Volcanic activity worldwide 20 Feb 2020: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Ibu, Dukono, Rincón de la Vi...

Thu, 20 Feb 2020, 21:00
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Map of today's active volcanoes
Map of today's active volcanoes
Satellite image of Kuchinoerabu-jima volcano on 20 Feb 2020
Satellite image of Kuchinoerabu-jima volcano on 20 Feb 2020
Seismic signal from Semisopochnoi volcano as recorded on Adak Island (image: AVO)
Seismic signal from Semisopochnoi volcano as recorded on Adak Island (image: AVO)
Explosion from Fuego volcano that generated an ash plume yesterday (credit: Carlos Garrido Twitter)
Explosion from Fuego volcano that generated an ash plume yesterday (credit: Carlos Garrido Twitter)
Rincon de la Vieja volcano covered by clouds from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
Rincon de la Vieja volcano covered by clouds from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
Lava flow and ash plumes from Sangay volcano visible from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
Lava flow and ash plumes from Sangay volcano visible from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
Satellite image of Sabancaya volcano on 20 Feb 2020
Satellite image of Sabancaya volcano on 20 Feb 2020
Aso (central Kyushu, Japan): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ACTIVITY CONT. VA AT 20200220/1800Z FL060 EXTD S OBS VA DTG:20/1750Z

Kuchinoerabu-jima (Ryukyu Islands): (20 Feb) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ERUPTED AT 20200220/0120Z FL030 EXTD S OBS VA DTG:20/0110Z

Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 10000 ft (3000 m) altitude or flight level 100 and is moving at 15 kts in SW direction.
The full report is as follows: EXPLODED AT 20200220/1334Z FL090 EXTD S OBS VA DTG:20/1410Z to 10000 ft (3000 m)

Ibu (Halmahera, Indonesia): (20 Feb) Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 6000 ft (1800 m) altitude or flight level 060 .
The full report is as follows: VA TO FL060 MOV S OBS VA DTG:20/0310Z to 6000 ft (1800 m)

Dukono (Halmahera): (20 Feb) 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 20 kts in SW direction.
The full report is as follows: CONTINUOUS VA EMISSION TO FL080 EXT SW OBS VA DTG:20/0100Z to 8000 ft (2400 m)

Semisopochnoi (United States, Aleutian Islands): (20 Feb) The Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) reported that the seismic unrest continues at the volcano with intermittent, low-level tremor. Tremor bursts lasting from three to twelve minutes every few hours.
Additionally, the seismic station records small explosions on 16 February.
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Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 21000 ft (6400 m) altitude or flight level 210 .
The full report is as follows: CONTG VA ACT. to 21000 ft (6400 m)

Fuego (Guatemala): (20 Feb) INSIVUMEH recorded 10-14 strombolian-type explosions per hour that generated a grey ash plume which reached approx. 14,760 ft-15,750 ft (4,500 m-4,800 m) altitude and drifted W and SW.
In addition, they recorded white plume that reached 13,780 ft (4,200 m) altitude and drifted W and SW.
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Rincón de la Vieja (Costa Rica): (20 Feb) OVSICORI-UNA recorded at night on 17 February a small eruption associated with LP tremor. The number of LP events has generally decreased. Additionally, it was measured a extension with a inflation of volcanic edifice, but it is not significant.
Source: Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica volcano activity update 20 February 2020

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: PSBL VA CONTG. to 20000 ft (6100 m)
...20 Feb:
IGEPN reported that constant ash emissions continue. A high level of activity persisted at the volcano during 12-18 February, though weather clouds often prevented visual confirmation.
An ash plumes rose 1,870 ft-2,854 ft (570 m-870 m) above the summit and drifted W and SW.
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Reventador (Ecuador): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: VA NOT SEEN IN SAT.

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

Nevados de Chillán (Central Chile): (20 Feb) Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Buenos Aires warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 12000 ft (3700 m) altitude or flight level 120 .
The full report is as follows: BRIEF EMISSION to 12000 ft (3700 m)

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