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Volcanic activity worldwide 12 Jun 2015: Sinabung volcano, Asama

Fri, 12 Jun 2015, 21:00
21:00 PM |
Sinabung volcano's lava dome on 10 June (photo: Sadrah Peranginangin / facebook)
Sinabung volcano's lava dome on 10 June (photo: Sadrah Peranginangin / facebook)
Asama (Honshu): (12 Jun) The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) raised the alert of the volcano from 1 to 2 (on a scale of 1-5), as the volcano has recently been showing growing signs of unrest - increased seismic activity and strongly elevated gas emissions.
Seismicity started to show a weak upward trend already in early 2014, but then stagnated until past April, when the number of daily,and relatively shallow (2-3 km depth) earthquakes detected rose to over 80, the highest level since the volcano had quieted down after its last eruption in 2009.
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Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): (12 Jun) The lava dome at the volcano's summit continues to grow at a rate of approx 100,000 cubic meters per day. Small to moderate pyroclastic flows during the past week have mostly removed the viscous lobe on the upper southeast flank.
As lava continues to accumulate at the dome itself, more pyroclastic flows are likely to occur in the near future. Authorities are considering extending the exclusion zone in the southern sector.

Volcano Activity Summary for 12 Jun 2015:

Currently erupting:

Ambrym (Vanuatu): active lava lakes in several craters (updated 24 May 2015)
Aso (Kyushu): intense strombolian activity from main vent in Nakadake crater (updated 22 May 2015)
Bagana (Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea): ash emissions, lava dome growth (updated 5 Jun 2015)
Batu Tara (Sunda Islands, Indonesia): strombolian explosions, ash plumes up to 500 m, extrusion of a small lava dome with rockfalls (updated 22 May 2015)
Calbuco (Southern Chile and Argentina): steaming (updated 30 Apr 2015)
Colima (Western Mexico): Irregular small to moderately large explosions (updated 3 Jun 2015)
Copahue (Chile/Argentina): ash venting (updated 4 Dec 2014)
Dukono (Halmahera): thermal anomaly, probably small explosive activity in summit crater (updated 6 Jun 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 6 Jun 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 Jun 2015)
Karymsky (Kamchatka): occasional small explosions, thermal anomaly (updated 10 Jun 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): occasional 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)
Piton de la Fournaise (La Réunion): eruption ended 30 May 2015 (updated 22 May 2015)
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): mild strombolian activity in summit crater (updated 18 Mar 2015)
Reventador (Ecuador): frequent explosions, growing lava dome, lava flow on SW flank (updated 24 May 2015)
Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): ash venting, intermittent explosions (updated 29 May 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 24 May 2015)
Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): continuing pyroclastic flows (updated 12 Jun 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)
Telica (Nicaragua): sporadic ash emissions and explosions (updated 28 May 2015)
Tungurahua (Ecuador): volcanic unrest, ash emissions, degassing (updated 3 May 2015)
Turrialba (Costa Rica): ash emissions, weak strombolian activity (updated 20 May 2015)
Villarrica (Central Chile): small lava lake in summit crater (updated 12 May 2015)
Wolf (Galápagos Islands, Ecuador): large explosive-effusive eruption since 25 May 2015 (updated 25 May 2015)
Yasur (Tanna Island, Vanuatu): ash emissions, weak strombolian explosions (updated 14 Aug 2013)
Zhupanovsky (Kamchatka, Russia): intermittent ash emissions (updated 10 Jun 2015)

Eruption warning / minor activity:

Augustine (Cook Inlet (SW Alaska))
Barren Island (Indian Ocean): weak thermal hot spot (updated 6 Jun 2015)
Bezymianny (Central Kamchatka Depression): steaming, weak seismic activity (updated 3 Jul 2014)
Bulusan (Luzon Island, Philippines): steaming, seismic unrest (updated 23 May 2015)
Etna (Sicily, Italy): sporadic weak ash emissions from New SE crater (updated 19 Apr 2014)
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, steam emissions (updated 5 Jun 2013)
Kirishima (Kyushu): degassing, alert lowered (updated 25 Oct 2014)
Krakatau (Sunda Strait, Indonesia): steaming, seismic unrest (updated 31 Mar 2014)
Kuchinoerabu-jima (Ryukyu Islands): large explosive eruption on 29 May 2015 (updated 27 Mar 2015)
Lokon-Empung (North Sulawesi, Indonesia): small explosions, lava flow? (updated 22 May 2015)
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 28 May 2015)
Nyamuragira (DRCongo): active lava lake (updated 29 Nov 2014)
Ontake-san (Honshu): steaming, low seismic activity (updated 18 Dec 2014)
Pacaya (Guatemala): occasional ash emissions (updated 2 Jun 2015)
Papandayan (West Java): steaming (updated 6 May 2013)
Pavlof (Alaska Peninsula, USA): steaming, elevated seismic activity (updated 22 Dec 2014)
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): steam emissions (updated 12 Jan 2015)
Ubinas (Peru): degassing, light ash emissions (updated 24 May 2015)
Ulawun (New Britain, Papua New Guinea): degassing, ash venting (updated 5 Aug 2013)

Previous news
Thu, 11 Jun 2015, 21:00
Thermal signal of Karangetang volcano (MIROVA)
Karangetang (Siau Island, Sangihe Islands, Indonesia): (11 Jun) Activity continues at the volcano with the effusion of a lava flow from the summit vent of the volcano and associated glowing avalanches. ... read all
Wed, 10 Jun 2015, 21:00
Karymsky (Kamchatka): (10 Jun) Ash emissions were seen on satellite imagery yesterday. The volcano has been producing intermittent ash-rich strombolian to vulcanian explosions for years. ... read all
Sat, 6 Jun 2015, 21:00
View of Fuego volcano this morning with bright glow from the lava flows
Dukono (Halmahera): (6 Jun) Strong ash emissions continue from the volcano. Based on satellite data, VAAC Darwin reported that ash plume rose to 8,000 ft (2.4 km) altitude and extended 70 km NW this morning. ... read all
Fri, 5 Jun 2015, 21:00
Bagana (Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea): (5 Jun) Based on satellite observations, the volcano has produced a number of ash plumes rising to approx. 8,000 ft (2.4 km) altitude, which drifted 40 km to the west. (VAAC Darwin) ... read all
Thu, 4 Jun 2015, 21:00
Strong explosion at Colima this morning (webcams de Mexico)
Colima (Western Mexico): (3 Jun) Explosions of various sizes continue to occur from the volcano's summit vent. A particularly spectacular one this morning around 06:10 local time showered the summit cone with incandescent material and triggered small pyroclastic flows: ... read all

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