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Volcanic activity worldwide 12 Mar 2020: Santiaguito volcano, Pacaya, Fuego, Klyuchevskoy, Popocaté...

Thursday Mar 12, 2020 21:00 PM | BY: SEVERAL CONTRIBUTORS

Map of today's active volcanoes
Map of today's active volcanoes
Satellite image of Klyuchevskoy volcano on 12 Mar 2020
Satellite image of Klyuchevskoy volcano on 12 Mar 2020
Glow from Ibu volcano covered by clouds from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
Glow from Ibu volcano covered by clouds from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
Lava flows on the south flank on Semeru volcano (image: Sentinel 2)
Lava flows on the south flank on Semeru volcano (image: Sentinel 2)
Ash emissions from Dukono volcano visible from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
Ash emissions from Dukono volcano visible from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
Klyuchevskoy (Kamchatka): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: VA IS NOT IDENTIFIABLE IN SATELLITE IMAGERY.

Aso (central Kyushu, Japan): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ACTIVITY CONT. VA AT 20200312/1200Z FL060 EXTD NE OBS VA DTG:12/1150Z

Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): (12 Mar) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ERUPTED AT 20200312/0533Z FL110 EXTD E OBS VA DTG:12/0520Z

Ibu (Halmahera, Indonesia): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin recorded a near-constant ash emissions that reached 7,000 ft (2,100 m) altitude and drifted SE direction.
There is a 2 km exclusion zone around the main crater in place and 3,5 km zone away on the N side.

Semeru (East Java, Indonesia): PVMBG reported that on 3 March a pyroclastic flow was generated from collapsing material at the end of a 750-m-long lava flow on the S flank. The pyroclastic flow lasted nine minutes based on seismic data which traveled 2.3 km down the south flank. This was reported at 17:33 local time.
During 3-8 March a black-grey ash plumes rose 656 ft (200 m) above the summit crater that interspersed with 100 m high white gas plumes. Incandescent material is being ejected to an approximate height of 10 to 50 meters above the crater. Lava flows on the S flank remain active, currently about 1,640 ft-3,280 ft (500 m-1,000 m) long.
... [read more]

Dukono (Halmahera): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin recorded an explosive activity from the active crater with near-constant ash emissions that reached 6,000 ft-7,000 ft (1,800 m-2,100 m) altitude and drifted NE, E and SE direction.
There is a 2 km exclusion zone around the main crater in place.

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: VA EM OBS IN STLT. to 20000 ft (6100 m)

Santiaguito (Guatemala): (12 Mar) INSIVUMEH report weak explosions, expelling ash plumes to heights of 3000 - 3200 m.a.s.l (9840 - 10500 ft) that scattered southeast at distances up to 1000 m. Weak avalanches were generated towards the southeast and southwest flanks to the base of the dome.

Pacaya (Guatemala): (11 Mar) INSIVUMEH report strombolian activity continues at the Mackenney crater. Incandescent material exploded 5-25 m above the crater with a white to blue degassing plume rising and drifting to the south. The north-west lava flow continues to advance. Seismic stations register constant tremor which INSIVUMEH notes is associated with the rise of magma and gases.

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 .
The full report is as follows: LGT VA OBS IN WEBCAM. to 14000 ft (4300 m)
...11 Mar:
INSIVUMEH report 10-16 weak to moderate explosions per hour over the past 24 hours, that expel ash plumes to heights of 4500 - 4800 m.a.s.l (14765-15750 feet) and then dispersed 10 - 15 km to the west, south and southwest. In hours of low light incandescent pulses were observed reaching 200 - 300 m high with moderate avalanches around the crater. Ashfall occurred in Rochela, Ceilan, Panimache I, Morelia and other villages.

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: VA EM to 20000 ft (6100 m)

Reventador (Ecuador): 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: VA EM 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 26000 ft (7900 m) altitude or flight level 260 .
The full report is as follows: INTERMITTENT PUFFS OF VA to 26000 ft (7900 m)
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Tuesday, Mar 10, 2020
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Sunday, Mar 08, 2020
Klyuchevskoy (Kamchatka): Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 23000 ft (7000 m) altitude or flight level 230 and is moving at 20 kts in E direction. ... [more]

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