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Volcanic activity worldwide 21 Nov 2018: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Krakatau, Dukono, Veniaminof,...

Wednesday Nov 21, 2018 21:00 PM |

Map of today's active volcanoes
Map of today's active volcanoes
Satellite image of Sakurajima volcano on 21 Nov 2018
Satellite image of Sakurajima volcano on 21 Nov 2018
Satellite image of Suwanose-jima volcano on 20 Nov 2018
Satellite image of Suwanose-jima volcano on 20 Nov 2018
Dramatic image of the ash plume two hours ago as seen from Perryville, 33km from the volcano. Credit: Kaylynn Bernice via AVO.
Dramatic image of the ash plume two hours ago as seen from Perryville, 33km from the volcano. Credit: Kaylynn Bernice via AVO.
Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): (21 Nov) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ERUPTED AT 20181121/0726Z FL070 EXTD NE OBS VA DTG:21/0720Z

Suwanose-jima (Ryukyu Islands): (20 Nov) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: EXPLODED AT 20181120/2148Z FL030 EXTD SW OBS VA DTG:20/2140Z

Krakatau (Sunda Strait, Indonesia): (21 Nov) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: VA LAST REPORTED TO FL040 AT 20/1620Z.

Dukono (Halmahera): (21 Nov) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: VA OBS TO FL060 MOV E AT 21/0220Z.

Veniaminof (Alaska Peninsula, USA): The ongoing eruption at Veniaminof (which began on September 4) has intensified today, with a significant increase in seismicity and now-continuous ash emissions to 4.5km (15,000ft). AVO has raised the Aviation Color Code and Alert Level to RED/WARNING. Much higher ash emissions are possible, though relatively uncommon in historical time. Strong explosive eruptions occurred in 1939, 1956 and particularly in 1983 when ash rose to 25,000ft. Note that a very large eruption is extremely unlikely even though Veniaminof had a 50km3 caldera-forming eruption 3,700 years ago.
...21 Nov:
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Anchorage (VAAC) issued the following report: ERUPTION

Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): (21 Nov) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: CONS VA EMS.

Fuego (Guatemala): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: CONS EM
...21 Nov:
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: VA EMS HAS DISP

Sangay (Ecuador): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: EM DETECTED IN STLT IMAGERY

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

Volcano Activity Summary for 21 Nov 2018:

Currently erupting:

Ambrym (Vanuatu): active lava lakes in Benbow, Marum and Niri Membelsu craters (updated 23 Oct 2018)
Barren Island (Indian Ocean): strombolian activity, lava flow effusion on northern flank (updated 25 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)
Krakatau (Sunda Strait, Indonesia): ash venting, strombolian and vulcanian explosions from Anak Krakatau (updated 19 Nov 2018)
Masaya (Nicaragua): active lava lake ini summit crater (updated 12 Jul 2016)
Nevados de Chillán (Central Chile): sporadic mild to moderate ash emissions (updated 31 Oct 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)
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): Resumed explosions (updated 15 Nov 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)
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): intense strombolian explosions, occasional lava overflows from vents (updated 24 Oct 2018)
Suwanose-jima (Ryukyu Islands): intense strombolian activity from Otake crater (updated 19 Nov 2018)
Turrialba (Costa Rica): sporadic mild ash emissions (updated 13 Nov 2018)
Veniaminof (Alaska Peninsula, USA): Eruption intensifies- Aviation Color Code RED (updated 21 Nov 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)
Bagana (Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea): intermittent mild ash emissions (updated 27 Oct 2018)
Kadovar (Northeast of New Guinea): continuous explosions, lava flow emission from fissure vent (updated 18 Nov 2018)
Kuchinoerabu-jima (Ryukyu Islands): Minor eruption (updated 23 Oct 2018)
Mayon (Luzon Island, Philippines): intermittent small explosions, degassing (updated 15 Nov 2018)
Merapi (Central Java, Indonesia): intermittent phreatic explosions (updated 1 Jun 2018)
Sangeang Api (Indonesia): New small ash emissions (updated 15 Oct 2018)
Semisopochnoi (United States, Aleutian Islands): Explosive activity declines, continuing high seismicity (updated 1 Nov 2018)
Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): continuing pyroclastic flows (updated 8 Oct 2018)

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