Volcano & Earthquakes Happening around the World – MAY 2018

Merapi volcano alert level raised, evacuations ordered, IndonesiaMerapi volcano alert level raised, evacuations ordered, Indonesia
Following four new explosions at Indonesia’s Merapi volcano on May 20 and 21, 2018, authorities have raised the alert level for the volcano from Alert Level 1 to 2 at 23:00 UTC on May 21, 2018. All residents living within 3 km (2 miles) are ordered to evacuate.
The eruptions took place after a major eruption on May 11, 2018 sent ash up to 15 km (50 000 feet) above sea level. The previous eruptive phase of this volcano lasted from March 9 to April 20, 2014. It had Volcanic Explosivity Index (VEI) of 3.
According to Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman for the national disaster mitigation agency, some 600 people living within the exclusion zone of 3 km (2 miles) have evacuated since early Tuesday (local time), May 22…. more

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Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): The activity at the volcano is at moderate levels and has been increasing over the past days, according to the local mountain guides.
When observed last evening, the vent towards the SE end of the crater terrace produced typical, moderate to strong strombolian explosions at intervals ranging from 30 seconds to (more often) 10-20 minutes, ejecting lava bombs to up to approx. 300 m and showering the outer crater flanks with incandescent bombs, some of which roll down the Sciara del Fuoco. Relatively strong detonation sounds and shock waves accompany some of the eruptions. The other vents seemed relatively quiet.
Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: EXPLODED AT 20180522/1048Z VA CLD UNKNOWN OBS VA DTG:22/1040Z
Dukono (Halmahera): (22 May) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: CONTINUOUS VA EMISSION TO FL060 EXT W OBS VA DTG:22/0035Z
Kilauea (Hawai’i): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: VA EMS
Fuego (Guatemala): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: CONT VA EMS SINCE 22/1015Z
Reventador (Ecuador): (22 May) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: VA EMS OBS AT 21/2300
Sabancaya (Peru): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Buenos Aires (VAAC) issued the following report:


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