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Volcanic activity worldwide 4 Jul 2016: Sinabung volcano, Kilauea

Mon, 4 Jul 2016, 21:00
21:00 PM |
Map of today's active volcanoes
Map of today's active volcanoes
Eruption at Sinabung this morning (image: PVMBG)
Eruption at Sinabung this morning (image: PVMBG)
Pahoehoe lava flow in the coastal plain of Kilauea volcano (Hawai'i) on 2 July 2016 (image: USGS)
Pahoehoe lava flow in the coastal plain of Kilauea volcano (Hawai'i) on 2 July 2016 (image: USGS)
Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): Explosions of small to moderate size continue to be relatively frequent lately. This morning, an explosion produced an ash plume that rose 1500 meters above he volcano's summit.

Kilauea (Hawai'i): After having descended the steep slope of the pali, the new lava flow now advanced in the flatter coastal plain towards the ocean. As of yesterday, the flow front was about 400 m from the break in slope and still 2.9 km (1.8 mi) away from the sea.
Guessing game - when will the lava reach the sea?
If the recent average speed of advance of approx 140 m per day continues, lava could reach the Pacific in approx. 3 weeks, although it is likely that the advance of the front slows down with distance on flatter ground and it might then take a little longer (although the opposite can become true as well...).

Volcano Activity Summary for 4 Jul 2016:

Currently erupting:

Ambrym (Vanuatu): active lava lakes in several craters (updated 13 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 18 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 16 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 27 Jun 2016)
Ibu (Halmahera, Indonesia): stromolian and phreatomagmatic explosions (updated 29 Oct 2015)
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): strombolian explosions in summit crater, active lava flows on SE flank (updated 18 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)
Nevado del Ruiz (Colombia): intermittent mild to moderate ash emissions (updated 28 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): strombolian explosions (updated 16 Jun 2016)
Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): degassing, sporadic explosions, slowly growing lava dome (updated 13 Jun 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 27 Jun 2016)
Semeru (East Java, Indonesia): lava flow, small strombolian explosions (updated 13 Jun 2016)
Shiveluch (Kamchatka): growing lava dome (updated 16 Jun 2016)
Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): continuing pyroclastic flows (updated 4 Jul 2016)
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): weak, intermittent strombolian explosions (updated 23 May 2016)
Suwanose-jima (Ryukyu Islands): strombolian explosions (updated 13 Jun 2016)
Turrialba (Costa Rica): near-continuous ash emissions (updated 27 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 16 Jun 2016)
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)
Bagana (Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea): intermittent mild ash emissions (updated 16 Jun 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 explosions (updated 10 Jun 2016)
Canlaon (Central Philippines): occasional sporadic explosions (updated 18 Jun 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)
Karymsky (Kamchatka): weak activity (rare explosions?) (updated 16 Jun 2016)
Lokon-Empung (North Sulawesi, Indonesia): seismic unrest, eruption warning (updated 9 Mar 2016)
Manam (Papua New Guinea): thermal hot spot visible on satellite imagery, strong degassing (updated 9 Jun 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)
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)
Pavlof (Alaska Peninsula, USA): currently calm (updated 2 Jul 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): seismic unrest, inflation, strong degassing (updated 19 Jun 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 steaming, degassing (updated 18 Jun 2016)

Previous news
Sat, 2 Jul 2016, 21:00
Map of today's active volcanoes
Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): The volcano continues to erupt with little changes overall during the past months. An explosion at the lava dome today at 13:35 local time produced an ash plume that rose approx. 1100 m above the summit. ... read all
Fri, 1 Jul 2016, 21:00
Map of today's active volcanoes
Kilauea (Hawai'i): (30 Jun) Our friend and filmmaker Michael Dalton (Volcanic Odysseys) is currently on Hawai'i and sent us some images of the new lava flows advancing SE fro Pu'u 'O'o, reaching Pulama Pali on 29 June 2016. ... read all
Thu, 30 Jun 2016, 21:00
Map of today's active volcanoes
Kilauea (Hawai'i): The new active lava flow headed to the southeast from Puʻu ʻŌʻō continues to advance and spread laterally. On 28 July it had reached a length of 6.9 km (4.3 mi) from the vent and reached the Pulama pali in the western area of the abandoned Royal Gardens subdivision. ... read all
Tue, 28 Jun 2016, 21:00
Etna (Sicily, Italy): There has been no particular surface activity at the volcano since the violent summit eruptions in late May, but the volcanic tremor amplitude has been gradually rising over the past days. ... read all
Mon, 27 Jun 2016, 21:00
Map of today's active volcanoes
Santiaguito (Guatemala): The elevated activity from the Caliente lava dome continues to produce intermittent strong vulcanian eruptions every few days or so: yesterday afternoon at 16:16 local time, a powerful explosion produced an ash column that rose to 5 km altitude and generated pyroclastic flows on the SW and SE side of the lava dome. ... read all
 

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