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Volcanic activity worldwide 4 Jun 2018: Fuego volcano, Dukono, Kilauea, Sabancaya, Ebeko

Monday Jun 04, 2018 21:00 PM |

Map of today's active volcanoes
Map of today's active volcanoes
Satellite image of Dukono volcano on  4 Jun 2018
Satellite image of Dukono volcano on 4 Jun 2018
Although continuously active, lava fountaining from fissure 8 temporarily decreased to heights of about 50 m (164 feet) during the night from 1 to 2 June . The moon can be seen in the upper left. (HVO/USGS)
Although continuously active, lava fountaining from fissure 8 temporarily decreased to heights of about 50 m (164 feet) during the night from 1 to 2 June . The moon can be seen in the upper left. (HVO/USGS)
Pyroclastic flow from Fuego yesterday (user-submitted photo, author unknown)
Pyroclastic flow from Fuego yesterday (user-submitted photo, author unknown)
Ebeko (Paramushir Island): (3 Jun) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ERUPTION AT 20180603/2110Z FL070 EXTD SE REPORTED OBS VA DTG:03/2110Z

Dukono (Halmahera): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: CONTINUOUS EMISSION TO FL060 EST VA DTG:04/1015Z

Kilauea (Hawai'i): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: STEAM AND GASES ONLY
...4 Jun:
In the Lower East Rift Zone vigorous fountaining persisted from fissure 8 throughout the weekend, feeding large amounts of lava into the channel that runs northeast as the western branches of this flow became inactive during the night from Friday 1 to Saturday 2 June. The remaining fissure 8 lava flow continued to travel along Highway 132 to Kapoho and eventually crossed Highway 137 at the ‘Four Corners’ intersection of Highways 132 and 137 on Saturday morning 2 June at 9h30 am local time. It thereby effectively cut off the land south of this active flow front from Pohoiko to Vacationland Hawaii where any people that got stuck are evacuated by boat and helicopter. The same lava flow subsequently wrapped around Kapoho cinder cone and entered it through the gap on its east side, filling up the crater and creating a large steam plume as it evaporated all the water of Green Lake. As lava continues to pour into the Kapoho cinder cone in Green forest, it creates a stunning ‘lava fall’ The active flow then spread out to a 0.5 mile wide lava flow front that continues to make its way towards the ocean at Kapoho Bay. On Sunday evening 3 June 19h00 local time HVO/USGS reported that this flow front was merely 225 meter (245 yards) away from the ocean.
The lava fountaining from fissure 8 in the western part of the eruptive system was the main activity over the past few days. Whereas fissures 18 and 22 were still feeding lava flows traveling south by the end of last week, both were inactive by the early morning of Saturday 2 June when the only other active flow noted during an overflight was from fissure 16, in the eastern part of the active rift system, which was weakly active. By Sunday 3 June local time none of the fissures besides fissure 8 were active as by then fissure(s) 16 (and 18) only showed incandescence without fountaining. At the same time heavy steaming and abundant gas emission was noted from fissure(s) 9 (and 10), potentially announcing re-activation of these vents which prompted mandatory evacuation for the Leilani Estates area around these fissures.
Meanwhile at Kilauea’s summit caldera the vent inside Halema’uma’u crater keeps collapsing as magma was drained from beneath it and the summit area is deflating. A small explosion occurred on Friday afternoon 13h39 but ash emissions have overall decreased, possibly reflecting the accumulation of rubble at the base of the growing summit crater. Earthquake activity was low during the night from Friday 1 June to Saturday 2 June but then seismicity picked up again and there were many earthquakes overnight from Saturday 2 to Sundqay 3 June, leading the HVO/USGS to expect a another small explosion to take place in the next day. Whereas ash emissions from Halema’uma’u crater are currently low, the emission of volcanic gasses remains high.
...4 Jun:
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: NEW ERUPTION ARND 04/0151Z

Fuego (Guatemala): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: NEW VA EM ARND 0640Z
...4 Jun:
A strong eruptive phase (paroxysm) occurred at the volcano yesterday (Sun 3 June). Lasting for about 16-17 hours until the evening, it generated ash clouds reaching up to 10 km, which drifted into westerly directions for more than 40 km, lava flows descending on the flanks, heavy ash fall in nearby areas and secondary mud flows triggered by strong rainfall.
Sadly, massive pyroclastic flows - fast-moving turbulent avalanches of gas and hot rock material - have claimed lives as well. Precise numbers are so far unclear, but may be in the range of dozens if not more, depending on varying local sources and estimates. From official side, at least 7 victims have been confirmed. All fatalities occurred as result of being engulfed in pyroclastic surges, it seems mainly on the eastern flank.
... [read more]

Sabancaya (Peru): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Buenos Aires (VAAC) issued the following report: UNABLE TO DETECT OBS VA DTG:04/1315Z

Volcano Activity Summary for 4 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 4 Jun 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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