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Volcanic activity worldwide 12 Apr 2014: Fuego, Nyamuragira, Tungurahua, Ubinas, San Cristobal

Sat, 12 Apr 2014, 15:15
15:15 PM |
Strong explosion from Fuego this morning (INSIVUMEH)
Strong explosion from Fuego this morning (INSIVUMEH)
Forcasted ash from San Cristobal volcano (VAAC Washington)
Forcasted ash from San Cristobal volcano (VAAC Washington)
The new lava flow observed on April 10 at 22:03 (Source: P. Ramón OVT / IG)
The new lava flow observed on April 10 at 22:03 (Source: P. Ramón OVT / IG)
Explosion at Ubinas yesterday (IGP)
Explosion at Ubinas yesterday (IGP)
MODIS hot spot at Nyamuragia (single spot in center) and Nyiragongo (large spot bottom) volcanoes (ModVolc, Univ. Hawaii)
MODIS hot spot at Nyamuragia (single spot in center) and Nyiragongo (large spot bottom) volcanoes (ModVolc, Univ. Hawaii)
Fuego (Guatemala): Activity at the volcano continues to increase and could be heading towards a new paroxysm with lava flows, strong explosions and potential pyroclastic flows. Constant avalanches were observed on the upper southern flank, which could be related to the opening of an effusive vent.
The increased rise of magma to the crater has been producing stronger and more frequent explosions, at averages of 8 per hour reported in last night's special bulletin of the volcano observatory.
... [read more]

San Cristobal (Nicaragua): A small eruption probably occurred last evening. VAAC Washington issued an alert against a possible ash plume at 8,000 ft (2.4 km) altitude drifting west of the volcano.
The seismic signal shows an increased tremor signal today and the numerous aftershocks of the recent magnitude 6 earthquakes near Lake Managua.

Tungurahua (Ecuador): A lava flow descended from the volcano's summit crater cn the upper NW flank between 10-11 April. The flow likely appeared early of 10 April, it appearance was documented on both visual and infrared photos and corresponds to a tremor signal detected by the observatory.
In the afternoon of Thursday, its front was between the Mandur and Hacienda canyons at 3400 m elevation. By last night, it had only advanced a bit and apparently stopped by around 23:30 local time. Its estimated length is about 3 km from the inner crater.

Ubinas (Peru): Activity at the volcano has been increasing over the past week, both the number and size of explosions and the corresponding seismic activity. Explosions on 9 April produced ash plumes that reached up to 3 km height, which is a significant increase compared to the smaller ones that had been occurring previously with 1.5-2 km tall plumes. Light ash fall occurred in areas to the NE, in areas up to 20 km distance including the villages Lloque, Chojata, and Ichuna.
For the first time in the current eruption, incandescent lava fragments up to 20 cm in size were ween seen during 7-8 April. They were ejected to distances of up to 1 km from the crater.
... [read more]

Nyamuragira (DRCongo): No confirmation whether a new eruption at the volcano has started is available yet, but MODIS satellite data show a thermal hot spot near the NE rim of the summit caldera and a strong SO2 plume is being detected coming from the area.
However the latter could be entirely be coming from neighboring Nyiragongo volcano with its large active lava lake, so the situation remains unclear.
Previous news
Fri, 11 Apr 2014, 21:00
Partial collapse on the NE flank of the New SE crater (Etna Trekking webcam on Schiena dell'Asino)
Etna (Sicily, Italy): A small event this morning at 08:09 (local time) from the New SE crater produced a reddish-brown ash plume generated by partial collapse on the eastern flank of the cone ... read all
Thu, 10 Apr 2014, 16:56
Evolution of Sinabung volcano's lava extrusion lobe (VSI)
Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): Activity continues at the volcano in form of slow lava extrusion that feeds the thick lobe formed on the southern flank. Overall, the intensity of this activity continued to decrease. Authorities decreased the alert status from the highest (4) to 3 (on a scale of 1-4). ... read all
Wed, 9 Apr 2014, 21:00
Thermal image of Etna's eastern flank with the New SE crater (Monte Cagliato thermal webcam, INGV Catania)
Etna (Sicily, Italy): (9 Apr) After a few days of bad weather that have prevented detailed observations, it seems that all is quiet again. ... read all
Mon, 7 Apr 2014, 21:00
Aerial view of Nishinoshima on  24 March 2014 (Japan Coast Guard)
Nishino-shima (Volcano Islands): (7 Apr) The ongoing eruption continues to add new land to the island with what seems a relatively steady effusion of lava flows. A new overflight by the Japanese Coast Guard shows that at least the second vent that appeared in late January is still active, feeding lava flows that continue to spread and currently have active fronts all along the eastern coast. ... read all
Sun, 6 Apr 2014, 22:00
Ash emission from Ubinas this evening
Shiveluch (Kamchatka): An explosion occurred at the volcano this morning (Kamchatka time). An ash plume rose to approx. 20,000 ft (6 km) altitude (VAAC Tokyo). ... read all

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