Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014
Several small ash emissions occurred at the volcano during 16-21 July. The resulting plumes dissipated quickly. Aviation color code is at orange. [more]
Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014
A new phase of ash emissions occurred this morning and was observed on satellite imagery. An ash plume rose to 23,000 ft (7 km) and drifted north. [more]
Thursday, Jul 10, 2014
Eruptions continue or have resumed at the volcano. Ash and SO2 plumes rising to approx. 6 km altitude and drifting east have been detected on satellite data this morning. [more]
Monday, Jul 07, 2014
Several small to moderate explosions occurred at the active lava dome during the past days. Ash plumes were reported to up to 27,000 ft (8 km) altitude. [more]
Thursday, Jul 03, 2014
According to KVERT, strombolian to vulcanian explosive activity continues. Recorded seismic activity was moderate. [more]
Bezymianny volcano (Central Kamchatka Depression, Kamchatka) activity update: steaming, weak seismic activity
Very weak activity continues at the volcano. During the past week, KVERT registered shallow earthquakes. Video data captured minor gas-and-steam plumes rising from the volcano. [more]
Volcanoes of Kamchatka
Central Kamchatka Depression (8 volcanoes): Shiveluch | Ushkovsky | Kliuchevskoi | Kamen | Bezymianny | Zimina | Tolbachik | Udina
Southern Kamchatka (29 volcanoes): Mashkovtsev | Kambalny | Koshelev | Diky Greben | Kurile Lake | Ilyinsky | Yavinsky | Zheltovsky | Kell | Belenkaya | Ksudach | Ozernoy | Olkoviy Volcanic Group | Khodutka | Piratkovsky | Ostanets | Otdelniy | Golaya | Asacha | Visokiy | Mutnovsky | Opala | Unnamed 52.57°N/157.02°E | Tolmachev Dol | Vilyuchik | Barkhatnaya Sopka | Unnamed 52.88°N/158.30°E | Bolshe-Bannaya | Unnamed 52.92°N/158.52°E
Volcanoes of KamchatkaThe Kamchatka Peninsula (Russia) is one of the most volcanically active volcanic places on earth, second only perhaps to Iceland and Hawaii. In this part of the Pacific "Ring of Fire", there are over 100 active volcanoes (the Smithsonian Institution lists 109) and about 30 volcanoes that have erupted recently, in addition to hundreds of smaller monogenetic vents (i.e. that have formed during one single eruption)
The active volcanoes form a 700-km long volcanic belt from Shiveluch in the north to Kambalny in the south. The vigorous volcanism on Kamchatka, like that of the adjacent Aleutian and Kurile island arcs, is produced by the subduction of the Pacific plate under the E margin of the Eurasian plate.
During the past 10,000 years, at least about 30 very large (so-called Plinian) eruptions have occurred in Kamchatka, i.e. eruptions that have ejected more than 1 cubic kilometer of magma. With this record, Kamchatka is by far the place on earth with the greatest frequency of large explosive eruptions.
The most active volcanoes on Kamchatka are Klyuchevsky, Shiveluch, Karymsky and Bezymianny.
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