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Volcanic activity worldwide 31 May 2017: Stromboli volcano, Fuego, Colima, Shiveluch, Dukono, Erta A...

Wednesday May 31, 2017 21:00 PM |

Map of today's active volcanoes
Map of today's active volcanoes
Strombolian explosion from Stromboli's NE crater on evening of 30 May 2017 (image: Thierry Basset)
Strombolian explosion from Stromboli's NE crater on evening of 30 May 2017 (image: Thierry Basset)
Satellite image of Shiveluch volcano on 31 May 2017
Satellite image of Shiveluch volcano on 31 May 2017
Satellite image of Sinabung volcano on 31 May 2017
Satellite image of Sinabung volcano on 31 May 2017
Satellite image of Dukono volcano on 30 May 2017
Satellite image of Dukono volcano on 30 May 2017
Bogoslof's eruption column with the white steam head entering the lower stratosphere on 28 May 2017 (image: Dave Schneider, USGS Volcanoes/AVO
Bogoslof's eruption column with the white steam head entering the lower stratosphere on 28 May 2017 (image: Dave Schneider, USGS Volcanoes/AVO
Seismic activity of Fuego volcano today (FG3 station, INSIVUMEH)
Seismic activity of Fuego volcano today (FG3 station, INSIVUMEH)
Erta Ale's eruption on SENTINEL 2 satellite imagery on 29 May 2017 (image: SENTINEL2 / ESA-Copernicus data; Composition / annotations: Culture Volcan)
Erta Ale's eruption on SENTINEL 2 satellite imagery on 29 May 2017 (image: SENTINEL2 / ESA-Copernicus data; Composition / annotations: Culture Volcan)
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): Activity at the volcano has increased over the past month and although still at levels considered within normal limited, can be described as elevated. It certainly is spectacular to view.
Strombolian-type eruptions occur every few minutes and are strongest from the northeastern vent (N1 on the crater map) and the westernmost vent (S1), ejecting incandescent bombs and lapilli to more than 200 m height.
At the moment, there are 4 principal active vents in the crater terrace, clustered into the area of the formerly called NE vents (N1 and N2) and the western (S1) and central craters (C). Near-constant mild spattering as well as occasional explosions have been occurring from the N2 vent, where the magma column seems to be standing particularly high and sometimes shows exploding magma bubbles.

Shiveluch (Kamchatka): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: POSS ERUPTION OBS AT 20170531/1500Z FL250 EXTD SE OBS VA DTG:31/1510Z
...31 May:
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: VA AT 20170531/0130Z FL260 EXTD SW MOV 10KT REPORTED

Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: VA REPORTED TO FL180 MOV ESE AT 1425Z OBS VA DTG:31/1510Z
...31 May:
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ERUPTION REPORTED TO FL110 MOV S AT 31/0023Z.

Dukono (Halmahera): (30 May) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: VA OBS TO FL080 MOV W AT 30/2210Z.

Bogoslof (United States, Aleutian Islands): The Alaska Volcano Observatory published two spectacular satellite images (attached) showing the eruption column of the volcano's large explosion on 28 May (22:34 UTC).
The images were taken by Worldview satellite and show the initial development of the eruption cloud. "The eruption began about 18 minutes prior to this image and the cloud rose to an altitude in excess of 40,000 ft above sea level. The white color of the eruption cloud is due to the large amount of water that is incorporated into the eruption column as the vent is located in shallow water." (AVO)
Image data provided under the Digital Globe NextView License. Image credit Dave Schneider, USGS Volcanoes/AVO.
...31 May:
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Anchorage (VAAC) issued the following report: NO ERUPTION.

Colima (Western Mexico): The volcano has remained calm since the series of powerful explosions in Jan-Feb this year. A recent report by scientists from the Universidad de Colima mentioned ongoing seismic activity as well as very week explosions.

Fuego (Guatemala): The activity at the volcano has again been increasing during the past days. The volcano observatory reported frequent moderate strombolian-type explosions ejecting glowing lava fragments to 250 m above the crater. Moderate to strong shock waves accompany the explosions.
Corresponding ash plumes have been rising to 1000 m height and drifting up to 12 km in westerly directions before dissipating. Light ash falls were noticed in the Panimache, Morelia and Santa Sofía villages.
If the volcano follows its rhythmic pattern, Fuego is probably heading towards a new paroxysmal phase in the near future.
...31 May:
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: EM DETECTED. VA PSBL

Sabancaya (Peru): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Buenos Aires (VAAC) issued the following report: INTERMITTENT PUFF OF VA
...31 May:
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Buenos Aires (VAAC) issued the following report: INTERMITTENT EMISSION

Erta Ale (Danakil depression, Ethiopia): The activity of the volcano remains intense and continues from both the summit (lava lake in south pit) and from the SE rift zone (lava lakes and lava flows).
The summit lava lake has gradually risen again, but undergoes frequent changes as the field report below describes.
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Volcano Activity Summary for 31 May 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 10 May 2017)
Barren Island (Indian Ocean): strombolian activity in summit crater, lava flow effusion (updated 20 Feb 2017)
Chirinkotan (Northern Kuriles, Russia): possible large explosion on 28 Nov 2016 (updated 2 Mar 2017)
Dukono (Halmahera): mild strombolian activity, continuous intense ash emissions (updated 10 May 2017)
Erebus (Antarctica): active lava lake in summit crater (updated 8 Dec 2014)
Erta Ale (Danakil depression, Ethiopia): active summit lava lake, second lava lake and active lava flow field on southern rift (updated 31 May 2017)
Etna (Sicily, Italy): mini-eruptions at SE crater at regular intervals (updated 19 Apr 2014)
Fuego (Guatemala): lava flows on S and W flanks, lava fountaining from summit vent (updated 31 May 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): mild activity at summit crater, occasional explosions (updated 18 May 2017)
Langila (New Britain, Papua New Guinea): likely lava flows or lava dome extrusion, strombolian activity (updated 26 May 2017)
Lopevi (Vanuatu): probably strombolian activity in summit crater (updated 13 Jan 2017)
Manam (Papua New Guinea): mild explosive activity at summit crater (updated 8 May 2017)
Masaya (Nicaragua): active lava lake ini summit crater (updated 12 Jul 2016)
Nishino-shima (Volcano Islands, Japan): strombolian eruption, effusion of lava flows (updated 24 Apr 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)
Poas (Costa Rica): strong phreatic explosions (updated 26 May 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 22 May 2017)
Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): intermittent vulcanian explosions (updated 19 May 2017)
Sangay (Ecuador): mild strombolian activity in summit crater (updated 20 May 2016)
Santiaguito (Guatemala): intermittent strong explosions from growing Caliente dome (updated 9 May 2017)
Semeru (East Java, Indonesia): growing lava dome, mild strombolian activity in summit crater (updated 10 Oct 2016)
Shiveluch (Kamchatka): growing lava dome (updated 12 May 2017)
Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): continuing pyroclastic flows (updated 25 May 2017)
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): weak, intermittent strombolian explosions (updated 31 May 2017)
Suwanose-jima (Ryukyu Islands): intense strombolian activity from Otake crater (updated 10 May 2017)
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 6 May 2017)
Bogoslof (United States, Aleutian Islands): quiet since 13 March 2017 (updated 31 May 2017)
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 6 May 2017)
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): growing lava dome in summit crater (updated 17 May 2017)
Colima (Western Mexico): occasional very week explosions (updated 31 May 2017)
Copahue (Chile/Argentina): mild ash and steam emissions (updated 29 Dec 2016)
Ebeko (Paramushir Island): intermittent mild ash emissions (updated 18 May 2017)
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)
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)
Nevados de Chillán (Central Chile): sporadic mild to moderate ash emissions (updated 2 Apr 2017)
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): inflation, volcanic unrest at northern flank of Dolomieu crater (updated 25 May 2017)
Rincón de la Vieja (Costa Rica): sproadic hydrothermal explosions (updated 25 May 2017)
Rinjani (Lombok): sudden eruption on 1 Aug 2016 (updated 29 Sep 2016)
San Miguel (El Salvador): seismic unrest, inflation, strong degassing (updated 9 May 2017)
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 24 May 2017)
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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