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Volcanic activity worldwide 27 Jan 2020: Santiaguito volcano, Pacaya, Fuego, Semeru, Dukono, Reykjan...

Monday Jan 27, 2020 21:00 PM | BY: SEVERAL CONTRIBUTORS

Map of today's active volcanoes
Map of today's active volcanoes
InSAR data showing inflation. Credit: IMO.
InSAR data showing inflation. Credit: IMO.
Satellite image of Ebeko volcano on 26 Jan 2020
Satellite image of Ebeko volcano on 26 Jan 2020
Satellite image of Aso volcano on 27 Jan 2020
Satellite image of Aso volcano on 27 Jan 2020
Satellite image of Sakurajima volcano on 27 Jan 2020
Satellite image of Sakurajima volcano on 27 Jan 2020
Earthquakes under Taal volcano during the past days
Earthquakes under Taal volcano during the past days
Reykjanes (Reykjanes peninsula (SW Iceland)): IMO reports: An inflation has been detected since January 21st and is centred just west of Mt. Thorbjorn on Reykjanes peninsula. The inflation is unusually rapid, around 3-4 mm per day and has accumulated to 2 cm to date. It has been detected both on continuous GPS stations and in InSAR images. The inflation is most likely a sign of magma accumulation at a depth of just a few km. If magma accumulation is causing the inflation, the accumulation is very small, with the first volume estimate is around 1 million cubic meters.

A state of uncertainty has been declared. The Aviation Colour Code has been raised to Yellow for Reykjanes.

Ebeko (Paramushir Island): (26 Jan) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ERUPTION AT 20200126/2304Z FL060 EXTD SE REPORTED OBS VA DTG:26/2320Z

Aso (central Kyushu, Japan): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: POSS ACTIVITY CONT. VA CLD UNKNOWN AT 20200127/1200Z

Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: EXPLODED AT 20200127/1355Z OVER FL060 EXTD SE OBS VA DTG:27/1350Z

Taal (Luzon, Philippines): The activity of the volcano has continued to slowly decrease. During the past week, it has been characterized by "weak to moderate emission of white steam-laden plumes 50 to 800 meters high that drifted northeast."
In its latest bulletin, the volcano observatory reports sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions dropped to an average of 87 tonnes/day. Seismic activity remains elevated, but also decreased compared to 1-2 weeks ago: "The Taal Volcano Network recorded one hundred seventy (170) volcanic earthquakes including four (4) low-frequency earthquakes."
"Alert Level 3 is maintained over Taal Volcano. DOST-PHIVOLCS reminds the public that sudden steam-driven and even weak phreatomagmatic explosions, volcanic earthquakes, ashfall, and lethal volcanic gas expulsions can still occur and threaten areas within Taal Volcano Island and nearby lakeshores. DOST-PHIVOLCS recommends that entry into the Taal Volcano Island as well as into areas over Taal Lake and communities west of the island within a seven (7) km radius from the Main Crater must be strictly prohibited." (PHIVOLCS)

Semeru (East Java, Indonesia): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: DISCRETE VA EMISSIONS TO FL140, LAST OBS MOV S AT 27/0050Z

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 .
The full report is as follows: CONTINUOUS VA TO FL070 EXT TO N OBS VA DTG:27/1315Z to 7000 ft (2100 m)

Cleveland (Aleutian Islands, Alaska): (27 Jan) AVO report that no significant activity was observed in seismic data over the past day. Elevated surface temperatures were observed in one satellite image, and no activity was observed in cloudy web camera images.

AVO add that episodes of lava effusion and explosions can occur without advance warning. Explosions from Cleveland are normally short duration and only present a hazard to aviation in the immediate vicinity of the volcano. Larger explosions that present a more widespread hazard to aviation are possible, but are less likely and occur less frequently.

Santiaguito (Guatemala): (27 Jan) INSIVUMEH report 1 to 3, weak and moderate explosions per hour that eject ash columns to an approximate height of 3200 meters (10499 feet) above sea level, which disperse to the southwest at a distance of approximately 1 kilometer. Weak avalanches on the southeast flanks of the Caliente dome. Ashfall accumulating on the edifice perimeter.

Pacaya (Guatemala): (27 Jan) INSIVUMEH report the continued strombolian activity occurring from the Mackenney cone, with ejecta been thrown at heights between 10 and 75 meters. Two lava flows are reported; one flowing in the northwest direction towards the Cerro Chino and another flowing to the south. Seismic stations record tremor associated with the rise of magma and the presence of gases, as well as occasional explosions.

Fuego (Guatemala): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: VA RPRTD BY AIRCRAFT.
...27 Jan:
INSIVUMEH report 8 to 14, weak to moderate explosions per hour, ejecting ash columns at heights between 4500 and 4700 meters (14764 to 15420 feet) above sea level, which dispersed approximately 15 to 25 kilometers to the south and southwest. Ashfall accumulated in areas of La Rochela, El Rodeo, El Zapote and Trinidad.

Sangay (Ecuador): 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: CONT VA SEEN IN SAT. to 20000 ft (6100 m)

Reventador (Ecuador): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: VA NOT SEEN IN SAT.

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 5 kts in S direction.
The full report is as follows: continuous ash emissions to 24000 ft (7300 m)

Volcano Activity Summary for 27 Jan 2020:

Currently erupting:

Dukono (Halmahera): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 28 Dec 2019)
Ebeko (Paramushir Island): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 26 Jan 2020)
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 27 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 27 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 17 Jan 2020)
Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 7 Jan 2020)
Sangay (Ecuador): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 17 Jan 2020)
Santiaguito (Guatemala): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 27 Jan 2020)
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 17 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): explosive activity continues (updated 17 Jan 2020)
Kuchinoerabu-jima (Ryukyu Islands): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 16 Jan 2020)
Nevado del Ruiz (Colombia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 13 Jan 2020)
Nyamuragira (DRCongo): the eruption continues (updated 12 Nov 2019)
Sangeang Api (Indonesia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 28 Dec 2019)
Shishaldin (Aleutian Islands, Alaska): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 27 Jan 2020)
Suwanose-jima (Ryukyu Islands): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 9 Jan 2020)
Taal (Luzon, Philippines): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 27 Jan 2020)
Villarrica (Central Chile): Alert level raised to Orange (updated 10 Sep 2019)

Previous news
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Sunday, Jan 26, 2020
Ebeko (Paramushir Island): The volcano remains active, with intermittent ash emissions and sporadic moderately strong vulcanian-type explosions. ... [more]
Map of today's active volcanoes
Thursday, Jan 23, 2020
Klyuchevskoy (Kamchatka): (23 Jan) Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 22000 ft (6700 m) altitude or flight level 220 and is moving at 15 kts in N direction. ... [more]
Map of today's active volcanoes
Wednesday, Jan 22, 2020
Klyuchevskoy (Kamchatka): (22 Jan) Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 20000 ft (6100 m) altitude or flight level 200 and is moving at 35 kts in NE direction. ... [more]

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