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Volcanic activity worldwide 2 Jan 2016: Fuego volcano

Saturday Jan 02, 2016 21:00 PM |

Strombolian explosion at Fuego last night, seen from SE.
Strombolian explosion at Fuego last night, seen from SE.
Fuego (Guatemala): (1 Jan) Activity at the volcano has remained at similar levels (if not decreased a bit) as during the past days.
When observed during the past night and this morning, strombolian-type explosions of small to sometimes strong intensity ejected abundant incandescent bombs in all directions from the summit vents. A small lava flow is active on the upper SE flank, producing often continuous glowing rockfalls that travel up to approx. 1 km towards the Las Lajas ravine.
No new pyroclastic flows were observed. Overall, activity seemed to be on a slowly decreasing trend.
Previous news
Small explosion at Santiaguito on the morning of 28 Dec 2015
Thursday, Dec 31, 2015
Santiaguito (Guatemala): (31 Dec) During our stay at / near Santa Maria volcano during 26-29 Dec, we observed only explosive activity at Santiaguito, but no signs of effusive activity (lava flows): no rockfalls or other movements were seen at the recently active lava flows or on the flanks of the dome itself, indicating that at present, no lava flows are active. ... [more]
View into Pacaya's Mackenney crater this morning (22 Dec 2015)
Wednesday, Dec 23, 2015
Pacaya (Guatemala): (23 Dec) During our visit at the volcano this morning, the first direct observation of the crater was possible following a period of 5 days of bad weather. When we climbed the crater rim, we observed violent, continuous lava spattering from the central vent on an intra-crater cinder cone inside Mackenney crater. ... [more]
Explosion at Sinabung volcano this morning (image: Endro Lewa / facebook)
Saturday, Dec 19, 2015
Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): (19 Dec) The eruption, characterized by slow extrusion of viscous lava, continues well into its second year. During the past days, incandescent avalanches, but also explosions (from pressurized gas-rich magma) have occurred, producing small to moderate ash plumes rising up to 2-3 km. ... [more]
Fuego volcano this morning
Thursday, Dec 17, 2015
Egon (Flores): Seismic unrest has been detected at the volcano. On 15 Dec, VSI raised the alert level of the volcano from 1 to 2 ("waspada", watch), on a scale of 1-4. ... [more]
Thermal imagery and photo of the new fumarole field at Kirishima (JMA)
Wednesday, Dec 16, 2015
Kirishima (Kyushu): New fumaroles have been detected on the SW flank of the Iozan Ebino crater and a strong sulfur smell was reported. ... [more]

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