The activity of the Mayon, this January 16th, remains marked by the effusion of lava from the new dome and 143 collapses of blocks from the front and the edges of the flow, which generate pyroclastic flows in Miisi, Matanag and Buyuan drainages , all in the Permanent Danger Zone / PDZ. Co-pyroclastic clouds result, which disperse to the southwest.
Sulfur dioxide emissions reached 3,293 tonnes / day.
The alert level remains at 3.
Source: Phivolcs 17.01.2018 / 8h.
The Rabaul volcano Observatory has clarified the situation of Schouten volcanic islands: Kadovar continues to erupt, Biem is inactive, and Manam, close, present incandescence and periodic minor activity in recent years.
Volcanoes are powered by magmatic systems of their own, and not connected.
Source: RVO via local media
The important plume of Kadovar and lesser of Manam (to the right) this 16.01.2018 - image Nasa Worldview Eosdis
In Japan, volcanic earthquakes are increasing at Shinmoedake / Kirishima group, with 122 episodes on 15.01 and 1220 on 16.01 at 10h, and volcanic tremor, related to fluid movements, is observed twice on January 16 around 5.30am. , including an episode lasting 2 minutes.
The volcanic tremor has been observed at Shinmoedake since November 29 of last year.
The JMA maintains the alert level at 3.
In the Aira caldera, the Sakurajima maintains a sustained activity on the 15th and 16th of January, with ash dispersal to the north.
In Azerbaijan, a mud volcano erupted on January 15 around 1 am in the village of Gushchu.
The eruption continued on 16.01, with the discharge of mud 10 meters high and an area of one and a half hectares. A smell of gas is perceptible throughout the area.
Although there are about fifteen houses within 20-30 meters of the site, they were not damaged.
The last event of this kind dates back to 2005.