Strong volcanic activity around the world: Eruptions of Merapi (Indonesia), Kadovar (PNG), Sheveluch (Russia) and Poas (Costa Rica)


Merapi, Indonesia

A pyroclastic flow hurtled down the slopes of Merapi volcano over a distance of 400 meters on February 11, 2019 at 8:58 WIB local time. 

Merapi - Pyroclastic avalanche flow over 400 meters on 11.02.2019 / 8h58 - photo BPPTKG
Merapi – Pyroclastic avalanche flow over 400 meters on 11.02.2019 / 8h58 – photo by BPPTKG

On February 10, 2019, the PVMBG reported 40 avalanche earthquakes, 5 strong blast events, 5 hybrid earthquakes, 3 low frequency earthquakes and a shallow volcanic earthquake.


Kadovar volcano, PNG

In Papua New Guinea, the Kadovar volcano erupted on February 10, 2019 at 6:40 UTC. The resulting plume of ash rising in the sky was spotted by air force New Zealand.

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Kadovar volcano eruption on February 10, 2019. Photo: NZ Airforce

The previous ash eruption took place on January 18, 2019.

Shiveluch volcano, Russia

In Kamchatka, the Shiveluch volcano continues its explosive-extrusive activity.

On February 10, 2019, the volcano ejected a plume of gas and steam rising up to 4,000 meters above the summit and then drifting for 26 km to the northeast.

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Sheveluch volcano – Night glow on 08.02.2019 – photos

Sources: KVERT & VAAC Tokyo

Poas, Costa Rica

Poás Volcano erupted early Monday morning, prompting the closure of its national park.

According to the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (OVSICORI), the eruption began at 1:50 a.m. Monday and sent a column of ash 200 meters above the crater.

Erta Ale, Ethiopia

A thermal anomaly was recorded by Mirova from February 8 to February 11.

ErtaAle - thermal anomalies on 11.02.2019 / 07.40 - Doc.  Mirova MODIS_Latest10NTI

On the below Sentinel 2 satellite image, the fracture (red) is clearly visible:

Erta Ale - photos Sentinel 2 bands 12,11,4 from 08.02.2019, with the hot spot of the distal casting and a zoom on the few hot pixels of the caldera and the fracture - a click to enlarge

The volcanic unrest continues!

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