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Sangay Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: CONTUS VA EMS CONTG. to 22000 ft (6700 m)

Tuesday Sep 22, 2020 03:15 AM | BY: VN

Satellite image of Sangay volcano on 22 Sep 2020

Satellite image of Sangay volcano on 22 Sep 2020

Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 22000 ft (6700 m) altitude or flight level 220 and is moving at 20-25 kts in W direction.
The full report is as follows:

FVXX20 at 03:08 UTC, 22/09/20 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20200922/0306Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: SANGAY 352090
PSN: S0200 W07820

AREA: ECUADOR

SUMMIT ELEV: 17159 FT [5230 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2020/821

INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. NWP MODELS.

ERUPTION DETAILS: CONTUS VA EMS CONTG.

OBS VA DTG: 22/0240Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL220 S0120 W08110 – S0155 W07908
– S0159 W07820 – S0205 W07819 – S0204 W07931 –
S0141 W08111 – S0120 W08110 MOV W 20-25KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 22/0830Z SFC/FL220 S0141 W08042
– S0159 W07820 – S0205 W07819 – S0203 W08044 –
S0141 W08042

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 22/1430Z SFC/FL220 S0132
W08042 – S0159 W07819 – S0204 W07820 – S0158
W08044 – S0132 W08042

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 22/2030Z NO VA EXP

RMK: NEAR-CONTUS VA PLUME OBS EXT UP TO 170 NM W
AND WNW FM SUMMIT. CONTUS VA EM ACT CONTG. LTLCG
EXP IN FL WIND DIR THRU T+12. …CLARK

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20200922/0900Z

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Monday, Sep 21, 2020

Ash column visible from aircraft (image: @dani100sweet/twitter)
A powerful eruption at 04:20 local time occurred yesterday that generated a dense dark ash plume, which reached approx. 40,000 ft (12,200 m) altitude and drifted towards the east and west direction. The explosion was a few times stronger than the average size of explosions at the volcano during the previous months. … read all

 

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