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Volcanic activity worldwide 16 Oct 2019: Etna volcano, Popocatépetl, Krakatau, Shiveluch, Dukono, R...

Wed, 16 Oct 2019, 21:00
21:00 PM | BY: SEVERAL CONTRIBUTORS
Map of today's active volcanoes
Map of today's active volcanoes
Satellite image of Krakatau volcano on 16 Oct 2019
Satellite image of Krakatau volcano on 16 Oct 2019
Popocatépetl´s explosion (image: CENAPRED)
Popocatépetl´s explosion (image: CENAPRED)
Emissions´s content from Nevado del Ruiz volcano (image: SGC)
Emissions´s content from Nevado del Ruiz volcano (image: SGC)
Etna (Sicily, Italy): (16 Oct) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ASH EMISSION ONGOING- TOP FL150 OBS VA DTG:16/0600Z

Shiveluch (Kamchatka): Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Anchorage warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 26000 ft (7900 m) altitude or flight level 260 .
The full report is as follows: VA FRM 20191015/1050Z ERUPTION. to 26000 ft (7900 m)

Aso (central Kyushu, Japan): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ACTIVITY CONT. VA AT 20191016/1200Z FL060 STNR OBS VA DTG:16/1150Z

Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): (16 Oct) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: EXPLODED AT 20191016/0355Z OVER FL090 STNR OBS VA DTG:16/0340Z

Krakatau (Sunda Strait, Indonesia): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: VA REPORTED TO FL010 AT 16/0955Z OBS VA DTG:16/1134Z

Dukono (Halmahera): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: VA EMISSION TO FL080 LAST OBS AT 16/0200Z EST VA DTG:16/1630Z

Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): The activity of the volcano continues at moderately high levels.
CENAPRED recorded two moderate explosions at 20:57 and 01:17 that ejected incandescent fragments towards the north onto the volcano's slopes and two minor explosions at 09:36 and 13:19.
... [read more]

Nevado del Ruiz (Colombia): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: VA NOT SEEN IN STLT IMAGERY
...16 Oct:
SGC recorded during the period 8 October - 15 October 2019 continuous volcanic tremor located in the Arenas crater and its surroundings with the maximum magnitude M 0.9 in the depth 3,3 km.
Seismicity is related to processes of ascent and progress of dome on the surface of a volcano.
... [read more]

Reventador (Ecuador): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: VA EM NOT OBSD

Sabancaya (Peru): Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Buenos Aires warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 26000 ft (7900 m) altitude or flight level 260 .
The full report is as follows: INTERMITTENT EMISSION OF VA to 26000 ft (7900 m)

Copahue (Chile/Argentina): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Buenos Aires (VAAC) issued the following report: continuous ash emissions

Nevados de Chillán (Central Chile): Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Buenos Aires 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 SE direction.
The full report is as follows: INTERMITTENT EMISSION OF VA to 13000 ft (4000 m)

Volcano Activity Summary for 16 Oct 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)
Etna (Sicily, Italy): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 5 Oct 2019)
Fuego (Guatemala): lava flows towards the Seca canyon (updated 8 Oct 2019)
Ibu (Halmahera, Indonesia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 29 Jul 2018)
Karangetang (Siau Island, Sangihe Islands, Indonesia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 22 Aug 2019)
Masaya (Nicaragua): active lava lake ini summit crater (updated 12 Jul 2016)
Merapi (Central Java, Indonesia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 7 Aug 2019)
Nevados de Chillán (Central Chile): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 9 Oct 2019)
Nyiragongo (DRCongo): new vent on crater floor (updated 7 Aug 2019)
Pacaya (Guatemala): moderate avalanches in front of lava flows (updated 8 Oct 2019)
Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): two moderate explosions associated with incandescent fragments (updated 16 Oct 2019)
Reventador (Ecuador): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 1 Dec 2017)
Sabancaya (Peru): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 15 Oct 2019)
Sangay (Ecuador): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 22 May 2019)
Santiaguito (Guatemala): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 8 Oct 2019)
Semeru (East Java, Indonesia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 10 Oct 2016)
Shiveluch (Kamchatka): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 2 Oct 2019)
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 2 Oct 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)
Copahue (Chile/Argentina): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 10 Oct 2019)
Kerinci (Sumatra): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 31 Jul 2019)
Krakatau (Sunda Strait, Indonesia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 21 Sep 2019)
Manam (Papua New Guinea): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 31 Aug 2019)
Metis Shoal (Tonga, Tonga Islands): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 14 Oct 2019)
Nevado del Ruiz (Colombia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 16 Oct 2019)
Nyamuragira (DRCongo): lava spattering from cone in crater (updated 7 Aug 2019)
Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 5 Sep 2019)
Sangeang Api (Indonesia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 7 Aug 2019)
Suwanose-jima (Ryukyu Islands): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 1 Jul 2019)
Ulawun (New Britain, Papua New Guinea): fissure eruption on west-southwest flank had finished and lava flow slowed (updated 10 Oct 2019)
Villarrica (Central Chile): Alert level raised to Orange (updated 10 Sep 2019)

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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 45 kts in NE direction. ... read all
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