Volcanic activity worldwide 20 Jan 2015: Kliuchevskoi volcano, Sakurajima, Aso
Tuesday Jan 20, 2015 21:00 PM |
Glow from Klyuchevskoy's eruption, note the lava flow on the upper flank
Ash plume from a strombolian explosion in Aso's Nakadake crater this morning
Kliuchevskoi (Kamchatka): The eruption at the volcano has intensified during the past 24 hours.
Ash column from an eruption at Sakurajima yesterday
A sustained ash plume, generated by near-continuous strombolian explosions or lava fountains, is rising 1.5-2 km from the volcano's summit, reaching approx. 24,000 ft (7.2 km) altitude, and drifting WSW.
A lava flow is descending on the upper western flank now.
Aso (Kyushu): Ash-rich strombolian activity continues from the Nakadake crater with little changes over the past weeks.
Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): The volcano remains in a comparably active phase (compared to most of past year), producing 1-5 vulcanian explosions per day.
Ash plumes have been reaching 8-11,000 ft (2.4-3.3 km) altitude, i.e. 1-2.5 km above the crater.
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