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Volcanic activity worldwide 16 Nov 2014: Pavlof volcano

Sunday Nov 16, 2014 21:00 PM |

Satellite image of the ash plume from Pavlov last night (15 Nov, 23:00 UTC)
Satellite image of the ash plume from Pavlov last night (15 Nov, 23:00 UTC)
Pavlof (Alaska Peninsula, USA): (16 Nov) The Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) reports that "the eruption that began on November 12 has intensified and the ash cloud height is currently estimated at 25,000 ft above sea level.
Thus, the Aviation Color Code has been raised to RED and the Volcano Alert Level to WARNING.
The intensity of seismic tremor has increased significantly over the past 6 hours, and satellite data indicate that the ash cloud is now at an altitude of 25,000 ft above sea level. As of 11:00 am AKST (20:00 UTC) the cloud is moving towards the northwest and extends for about 125 miles (200 km) downwind." (AVO)

Volcano Activity Summary for 16 Nov 2014:

Currently erupting:

Ambrym (Vanuatu): active lava lakes in several craters (updated 14 Aug 2013)
Bagana (Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea): ash emissions, lava dome growth (updated 10 Nov 2014)
Bardarbunga (Iceland): Ongoing lava fountain from Baugur crater, subsidence of Bárðarbunga caldera and seismic activity (updated 18 Sep 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 4 Nov 2014)
Colima (Western Mexico): new lava flow on SW flank (updated 21 Sep 2014)
Dukono (Halmahera): thermal anomaly, probably small explosive activity in summit crater (updated 10 Nov 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 14 Nov 2014)
Ibu (Halmahera, Indonesia): stromolian and phreatomagmatic explosions (updated 14 Nov 2014)
Karymsky (Kamchatka): occasional small explosions, thermal anomaly (updated 4 Oct 2014)
Kilauea (Hawai'i): new lava flow from vents on NE flank of Pu'u 'O'o (updated 13 Aug 2013)
Manam (Papua New Guinea): degassing, occasional ash venting (updated 28 Aug 2013)
Marapi (Western Sumatra, Indonesia): sporadic explosions (updated 27 Mar 2014)
Nasu (Honshu)
Nishino-shima (Volcano Islands, Japan): growing island (updated 11 Oct 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)
Pavlof (Alaska Peninsula, USA): lava fountains, ash emission from new vent on upper north flank (updated 16 Nov 2014)
Poas (Costa Rica): phreatic explosions (updated 14 Oct 2014)
Rabaul (Tavurvur) (New Britain, Papua New Guinea): lava fountains, ash emissions from Tavurvur cone (updated 12 Sep 2014)
Reventador (Ecuador): ash emissions, explosions (updated 14 Nov 2014)
Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): ash venting, intermittent explosions (updated 5 Nov 2014)
Sangeang Api (Indonesia): growing lava dome & lava flow (updated 7 Jul 2014)
Santiaguito (Guatemala): generation of hot lahars (updated 14 Nov 2014)
Semeru (East Java, Indonesia): growing lava dome, lava flow, strombolian activity (updated 21 Sep 2014)
Shishaldin (United States, Aleutian Islands): mild explosive activity, intermittent more intense phases (updated 31 Oct 2014)
Shiveluch (Kamchatka): growing lava dome, incandescent avalanches, occasional explosions (updated 30 Oct 2014)
Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): continuing pyroclastic flows (updated 6 Nov 2014)
Slamet (Central Java): intense strombolian explosions (updated 13 Sep 2014)
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): degassing from summit craters, ending lava effusion from 650 m vent (updated 14 Nov 2014)
Suwanose-jima (Ryukyu Islands): strombolian activity in summit crater (updated 14 Nov 2014)
Tungurahua (Ecuador): moderate to strong strombolian explosions from central crater (updated 25 Sep 2014)
Turrialba (Costa Rica): Ongoing ash emission and explosions (updated 30 Oct 2014)
Ubinas (Peru): degassing, sporadic small explosions and ash venting (updated 11 Sep 2014)
Yasur (Tanna Island, Vanuatu): ash emissions, weak strombolian explosions (updated 14 Aug 2013)
Zhupanovsky (Kamchatka, Russia): degassing, last eruption ended mid Oct 2014 (updated 10 Nov 2014)

Eruption warning / minor activity:

Aso (Kyushu): occasional weak ash emissions (updated 31 Aug 2014)
Augustine (Cook Inlet (SW Alaska))
Bezymianny (Central Kamchatka Depression): steaming, weak seismic activity (updated 3 Jul 2014)
Cerro Negro de Mayasquer (Colombia): seismic unrest, inflation (updated 22 Oct 2014)
Chirpoi (Kurile Islands, Russia): hot spot visible on satellite imagery (updated 24 Oct 2014)
Copahue (Chile/Argentina): degassing, crater glow, occasional ash emissions (updated 5 Nov 2014)
Etna (Sicily, Italy): sporadic weak ash emissions from New SE crater (updated 19 Apr 2014)
Heard (Australia, Southern Indian Ocean): possibly lava lake in summit crater (updated 27 May 2014)
Karangetang (Siau Island, Sangihe Islands, Indonesia): incandescent lava dome (updated 24 Oct 2014)
Kavachi (Solomon Islands): no eruption since 2007 (updated 16 Jun 2014)
Kerinci (Sumatra): seismic unrest (updated 5 Jun 2013)
Kirishima (Kyushu): degassing, alert lowered (updated 25 Oct 2014)
Krakatau (Sunda Strait, Indonesia): degassing (updated 31 Mar 2014)
Kuchinoerabu-jima (Ryukyu Islands): explosion on 3 Aug 2014 (updated 21 Aug 2014)
Lokon-Empung (North Sulawesi, Indonesia): small explosions, lava flow? (updated 13 Sep 2014)
Mayon (Luzon Island): extrusion of viscous lava flow, warning of possible explosive eruption (updated 14 Nov 2014)
Medvezhia (Kurile Islands, Russia): strong steaming, thermal anomaly (updated 17 Jan 2013)
Monowai (Kermandec Islands, New Zealand): frequent submarine eruptions, last confirmed during Oct 2014 (updated 14 Nov 2014)
Nyamuragira (DRCongo): lava lake in summit crater (updated 4 Aug 2014)
Ontake-san (Honshu): strong phreatic (?) explosion on 27 Sep 2014 (updated 14 Nov 2014)
Pacaya (Guatemala): weak strombolian activity (updated 14 Nov 2014)
Papandayan (West Java): strong hydrothermal activity, increased seismicity (updated 6 May 2013)
Piton de la Fournaise (La Réunion): short-lived eruption during 21-22 June (updated 5 Nov 2014)
Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): degassing, sporadic explosions, slowly growing lava dome (updated 6 Nov 2014)
Rasshua (Central Kuriles)
Raung (East Java): strombolian activity in summit crater (updated 5 Aug 2013)
Rincón de la Vieja (Costa Rica): phreatic explosions from crater lake (updated 21 Sep 2014)
Sabancaya (Peru): Sabancaya volcano (Peru): phreatic eruption on 25 August (updated 10 Nov 2014)
Sacabaya (Northern Chile, Bolivia and Argentina)
San Cristobal (Nicaragua): possible ash emission on 11 April (updated 12 Apr 2014)
San Miguel (El Salvador): ash emissions, small explosions, increasing tremor (updated 2 Sep 2014)
Sangay (Ecuador): degassing (updated 24 May 2013)
Ulawun (New Britain, Papua New Guinea): degassing, ash venting (updated 5 Aug 2013)

Previous news
Strombolian eruption from a vent in the center of Ibu's lava dome
Friday, Nov 14, 2014
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): (14 Nov) Occasional mild strombolian explosions occur from the summit vents. Very weak lava effusion also continues, at least intermittently from the vent at 650 m elevation. (Source: INGV Catania latest report) ... [more]
USGS-HVO photo of active lava flow areas on November 12, 2014.
Thursday, Nov 13, 2014
Kilauea (Hawai'i): An upper branch of the active lava flow has advanced roughly 375m/400yds over the past 2-3 days to within 300m/325yds of Apaʻa Street, on the other side of the recycling & waste transfer station. ... [more]
Lava flows across the fence at Pahoa transfer staion on November 10, 2014.
Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014
Kilauea (Hawai'i): Yesterday, lava flowed across the fence at the Pahoa transfer staion, a recycling and waste facility at the edge of town and across the street from the first residence which burned the day before. USGS-HVO reports that lava is currently filling the low area around the center of the facility, which had already been largely dismantled and relocated. ... [more]
County of Hawaii media image of burning house on November 10, 2014 on the outskirts of Pahoa village.
Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014
Bagana (Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea): (10 Nov) Eruptive activity at the volcano continues. Several ash plumes were observed on satellite imagery during the past days, indicating continuing explosions. ... [more]

Monday, Nov 10, 2014
Zhupanovsky (Kamchatka, Russia): A new phase of eruptions started on 8 Nov. An initial explosion at 21:55 (UTC) on 7 Nov produced an ash plume that rose to approx. 10 km altitude and drifted SE. ... [more]

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