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Volcanic activity worldwide 1 Jan 2020: Etna volcano, Stromboli, Fuego, Popocatépetl, Krakatau, Duk...

Wednesday Jan 01, 2020 21:00 PM | BY: SEVERAL CONTRIBUTORS

Map of today's active volcanoes
Map of today's active volcanoes
Typical eruption from the eastern vent of Stromboli, 27 Dec 2019 (image: Thomas Hoyer)
Typical eruption from the eastern vent of Stromboli, 27 Dec 2019 (image: Thomas Hoyer)
Satellite image of Etna volcano on 31 Dec 2019
Satellite image of Etna volcano on 31 Dec 2019
Satellite image of Ebeko volcano on  1 Jan 2020
Satellite image of Ebeko volcano on 1 Jan 2020
Satellite image of Dukono volcano on  1 Jan 2020
Satellite image of Dukono volcano on 1 Jan 2020
Satellite image of Popocatépetl volcano on 31 Dec 2019
Satellite image of Popocatépetl volcano on 31 Dec 2019
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): The activity of the volcano has been fluctuating between high and medium levels. It is characterized by strombolian explosions from multiple vents in the crater terrace with averages of 22 events per hour during the past day.
Tremor and degassing values are at stable, medium levels.
A friend of ours visited the island during the past week and on 26 observed a short-lived small viscous lava flow in the upper Sciara del Fuoco: after a stronger explosion from the western vent, two effusive vents opened in the outer flank of the crater and continuously fed a viscous lava flow, which reached about 50 m length and generated abundant incandescent rockfalls on the steep slope.

Etna (Sicily, Italy): (31 Dec) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: EXPLOSIVE ACTIVITY IS STILL OBSERVED AT SUMMIT NO ASH CLOUD PRODUCED

Ebeko (Paramushir Island): (1 Jan) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ERUPTION AT 20200101/0552Z FL090 EXTD NE REPORTED OBS VA DTG:01/0600Z

Aso (central Kyushu, Japan): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ACTIVITY CONT. VA AT 20200101/1800Z FL060 EXTD SE OBS VA DTG:01/1750Z

Krakatau (Sunda Strait, Indonesia): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: CONTINUOUS VA TO FL080, LAST REPORTED 31/0651Z MOV E

Dukono (Halmahera): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: CONTINUOUS VA EMISSIONS TO FL070 EST VA DTG:01/1630Z

Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): (31 Dec) Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 24000 ft (7300 m) altitude or flight level 240 .
The full report is as follows: NEW VA EM to 24000 ft (7300 m)

Fuego (Guatemala): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: LGT VA EMS

Reventador (Ecuador): (1 Jan) 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: ONGOING VA EMS 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 27000 ft (8200 m) altitude or flight level 270 .
The full report is as follows: UNABLE TO DETECT to 27000 ft (8200 m)

Volcano Activity Summary for 1 Jan 2020:

Currently erupting:

Dukono (Halmahera): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 28 Dec 2019)
Ebeko (Paramushir Island): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 28 Dec 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 12 Dec 2019)
Fuego (Guatemala): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 3 Dec 2019)
Ibu (Halmahera, Indonesia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 29 Nov 2019)
Karangetang (Siau Island, Sangihe Islands, Indonesia): lava flow from crater 1 and frequent incandescent rockfalls, glow from crater 2 (updated 28 Dec 2019)
Krakatau (Sunda Strait, Indonesia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 30 Dec 2019)
Masaya (Nicaragua): minor ashfall (updated 24 Oct 2019)
Merapi (Central Java, Indonesia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 7 Aug 2019)
Nevados de Chillán (Central Chile): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 30 Dec 2019)
Nishino-shima (Volcano Islands, Japan): strombolian eruption, effusion of lava flows (updated 12 Dec 2019)
Nyiragongo (DRCongo): new vent on crater floor (updated 7 Aug 2019)
Pacaya (Guatemala): no significant change in activity since the last update (updated 3 Dec 2019)
Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 28 Dec 2019)
Reventador (Ecuador): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 1 Dec 2017)
Sabancaya (Peru): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 30 Dec 2019)
Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 29 Nov 2019)
Sangay (Ecuador): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 13 Dec 2019)
Santiaguito (Guatemala): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 3 Dec 2019)
Semeru (East Java, Indonesia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 10 Oct 2016)
Shiveluch (Kamchatka): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 27 Nov 2019)
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): strombolian explosions of small to moderate size from multiple vents (updated 1 Jan 2020)
Yasur (Tanna Island, Vanuatu): strombolian activity from southern and northern vents, occasional small lava ponds visible (updated 28 Oct 2019)

Eruption warning / minor activity:

Aso (central Kyushu, Japan): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 18 Nov 2019)
Barren Island (Indian Ocean): mild explosive activity from summit cone (updated 6 Nov 2019)
Heard (Australia, Southern Indian Ocean): active lava flow on upperr SW flank (updated 12 Nov 2019)
Kerinci (Sumatra): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 31 Jul 2019)
Klyuchevskoy (Kamchatka): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 13 Nov 2019)
Kuchinoerabu-jima (Ryukyu Islands): increased volcanic activity continues (updated 18 Nov 2019)
Nevado del Ruiz (Colombia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 30 Dec 2019)
Nyamuragira (DRCongo): the eruption continues (updated 12 Nov 2019)
Sangeang Api (Indonesia): activity resumes (updated 28 Dec 2019)
Semisopochnoi (United States, Aleutian Islands): new eruption since 7 Dec, volcanic tremor (updated 27 Dec 2019)
Shishaldin (Aleutian Islands, Alaska): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 14 Dec 2019)
Suwanose-jima (Ryukyu Islands): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 29 Nov 2019)
Villarrica (Central Chile): Alert level raised to Orange (updated 10 Sep 2019)
White Island (New Zealand): Significant increase in seismic tremor, police investigation (updated 28 Dec 2019)

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