Volcanic activity worldwide 19 Aug 2019: Stromboli volcano, Karymsky, Popocatépetl, Krakatau, Dukon...

Mon, 19 Aug 2019, 21:00
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Map of today's active volcanoes
Map of today's active volcanoes
Strong strombolian eruption at Stromboli last night (image: INGV Catania webcam)
Strong strombolian eruption at Stromboli last night (image: INGV Catania webcam)
Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on 18 Aug 2019
Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on 18 Aug 2019
Satellite image of Kadovar volcano on 18 Aug 2019
Satellite image of Kadovar volcano on 18 Aug 2019
The crater lake of Anak Krakatau as observed on 15 or 16 Aug 2019 (image: Stefan Tommasini / facebook)
The crater lake of Anak Krakatau as observed on 15 or 16 Aug 2019 (image: Stefan Tommasini / facebook)
Satellite image of Sabancaya volcano on 19 Aug 2019
Satellite image of Sabancaya volcano on 19 Aug 2019
Satellite image of Erta Ale from 17 Aug 2019 showing the areas of new lava flows at the surface (image: Sentinal-hub)
Satellite image of Erta Ale from 17 Aug 2019 showing the areas of new lava flows at the surface (image: Sentinal-hub)
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): The activity of the volcano continues at very high levels, perhaps even increasing somewhat compared to the previous week.
Strombolian explosions, of often large size, from various vents have been occurring at rates of almost one every 2 minutes average (or 28 events per hour). Ash-rich explosions occur mainly from the Central/SW crater, while the vents in the NE crater cluster have been showing high degassing rates, accompanied by near-continuous lava spattering and medium to strong explosive activity with lava bombs reaching 150-200 m above the crater.
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Karymsky (Kamchatka): (18 Aug) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: VA AT 20190818/2147Z FL090 EXTD S MOV 20KT REPORTED

Aso (central Kyushu, Japan): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ACTIVITY CONT. VA AT 20190819/1200Z FL050 EXTD W OBS VA DTG:19/1150Z

Kadovar (Northeast of New Guinea): (18 Aug) Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 5000 ft (1500 m) altitude or flight level 050 .
The full report is as follows: DISCRETE EMISSION OBS TO FL050 ON 18/2100Z MOV NW to 5000 ft (1500 m)

Sangeang Api (Indonesia): 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 .
The full report is as follows: DISCRETE VA EMISSIONS TO FL100 MOV WSW OBS VA DTG:19/1945Z to 10000 ft (3000 m)

Krakatau (Sunda Strait, Indonesia): Two small explosions, probably phreatic (steam-driven), were recorded from the volcano during the past few days, one on 17 Aug at 20:23, the next one earlier today at 09:09 local time.
Due to intense haziness in the area, the eruptions were only inferred from seismic signals; no visual observations were made at the observatory. Each of them lasted about 1 minute and were relatively small.
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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 and is moving at 10 kts in NE direction.
The full report is as follows: CONTINUOUS VA EMISSIONS TO FL060 OBS VA DTG:19/1910Z to 6000 ft (1800 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: ONGOING VA EMS to 20000 ft (6100 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: CONT LGT VA EMS 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 17000 ft (5200 m) altitude or flight level 170 .
The full report is as follows: VA EMS CONTINUE to 17000 ft (5200 m)

Sabancaya (Peru): Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Buenos Aires warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 24000 ft (7300 m) altitude or flight level 240 and is moving at 10 kts in E direction.
The full report is as follows: continuous ash emissions to 24000 ft (7300 m)

Nevados de Chillán (Central Chile): (19 Aug) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Buenos Aires (VAAC) issued the following report: INTERMITTENT EMISSION

Erta Ale (Danakil depression, Ethiopia): A series of relatively large lava surface flows is visible on recent satellite images, in locations between 3-4 km SE from the summit caldera.
Local reporters mentioned "new fissures", but more likely, these are new lava breakout flows from otherwise roofed-over channeled (underground) flows from the still ongoing fissure eruption that had started in early 2017.
As well, the lava lake appears to be still present (although still deep) in the southern pit crater of the summit caldera.

Volcano Activity Summary for 19 Aug 2019:

Currently erupting:

Dukono (Halmahera): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 28 Nov 2017)
Ebeko (Paramushir Island): Volcanic Ash Advisory (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 19 Aug 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 7 Aug 2019)
Karymsky (Kamchatka): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 15 Aug 2019)
Masaya (Nicaragua): active lava lake ini summit crater (updated 12 Jul 2016)
Merapi (Central Java, Indonesia): slowly growing lava dome, rockfalls and small pyroclastic flows (updated 7 Aug 2019)
Nevados de Chillán (Central Chile): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 7 Aug 2019)
Nyiragongo (DRCongo): new vent on crater floor (updated 7 Aug 2019)
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 16 Aug 2019)
Reventador (Ecuador): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 1 Dec 2017)
Sabancaya (Peru): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 7 Aug 2019)
Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): weak eruptions, occasional crater incandescence (updated 7 Aug 2019)
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 19 Aug 2019)
Yasur (Tanna Island, Vanuatu): ash emissions, weak strombolian explosions (updated 16 Dec 2017)

Eruption warning / minor activity:

Aso (central Kyushu, Japan): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 7 Aug 2019)
Bagana (Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 13 Aug 2019)
Colima (Western Mexico): intermittent small explosions and steam/gas emissions (updated 21 Jun 2019)
Etna (Sicily, Italy): sporadic ash emissions from NE crater (updated 15 Aug 2019)
Fonualei (Tonga, Tonga Islands): submarine eruption from a yet unlisted volcano nearby in early Aug 2019 (updated 18 Aug 2019)
Kadovar (Northeast of New Guinea): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 18 Aug 2019)
Kerinci (Sumatra): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 31 Jul 2019)
Krakatau (Sunda Strait, Indonesia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 19 Aug 2019)
Nyamuragira (DRCongo): lava spattering from cone in crater (updated 7 Aug 2019)
Sangeang Api (Indonesia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 7 Aug 2019)
Semisopochnoi (United States, Aleutian Islands): increased seismic activity, steam emissions (updated 7 Aug 2019)
Shishaldin (Aleutian Islands, Alaska): Small lava lake deep in summit crater (updated 7 Aug 2019)
Suwanose-jima (Ryukyu Islands): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 1 Jul 2019)
Ubinas (Peru): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 29 Jul 2019)
Ulawun (New Britain, Papua New Guinea): steaming, residual activity in summit crater (updated 7 Aug 2019)
Villarrica (Central Chile): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 6 Aug 2019)

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