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Volcanic activity worldwide 1 Jun 2018: Popocatépetl volcano, Merapi, Reventador, Kilauea, Sakuraji...

Friday Jun 01, 2018 21:00 PM |

Map of today's active volcanoes
Map of today's active volcanoes
Satellite image of Sakurajima volcano on  1 Jun 2018
Satellite image of Sakurajima volcano on 1 Jun 2018
Satellite image of Suwanose-jima volcano on  1 Jun 2018
Satellite image of Suwanose-jima volcano on 1 Jun 2018
Satellite image of Merapi volcano on  1 Jun 2018
Satellite image of Merapi volcano on 1 Jun 2018
This morning's explosion at Merapi
This morning's explosion at Merapi
May 31 helicopter overflight showing the advancing lobes from fissure 8 (not pictured but located to the right, out of view). The flow moved north of Highway 132 in the vicinity of Noni Farms and Halekamahina roads, from which the two easternmost lobes advanced in a more east-northeasterly direction while the westernmost lobe advanced in a northeasterly direction. (HVO/USGS)
May 31 helicopter overflight showing the advancing lobes from fissure 8 (not pictured but located to the right, out of view). The flow moved north of Highway 132 in the vicinity of Noni Farms and Halekamahina roads, from which the two easternmost lobes advanced in a more east-northeasterly direction while the westernmost lobe advanced in a northeasterly direction. (HVO/USGS)
Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: EXPLODED AT 20180601/1609Z FL080 EXTD SW OBS VA DTG:01/1610Z
...1 Jun:
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: VA AT 20180601/0340Z FL060 EXTD SW OBS VA DTG:01/0340Z

Suwanose-jima (Ryukyu Islands): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: EXPLODED AT 20180601/1828Z VA CLD UNKNOWN OBS VA DTG:01/1820Z

Merapi (Central Java, Indonesia): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: VA TO FL180 EXT N OBS VA DTG:01/1400Z
...1 Jun:
Another strong, but short-lived explosive eruption occurred at the volcano this morning at 08:20 local time. The eruption lasted only about 2 minutes, but was powerful enough to send an ash column approx. 6 km above the summit crater to an altitude around 9 km. It rose near vertically then drifted to the NW and SW.
Ash fall was noted in the Jrakah observatory from around 09:00 and shortly after also in the Selo observatory post (northern side).
... [read more]
...1 Jun:
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ERUPTION REPORTED TO FL300.

Kilauea (Hawai'i): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: RPRTS OF VA EM
...1 Jun:
The eruption continues at Kilauea Volcano’s Lower East Rift Zone where active vents along the length of the fissure system are feeding multiple lava flows. Fissure 8 at the western part remains the most active, vigorously spewing out lava fountains up to 80 meters (260 feet) into the air and having formed a downwindsmall spatter cone of ca. 30 meter (100 feet) height. The lava flow that resulted from fissure 8’s activity travelled northeast across the Puna Geothermal Venture and currently has multiple active lobes branching out which threaten Kapoho and the intersection between highways 132 and 137. The speed of these lava flows has been up to 100 yards an hour, but they advance in bursts: at times the front does not move as new incoming lava is building up the flow until it becomes unstable and the lava suddenly surges forward at speeds as fast as 600 yards an hour. Residential areas between the active lobe fronts of the fissure 8 lava flow and Kapoho have been evacuated during the night from 30 to 31 May local time. If these lava flows reach the intersection of highways 132 and 137 a large area along the coast and highway 137 will be cut off and become completely inaccessible.
In the eastern part of the active lower rift, fissure 18 also continues to erupt lava which feeds a lava flow that is slowly traveling eastward and might eventually create a new ocean entry. The ocean entries that were previously created by lava flows from fissure 22 are currently inactive, but a new flow fed from the central part of the fissure system is slowly making its way just west of the previous flow channels and might reach the ocean near Mackenzie State park. Meanwhile the National Park Service and Department of Transportation have started to clear out the 2016 – 2017 lava flows that covered the Chain of Craters Road along the coast. If the cracks on Highway 130 would become larger or lava flows would cut off this road, the Chain of Craters Road would be the evacuation road for around 1000 people living in Kalapana southwest of the currently active fissure system. The new emergency road should be ready for use within 2 weeks time.
Other hazards of lava effusion at the fissure besides destructive lava flows are high levels of sulphur dioxide near the vents (up to 12.4 ppm) and Pele's hair and other lightweight volcanic glass that forms from high fountaining of Fissure 8 and falls out downwind.

Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): (1 Jun) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: POSS VA EM

Reventador (Ecuador): (1 Jun) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: INTMT VA EMS

Sabancaya (Peru): (1 Jun) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Buenos Aires (VAAC) issued the following report: SPORADIC STRONG PUFFS

Volcano Activity Summary for 1 Jun 2018:

Currently erupting:

Ambrym (Vanuatu): active lava lakes in several craters (updated 1 Sep 2017)
Aoba (Vanuatu): ash venting, phreatomagmatic explosions (updated 28 Nov 2017)
Bagana (Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea): intermittent mild ash emissions (updated 10 May 2017)
Bezymianny (Central Kamchatka Depression): new activity since around 12 Dec (updated 20 Dec 2017)
Dukono (Halmahera): mild strombolian activity, continuous intense ash emissions (updated 28 Nov 2017)
Erebus (Antarctica): active lava lake in summit crater (updated 8 Dec 2014)
Erta Ale (Danakil depression, Ethiopia): lava lake in summit south crater rises to 35 m below rim and very active (updated 6 Dec 2017)
Fuego (Guatemala): lava flows on S and W flanks, lava fountaining from summit vent (updated 9 Feb 2018)
Heard (Australia, Southern Indian Ocean): lava effusion at summit vent (updated 22 Jun 2017)
Ibu (Halmahera, Indonesia): stromolian and phreatomagmatic explosions (updated 29 Oct 2015)
Kadovar (Northeast of New Guinea): continuous explosions, lava flow emission from fissure vent (updated 19 Jan 2018)
Karymsky (Kamchatka): weak activity (rare explosions?) (updated 23 Jul 2017)
Kilauea (Hawai'i): spattering and lava fountaining from fissures, lava flows, ocean entry (updated 29 Sep 2016)
Kirishima (Kyushu): increased degassing at Iwo crater, seismic unrest (updated 20 Apr 2018)
Klyuchevskoy (Kamchatka): mild activity at summit crater, occasional explosions (updated 23 Jun 2017)
Masaya (Nicaragua): active lava lake ini summit crater (updated 12 Jul 2016)
Merapi (Central Java, Indonesia): intermittent phreatic explosions (updated 1 Jun 2018)
Nyiragongo (DRCongo): new vent on crater floor (updated 9 Sep 2016)
Ol Doinyo Lengai (Tanzania): effusion of natrocarbonatite lava inside the pit crater in the northern main crater (updated 7 Dec 2017)
Pacaya (Guatemala): strombolian activity in summit crater, lava flow effusion (updated 29 Apr 2018)
Piton de la Fournaise (La Réunion): eruption from south flank of Dolomieu crater since 14 July 2017 (updated 29 Apr 2018)
Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): degassing, sporadic explosions, slowly growing lava dome (updated 1 Dec 2017)
Reventador (Ecuador): lava flow on SW flank (updated 1 Dec 2017)
Sabancaya (Peru): frequent moderate explosions, intense ash emissions (updated 1 Dec 2017)
Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): strombolian activity at Showa crater (updated 28 Apr 2018)
Sangay (Ecuador): mild strombolian activity in summit crater (updated 7 Aug 2017)
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 5 Dec 2017)
Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): continuing pyroclastic flows (updated 23 Feb 2018)
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): intense strombolian explosions, occasional lava overflows from vents (updated 23 May 2018)
Villarrica (Central Chile): small active lava lake in summit crater (updated 23 Aug 2016)
Yasur (Tanna Island, Vanuatu): ash emissions, weak strombolian explosions (updated 16 Dec 2017)

Eruption warning / minor activity:

Agung (Bali): new lava dome growing in summit crater (updated 13 Feb 2018)
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)
Bogoslof (United States, Aleutian Islands): quiet since 13 March 2017 (updated 8 Aug 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)
Chirinkotan (Northern Kuriles, Russia): possible large explosion on 28 Nov 2016 (updated 2 Mar 2017)
Chirpoi (Kurile Islands, Russia): degassing, steaming (updated 29 Jul 2016)
Cleveland (Aleutian Islands, Alaska): new lava dome growing in summit crater (updated 13 May 2018)
Copahue (Chile/Argentina): mild ash and steam emissions (updated 28 Nov 2017)
Cotopaxi (Ecuador): steaming (updated 25 Aug 2016)
Dieng (Central Java): alert level back to normal since 9 Aug 2014 (updated 3 Jul 2017)
Ebeko (Paramushir Island): sporadic explosions (updated 28 Nov 2017)
Etna (Sicily, Italy): seismic unrest, pulsating gas emissions from Bocca Nuova (updated 19 Apr 2014)
Karangetang (Siau Island, Sangihe Islands, Indonesia): rockfalls, glowing lava dome (updated 13 Jan 2016)
Katmai (Alaska Peninsula, USA)
Kerinci (Sumatra): intermittent ash explosions (updated 5 Jun 2016)
Krakatau (Sunda Strait, Indonesia): unrest, eruption pause or eruption ended (updated 22 Feb 2017)
Kusatsu-Shirane (Honshu): seismic unrest (updated 24 Jan 2018)
Langila (New Britain, Papua New Guinea): likely lava flows or lava dome extrusion, strombolian activity (updated 23 Jun 2017)
Lascar (Northern Chile): sudden explosion on 30 Oct 2015 (updated 31 Oct 2015)
Loihi (United States, Hawaiian Islands): earthquake swarm (updated 26 Jun 2017)
Lokon-Empung (North Sulawesi, Indonesia): seismic unrest, eruption warning (updated 9 Mar 2016)
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)
Marapi (Western Sumatra, Indonesia): steaming, sporadic small explosions (updated 5 Jun 2017)
Mayon (Luzon Island, Philippines): effusion of viscous lava in summit crater, lava flow reaching foot of volcano (updated 26 Feb 2018)
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 Chachani (Peru)
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)
Osorno (Southern Chile and Argentina)
Poas (Costa Rica): intermittent low-energy ash emissions, intense degassing (updated 14 Jul 2017)
Rincón de la Vieja (Costa Rica): sproadic hydrothermal explosions (updated 23 Jun 2017)
San Cristobal (Nicaragua): intermittent ash explosions (updated 24 Apr 2016)
San Miguel (El Salvador): seismic unrest, inflation, strong degassing (updated 9 May 2017)
Sangeang Api (Indonesia): strombolian activity at summit vent, lava flow effusion (updated 9 Feb 2018)
Soufriere Hills (Montserrat, West Indies (UK)): seismic unrest, occasional light ash venting (updated 21 Mar 2013)
Suwanose-jima (Ryukyu Islands): intense strombolian activity from Otake crater (updated 10 May 2017)
Telica (Nicaragua): lava glow from crater, degassing, occasional light ash emissions (updated 9 May 2016)
Tinakula (Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands): increased activity at the volcano (updated 8 Feb 2013)
Tungurahua (Ecuador): inflation, eruption warning (updated 5 Jun 2016)
Turrialba (Costa Rica): sporadic mild ash emissions (updated 23 Jun 2017)
Ubinas (Peru): intermittent ash explosions (updated 4 Oct 2016)
Ulawun (New Britain, Papua New Guinea): degassing, ash venting (updated 5 Aug 2013)
Zavodovski (South Sandwich Islands (UK)): strong steaming, degassing (updated 18 Jun 2016)

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