Roundup of Global Volcanic Activity

Karymsky (Kamchatka): The typically intermittent explosive activity at the volcano has been elevated during the past days. Several ash plumes up to altitudes of up to 22,000 ft (7 km) have been reported by Tokyo VAAC during the past days.

Dukono (Halmahera): The volcano continues to produce near-continuous ash emissions from its crater, that generate plumes drifting up to 100-150 km in various directions.

Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): No significant changes have occurred during the past weeks at the volcano. Magma is slowly rising and growing a flat dome in the inner summit crater. Trapped, pressurized gasses cause small to moderate explosions with more or less intense ash emissions from time to time, typically a few per day.

Unfavourable wind conditions drifted ash plumes over Puebla’s airport yesterday, prompting its temporary closure between yesterday afternoon and this morning.

During the past 24 hours, CENAPRED recorded 8 explosions, the strongest of which at 01:50 local time ejected many incandescent bombs to up to 900 m on the NE flank.

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