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Volcanic activity worldwide 28 Dec 2018: Fuego volcano, Krakatoa, Shiveluch, Dukono, Reventador, Sak...

Friday Dec 28, 2018 21:00 PM |

Map of today's active volcanoes
Map of today's active volcanoes
Satellite image of Shiveluch volcano on 28 Dec 2018
Satellite image of Shiveluch volcano on 28 Dec 2018
Satellite image of Dukono volcano on 28 Dec 2018
Satellite image of Dukono volcano on 28 Dec 2018
Shiveluch (Kamchatka): (28 Dec) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: VA EMISSIONS CONTINUING OBS VA DTG:28/0520Z

Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): (28 Dec) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: EXPLODED AT 20181228/0215Z OVER FL060 EXTD SE OBS VA DTG:28/0210Z

Dukono (Halmahera): (28 Dec) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: VA TO FL070 EXT ESE OBS VA DTG:28/0035Z

Krakatoa (Sunda Strait, Indonesia): After almost 6 days of an almost non-stop ash plume to 55,000ft following the devastating collapse, Darwin VAAC reports that activity has finally subsided with only very minor emissions. No updates about local conditions at the moment.

Fuego (Guatemala): (28 Dec) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: VA EMS HAS DISP

Reventador (Ecuador): (28 Dec) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: VA EMS HAS DISP

Sabancaya (Peru): (28 Dec) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Buenos Aires (VAAC) issued the following report: CONTINUOUS EMISSION

Volcano Activity Summary for 28 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): subterminal flank eruption (updated 24 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)
Krakatoa (Sunda Strait, Indonesia): Major eruption ends (updated 28 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)
Pacaya (Guatemala): strombolian activity in summit crater, lava flow effusion (updated 29 Apr 2018)
Planchón-Peteroa (Central Chile and Argentina): Continuous mild ash emissions (updated 19 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 20 Dec 2018)
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)
Shiveluch (Kamchatka): growing lava dome (updated 26 Dec 2018)
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): intense strombolian explosions, occasional lava overflows from vents (updated 26 Dec 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)
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)
Karangetang (Siau Island, Sangihe Islands, Indonesia): Significant increase in activity; alert level raised (updated 22 Dec 2018)
Kuchinoerabu-jima (Ryukyu Islands): Minor eruption (updated 23 Oct 2018)
Langila (New Britain, Papua New Guinea): likely lava flows or lava dome extrusion, strombolian activity (updated 25 Nov 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)
Soputan (North Sulawesi, Indonesia): Volcano slowly calming down (updated 19 Dec 2018)
Suwanose-jima (Ryukyu Islands): intense strombolian activity from Otake crater (updated 19 Dec 2018)
Veniaminof (Alaska Peninsula, USA): Eruption eases, color code back to orange (updated 20 Dec 2018)

Previous news
Map of today's active volcanoes
Thursday, Dec 27, 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. ... [more]
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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