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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)
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2017, 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
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Bezymianny volcano (Kamchatka): strong explosive activity

Friday Mar 10, 2017 12:05 PM | BY: T

Ash plume from Bezyianny's second explosion on 9 March 2017 (image: KB-GS-RAS, annotatons: Culture Volcan)
Ash plume from Bezyianny's second explosion on 9 March 2017 (image: KB-GS-RAS, annotatons: Culture Volcan)
The two ash plumes from the explosions, an a third more discrete one from a pyroclastic flow on the north-west slope (block avalanche or pyroclastic flow) (image: KB-GS-RAS, annotations: Culture Volcan)
The two ash plumes from the explosions, an a third more discrete one from a pyroclastic flow on the north-west slope (block avalanche or pyroclastic flow) (image: KB-GS-RAS, annotations: Culture Volcan)
A phase of strong explosions occurred at the volcano on 9 March. The activity came as a surprise in its intensity after the volcano had been relatively calm during the previous weeks.
Starting shortly before 14:00 local time, two distinct explosions took place at the volcano at an interval of 30 minutes. Both generated large ash plumes that rose to estimated 10 km altitude and drifted northwest.
After only two hours, the ash had reached more than 350 km distance and drifted over the Gulf of Chelikhov in the northeastern part of the Sea of ​​Okhostsk.

The explosions were also accompanied by pyroclastic flows that descended on the NW side of the volcano. Whether these were generated by the partial collapse of the eruption column, or by collapse of parts of the summit lava dome, or a combination of both is unknown.
The last activity of the volcano was in late 2016 when a small lava dome appeared in the summit crater.
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Previous news
Satellite image of Bezymianny volcano on 10 Mar 2017
Friday, Mar 10, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Satellite image of Bezymianny volcano on  9 Mar 2017
Thursday, Mar 09, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Thursday, Mar 09, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Thursday, Dec 29, 2016
KVERT reported strong gas-and-steam emissions at Bezymianny during 16-23 December; a gas-and-steam plume drifted about 60 km SW on 18 December. A daily thermal anomaly was detected over the volcano. The Aviation Color Code remained at Orange. ... [more]
Bezymianny volcano (left) with a faint glow and significant steaming
Thursday, Dec 15, 2016
New eruptive activity is occurring from the "unnamed" volcano of Kamchatka (Bezymianny means unnamed, this even though it is one of the peninsula's most active!). ... [more]

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