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Bezymianny ("unnamed") was considered extinct until it erupted violently in 1955-56, after a slumber of probably 1000 years. It is one of the most active volcanoes in Kamchatka. The eruption followed a massive flank failure (similar to Mt. St. Helens eruption in 1980) which removed a 0.5 sq km sector of the volcano.
stratovolcano 2882 m / 9,455 ft Central Kamchatka Depression, Kamchatka, 55.98°N / 160.59°E Current status: erupting (4 out of 5) Bezymianny webcams / live data Bezymianny volcano books | Tours Bezymianny volcano eruptions: 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 Typical eruption style: Explosive Last earthquakes nearby
Bezymianny volcano eruption news and activity updates:
Bezymianny volcano (Kamchatka): strong explosion this morning, ash to 50,000 ft altitude
Wednesday Dec 20, 2017 11:21 AM | BY: T
Massive explosion at Bezymianny volcano this morning (KVERT webcam)
A very large explosive eruption occurred at the volcano this morning (4am UTC, 4pm afternoon local time). An eruption column rose to estimated 50,000 ft (15 km, flight level 500) altitude and has been drifting northeast for about 85 km.
KVERT rose the alert level of the volcano to red, but later lowered it back to orange as the eruption, presumably a vulcanian event (caused by sudden released of overpressure in the conduit), seems to have been short-lived.
Strong steaming continues to be observed at the volcano and new explosions cannot be ruled out to occur with little to no warning.
On 15 June KVERT reported that the temperature of a thermal anomaly identified in satellite images had increased, and that the webcam recorded a gas-and-steam plume rising above Bezymianny to 4 km (13,100 ft) a.s.l. and drifted SSE. ... [more]
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