Roundup of Global Volcanic Activity

Aso (Kyushu): Activity has been low during the past days, with only intense steaming and dilute ash emissions from the Nakadake crater. Incandescence continues to be visible from the main vent, suggesting magma remains close to the surface.

Sangeang Api (Indonesia): A thermal hot spot of moderate intensity from the volcano’s summit continues to be visible on satellite data, suggesting some weak activity continues there. A steam plume can be seen rising from the volcano’s summit where a small lava dome might be growing.

Ubinas (Peru): A series of small explosions occurred today, producing ash plumes that rose up to approx. 700 m above the crater and drifted northeast.

Piton de la Fournaise (La Réunion): A new eruption started at the volcano this evening. Following a brief seismic crisis that triggered an eruption alarm, an eruptive fissure opened south of Dolomieu crater at 18:50 local time. It is producing impressive lava fountains and a branching lava flow.

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