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Volcanic activity worldwide 19 Feb 2020: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Reventador, White Island, Sak...

Wednesday Feb 19, 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 19 Feb 2020
Satellite image of Aso volcano on 19 Feb 2020
White steam plume from White Island´s crater today (image: GeoNet)
White steam plume from White Island´s crater today (image: GeoNet)
Satellite image of Sabancaya volcano on 19 Feb 2020
Satellite image of Sabancaya volcano on 19 Feb 2020
Ebeko (Paramushir Island): (19 Feb) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ERUPTION AT 20200219/0610Z FL070 EXTD SE REPORTED OBS VA DTG:19/0610Z

Aso (central Kyushu, Japan): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ACTIVITY CONT. VA AT 20200219/1200Z FL070 EXTD NE OBS VA DTG:19/1150Z

Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: EXPLODED AT 20200219/1654Z FL090 EXTD E OBS VA DTG:19/1650Z

Suwanose-jima (Ryukyu Islands): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ERUPTED AT 20200219/1828Z FL070 EXTD E OBS VA DTG:19/1820Z

White Island (New Zealand): GeoNet did a gas flight that confirms the steady decline in both CO2 and SO2 flux since the eruption, albeit at slightly elevated levels. The result from this flight is consistent with recent gas measurements and indicates the continued presence of shallow magma beneath the primary vent area.
Temperatures exceeding 660 °C mean that the system remains very hot with no sign of cooling over the past two weeks. Despite these high fumarole temperatures, a small pond of water is present in the primary vent area and small-scale jetting is now occurring. This is similar to the activity seen in September-December 2019.
... [read more]

Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 22000 ft (6700 m) altitude or flight level 220 .
The full report is as follows: ONGOING VA EMS. to 22000 ft (6700 m)

Fuego (Guatemala): 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 and is moving at 15-20 kts in W direction.
The full report is as follows: CONT VA EMS to 14000 ft (4300 m)

Nevado del Ruiz (Colombia): 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 and is moving at 10 kts in W direction.
The full report is as follows: RPRT OF NEW VA EMS to 20000 ft (6100 m)

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

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 EMISSION OF VA

Volcano Activity Summary for 19 Feb 2020:

Currently erupting:

Dukono (Halmahera): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 31 Jan 2020)
Ebeko (Paramushir Island): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 14 Feb 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): strombolian activity from Voragine summit crater, intra-crater lava flow (updated 9 Feb 2020)
Fuego (Guatemala): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 10 Feb 2020)
Ibu (Halmahera, Indonesia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 6 Feb 2020)
Karangetang (Siau Island, Sangihe Islands, Indonesia): lava flow from crater 1 and frequent incandescent rockfalls, glow from crater 2 (updated 28 Dec 2019)
Kuchinoerabu-jima (Ryukyu Islands): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 13 Feb 2020)
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 7 Feb 2020)
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 13 Feb 2020)
Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 17 Feb 2020)
Reventador (Ecuador): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 7 Jan 2020)
Sabancaya (Peru): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 11 Feb 2020)
Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 18 Feb 2020)
Sangay (Ecuador): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 17 Jan 2020)
Santiaguito (Guatemala): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 13 Feb 2020)
Semeru (East Java, Indonesia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 5 Feb 2020)
Shiveluch (Kamchatka): explosive-extrusive eruption continues (updated 17 Feb 2020)
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): strombolian explosions of small to moderate size from multiple vents (updated 7 Feb 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 10 Feb 2020)
Barren Island (Indian Ocean): mild explosive activity from summit cone (updated 6 Nov 2019)
Kadovar (Northeast of New Guinea): explosive activity continues (updated 6 Feb 2020)
Kerinci (Sumatra): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 7 Jan 2020)
Klyuchevskoy (Kamchatka): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 6 Feb 2020)
Krakatau (Sunda Strait, Indonesia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 7 Feb 2020)
Nevado del Ruiz (Colombia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 13 Jan 2020)
Nyamuragira (DRCongo): the eruption continues (updated 12 Nov 2019)
Piton de la Fournaise (La Réunion): eruption ended 16 Feb 2020 (updated 17 Feb 2020)
Planchón-Peteroa (Central Chile and Argentina): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 15 Jan 2020)
Sangeang Api (Indonesia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 28 Dec 2019)
Semisopochnoi (United States, Aleutian Islands): new eruption since 7 Dec, volcanic tremor (updated 16 Feb 2020)
Suwanose-jima (Ryukyu Islands): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 9 Jan 2020)
Villarrica (Central Chile): Alert level raised to Orange (updated 30 Jan 2020)

Previous news
Tuesday, Feb 18, 2020
Map of today's active volcanoes
Reykjanes (Reykjanes peninsula (SW Iceland)): The Icelandic Met Office (IMO) recorded an earthquake swarm since 15 February at the southwestern tip of the Reykjanes peninsula. Over 120 earthquakes were detected by the seismic network with magnitude below M 3.0. ... read all
Monday, Feb 17, 2020
Map of today's active volcanoes
Shiveluch (Kamchatka): KVERT reported strong fumarolic activity with small amount of ash and an incandescence of the dome blocks and hot avalanches associated with this process. The volcano's lava dome remains in a very active state. ... read all
Friday, Feb 14, 2020
Map of today's active volcanoes
Ebeko (Paramushir Island): KVERT recorded on 13 February an ash plumes that rose 10,000 ft (3,000 m) above the summit and drifted E a S. The volcano remains active with intermittent ash emissions and sporadic moderately strong vulcanian-type explosions. ... read all

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