Roundup of Global Volcanic Activity

Kirishima (Kyushu): New fumaroles have been detected on the SW flank of the Iozan Ebino crater and a strong sulfur smell was reported. No other signs of significant unrest have been detected at the volcano.

Egon (Flores): Seismic unrest has been detected at the volcano. On 15 Dec, VSI raised the alert level of the volcano from 1 to 2 (“waspada”, watch), on a scale of 1-4. It is recommended not to approach the crater within a radius of 1.5 km, as unexpected explosions could occur.

Fuego (Guatemala): Effusive activity increased yesterday, when 3 lava flows descended from the summit, reaching 1500 m length on the southern flank (Trinidad ravine), 1500 m on the SW flank (Las Lajas) and 1200 m on the western flank (Santa Teresa ravine). Over night, activity seems to have decreased a bit.

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