano Activity Summary for 7 Mar 2014:

Currently erupting:

Ambrym (Vanuatu): active lava lakes in several craters (updated 14 Aug 2013)
Barren Island (Indian Ocean): intermittent activity, likely strombolian-type and/or lava flows (updated 4 Feb 2014)
Batu Tara (Sunda Islands, Indonesia): strombolian explosions, ash plumes up to 500 m, extrusion of a small lava dome with rockfalls (updated 16 Aug 2013)
Colima (Western Mexico): explosions and lava flows (updated 19 Jul 2013)
Dukono (Halmahera): thermal anomaly, probably small explosive activity in summit crater (updated 2 Mar 2014)
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): lava flow from base of New SE crater, strombolian explosions / ash emissions from NSEC (updated 4 Feb 2014)
Fuego (Guatemala): strombolian explosions (updated 2 Mar 2014)
Gamalama (Halmahera): ash eruptions since 17 Sep (updated 17 Sep 2012)
Grozny (Iturup Island): fumarolic activity (updated 3 Apr 2013)
Heard (Australia, Southern Indian Ocean): likely lava lake in summit crater (updated 1 Aug 2013)
Karkar (Northeast of New Guinea): possible ash eruption on 1 February (updated 15 Mar 2013)
Karymsky (Kamchatka): occasional small explosions, thermal anomaly (updated 2 Mar 2014)
Kavachi (Solomon Islands): no eruption since 2007 (updated 2 Feb 2014)
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): degassing (updated 22 Aug 2013)
Lokon-Empung (North Sulawesi, Indonesia): small explosions, lava flow? (updated 25 Jul 2013)
Manam (Papua New Guinea): degassing, occasional ash venting (updated 28 Aug 2013)
Nishino-shima (Volcano Islands): lava effusion enlarging the new island (updated 4 Mar 2014)
Nyiragongo (DRCongo): active lava lake in summit crater (updated 26 Feb 2014)
Ol Doinyo Lengai (Tanzania): effusion of natrocarbonatite lava inside the crater (updated 8 Jul 2013)
Pacaya (Guatemala): weak strombolian activity in summit crater (updated 5 Mar 2014)
Paluweh (off Flores Island, Indonesia): active growing lava dome (updated 12 Aug 2013)
Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): ash venting, intermittent explosions (updated 7 Mar 2014)
Santa María / Santiaguito (Guatemala): Santiaguito volcano (Guatemala): lava flow on south flank of dome becomes more active (updated 5 Mar 2014)
Semeru (East Java, Indonesia): growing lava dome, ash venting and small to moderate explosions (updated 25 Jul 2012)
Shiveluch (Kamchatka): growing lava dome, incandescent avalanches, occasional explosions (updated 26 Feb 2014)
Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): effusion of viscous lava, steaming, ash emissions (updated 23 Feb 2014)
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): continuing lava overflows (updated 25 Jul 2013)
Suwanose-jima (Ryukyu Islands): strombolian to weak vulcanian explosions (updated 24 Feb 2014)
Tinakula (Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands): increased activity at the volcano (updated 8 Feb 2013)
Yasur (Tanna Island, Vanuatu): ash emissions, weak strombolian explosions (updated 14 Aug 2013)

Eruption warning / minor activity:

Aso (Kyushu): occasional weak ash emissions (updated 20 Feb 2014)
Bagana (Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea): ash explosions (updated 26 Aug 2013)
Bezymianny (Central Kamchatka Depression): steaming, degassing (updated 10 Jun 2013)
Chirinkotan (Northern Kuriles): unspecified activity - possibly lava flows (updated 20 Feb 2014)
Cleveland (Aleutian Islands, Alaska): occasional small explosions (updated 2 Mar 2014)
Copahue (Chile/Argentina): ash venting (updated 16 Aug 2013)
Dieng (Central Java): increased degassing (updated 28 Mar 2013)
Galeras (Colombia): sporadic ash emissions (updated 25 Jul 2013)
Gamkonora (Halmahera): seismic swam, minor ash emissions (updated 27 May 2013)
Ibu (Halmahera, Indonesia): growing lava dome, seismic unrest (updated 25 Feb 2014)
Iliwerung (Lesser Sunda Islands): possible submarine eruption from Mt Hobal on 20 August (updated 20 Aug 2013)
Iwo-Tori-shima (Ryukyu Islands): possible small ash eruption on 6 July 2013 (updated 6 Jul 2013)
Kelud (East Java): steaming, activity at crater unknown (updated 2 Mar 2014)
Kerinci (Sumatra): seismic unrest (updated 5 Jun 2013)
Ketoi (Kurile Islands, Russia)
Kikai (Ryukyu Islands): steaming at summit crater of Iodake, occasional weak glows (updated 5 Jun 2013)
Kirishima (Kyushu): degassing, alert lowered (updated 30 Jul 2012)
Krakatau (Sunda Strait, Indonesia): degassing (updated 27 Jun 2013)
Langila (New Britain, Papua New Guinea): occasional ash explosions (updated 11 Feb 2013)
Marapi (Western Sumatra, Indonesia): occasional ash explosions (updated 26 Feb 2014)
Medvezhia (Kurile Islands, Russia): strong steaming, thermal anomaly (updated 17 Jan 2013)
Merapi (Central Java, Indonesia): sporadic phreatic explosions (updated 24 Jul 2013)
Nyamuragira (DRCongo): steaming/degassing from pit inside summit caldera (updated 18 Jul 2013)
Papandayan (West Java): strong hydrothermal activity, increased seismicity (updated 6 May 2013)
Poas (Costa Rica): occasional small phreatic explosions, intense degassing (updated 26 Feb 2014)
Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): degassing, sporadic explosions, slowly growing lava dome (updated 7 Mar 2014)
Rabaul (Tavurvur) (New Britain, Papua New Guinea): weak ash explosions (updated 26 Aug 2013)
Rasshua (Central Kuriles)
Raung (East Java): strombolian activity in summit crater (updated 5 Aug 2013)
Reventador (Ecuador): ash explosions, occasional pyroclastic flows (updated 6 Feb 2014)
Rincón de la Vieja (Costa Rica): small phreatic eruption on 11 April (updated 6 Oct 2012)
Sacabaya (Northern Chile, Bolivia and Argentina)
San Cristobal (Nicaragua): seismic unrest, occasional phreatic explosions (updated 6 Feb 2014)
San Miguel (El Salvador): small explosions, seismic unrest, intense degassing (updated 2 Mar 2014)
Sangay (Ecuador): degassing (updated 24 May 2013)
Tungurahua (Ecuador): occasional ash explosions (updated 5 Mar 2014)
Turrialba (Costa Rica): ash venting, strong degassing (updated 24 Jul 2013)
Ubinas (Peru): thermal hot spot at summit crater, seismic unrest, occasional small explosions (updated 7 Mar 2014)
Ulawun (New Britain, Papua New Guinea): degassing, ash venting (updated 5 Aug 2013)
White Island (New Zealand): strong degassing, volcanic tremor (updated 20 Aug 2013)

Previous news
Thu, 6 Mar 2014, 21:03
Kilauea (Hawai'i): (5 Mar) Kilauea summit tiltmeters recorded continuing DI deflationary tilt, 2 microradians in the past 24 hrs - a fairly large deflation! read all
Wed, 5 Mar 2014, 21:03
SO2 plume from Popocatépetl yesterday (NOAA)
Kilauea (Hawai'i): (4 Mar) Kilauea summit tiltmeters recorded the start of another DI deflationary tilt at 3:30 am this morning - lava lake at summit drops 3m (6ft) ... read all
Tue, 4 Mar 2014, 15:36
Part of Nishino-shima island with active flows on the southern shore, forming new bays and a small lake that once was a bay (Japan Coast guard)
Nishino-shima (Volcano Islands): The island continues to grow as lava flows slowly spread into several directions. This is shown nicely by the latest aerial survey pictures the Japanese Coast guard took on 28 Feb. The most active flow fronts are currently at the southern shore while advance on the northern and eastern margins of the flow field has slowed down. ... read all
Sun, 2 Mar 2014, 10:15
Lava flows at Enta this morning (Monte Cagliato thermal webcam, INGV Catania)
Etna (Sicily, Italy): No significant changes have occurred at the volcano. Lava continues to flow from the vents at the eastern flank of the New SE crater and produces overlapping flows, typically a few 100 m long, near the rim of and on the upper slope into the Valle del Bove. A small surge in lava effusion occurred during the past hours and can be seen at the end of the following time-lapse: ... read all
Wed, 26 Feb 2014, 17:01
Glow from Shiveluch's lava dome and steam/ash plume
Shiveluch (Kamchatka): Although no larger explosions or dome collapses have occurred in the past days, the activity at the volcano remains intense and such events could happen any time again. The clear weather today showed the active lava dome still grows on both sides, produces smaller avalanches and an intense steam plume that sometimes contains volcanic ash: ... read all

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