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Volcanic activity worldwide 3 Jan 2019: Stromboli volcano, Krakatau, Shiveluch, Dukono, Reventador, ...

Thursday Jan 03, 2019 21:00 PM |

Map of today's active volcanoes
Map of today's active volcanoes
Strong explosion from Stromboli's NE vent early this morning (image: INGV Catania)
Strong explosion from Stromboli's NE vent early this morning (image: INGV Catania)
Satellite image of Shiveluch volcano on  3 Jan 2019
Satellite image of Shiveluch volcano on 3 Jan 2019
Satellite image of Sakurajima volcano on  3 Jan 2019
Satellite image of Sakurajima volcano on 3 Jan 2019
Satellite image of Sakurajima volcano on  2 Jan 2019
Satellite image of Sakurajima volcano on 2 Jan 2019
Satellite image of Suwanose-jima volcano on  3 Jan 2019
Satellite image of Suwanose-jima volcano on 3 Jan 2019
Satellite image of Krakatau volcano on  3 Jan 2019
Satellite image of Krakatau volcano on 3 Jan 2019
Interpretation of the recent changes on Anak Krakatau by comparing several satellite images (source: Dongeng Geologi)
Interpretation of the recent changes on Anak Krakatau by comparing several satellite images (source: Dongeng Geologi)
Surtseyan explosion at Anak Krakatau yesterday (image: Doni Janskulo)
Surtseyan explosion at Anak Krakatau yesterday (image: Doni Janskulo)
Satellite image of Dukono volcano on  3 Jan 2019
Satellite image of Dukono volcano on 3 Jan 2019
Satellite image of Dukono volcano on  2 Jan 2019
Satellite image of Dukono volcano on 2 Jan 2019
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): The activity at the volcano remains high. A series of quite strong explosions from the NE vent could be seen on the webcam placed on the 400 m viewpoint on the Sciara del Fuoco.
According to LGS from the Univ. of Florence, who monitor take into account a number of parameters (in particular tremor, number of explosions etc) the volcanic activity level of Stromboli is "high".

Shiveluch (Kamchatka): Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 18000 ft (5500 m) altitude or flight level 180 and is moving at 25 kts in NE direction.
The full report is as follows: VA EMISSIONS CONTINUING OBS VA DTG:03/1120Z to 18000 ft (5500 m)
...3 Jan:
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 17000 ft (5200 m) altitude or flight level 170 and is moving at 20 kts in E direction.
The full report is as follows: VA EMISSIONS CONTINUING OBS VA DTG:02/2320Z to 17000 ft (5200 m)

Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: EXPLODED AT 20190103/1032Z OVER FL070 EXTD S OBS VA DTG:03/1020Z
...2 Jan:
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: EXPLODED AT 20190102/2050Z FL070 EXTD S OBS VA DTG:02/2040Z

Suwanose-jima (Ryukyu Islands): (3 Jan) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: EXPLODED AT 20190103/0827Z OVER FL040 EXTD SE OBS VA DTG:03/0820Z

Krakatau (Sunda Strait, Indonesia): Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 38000 ft (11600 m) altitude or flight level 380 .
The full report is as follows: VA TO FL380 MOV NE. VA TO FL450 MOV SW. to 38000 ft (11600 m)
...3 Jan:
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 38000 ft (11600 m) altitude or flight level 380 .
The full report is as follows: VA TO FL380 MOV NE. VA TO FL450 MOV SW. to 38000 ft (11600 m)
...3 Jan:
The attached image compares several detailed satellite images taken before, immediately after the tsunami on 22 Dec 2018 as well two and five days later, and gives an interpretation of what caused the tsunami (= a collapse of the western lava benches).
Comparing the morphology of the island as seen on the pictures, a plausible reconstruction of events would be as follows:
... [read more]
...3 Jan:
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 35000 ft (10700 m) altitude or flight level 350 .
The full report is as follows: VA TO FL450 MOV N. REGULAR INTERMITTENT VA TO FL350 MOV NE to 35000 ft (10700 m)
...2 Jan:
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: VA TO FL450 MOV SW. INTERMITTENT REGULAR VA TO FL350 MOV NE.
...2 Jan:
Here are some of the most terrifying explosions on Anak Krakatau recently filmed. Our correspondent Doni Janskulo from Kalianda, Lampung, took advantage of very clear views yesterday and managed to take some of the most extraordinary and dramatic footage yet of the explosions on collapsed Anak Krakatau island.
Even though it is from 40 km away, it shows the activity in amazing detail. It takes place at the island of Anak Krakatau, hidden from view now behind Panjang island seen in the foreground. The active vent is now under water and lets sea water interact violently with the rising magma: the result is so-called Surtseyan activity, a type of volcanic eruption that takes place in shallow seas or lakes, named after the island of Surtsey which appeared off the southern coast of Iceland and had this activity in 1963.
... [read more]

Dukono (Halmahera): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: CONTINUOUS VA TO FL070 LAST OBS AT 03/0100Z EXT SW
...3 Jan:
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: CONTINUOUS VA TO FL070 LAST OBS AT 03/0100Z EXT SW
...2 Jan:
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: CONTINUOUS VA TO FL070 LAST OBS AT 02/0740Z

Reventador (Ecuador): Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 15000 ft (4600 m) altitude or flight level 150 .
The full report is as follows: NEW VA EM to 15000 ft (4600 m)

Sabancaya (Peru): Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Buenos Aires warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 27000 ft (8200 m) altitude or flight level 270 .
The full report is as follows: INTERMITTENT PUFFS OF VA to 27000 ft (8200 m)
...3 Jan:
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Buenos Aires (VAAC) issued the following report: SPORADIC PUFFS OF VA

Planchón-Peteroa (Central Chile and Argentina): Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Buenos Aires warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 17000 ft (5200 m) altitude or flight level 170 .
The full report is as follows: continuous ash emissions to 17000 ft (5200 m)
...3 Jan:
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Buenos Aires warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 17000 ft (5200 m) altitude or flight level 170 .
The full report is as follows: continuous ash emissions to 17000 ft (5200 m)
...3 Jan:
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Buenos Aires warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 17000 ft (5200 m) altitude or flight level 170 and is moving at 30 kts in E direction.
The full report is as follows: continuous ash emissions to 17000 ft (5200 m)

Nevados de Chillán (Central Chile): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Buenos Aires (VAAC) issued the following report: VA REPORT AT 09:38Z
Previous news
Map of today's active volcanoes
Wednesday, Jan 02, 2019
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): The activity at the volcano remains above average. Our colleague Marc Szeglat (www.vulkane.net) reported that continuous spattering, in addition to sometimes relatively strong strombolian explosions, can often be seen from from the NE vent. ... [more]
Map of today's active volcanoes
Tuesday, Jan 01, 2019
Shiveluch (Kamchatka): Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 17000 ft (5200 m) altitude or flight level 170 and is moving at 15 kts in E direction. ... [more]
Map of today's active volcanoes
Monday, Dec 31, 2018
Shiveluch (Kamchatka): Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 19000 ft (5800 m) altitude or flight level 190 and is moving at 20 kts in SE direction. ... [more]
Map of today's active volcanoes
Sunday, Dec 30, 2018
Etna (Sicily, Italy): The volcano remains highly restless. Although no more lava is being erupted right now, strong gas and dense ash emissions continue from the Bocca Nuova crater as a sign that magma is close to the surface. ... [more]

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