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Volcanic activity worldwide 14 Apr 2015: Kliuchevskoi volcano, Hekla

Tuesday Apr 14, 2015 21:00 PM |

Epicenters of recent earthquakes south of Hekla
Epicenters of recent earthquakes south of Hekla
Weak steam / ash plume from Klyuchevskoy volcano today
Weak steam / ash plume from Klyuchevskoy volcano today
Hekla (Iceland): Small earthquake swarms occurred at shallow depths during the past days near the volcano. The quakes were located approx. 6-10 km south of Hekla volcano and at shallow depths around 5 km.
The largest quakes were two magnitude 2.6 events at 4 km depth on Thursday (9 April). It is impossible to say whether the earthquakes are linked to volcanic activity and thus might be precursors of a new eruption, but Hekla is probably the most likely candidate volcano for the next eruption to occur on Iceland.
One of the country's most active, and the most frequently erupting volcano, Hekla has been believed to be "due" and have its magma chamber filled for several years now. Known for not giving much precursory signals (and only few earthquakes), an eruption would not be a surprise at all.

Kliuchevskoi (Kamchatka): After less than two weeks pause, the volcano started to erupt again - mild strombolian explosions at the summit crater and small ash emissions.
KVERT raised the alert level again to yellow and noted that seismic activity has also shown an increase recently.
Previous news
Aerial view of Popo's crater on 10 April with the partially collapsed lava dome (CENAPRED)
Monday, Apr 13, 2015
Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): (13 Apr) Activity has remained essentially unchanged. Intermittent small to moderate explosions occur from the volcano's summit crater, where slow magma extrusion continues to accumulate in a moderately viscous, flat dome. ... [more]
Ash emission from Bocca Nuova (Montagnola thermal webcam, INGV Catania)
Sunday, Apr 12, 2015
Etna (Sicily, Italy): A short sequence of seismo volcanic events occurred a few hours ago ended with two ash explosions at the Bocca Nuova Crater. ... [more]
Ash emission from Ubinas yesterday and ash fall in Ubinas town (OVS)
Thursday, Apr 09, 2015
Ubinas (Peru): After several months of calm, the volcano started to erupt yesterday morning again. An initial moderately strong explosion produced an ash plume that rose 2.5 km above the volcano and drifted SE to the Ubinas valley, where approx. 1.5 mm of ash fall occurred in 6 km distance. ... [more]
Ash emission from Tungurahua on 6 April 2015 (IGPEN)
Wednesday, Apr 08, 2015
Tungurahua (Ecuador): The volcano entered a phase of increasing activity again. New ash emissions, tremor episodes and increased SO2 output occurred during the past days and suggest that a new pulse of magma is on its way. This could lead to a new, possibly intense eruptive phase in the near future. ... [more]

Tuesday, Apr 07, 2015
Kliuchevskoi (Kamchatka): KVERT lowered the volcano's alert level back to green yesterday - the most recent phase of mild activity appears to have ended. ... [more]

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