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

Thu, 7 Jul 2016, 17:23
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).

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Thu, 16 Jun 2016, 10:35
Heat signal from Alaid volcano (MIROVA)
According to KVERT, weak (eruptive?) activity of the volcano continues. Satellite data showed a thermal anomaly over the volcano. Read all
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