Roundup of Global Volcanic Activity – New Activity for the week of 31 May – 6 June 2017
Bulusan | Luzon (Philippines) : PHIVOLCS reported that a minor phreatic eruption at Bulusan occurred at 1029 on 5 June and was recorded by the seismic network for 12 minutes. The eruption could not be visually observed due to dense weather clouds covering the summit. Minor ashfall, a sulfuric odor, and rumbling sound were reported in barangays Monbon and Cogon in Irosin, while sulfuric odor was noted in barangay Bolos, Irosin. The Alert Level remained at 1, indicating abnormal conditions and a 4-km-radius Permanent Danger Zone (PDZ).
Copahue | Central Chile-Argentina border : OVDAS-SERNAGEOMIN reported that webcams recorded an increase in ash emissions at Copahue on 4 June. There were no significant changes in the magnitude or number of earthquakes recorded by the seismic network. The report noted that due to inclement weather making visual observations difficult, the observatory did not know if the ash emission began in the early hours of 4 June, or the day before. The Alert Level was raised to Yellow (the second lowest on a four-colour scale); SERNAGEOMIN recommended no entry into a restricted area within 1 km of the crater.
Karymsky | Eastern Kamchatka (Russia) : Based on Tokyo VAAC data, KVERT reported that an explosive eruption at Karymsky began at 0040 on 4 June. An ash plume rose 3 km (9,800 ft) a.s.l. and drifted over 40 km NE. The Aviation colour Code was raised to Orange (the second highest level on a four-colour scale). Less than four hours later ash plumes rose 2 km (6,600 ft) a.s.l. and drifted 85 km ENE. The VAAC reported that a possible ash plumes rose 4 km 13,000 ft) a.s.l. during 5-6 June and drifted E.
Marapi | Indonesia : PVMBG reported four explosions at Marapi on 4 June, each lasting less than one minute. The explosions occurred at 1001, 1011, 1256, and 1550, and produced dense ash-and-steam plumes that rose 300 m, at least 700 m, 200 m, and 250 m above the crater, respectively. The plumes drifted E. Ejected bombs were deposited around the crater. Seismicity increased after the explosions. Minor ashfall was reported in the Pariangan District (8 km SSE), Tanah Datar Regency. The Alert Level remained at 2 (on a scale of 1-4). Residents and visitors were advised not to enter an area within 3 km of the summit.
Sheveluch | Central Kamchatka (Russia) : KVERT reported that during 26-27 and 31 May powerful explosions at Sheveluch generated ash plumes that rose 8 km (26,200 ft) a.s.l. and drifted 550 km ESE and about 650 km WSW. A thermal anomaly was identified in satellite images during 26 May-2 June. The Aviation colour Code remained at Orange (the second highest level on a four-colour scale).