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Alaid volcano (Atlasov Island, Northern Kuriles): new eruptive phase

Mon, 19 Sep 2022, 03:45
03:45 AM | BY: MARTIN
The eruption at Alaid volcano yesterday (image:A. Yakimova)
The eruption at Alaid volcano yesterday (image:A. Yakimova)
Thermal anomaly within the summit crater of Alaid volcano on 17 Sep (image: Sentinel 2)
Thermal anomaly within the summit crater of Alaid volcano on 17 Sep (image: Sentinel 2)
A new eruptive phase at the volcano started on 15 September at about 00:39 local time.
The explosive activity appears to be strombolian-type in origin and continues at moderate levels.
A gas and water vapor plume containing some amount of ash is extending about 32 km to the E-SE of the volcano.
A satellite image from 17 September hints that elevated surface temperatures in the summit crater continue.
Alaid is the tallest and northernmost volcano in the Kurile Islands and it is one of its most active volcanoes.
Source: Kamchatka Volcanic Eruption Response Team / Smithsonian GVP volcano activity update 19 September 2022

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Wed, 14 Sep 2022, 14:00

Alaid volcano (Kuril Islands, Russia) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 7 September-13 September 2022 (New Activity / Unrest)

The Tokyo VAAC reported that on 10 September an ash plume from Alaid identified in satellite images rose to an altitude of 3 km (10,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted SE. ... Read all
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Alaid volcano
stratovolcano 2339 m / 7,674 ft
Atlasov Island, Northern Kuriles, 50.86°N / 155.55°E
Current status: minor activity or eruption warning (3 out of 5) Alaid volcano eruptions:
2016 (Mar-May), 2015-16 (Oct-Jan), 2012, 1997, 1996, 1986, 1982, 1981, 1972, 1933-34, 1894, 1860, 1854, 1790-93
Typical eruption style
explosive
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