Volcanoes Today, 3 Mar 2016: Fuego Volcano, Popocatépetl, Telica, Bagana, Kilauea

Ash emission from Telica yesterday evening

Bagana (Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea): Based on Himawari-8 satellite data, Darwin VAAC reported an ash emission from the volcano at 7,000 ft (2.1 km) altitude last evening, creating a plume that drifted 100 km to the NE. Aviation color code is at Orange.

Kilauea (Hawai’i): The activity of the volcano remains essentially unchanged. Rising magma levels under the east rift zone briefly caused an overflow of lava that erupted from a spatter cone within the southern part of the Puʻu ʻŌʻō crater.
This activity started around 8:15 a.m. local time yesterday (2 Mar), covered part of the crater floor and ceased at about 15:00 local time. No lava flowed beyond the crater. According to HVO, “this type of activity is not unusual for Puʻu ʻŌʻō, and does not reflect a significant change in the ongoing eruption”.
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At the summit caldera, rising magma levels temporarily brought the surface of the lava lake inside Halema’uma’u back in sight from the Jaggar Museum overlook in the early morning hours before receding.
Scattered surface flows remain active on the ‘June 27th’ flow field, all within about 6.0 km (4 mi) of Puʻu ʻŌʻō and do not currently threaten any nearby communities. Seismicity and deformation are within normal levels throughout the volcano.

Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): No significant changes in activity have occurred over the past weeks. Bright glow at the summit crater indicates that the lava dome in its inner crater continues to grow slowly.
Intermittent weak to moderate explosions (on average 2-3 per day) sometimes produce ash plumes that rise up to 1-2 km and rarely eject incandescent material outside the crater.
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Time-lapse from last night’s activity:

Fuego (Guatemala): The volcano’s activity started to drop again to normal levels (intermittent small explosions) yesterday evening – the most recent paroxysm has now ended.

Telica (Nicaragua): Intermittent, weak ash emissions continue to occur from time to time. Glow from a small amount of fresh lava inside the crater remains visible at night.

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