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Volcanic activity worldwide 29 Jan 2020: Popocatépetl volcano, Dukono, Reventador, Poas, Sangay, Sa...

Wednesday Jan 29, 2020 21:00 PM | BY: SEVERAL CONTRIBUTORS

Map of today's active volcanoes
Map of today's active volcanoes
NASA Earth Observatory image of NIshinoshima volcano on 26 Jan 2020 by Joshua Stevens, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey
NASA Earth Observatory image of NIshinoshima volcano on 26 Jan 2020 by Joshua Stevens, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey
An ash plume from Sakurajima volcano today (image: Tarumizu City)
An ash plume from Sakurajima volcano today (image: Tarumizu City)
Explosion with incandescent fragments from Popocatépetl volcano (image: CENAPRED)
Explosion with incandescent fragments from Popocatépetl volcano (image: CENAPRED)
Emissions´s content from Poas volcano (image: OVSICORI)
Emissions´s content from Poas volcano (image: OVSICORI)
Ebeko (Paramushir Island): (29 Jan) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ERUPTION AT 20200129/0501Z FL140 EXTD E-NE REPORTED

Aso (central Kyushu, Japan): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: POSS ACTIVITY CONT. VA CLD UNKNOWN AT 20200129/1800Z

Nishino-shima (Volcano Islands, Japan): A new eruption has been occurring at the volcano since mid Dec last year. The eruption seems to be mainly effusive, as satellite imagery shows lava flows traveling from the summit vent towards the NE where they reached (or maybe are still entering) the shore.
The Japan Coast Guard reported continuous steam emissions rising from the island during January 15-21. In addition, satellite-based measurements of heat radiation from the volcano, caused by lava on the surface, has been strong.

Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ERUPTED AT 20200129/1841Z FL100 EXTD E OBS VA DTG:29/1830Z
...29 Jan:
The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) recorded at the Minamidake summit crater 15 eruptions and 12 explosions detected by the seismic network and 49 volcanic earthquakes and 27 tremors associated with the eruptions during the period 24-27 January 2020. Blocks were ejected as far as 1 km away from Showa crater.
An ash plume rose 7,217 ft (2,200 m) above the summit crater.
... [read more]

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 5 kts in S direction.
The full report is as follows: CONTINUOUS VA EMISSION TO FL070 OBS VA DTG:29/1900Z to 7000 ft (2100 m)

Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): (29 Jan) CENAPRED reported that surveillance cameras observed two explosions at 23:18 and 23:55 local time that ejected incandescent fragments as far as 500 m away from the crater. An ash plume rose 3,280 ft (1,000 m) above summit crater and drifted E-NE.
Additionally recored volcano-tectonic earthquake at 05:06 local time with a magnitude M 1.8, 563 minutes of tremor and 78 emissions of water vapor, gases and light ash content.
Source: Centro Nacional de Prevención de Desastres volcano activity update 29 January 2020

Poas (Costa Rica): OVSICORI recored 3 volcano-tectonic earthquakes on 18 January and one water eruption on 4 January. There is no significant deformation.
The seismic activity has decreased.
... [read more]

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: CONTG VA EM to 20000 ft (6100 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: POSS CONTG VA EM to 17000 ft (5200 m)

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

Nevados de Chillán (Central Chile): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Buenos Aires (VAAC) issued the following report: NO ERUPTION NO VA REMAINING

Volcano Activity Summary for 29 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): effusion of lava flows from summit vent, reaching the sea (updated 29 Jan 2020)
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 29 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 29 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 27 Jan 2020)
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)

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