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Volcanic activity worldwide 2 Aug 2019: Karymsky volcano, Popocatépetl, Tangkubanparahu, Dukono, Re...

Friday Aug 02, 2019 21:00 PM | BY: SEVERAL CONTRIBUTORS

Map of today's active volcanoes
Map of today's active volcanoes
Strong explosion from Ebeko with 2 km ash plume and pyroclastic flow towards the left seen from Severo Kurilsk town at 10:30 local time on 20 July 2019 (image: Tom Pfeiffer / VolcanoDiscovery)
Strong explosion from Ebeko with 2 km ash plume and pyroclastic flow towards the left seen from Severo Kurilsk town at 10:30 local time on 20 July 2019 (image: Tom Pfeiffer / VolcanoDiscovery)
Satellite image of Ulawun volcano on  2 Aug 2019
Satellite image of Ulawun volcano on 2 Aug 2019
Explosion in progress this morning. Credit: PVMBG
Explosion in progress this morning. Credit: PVMBG
Satellite image of Sangeang Api volcano on  2 Aug 2019
Satellite image of Sangeang Api volcano on 2 Aug 2019
Karymsky (Kamchatka): (2 Aug) 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 5 kts in NW direction.
The full report is as follows: POSS ERUPTION OBS AT 20190802/0650Z FL150 EXTD NW OBS VA DTG:02/0810Z to 15000 ft (4600 m)

Ebeko (Paramushir Island): (2 Aug) During our pilot expedition to the northern Kurile Islands, we observed the volcano during 16-20 and 26-27 July 2019: Ebeko's northern crater was very active, almost constantly degassing and producing ash-rich eruptions at irregular intervals of typically few hours.
About half of them consisted in small to moderate, but passive ash venting, while the others were explosions that generated ash plumes of typically 1-2 km height and drifting / slowly dissipating rather long distances (few tens of km) mostly towards the NW. Due to the lack of significant rain lately, the extremely fine-grained brown-gray ash itself seems to cover much of the northern part of the island. Near the volcano (within approx. 2 km), it forms a deposit about 1 cm thick.
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Aso (central Kyushu, Japan): Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 6000 ft (1800 m) altitude or flight level 060 and is moving at 10 kts in W direction.
The full report is as follows: ACTIVITY CONT. VA AT 20190802/1800Z FL060 EXTD NW OBS VA DTG:02/1820Z to 6000 ft (1800 m)

Ulawun (New Britain, Papua New Guinea): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: RVO ADVISE INCREASED SIESMIC ACTIVITY.

Tangkubanparahu (West Java): Following increasing seismicity, gas emissions and deformation, and an isolated phreatic eruption last week, activity has again increased after a slight drop-off, with a number of further explosions over the last day. The alert level was raised to 2 (Waspdada) on a scale of 1-4; an exclusion zone of 1500m is in place.

Sangeang Api (Indonesia): Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 8000 ft (2400 m) altitude or flight level 080 .
The full report is as follows: REGULAR INTERMITTENT VA TO FL080 MOV NW. to 8000 ft (2400 m)

Dukono (Halmahera): Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 6000 ft (1800 m) altitude or flight level 060 .
The full report is as follows: VA TO FL060 LAST OBS AT 02/0230Z MOV NNE EST VA DTG:02/1330Z to 6000 ft (1800 m)

Veniaminof (Alaska Peninsula, USA): The alert level of the volcano was raised by the Alaska Volcano Observatory:
"Pilot reports of steaming coincided with low-level tremor recorded at Veniaminof at 20:30 UTC (12:30 AKDT). These observations mark a departure from recent background activity. Therefore AVO is raising the Aviation Color Code to YELLOW and the Volcano Alert Level to ADVISORY."

Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 21000 ft (6400 m) altitude or flight level 210 and is moving at 10-15 kts in NW direction.
The full report is as follows: ONGOING VA EMS to 21000 ft (6400 m)

Sangay (Ecuador): 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: ONGOING VA CLDS to 19000 ft (5800 m)

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: INTMT VA CLDS SEEN IN STLT. 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 21000 ft (6400 m) altitude or flight level 210 and is moving at 10 kts in E direction.
The full report is as follows: PUFF EMISSIONS OF VA to 21000 ft (6400 m)

Volcano Activity Summary for 2 Aug 2019:

Currently erupting:

Dukono (Halmahera): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 28 Nov 2017)
Ebeko (Paramushir Island): intermittent ash explosions and ash venting (updated 30 Jul 2019)
Erebus (Antarctica): active lava lake in summit crater (updated 8 Dec 2014)
Erta Ale (Danakil depression, Ethiopia): new fissure vent on lower ESE flank with new lava flows (updated 9 Jul 2019)
Fuego (Guatemala): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 21 Jun 2019)
Ibu (Halmahera, Indonesia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 29 Jul 2018)
Karangetang (Siau Island, Sangihe Islands, Indonesia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 30 Jul 2019)
Masaya (Nicaragua): active lava lake ini summit crater (updated 12 Jul 2016)
Merapi (Central Java, Indonesia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 6 Jan 2019)
Nevados de Chillán (Central Chile): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 10 Jul 2019)
Nyiragongo (DRCongo): new vent on crater floor (updated 9 Sep 2016)
Pacaya (Guatemala): mild strombolian activity in Mackenney crater and lava flow on NE side (updated 21 Jun 2019)
Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 1 Jul 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)
Sangay (Ecuador): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 22 May 2019)
Santiaguito (Guatemala): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 4 Jul 2019)
Semeru (East Java, Indonesia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 10 Oct 2016)
Shiveluch (Kamchatka): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 19 Mar 2019)
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): intense strombolian explosions and lava overflows from summit crater terrace (updated 30 Jul 2019)
Yasur (Tanna Island, Vanuatu): ash emissions, weak strombolian explosions (updated 16 Dec 2017)

Eruption warning / minor activity:

Agung (Bali): intermittent vulcanian explosions (updated 21 Jun 2019)
Aso (central Kyushu, Japan): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 28 Jul 2019)
Bromo (East Java, Indonesia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 1 May 2019)
Colima (Western Mexico): intermittent small explosions and steam/gas emissions (updated 21 Jun 2019)
Etna (Sicily, Italy): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 22 Jun 2019)
Karymsky (Kamchatka): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 4 Jul 2019)
Kerinci (Sumatra): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 30 Mar 2019)
Klyuchevskoy (Kamchatka): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 5 May 2019)
Krakatau (Sunda Strait, Indonesia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 30 Jul 2019)
Manam (Papua New Guinea): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 2 Jul 2019)
Nevado del Ruiz (Colombia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 18 Jul 2019)
Nyamuragira (DRCongo): active lava lake in summit caldera (updated 5 Jan 2019)
Sangeang Api (Indonesia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 15 Oct 2018)
Semisopochnoi (United States, Aleutian Islands): Explosive activity declines, continuing high seismicity (updated 18 Jul 2019)
Shishaldin (Aleutian Islands, Alaska): Small lava lake deep in summit crater (updated 24 Jul 2019)
Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 17 Jun 2019)
Tangkubanparahu (West Java): Alert level raised, phreatic explosions (updated 2 Aug 2019)
Ubinas (Peru): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 29 Jul 2019)
Ulawun (New Britain, Papua New Guinea): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 2 Aug 2019)

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Map of today's active volcanoes
Tuesday, Jul 30, 2019
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): The activity at the volcano remains elevated with strong strombolian explosions from several vents. ... [more]
Map of today's active volcanoes
Monday, Jul 29, 2019
Shiveluch (Kamchatka): 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 20 kts in W direction. ... [more]

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