Alaid volcano (Northern Kuril Islands, Kuriles) activity update: activity subsided since December

Wed, 9 Jan 2013, 09:00
KVERT lowered the level of activity of the stratovolcano back to normal ("green").
During the month of October 2012 thermal anomalies and significant degassing were observed. Between October 27 and November 8 eruptive activity had left a deposit of ash on the summit of the cone, indicating explosive activity inside the crater that has built a small cinder cone.
The seismic network that was put in place in early Dec measured strong volcanic tremor, but shortly afterwards seismicity decreased again. Since 12 December the volcano no longer showed any signs of activity, which is why KVERT lowered the alert level yesterday again.

Previous news

Sat, 10 Nov 2012, 10:29
MODIS data showing a hot spot at Alaid (summarized past 7 days, Univ. Hawaii)
A strong thermal anomaly remains visible at Alaid volcano. ... Read all
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