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Volcanic activity worldwide 8 Oct 2015: Fuego volcano, Ijen, Batu Tara, Aso, Alaid

Thursday Oct 08, 2015 21:00 PM |

Thermal signal on Alaid volcano (MODIS/NASA et MODVOLC/HIGP, via Culture Volcan)
Thermal signal on Alaid volcano (MODIS/NASA et MODVOLC/HIGP, via Culture Volcan)
Steam plume from Aso's Nakadake crater today
Steam plume from Aso's Nakadake crater today
Lava fountains and flows at Fuego yesterday (INSIVUMEH)
Lava fountains and flows at Fuego yesterday (INSIVUMEH)
Alaid (Northern Kuriles): (8 Oct) The northernmost of the volcanoes in the Kurile arc continues to show signs of weak activity in the form of a thermal anomaly at the summit crater.

Aso (Kyushu): (8 Oct) The volcano continues to be at unrest. The main vent in the Nakadake crater continues to produce mild, sporadic ash emissions and intense degassing, creating a plume that rises few hundred meters.

Batu Tara (Sunda Islands, Indonesia): Strombolian to vulcanian-type explosive activity continues at the volcano, sometimes strong enough to produce plumes visible on satellite imagery.
VAAC Darwin reported an ash plume to 6000 ft (1.8 km) altitude that extended 90 km W from the volcano yesterday.

Ijen (East Java, Indonesia): (8 Oct) Access to the volcano's famous crater lake (and its sulfur mining area) has been temporarily closed by authorities. It seems that weak phreatic explosions occurred under the lake on 1 October, without causing damage or fatalities.
No further details are currently available.

Fuego (Guatemala): Another phase of strongly increased activity is occurring at the volcano. Starting 6 Oct, strombolian activity increased to pulsating lava fountains from two summit vents and feeds two lava flows that started to descend the southern and western flanks of the volcano through the Trinidad and Santa Teresa canyon, reaching 1000 and 600 m, respectively.
The activity so far has not resulted in the generation of the much-feared pyroclastic flows, but remains intense and could trigger such flows, if parts of the lava flows on the steep flanks collapse.
Previous news
Tuesday, Oct 06, 2015
Karymsky (Kamchatka): (6 Oct) Several ash plumes have been reported from the volcano over the past days by Tokyo VAAC. Karymsky has intermittent strombolian to vulcanian-type explosions from its summit crater. ... [more]
Ash plume from Copahue volcano on 3 Oct 2015
Monday, Oct 05, 2015
Copahue (Chile/Argentina): (5 Oct) Activity, both internal and external, has picked up at the volcano. Small, intermittent ash emissions have been observed during the past days, accompanied by a significant increase in tremor related to fluid movements within the volcanic edifice. ... [more]
Weak ash plume rising from Aso's Nakadake crater this morning
Saturday, Oct 03, 2015
Aso (Kyushu): After the strong explosion on 14 Sep, the volcano has been rather calm, but continues to emit dilute ash plumes. The volcano remains at level 3 (out of 5) and access to the Nakadake crater closed. ... [more]

Friday, Oct 02, 2015
Veniaminof (Alaska Peninsula, USA): (2 Oct) Over the past day, seismicity at Veniaminof has increased and is ongoing in the form of volcanic tremor, the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) reported. ... [more]
Glow from strombolian activity at Suwanose-jima volcano (JMA webcam on Toshima)
Thursday, Oct 01, 2015
Suwanose-jima (Ryukyu Islands): (1 Oct) Strombolian activity has picked up from the Ontake crater during the past week. Glow from the eruptions can often be seen from neighboring Toshima island, where one of the JMA webcams is installed. ... [more]

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