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Volcanic activity worldwide 25 Feb 2016: Shiveluch volcano

Thursday Feb 25, 2016 21:00 PM |

Shiveluch (Kamchatka): (25 Feb) Based on satellite data, Tokyo VAAC reported an eruption plume from the volcano that rose to estimated 21,000 ft (6.4 km) altitude yesterday evening and drifted NW.
The volcano overall has been a bit calmer recently. This and a similar report a few days ago indicate that activity continues, and produces occasional moderate-sized explosions and/or pyroclastic flows event from the active lava dome. In many cases, cloud cover prevents visual observation of the volcano from the webcam.
Previous news
Eruption of Etna's NE crater yesterday morning (INGV Catania)
Wednesday, Feb 24, 2016
Etna (Sicily, Italy): An unusual eruptive episode occurred yesterday morning from the volcano's NE crater (the least active of the summit vents over the past few decades). Incandescent bombs were ejected above the rim of the crater and an ash plume rose several hundred meters. ... [more]
Explosion at Sinabung yesterday evening 18:19 local time (Image: @BeidarSinabung via Leopold Kennedy Adam / twitter)
Tuesday, Feb 23, 2016
Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): The volcano continues to erupt with little changes overall: the activity consists of slow extrusion of viscous lava, interrupted by intermittent explosions (every few days on average) caused by sudden pressure release of trapped pressurized gasses. An explosion this morning was reported to have produced an ash plume that rose to 14,000 ft (4,2 km) altitude and drifted NW. ... [more]
MODIS thermal signal from Alaid volcano (MIROVA)
Monday, Feb 22, 2016
Alaid (Northern Kuriles): New thermal anomalies have been detected from the volcano during the past days via satellite data. It is not known whether or not a new eruption is underway at the volcano which is rarely visited, but one of the most active ones in the area. ... [more]
Eruption of Momotombo this morning
Friday, Feb 19, 2016
Momotombo (Nicaragua): Activity at the volcano has been increasing. During the past days, explosions have become frequent, with intervals of only few hours. The largest on Wednesday evening at 20:50 local time showered almost the cone with incandescent ejecta and produced ash plumes up to 1 km tall. Unconfirmed reports suggest that some of the eruptions also have produced small pyroclastic flows. ... [more]
Small explosion at Colima this morning
Thursday, Feb 18, 2016
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. ... [more]

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