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Volcanic activity worldwide 30 Jan 2020: Pacaya volcano, Fuego, Klyuchevskoy, Popocatépetl, Semeru,...

Thursday Jan 30, 2020 21:00 PM | BY: SEVERAL CONTRIBUTORS

Map of today's active volcanoes
Map of today's active volcanoes
Kuchinoerabu-jima volcano today (image: JMA)
Kuchinoerabu-jima volcano today (image: JMA)
Mayon Volcano (image from Google Earth)
Mayon Volcano (image from Google Earth)
Satellite image of Semeru volcano on 30 Jan 2020
Satellite image of Semeru volcano on 30 Jan 2020
Satellite image of Dukono volcano on 30 Jan 2020
Satellite image of Dukono volcano on 30 Jan 2020
Lava flows as seen from the Bolivar Channel (image: Galapagos National Park)
Lava flows as seen from the Bolivar Channel (image: Galapagos National Park)
Satellite image of Sangay volcano on 30 Jan 2020
Satellite image of Sangay volcano on 30 Jan 2020
Satellite image of Sabancaya volcano on 30 Jan 2020
Satellite image of Sabancaya volcano on 30 Jan 2020
Incandescence from the Villarrica´s summit crater (image: Sentinel 2)
Incandescence from the Villarrica´s summit crater (image: Sentinel 2)
Klyuchevskoy (Kamchatka): 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 25 kts in E direction.
The full report is as follows: VA EMISSIONS CONTINUING OBS VA DTG:30/1720Z to 20000 ft (6100 m)

Aso (central Kyushu, Japan): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: POSS ACTIVITY CONT. VA CLD UNKNOWN AT 20200130/1800Z

Kuchinoerabu-jima (Ryukyu Islands): (30 Jan) The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) recorded small eruptive events on 20, 23 and 24 January. They produced grey-white plumes which reached approx. 3,795 ft (1,157 m) altitude and drifted NE.
During 25-26 January was recorded increasing seismic activity associated with volcano-tectonic earthquakes.
... [read more]

Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: EXPLODED AT 20200130/1900Z FL060 EXTD S OBS VA DTG:30/1850Z

Mayon (Luzon Island, Philippines): Mayon Volcano’s seismic monitoring network recorded one volcanic earthquake over the last 24 hours. DOST-PHIVOLCS observed weak steam emissions with plumes drifting east-northeast. Sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions was measured at 115 tonnes/day on 10 January 2020. Ground deformation data from Precise Levelling surveys obtained on 23 – 30 October 2019 indicate a slight deflation of the edifice relative to 16 – 25 July 2019. However, the volcano generally remains inflated relative to the early 2019 baseline level. This is consistent with recent electronic tilt data. Continuous GPS data also showed inflation of the edifice since February 2019.

“Alert Level 2 currently prevails over Mayon Volcano. This means that Mayon is at a moderate level of unrest. DOST-PHIVOLCS reminds the public that sudden explosions, lava collapses, pyroclastic density currents (PDCs) and ashfall can still occur and threaten areas in the upper to middle slopes of Mayon. DOST-PHIVOLCS recommends that entry into the 6 km-radius Permanent Danger Zone (PDZ) and a precautionary 7 km-radius Extended Danger Zone (EDZ) in the south-southwest to east-northeast sector, stretching from Anoling, Camalig to Sta. Misericordia, Sto. Domingo must be strictly prohibited. People residing close to these danger areas are also advised to observe precautions associated with rockfalls, PDCs, and ashfall. Active stream/river channels and those identified as perennially lahar-prone areas on all sectors of the volcano should also be avoided especially during extreme weather conditions when there is heavy and prolonged rainfall. Civil aviation authorities must advise pilots to avoid flying close to the volcano’s summit as airborne ash and ballistic fragments from sudden explosions and PDCs may pose hazards to aircraft.”

Bulusan (Luzon Island, Philippines): Dost-PHIVOLCS has lowered the alert status of Bulusan Volcano from Alert Level 1 (abnormal) to Alert Level 0 (normal).
“Bulusan Volcano has returned to normalcy following a general decline in monitoring parameters. This is supported by the following observations:
... [read more]

Semeru (East Java, Indonesia): (30 Jan) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: VA REPORTED TO FL140 AT 29/2354Z OBS VA DTG:30/0030Z

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 S direction.
The full report is as follows: CONTINUOUS VA EMISSION TO FL070 OBS VA DTG:30/1305Z to 7000 ft (2100 m)

Fernandina (Galápagos Islands, Ecuador): (30 Jan) IGEPN recorded on 23 January increased seismic activity. This is due to nine hour long eruption (12 January) associated with earthquakes with magnitude > M.3 and small swarms.
On 21 January was recorded volcano-tectonic earthquake with magnitude M 4.2. Most of the earthquakes were shallow though occasionally some were located at depths greater than 10 km.
... [read more]

Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): (30 Jan) 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: THIN VA CLD to 20000 ft (6100 m)

Pacaya (Guatemala): (29 Jan) According to INSIVUMEH, the southbound lava flow is now 200 m in length. Incandescence can be seen during hours of poor light, with strombolian activity sending ejecta at heights between 10, 15 and 75 meters above the Mackenney crater. The seismic stations record tremor associated with the rise of magma, as well as occasional explosions.

Fuego (Guatemala): (30 Jan) 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 .
The full report is as follows: VA CLD OBS IN STLT. to 16000 ft (4900 m)

Nevado del Ruiz (Colombia): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: VA EMS SEEN IN STLT IMAGERY

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: VA CLDS OBS IN STLT IMAGERY to 20000 ft (6100 m)

Reventador (Ecuador): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: VA CLD HAS DISP

Sabancaya (Peru): Mild explosive activity continues from the volcano. The Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Buenos Aires reported intermittent emissions of volcanic ash plumes.
The full report is as follows: sporadic emissions of volcanic ash

Villarrica (Central Chile): SERNAGEOMIN reported that the activity of the volcano continues at moderately high low levels.
A white gas plume rose 250 m above the summit crater. Surveillance cameras observed minor explosions on 27 January.
... [read more]

Nevados de Chillán (Central Chile): (30 Jan) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Buenos Aires (VAAC) issued the following report: NO ERUPTION
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Monday, Jan 27, 2020
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. ... [more]
Map of today's active volcanoes
Sunday, Jan 26, 2020
Ebeko (Paramushir Island): The volcano remains active, with intermittent ash emissions and sporadic moderately strong vulcanian-type explosions. ... [more]

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