Volcanic activity worldwide 13 May 2022: Etna volcano, Stromboli, Fuego, Karymsky, Awu, Reventador, …


Fri, 13 May 2022, 21:00

21:00 PM | BY: SEVERAL CONTRIBUTORS

Map of today’s active volcanoes

Today's explosion at Stromboli volcano (image: Francesca Utano)

Today’s explosion at Stromboli volcano (image: Francesca Utano)

Strombolian eruption on Stromboli itself a few days ago (image: Stromboli's Pictures/twitter)

Strombolian eruption on Stromboli itself a few days ago (image: Stromboli’s Pictures/twitter)

New lava flow at Etna volcano this evening (image: INGVvulcani/twitter)

New lava flow at Etna volcano this evening (image: INGVvulcani/twitter)

Satellite image of Manam volcano on 13 May 2022

Satellite image of Manam volcano on 13 May 2022

White plume from the crater area of Awu volcano yesterday (image: Badan Geologi/twitter)

White plume from the crater area of Awu volcano yesterday (image: Badan Geologi/twitter)

Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): A series of stronger-than-usual explosions occurred this afternoon at the volcano. The first and likely strongest one was heard and seen from the village at 16:45 local time.
According to our friends on the island, there was a loud booming noise and a tall ash plume that rose several hundred meters above the summit of the island. The eruptive phase consisted of 3 distinct explosions following each other at short intervals.
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…13 May:
The explosive eruption of the volcano continues.
Strombolian activity continues to take place from three of the North crater area’s vents and two vents in the Central-South crater area.
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Etna (Sicily, Italy): (13 May) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ERUPTION AT 20220512/1730Z LAVA FLOW OBSERVED AT THE SUMMIT
…13 May:
A new fissure vent opened at the volcano that started to produce a new small lava flow at about 19:45 this evening as reported by the INGV local observatory.
The new lava flow is currently descending to the base of the northern flank of the Southeast crater.
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Karymsky (Kamchatka): Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 11000 ft (3400 m) altitude or flight level 110 and is moving at 15 kts in N direction.
The full report is as follows: VA AT 20220513/1320Z FL110 EXTD N OBS VA DTG:13/1320Z to 11000 ft (3400 m)

Manam (Papua New Guinea): (13 May) Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 12000 ft (3700 m) altitude or flight level 120 and is moving at 05 kts in SW direction.
The full report is as follows: VA TO FL120 OBS AT 13/0640Z EXTENDING SW OBS VA DTG:13/0640Z to 12000 ft (3700 m)

Awu (Sulawesi & Sangihe Islands): (13 May) The Volcanic Alert Level of the volcano was raised from Level 2 (valid from 12 December 2021) to Level 3, as an increase of volcanic earthquakes has been registered over the past three days.
Quakes started to be more frequent on 9 May, of which 88 have been located at shallow levels. Earthquakes have continued to pick up in numbers and became shallower on the next day as the seismic network detected 90 shallow quakes which may indicate elevated fluid movements of gas, water and possibly magma under the surface fracturing the rock.
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Semisopochnoi (United States, Aleutian Islands): Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Anchorage warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 5000 ft (1500 m) altitude or flight level 050 .
The full report is as follows: CONTINUOUS LL ERUPTION to 5000 ft (1500 m)

Fuego (Guatemala): 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: ONGOING LGT VA EMS to 15000 ft (4600 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 21000 ft (6400 m) altitude or flight level 210 and is moving at 10 kts in NW direction.
The full report is as follows: CONT VA EMS PSBL to 21000 ft (6400 m)

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: LGT VA AND GASES SEEN IN SAT to 20000 ft (6100 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 22000 ft (6700 m) altitude or flight level 220 and is moving at 15 kts in SE direction.
The full report is as follows: continuous ash emissions to 22000 ft (6700 m)

Volcano Activity Summary for 13 May 2022:

Currently erupting:

Dukono (Halmahera): Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report (updated 22 Apr 2021)
Erebus (Antarctica): active lava lake in summit crater (updated 8 Dec 2014)
Erta Ale (Danakil depression, Ethiopia): lava continues to occupy the crater + field report (updated 11 Mar 2022)
Etna (Sicily, Italy): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 4 May 2022)
Fuego (Guatemala): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 8 May 2022)
Ibu (Halmahera, Indonesia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 30 Apr 2022)
Karymsky (Kamchatka): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 4 May 2022)
Kilauea (Hawai’i): Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report (updated 11 May 2022)
Krakatau (Sunda Strait, Indonesia): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 4 May 2022)
Lewotolo (Lesser Sunda Islands): Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report (updated 5 May 2022)
Masaya (Nicaragua): minor ashfall (updated 24 Oct 2019)
Merapi (Central Java, Indonesia): Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report (updated 12 May 2022)
Nevados de Chillán (Central Chile): glowing ejecta thrown from crater (updated 14 Apr 2022)
Nyiragongo (DRCongo): Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report (updated 15 Mar 2022)
Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): calmer-than-usual period continues, sporadic eruptions (updated 8 May 2022)
Reventador (Ecuador): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 9 Apr 2022)
Sabancaya (Peru): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 27 Apr 2022)
Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report (updated 13 Feb 2022)
Sangay (Ecuador): Volcanic Ash Advisory (updated 9 Feb 2022)
Santiaguito (Guatemala): Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report (updated 9 Apr 2022)
Semeru (East Java, Indonesia): Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report (updated 1 May 2022)
Shiveluch (Kamchatka): Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report (updated 16 Apr 2022)
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): continuing strombolian activity (updated 13 May 2022)
Suwanose-jima (Ryukyu Islands): Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report (updated 22 Jan 2022)
Yasur (Tanna Island, Vanuatu): Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report (updated 11 Apr 2022)

Previous news

Map of today's active volcanoes
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): INGV reported that during 2-8 May activity at Stromboli was characterized by ongoing explosions from three vents in Area N (North Crater area) and two vents in Area C-S (South-Central Crater area). Explosions from Area N vents (N1 and N2) averaged 3-6 events per hour; explosions from the N1 vent ejected lapilli and bombs mixed with ash 80-150 m high and those at two N2 vents ejected material less than 80 m high. N2 produced weak and occasional spattering. … Read all
Map of today's active volcanoes
Krakatau (Sunda Strait, Indonesia): 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 . … Read all



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