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Volcanic activity worldwide 16 Jan 2016: Ubinas volcano, Pacaya
Saturday Jan 16, 2016 21:00 PM |
Eruption of Ubinas volcano yesterday
: Ubinas (Peru)
: A moderately large vulcanian-type explosion occurred at the volcano yesterday 12:53 local time. An ash plume rose 3 km above the crater and drifted SE. Light ash fall occurred in up to 10 km distance, including the villages of Sacohaya, Querapi and Ubinas.
No further explosions have occurred since.
Friday, Jan 15, 2016
San Miguel (El Salvador)
: The volcano continues to show strong degassing with light ash content, generating a plume that rises up to 1500 m from the crater and is being blown westwards. ... read all
Thursday, Jan 14, 2016
: (13 Jan
) Following a further increase in seismic activity, an eruption warning for the volcano was issued this morning. Residents living at the feet of the volcano were asked to evacuate for safety reasons. ... read all
Wednesday, Jan 13, 2016
: Activity at the volcano, in continuous intermittent explosive activity for many years, seems to be elevated at the moment. Several explosions have been reported during the past days through observations of ash plumes reported reaching up to 18,000 ft (5.5 km) altitude (Tokyo VAAC). ... read all
Sunday, Jan 10, 2016
Soputan (North Sulawesi, Indonesia)
: A powerful explosive eruption occurred at the volcano during 4-6 January. It began with a series of at least 4 powerful explosions between 20:50 on 4 Jan and up to the next morning, producing tall ash plumes that rose 4-6 km above the volcano and drifted north. ... read all
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