Volcanic activity worldwide 7 Jun 2014: Etna, Santa María / Santiaguito, Zhupanovsky, Batu Tara
Sat, 7 Jun 2014, 21:0021:00 PM |
Strombolian explosion at Etna's NSEC past night (Radiostudio7 webcam)
Etna (Sicily, Italy): (7 Jun) No particular changes have occurred recently. Very sporadic and weak strombolian explosions continue at the summit vent of the New SE crater. Bocca Nuova also continues to produce sporadic ash emissions.
Location of the volcano observatory at Santiaguito (image: Culture Volcan / google earth)
Zhupanovsky (Kamchatka, Russia): (7 Jun) A possible new eruption could have occurred yesterday at the volcano, but it could not be confirmed so far. Based on a pilot report KVERT and VAAC Tokyo alerted about a possible ash plume rising from the volcano at estimated 6 km altitude. The alert status of the volcano was raised from green to yellow.
If the report is true, it would be the second eruption of the volcano within a relatively short time, the last being from 24 Nov past year. However, no volcanic ash plume could be detected on satellite imagery so far and it could well be a false eruption report.
Batu Tara (Sunda Islands, Indonesia): (7 Jun) A volcanic ash plume at 7,000 ft (2.1 km) altitude was observed this morning extending 20 nautical miles to the NW. (VAAC Darwin)
Santa María / Santiaguito (Guatemala): (7 Jun) The tropical storm Boris that has been hitting the country over the past days continues to produce heavy rainfalls that in turn cause large mud flows.
The large collapse of parts of the lava dome on 9 May has left significant amounts of hot debris at the foot of the volcano, in particular in the upper river bed of the Nima 1. These deposits are now being remobilized and descend the river beds as boiling hot mud flows that contain boulders, tree parts and other debris of up to several meters in size and are extremely destructive.
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Pavlov (Alaska Peninsula, USA): (3 Jun) The low-level eruption of the volcano has escalated, the Alaska Volcano Observatory reports: "Seismic tremor increased starting about 2300 UTC yesterday and pilots have recently reported ash clouds to 22,000 ft. ASL. Recent satellite images show a plume extending over 80 km east of the volcano." (AVO) ... read all
Mon, 2 Jun 2014, 23:00
Kilauea (Hawai'i): This past week we have seen Kilauea tiltmeter networks record slowing DI inflationary tilt (7 microradians since May 24, see photo) while the lava lake within Halemaumau crater continued to rise sporadically and was at an estimated 34-35 m (112-115 ft) this morning. Gas emissions continued to be elevated at the summit. ... read all
Sun, 1 Jun 2014, 21:00
Sat, 31 May 2014, 16:06
Etna (Sicily, Italy): Although tremor dropped significantly yesterday evening, mild strombolian activity from the New SE crater continued throughout the night. This morning, new ash emissions from the Bocca Nuova occurred again. Whether this announces a new phase of (different) activity will have to be seen... ... read all