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Volcanic activity worldwide 17 Dec 2018: Fuego volcano, Soputan, Dukono, Reventador, Cleveland, Veni...

Monday Dec 17, 2018 21:00 PM |

Map of today's active volcanoes
Map of today's active volcanoes
Satellite image of Sakurajima volcano on 17 Dec 2018
Satellite image of Sakurajima volcano on 17 Dec 2018
Satellite image of Sakurajima volcano on 16 Dec 2018
Satellite image of Sakurajima volcano on 16 Dec 2018
Satellite image of Manam volcano on 16 Dec 2018
Satellite image of Manam volcano on 16 Dec 2018
Satellite image of Ambrym volcano on 17 Dec 2018
Satellite image of Ambrym volcano on 17 Dec 2018
Lava fountains from Ambrym's intracaldera flank eruption (image: John Tasso)
Lava fountains from Ambrym's intracaldera flank eruption (image: John Tasso)
Satellite image of Reventador volcano on 17 Dec 2018
Satellite image of Reventador volcano on 17 Dec 2018
Ebeko (Paramushir Island): (17 Dec) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ERUPTION AT 20181216/2340Z FL070 REPORTED OBS VA DTG:16/2350Z

Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: EXPLODED AT 20181217/1549Z FL060 EXTD SE OBS VA DTG:17/1540Z
...16 Dec:
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: EXPLODED AT 20181216/2335Z FL060 EXTD SE OBS VA DTG:16/2330Z

Manam (Papua New Guinea): (16 Dec) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: HIGH LEVEL ERUPTION TO FL450 OBS VA DTG:16/2100Z

Soputan (North Sulawesi, Indonesia): (16 Dec) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: VA TO FL120 MOV SE REPOTED BY CVGHM AT 16/1648Z

Dukono (Halmahera): (17 Dec) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: VA TO FL060 MOV SE OBS VA DTG:17/0345Z

Ambrym (Vanuatu): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Wellington (VAAC) issued the following report: ERUPTION OF ASH HAS CEASED OBS VA DTG:17/1945Z
...17 Dec:
A small fissure eruption began inside the volcano's caldera near the base of Marum cone on Saturday (15 Dec) morning at around 06:00 local time.
Our trusted local guide John arrived first on the scene a few hours after the start of the eruption and observed a approx. 100 m long erupting curtain of fire (several lava fountains arranged closely spaced along a fissure) to a height of approx. 40 m, producing a lava flow and a small steam and ash plume.
... [read more]
...17 Dec:
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Wellington (VAAC) issued the following report: LOW LEVEL ERUPTION AT 17/02Z OBS VA DTG:17/0253Z

Veniaminof (Alaska Peninsula, USA): (17 Dec) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Anchorage (VAAC) issued the following report: :CONTINUOUS MINOR ERUPTION.

Cleveland (Aleutian Islands, Alaska): (17 Dec) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Anchorage (VAAC) issued the following report: RESIDUAL VA FM 20181216/1800Z ERUPTION.

Fuego (Guatemala): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: VA EM AT ARND 1435Z

Sangay (Ecuador): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: VA EM ARND 1420Z.

Reventador (Ecuador): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: VA EMS SEEN IN STLT.
...17 Dec:
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: VA EMS HAS DISP

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

Volcano Activity Summary for 17 Dec 2018:

Currently erupting:

Ambrym (Vanuatu): several lava lakes, currently flank eruption inside the caldera near Marum (updated 17 Dec 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)

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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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