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Volcanic activity worldwide 13 Feb 2020: Santiaguito volcano, Pacaya, Fuego, Popocatépetl, Merapi, ...

Thursday Feb 13, 2020 21:00 PM | BY: SEVERAL CONTRIBUTORS
Map of today's active volcanoes
Map of today's active volcanoes
Satellite image of Aso volcano on 13 Feb 2020
Satellite image of Aso volcano on 13 Feb 2020
Kuchinoerabu-jima volcano today (image: JMA)
Kuchinoerabu-jima volcano today (image: JMA)
Satellite image of Sakurajima volcano on 13 Feb 2020
Satellite image of Sakurajima volcano on 13 Feb 2020
Satellite image of Dukono volcano on 13 Feb 2020
Satellite image of Dukono volcano on 13 Feb 2020
Incandescence from Caliente dome of Santiaguito volcano with Santa Maria in the background from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
Incandescence from Caliente dome of Santiaguito volcano with Santa Maria in the background from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
Incandescence from Pacaya volcano on 9 February (image: Sentinel 2)
Incandescence from Pacaya volcano on 9 February (image: Sentinel 2)
Small cone building activity (C) OVPF/IPGP
Small cone building activity (C) OVPF/IPGP
Aso (central Kyushu, Japan): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ACTIVITY CONT. VA AT 20200213/1800Z FL060 EXTD N OBS VA DTG:13/1750Z

Kuchinoerabu-jima (Ryukyu Islands): (13 Feb) The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) recorded 8 large volcano-tectonic tremors at 13:18 local time on 11 February.
Additionaly recorded 571 earthquakes during 9-12 February 2020.
... [read more]

Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: EXPLODED AT 20200213/1220Z OVER FL060 EXTD E OBS VA DTG:13/1210Z

Merapi (Central Java, Indonesia): (13 Feb) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: VA ERUPTION TO FL160 OBS 13/0230Z MOV SE.

Dukono (Halmahera): Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 8000 ft (2400 m) altitude or flight level 080 and is moving at 15 kts in W direction.
The full report is as follows: CONTINUOUS VA EMISSIONS TO FL080 LAST OBS 13/0630Z to 8000 ft (2400 m)

Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): 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: NEWEST VA EM AT 13/1455Z IN SAT. to 20000 ft (6100 m)

Santiaguito (Guatemala): (13 Feb) INSIVUMEH recorded an ash plume that rose 9,514 ft (2,900 m) above the summit and drifted SW.
The seismic station detected weak and moderate explosions that generated a dark ash plume which reached approx. 10,499 ft (3,200 m) above the summit and drifted SW.
... [read more]

Pacaya (Guatemala): (13 Feb) INSIVUMEH recorded that the strombolian activity continues to be observed from the Mackenney summit crater with incandescent material thrown at an approx. height of 75 to 100 meters.
Lava flow on the southwestern flank remain active, currently about 300 m long.
... [read more]

Fuego (Guatemala): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: VOLCAT ALERT

Turrialba (Costa Rica): (13 Feb) OVSICORI-UNA report that no ash emissions was detected from the volcano. Seismicity is of a stable amount. Carbon dioxide/Sulfur dioxide (CO 2 / SO 2) and Hydrogen sulfide/Sulfur dioxide (H 2 S / SO 2) ratios remain within a normal range. Sulfur dioxide emissions was measured at an average of 100 tonnes/day. Crater depth was measured at 140 m, compared to 220 m in 2019. This shallowing of the crater is due to “frequent collapses of the internal walls.”

Poas (Costa Rica): (13 Feb) OVSICORI-UNA report that there is currently a stable fluctuation pattern of seismic activity at the volcano. There is continued inflation but not a significant amount. Carbon dioxide/Sulfur dioxide (CO 2 / SO 2) ratios remains stable with the exception of a peak on February 9. There is almost no Hydrogen sulfide (H 2 S). Sulfur dioxide emissions significantly increased over the weekend (February 8-9). The crater lake level has also decreased.

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

Reventador (Ecuador): Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 14000 ft (4300 m) altitude or flight level 140 .
The full report is as follows: PSBL VA CLD ACT. to 14000 ft (4300 m)

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

Nevados de Chillán (Central Chile): (13 Feb) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Buenos Aires (VAAC) issued the following report: NO ERUPTION

Piton de la Fournaise (La Réunion): The eruption which started on February 10 at around 10:50 am local time continues. The intensity of the volcanic tremor (indicator of the intensity of the eruption) has been relatively stable over the past 24 hours.
Today, only the lava flows advancing to the east is still active. Its front was located around 12:00 p.m. local time at around 1900 m above sea level. A cone less than 30 m high, began its construction around the 3 remaining active vents this morning. These vents, located at an altitude of around 2,200 m, produced lava fountains 10 to 15 m high (above the volcanic cone under construction).
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Reykjanes (Reykjanes peninsula (SW Iceland)): Earthquake activity around Thornbjorn volcano has decreased over the past days, but weak inflation, likely caused by magma accumulation at shallow depth, continues. ... read all

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