UPDATE: I’ve updated the sat IR image below, plus added some Google Earth imagery below. The ash plume has hit the stratosphere and has now extended to more than 1000 miles from the point of origin. It looks more and more like the volcano is Nabro, which has not erupted in recent history. – Anthony
Eruption under way in N Ethiopia and Eritrea region. Think Nabro or Dubbi. Moderate earthquake swarm up to 5.7 ‘s going on there today. Latest sat photo showing eruption:
Here’s the USGS Earthquake Map:
Here’s the 5.7 magnitude Earthquake Details
- This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
|Depth||9.9 km (6.2 miles)|
|Region||ERITREA – ETHIOPIA REGION|
|Distances||133 km (82 miles) WNW of Assab, Eritrea
200 km (124 miles) SW of Al Hudaydah, Yemen
233 km (144 miles) E of Mekele, Ethiopia
353 km (219 miles) SE of ASMARA, Eritrea
|Location Uncertainty||horizontal +/- 17.1 km (10.6 miles); depth +/- 2.8 km (1.7 miles)|
|Parameters||NST=113, Nph=114, Dmin=320.6 km, Rmss=0.88 sec, Gp= 72°,
M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=6
More on the earthquake swarm in the region:
Commenter Brian D. writes in Tips and Notes:
With two 5.7′s just before the eruption, and a sat image showing a rather tall plume in the equatorial region, wonder how high and strong this bad boy is. Nabro has no known modern eruptions. Dubbi has 2(1861, 1400). Man, did this one come out of nowhere.
Also h/t to Okie333
UPDATE: Here’s Google Earth imagery of Nabro
I’ve checked MODIS Terra and Aqua imagery and there’s no good imagery yet, if anyone spots any, leave a comment.