|A night-time photo of eruptions observed from the west and north of Colima volcano.|
March 9, 2015 - EARTH - The following constitutes the new activity, unrest and ongoing reports of volcanoes across the globe.
Colima (Western Mexico): Activity remains similar as during the past week when we observed it from close - intermittent small to moderate explosions producing ash plumes of 1-2 km height. During our last overflight on Saturday, we could see that the lava dome had disappeared, likely a result of the recent explosions.
WATCH: Eruption at the Colima volcano.
Soputan (North Sulawesi, Indonesia): Mount Soputan in Southeast Minahasa District, North Sulawesi erupted on Saturday at 05:09 pm Central Indonesian Time (GMT+8), shooting plumes of ash 4,500 meters to the sky, an official said.
Head of Data and Information Center of the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said here, Saturday, on a broadcast statement that according to a report of the Volcanology and Geology Disaster Mitigation Center (PVMBG), Mount Soputan spewed pyroclastic flow to the east side of the volcano reaching 2,500 meters from its peak.
|Eruption of Soputan volcano this morning (Image: VSI).|
Volcanic ash were falling to several sub-districts in Southeast Minahasa District such as Silian Raya, Touluaan, Tombatu, Pasan and Rataha.
The volcano is still in alert level III status.
"There are no people evacuated as the nearest residential area is located eight kilometers from the mounts peak," Nugroho said.
In June 2008, Mount Soputan erupted and spewed pyroclastic flow reaching a radius of 6.5km from the peak.
The authority, therefore, stated that people activities are banned in the area within 6.5km radius from the Mount Soputan peak.
UPDATE: Activity continues at the volcano, but has been decreasing. Following the strong explosion on Saturday, mild lava fountaining from two vents and the effusion of a small lava flow on the western flank occurred,- signs that the eruption had been caused by a new batch of fresh magma. Seismic activity remains strong.
Fuego (Guatemala): The volcano is in mild to moderate strombolian activity with a few explosions on average per hour. Incandescent material is being ejected to 100 m above the crater and ash plumes rise up to 800 m.A phase of strong lava effusion on 1-2 March had produced a lava flow reaching 2 km length.
Turrialba (Costa Rica): Small ash emissions were observed yesterday.A series of 4 small explosions occurred between 13:41 and 15:17 local time, generating plumes of up to 500 m height.It is not known at the moment, if the eruptions are phreatic, i.e. the result of exploding overheated water, or caused by fresh magma arriving at the summit.
Kliuchevskoi (Kamchatka): The explosive-effusive eruption of the volcano probably finished. According to KVERT, volcanic tremor significant decreased yesterday and no lava or ash emissions could be seen any more at the summit crater. Moderately degassing and a thermal anomaly at the summit continue. Aviation color code was lowered from orange to yellow.
Shiveluch (Kamchatka): Explosions continue to occur at the volcano sporadically, although none of the previous days has been as strong as the violent eruption on 28 Feb. The most recent was an explosion yesterday morning, producing an ash plume that rose to approx. 25,000 ft (7.5 km) altitude, but no pyroclastic flows. KVERT maintains aviation color code orange.
|Explosion at Shiveluch yesterday morning.|
San Cristobal (Nicaragua): Two explosions occurred last Thursday afternoon, producing moderately strong ash emissions of a few hundred meters height. No damage was reported, only slight ash fall causing visibility problems on nearby roads and similar minor problems.
Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): The activity of the volcano remains at fluctuating, but overall similar levels as during the past months. An increase in tremor yesterday probably corresponded to a phase of active dome growth, accompanied by bright glow visible at the crater and intense degassing and light ash emissions reaching 1500 m height.
WATCH: Eruption at the Popocatepetl volcano.
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