New active volcanoes around the world: Sakurajima (Japan), Reventador (Ecuador), Poas and Turrialba (Costa Rica)

Every day, new volcanoes are spewing plumes of ash and gas around the world.

On July 25, 2016,  4 new volcanoes showed increased activity: Sakurajima (Japan), Reventador (Ecuador), Etna (Italy), Turrialba (Costa Rica).

Strongest explosion of Sakurajima volcano since 2013 – July 26, 2016

The Sakurajima volcano in southwestern Japan had an explosive eruption early Tuesday, spewing volcanic ash 5,000 meters into the sky.

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It is the first eruption projecting to such an altitude since August 2013.

The agency maintains its alert level for Sakurajima at 3, which warns people not to get close to the volcano, on a scale to 5.

The volcanic peak is situated within kilometers of downtown Kagoshima, a city of 606,000 and major shipping port in southwestern Japan.

Kagoshima’s Sakurajima volcano erupts, spews plume 5,000 meters up

High eruptive activity at Reventador volcano, Ecuador

The volcano is maintaining a high eruptive activity in the last two days. On July 26, 2016, a glowing crater and incandescent rocks rolling on the southeast flank of the crater have been observed.

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In the last 24 hours, 76 explosions, 50 long period events, 3 episodes of tremor emission and 6 episodes of harmonic tremor were recorded.

Although heavy rains, no lahars have been generated yet.

INFORME DEL ESTADO DEL VOLCÁN REVENTADOR

Turrialba and Poas volcano eruptions on July 25, 2016

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The Turrialba volcano exploded 4 times on July 25, 2016. The first eruption at 7:22am spewed ashes 3000 meters in the air:

One hour later, at 8:28am, the volcano sent a plume of gas and ash 1300 meters in the air:

Finally, a small freatic explosion was reported at the Poas volcano at 8:19 am with ash rising 50 meters above the crater.

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