Alaid volcano (Northern Kuriles, Russia): signs of reawakening

Mon, 8 Oct 2012, 10:05
10:05 AM | BY: T
Thermal anomaly during the past 7 days (MODIS / Univ. Hawai'i)
Thermal anomaly during the past 7 days (MODIS / Univ. Hawai'i)
A thermal anomaly has been detected at Alaid volcano, a large stratovolcano located 30 km west of Paraschumir Island in the northern Kurile Arc.
According to a press article in the Voice of Russia, a small steam plume was seen rising from the volcano. KVERT placed the volcano on Yellow alert level.
Alaid is the tallest and one of the most active of the Northern Kuriles volcano chain, and capable of producing large explosive eruptions. Its last (confirmed) eruption dates to 1986.
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