Alaid volcano (Kurile Islands, Russia): eruption seems to decrease or have ended

Thu, 21 Jul 2016, 15:37
15:37 PM | BY: T
MODIS thermal signal from Alaid volcano (MIROVA)
MODIS thermal signal from Alaid volcano (MIROVA)
The thermal signal from the volcano detected via satellite data has become much weaker since its peak in the first week of July, when volcanic activity could be identified as new lava flows inside the summit caldera.
This decrease suggests that the eruption (lava effusion) has either ended, or paused, or continues with greatly reduced strength only.

Previous news

Tue, 12 Jul 2016, 10:34
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. ... Read all
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