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Volcanic activity worldwide 19 Feb 2015: Fuego volcano, Kliuchevskoi, Colima, Sakurajima

Thursday Feb 19, 2015 21:00 PM |

Incandescent avalanches from an explosion at Klyuchevskoy this morning
Incandescent avalanches from an explosion at Klyuchevskoy this morning
Explosion from Colima this morning
Explosion from Colima this morning
Steam and ash plumes from Fuego today
Steam and ash plumes from Fuego today
Kliuchevskoi (Kamchatka): The strombolian-type activity from the summit crater of the volcano continues at moderate levels, with little changes over the past week.
The following is the summary of the latest Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report (11-17 February 2015):
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Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): 36 explosions occurred from Showa Crater during 9-13 February and ejected tephra as far as 1,300 m.
Incandescence from the crater was visible at night during 9-11 February, and inflation continued to be detected. The Alert Level remained at 3 (on a scale of 1-5).
The Tokyo VAAC reported that during 11-17 February plumes rose to altitudes of 1.8-3.7 km (6,000-12,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted E and SE. On 17 February pilots observed ash plumes that rose to an altitude of 2.4 km (8,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted SE. (Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 11-17 February 2015)

Colima (Western Mexico): The volcano remains active with explosions from the summit crater, but its activity has been decreasing a bit. In a report by the Civil Protection, the lava dome is said to have been partially destroyed by the recent explosions, leaving a crater of about 140 m diameter.

Fuego (Guatemala): The volcano experienced another surge in activity on 16 Feb, but has now returned to moderate levels again, with moderate to strong strombolian explosions ejecting incandescent material to 150 m and ash plumes rising up to 1km.
In a special report on 16 February INSIVUMEH noted 4-6 explosions per hour, and ash plumes that rose, based on pilot reports, to altitudes of 7-9.1 km (23,000-30,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted more than 15 km SW and W.
Another special report issued on 17 February stated that 4-6 explosions per hour continued to be detected. Large amounts of ash formed mushroom-shaped clouds that rose 0.6-1.1 km above the crater and drifted over 15 km NW, W, SE, and S. Incandescent material was ejected 150 m above the crater, causing avalanches in the Trinidad, Ceniza, Las Lajas, and Santa Teresa drainages. (Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 11-17 February 2015)
Previous news
Explosion at Colima yesterday evening
Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015
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. ... [more]
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]

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