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Volcanic activity worldwide 20 Feb 2019: Etna volcano, Karymsky, Shiveluch, Dukono, Reventador, Plan...

Wednesday Feb 20, 2019 21:00 PM | BY: SEVERAL CONTRIBUTORS

Map of today's active volcanoes
Map of today's active volcanoes
Glowing avalanches from Shiveluch volcano yesterday (image courtesy: Yuri Demyanchuk /volkstat.ru)
Glowing avalanches from Shiveluch volcano yesterday (image courtesy: Yuri Demyanchuk /volkstat.ru)
Etna (Sicily, Italy): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ERUPTION STILL ONGOING OBS VA DTG:20/1200Z
...20 Feb:
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ERUPTION STILL ONGOING OBS VA DTG:20/0000Z

Karymsky (Kamchatka): (20 Feb) Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 11000 ft (3400 m) altitude or flight level 110 and is moving at 10 kts in E direction.
The full report is as follows: VA CONTINUOUSLY OBS IN SATELLITE IMAGERY OBS VA DTG:20/0520Z to 11000 ft (3400 m)
...20 Feb:
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: VA AT 20190219/2330Z FL100 EXTD NE REPORTED OBS VA DTG:19/2320Z

Shiveluch (Kamchatka): The activity at the volcano remains elevated. Viscous lava continues to enter into the lava dome which is growing and producing near-constant hot avalanches. Intermittent explosions accompany this process, while larger rockfalls sometimes trigger pyroclastic flows.
With a small group, we will visit the volcano from 16-24 March (Note: few spots still available on this special tour).

Ebeko (Paramushir Island): (20 Feb) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ERUPTION AT 20190220/0125Z FL170 EXTD E REPORTED OBS VA DTG:20/0130Z

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:20/0930Z to 7000 ft (2100 m)
...20 Feb:
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 EXT TO SW. to 7000 ft (2100 m)
...19 Feb:
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 ERUPTION TO FL070 EXT TO SW. to 7000 ft (2100 m)

Reventador (Ecuador): (20 Feb) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: POSS VA EM 19/2342Z

Sabancaya (Peru): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Buenos Aires (VAAC) issued the following report: UNABLE TO DETECT
...20 Feb:
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Buenos Aires (VAAC) issued the following report: UNABLE TO DETECT
...20 Feb:
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Buenos Aires (VAAC) issued the following report: UNABLE TO DETECT

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 20 kts in SE direction.
The full report is as follows: continuous ash emissions to 15000 ft (4600 m)
...20 Feb:
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 20 kts in SE direction.
The full report is as follows: continuous ash emissions to 15000 ft (4600 m)

Volcano Activity Summary for 20 Feb 2019:

Currently erupting:

Dukono (Halmahera): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 28 Nov 2017)
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 24 Jan 2019)
Ibu (Halmahera, Indonesia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 29 Jul 2018)
Karangetang (Siau Island, Sangihe Islands, Indonesia): strombolian activity and weak lava effusion from north crater, glow from main crater (updated 15 Feb 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)
Piton de la Fournaise (La Réunion): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 19 Feb 2019)
Planchón-Peteroa (Central Chile and Argentina): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 19 Dec 2018)
Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 24 Jan 2019)
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): actively growing lava dome, glowing avalanches, pyroclastic flows, intermittent explosions (updated 20 Feb 2019)
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): near-continuous spattering, intense strombolian activity from several vents (updated 29 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)
Ambrym (Vanuatu): several lava lakes, currently flank eruption inside the caldera near Marum (updated 20 Jan 2019)
Bagana (Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea): intermittent mild ash emissions (updated 8 Dec 2018)
Barren Island (Indian Ocean): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 5 Jan 2019)
Bromo (East Java, Indonesia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 19 Feb 2019)
Cleveland (Aleutian Islands, Alaska): New lava dome (updated 17 Jan 2019)
Ebeko (Paramushir Island): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 4 Feb 2019)
Etna (Sicily, Italy): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 18 Feb 2019)
Kadovar (Northeast of New Guinea): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 12 Jan 2019)
Karymsky (Kamchatka): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 2 Feb 2019)
Kerinci (Sumatra): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 29 Jan 2019)
Krakatau (Sunda Strait, Indonesia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 14 Feb 2019)
Kuchinoerabu-jima (Ryukyu Islands): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 21 Jan 2019)
Manam (Papua New Guinea): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 2 Feb 2019)
Nevado del Ruiz (Colombia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 29 Jan 2019)
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): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 19 Feb 2019)
Sangeang Api (Indonesia): New small ash emissions (updated 15 Oct 2018)

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