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Volcanic activity worldwide 26 Feb 2020: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Dukono, Reventador, Mayon, Sa...

Wednesday Feb 26, 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)
Explosion from Minamidake crater of Sakurajima volcano (image: Kagoshima MBC webcam)
Explosion from Minamidake crater of Sakurajima volcano (image: Kagoshima MBC webcam)
Eruption from Fuego volcano on 20 February (image: VAAC Washington)
Eruption from Fuego volcano on 20 February (image: VAAC Washington)
Aso (central Kyushu, Japan): (26 Feb) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ACTIVITY CONT. VA AT 20200226/0600Z FL050 EXTD SE OBS VA DTG:26/0550Z

Kuchinoerabu-jima (Ryukyu Islands): (26 Feb) The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) recorded a minor explosion on 21 February that generated a white plume, which reached approx. 2,811 ft (857 m) altitude. Large cinders and pyroclastic flows are not observed.
Additionaly recorded 109 volcano-tectonic earthquakes.
... [read more]

Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: VA IS NOT IDENTIFIABLE IN SATELLITE IMAGERY.
...26 Feb:
The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) recorded at the Minamidake summit crater 14 eruptions and 9 explosions detected by the seismic network and 73 volcanic earthquakes and 63 tremors associated with the eruptions during the period 21-25 Feb 2020. Incandescence continues to be observed from the crater.
Blocks were ejected as far as 1 km away from Showa crater.
... [read more]

Mayon (Luzon Island, Philippines): The volcano is restless, emitting moderate amounts of steam and gas. Monitoring data shows that inflation of volcano continues.
It started in late 2019 and affects the middle to upper portions of the volcanic edifice, suggesting that magma is accumulating inside its conduits and might lead to a new eruption in a not-too-distant future.
The volcano's seismic monitoring network recorded three (3) volcanic earthquakes during the most recent 24-hour observation period. Sulfur dioxide (SO2) emission was measured at an average of 478 tonnes/day on 23 February 2020. (PHIVOLCS)

Dukono (Halmahera): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: CONTINUOUS VA EMISSION TO FL070 EST VA DTG:26/1300Z

Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): Mild explosive activity continues from the volcano. The Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington reported intermittent emissions of volcanic ash plumes.
The full report is as follows: sporadic emissions of volcanic ash

Fuego (Guatemala): (26 Feb) INSIVUMEH recorded 5-12 moderate strombolian-type explosions per hour that generated a grey ash plume which reached approx. 14,760 ft-15,419 ft (4,500 m-4,700 m) altitude and drifted W and SW.
In addition, they recorded white plume that reached 14,108 ft (4,300 m) altitude and drifted W and SW.
... [read more]

Nevado del Ruiz (Colombia): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: VA EM ARND 1550Z MOVG W.

Sangay (Ecuador): 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 and is moving at 10-15 kts in W direction.
The full report is as follows: CONS VA EMS. to 22000 ft (6700 m)

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

Sabancaya (Peru): Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Buenos Aires warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 26000 ft (7900 m) altitude or flight level 260 and is moving at 5 kts in W direction.
The full report is as follows: INTERMITTENT EMISSIONS OF VA to 26000 ft (7900 m)

Volcano Activity Summary for 26 Feb 2020:

Currently erupting:

Aso (central Kyushu, Japan): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 25 Feb 2020)
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): strombolian activity continues (updated 26 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 26 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 25 Feb 2020)
Reventador (Ecuador): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 7 Jan 2020)
Sabancaya (Peru): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 25 Feb 2020)
Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 26 Feb 2020)
Sangay (Ecuador): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 20 Feb 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 21 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:

Barren Island (Indian Ocean): mild explosive activity from summit cone (updated 6 Nov 2019)
Kadovar (Northeast of New Guinea): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 6 Feb 2020)
Kerinci (Sumatra): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 7 Jan 2020)
Klyuchevskoy (Kamchatka): strombolian activity continues (updated 25 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): seismic unrest (updated 20 Feb 2020)
Suwanose-jima (Ryukyu Islands): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 25 Feb 2020)
Villarrica (Central Chile): Alert level raised to Orange (updated 30 Jan 2020)

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Tuesday, Feb 25, 2020
Klyuchevskoy (Kamchatka): KVERT recorded a moderate explosions at the volcano that generated an ash plumes which reached approx. 16,400 ft-23,000 ft (5,000 m-7,000 m) altitude and drifted 84 km away towards the E direction. Strombolian activity continues from the summit crater. ... [more]
Map of today's active volcanoes
Monday, Feb 24, 2020
Reykjanes (Reykjanes peninsula (SW Iceland)): (24 Feb) The Icelandic Met Office (IMO) reported that the CO2 emissions reached hazardous levels and low levels of O2 were measured at the cave (popular for hikers) in the Eldvörp area on the Reykjanes Peninsula on 20 February. ... [more]
Map of today's active volcanoes
Friday, Feb 21, 2020
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): The activity of the volcano has increased during the past days and is classified as "high", with very frequent and often strong strombolian explosions from several vents. ... [more]

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