12/04/2015. Sheveluch, Villarica , Asosan

12/04/2015. Sheveluch, Villarica , Asosan .

Sheveluch, Kamchatka :

56,64 N, 161,32 E;
Elevation 10768 ft (3283 m),
the dome elevation ~8200 ft (2500 m)
Aviation Color Code is ORANGE

A growth of the lava dome continues,  moderate ash explosions, fumarolic activity and incandescence of the dome summit and hot avalanches accompanies this process. Satellite data showed a thermal anomaly over the lava dome. Ash clouds moving up to 380 km to the east from the volcano.


Series of explosions sent ash up to 5.5 km a.s.l. and ash plume drift to the east of the volcano.

Explosive-extrusive eruption of the volcano continues. Ash explosions up to 32,800 ft (10 km) a.s.l. could occur at any time. Ongoing activity could affect international and low-flying aircraft.

Source : Kvert
Photo : Yu. Demyanchuk, IVS FEB RAS, Kvert.

Villarica, Chili :

Upward trend of seismicity of Villarrica, Chile

Service of Geology and Mines (SERNAGEOMIN) reports a new cycle of increased of energy seismic signals. After the last eruptive event registered on 3 March, the activity of the massif has been unstable, so he stayed in orange alert.


In the latest news on data collected between 8 and 9 April the SERNAGEOMIN reports recording an increase in tremor signals, mainly associated with the dynamics of fluids inside the volcano. The reduced shift values (DR , parameter indicating the size of the seismic signal at source) increased from 2.5 cm2 to 5.5 cm2 .These seismic signals were accompanied by acoustic signals, suggesting an intermittent Strombolian eruptive activity in the crater with the generation of glow at night.


The lava lake persists near the surface at a temperature of about 1100 ° C, with the formation of a nascent pyroclastic cone inside the crater.

During this period, 87 events Long Period type (LP, seismic signal associated with the fluid dynamics inside the volcano), with local quantities equal and below 1.5 ML were recorded. During an overflight on April 9 , it was observed that the lava lake continues near the surface with a temperature of about 1100 ° C, with the formation of a nascent pyroclastic cone located inside the crater.
Therefore, the alert level remains at ORANGE, according to the protocol which means “probable eruption in days or weeks.”

Source : Sernageomin
Photo : Felipe Parra

Asosan , Kyushu , Japon :

32,884 ° N, 131,104 ° E
Elevation 1592 m

JMA reported that, based on seismic data, the eruption from Asosan’s Nakadake Crater that began on 25 November 2014 continued during 30 March-3 April. A plume rose 900 m above the crater rim and incandescence from the vent was observed at night.


Field surveys confirmed that rumbling originated from the active vent. High-amplitude tremor continued. The Alert Level remained at 2 (on a scale of 1-5).

Source: Agence météorologique japonaise (JMA) , GVP.
Photo : Otaku

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