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Alaid volcano
stratovolcano 2339 m / 7,674 ft
Atlasov Island, Northern Kuriles, 50.86°N / 155.55°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
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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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Alaid volcano (Kurile Islands, Russia): continuing eruption

Thursday Apr 14, 2016 20:26 PM | BY: T

Heat signal from Alaid volcano (MIROVA)
Heat signal from Alaid volcano (MIROVA)
The eruption at the volcano continues as a strong thermal heat source remains active at the summit crater; no details about the nature of the activity (perhaps a small lava lake) are currently known.
Summary 1-8 April:
KVERT reported that moderate activity at Alaid continued during 1-8 April. Satellite images showed an intense daily thermal anomaly over the volcano. A gas-and-steam plume containing minor amounts of ash drifted about 40 km SW on 1 April. The Aviation Color Code remained at Orange (the second highest level on a four-color scale).
Previous news
Gas plume and thermal hot spot from Alaid volcano yesterday (NASA satellite image)
Thursday, Mar 31, 2016
Eruptive activity of some sort continues at the volcano. This is evidenced by a strong thermal signal detected and a gas plume extending south of the small island, both detected on satellite imagery. ... [more]
Thermal radiation from Alaid volcano (MODIS / Mirova)
Tuesday, Mar 22, 2016
The new eruptive phase that started in late February continues. An intense thermal anomaly has been detected from the volcano's summit area on satellite imagery and weak ash emissions extending approx. 60 km NW from the island were observed yesterday and this morning (Tokyo VAAC). [more]
Steam plume from Alaid volcano seen on yesterday's NASA Suomi NPP satellite image
Friday, Mar 04, 2016
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. ... [more]
MODIS thermal signal from Alaid volcano (MIROVA)
Monday, Feb 22, 2016
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. ... [more]
MODIS thermal signal from Alaid (MIROVA)
Saturday, Feb 06, 2016
The ´most recent eruption of the volcano, which began in October last year, can be regarded as over and the aviation color code was lowered back to green. ... [more]

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