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Volcanic activity worldwide 6 Jun 2016: Bromo volcano, Poas, Nevado del Ruiz, Santa Isabel, Alaid, M...

Mon, 6 Jun 2016, 15:08
15:08 PM |
Map of today's active volcanoes
Map of today's active volcanoes
Panorama over Etna's summit craters (l: Bocca Nuova, c: Voragine; r: NE crater) taken on 3 June from the southern rim of Voragine (image: B. Behncke)
Panorama over Etna's summit craters (l: Bocca Nuova, c: Voragine; r: NE crater) taken on 3 June from the southern rim of Voragine (image: B. Behncke)
Heat signal from Alaid volcano (MIROVA)
Heat signal from Alaid volcano (MIROVA)
Ash emission from Bromo on 4 June (image: Øystein L. Andersen ‏@OysteinLAnderse / twitter)
Ash emission from Bromo on 4 June (image: Øystein L. Andersen ‏@OysteinLAnderse / twitter)
Skylight (view onto the flowing lava inside a lava tube) on the east breakout on Kilauea volcano. It's about 6 m (20 ft) wide. (image: HVO)
Skylight (view onto the flowing lava inside a lava tube) on the east breakout on Kilauea volcano. It's about 6 m (20 ft) wide. (image: HVO)
Masaya's lava lake this morning (INETER crater webcam)
Masaya's lava lake this morning (INETER crater webcam)
Small explosion plume from Poás yesterday
Small explosion plume from Poás yesterday
Ash emission from Nevado del Ruiz yesterday (Azufrado webcam)
Ash emission from Nevado del Ruiz yesterday (Azufrado webcam)
Ash plume from Bristol volcano on Saturday 4 June (image: NASA via South Sandwich Islands Volcano Monitoring Blog)
Ash plume from Bristol volcano on Saturday 4 June (image: NASA via South Sandwich Islands Volcano Monitoring Blog)
Etna (Sicily, Italy): Etna has remained calm at the surface since the most recent eruptive phase (violent strombolian activity from the NE and Voragine summit craters) ended on 26 May.
The attached picture, taken on 3 June by volcanologist Boris Behncke (INGV Catania), shows significant changes of the summit region in the past weeks, in particular the near-complete filling of the Bocca Nuova and Voragine craters with lava and the partial collapses on the older NE crater.

Alaid (Northern Kuriles): Activity of the volcano seems to have decreased significantly, and the most recent eruption has probably ended by now.
The satellite-based measured heat signal emitted by the volcano has almost disappeared during the past weeks. No other observations are currently available.

Bromo (East Java, Indonesia): Intermittent mild to moderate emissions continue to occur at the volcano.

Kilauea (Hawai'i): The two new lava flows from Puʻu ʻŌʻō crater which emerged as surface breakouts from the partially blocked old lava tube on 24 May continue to be active, but have only advanced a bit during the past days.
The old lava tube is still "working" as well (however, at presumably much reduced rate of lava throughput) and has been feeding scattered breakouts on the older June 27th lava flow field further to the northeast. At the moment, all active lava is within 5.4 km from the vent, far from inhabited areas to which it poses no threat.
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Masaya (Nicaragua): The lava lake remains active with little changes overall during the past weeks. Authorities have again closed public access to the crater rim.

Poas (Costa Rica): A small phreatic explosion occurred at the crater lake yesterday morning at 09:20 local time showing that the hydrothermal system of the volcano remains at elevated unrest.

Nevado del Ruiz (Colombia): Sporadic mild explosions continue to occur from time to time, generating small ash plumes. Overall, the volcano's activity has decreased during the past weeks, but it remains in an unstable state. It is impossible to predict how the activity will evolve (could calm down further or increase) in the near to medium future.
SGC maintains alert level III (yellow) on its scale from IV (green) to I (red).
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Santa Isabel (Colombia): During May 2015, GGC recorded an increase in small seismic activity associated with fracturing of rock inside the volcano, compared to April. The quakes (all below magnitude 2) were concentrated in the northern and eastern sectors of the volcanic edifice at depths ranging between 3.4 and 6.6 km. No other significant changes were detected at the volcano and its alert status remains at "green".
A slight increase in rock-fracturing earthquakes has also been detected in the area south of Nevado de Santa Isabel volcano, in the area known as Cerro Spain.

Bristol Island (United Kingdom, South Sandwich Is): The eruption continues - Buenos Aires VAAC reports detecting ongoing ash emissions from satellite data. A moderately sized plume can be seen drifting east from the volcano.

Volcano Activity Summary for 6 Jun 2016:

Currently erupting:

Ambrym (Vanuatu): active lava lakes in several craters (updated 13 May 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 6 Jun 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)
Kerinci (Sumatra): intermittent ash explosions (updated 5 Jun 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 4 Jun 2016)
Langila (New Britain, Papua New Guinea): ash emissions (updated 13 May 2016)
Masaya (Nicaragua): active lava lake ini summit crater (updated 6 Jun 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)
Suwanose-jima (Ryukyu Islands): strombolian explosions in Ontake crater (updated 20 Apr 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:

Aso (central Kyushu, Japan): degassing, sporadic steam / ash explosions (updated 8 Mar 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)
Bromo (East Java, Indonesia): intermittent mild ash emissions (updated 6 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)
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)
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)
Momotombo (Nicaragua): intermittent vulcanian explosions (updated 29 Mar 2016)
Nevado del Ruiz (Colombia): intermittent mild to moderate ash emissions (updated 6 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)
Piton de la Fournaise (La Réunion): eruption ended or paused (updated 27 May 2016)
Poas (Costa Rica): sporadic phreatic explosions (updated 6 Jun 2016)
Rincón de la Vieja (Costa Rica): sproadic hydrothermal explosions (updated 3 May 2016)
Sabancaya (Peru): steaming, elevated seismic activity (updated 11 Oct 2015)
San Miguel (El Salvador): intermittent ash emissions (updated 15 Jan 2016)
Sangeang Api (Indonesia): weak lava extrusion from summit crater (updated 11 Nov 2015)
Telica (Nicaragua): lava glow from crater, degassing, occasional light ash emissions (updated 9 May 2016)
Tungurahua (Ecuador): inflation, eruption warning (updated 5 Jun 2016)
Ubinas (Peru): sporadic vulcanian explosions (updated 16 Jan 2016)
Zavodovski (South Sandwich Islands (UK)): strong degassing (updated 3 Jun 2016)

Previous news
Sun, 5 Jun 2016, 17:25
Map of today's active volcanoes
Kerinci (Sumatra): Ash emissions have increased at the volcano. The local observatory reported a plume of approx. 800 m rising from the summit vent and drifting west this morning. ... read all
Sat, 4 Jun 2016, 21:00
The lava flow of Klyuchevskoy volcano on 2 June 2016 (KVERT webcam)
Kliuchevskoi (Kamchatka): The effusion of a lava flow on the southeastern flank of the volcano continues with little changes. A second flow branch has recently made its appearance. ... read all
Fri, 3 Jun 2016, 21:00
Eruption of Sakurajima this morning
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. ... read all
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
 

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