Puyehue-Cordón Caulle - VT earthquake of M3.1 associated with rock fracturing on 04.03.2022 / 7:28 p.m. - photo Oscar Valderrama / Sernageomin
In Chile, the monitoring stations installed near the Puyehue-Cordón Caulle Volcanic Complex recorded today, Friday March 4 at 7:28 p.m., an earthquake VT of ML 3.1 at a depth of 2.5 km, associated with the fracturing rocks. The green alert is maintained.
The last eruption, of VEI 5, dates from June 4, 2011 to April 21, 2012 (GVP)
On the morning of March 5, gas vapor release at a height of 1.8 km occurred on the Ebeko volcano, located on the North Kuril island of Paramushir. The plume spread south. In the city of Severo-Kurilsk, the smell of hydrogen sulfide was not felt. There is no threat to the life of the population.
The aviation code remains green, despite risks
Source: RIA Novosti
Erta ale - image Sentinel-2 bands 12,11,8A dated 04.03.2022 / 07:28 - via Mounts project - click to enlarge
At Erta Ale, in Ethiopian Afar, thermal anomalies have been periodically reported by Mirova since March 2021, when observation conditions allow.
On March 3 and 4, 2022, Mirova reports two thermal anomalies, VRP 7 and 12 MW respectively. They mark the southern pit crater, and remain moderate.
Sources: Mirova & Sentinel-2 / Copernicus and Mounts project
Erta Ale - 04.03.2022 / 07:56 - Sentinel-2 and Modis thermal volcanic activity - Doc. Mirova Modis / sentinel-2 Copernicus - one click to enlarge
At Vulcano, the Carabianieri fined 500 € for bans circumvented from accessing the Fossa crater.
The net that cuts the path has been "vandalized" but remains visible.
Difficult balance between security and the desire to take some beautiful photos in freedom.
The mayor of Lipari admits that the Vulcano volcano will remain inaccessible during the summer period.
Source: Video Francesco Sena - https://youtu.be/XIVuyTqlczw
Fine of 500 € for who wants to go trekking on the island of Vulcano - Video Francesco Sena
Merapi's volcanic activity is still quite high in the form of effusive eruption activity.
This week from February 25 to March 3, 2022, lava avalanches were observed 73 times to the southwest, dominating the Bebeng River with a maximum slip distance of 2,000 m.
Morphological analysis showed that there were morphological changes in the southwest lava dome as avalanches, but no significant elevation changes were observed. For the central dome, no change was observed.
Based on analysis of aerial photos dated February 20, 2022, the volume of the southwest lava dome is 1,578,000 m³ and the central dome is 3,228,000 m³.
The intensity of seismicity this week is still quite high. Mount Merapi's deformation, which was monitored using EDM this week, showed a distance shortening rate of 0.4 cm/day.
The state of the activity is set to the "STANDBY" level. The current potential danger consists of lava avalanches and hot clouds in the south-southwest sector covering the Boyong river for a maximum of 5 km, the Bedog, Krasak, Bebeng river for a maximum of 7 km. The southeastern sector covers the Woro River for a maximum of 3 km and the Gendol River for a maximum of 5 km. Meanwhile, the ejection of volcanic material in the event of an explosive eruption can reach a radius of 3 km from the summit.