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:
14-27 Mar 2020: Desert, salt and volcanoes - Danakil desert (Ethiopia)
21-28 Mar 2020: Land of Theseus - Saronic Gulf (Greece)
28 Mar - 4 Apr 2020: Land of Theseus - Saronic Gulf (Greece)
11-19 Apr 2020: From Stromboli to Etna - Eolian Islands + Etna volcano (Italy)
4-8 May 2020: Krakatau Volcano Special - Krakatau volcano (Indonesia)
9-17 May 2020: From Stromboli to Etna - Eolian Islands + Etna volcano (Italy)
2-18 Jul 2020: Volcanoes of Java - Java (Indonesia)
11-29 Aug 2020: Kamchatka - Land of Colors - Kamchatka (Russia)
21-31 Aug 2020: Islands of Fire and Whales - Kurile Islands (Russia)
: 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 (PayPal).

Online cc payment
Thank you!
Random pictures
Watch volcanoes live on our webcam and online data viewer tool!

 

Volcanic activity worldwide 15 Jan 2020: Fuego volcano, Klyuchevskoy, Popocatépetl, Krakatau, Dukon...

Wednesday Jan 15, 2020 21:00 PM | BY: SEVERAL CONTRIBUTORS

Map of today's active volcanoes
Map of today's active volcanoes
Satellite image of Klyuchevskoy volcano on 15 Jan 2020
Satellite image of Klyuchevskoy volcano on 15 Jan 2020
Ruapehu volcano today (image: Geonet)
Ruapehu volcano today (image: Geonet)
An ash plume from Popocatépetl volcano yesterday (image: CENAPRED)
An ash plume from Popocatépetl volcano yesterday (image: CENAPRED)
Klyuchevskoy (Kamchatka): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ERUPTION AT 20200115/2026Z FL200 EXTD NE REPORTED OBS VA DTG:15/2030Z

Aso (central Kyushu, Japan): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ACTIVITY CONT. VA AT 20200115/1800Z FL070 EXTD SE OBS VA DTG:15/1750Z

Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: EXPLODED AT 20200115/1550Z OVER FL070 EXTD SE OBS VA DTG:15/1540Z

Taal (Luzon, Philippines): (15 Jan) Lava fountains generated 1,000 m dark grey plume and drifted SW. New fissures and cracks were observed in Mahabang Dahilig, Dayapan, Palanas, Sangalang, Poblacion, Lemery, Pansipit, Agoncillo, Mataas and Bilibinwang.
The seismic station records 159 volcano-tectonic earthquakes of which 28 were felt.
... [read more]

Krakatau (Sunda Strait, Indonesia): (15 Jan) Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 1000 ft (300 m) altitude or flight level 010 .
The full report is as follows: DISCRETE ERUPTION TO FL010 MOV E OBS VA DTG:15/0535Z to 1000 ft (300 m)

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 SE direction.
The full report is as follows: CONTINUOUS VA EMISSION TO FL070, LAST OBS AT 15/1100Z EXT E to 7000 ft (2100 m)

Ruapehu (North Island): GeoNet reported that the activity of volcanic tremor continues at low levels. Measurements of the volcano’s Crater Lake (Te Wai ā-moe) temperature, and chemistry remained consistent in combination with seismic unrest.
Regular gas flights and lake sampling are also undertaken as weather permits.
... [read more]

Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): Mild explosive activity continues from the volcano. The Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington reported intermittent emissions of volcanic ash plumes.
The full report is as follows: sporadic emissions of volcanic ash
...15 Jan:
CENAPRED recorded 3 volcano-tectonic earthquakes at 14:21 local time yesterday, at 07:28 and 07:39 local time today with magnitude M 1.5, 1.7 and 1.4. Additionally recorded 224 minutes of tremor and 136 emissions of water vapor, gases and light ash content. The plumes were drifted towards the northwest direction.
Source: Centro Nacional de Prevención de Desastres volcano activity update 15 January 2020

Fuego (Guatemala): (15 Jan) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: VA EM NOT OBSD

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 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 16000 ft (4900 m) altitude or flight level 160 and is moving at 5-10 kts in NW direction.
The full report is as follows: ONGOING VA EMS. to 16000 ft (4900 m)

Sabancaya (Peru): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Buenos Aires (VAAC) issued the following report: UNABLE TO DETECT

Planchón-Peteroa (Central Chile and Argentina): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Buenos Aires (VAAC) issued the following report: VERY LIGHT WV EMISSIONS

Volcano Activity Summary for 15 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 8 Jan 2020)
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)
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 8 Jan 2020)
Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 15 Jan 2020)
Reventador (Ecuador): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 7 Jan 2020)
Sabancaya (Peru): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 8 Jan 2020)
Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 7 Jan 2020)
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)
Taal (Luzon, Philippines): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 15 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 2 Jan 2020)
Barren Island (Indian Ocean): mild explosive activity from summit cone (updated 6 Nov 2019)
Kerinci (Sumatra): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 7 Jan 2020)
Klyuchevskoy (Kamchatka): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 13 Nov 2019)
Krakatau (Sunda Strait, Indonesia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 9 Jan 2020)
Kuchinoerabu-jima (Ryukyu Islands): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 18 Nov 2019)
Nyamuragira (DRCongo): the eruption continues (updated 12 Nov 2019)
Sangeang Api (Indonesia): activity resumes (updated 28 Dec 2019)
Shishaldin (Aleutian Islands, Alaska): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 13 Jan 2020)
Suwanose-jima (Ryukyu Islands): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 9 Jan 2020)
Villarrica (Central Chile): Alert level raised to Orange (updated 10 Sep 2019)

Previous news

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: