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Volcanic activity worldwide 14 Dec 2018: Etna volcano, Fuego, Krakatau, Shiveluch, Dukono, Reventado...

Friday Dec 14, 2018 21:00 PM |

Map of today's active volcanoes
Map of today's active volcanoes
Lava flows and strombolian activity at Etna's New SE crater this evening (image: Tom Pfeiffer / VolcanoDiscovery)
Lava flows and strombolian activity at Etna's New SE crater this evening (image: Tom Pfeiffer / VolcanoDiscovery)
Satellite image of Shiveluch volcano on 14 Dec 2018
Satellite image of Shiveluch volcano on 14 Dec 2018
Satellite image of Sakurajima volcano on 14 Dec 2018
Satellite image of Sakurajima volcano on 14 Dec 2018
Satellite image of Krakatau volcano on 14 Dec 2018
Satellite image of Krakatau volcano on 14 Dec 2018
Satellite image of Dukono volcano on 14 Dec 2018
Satellite image of Dukono volcano on 14 Dec 2018
Satellite image of Dukono volcano on 13 Dec 2018
Satellite image of Dukono volcano on 13 Dec 2018
Etna (Sicily, Italy): (13 Dec) Mild effusive/explosive activity continues at the eastern vent of the New SE crater, feeding two small lava flows traveling a few hundred meters down the eastern slope of the crater towards the upper Valle del Bove.
The larger and more active flow emerges from the rim of the new cinder cone, while the the smaller one to the south of it is coming from a vent located few meters beneath the crater rim.
... [read more]

Shiveluch (Kamchatka): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: POSS ERUPTION OBS AT 20181214/1950Z FL150 EXTD W OBS VA DTG:14/2010Z

Ebeko (Paramushir Island): (14 Dec) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ERUPTION AT 20181214/0128Z FL100 EXTD NE REPORTED OBS VA DTG:14/0120Z

Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: EXPLODED AT 20181214/1800Z OVER FL070 EXTD S OBS VA DTG:14/1750Z
...14 Dec:
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ERUPTED AT 20181214/0341Z FL110 EXTD SE OBS VA DTG:14/0340Z

Krakatau (Sunda Strait, Indonesia): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: VA REPORTED TO FL020 OBS VA DTG:14/0850Z

Dukono (Halmahera): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: VA TO FL070 LAST OBS 14/0120Z EXT SW EST VA DTG:14/1625Z
...13 Dec:
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: CONTINUOUS VA EMISSIONS TO FL070 EXT S 10KT

Veniaminof (Alaska Peninsula, USA): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Anchorage (VAAC) issued the following report: APPX 1220Z LOW LEVEL VA ERUPTION.

Fuego (Guatemala): (14 Dec) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: VA EM OBSD

Turrialba (Costa Rica): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: NEW VA EMS.

Nevado del Ruiz (Colombia): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: POSS VA EMS.

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

Sabancaya (Peru): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Buenos Aires (VAAC) issued the following report: INTERMITTENT EMISSIONS OF VA
...14 Dec:
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Buenos Aires (VAAC) issued the following report: CONTINUOUS EMISSION OF LGT VA WITH SPORADIC PUFFS

Volcano Activity Summary for 14 Dec 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): strombolian activity and lava flows from New SE crater, intermittent strombolian explosions in Bocca Nuova and NE crater (updated 13 Dec 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 23 Nov 2018)
Manam (Papua New Guinea): Very strong explosive eruption (updated 8 Dec 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): intermittent explosions of varying size, ash emissions (updated 8 Dec 2018)
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)
Turrialba (Costa Rica): sporadic mild ash emissions (updated 13 Nov 2018)
Yasur (Tanna Island, Vanuatu): ash emissions, weak strombolian explosions (updated 16 Dec 2017)

Eruption warning / minor activity:

Bagana (Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea): intermittent mild ash emissions (updated 8 Dec 2018)
Cleveland (Aleutian Islands, Alaska): 80 m diameter circular lava flow observed in summit crater, low seismic unrest (updated 13 Dec 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)
Nevado del Ruiz (Colombia): intermittent mild to moderate ash emissions (updated 11 Nov 2018)
Planchón-Peteroa (Central Chile and Argentina): New eruption (updated 14 Dec 2018)
Sangeang Api (Indonesia): New small ash emissions (updated 15 Oct 2018)
Shiveluch (Kamchatka): growing lava dome (updated 20 Nov 2018)
Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): continuing pyroclastic flows (updated 8 Oct 2018)
Suwanose-jima (Ryukyu Islands): intense strombolian activity from Otake crater (updated 2 Dec 2018)
Veniaminof (Alaska Peninsula, USA): Eruption eases, color code back to orange (updated 11 Dec 2018)

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