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Volcanic activity worldwide 17 Feb 2015: Colima volcano, Villarrica, Chikurachki

Tuesday Feb 17, 2015 21:00 PM |

Explosion at Colima yesterday evening
Explosion at Colima yesterday evening
Chikurachki (Paramushir Island): Ash emissions and explosions of smaller size than the initial one on Sunday evening continue to occur. Ash plumes reported rose to 12-15,000 ft (3.6-4.5 km) altitude.

Colima (Western Mexico): Explosive activity remains elevated. At intervals of tens of minutes to few hours, small to moderate vulcanian explosions occur, often producing ash plumes rising 1-2 km above the crater.

Villarrica (Central Chile): Activity from the summit vent has increased, with an average of 5 strombolian-type explosions per minute observed recently. Bright incandescence is visible above the crater.
Yellow preventive alert for the communes Villarrica, Pucón and Curarrehue remains in place by Civil Protection (ONEMI). Access to the crater is closed at the moment.
Previous news
Photo of the lava lake at Holuhraun on 12 Feb (photo:  Ármann Höskuldsson / Univ. Iceland)
Monday, Feb 16, 2015
Bardarbunga (Central Iceland): The eruption at Holuhraun continues at similar levels as lately, the Icelandic Met Office reports in its updates. The decreasing trend, however, is becoming visible in a significant drop of the lava lake level inside the Baugur crater above the main vents, seen in the photo above. ... [more]
Friday, Feb 13, 2015
Kliuchevskoi (Kamchatka): Strombolian activity continues. Occasional larger explosions produce moderate ash plumes such as this morning, when Tokyo VAAC reported a plume to 20,000 ft (6 km) altitude extending N. ... [more]
Ash plume from a strombolian explosion at Stromboli this afternoon
Thursday, Feb 12, 2015
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): The currently weak, sporadic strombolian activity from the summit vents increased during the past night when explosions became more frequent. A small peak in otherwise low tremor occurred a day earlier (9 Feb). ... [more]
Eruption of Colima this morning (webcams de Mexico image)
Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015
Fogo (Cape Verde): It seems that eruptive activity which had started on 23 Nov last year has finally stopped on 7 February, according to a post by Asociación Canaria de Volcanología on facebook. ... [more]
Bright glow at Fuego volcano from violent strombolian activity, lava flows and forest fires
Sunday, Feb 08, 2015
Shiveluch (Kamchatka): A possibly strong eruption seems to have occurred this morning. An ash plume to 30,000 ft (10 km) altitude was reported by Tokyo VAAC. Webcam images are cloudy. ... [more]

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