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Volcanic activity worldwide 6 Mar 2020: Pacaya volcano, Fuego, Popocatépetl, Dukono, Reykjanes, Rev...

Friday Mar 06, 2020 21:00 PM | BY: SEVERAL CONTRIBUTORS

Map of today's active volcanoes
Map of today's active volcanoes
Earthquakes during the last 48 hours at the Reykjanes peninsula (image: IMO)
Earthquakes during the last 48 hours at the Reykjanes peninsula (image: IMO)
Satellite image of Sakurajima volcano on  6 Mar 2020
Satellite image of Sakurajima volcano on 6 Mar 2020
The growth of the water pond at Halema'uma'u (C) U.S, Geological Survey
The growth of the water pond at Halema'uma'u (C) U.S, Geological Survey
Incandescent material thrown from Mackenney summit crater on 9 February (image: Twitter)
Incandescent material thrown from Mackenney summit crater on 9 February (image: Twitter)
Reykjanes (Reykjanes peninsula (SW Iceland)): (6 Mar) The Icelandic Met Office (IMO) reported that the seismic activity on 4 March at the SW tip of Reykjanes increased again.
The seismic station records five earthquakes over magnitude M 3.0 yesterday, the largest with magnitude M 3.4. About 300 earthquakes have been detected in the area on 4 March. The seismic swarm is ongoing since 15 February.
... [read more]

Aso (central Kyushu, Japan): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ACTIVITY CONT. VA AT 20200306/1200Z FL060 EXTD N OBS VA DTG:06/1150Z

Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ERUPTED AT 20200306/1957Z FL080 EXTD NE OBS VA DTG:06/1950Z

Suwanose-jima (Ryukyu Islands): (6 Mar) The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) recorded two explosive eruptions at volcano’s Otake Crater.
An ash plume rose 2,952 ft (900 m) above the crater rim.
... [read more]

Dukono (Halmahera): (5 Mar) 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 5 kts in NE direction.
The full report is as follows: CONTINUOUS VA EMISSION TO FL070 OBS VA DTG:05/2242Z to 7000 ft (2100 m)

Kilauea (Hawai'i): The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) report that over the past month at Kilauea volcano, the rates of seismicity varied but within a range observed over the past year. Sulfur dioxide emission rates have been low at the summit and below detection limits at Puʻu ʻŌʻō and the lower East Rift Zone. The water pond at the bottom of Halema'uma'u continues to slowly expand and deepen and its dimensions are approximately 100 meters (330 feet) by 200 meters (660 feet) and approximately 28 meters or 92 feet deep as of early March.
There have been around 9 deflation-inflation events over the past month, a similar amount to January. Since March 2019, HVO have recorded deformation at the summit of Kilauea, consistent with slow magma accumulation within the shallow portion of the Kilauea summit magma system (1-2 km or approximately 1 mile below ground level). Some amount of sulfur dioxide is being dissolved into the summit lake and work continues to try and quantify this process. The pond was last sampled by UAS in January and additional, regular sampling with UAS is planned.
... [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 25000 ft (7600 m) altitude or flight level 250 .
The full report is as follows: CONS VA EMS. to 25000 ft (7600 m)

Pacaya (Guatemala): INSIVUMEH recorded that the strombolian activity continues to be observed from the Mackenney summit crater with incandescent material thrown at an approx. height of 50, 75 to 100 meters.
3 lava flows on the W and NW flank remain active, currently about 100 m-150 m long.
... [read more]

Fuego (Guatemala): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: NO VA OBSD.

Reventador (Ecuador): (6 Mar) Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 15000 ft (4600 m) altitude or flight level 150 .
The full report is as follows: NEW VA EM OBSD to 15000 ft (4600 m)

Sabancaya (Peru): Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Buenos Aires warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 30000 ft (9100 m) altitude or flight level 300 .
The full report is as follows: INTERMITTENT EMISSION OF VA to 30000 ft (9100 m)

Volcano Activity Summary for 6 Mar 2020:

Currently erupting:

Aso (central Kyushu, Japan): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 5 Mar 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): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 5 Mar 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)
Klyuchevskoy (Kamchatka): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 3 Mar 2020)
Kuchinoerabu-jima (Ryukyu Islands): increased seismic activity (updated 3 Mar 2020)
Masaya (Nicaragua): minor ashfall (updated 24 Oct 2019)
Merapi (Central Java, Indonesia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 3 Mar 2020)
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): strombolian activity continues (updated 6 Mar 2020)
Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 2 Mar 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 4 Mar 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 Mar 2020)
Shiveluch (Kamchatka): explosive-extrusive eruption continues (updated 17 Feb 2020)
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): weak to moderate strombolian explosions, spattering and puffing from several vents (updated 27 Feb 2020)
Yasur (Tanna Island, Vanuatu): explosive activity continues (updated 5 Mar 2020)

Eruption warning / minor activity:

Bagana (Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 1 Mar 2020)
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)
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)
Sangeang Api (Indonesia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 28 Dec 2019)
Suwanose-jima (Ryukyu Islands): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 6 Mar 2020)
Villarrica (Central Chile): Alert level raised to Orange (updated 30 Jan 2020)

Previous news
Map of today's active volcanoes
Wednesday, Mar 04, 2020
Reykjanes (Reykjanes peninsula (SW Iceland)): (4 Mar) The Icelandic Met Office (IMO) recorded an earthquake with magnitude M 3.2 at 16:17 local time near Kleifarvatn yesterday. Around 30 smaller earthquakes have been measured in there since 1 March. An earthquake of this magnitude (>M3.0) last occurred in August 2019. Earthquakes are common in the area. ... [more]
Map of today's active volcanoes
Tuesday, Mar 03, 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 W direction. Strombolian activity continues from the summit crater. According to videodata, a strong gas-steam activity of the volcano is observing all day. ... [more]
Map of today's active volcanoes
Monday, Mar 02, 2020
Reykjanes (Reykjanes peninsula (SW Iceland)): The Icelandic Met Office (IMO) recorded on 1 March at 18:58 local time an earthquake with magnitude M 2.5 detected near Kleifarvatn. Several earthquakes have been located in the area yesterday. Earthquakes are common in the area. ... [more]

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