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Mayon at the NASA Earth Observatory 16 December 2009

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Quick work from the NASA Earth Observatory team: they have posted an image of Mayon captured yesterday, 15 December 2009, by the Advanced Land Imager on NASA’s Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite. A plume is visible emerging from Mayon’s summit crater and blowing away to the west. The close proximity of the volcano to the city of Legazpi and surrounding settlements is clearly shown.

The upper picture is the entire image with labels as shown on the Earth Observatory site, while the lower is a detail of Mayon taken from the full-size image (2 MB, 1482 x 1482 pixels):

Mayon volcano, 15 December 2009 (NASA EO-1 image)

Mayon volcano, 15 December 2009 (NASA EO-1 image, detail)

[NASA Earth Observatory image created by Jesse Allen, using EO-1 ALI data provided courtesy of the NASA EO-1 team.]

For all our Mayon coverage: Mayon « The Volcanism Blog.

Information
Global Volcanism Program: Mayon – summary information for Mayon (0703-03=)
Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology – website for Phivolcs, when it’s working

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1. Chance Metz - 16 December 2009

Looks like another volcno beat Mayon to the punch. Has nothing to do with Mayon but I thought I would give a heads up.

Kamchatkan and Northern Kuriles Volcanic Activity
KVERT INFORMATION RELEASE 69-09
Wednesday, December 16, 2009, 22:30 UTC (Thursday, December 17, 10:30 KST)

SUMMARY OF AVIATION COLOR CODES:

KAMCHATKA:

BEZYMIANNY VOLCANO: 55°58’N, 160°36’E; Elevation 2,895 m
AVIATION COLOR CODE IS RED
PREVIOUS AVIATION COLOR CODE WAS YELLOW

According to seismic data, an explosive eruption of the volcano began at 21: 45 UTC on December 16. Ash explosions > 10.0 km (>32,800 ft)ASL could occur at any time. The activity of the volcano could affect international and low-flying aircraft.

Seismic activity of the volcano began to increase from December 08, but a size of thermal anomaly – from December 16. At 17:07 UTC on December 16, a size of the thermal anomaly was 6 pixels and the temperature was +19.4 with -23 of background. No visual and video data – the volcano obscured by clouds. But possibly ash fall began occur at Kozyrevsk village from 22:25 UTC on December 16.
http://www.kscnet.ru/ivs/kvert/current/bzm/index.html

2. Chance Metz - 16 December 2009

Ash advisory for the eruption of Bezymianny has just been issued. Looks like the ash plume is around 32,000 feet asl so it is a pretty big eruption.

Received FVFE01 at 23:41 UTC, 16/12/09 from RJTD
VA ADVISORY

DTG: 20091216/2341Z
VAAC: TOKYO
VOLCANO: BEZYMIANNY 1000-25
PSN: N5559E16035
AREA: RUSSIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 2882M
ADVISORY NR: 2009/2
INFO SOURCE: MTSAT-1R KVERT
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: NIL
ERUPTION DETAILS: ERUPTION AT 20091216/2145Z FL320 WAS REPORTED.
OBS VA DTG: 16/2232Z
OBS VA CLD: UNKNOWN/FL320 N5619E16012-N5633E15943-N5616E15916-N5602E1

5938 MOV W 60KT
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 17/0432Z SFC/FL200 N5700E15230-N5700E15630-N5530E15

630-N5530E15230 FL200/350 N5733E15225-N5730E15500-N5630E15500-N5529E1

5307-N5530E15100-N5630E15100 FL350/550 NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 17/1032Z SFC/FL200 N5600E14700-N5600E15300-N5400E1

5300-N5400E14700 FL200/350 N5528E14327-N5656E14852-N5700E15000-N5554E

14957-N5333E14737-N5330E14330 FL350/550 NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 17/1632Z SFC/FL200 N5248E14327-N5430E14801-N5430E1

5100-N5256E15057-N5127E14432-N5130E14330 FL200/350 N5418E13758-N5533E

14455-N5530E14630-N5424E14625-N5131E14401-N5130E13800 FL350/550 NO
VA
EXP
RMK: NIL
NXT ADVISORY: 20091217/0600Z=

3. admin - 17 December 2009

Thanks CM – report posted, and updated with the 23:41 ash advisory:

https://volcanism.wordpress.com/2009/12/17/eruption-at-bezymianny/

4. Chance Metz - 17 December 2009

Just helping you out.

5. Chance Metz - 17 December 2009

10,000 foot ash plume from Mayon!

Received FVFE01 at 01:40 UTC, 17/12/09 from RJTD
VA ADVISORY

DTG: 20091217/0139Z
VAAC: TOKYO
VOLCANO: MAYON 0703-03
PSN: N1315E12341
AREA: PHILIPPINES
SUMMIT ELEV: 2462M
ADVISORY NR: 2009/5
INFO SOURCE: MTSAT-1R RPLL
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: NIL
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA AT 20091217/0059Z FL100 EXTD SW WAS REPORTED.
OBS VA DTG: 17/0059Z
OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FROM SATELLITE DATA. WINDS ABV THE
VO
LCANO AT 17/0050Z FL050 060/7KT FL100 000/4KT FROM JMA NWP MODEL.
FCST VA CLD +6HR: NIL
FCST VA CLD +12HR: NIL
FCST VA CLD +18HR: NIL
RMK: WE WILL ISSUE FURTHER ADVISORY IF VA IS DETECTED IN SATELLITE
IM
AGERY.
NXT ADVISORY: NO FURTHER ADVISORIES=


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