Increased activity reported at volcanoes in Ecuador, Italy, and Guatemala

March 4, 2013 ECUADORSeismicity has increased dramatically at Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador. Given the open-vent state of the volcano, there are emissions of gases and ashes according to the Ecuadorian Geophysics Institute.  The last eruptive episode took place on the 14 and 30 of last December and then went to a scale of moderate and low.  On the 25 and 27 of February, over five tremors were reported associated to lava inside the volcano.  On the first of March the tremors reach a total of 80 with several minutes of duration. From December 12, 2012 a progressive increase of seismicity was recorded, mainly in the number of earthquakes associated with fluid motion and some fracture earthquakes. A slight increase in gas emissions was recorded.  During the following days the population should continue monitoring the volcano activity because is located only 80 kilometers from Quito the capital city. –Prensa Latina 
Increased activity at Fuego volcano in Guatemala: During the last hours, the lava effusion has significantly increased and the active lava flow towards the canyon Trinidad has reached 1,000 meters in length. At the summit, strombolian-type explosions are continuous and produce constant degassing sounds. INSIVUMEH warns in its special bulletin of the possibility of another larger eruption, which could include stronger explosions and pyroclastic flows generated by explosions and collapse of parts of the lava flow on the steep slope, in a similar way as during the strong eruption in mid February, only about 2 1/2 weeks ago. Ash plumes are most likely to affect areas to the S and SW. Civil aviation should take precautions with air traffic as ash columns could be expelled more than 1500 meters above the crater and move upwind at greater distances in the course such activity. –VD
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8 Responses to Increased activity reported at volcanoes in Ecuador, Italy, and Guatemala

  1. cathy says:

    First, thank you so much for this site. I am on the email list to get updates and am so grateful to have this to keep up with what’s “really” going on with our planet.
    How many volcanoes is this now? I like when you keep the tally for us.
    Bless you for putting the effort in to all of this.


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      Volcanic eruptions for 2013

      1. Sakurajima Volcano (Japan) eruption on-going
      2. Mount Etna Volcano (Italy) eruption on-going
      3. Nyiragongo Volcano (DR Congo) eruption on-going
      4. Erta Ale Volcano (Ethiopia): eruption on-going
      5. Ol Doinyo Lengai Volcano (Tanzania) eruption on-going
      6. Semeru (East Java, Indonesia) ash emissions, on-going Volcano Discovery
      7. Sheveluch Volcano (Kamchatka) eruption January 1, 2013
      8. Plosky Tolbachik Volcano (Kamchatka) January 3, 2013
      9. Popocatépetl Volcano (Mexico) January 3, 2013
      10. Fuego Volcano (Guatemala) January 3, 2013
      11. Copahue Volcano in (Chile/ Argentina) January 2013
      12. Kilauea Volcano (Hawaii) on-going eruption
      13. Ulawun Volcano (New Britain, PNG) ash emissions January 2, 2013 – Volcano Discovery
      14. Santa María / Santiaguito Volcano (Guatemala) January 3, 2013
      15. Pacaya Volcano (Guatemala) – January 3, 2013
      16. Stromboli Volcano (Italy) January 3, 2013
      17. Submarine Volcano (Turkey) January 3, 2013 – Volcano Discovery
      18. Tongariro Volcano (New Zealand) January 4, 2012 – emits steam plumes, NZ Herald
      19. San Cristóbal Volcano (Nicaragua) strong explosions- January 3, 2013
      20. Paluweh Volcano (Indonesia) January 4, 2013 – Volcano Discovery
      21. Colima Volcano (Mexico) January 6, 2013 – Latin News
      22. Logon Empung Volcano (Indonesia) January 7, 2013 –Earthquake Report
      23. Nevado del Ruiz (Colombia) January 8, 2013, Volcano Discovery
      24. Kizimen volcano (Kamchatka) January 10, 2013 – Voice of Russia
      25. Karymsky (Kamchatka) January 11, 2013 – ash emissions – Volcano Discovery
      26. Manam volcano (Papua New Guinea) January 12, 2013- Volcano Discovery
      27. Bezymianny volcano (Kamchatka) January 10-13, 2013 (viscious lava flow) Volcano Discovery
      28. Gorely volcano (Kamchatka) January 10-12 steam emission- Volcano Discovery
      29. Chirpoi volcano (Kuril Islands) January 9-11 gas and steam- Volcano Discovery
      30. Medvezhii volcano (Kuril Islands ) January 11, 2013 gas and steam- Volcano Discovery
      31. Kliuchevskoi volcano (Kamchatka) January 11-13 – strombolian – Volcano Discovery
      32. Reventador volcano (Ecuador) January 13, 2013 degassing, lava – Earthquake Report
      33. Villarrica volcano (Chile) January 19, 2013 – eruptive activity- Volcano Discovery
      34. Tavurvur volcano (Papua New Guinea) January 20, 2013 Radio NZ (strong ash clouds)
      35. Puyehue-Cordon Caulle (Chile) January 21, 2013 small eruption – Volcano Discovery
      36. White Island volcano (New Zealand) January 15-21 gas and steam – GNS science
      37. Tungurahua volcano (Ecuador) ash explosions January 23, 2013 – Volcano Discovery
      38. Ambrym volcano (Vanuatu) January 24, 2013 – large SO2 plume – Volcano Discovery
      39. Bagana Volcano (Papua New Guinea) January 24, 2013 – ash emissions- Volcano Discovery
      40. Sangay volcano (Ecuador) January 25, 2013 – thermal hot spot/ash – Volcano Discovery
      41. Nevado del Huila volcano (Colombia) January 26, 2013 – degassing – Volcano Discovery
      42. Batu Tara volcano (Sunda Islands, Indonesia) January 27, 2013 – explosion – Volcano D.
      43. Langila volcano (Papua New Guinea) February 9, 2013 – emissions – Volcano Discovery
      44. Tinakula volcano (Solomon Islands) February 8, 2013 – eruption – Volcano Discovery
      45. Barren Islands volcano (Andaman Islands) February 17, 2013 – eruption – VD
      46. Sabancaya volcano (Peru) February 26, 2013 – eruption and seismic swarm – Reuters

      Thanks Cathy, God bless


  2. cathy says:

    Thanks so much, Alvin! Peace and blessings to you, today!


  3. nickk0 says:

    Alvin – Is this an unusual amount of ‘active’ volcanoes, for one month – Compared to previous years ??

    It *seems* to be…. Does the ‘hard evidence’ back this up ??


  4. Katherine says:

    Alvin, what is the average number of eruptions per year? Are we above normal?


  5. Kajajuk says:

    Yeah, Thanks Alvin your the best.


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