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Volcanic activity worldwide 18 Jun 2014: Bezymianny, Sangeang Api, Etna, Santa María / Santiaguito,...

Wed, 18 Jun 2014, 15:15
15:15 PM |
MODIS hot spots at Sangeangapi (MODVOLC, Univ. Hawaii)
MODIS hot spots at Sangeangapi (MODVOLC, Univ. Hawaii)
This morning's seismic signal from Fuego volcano (FG3 station, INSIVUMEH)
This morning's seismic signal from Fuego volcano (FG3 station, INSIVUMEH)
Etna (Sicily, Italy): A series of photos from the recent eruption at the New SE crater, observed from various viewpoints during 15-16 June.

Zhupanovsky (Kamchatka, Russia): New ash emissions occurred this morning. VAAC Tokyo reported an ash plume at 11,000 ft (3.3 km) altitude drifting WNW from the volcano.

Bezymianny (Central Kamchatka Depression): KVERT raised the alert level of the volcano to orange because increased seismic activity has been detected recently. The last major eruption of the volcano was an explosion on 1 Sep 2012.
According to the Russian volcanologists, this seismicity could suggest that fresh magma started to rise within the volcano and/or a new phase of lava extrusion has already started at the summit. This process which is often accompanied by explosive activity (when gasses inside the fresh very viscous magma are trapped and accumulate to build up pressure).
In addition, the fact that the volcano has been more or less quiet for almost two years could suggest the presence of a solid plug currently clogging the conduit, in which case a larger explosion that clears it is a realistic scenario.

Sangeang Api (Indonesia): A new lava dome and a lava flow traveling down to the southeastern flank have started to grow during the past week, probably since 7 June.
VSI (who lowered the alert status back to 2 out of 4, WASPADA) reported in a bulletin that red glow is visible at the volcano's top known as Doro Api. Satellite imagery show a hot spot and steaming from the dome and the new lava flow, which had a length of approx. 2 km on 11 June.

Santa María / Santiaguito (Guatemala): Weak lava effusion continues in the 9 May collapse scar on the eastern side of the Caliente dome. Incandescence is visible at night.

Fuego (Guatemala): Activity is at moderate levels with frequent strombolian-type explosions that eject incandescent material to 100-150 m above the crater and produce ash plumes that rise up to 700 m. Jet-like degassing noises lasting 1-3 minutes accompany the explosions.
Fine ash fall was reported in the villages Panimaché, Morelia, Santa Sophia, Los Yucales, El Porvenir, Panimaché II, Sangre de Cristo and others.

Sabancaya (Peru): According to local news, steaming at the volcano has been observed since yesterday morning and it is believed that the volcano could erupt in a near to medium term future: few weeks to months.
Luis Macedo from Peru's Geophysical Institute in Arequipe (IGP) was quoted that seismic unrest, which had begun with a strong earthquake on 22 Feb 2013, continued at the volcano with averages of 30-120 quakes per day.
He also said that these tremors have been showing a trend of becoming closer to the crater and that explosions could occur within few weeks or months if this activity continues.

Volcano Activity Summary for 18 Jun 2014:

Currently erupting:

Ambrym (Vanuatu): active lava lakes in several craters (updated 14 Aug 2013)
Bagana (Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea): ash explosions (updated 27 May 2014)
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 Jun 2014)
Colima (Western Mexico): extrusion of lava flow from summit, intermittent explosions (updated 10 Apr 2014)
Dukono (Halmahera): thermal anomaly, probably small explosive activity in summit crater (updated 4 Jun 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)
Fuego (Guatemala): strombolian explosions from summit crater, intermittent lava flows (updated 18 Jun 2014)
Gamalama (Halmahera): ash eruptions since 17 Sep (updated 17 Sep 2012)
Grozny (Iturup Island): fumarolic activity (updated 3 Apr 2013)
Ibu (Halmahera, Indonesia): growing lava dome, occasional ash emissions (updated 30 Mar 2014)
Karkar (Northeast of New Guinea): possible ash eruption on 1 February (updated 27 Mar 2014)
Karymsky (Kamchatka): occasional small explosions, thermal anomaly (updated 13 Apr 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)
Marapi (Western Sumatra, Indonesia): sporadic explosions (updated 27 Mar 2014)
Nishino-shima (Volcano Islands): lava effusion enlarging the new island (updated 23 May 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)
Reventador (Ecuador): intermittent explosions, lava fountaining and lava flow emission on 23-24 April (updated 30 May 2014)
Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): ash venting, intermittent explosions (updated 23 May 2014)
Sangeang Api (Indonesia): growing lava dome & lava flow (updated 18 Jun 2014)
Santa María / Santiaguito (Guatemala): generation of hot lahars (updated 18 Jun 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 16 Jun 2014)
Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): effusion of viscous lava, steaming, ash emissions (updated 27 May 2014)
Slamet (Central Java): strombolian explosions from central crater (updated 30 Apr 2014)
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): continuing lava overflows (updated 17 Jun 2014)
Suwanose-jima (Ryukyu Islands): strombolian activity in summit crater (updated 1 May 2014)
Tinakula (Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands): increased activity at the volcano (updated 8 Feb 2013)
Tungurahua (Ecuador): strombolian activity, effusion of lava flow on upper NW flank (updated 28 Apr 2014)
Ubinas (Peru): degassing, sporadic small explosions and ash venting (updated 16 Jun 2014)
Yasur (Tanna Island, Vanuatu): ash emissions, weak strombolian explosions (updated 14 Aug 2013)
Zhupanovsky (Kamchatka, Russia): ash emissions (updated 18 Jun 2014)

Eruption warning / minor activity:

Bezymianny (Central Kamchatka Depression): steaming, degassing (updated 18 Jun 2014)
Chirpoi (Kurile Islands, Russia): hot spot visible on satellite imagery (updated 1 May 2014)
Copahue (Chile/Argentina): seismic unrest (updated 21 Mar 2014)
Dieng (Central Java): increased degassing (updated 28 Mar 2013)
Etna (Sicily, Italy): continuing weak strombolian activity from NSEC (updated 19 Apr 2014)
Gamkonora (Halmahera): seismic swam, minor ash emissions (updated 27 May 2013)
Heard (Australia, Southern Indian Ocean): possibly lava lake in summit crater (updated 27 May 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)
Kavachi (Solomon Islands): no eruption since 2007 (updated 16 Jun 2014)
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 31 Mar 2014)
Langila (New Britain, Papua New Guinea): occasional ash explosions (updated 11 Feb 2013)
Medvezhia (Kurile Islands, Russia): strong steaming, thermal anomaly (updated 17 Jan 2013)
Nyamuragira (DRCongo): increased seismic activity (updated 13 Apr 2014)
Papandayan (West Java): strong hydrothermal activity, increased seismicity (updated 6 May 2013)
Pavlof (Alaska Peninsula, USA): lava fountaining, lava flows, pyroclastic flows due to lava-snow/ice interaction (updated 16 Jun 2014)
Poas (Costa Rica): occasional small phreatic explosions, intense degassing (updated 30 Mar 2014)
Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): degassing, sporadic explosions, slowly growing lava dome (updated 3 Jun 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)
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): possible ash emission on 11 April (updated 12 Apr 2014)
San Miguel (El Salvador): gas and ash emissions (updated 14 Jun 2014)
Sangay (Ecuador): degassing (updated 24 May 2013)
Shishaldin (United States, Aleutian Islands): possibly lava fountaining episodes in summit crater (updated 16 Jun 2014)
Soputan (North Sulawesi, Indonesia): degassing, seismic crisis, eruption warning (updated 1 May 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)
Zavodovski (South Sandwich Islands (UK)): no activity detected in recent weeks (updated 9 May 2014)

Previous news
Tue, 17 Jun 2014, 21:00
Eruption from Stromboli's NE vent and small lava overflow today (INGV thermal webcam)
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): Activity at the volcano remains elevated. A small lava overflow from the NE crater occurred today and an increase in tremor was reported. ... read all
Mon, 16 Jun 2014, 15:57
Etna's lava flows this morning (photo: Marco Fulle)
Etna (Sicily, Italy): Lava effusion and pulsating low lava fountains continued from the New SE crater throughout the night and today. Tremor remains at fluctuating elevated levels but with a now slightly decreasing trend. The lava flows have descended the western slope into the Valle del Bove where they spread into several broad fronts. ... read all
Sun, 15 Jun 2014, 21:00
Eruption at Etna's New SE crater
Etna (Sicily, Italy): A violent phase of explosive / effusive activity began over night. Strombolian activity at the New SE crater and volcanic tremor started to increase last evening. This increase continued throughout the night and this morning,- great luck for those on our current tour to Stromboli - Vulcano and Etna. ... read all
Sat, 14 Jun 2014, 21:00
Ash emissions of Zhupanovsky volcano on 7 June the morning after the initial explosion at night (photo: Vasily Yaremchuk via  Evgeny Karpov, @Jeenka41 / twitter)
Zhupanovsky (Kamchatka, Russia): (13 Jun) The eruption at the volcano that was initially reported by a pilot who observed a 6 km ash plume continues with smaller ash emissions. ... read all
Fri, 13 Jun 2014, 21:00
Strombolian explosion at Etna's NSEC this evening (Radiostudio7 webcam)
Etna (Sicily, Italy): No changes in activity have occurred. Sporadic small strombolian explosions continue from the summit crater of the New SE crater. Tremor is low. ... read all

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