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Volcanic activity worldwide 18 Feb 2016: Colima volcano, Popocatépetl, Ambrym

Thursday Feb 18, 2016 21:00 PM |

Small explosion at Colima this morning
Small explosion at Colima this morning
Glow from Popo's summit crater this morning
Glow from Popo's summit crater this morning
Ambrym (Vanuatu): Wellington VAAC reported an ash plumes from the volcano this morning. Based on satellite observations, an ash cloud rose to 9,000 ft (2,7 km) altitude and drifted east.
This suggests that some explosive activity is occurring at its active vents, at least intermittently, most likely at Marum or Benbow, both of which contain active lava lakes.
Similar reports arrived already earlier this month, but there are no indications of a significant change in activity otherwise.

Colima (Western Mexico): Activity has not changed since the last update. The volcano produces intermittent weak to moderate explosions (every few hours on average) with ash plumes typically rising 500-2000 meters.
Glow at the summit craters is visible most of the time as well.

Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): The volcano's activity has been comparably low, with less than 10 (and only weak) explosions in the past 7 days combined.
Seismic activity is low, but glow continues to be visible from the crater at night, indicating that very slow extrusion of lava continues.
Previous news
Eruption of Telica last Saturday (INETER)
Tuesday, Feb 16, 2016
Telica (Nicaragua): (16 Feb) Nicaragua's volcanoes remain in a particularly active state. A series of approx. 12 small explosions occurred at Telica volcano on Saturday morning, the Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies INETER reported. Ash columns from the eruptions rose from 300 to 1000 meters above the crater. ... [more]
Lava flow field as of 12 Feb 2016 (HVO / USGS)
Monday, Feb 15, 2016
Kilauea (Hawai'i): No significant changes in activity have occurred in the ongoing eruption of Kilauea. In recent weeks, lava from Pu'u 'O'o continued to aliment lava tubes feeding the large pahoehoe flow field to the NE. ... [more]
Eruption of Sinabung on the evening of 12 Feb 2016 (PVMBG)
Sunday, Feb 14, 2016
Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): Explosions from the summit crater continue to occur intermittently. An eruption in the evening (18:24 local time) of 12 Feb produced an ash plume that rose approx. 2 km above the summit. ... [more]
Eruption at Momotombo yesterday (image: INETER)
Saturday, Feb 13, 2016
Momotombo (Nicaragua): Two relatively small explosions occurred yesterday at the volcano, one at around 02:20 and another at 11:15 local time. ... [more]
Ash plume from an eruption at Sakurajima this morning
Friday, Feb 12, 2016
Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): The volcano continues to produce small to moderate vulcanian explosions at rates of a few per day, typically. ... [more]

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