There are currently a series of volcanoes that are erupting around the world. Here are the latest.
Eruption of Fernandina Island’s volcano in the Galapagos archipelago on June 16, 2018
The eruption is located on the NNE side of the volcano and is currently characterized by lava flows, and 2-3 km high gas plumes.
Eruption of Sakurajima volcano in Japan on June 16, 2018
It was accompanied by an ash plume rising to 4,700 meters above the crater, before drifting to the west.
Pyroclastic flows have been observed down the southwest flank and significant ash falls are reported on Kagoshima.
Klyuchevskoy volcanic eruption on June 15, 2018
Klyuchevskoy volcano erupted on June 15 at 21:38 UTC ejecting a plume of ash more than 6,000 meters asl., which then drifted southwest of the volcano.
Kilauea volcanic eruption continues
At Kilauea, the eruption continues in the East Rift Zone, where lava fountains rise between 55 and 60 meters on crack 8, surrounded by a 51-meter spatter and tephra cone at its highest point. Fissures 16 and 18 continue to seep out of the lava. Fisures 9 and 24 appear hotter, and degass strongly.
The lava flows into a well-established channel towards the ocean at Kapoho, producing “laze” plumes, loaded with hydrochloric acid and volcanic particles.
Seismicity is rising at the top, where several earthquakes have been felt.
The collapse of the edges and walls of Halema’uma’u continues in response to the current subsidence of the summit.