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Volcanic activity worldwide 24 Oct 2018: Stromboli volcano, Krakatau, Dukono, Reventador, Sangay, Sa...

Wednesday Oct 24, 2018 21:00 PM |

Map of today's active volcanoes
Map of today's active volcanoes
Eruption from NE crater at dusk (image: Ingrid Smet / VolcanoDiscovery)
Eruption from NE crater at dusk (image: Ingrid Smet / VolcanoDiscovery)
Satellite image of Ebeko volcano on 24 Oct 2018
Satellite image of Ebeko volcano on 24 Oct 2018
Satellite image of Ebeko volcano on 23 Oct 2018
Satellite image of Ebeko volcano on 23 Oct 2018
Satellite image of Krakatau volcano on 24 Oct 2018
Satellite image of Krakatau volcano on 24 Oct 2018
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): The activity at the volcano remains impressive, with frequent explosions of varying size from several vents, often at intervals of only few minutes.
Tour leader Ingrid reported from the ongoing Italy volcano tour when she climbed the volcano with a small group on 20 Oct:
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Ebeko (Paramushir Island): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: POSS ERUPTION OBS AT 20181024/1710Z FL120 EXTD N OBS VA DTG:24/1740Z
...23 Oct:
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ERUPTION AT 20181023/2111Z FL100 EXTD SE REPORTED OBS VA DTG:23/2250Z

Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): A series of pictures showing ash eruptions from Sakurajima we observed during our tour in March 2018, by participant Ivana Dorn.

Krakatau (Sunda Strait, Indonesia): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: VA TO FL070 LAST OBS AT 24/0550Z, MOV SW OBS VA DTG:24/1650Z
...24 Oct:
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: VA OBS TO FL070 MOV TO SW AT 24/0430Z.

Dukono (Halmahera): (24 Oct) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: VA OBS TO FL050 MOV E AT 14/0020Z.

Sangay (Ecuador): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: NEW VA EM.

Reventador (Ecuador): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ONGOING VA EMS.
...23 Oct:
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: NEW VA EMS OBS AT 23/2130Z

Sabancaya (Peru): (24 Oct) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Buenos Aires (VAAC) issued the following report: SPORADIC PUFFS OF VA OBS VA DTG:24/0745Z

Volcano Activity Summary for 24 Oct 2018:

Currently erupting:

Ambrym (Vanuatu): active lava lakes in Benbow, Marum and Niri Membelsu craters (updated 23 Oct 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): intermittent ash eruptions (updated 7 Oct 2018)
Erebus (Antarctica): active lava lake in summit crater (updated 8 Dec 2014)
Erta Ale (Danakil depression, Ethiopia): active lava lake in the south crater of the summit caldera (updated 12 Oct 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)
Kadovar (Northeast of New Guinea): continuous explosions, lava flow emission from fissure vent (updated 9 Oct 2018)
Krakatau (Sunda Strait, Indonesia): ash venting, strombolian and vulcanian explosions from Anak Krakatau (updated 22 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)
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)
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): intense strombolian explosions, occasional lava overflows from vents (updated 24 Oct 2018)
Turrialba (Costa Rica): sporadic mild ash emissions (updated 16 Oct 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)
Karymsky (Kamchatka): weak activity (rare explosions?) (updated 6 Oct 2018)
Kerinci (Sumatra): Activity appears to have declined (updated 14 Oct 2018)
Kuchinoerabu-jima (Ryukyu Islands): Minor eruption (updated 23 Oct 2018)
Manam (Papua New Guinea): mild explosive activity at summit crater (updated 19 Oct 2018)
Merapi (Central Java, Indonesia): intermittent phreatic explosions (updated 1 Jun 2018)
Nevados de Chillán (Central Chile): sporadic mild to moderate ash emissions (updated 2 Apr 2017)
Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): Pause in eruptive activity, high SO2 emissions (updated 11 Oct 2018)
Sangeang Api (Indonesia): New small ash emissions (updated 15 Oct 2018)
Sarychev Peak (Central Kuriles): mild activity at summit crater, lava flow effusion (updated 21 Nov 2017)
Shiveluch (Kamchatka): growing lava dome (updated 5 Dec 2017)
Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): continuing pyroclastic flows (updated 8 Oct 2018)
Veniaminof (Alaska Peninsula, USA): seismic unrest (updated 12 Dec 2015)

Previous news
Map of today's active volcanoes
Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018
Kuchinoerabu-jima (Ryukyu Islands): A new and very small eruption is occurring, with ash plumes rising only a few thousand feet above sea level. This follows the unrest in August, when the Alert Level was raised to 4, as there were concerns about a repeat of the large explosion in 2015. This subsequently declined, the Alert Level dropped to 3, where it remains. ... [more]

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