Get our newsletter!
Check out our volcano tours on VolcanoAdventures.com!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - app for iPhone & iPad

Guaranteed tours:
1-19 Sep 2019: Kamchatka - Land of Colors - Kamchatka (Russia)
3-18 Sep 2019: From Krakatau to Bali - Java (Indonesia)
21-28 Sep 2019: Pearl of the Aegean - Santorini - Santorini Island (Greece)
12-20 Oct 2019: From Stromboli to Etna - Eolian Islands + Etna volcano (Italy)
2-18 Nov 2019: Volcanoes and Spices - N-Sulawesi + Halmahera (Indonesia)
17-21 Nov 2019: Krakatau Volcano Special - Krakatau volcano (Indonesia)
17-30 Nov 2019: Desert, salt and volcanoes - Danakil desert (Ethiopia)
9-17 May 2020: From Stromboli to Etna - Eolian Islands + Etna volcano (Italy)
: spaces available / : guaranteed / : few spaces left / : booked out

Support us?


Maintaining the volcano and earthquake news sections on this website, the free Volcano Webcams tool and interactive map widget is a free-time, both time- and server cost intensive effort.
If you find the information useful and would like to support us, and help keep it alive and improve it, please consider making a small donation. Thank you!
Random pictures
Watch volcanoes live on our webcam and online data viewer tool!

 

Volcanic activity worldwide 22 Jun 2019: Etna volcano, Popocatépetl, Dukono, Sangay, Ubinas, Sabanc...

Saturday Jun 22, 2019 21:00 PM | BY: SEVERAL CONTRIBUTORS

Map of today's active volcanoes
Map of today's active volcanoes
Ash emission from Etna's Voragine summit crater this afternoon (image: INGV Catania)
Ash emission from Etna's Voragine summit crater this afternoon (image: INGV Catania)
Ash plume forcast for today 22 June 2019 (image: VAAC Tokyo))
Ash plume forcast for today 22 June 2019 (image: VAAC Tokyo))
SO2 plume from Raikoke's eruption yesterday as measured by satellite (image: ESA)
SO2 plume from Raikoke's eruption yesterday as measured by satellite (image: ESA)
Satellite image of Raikoke's rising eruption column from the second pulse with the plume head seen from almost vertically above
Satellite image of Raikoke's rising eruption column from the second pulse with the plume head seen from almost vertically above
The second pulse of the eruption earlier this morning seen from Himawari-8 satellite (image: VAAC Tokyo)
The second pulse of the eruption earlier this morning seen from Himawari-8 satellite (image: VAAC Tokyo)
Satellite image of Raikoke volcano on 22 Jun 2019
Satellite image of Raikoke volcano on 22 Jun 2019
Map of the relevant portion of the NW Pacific area with the Raikoke ash plume shown and airplanes currently in the air
Map of the relevant portion of the NW Pacific area with the Raikoke ash plume shown and airplanes currently in the air
The dark brown ash plume from Raikoki's eruption earlier this evening (image: Himawari-8 satellite)
The dark brown ash plume from Raikoki's eruption earlier this evening (image: Himawari-8 satellite)
Ash plume forecast for 17:00 UTC (VAAC Tokyo) and currently flying aircrafter (source: flightradar24.com) as of 14:30 UTC
Ash plume forecast for 17:00 UTC (VAAC Tokyo) and currently flying aircrafter (source: flightradar24.com) as of 14:30 UTC
Satellite image of Dukono volcano on 22 Jun 2019
Satellite image of Dukono volcano on 22 Jun 2019
Etna (Sicily, Italy): The volcano observatory (INGV Catania) reported that after a pause in explosive activity from its summit crater, weak intermittent ash emissions have resumed this morning.
This weak activity originates from Etna's Voragine and possibly also the Bocca Nuova summit craters. No other monitoring parameters currently suggest an increase of activity in the near future.

Raikoke (Central Kuriles): Ash is now rising only to 4.5km (15,000ft), as reported by Tokyo VAAC. The large, high-altitude ash clouds produced earlier continue to drift over the Pacific. The eruption could still return to the previous level or could even develop into a full-scale sub-plinian eruption, as in this volcano's previous two eruptions.
...22 Jun:
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo 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 SE direction.
The full report is as follows: VA EMISSIONS CONTINUING OBS VA DTG:22/1720Z to 15000 ft (4600 m)
...22 Jun:
This is the latest forecast of areas in the northern Pacific affected by the fast-moving ash plume from the (still ongoing) eruption. Aircraft are advised to avoid them at good distance.
...22 Jun:
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 43000 ft (13100 m) altitude or flight level 430 and is moving at 55 kts in E direction.
The full report is as follows: VA EMISSIONS CONTINUING OBS VA DTG:22/1120Z to 43000 ft (13100 m)
...22 Jun:
The SO2-rich plume of the eruption has already crossed half of the northern Pacific.
Altitudes range between 7-13 km approximately, the higher levels having advanced most (due to strongest winds).
...22 Jun:
NASA's Terra, Aqua and Suomi satellites captured the impressive ash plume of the eruption of the volcano at various times and from different angles beautifully.
The images show amazing details of the rising column, the main mass of the plume drifting east and ash in other atmospheric layers being transported northwest.
The images are not only illustrating the size of the eruption, but also display an aesthetic beauty that makes it worth to save them with this post.
...22 Jun:
The new eruption at the volcano continues. The first explosion which began yesterday evening seems to have lasted several hours and it's ash plume is extending approx. 1000 km towards the east of the volcano.
A short pause or drop in ash emissions occurred around 03:00 UTC, followed by a second explosion starting around 03:30, producing a second but slightly smaller (although still very significant) plume also estimated to have reached 43,000 ft (13 km) altitude as Tokyo VAAC reported. This phase is likely still going on.
...22 Jun:
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 43000 ft (13100 m) altitude or flight level 430 and is moving at 60 kts in E direction.
The full report is as follows: VA EMISSIONS CONTINUING OBS VA DTG:22/0520Z to 43000 ft (13100 m)
...22 Jun:
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 43000 ft (13100 m) altitude or flight level 430 and is moving at 60 kts in E direction.
The full report is as follows: VA EMISSIONS CONTINUING OBS VA DTG:21/2320Z to 43000 ft (13100 m)
...22 Jun:
Unexpected large eruptions like this are extremely dangerous for aviation when the volcanic ash reaches flight levels of commercial airplanes where it could damage jet engines.
Minutes after the eruption occurred and the ash plume was spotted, VAAC Tokyo issued warnings to world-wide aviation for this reason. As the area is used for routes between N-America and eastern, in particular NE Asia (e.g. USA-Japan), airlines now should avoid the area of the ash plume drifting rapidly eastward.
The attached image suggests that this seems to be the case: the live-updated airplane map of flightradar24 shows that indeed no planes are currently near the volcano.
...21 Jun:
A very significant explosive eruption occurred - without any warning - at Raikoki volcano on the evening of 21 June 2019, at or shortly before around 18:10 UTC (or 06:10 local time on 22 June).
A dense dark-brown ash plume rising to estimated 43,000 ft (13 km) altitude was spotted clearly on Japan's Himawari 8 satellite, high above the dense lower cloud decks. As of the time of this post, about 6 hours after the start of the (presumably still ongoing) eruption, the ash plume has reached a length of approx. 500 km and drifting eastwards.
... [read more]
...22 Jun:
The below picture shows aircraft currently flying over the northern Pacific, with the forcasted ash-plume area for 17:00 UTC (in 2 hours from now) of the previous charts overlaid.
It seems indeed that most aircraft either have chosen a more northerly or more southerly route.
The aircraft IN the area is a smaller probably private jet at 41,000 ft, hopefully above any ash.

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 10 kts in NE direction.
The full report is as follows: CONTINUOUS VA EMISSION TO FL070, LAST OBS EXT NE AT 22/1620Z to 7000 ft (2100 m)
...22 Jun:
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 .
The full report is as follows: CONTINUOUS VA EMISSION TO FL070 OBS VA DTG:22/1436Z to 7000 ft (2100 m)
...22 Jun:
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 .
The full report is as follows: CONTINUOUS VA EMISSION TO FL070 EXT TO N. to 7000 ft (2100 m)

Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 20000 ft (6100 m) altitude or flight level 200 .
The full report is as follows: REMNANT VA EM to 20000 ft (6100 m)
...22 Jun:
Activity at the volcano remains relatively intense. A stronger explosion began last night at 20:57 local time and lasted approx. 20 minutes.
Incandescent lava bombs were thrown all over the upper part of the summit cone, to distances exceeding several hundred meters, and an ash plume rose approx. 3000 m above the crater to 28,000 ft (8.5 km) altitude and drifted west.
... [read more]
...22 Jun:
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: VA EM OBS IN STLT.

Sangay (Ecuador): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: VA EMS HAS DISP
...22 Jun:
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 19000 ft (5800 m) altitude or flight level 190 .
The full report is as follows: LGT VA EM OBS IN STLT. to 19000 ft (5800 m)
...21 Jun:
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: VA DETECTED IN STLT.

Sabancaya (Peru): Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Buenos Aires warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 29000 ft (8800 m) altitude or flight level 290 .
The full report is as follows: STRONG PUFF EMISSIONS to 29000 ft (8800 m)
...22 Jun:
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 and is moving at 10 kts in NW direction.
The full report is as follows: INTERMITTENT EMISSIONS to 27000 ft (8200 m)

Ubinas (Peru): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Buenos Aires (VAAC) issued the following report: NO VA ERUPTION
Previous news
Map of today's active volcanoes
Friday, Jun 21, 2019
Azuma (Honshu): On 17 June JMA lowered the alert level for Azumayama to 1 (the lowest level on a 5-level scale), noting that deformation and elevated seismicity recorded in May had stabilized and decreased, respectively. ... [more]
Map of today's active volcanoes
Thursday, Jun 20, 2019
Ebeko (Paramushir Island): (20 Jun) Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 12000 ft (3700 m) altitude or flight level 120 and is moving at 30 kts in NE direction. ... [more]
Map of today's active volcanoes
Wednesday, Jun 19, 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 20 kts in N direction. ... [more]
Map of today's active volcanoes
Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019
Manam (Papua New Guinea): Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 12000 ft (3700 m) altitude or flight level 120 and is moving at 5 kts in E direction. ... [more]
Map of today's active volcanoes
Monday, Jun 17, 2019
Sangeang Api (Indonesia): (17 Jun) Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 4000 ft (1200 m) altitude or flight level 040 . ... [more]

More on VolcanoDiscovery:

Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Most texts and images, in particular photographs, on this website are protected by copyright. Further reproduction and use of without authorization is usually not consented. If you are not sure or need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.
Home | Travel | Destinations | Volcanoes | Photos | Earthquakes | About | Glossary | News | Contact | Privacy | Imprint || Français | Deutsch
Follow us: