After a quiet start in 2018, volcanoes are rumbling again around the world, with strong volcanic activity recorded in Russia (Shivelush and Ebeko), in Indonesia (Agung and Sinabung) and a seismic unrest measured below Tenorio, Irazu and Miravalles volcanoes 5 minutes after the M7.6 earthquake hit Honduras.
Ebeko volcano threw a column of ash on January 12 to a height of 2 km. Ashfall was reported in the city of Severo-Kurilsk, which is only 7 km from the volcano.
Eruption and pyroclastic flows of Sinabung volcano, Indonesia, on January 12, 2018:
Agung volcano eruption on Bali Island, Indonesia on January 11, 2018
Popocatepetl volcano erupts after M7.6 earthquake in Honduras during 24 hours:
Seismographs recorded tectonic earthquakes at Tenorio, Irazu and Miravalles volcanoes, from ML 2 to 4.3, beginning about 5 minutes after the occurrence of the Mw 7.6 earthquake on January 9. Tenorio is a stratovolcano with no known eruptions.
These earthquakes are produced mainly by reactivations of geological faults.
New pictures by Brandon Buser of the Kadovar volcano eruption on January 8, 2018 in Papua New Guinea:
Always be prepared!