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Volcanic activity worldwide 15 Mar 2017: Etna volcano, Dukono, Sinabung, Nevados de Chillán, Sabancaya

Wednesday Mar 15, 2017 21:00 PM |

Map of today's active volcanoes
Map of today's active volcanoes
Strombolian activity and lava flow view from Montagnola (Radiostudio7 webcam)
Strombolian activity and lava flow view from Montagnola (Radiostudio7 webcam)
Satellite image of Dukono volcano on 15 Mar 2017
Satellite image of Dukono volcano on 15 Mar 2017
Etna (Sicily, Italy): (15 Mar) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: STROMBOLIAN ERUPTION ONGOING OBS VA DTG:VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FM SAT DATA
...15 Mar:
The weak strombolian activity started a few days ago has slowly increased until this morning when suddenly the tremor steeply rose. This signaled the arrival of more and stronger explosions at the new vent located between the "old" and "new" SE crater.

The pyroclastic material ejected over the vent has generated a rheomorphic lava flow that has reached the base of the cone. The current pattern is very similar to the last episode which occurred about 15 days ago.

At the moment due to bad weather conditions, the ongoing activity can not be observed but tremor remains stable at slightly elevated levels.

Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): (15 Mar) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: GROUND REPORT OF VA TO FL190 MOV N AT14/0450Z

Dukono (Halmahera): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: CONTINOUS VA EMISSIONS TO FL070 OBS VA DTG:15/1900Z
...15 Mar:
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: CONTINOUS VA EMISSIONS TO FL070 OBS VA DTG:15/0100Z

Sabancaya (Peru): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Buenos Aires (VAAC) issued the following report: INTERMITTENT EMISSIONS OBS VA DTG:15/1115Z

Nevados de Chillán (Central Chile): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Buenos Aires (VAAC) issued the following report: INTERMITTENT EMISSIONS OBS VA DTG:15/1445Z

Volcano Activity Summary for 15 Mar 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 8 Mar 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)
Klyuchevskoy (Kamchatka): strombolian activity from summit crater, mild to moderate ash emissions (updated 2 Mar 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 2 Mar 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 1 Mar 2017)
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)
Karkar (Northeast of New Guinea): possible ash eruption on 1 February (updated 27 Mar 2014)
Karymsky (Kamchatka): weak activity (rare explosions?) (updated 16 Jun 2016)
Kerinci (Sumatra): intermittent ash explosions (updated 5 Jun 2016)
Krakatau (Sunda Strait, Indonesia): unrest, eruption pause or eruption ended (updated 22 Feb 2017)
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)
Piton de la Fournaise (La Réunion): eruption ended 27 Feb 2017 (updated 1 Mar 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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