Besides the devastating M7.5 earthquake and tsunami in Palu, Indonesia, many volcanoes are being caught erupting around the globe. Here the latest volcanic eruptions:
Manam volcano eruption – September 30, 2018
An eruption was recorded on the island of Manam in Papua New Guinea on September 30, 2018 as shown by the VAAC Darwin Volcanic ash advisory of October 1, the orange aviation code, and thermal anomalies of 6,326 and 7,135 MW reported by the Mirova satellite:
DTG: 20181001 / 0330Z
VOLCANO: MANAM 251020
PSN: S0405 E14502
AREA: PAPUA NEW GUINEA
SUMMIT ELEV: 1807M
ADVISORY NR: 2018/28
SOURCE INFO: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: CONTINUOUS WEAK VA EMISSION TO FL090 EXT
WNW AND FL140 EXT SW
OBS VA DTG: 01 / 0330Z
Here a long video about the eruption of Manam volcano that has devastated the island a few months ago:
Eruption of Piton de la Fournaise, Reunion Island
There is a ongoing eruption at Piton de la Fournaise since September 15, 2018. Apart from a slight increase on September 30th early afternoon, the intensity of the volcanic tremor (indicator of eruptive intensity at the surface) has remained relatively stable over the last 24 hours.
The surface flows, estimated from satellite data, was less than 2 m3/s over the last 24 hours. However, since most of the eruptive activity currently occurs in lava tunnels, detection of anomalous hot spots are increasingly difficult and therefore these flow values are most probably underrated. Moreover, the cloudy weather hinders the acquisition of satellite data.
Now just for your eyes, here a video captured by Thierry Sluys of the eruptions on September 15th and 18th. Awesome
Meanwhile, Karymsky volcano exploded sending an ash plume more than 3,000 meters asl., before dispersing over 116km in the ESE direction. Moderate eruptive activity continues, and ash explosions can still occur and affect low-level flights.
Fuego and Pacaya volcanoes erupt in Guatemala
The explosive activity of the Fuego volcano increased during the evening of September 29, 2018, with 10 to 15 hourly explosions ejecting ash plumes at 4,400 – 4,700 meters asl. Tremors and degassing blasts sounding like aircraft turbine sounds were reported on the southwestern flank of the volcanic peak.
Ash falls are reported on San Pedro Yepocapa, Finca Palo Verde, Morelia, and Panimache. A possibility of lava flows and of a new eruption is possible in the next hours.
— INSIVUMEH Guatemala (@insivumehgt) September 30, 2018
Meanwhile, the strombolian activity continues at Pacaya volcano, with occasional explosions 50 meters above the crater and lava flows – between 300 and 700 meters – towards Cerro Chino.
Krakatau eruption in Indonesia
To finish this volcanic update, here a powerful video showing the intense volcanic activity of Krakatau on September 15, 2018:
Take care, be ready and get prepared! The next catastrophic event could hit right were you live.