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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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2016 (Mar-May), 2015-16 (Oct-Jan), 2012, 1997, 1996, 1986, 1982, 1981, 1972, 1933-34, 1894, 1860, 1854, 1790-93
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explosive
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Alaid volcano (Kurile Islands, Russia): new lava flows detected on satellite imagery

Tuesday Jul 12, 2016 10:34 AM | BY: T

Landsat-8 image of Alaid volcano on 8 July 2016 (annotated by Culture Volcan)
Landsat-8 image of Alaid volcano on 8 July 2016 (annotated by Culture Volcan)
The new eruptive phase at the remote volcano which had started around 4 July, after a possible pause in activity, continues with dominantly effusive activity.
A recent satellite image allows to determine that fresh lava flows have erupted (or still are erupting) from the summit vent(s) and accumulate in the northern part of the summit caldera.
Judging from the attached high-resolution satellite image, it seems likely that the main vent, a cinder cone that has been forming since the start of the recent eruption last October, remains active, likely with strombolian activity, while the lava flows themselves originate from two (?) flank vents at its northern feet.
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Previous news
Aerial view of Alaid volcano (Image: L. Fugura / KVERT)
Thursday, Jul 07, 2016
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. ... [more]
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]

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