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Volcanic activity worldwide 18 Jan 2019: Shiveluch volcano, Agung, Reventador, Turrialba, Cleveland,...

Friday Jan 18, 2019 21:00 PM | BY: SEVERAL CONTRIBUTORS

Map of today's active volcanoes
Map of today's active volcanoes
Satellite image of Shiveluch volcano on 18 Jan 2019
Satellite image of Shiveluch volcano on 18 Jan 2019
Satellite image of Shiveluch volcano on 17 Jan 2019
Satellite image of Shiveluch volcano on 17 Jan 2019
Close-up webcam image of the pyroclastic flow, which seems larger than it was in this view. Credit: Still image from JMA webcam.
Close-up webcam image of the pyroclastic flow, which seems larger than it was in this view. Credit: Still image from JMA webcam.
Satellite image of Sakurajima volcano on 18 Jan 2019
Satellite image of Sakurajima volcano on 18 Jan 2019
Satellite image of Kadovar volcano on 18 Jan 2019
Satellite image of Kadovar volcano on 18 Jan 2019
Satellite image of Agung volcano on 18 Jan 2019
Satellite image of Agung volcano on 18 Jan 2019
Shiveluch (Kamchatka): Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 13000 ft (4000 m) altitude or flight level 130 and is moving at 15 kts in W direction.
The full report is as follows: POSS VA EMISSIONS CONTINUING OBS VA DTG:18/1720Z to 13000 ft (4000 m)
...18 Jan:
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 13000 ft (4000 m) altitude or flight level 130 and is moving at 20 kts in E direction.
The full report is as follows: VA EMISSIONS CONTINUING OBS VA DTG:18/0520Z to 13000 ft (4000 m)
...17 Jan:
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 13000 ft (4000 m) altitude or flight level 130 and is moving at 20 kts in NW direction.
The full report is as follows: POSS ERUPTION OBS AT 20190117/1900Z FL130 EXTD NW OBS VA DTG:17/2050Z to 13000 ft (4000 m)

Kuchinoerabu-jima (Ryukyu Islands): (17 Jan) Following renewed unrest and a minor eruption beginning last August, earlier today a more significant explosion occurred, sending ash to 20,000ft (6km) and generating a moderate pyroclastic flow which travelled 1.5km (~1 mile) down the southwest flank, though fortunately did not affect adjacent communities. No injuries have been reported and this event was smaller than the powerful explosion in 2015. JMA has kept the alert level at 3 (on a scale of 1-5).

Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ERUPTED AT 20190118/1901Z FL080 EXTD E OBS VA DTG:18/1900Z

Kadovar (Northeast of New Guinea): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: INTERMITTENT DISCRETE EMISSIONS TO FL100 EXTD WNW
...18 Jan:
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 10000 ft (3000 m) altitude or flight level 100 and is moving at 10 kts in W direction.
The full report is as follows: INTERMITTENT DISCRETE EMISSIONS TO FL100 EXTD WNW to 10000 ft (3000 m)

Agung (Bali): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ERUPTION OBS BY GROUND OBSERVER AT 18/1845Z

Cleveland (Aleutian Islands, Alaska): (17 Jan) A new lava dome has been observed to be growing in the summit crater following a small explosion on January 9- continuing a pattern of behaviour typical of Cleveland since it began a period of regular activity in 2005. AVO raised Cleveland to ORANGE/WATCH.

Turrialba (Costa Rica): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: LGT VA OBS

Reventador (Ecuador): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: RPRTS OF NEW VA EM
...18 Jan:
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: VA DETECTED IN STLT IMAGERY

Sabancaya (Peru): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Buenos Aires (VAAC) issued the following report: INTERMITTENT PUFFS OF VA
...18 Jan:
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Buenos Aires (VAAC) issued the following report: continuous ash emissions

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 16000 ft (4900 m) altitude or flight level 160 and is moving at 10 kts in SSW direction.
The full report is as follows: continuous ash emissions to 16000 ft (4900 m)
...18 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 .
The full report is as follows: WEAK EMISSION OF VA to 15000 ft (4600 m)

Volcano Activity Summary for 18 Jan 2019:

Currently erupting:

Ambrym (Vanuatu): several lava lakes, currently flank eruption inside the caldera near Marum (updated 17 Dec 2018)
Dukono (Halmahera): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 28 Nov 2017)
Ebeko (Paramushir Island): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 5 Jan 2019)
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)
Fuego (Guatemala): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 5 Jan 2019)
Ibu (Halmahera, Indonesia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 29 Jul 2018)
Krakatau (Sunda Strait, Indonesia): currently relatively calm, intermittent phreatomagmatic explosions from crater lake (updated 5 Jan 2019)
Kuchinoerabu-jima (Ryukyu Islands): Strong explosion and pyroclastic flow (updated 17 Jan 2019)
Manam (Papua New Guinea): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 11 Jan 2019)
Masaya (Nicaragua): active lava lake ini summit crater (updated 12 Jul 2016)
Merapi (Central Java, Indonesia): growing lava dome in summit crater, incandescent rockfalls from dome (updated 6 Jan 2019)
Nevados de Chillán (Central Chile): Volcanic Ash Advisory (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): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 19 Dec 2018)
Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 16 Dec 2018)
Reventador (Ecuador): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 1 Dec 2017)
Sabancaya (Peru): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 15 Jan 2019)
Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 20 Dec 2018)
Santiaguito (Guatemala): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 5 Jan 2019)
Semeru (East Java, Indonesia): growing lava dome, mild strombolian activity in summit crater (updated 10 Oct 2016)
Shiveluch (Kamchatka): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 4 Jan 2019)
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): near-continuous spattering, intense strombolian activity from several vents (updated 15 Jan 2019)
Turrialba (Costa Rica): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 7 Jan 2019)
Yasur (Tanna Island, Vanuatu): ash emissions, weak strombolian explosions (updated 16 Dec 2017)

Eruption warning / minor activity:

Agung (Bali): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 6 Jan 2019)
Bagana (Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea): intermittent mild ash emissions (updated 8 Dec 2018)
Cleveland (Aleutian Islands, Alaska): New lava dome (updated 17 Jan 2019)
Etna (Sicily, Italy): small ash emissions from NE crater (updated 9 Jan 2019)
Kadovar (Northeast of New Guinea): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 12 Jan 2019)
Karangetang (Siau Island, Sangihe Islands, Indonesia): Significant increase in activity; alert level raised (updated 22 Dec 2018)
Karymsky (Kamchatka): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 11 Dec 2018)
Nyamuragira (DRCongo): active lava lake in summit caldera (updated 5 Jan 2019)
Ol Doinyo Lengai (Tanzania): effusion of natrocarbonatite lava inside the pit crater in the northern main crater (updated 16 Dec 2018)
Poas (Costa Rica): intermittent low-energy ash emissions, intense degassing (updated 9 Jan 2019)
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 28 Dec 2018)

Previous news
Map of today's active volcanoes
Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019
Karymsky (Kamchatka): (15 Jan) Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 8000 ft (2400 m) altitude or flight level 080 and is moving at 15 kts in E direction. ... [more]
Map of today's active volcanoes
Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): The activity remains at similar, high levels as during the past week: Near-continuous spattering is being observed from the new cinder cone in the NE crater where the magma column seems to be very near its rim. ... [more]
Map of today's active volcanoes
Monday, Jan 14, 2019
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 E direction. ... [more]
Map of today's active volcanoes
Sunday, Jan 13, 2019
Santorini (Cyclades, Greece): An earthquake swarm has been occurring near the island since this morning. So far, 16 quakes of magnitudes between 2 and 3.9 and at depths ranging between about 30-6 km have been detected. ... [more]

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