Volcanic activity worldwide 19 Jun 2014: Etna, Popocatépetl, Ubinas, Suwanose-jima, Santa María / ...
Thu, 19 Jun 2014, 16:1816:18 PM |
Thermal image of the New SE crater (INGV webcam)
The lava flows from Etna's New SE crater this morning (photo: Marco Fulle)
3 vents at Nishinoshima volcano (13 June)
Eruption at Sakurajima this morning
Eruption at Suwanosejima volcano this morning
Current seismic activity (PVV station, AVO)
Current seismic activity (CEAP station / AVO)
Explosion from Popocatépetl yesterday
Small ash puff from Reventador today
Etna (Sicily, Italy): The latest eruptive episode at the New SE crater, which again grew a few meters during this time, is now over. The lava flow is no longer active and there are no (or only very weak and sporadic) explosions at the crater itself. Tremor has descended back to low levels.
Explosion at Ubinas volcano today
This morning, weak strombolian activity and lava effusion were still going on. Marco Fulle who is still on location took this picture of the scene complete with a rare steam ring.
Activity and tremor have further decreased - it seems that the latest eruptive (explosive-effusive) phase at the New SE crater is coming to an end.
A series of photos taken during 15-16 June has been posted here.
Zhupanovsky (Kamchatka, Russia): VAAC Tokyo reports continuous ash emissions to approx 3 km altitude.
Nishino-shima (Volcano Islands): Eruptions continue to add land to the remote island volcano. Recent pictures by the Japanese Coast guard on 11 and 13 June show steaming along the shoreline, indicating active lava flow fronts, possibly tube-fed since no surface incandescence was visible.
A large steam plume mixed with bluish gas and light brown ash was rising from at least 3 vents, two of which belong to the large central cinder cone, while the other smaller vent to the east of the base of the cone emitted most of the bluish gas (SO2) and seems to host a small lava lake feeding an active flow.
Pulsating strombolian eruptions ejecting tephra and brown ash plumes were seen from the central cinder cone.
Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): Activity at the volcano continues to be elevated. However, the rhythm of Sakurajima's typical vulcanian-type explosions (all from the Showa crater) has been very irregular recently and averages about 1-2 per day.
Some of the recent explosions have been relatively large, such as one this morning (13,000 ft ash plume) or one on 6 June when an ash plume rose to 18,000 ft (5.4 km) altitude.
Suwanose-jima (Ryukyu Islands): A new explosion occurred at the volcano minutes ago. An ash plume rising several 100 meters from the active crater can be seen on webcam images.
Pavlof (Alaska Peninsula, USA): According to AVO, seismic activity suggests that weak eruptive activity (minor lava effusion?) continues at the volcano.
Shishaldin (United States, Aleutian Islands): Low-level eruptive activity continues at the volcano according to AVO: "No activity was observed in mostly cloudy satellite images over the last 24 hours. Web camera views of the volcano are currently obscured by weather, however, views from late yesterday afternoon show a low-level plume from the summit."
Semisopochnoi (United States, Aleutian Islands): The earthquake swarm continues. No eruptive activity has been detected.
Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): A moderate explosion occurred yesterday morning at 11:10 local time and generated a 2.5 km high ash column drifting NW. Overall, the activity at the volcano has been low during the past weeks. The alert status remains at Yellow Phase 2 (CENAPRED).
Santa María / Santiaguito (Guatemala): Strong degassing from the Caliente lava dome, occasional small explosions (one was reported this morning with a gray ash plume 600 m tall), and a slowly advancing viscous lava flow in the 6 May collapse scar characterize the volcano's activity.
Fuego (Guatemala): Strombolian activity remains at moderate unchanged levels. Ash plumes rose to 600 m above the crater and shock waves from stronger explosions rattle roofs and windows in houses of nearby villages.
Reventador (Ecuador): Effusive-explosive activity continues at the volcano. Small ash eruptions occurred today and weak lava effusion on the upper flanks of the cone can be seen on thermal webcam imagery.
Ubinas (Peru): Mild to moderate explosive activity continues with little changes. A number of smaller explosions and phase of continuous ash emissions occurred today at the volcano:
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