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Volcanic activity worldwide 11 May 2015: Kliuchevskoi volcano, Karangetang, Dukono, Batu Tara, Telica

Mon, 11 May 2015, 18:22
18:22 PM |
Glow and ash plume from Klyuchevskoy volcano 9 May 2015 (KVERT webcam)
Glow and ash plume from Klyuchevskoy volcano 9 May 2015 (KVERT webcam)
Pyroclastic flow from Karangetang volcano on 7 May 2015 (photo: Agustinus Hari)
Pyroclastic flow from Karangetang volcano on 7 May 2015 (photo: Agustinus Hari)
Eruption at Telica on 8 May 2015 (Viva Nicaragua - Canal Trece / Facebook)
Eruption at Telica on 8 May 2015 (Viva Nicaragua - Canal Trece / Facebook)
Kliuchevskoi (Kamchatka): Mild strombolian activity and associated ash emissions continue from the summit crater of the volcano.
Tokyo VAAC reported an ash plume to 20,000 ft (6 km) altitude on 8 May.

Karangetang (Siau Island, Sangihe Islands, Indonesia): An increase in activity occurred during the past days, resulting in dangerous pyroclastic flows that swept 3 km down the steep southern slope of the volcano.
The cause was elevated strombolian activity combined with effusion of a viscous flow from the summit crater, which resulted in partial collapses of the lava flow.
People living in villages near the volcano were evacuated and it seems no fatalities occurred, although houses in the village of Kora Kora were destroyed by the pyroclastic flow on 7 May. Significant ash fall occurred on the northern flank of the volcano.

Batu Tara (Sunda Islands, Indonesia): An ash plume was seen yesterday on satellite imagery extending 45 nautical miles to the west.

Dukono (Halmahera): Intense ash emissions continue at the volcano. Darwin VAAC reported a plume at estimated 10,000 ft (3 km) altitude extending 40 km to the east.

Telica (Nicaragua): Several small explosions with ash emissions have occurred from the volcano's summit vent since 8 May.
8 explosions generated ash plumes up to 250 m height that drifted west causing light ash fall in the villages Quebranchal, Telica, Polvareda and Las Joyas.

Volcano Activity Summary for 11 May 2015:

Currently erupting:

Ambrym (Vanuatu): active lava lakes in several craters (updated 14 Aug 2013)
Aso (Kyushu): intense strombolian activity from main vent in Nakadake crater (updated 25 Apr 2015)
Bagana (Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea): ash emissions, lava dome growth (updated 2 Apr 2015)
Batu Tara (Sunda Islands, Indonesia): strombolian explosions, ash plumes up to 500 m, extrusion of a small lava dome with rockfalls (updated 11 May 2015)
Calbuco (Southern Chile and Argentina): ash emissions (updated 30 Apr 2015)
Colima (Western Mexico): Irregular small to moderately large explosions (updated 3 May 2015)
Copahue (Chile/Argentina): ash venting (updated 4 Dec 2014)
Dukono (Halmahera): thermal anomaly, probably small explosive activity in summit crater (updated 11 May 2015)
Erebus (Antarctica): active lava lake in summit crater (updated 8 Dec 2014)
Erta Ale (Ethiopia): active lava lake in northern pit crater, active hornito with intermittend flow in southern crater (updated 11 Jan 2013)
Fuego (Guatemala): intermittent strombolian explosions (updated 20 Apr 2015)
Ibu (Halmahera, Indonesia): stromolian and phreatomagmatic explosions (updated 14 Nov 2014)
Karangetang (Siau Island, Sangihe Islands, Indonesia): lava flows, weak explosive activity at summit crater (updated 11 May 2015)
Karymsky (Kamchatka): occasional small explosions, thermal anomaly (updated 27 Apr 2015)
Kilauea (Hawai'i): new lava flow from vents on NE flank of Pu'u 'O'o (updated 28 Apr 2015)
Kliuchevskoi (Kamchatka): ash emissions, weak strombolian activity (updated 11 May 2015)
Manam (Papua New Guinea): ash emissions (updated 27 Apr 2015)
Mount Olympus (Mars)
Nishino-shima (Volcano Islands, Japan): growing island (updated 19 Jan 2015)
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)
Poas (Costa Rica): phreatic explosions (updated 14 Oct 2014)
Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): degassing, sporadic explosions, slowly growing lava dome (updated 13 Apr 2015)
Rabaul (Tavurvur) (New Britain, Papua New Guinea): lava fountains, ash emissions from Tavurvur cone (updated 12 Sep 2014)
Raung (East Java): Large Strombolian explosions (updated 18 Mar 2015)
Reventador (Ecuador): intermittent weak to moderate explosions, occasional pyroclastic flows (updated 13 Apr 2015)
Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): ash venting, intermittent explosions (updated 27 Apr 2015)
Sangay (Ecuador): likely strombolian eruptions at summit crater (updated 13 Mar 2015)
Santiaguito (Guatemala): small explosions from the Caliente dome and active lava flow (updated 3 Feb 2015)
Semeru (East Java, Indonesia): growing lava dome, lava flow, strombolian activity (updated 26 Nov 2014)
Shiveluch (Kamchatka): growing lava dome (updated 3 Apr 2015)
Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): continuing pyroclastic flows (updated 7 May 2015)
Soputan (North Sulawesi, Indonesia): active viscous lava flow, explosions, rockfalls, pyroclastic flows (updated 9 Mar 2015)
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): weak strombolian activity at summit vents (updated 16 Apr 2015)
Suwanose-jima (Ryukyu Islands): strombolian activity (updated 25 Apr 2015)
Tungurahua (Ecuador): volcanic unrest, ash emissions, degassing (updated 3 May 2015)
Turrialba (Costa Rica): ash emissions, weak strombolian activity (updated 7 May 2015)
Ubinas (Peru): continuous ash emissions (updated 9 Apr 2015)
Villarrica (Central Chile): pulsating gas and ash emissions (updated 24 Apr 2015)
Yasur (Tanna Island, Vanuatu): ash emissions, weak strombolian explosions (updated 14 Aug 2013)
Zhupanovsky (Kamchatka, Russia): intermittent ash emissions (updated 3 Apr 2015)

Eruption warning / minor activity:

Augustine (Cook Inlet (SW Alaska))
Barren Island (Indian Ocean): weak thermal hot spot (updated 27 Apr 2015)
Bezymianny (Central Kamchatka Depression): steaming, weak seismic activity (updated 3 Jul 2014)
Bulusan (Luzon Island, Philippines): intermittent phreatic explosions (updated 7 May 2015)
Etna (Sicily, Italy): sporadic weak ash emissions from New SE crater (updated 19 Apr 2014)
Hakone (Honshu): seismic unrest, eruption warning (updated 7 May 2015)
Heard (Australia, Southern Indian Ocean): possibly lava lake in summit crater (updated 5 Dec 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): steaming, incandescence at main crater (updated 27 Mar 2015)
Lokon-Empung (North Sulawesi, Indonesia): small explosions, lava flow? (updated 13 Sep 2014)
Lopevi (Vanuatu): eruption warning (updated 16 Dec 2014)
Mayon (Luzon Island): steaming (updated 18 Dec 2014)
Nevado del Ruiz (Colombia): intermittent ash emissions, seismic unrest (updated 22 Apr 2015)
Nyamuragira (DRCongo): active lava lake (updated 29 Nov 2014)
Ontake-san (Honshu): steaming, low seismic activity (updated 18 Dec 2014)
Pacaya (Guatemala): ash emissions (updated 7 Feb 2015)
Papandayan (West Java): strong hydrothermal activity, increased seismicity (updated 6 May 2013)
Pavlof (Alaska Peninsula, USA): steaming, elevated seismic activity (updated 22 Dec 2014)
Piton de la Fournaise (La Réunion): unrest, eruption warning (updated 29 Apr 2015)
Rasshua (Central Kuriles)
Rincón de la Vieja (Costa Rica): phreatic explosions from crater lake (updated 21 Sep 2014)
Sacabaya (Northern Chile, Bolivia and Argentina)
San Cristobal (Nicaragua): possible ash emission on 11 April (updated 9 Mar 2015)
San Miguel (El Salvador): elevated seismic activity, pulsating gas emissions (updated 28 Jan 2015)
Shishaldin (United States, Aleutian Islands): mild explosive activity, intermittent more intense phases (updated 3 Apr 2015)
Slamet (Central Java): intense strombolian explosions (updated 12 Jan 2015)
Telica (Nicaragua): minor ash emissions (updated 11 May 2015)
Ulawun (New Britain, Papua New Guinea): degassing, ash venting (updated 5 Aug 2013)

Previous news
Thu, 7 May 2015, 21:00
Earthquakes under Hakone volcano (JMA)
Hakone (Honshu): An eruption warning has been declared for the volcano, as increased seismic activity under the Ōwakudani hydrothermal field were registered during the past days and could herald sudden phreatic explosions. ... read all
Mon, 4 May 2015, 21:00
Explosion at Tungurahua on 27 April 2015 (IGEPN)
Tungurahua (Ecuador): (3 May) Intermittent small explosions and ash emissions continue to occur from the volcano. However, its overall activity has been decreasing during the past weeks and the scenario of a larger eruption, which had been expected in early April, has been becoming more unlikely now. ... read all
Sun, 3 May 2015, 23:00
Steam and ash plume from Klyuchevskoy volcano today
Kliuchevskoi (Kamchatka): Activity at the volcano, probably strombolian-type explosions from the summit vent, has increased during the past days. ... read all
Fri, 1 May 2015, 21:00
Ash column erupted from Calbuco today
Calbuco (Southern Chile and Argentina): (30 Apr) A strong explosive eruption occurred today (12:10 on 30 April, local time) at the volcano, producing an ash column that rose several kilometers above the summit crater. ... read all
Thu, 30 Apr 2015, 21:00
Pyroclastic flow at Sinabung yesterday at 18:20 (image: @endrolewa / twitter)
Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): (29 Apr) A series of strong pyroclastic flows occurred yesterday 28 April 2015, reaching 3-4.5 km distance. The largest, at 18:20 local time touched and burnt the (evacuated) village of Guru Kinayan on the southern slope of the volcano. ... read all
 

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