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Volcanic activity worldwide 20 Aug 2016: Fuego volcano, Colima
Saturday Aug 20, 2016 21:00 PM |
Map of today's active volcanoes
Colima (Western Mexico)
Ash plume from an explosion at Fuego (INSIVUMEH webcam image)
: Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: VA EM AROUND 1455ZFuego (Guatemala)
: The volcano is currently in normal strombolian activity with intermittent explosions that generate small ash puffs.
The Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report ealier: VA EM AROUND 1130Z
Friday, Aug 19, 2016
Chikurachki (Paramushir Island)
: (19 Aug
) The new eruptive phase, detected through satellite images since yesterday, continues. Ash emissions have increased today and form a plume stretching about 50 km to the NE and reaching the southern tip of Kamchatka. ... [more]
Wednesday, Aug 17, 2016
Suwanose-jima (Ryukyu Islands)
: Activity has been more intermittent over the past days, but occasional (presumably strombolian) explosions continue to occur, producing small ash plumes that rise up to approx. 2 km altitude and quickly disperse. ... [more]
Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016
: A particularly strong vulcanian explosion occurred at the Caliente lava dome this morning (at 06_58 local time), sending a massive mushroom-shaped ash plume to several kilometers height that eventually reached approx. 20,000 ft or 7 km altitude). The cone and its immediate surroundings were showered by volcanic blocks and bombs and collapsing material from the eruption produced avalanches that engulfed the cone on several sides (pyroclastic flows). ... [more]
Sunday, Aug 14, 2016
: The activity of the volcano remains essentially unchanged at currently low to moderate levels. The slow growth of the lava dome continues as viscous (sticky) lava accumulates in the dome. A (small) part of the inherently unstable dome collapsed yesterday morning and generated a pyroclastic flow that traveled down the SW valley between the dome and the remnants of the 1964 collapse scar, which forms a horse-show shaped wall around the dome. ... [more]
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Ethiopia and the Danakil
: Ethiopia is a very diverse and beautiful country. Thanks to our numerous expeditions to Erta Ale and Dallol
and beyond, we have an extensive collection of images showing the volcano's lava lake, the desert, the colorful hot springs of Dallol, the vast salt lakes, camel caravans and more.
Dukono volcano photos
: Dukono on Halmahera in Indonesia has been in permanent activity for years, often producing ash plumes that drift around the northern part of the island and have become normality.