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Volcanic activity worldwide 5 Oct 2018: Popocatépetl volcano, Krakatau, Gamalama, Dukono, Kerinci, ...

Friday Oct 05, 2018 21:00 PM |

Map of today's active volcanoes
Map of today's active volcanoes
Satellite image of Ebeko volcano on  5 Oct 2018
Satellite image of Ebeko volcano on 5 Oct 2018
Satellite image of Manam volcano on  5 Oct 2018
Satellite image of Manam volcano on 5 Oct 2018
Satellite image of Gamalama volcano on  5 Oct 2018
Satellite image of Gamalama volcano on 5 Oct 2018
Satellite image of Dukono volcano on  5 Oct 2018
Satellite image of Dukono volcano on 5 Oct 2018
Eruption at Kerinci on 28 Sep 2018 (image: Real Thing TV / https://youtu.be/ec-leRRfaZo / YouTube / Twitter)
Eruption at Kerinci on 28 Sep 2018 (image: Real Thing TV / https://youtu.be/ec-leRRfaZo / YouTube / Twitter)
Ebeko (Paramushir Island): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ERUPTIVE ACTIVITY CONTINUING OBS VA DTG:05/0820Z

Manam (Papua New Guinea): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ERUPTION TO FL340 OBS MOV W OBS VA DTG:05/1248Z

Ulawun (New Britain, Papua New Guinea): (4 Oct) A new eruption of the volcano has just occurred, with steam and ash plumes up to 4.5km (15,000ft). This is typical of Ulawun's eruptive behaviour.
...4 Oct:
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: STEAM/ASH ERUPTION OBS TO FL150 MOV WSW AT 04/2130Z.

Gamalama (Halmahera): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: CONTINUOUS VA EMISSIONS TO WSW OBS VA DTG:05/2000Z
...5 Oct:
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: VA OBS TO FL070 MOV W AT 05/0140Z.

Krakatau (Sunda Strait, Indonesia): (5 Oct) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: VA OBS TO FL070 MOV TO SW AT 05/0340Z.

Dukono (Halmahera): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: CONTINUOUS VA EMISSIONS TO FL050 EXT TO WSW
...5 Oct:
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: VA OBS TO FL050 MOV TO W AT 05/0100Z.

Kerinci (Sumatra): (5 Oct) Indonesia's highest volcano seems to have increased during the past week. Following a moderately strong vulcanian-type explosion on 28 Sep, several other smaller to moderate explosions and ash emissions have occurred.
During the past days, Darwin VAAC report ash plumes from the volcano that rose to an altitude of 4.3 km (14,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted SW and W.
Kerinci is one of Indonesia's most active volcano and has been the site of intermittent, mild explosive activity for years. Most of its usually smaller explosions go unnoticed.

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

Sangay (Ecuador): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ONGOING VA EMS

Sabancaya (Peru): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Buenos Aires (VAAC) issued the following report: INTERMITTENT EMISSIONS OF VA

Volcano Activity Summary for 5 Oct 2018:

Currently erupting:

Ambrym (Vanuatu): active lava lakes in Benbow, Marum and Niri Membelsu craters (updated 6 Aug 2018)
Bagana (Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea): intermittent mild ash emissions (updated 10 May 2017)
Barren Island (Indian Ocean): strombolian activity, lava flow effusion on northern flank (updated 2 Oct 2018)
Dukono (Halmahera): mild strombolian activity, continuous intense ash emissions (updated 28 Nov 2017)
Ebeko (Paramushir Island): sporadic explosions (updated 3 Oct 2018)
Erebus (Antarctica): active lava lake in summit crater (updated 8 Dec 2014)
Erta Ale (Danakil depression, Ethiopia): lava actively flowing in lakes at the summit (south crater) and south part of 2017 fissure eruption site (updated 25 Jul 2018)
Etna (Sicily, Italy): sporadic strombolian activity and ash emissions from Bocca Nuova, NE crater and New SE crater (updated 2 Oct 2018)
Fuego (Guatemala): lava flows on S and W flanks, lava fountaining from summit vent (updated 6 Jun 2018)
Ibu (Halmahera, Indonesia): stromolian and phreatomagmatic explosions (updated 29 Jul 2018)
Karymsky (Kamchatka): weak activity (rare explosions?) (updated 23 Jul 2017)
Kerinci (Sumatra): mild to moderate ash emissions and explosions from summit crater (updated 5 Oct 2018)
Krakatau (Sunda Strait, Indonesia): strombolian activity and lava flow from summit vent (updated 2 Oct 2018)
Masaya (Nicaragua): active lava lake ini summit crater (updated 12 Jul 2016)
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): effusive eruption on south flank of Dolomieu crater (updated 2 Oct 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): strong explosion with tall ash plume and pyroclastic flows (updated 18 Jun 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)
Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): continuing pyroclastic flows (updated 23 Feb 2018)
Soputan (North Sulawesi, Indonesia): strong explosive eruption on 3 Oct 2019 (updated 3 Oct 2018)
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): intense strombolian explosions, occasional lava overflows from vents (updated 23 May 2018)
Yasur (Tanna Island, Vanuatu): ash emissions, weak strombolian explosions (updated 16 Dec 2017)

Eruption warning / minor activity:

Agung (Bali): 2000 m tall steam and ash plume, nighttime glow (updated 3 Oct 2018)
Aoba (Vanuatu): ash venting, phreatomagmatic explosions (updated 3 Oct 2018)
Gamalama (Halmahera): Minor phreatic eruption (updated 4 Oct 2018)
Heard (Australia, Southern Indian Ocean): lava effusion at summit vent (updated 2 Oct 2018)
Kadovar (Northeast of New Guinea): continuous explosions, lava flow emission from fissure vent (updated 3 Oct 2018)
Langila (New Britain, Papua New Guinea): likely lava flows or lava dome extrusion, strombolian activity (updated 23 Jun 2017)
Manam (Papua New Guinea): mild explosive activity at summit crater (updated 8 May 2017)
Merapi (Central Java, Indonesia): intermittent phreatic explosions (updated 1 Jun 2018)
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)
Nyamuragira (DRCongo): active lava lake in summit caldera (updated 2 Feb 2017)
Sarychev Peak (Central Kuriles): mild activity at summit crater, lava flow effusion (updated 21 Nov 2017)
Semisopochnoi (United States, Aleutian Islands): New eruption, minor ash emissions, new tephra cone (updated 3 Oct 2018)
Shiveluch (Kamchatka): growing lava dome (updated 5 Dec 2017)
Sierra Negra (Isabela Island, Galapagos): fissure eruption with fountaining and lava flows (updated 2 Oct 2018)
Suwanose-jima (Ryukyu Islands): intense strombolian activity from Otake crater (updated 10 May 2017)
Turrialba (Costa Rica): sporadic mild ash emissions (updated 23 Jun 2017)
Ulawun (New Britain, Papua New Guinea): New eruption underway (updated 4 Oct 2018)
Veniaminof (Alaska Peninsula, USA): seismic unrest (updated 12 Dec 2015)

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Wednesday, Oct 03, 2018
Etna (Sicily, Italy): (2 Oct) Over the past few weeks, Etna has been showing mild, sporadic strombolian activity from 5 of the summit vents: 3 vents inside Bocca Nuova (two in the northwestern and one in its southeastern pits), the NE crater and less frequently from the New SE crater. ... [more]

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