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Volcanic activity worldwide 20 Feb 2017: Barren Island volcano, Krakatau, Shiveluch, Dukono, Sinabun...

Monday Feb 20, 2017 21:00 PM |

Map of today's active volcanoes
Map of today's active volcanoes
Explosive eruption at Anak Krakatau yesterday night (image: Aaron)
Explosive eruption at Anak Krakatau yesterday night (image: Aaron)
February 19 Bogoslof eruption plume as seen from Unalaska Island, 53 miles ESE of Bogoslof volcano. Photo taken from helicopter during fieldwork by AVO geologists at 5:22PM, approximately 14 minutes after the start of the eruption. (image: Janet Schaefer / AVO)
February 19 Bogoslof eruption plume as seen from Unalaska Island, 53 miles ESE of Bogoslof volcano. Photo taken from helicopter during fieldwork by AVO geologists at 5:22PM, approximately 14 minutes after the start of the eruption. (image: Janet Schaefer / AVO)
Heat signal from Barren Island volcano (MIROVA)
Heat signal from Barren Island volcano (MIROVA)
Shiveluch (Kamchatka): (20 Feb) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ERUPTION AT 20170220/0516Z FL180 EXTD NW REPORTED OBS VA DTG:20/0510Z

Bagana (Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea): (19 Feb) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: VA OBS TO FL110 EXT 35NM TO SSW AT 19/2130Z.

Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): (19 Feb) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ERUPTION OBS TO FL100 OBS ON SATELLITE IMAGERY.

Krakatau (Sunda Strait, Indonesia): (20 Feb) A new eruption as suspected yesterday has been confirmed. Our reader Aaron visited the volcano and saw intense strombolian-vulcanian type activity from the summit crater of Anak Krakatau:
"Spent last night at Anak Krakatoa and just saw your post about new activity, I can confirm there was a lot of activity yesterday afternoon/night. See attached photo."
Eruption Special tour: We plan to organize expeditions to Krakatau in the near future. If you like to be updated, drop us an email or visit the Krakatau Volcano Special tour page.

Dukono (Halmahera): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: CONTINUOUS VA EMISSIONS TO FL080 OBS VA DTG:20/1930Z
...20 Feb:
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: CONTINUOUS VA EMISSIONS TO FL080 OBS VA DTG:20/0730Z

Bogoslof (United States, Aleutian Islands): More explosions occurred at the volcano this morning. The Alaska Volcano Observatory detected a "series of short, explosive eruptions that started at 17:08 AKST local time (02:08 February 20 UTC) and lasted until 17:45 AKST (02:45 February 20 UTC).
"Satellite images following the activity showed a volcanic plume extending about 100 miles (160 km) to the southeast over Unalaska Island and the Pacific Ocean. The plume was visible in images through 19:00 AKST (04:00 February 20 UTC).
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...20 Feb:
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Anchorage (VAAC) issued the following report: 20/0208Z ERUPTION

Sabancaya (Peru): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Buenos Aires (VAAC) issued the following report: INTEMITTENTS PUUFFS OF VA
...20 Feb:
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Buenos Aires (VAAC) issued the following report: INTERMITTENTS PUFFS OF VA OBS VA DTG:20/0645Z

Barren Island (Indian Ocean): A new eruption is occurring at the remote and India's only active volcano.
Since mid January, pronounced heat signals - the strongest since May 2016 - have been detected on satellite imagery coming from the summit of the volcano. A team of Indian researchers from the Goa-based National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) visited the island on 23 and 26 Jan this year and confirmed new eruptive activity:
... [read more]

Volcano Activity Summary for 20 Feb 2017:

Currently erupting:

Ambrym (Vanuatu): active lava lakes in several craters (updated 12 Jul 2016)
Bagana (Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea): intermittent mild ash emissions (updated 29 Dec 2016)
Barren Island (Indian Ocean): strombolian activity in summit crater, lava flow effusion (updated 20 Feb 2017)
Bogoslof (United States, Aleutian Islands): intermittent strong explosions (updated 20 Feb 2017)
Chirinkotan (Northern Kuriles, Russia): possible large explosion on 28 Nov 2016 (updated 28 Nov 2016)
Colima (Western Mexico): intermittent low-energy ash emissions (updated 12 Feb 2017)
Dukono (Halmahera): mild strombolian activity, continuous intense ash emissions (updated 29 Dec 2016)
Erebus (Antarctica): active lava lake in summit crater (updated 8 Dec 2014)
Erta Ale (Danakil depression, Ethiopia): lava lake overflowing, caldera flooded with new lava flows, collapses inside southern caldera (updated 27 Jan 2017)
Fuego (Guatemala): lava flows on S and W flanks, lava fountaining from summit vent (updated 9 Jan 2017)
Gamalama (Halmahera): small ash eruption on 3 Aug 2016 (updated 5 Aug 2016)
Heard (Australia, Southern Indian Ocean): strombolian activity in summit crater, lava flow effusion (updated 9 Feb 2017)
Ibu (Halmahera, Indonesia): stromolian and phreatomagmatic explosions (updated 29 Oct 2015)
Kilauea (Hawai'i): new surface lava flows from breakouts N and NE of Puu Oo since 24 May 2016 (updated 29 Sep 2016)
Krakatau (Sunda Strait, Indonesia): vulcanian and strombolian activity from summit crater (updated 20 Feb 2017)
Langila (New Britain, Papua New Guinea): likely lava flows or lava dome extrusion, strombolian activity (updated 29 Dec 2016)
Lopevi (Vanuatu): probably strombolian activity in summit crater (updated 13 Jan 2017)
Masaya (Nicaragua): active lava lake ini summit crater (updated 12 Jul 2016)
Nevados de Chillán (Central Chile): intermittent ash emissions (updated 9 Jan 2017)
Nyiragongo (DRCongo): new vent on crater floor (updated 9 Sep 2016)
Ol Doinyo Lengai (Tanzania): effusion of natrocarbonatite lava inside the crater (updated 8 Jul 2013)
Pacaya (Guatemala): strombolian activity in summit crater, lava flow effusion (updated 15 Feb 2017)
Piton de la Fournaise (La Réunion): new fissure eruption in progress near Dolomieu crater (updated 15 Feb 2017)
Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): degassing, sporadic explosions, slowly growing lava dome (updated 27 Nov 2016)
Reventador (Ecuador): lava flow on SW flank (updated 9 Jan 2017)
Sabancaya (Peru): frequent moderate explosions, intense ash emissions (updated 29 Dec 2016)
Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): sporadic vulcanian explosions from Minamidake and Showa crater (updated 22 Aug 2016)
Sangay (Ecuador): mild strombolian activity in summit crater (updated 20 May 2016)
Santiaguito (Guatemala): intermittent strong explosions from growing Caliente dome (updated 25 Aug 2016)
Semeru (East Java, Indonesia): growing lava dome, mild strombolian activity in summit crater (updated 10 Oct 2016)
Shiveluch (Kamchatka): growing lava dome (updated 29 Dec 2016)
Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): continuing pyroclastic flows (updated 9 Jan 2017)
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): weak, intermittent strombolian explosions (updated 29 Dec 2016)
Suwanose-jima (Ryukyu Islands): intense strombolian activity from Otake crater (updated 28 Nov 2016)
Villarrica (Central Chile): small active lava lake in summit crater (updated 23 Aug 2016)
Yasur (Tanna Island, Vanuatu): ash emissions, weak strombolian explosions (updated 15 Sep 2016)

Eruption warning / minor activity:

Aoba (Vanuatu): steaming, possible ash emissions (updated 14 Aug 2016)
Aso (central Kyushu, Japan): degassing, sporadic steam / ash explosions (updated 8 Oct 2016)
Awu (North Sulawesi & Sangihe Islands): seismic unrest, eruption warning (updated 13 May 2016)
Batu Tara (Sunda Islands, Indonesia): unknown, possibly weak strombolian activity (updated 25 Aug 2016)
Bezymianny (Central Kamchatka Depression): new activity since around 12 Dec (updated 29 Dec 2016)
Bristol Island (United Kingdom, South Sandwich Is): eruption seems to have ended (updated 14 Sep 2016)
Bromo (East Java, Indonesia): intense degassing, intermittent ash emissions, crater glow (updated 10 Oct 2016)
Bulusan (Luzon Island, Philippines): intermittent ash emissions, intense degassing (updated 29 Dec 2016)
Canlaon (Central Philippines): degassing, sporadic ash emissions (updated 29 Jul 2016)
Cerro Negro (Nicaragua): increased earthquake activity (updated 16 Feb 2016)
Chaitén (Southern Chile and Argentina): seismic unrest (updated 22 May 2015)
Chikurachki (Paramushir Island): steaming, degassing (updated 23 Aug 2016)
Chirpoi (Kurile Islands, Russia): degassing, steaming (updated 29 Jul 2016)
Cleveland (Aleutian Islands, Alaska): sporadic explosions (updated 5 Feb 2017)
Copahue (Chile/Argentina): mild ash and steam emissions (updated 29 Dec 2016)
Ebeko (Paramushir Island): intermittent mild ash emissions (updated 29 Dec 2016)
Etna (Sicily, Italy): ash emissions from SE crater (updated 19 Apr 2014)
Fort Selkirk (Canada)
Karangetang (Siau Island, Sangihe Islands, Indonesia): rockfalls, glowing lava dome (updated 13 Jan 2016)
Karymsky (Kamchatka): weak activity (rare explosions?) (updated 16 Jun 2016)
Kerinci (Sumatra): intermittent ash explosions (updated 5 Jun 2016)
Klyuchevskoy (Kamchatka): degassing, possibly weak strombolian activity in summit crater (updated 29 Dec 2016)
Lascar (Northern Chile): sudden explosion on 30 Oct 2015 (updated 31 Oct 2015)
Llaima (Central Chile and Argentina)
Lokon-Empung (North Sulawesi, Indonesia): seismic unrest, eruption warning (updated 9 Mar 2016)
Manam (Papua New Guinea): occasional ash emissions, thermal anomaly at crater (updated 13 Jul 2016)
Merapi (Central Java, Indonesia): sporadic phreatic explosions (updated 21 Aug 2015)
Michael (United Kingdom, South Sandwich Is): heat signal from summit crater, unknown eruptive activity (updated 28 Nov 2016)
Momotombo (Nicaragua): intermittent vulcanian explosions (updated 29 Mar 2016)
Nevado del Ruiz (Colombia): intermittent mild to moderate ash emissions (updated 18 Oct 2016)
Niigata-Yake-yama (Honshu): sporadic explosions, seismic unrest (updated 8 May 2016)
Nyamuragira (DRCongo): active lava lake in summit caldera (updated 2 Feb 2017)
Poas (Costa Rica): sporadic phreatic explosions (updated 29 Jul 2016)
Rincón de la Vieja (Costa Rica): sproadic hydrothermal explosions (updated 3 May 2016)
Rinjani (Lombok): sudden eruption on 1 Aug 2016 (updated 29 Sep 2016)
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)
Sete Cidades (Azores)
Soufriere Hills (Montserrat, West Indies (UK)): seismic unrest, occasional light ash venting (updated 21 Mar 2013)
Telica (Nicaragua): lava glow from crater, degassing, occasional light ash emissions (updated 9 May 2016)
Tungurahua (Ecuador): inflation, eruption warning (updated 5 Jun 2016)
Turrialba (Costa Rica): sporadic mild ash emissions (updated 29 Dec 2016)
Ubinas (Peru): intermittent ash explosions (updated 4 Oct 2016)
Ulawun (New Britain, Papua New Guinea): degassing, ash venting (updated 5 Aug 2013)
White Island (New Zealand): ash venting from 2012 lava dome (updated 13 Sep 2016)
Zavodovski (South Sandwich Islands (UK)): strong steaming, degassing (updated 18 Jun 2016)
Zhupanovsky (Kamchatka, Russia): steaming / degassing (updated 20 Nov 2016)

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