Alaid volcano (Kuriles Islands, Russia): new eruption confirmed
Fri, 4 Mar 2016, 11:0811:08 AM | BY: T
Steam plume from Alaid volcano seen on yesterday's NASA Suomi NPP satellite image
A new eruption is occurring at the volcano, satellite images show. A pronounced steam plume with possible ash content can be seen drifting west from the volcano, at estimated 13,000 ft (4 km) altitude. In addition, NASA's MODIS and VIIRS sensors have been detecting an intense heat source from the volcano's summit lately.
Heat signal from Alaid volcano (MIROVA)
Tokyo VAAC raised the aviation color code to orange.
Mon, 22 Feb 2016, 10:59
New thermal anomalies have been detected from the volcano during the past days via satellite data. It is not known whether or not a new eruption is underway at the volcano which is rarely visited, but one of the most active ones in the area. ... Read all