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Volcanic activity worldwide 27 Dec 2018: Etna volcano, Fuego, Popocatépetl, Krakatoa, Shiveluch, Re...

Thursday Dec 27, 2018 21:00 PM |

Map of today's active volcanoes
Map of today's active volcanoes
Tall steam and ash plume rising from Etna's Bocca Nuova (GuidEtna webcam)crater
Tall steam and ash plume rising from Etna's Bocca Nuova (GuidEtna webcam)crater
Satellite image of Shiveluch volcano on 27 Dec 2018
Satellite image of Shiveluch volcano on 27 Dec 2018
Satellite image of Ebeko volcano on 26 Dec 2018
Satellite image of Ebeko volcano on 26 Dec 2018
Krakatau with steam explosions seen yesterday (image:  Sutopo Purwo Nugroho @Sutopo_PN / twitter)
Krakatau with steam explosions seen yesterday (image: Sutopo Purwo Nugroho @Sutopo_PN / twitter)
Satellite image of Sabancaya volcano on 26 Dec 2018
Satellite image of Sabancaya volcano on 26 Dec 2018
Etna (Sicily, Italy): The decreasing trend in surface and earthquake activity on and around Etna continues and there is little to nothing left of the vigorous flank eruption that had started on Christmas Eve (24 Dec 2018). However, the volcano is far from quiet and there are indications that more and potentially more dangerous activity could be in the making.
A tell-tale sign that the flank eruption could only be a prelude is that magma continues to stand high inside the volcano's conduit: glow and intense gas and steam emissions are visible from the Bocca Nuova, producing a tall plume rising vertically into the evening sky. The recent eruption has drained only very little of the available magma. Will more come out soon?
... [read more]

Shiveluch (Kamchatka): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: VA IS NOT IDENTIFIABLE IN SATELLITE IMAGERY.
...27 Dec:
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ERUPTION AT 20181227/0148Z FL360 REPORTED OBS VA DTG:27/0220Z

Ebeko (Paramushir Island): (26 Dec) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ERUPTION AT 20181226/2100Z FL110 EXTD NE REPORTED OBS VA DTG:26/2230Z

Mayon (Luzon Island, Philippines): (27 Dec) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ERUPTION AT 20181227/0017Z FL100 REPORTED OBS VA DTG:27/0020Z

Krakatoa (Sunda Strait, Indonesia): The violent explosive activity caused by magma-water interaction continues at the volcano, from the area where the summit cone collapsed on 22 Dec and now exposes the vent to sea water.
A video of an overflight earlier today shows powerful steam explosions of this so-called Surtseyan activity, generating dense steam and ash clouds, often ejected as "fingers" of larger ejected rock fragments with training steam behind, as well as billowing surges that shoot horizontally above the water.
... [read more]

Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: POSS VA EM

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

Reventador (Ecuador): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: POSS VA EM
...27 Dec:
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: VA EMS HAVE CEASED.

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

Nevados de Chillán (Central Chile): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Buenos Aires (VAAC) issued the following report: INTERMITTENT EMISSION OF VA
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Map of today's active volcanoes
Wednesday, Dec 26, 2018
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): Following an increase in activity detected at the volcano, Italian Civil Protection raised the alert level from "green" to "yellow", pointing out that the volcano is in "an unstable situation" and should be monitored more closely. ... [more]
Map of today's active volcanoes
Tuesday, Dec 25, 2018
Etna (Sicily, Italy): Bad weather has mostly prevented clear sights of the new flank eruption today, but it seems that while it is still going on, lava emission from the new fissure vent high in the Valle del Bove that opened yesterday has decreased. ... [more]
Map of today's active volcanoes
Monday, Dec 24, 2018
Etna (Sicily, Italy): The following video shows the beginning of Etna volcano's new flank eruption, starting around noon on 24 Dec 2018: a series of quakes accompanies the progressive opening of several fractures, accompanied by strong ash emission, on and below the SE crater. ... [more]

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