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Volcanic activity worldwide 12 May 2015: Etna volcano, Sakurajima, Villarrica

Tue, 12 May 2015, 19:41
19:41 PM |
Strombolian explosion at Etna's New SE crater this evening (Radiostudio7 webcam)
Strombolian explosion at Etna's New SE crater this evening (Radiostudio7 webcam)
Eruption plume from Sakurajima this evening
Eruption plume from Sakurajima this evening
Lenticular cloud at Villarrica volcano this morning illuminated by the lava lake in the inner crater
Lenticular cloud at Villarrica volcano this morning illuminated by the lava lake in the inner crater
Etna (Sicily, Italy): Strombolian activity began again today at the New SE crater. Accompanied by rising tremor, this activity is increasing at the moment.
The current pattern is very similar to many past episodes which often culminated in violent explosive (lava fountaining) and effusive (lava flow) paroxysms and could very well build up to a new one, maybe similar to the previous one during 1-2 Feb this year.

Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): The volcano remains in a very active state, with up to 10 or more vulcanian-type explosions occurring per day (see list).
Ash plumes from these eruptions have been rising to 9-15,000 ft (2.7-4.5 km) altitude.

Villarrica (Central Chile): Mild activity continues - a small lava lake remains active inside the vent of the inner summit crater producing steaming, small strombolian explosions, and related ash emissions.
A lenticular cloud over the summit this morning was beautifully illuminated by the lava glow.
Previous news
Mon, 11 May 2015, 18:22
Glow and ash plume from Klyuchevskoy volcano 9 May 2015 (KVERT webcam)
Kliuchevskoi (Kamchatka): Mild strombolian activity and associated ash emissions continue from the summit crater of the volcano. ... read all
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
 

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