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Volcanic activity worldwide 16 Dec 2018: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Soputan, Dukono, Reventador, ...

Sunday Dec 16, 2018 21:00 PM |

Map of today's active volcanoes
Map of today's active volcanoes
Satellite image of Ebeko volcano on 15 Dec 2018
Satellite image of Ebeko volcano on 15 Dec 2018
Eruption of Soputan today (image: PVMBG)
Eruption of Soputan today (image: PVMBG)
Satellite image of Soputan volcano on 16 Dec 2018
Satellite image of Soputan volcano on 16 Dec 2018
Satellite image of Ambrym volcano on 16 Dec 2018
Satellite image of Ambrym volcano on 16 Dec 2018
Eruption of Popocatepetl last evening (image: Webcams de Mexico / CENAPRED webcam)
Eruption of Popocatepetl last evening (image: Webcams de Mexico / CENAPRED webcam)
Satellite image of Turrialba volcano on 16 Dec 2018
Satellite image of Turrialba volcano on 16 Dec 2018
Satellite image of Reventador volcano on 15 Dec 2018
Satellite image of Reventador volcano on 15 Dec 2018
Ebeko (Paramushir Island): (15 Dec) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ERUPTION AT 20181215/2224Z FL100 EXTD E REPORTED OBS VA DTG:15/2220Z

Soputan (North Sulawesi, Indonesia): A new, intense (but probably again short-lived) eruptive phase started at the volcano early this morning, producing tall lava fountains and an ash column that rose at least 5-7 km height.
Following more than two months of relative quiet after the brief eruption during 3-4 October this year, seismic activity increased rapidly from 17:00 local time yesterday afternoon, followed by the start of the eruption at 01:00 local time this morning.
... [read more]
...16 Dec:
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: CONTINUOUS VA TO FL280 OBS MOV W 20KT OBS VA DTG:16/0940Z

Dukono (Halmahera): (16 Dec) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: CVGHM REPORT VA TO FL050.

Ambrym (Vanuatu): (16 Dec) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Wellington (VAAC) issued the following report: ONGOING INTERMITTENT ERUPTION.

Veniaminof (Alaska Peninsula, USA): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Anchorage (VAAC) issued the following report: CONTINUOUS MINOR ERUPTION.
...16 Dec:
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Anchorage (VAAC) issued the following report: CONTINUOUS MINOR ERUPTION.

Cleveland (Aleutian Islands, Alaska): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Anchorage (VAAC) issued the following report: MINOR ERUPTION DETECTED BY AVO AND VERIFIED BY GOES SAT IMAGER Y.

Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ONGOING VA EMS.
...16 Dec:
Another very strong explosion, similar to the one a week ago, occurred last night at 18:57 local time.
The vulcanian-type eruption ejected a shower of incandescent lava bombs onto the upper slopes of the volcano and generated an ash plume that rose a few kilometers.
... [read more]

Fuego (Guatemala): (16 Dec) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: PSBL VA EMS OBS

Turrialba (Costa Rica): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ONGOING VA EMS.
...16 Dec:
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: PLUME OBS IN STLT IMAGERY

Reventador (Ecuador): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: NEW VA EM
...15 Dec:
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: OCNL EM

Sabancaya (Peru): (16 Dec) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Buenos Aires (VAAC) issued the following report: SPORADIC PUFFS OF VA

Volcano Activity Summary for 16 Dec 2018:

Currently erupting:

Ambrym (Vanuatu): active lava lakes in Benbow, Marum and Niri Membelsu craters (updated 23 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)
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)
Pacaya (Guatemala): strombolian activity in summit crater, lava flow effusion (updated 29 Apr 2018)
Planchón-Peteroa (Central Chile and Argentina): New eruption (updated 16 Dec 2018)
Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): intermittent explosions of varying size, ash emissions (updated 16 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)
Soputan (North Sulawesi, Indonesia): intermittent violent lava fountaning episodes at intervals of several months, degassing / steaming in times between (updated 16 Dec 2018)
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)
Veniaminof (Alaska Peninsula, USA): Eruption eases, color code back to orange (updated 15 Dec 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)
Barren Island (Indian Ocean): strombolian activity, lava flow effusion on northern flank (updated 16 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)
Manam (Papua New Guinea): Very strong explosive eruption (updated 16 Dec 2018)
Mayon (Luzon Island, Philippines): intermittent small explosions, degassing (updated 15 Nov 2018)
Merapi (Central Java, Indonesia): intermittent phreatic explosions (updated 1 Jun 2018)
Ol Doinyo Lengai (Tanzania): effusion of natrocarbonatite lava inside the pit crater in the northern main crater (updated 16 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)

Previous news
Map of today's active volcanoes
Friday, Dec 14, 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. ... [more]

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