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Bezymianny volcano (Kamchatka): strong fumarolic activity continues

Thu, 24 Mar 2022, 04:19
04:19 AM | BY: MARTIN
The extrusive eruption at Bezymianny volcano continues (image: Sentinel 2)
The extrusive eruption at Bezymianny volcano continues (image: Sentinel 2)
A visible glow and continuous strong emissions of gas and water vapor suggest a continuing rise of fresh magma into the growing lava dome.
The strong eruptive episode occurred at the volcano during 14-15 March accompanied by series of intense pyroclastic flows caused by gravitational collapse of the new dome part of the existing lava dome.
A satellite image from today confirms an ongoing thermal anomaly at the lava dome.
Source: Kamchatka Volcanic Eruption Response Team volcano activity update 23 March 2022

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Bezymianny volcano
stratovolcano 2882 m / 9,455 ft
Central Kamchatka Depression (Kamchatka), 55.98°N / 160.59°E
Current status: minor activity or eruption warning (3 out of 5) Bezymianny volcano eruptions:
2017-ongoing, 2016, 2012, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2000-05, 1998, 1997, 1996-97, 1994-95, 1993-94, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1986-88, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1981-83, 1980, 1980, 1979, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976, 1971-74, 1965-70, 1964, 1964, 1963, 1962, 1961, 1961, 1961, 1960, 1959, 1958-59, 1958, 1958, 1957, 1955-57
Typical eruption style
Explosive

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