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Volcanic activity worldwide 5 Jan 2019: Santiaguito volcano, Fuego, Popocatépetl, Krakatau, Shivelu...

Saturday Jan 05, 2019 11:18 AM |

Map of today's active volcanoes
Map of today's active volcanoes
Satellite image of Shiveluch volcano on  5 Jan 2019
Satellite image of Shiveluch volcano on 5 Jan 2019
Large eruption column rising from Anak Krakatau volcano yesterday evening (image: Øystein Lund Andersen)
Large eruption column rising from Anak Krakatau volcano yesterday evening (image: Øystein Lund Andersen)
Current seismic signal from Santiaguito volcano (STG station, INSIVUMEH)
Current seismic signal from Santiaguito volcano (STG station, INSIVUMEH)
Glowing avalanches at Fuego volcano this morning (image: INSIVUMEH webcam)
Glowing avalanches at Fuego volcano this morning (image: INSIVUMEH webcam)
Eruption from Poás' crater lake on 3 Jan 2019 (image: Ovsicori-Una)
Eruption from Poás' crater lake on 3 Jan 2019 (image: Ovsicori-Una)
Current seismic signal from Sabancaya volcano (SAB station, IGP)
Current seismic signal from Sabancaya volcano (SAB station, IGP)
Number of earthquakes under Soufrière volcano  up to Nov 2018 (image: OVSG)
Number of earthquakes under Soufrière volcano up to Nov 2018 (image: OVSG)
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 20 kts in N direction.
The full report is as follows: POSS VA EMISSIONS CONTINUING OBS VA DTG:04/2320Z to 18000 ft (5500 m)

Ebeko (Paramushir Island): The volcano continues to produce intermittent explosive eruptions, ejecting ash plumes that rise up to 2-3 km height. Earlier today, KVERT reported that "moderate explosive activity of the volcano continues. Visual data from Severo-Kurilsk showed an explosion sent ash up to 3.5 km a.s.l., an ash plume is drifting to the east from the volcano."
This eruption occurred this afternoon at 13:40 local time (02:40 UTC) and was also reported by VAAC Tokyo.
KVERT warns that "ash explosions up to 19,700 ft (6 km) a.s.l. could occur at any time. Ongoing activity could affect low-flying aircraft and airport of Severo-Kurilsk."
...5 Jan:
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ERUPTION AT 20190105/0240Z FL100 EXTD E REPORTED OBS VA DTG:05/0240Z

Krakatau (Sunda Strait, Indonesia): Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 45000 ft (13700 m) altitude or flight level 450 .
The full report is as follows: VA TO FL450 MOV WSW, VA TO FL300 MOV ESE EST VA DTG:05/1030Z to 45000 ft (13700 m)
...5 Jan:
The volcano continues to erupt and generate large ash and steam plumes that rise to up to 45,000 ft (15 km) altitude. This indicates that the very explosive water-magma interaction continues, although recent satellite images show that the crater bay has almost filled with new deposits.
(Link to high-res satellite images published on BBC)
... [read more]
...5 Jan:
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 30000 ft (9100 m) altitude or flight level 300 .
The full report is as follows: VA TO FL450 MOV WSW, VA TO FL300 MOV E AND SE to 30000 ft (9100 m)

Dukono (Halmahera): Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 7000 ft (2100 m) altitude or flight level 070 and is moving at 15 kts in SW direction.
The full report is as follows: CONTINUOUS VA EMISSION TO FL070 OBS VA DTG:05/0730Z to 7000 ft (2100 m)

Veniaminof (Alaska Peninsula, USA): The Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) lowered the alert status of the volcano to YELLOW. "Eruptive activity at Veniaminof has paused or stopped over the past week. ... Seismic events continue, indicative of continued unrest.", AVO wrote earlier today.

Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: VA OBS IN STLT

Santiaguito (Guatemala): After a comparably calm year at the volcano, activity seems to have picked up again lately.
The volcano observatory reported that near-constant weak to moderate rock avalanches have been occurring from the Caliente lava dome on its SE and NE sides. This indicates that fresh magma is currently being supplied to the dome.
Seismic stations recorded 18 small explosions during a 24 hours period with ash plumes rising a few hundred meters. Weak ash fall occurred in nearby areas such as the finca San José Patzulin.

Fuego (Guatemala): The volcano's activity has again been increasing over the past days and looks as if heading again towards one of its frequent paroxysms (phases of strongly increased lava emission, usually as fountains and lava flows from the summit crater).
INSIVUMEH reported yesterday that weak to moderate strombolian explosions were occurring at rates of 8-14 per hour, ejecting ash plumes that rose up to approx. 1 km high and drifted 10-15 km in various directions before dissipating.
... [read more]

Poas (Costa Rica): Ovsicori-una reported frequent steam explosions from the gray acid crater lake, while the lake itself has been decreasing.
Seismicity is dominated by low frequency volcanic earthquakes and sporadic tremor corresponding to the steam eruptions.

Nevado del Huila (Colombia): The activity of the volcano has not changed significantly during the past year.
The volcano observatory reported that during the month of December 2018 a total of 1023 seismic events were recorded, of which 446 were related to rock fracturing processes and 577 to internal fluid movements.
... [read more]

Machin (Colombia): No significant changes have occurred at the volcano recently. The Colombian Geological Service maintains yellow alert level as seismic activity under the volcano continues to be elevated.
Most seismic activity has been associated with rock fracturing. In the past week, a slight increase in both the number of earthquakes and the seismic energy released was reported. Earthquakes were located mainly west of the dome at depths between 2.4 and 4.4 km.

Reventador (Ecuador): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: VA DETECTED IN STLT

Sabancaya (Peru): The volcano continues to produce frequent small to moderate explosive eruptions, with ash plumes rising up to 2-3 km above the crater.
Peru's Geophysical Institute (IGP) reported that the last week of 2018, activity of Sabancaya volcano was marked by a moderate eruptive activity, with an average of 23 explosions per day, and plumes of gas and ash reaching a maximum height of 3,300 meters above the crater before dissipating in up to 30 km in the relevant wind directions.
... [read more]
...5 Jan:
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Buenos Aires (VAAC) issued the following report: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FM STLT DATA
...5 Jan:
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Buenos Aires (VAAC) issued the following report: VA NOT IDENTIFFIABLE FM STLT DATA

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 15000 ft (4600 m) altitude or flight level 150 and is moving at 10 kts in S direction.
The full report is as follows: continuous ash emissions to 15000 ft (4600 m)
...4 Jan:
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Buenos Aires warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 15000 ft (4600 m) altitude or flight level 150 and is moving at 15 kts in SSE direction.
The full report is as follows: continuous ash emissions to 15000 ft (4600 m)

Soufrière de Guadeloupe (West Indies, France): Weak volcanic unrest continues at the volcano. During 21-23 Dec 2018, another small seismic swarm took place under the volcano totaling 88 recorded earthquakes of very small magnitudes at shallow depths (less than 2.5 km beneath the summit of the lava dome).
Here is an excerpt from the latest monthly summary (Nov 2018) of the volcano observatory (OVSG):
... [read more]
Previous news
Map of today's active volcanoes
Friday, Jan 04, 2019
Etna (Sicily, Italy): The volcano continues to show signs of unrest. A swarm of shallow small earthquakes has been occurring under the SW flank during the past days and seems to be increasing. ... [more]
Map of today's active volcanoes
Thursday, Jan 03, 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. ... [more]
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]

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