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Current Volcanic Activity: Summary – March 29, 2017

Posted by feww on March 29, 2017

Current Volcanic Activity

Volcanoes of the Week:

Explosive eruption of Kambalny volcano continues. Strong ash plume of the volcano at sunset on 26 March, 2017. Date: 26/3/2017 Author(s): L. Varavskaya, Kronotsky Reserve, Kamcha. Source: http://www.kronoki.ru/ ©Institute of Volcanology and Seismology FEB RAS, KVERT

New Activities

Kamchatka and the Northern Kuriles volcanoes: Erupting or Restless

Summary of Code Orange

KARYMSKY VOLCANO (CAVW #1000-13-)
54.05 N, 159.44 E; Elevation 4874 ft (1486 m)
Aviation Color Code: ORANGE

SHEVELUCH VOLCANO (CAVW #1000-27-)
56.64 N, 161.32 E; Elevation 10768 ft (3283 m), the dome elevation ~8200 ft (2500 m)
Aviation Color Code: ORANGE

BEZYMIANNY VOLCANO (CAVW #1000-25-)
55.97 N, 160.6 E; Elevation 9453 ft (2882 m)
Aviation Color Code: YELLOW

Sakhalin Volcanic Eruptions Response Team (SVERT)

VOLCANOES OF THE NORTHERN KURIL ISLANDS

Nemo Peak (Onekotan Is.), Krenitsyn ( Onekotan Is.), Severgin (Harimkotan Is.), Kuntomintar (Shiashkotan Is.), Sinarka (Shiashkotan Is.), Chirinkotan (Chirinkotan Is.), Ekarma (Ekarma Is.) – GREEN

VOLCANOES OF THE CENTRAL KURIL ISLANDS

Raikoke (Raikoke Is.), Sarychev Peak (Matua Is.), Rasshua (Rasshua Is.), Ushishir (Yankich Is.), Pallas Peak ( Ketoi Is.), Prevo Peak (Simushir Is.), Zavaritsky (Simushir Is.), Goryashchaya Sopka (Simushir Is.)- GREEN

VOLCANOES OF SOUTHERN KURIL ISLANDS

Chyorny (Chirpoi), Snow (Chirpoi), Kolokol Group (Urup Is.), Menshy Brat: (Iturup Is.), Chirip – Bogdan Khmelnitsky Group (Iturup Is.), Baransky (Iturup Is.), Ivan Grozny (Iturup Is.), Stokap (Iturup Is.), Atsonupuri (Iturup Is.), Berutarube (Iturup Is.), Ruruy (Kunashir Is.), Tyatya (Kunashir Is.), Mendeleev (Kunashir Is.), Golovnin (Kunashir Is.) – GREEN

Alaska Volcanoes

CLEVELAND VOLCANO (VNUM #311240)
52°49’20” N 169°56’42” W, Summit Elevation 5676 ft (1730 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: WATCH
Current Aviation Color Code: ORANGE

BOGOSLOF VOLCANO (VNUM #311300)
53°55’38” N 168°2’4″ W, Summit Elevation 492 ft (150 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: WATCH
Current Aviation Color Code: ORANGE

HAWAIIAN ISLANDS

KILAUEA VOLCANO (VNUM #332010)
19°25’16” N 155°17’13” W, Summit Elevation 4091 ft (1247 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: WATCH
Current Aviation Color Code: ORANGE

MAUNA LOA VOLCANO (VNUM #332020)
19°28’30” N 155°36’29” W, Summit Elevation 13681 ft (4170 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: ADVISORY
Current Aviation Color Code: YELLOW

Ongoing Activity/ Unrest

Bagana (PNG)
Colima (Mexico)
Dukono (Halmahera, Indonesia)
Fuego (Guatemala)
Kilauea (Hawaii)
Nevado del Ruiz (Colombia)
Pacaya (Guatemala)
Sabancaya (Peru)
Sinabung (Indonesia)
Turrialba (Costa Rica)

Indonesia Volcano Alerts

PVMBG has placed five volcanoes on the second highest level of activity “Level III, Orange Alert,” and 17 others on third highest alert level “Level II, Yellow Alert.” Following table shows the alert level designations, as of March 29, 2017.

Japan Region

Kuchinoerabujima: Near-crater warning Level 3 (Do not approach the volcano)  14 June 2016
Sakurajima: Near-crater warning Level 3 (Do not approach the volcano)  05 February 2016
Ontakesan : Near-crater warning Level 2 (Do not approach the crater) 26 June 2015
Asamayama: Near-crater warning Level 2 (Do not approach the crater) 11 June 2015
Kusatsu-Shiranesan: Near-crater warning Level 2 (Do not approach the crater) 03 June 2014
Kirishimayama (Shinmoedake): Near-crater warning Level 2 (Do not approach the crater) 22 October 2013
Suwanosejima: Near-crater warning Level 2 (Do not approach the crater) 01 December 2007
Ioto: Near-crater warning Warnings around the crater  01 December 2007
Beyonesu Rocks: Warning (sea area) Warnings for sea areas in the vicinity of a volcano 24 March 2017
Fukutoku-Oka-no-Ba: Warning (sea area) Warnings for sea areas in the vicinity of a volcano 01 December 2007

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