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.

Previous news

Wed, 26 May 2010, 06:00
KVERT reported that on 23 May a gas-and-steam plume from Alaid was seen in satellite imagery drifting 11 km ESE. No other signs of possible increasing activity were seen in imagery or noted by observers on Paramushir Island during 21-28 May. KVERT lowered the Aviation Color Code to Green. ... Read all
Wed, 17 Dec 2003, 06:00
During 12-19 December, KVERT reduced the Concern Color Code at Alaid from Yellow to Green. Seismicity had been slightly above background levels since 31 October, but KVERT seismologists concluded that it was not related to volcanic activity. ... Read all
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