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Volcanic activity worldwide 3 Jun 2016: Kerinci volcano, Turrialba, Sakurajima, Zavodovski, Michael

Fri, 3 Jun 2016, 21:00
21:00 PM |
Eruption of Sakurajima this morning
Eruption of Sakurajima this morning
Ash plume from Kerinci volcano this morning (image: PGA Kerinci local volcano observatory)
Ash plume from Kerinci volcano this morning (image: PGA Kerinci local volcano observatory)
Ash emission from Turrialba yesterday morning (RSN)
Ash emission from Turrialba yesterday morning (RSN)
Possible ash emission from Michael volcano on Saunders Island 28 May 2016 (image: Terra/MODIS/NASA via South Sandwich Islands Volcano Monitoring Blog)
Possible ash emission from Michael volcano on Saunders Island 28 May 2016 (image: Terra/MODIS/NASA via South Sandwich Islands Volcano Monitoring Blog)
Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): The volcano has been very calm recently. After 2 weeks with no recorded explosions, a few relatively small ones occurred yesterday and today, producing ash plumes that rose to 7-8,000 ft (2-2.5 km) altitude.

Kerinci (Sumatra): A small eruption was seen from the volcano this morning at 07:44 local time. An ash plume from an explosion at the summit of Indonesia's highest active volcano rose approx. 400 m from the summit crater.

Turrialba (Costa Rica): Following a 4 days pause in activity, new ash emissions have been occurring from the volcano again since yesterday.
Activity seems to have restarted gradually on Wednesday and became more intense yesterday morning, when a plume rising up to approx. 2000 m could be observed during clear weather. Small ash falls were noted in downwind areas.

Zavodovski (South Sandwich Islands (UK)): Satellite images show Mount Curry volcano on Zavodovski Island has been emitting a significant gas plume.

Michael (United Kingdom, South Sandwich Is): At least some intermittent mild eruptive activity might be continuing at the volcano.
On a recent satellite image, a weak dark line possibly indicating an ash plume can be seen.

Volcano Activity Summary for 3 Jun 2016:

Currently erupting:

Ambrym (Vanuatu): active lava lakes in several craters (updated 13 May 2016)
Aso (central Kyushu, Japan): degassing, sporadic steam / ash explosions (updated 8 Mar 2016)
Bagana (Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea): intermittent mild ash emissions (updated 23 May 2016)
Batu Tara (Sunda Islands, Indonesia): strombolian explosions, ash plumes up to 500 m, extrusion of a small lava dome with rockfalls (updated 28 Nov 2015)
Bristol Island (United Kingdom, South Sandwich Is): new eruption since late April 2016 (updated 1 Jun 2016)
Chikurachki (Paramushir Island): new eruption since end of March 2016 (updated 31 Mar 2016)
Colima (Western Mexico): intermittent mild to moderate explosions (updated 1 Jun 2016)
Copahue (Chile/Argentina): seismic unrest, occasional ash venting (updated 22 Mar 2016)
Dukono (Halmahera): mild strombolian activity, continuous intense ash emissions (updated 1 Jun 2016)
Erebus (Antarctica): active lava lake in summit crater (updated 8 Dec 2014)
Erta Ale (Danakil depression, Ethiopia): overflowing lava lake (updated 2 Mar 2016)
Fuego (Guatemala): lava flows on S and W flanks, lava fountaining from summit vent (updated 23 May 2016)
Ibu (Halmahera, Indonesia): stromolian and phreatomagmatic explosions (updated 29 Oct 2015)
Karymsky (Kamchatka): occasional small explosions, thermal anomaly (updated 5 May 2016)
Kilauea (Hawai'i): new surface lava flows from breakouts N and NE of Puu Oo since 24 May 2016 (updated 28 Apr 2015)
Kliuchevskoi (Kamchatka): mild strombolian activity in summit crater (updated 27 Apr 2016)
Langila (New Britain, Papua New Guinea): ash emissions (updated 13 May 2016)
Masaya (Nicaragua): active lava lake ini summit crater (updated 6 May 2016)
Momotombo (Nicaragua): intermittent vulcanian explosions (updated 29 Mar 2016)
Nevado del Ruiz (Colombia): intermittent mild to moderate ash emissions (updated 23 May 2016)
Nyiragongo (DRCongo): new vent on crater floor (updated 1 Jun 2016)
Ol Doinyo Lengai (Tanzania): effusion of natrocarbonatite lava inside the crater (updated 8 Jul 2013)
Pacaya (Guatemala): intense spattering from intra-crater cone (updated 29 Mar 2016)
Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): degassing, sporadic explosions, slowly growing lava dome (updated 20 Apr 2016)
Reventador (Ecuador): lava flow on SW flank (updated 24 Feb 2016)
Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): sporadic vulcanian explosions from Minamidake and Showa crater (updated 3 Jun 2016)
Sangay (Ecuador): mild strombolian activity in summit crater (updated 20 May 2016)
Santiaguito (Guatemala): intermittent strong explosions from growing Caliente dome (updated 26 May 2016)
Semeru (East Java, Indonesia): lava flow, small strombolian explosions (updated 1 Jun 2016)
Shiveluch (Kamchatka): growing lava dome (updated 9 May 2016)
Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): continuing pyroclastic flows (updated 22 May 2016)
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): weak, intermittent strombolian explosions (updated 23 May 2016)
Turrialba (Costa Rica): intermittent mild to moderate ash emissions (updated 3 Jun 2016)
Villarrica (Central Chile): lava lake in summit crater, spattering, strombolian explosions (updated 4 Apr 2016)
Yasur (Tanna Island, Vanuatu): ash emissions, weak strombolian explosions (updated 13 Nov 2015)

Eruption warning / minor activity:

Alaid (Northern Kuriles): intense thermal signal from summit crater, strong degassing (updated 20 May 2016)
Awu (North Sulawesi & Sangihe Islands): seismic unrest, eruption warning (updated 13 May 2016)
Barren Island (Indian Ocean): weak thermal hot spot (updated 3 Mar 2016)
Bezymianny (Central Kamchatka Depression): steaming, weak seismic activity (updated 3 Jul 2014)
Bromo (East Java, Indonesia): steaming, ash emissions (updated 1 Jun 2016)
Bulusan (Luzon Island, Philippines): occasional sporadic explosions (updated 23 Feb 2016)
Canlaon (Central Philippines): occasional sporadic explosions (updated 30 Mar 2016)
Cerro Negro (Nicaragua): increased earthquake activity (updated 16 Feb 2016)
Chirinkotan (Northern Kuriles, Russia): sporadic ash emissions (updated 28 Jul 2015)
Cleveland (Aleutian Islands, Alaska): energetic steaming and highly elevated temperatures (updated 20 May 2016)
Etna (Sicily, Italy): weak, dilute ash emissions from NE crater (updated 19 Apr 2014)
Heard (Australia, Southern Indian Ocean): strombolian activity, lava flow from Mawson Peak summit crater (updated 1 Feb 2016)
Karangetang (Siau Island, Sangihe Islands, Indonesia): rockfalls, glowing lava dome (updated 13 Jan 2016)
Kerinci (Sumatra): intermittent ash explosions (updated 3 Jun 2016)
Kuchinoerabu-jima (Ryukyu Islands): large explosive eruption on 29 May 2015 (updated 27 Mar 2015)
Lokon-Empung (North Sulawesi, Indonesia): seismic unrest, eruption warning (updated 9 Mar 2016)
Manam (Papua New Guinea): large explosion on 31 July 2015 (updated 4 Mar 2016)
Merapi (Central Java, Indonesia): sporadic phreatic explosions (updated 21 Aug 2015)
Michael (United Kingdom, South Sandwich Is): possible intermittent ash emissions (updated 3 Jun 2016)
Nevados de Chillán (Central Chile): sporadic ash emissions, seismic unrest (updated 9 May 2016)
Niigata-Yake-yama (Honshu): sporadic explosions, seismic unrest (updated 8 May 2016)
Nyamuragira (DRCongo): lava lake in summit crater disappeared in early April 2016 (updated 16 Apr 2016)
Ontake-san (Honshu): steaming, low seismic activity (updated 18 Dec 2014)
Papandayan (West Java): steaming (updated 6 May 2013)
Pavlof (Alaska Peninsula, USA): possible new eruption since 13 May (updated 14 May 2016)
Piton de la Fournaise (La Réunion): eruption ended or paused (updated 27 May 2016)
Poas (Costa Rica): phreatic explosions (updated 14 Oct 2014)
Rincón de la Vieja (Costa Rica): sproadic hydrothermal explosions (updated 3 May 2016)
Sabancaya (Peru): steaming, elevated seismic activity (updated 11 Oct 2015)
Sacabaya (Northern Chile, Bolivia and Argentina)
San Cristobal (Nicaragua): intermittent ash explosions (updated 24 Apr 2016)
San Miguel (El Salvador): intermittent ash emissions (updated 15 Jan 2016)
Sangeang Api (Indonesia): weak lava extrusion from summit crater (updated 11 Nov 2015)
Sirung (Pantar Island, Indonesia ): degassing (updated 10 Jul 2015)
Slamet (Central Java): steam emissions (updated 12 Jan 2015)
Telica (Nicaragua): lava glow from crater, degassing, occasional light ash emissions (updated 9 May 2016)
Ubinas (Peru): sporadic vulcanian explosions (updated 16 Jan 2016)
Zavodovski (South Sandwich Islands (UK)): strong degassing (updated 3 Jun 2016)

Previous news
Wed, 1 Jun 2016, 21:00
Ash emission from Bromo this morning (photo: Andi / VolcanoDiscovery Indonesia)
Bromo (East Java, Indonesia): (1 Jun) Our expedition leader Andi currently on location reported that the volcano's activity has been increased since 4 days ago, with visible activity consisting of mild phreatic explosions and strong steaming. ... read all
Tue, 31 May 2016, 21:00
Map of the new lava flows from the 24 May breakouts
Kilauea (Hawai'i): Early in the morning of 24 May (at 06:50 local time), a sudden surge in lava supply caused the main lava tube carrying the lava underground away from Pu'u 'O'o to rupture. This resulted in two so-called surface lava breakouts located about 500 m N and NE from the cone, feeding two new large surface lava flows. ... read all
Sun, 29 May 2016, 21:00
Bromo (East Java, Indonesia): The activity of the volcano remains low. Sporadic, relatively weak ash emissions continue to occur from time to time and a weak glow is visible sometimes at night. ... read all
Fri, 27 May 2016, 21:00
Strombolian activity from Etna's Voragine on Wednesday
Etna (Sicily, Italy): (27 May) The violent strombolian activity from the Voragine summit crater continued all though Wednesday (25 May) and the following night, but gradually decreased and ceased yesterday. At the moment, no significant eruptive activity is going on. ... read all
Thu, 26 May 2016, 21:00
Piton de la Fournaise (La Réunion): (26 May) A new eruption - the first in 2016 - started at the volcano this morning, around 08:05 local time when the volcano observatory registered a strong tremor signal, typical for the onset of Piton de la Fournaise's fissure eruptions. ... read all

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