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Alaid volcano (Kurile Islands, Russia): new eruptive phase

Thursday Jul 07, 2016 17:23 PM | BY: T

Aerial view of Alaid volcano (Image: L. Fugura / KVERT)
Aerial view of Alaid volcano (Image: L. Fugura / KVERT)
Heat signal from Alaid volcano (MIROVA)
Heat signal from Alaid volcano (MIROVA)
The activity at the volcano has again picked up. An intense thermal anomaly is visible on recent satellite data and is stronger than during the preceding eruptive phase in March-May this year.
A (rare) aerial image taken on 28 April shows the volcano's summit occupied by fresh lava, a new cinder cone and a breach in the southwestern crater wall with a lava flow tongue present on its slope beneath (visible by the steaming front).
The current thermal anomaly is almost certainly due to another phase of intense lava effusion, likely in the same location (although recent photographs would be need to confirm this).
Previous news
Heat signal from Alaid volcano (MIROVA)
Thursday, Jun 16, 2016
According to KVERT, weak (eruptive?) activity of the volcano continues. Satellite data showed a thermal anomaly over the volcano. ... [more]
Heat signal from Alaid volcano (MIROVA)
Monday, Jun 06, 2016
Activity of the volcano seems to have decreased significantly, and the most recent eruption has probably ended by now. ... [more]
Heat signal from Alaid volcano (MIROVA)
Friday, May 20, 2016
Over the past week, activity of the volcano seems to have been declining. The satellite-based observation of heat output has been decreasing, suggesting that the eruption might be waning or ending. ... [more]
Tuesday, May 03, 2016
KVERT reported that moderate activity at the volcano continued during 22-29 April. Satellite images showed an intense daily thermal anomaly over the volcano, and an ash plume that drifted 260 km SE on 21 and 23 April. ... [more]
Satellite image of Alaid today (Terra satellite / NASA), showing ash-darkened snow
Wednesday, Apr 20, 2016
Eruptive activity on the remote volcano continues; satellite images show fresh ash deposits and evidence a strong heat source from the crater. [more]

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