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Volcanic activity worldwide 12 Mar 2014: Chirpoi, Karymsky, Dukono, Copahue

Wednesday Mar 12, 2014 21:03 PM |

MODIS hot spot at Chirpoi volcano (ModVolc, Univ. Hawaii)
MODIS hot spot at Chirpoi volcano (ModVolc, Univ. Hawaii)
Karymsky (Kamchatka): An ash plume to 7,000 ft (2.1 km) altitude and extending SW was reported early this morning (VAAC Tokyo).
This came likely from a stronger-than-average of the volcano's typical sporadic strombolian explosions.

Chirpoi (Kurile Islands, Russia): A thermal hot spot is again visible on MODIS satellite data, suggesting some sort of activity going on at the remote volcano. What exactly is happening there (perhaps the appearance of a small lava dome, or emissions of hot gasses) is unknown at the moment.

Dukono (Halmahera): Explosive activity at the volcano produced an ash plume that rose to 7,000 ft (2.1 km) altitude and extended 40 nautical miles to the SE yesterday.

Copahue (Chile/Argentina): The volcano continues to show signs of unrest. A swarm of volcanic-tectonic earthquakes occurred the day before yesterday. SERNAGEOMIN keeps the alert level of the volcano at Yellow.

Volcano Activity Summary for 12 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): extrusion of lava flow from summit, intermittent explosions (updated 11 Mar 2014)
Dukono (Halmahera): thermal anomaly, probably small explosive activity in summit crater (updated 12 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 10 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 12 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 10 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)
Chirpoi (Kurile Islands, Russia): hot spot visible on satellite imagery (updated 12 Mar 2014)
Cleveland (Aleutian Islands, Alaska): occasional small explosions (updated 2 Mar 2014)
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 10 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 10 Mar 2014)
Sangay (Ecuador): degassing (updated 24 May 2013)
Slamet (Central Java): ash explosions (updated 11 Mar 2014)
Tungurahua (Ecuador): sporadic explosions (updated 8 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

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2014
Slamet (Central Java): (11 Mar) New eruptions were observed at Java's second highest volcano since yesterday evening. A series of explosions produced ash plumes rising 800-1000 m above the summit, the local observatory reported. ... [more]
Thermal image of the summit craters with ash emissions from Bocca Nuova (left)
Monday, Mar 10, 2014
Etna (Sicily, Italy): While weak lava effusion and sporadic strombolian explosions from the New SE crater continue with little changes, the Bocca Nuova crater has started to produce occasional small ash emissions of sometimes elevated temperature (suggesting presence of magma near the surface). ... [more]
Thermal image of the eastern side of Etna with the active effusive vent at the base of the NSEC
Saturday, Mar 08, 2014
Etna (Sicily, Italy): (8 Mar) Weak lava effusion from the vent at the eastern base of the New SE crater, as well as sporadic small explosions from its summit crater continue with no significant variations over the past days. ... [more]
Small explosion at Popocatépetl yesterday morning (CENAPRED)
Friday, Mar 07, 2014
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). ... [more]
Thursday, Mar 06, 2014
Kilauea (Hawai'i): (5 Mar) Kilauea summit tiltmeters recorded continuing DI deflationary tilt, 2 microradians in the past 24 hrs - a fairly large deflation! ... [more]

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