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Satellite image of Chikurachki volcano by (c) Google Earth View
stratovolcano 1816 m / 5,958 ft
Paramushir Island, Kuril Islands, 50.33°N / 155.46°ECurrent status
: normal or dormant
(1 out of 5)
| ReportsChikurachki volcano books | ToursChikurachki volcano eruptions:
2016, 2015, 2008, 2007, 2005, 2003, 2002, 1986, 1973, 1964, 1961, 1958, 1853-59Typical eruption style:
strombolian & effusiveLast earthquakes nearby
Chikurachki volcano toursIslands of Fire and Whales
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| Landsat 8
Chikurachki volcano (Kuriles): news & activity updates
Tue, 23 Aug 2016, 07:13
KVERT lowered the Aviation Color Code back to green. ...more
Fri, 19 Aug 2016, 07:43
Ash plume from Chikurachki volcano today seen on Terra satellite (NASA)
The new eruptive phase, detected through satellite images since yesterday, continues. Ash emissions have increased today and form a plume stretching about 50 km to the NE and reaching the southern tip of Kamchatka. ...more
Thu, 18 Aug 2016, 18:00
Newest satellite image of Chikurachki
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more
Thu, 18 Aug 2016, 07:53
Newest satellite image of Chikurachki
Tokyo The Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more
Thu, 28 Jul 2016, 09:16
Ash plume from Chikurachki volcano today (Tokyo VAAC)
A new eruption was reported by Tokyo VAAC who discovered new ash emissions from the volcano since yesterday morning. The ash plume observed on Himawari 8 satellite imagery rose to estimated 18,000 ft (5.4 km) altitude and drifted over 150 km to the NE passing the southern part of the Kamchatka peninsula. ...more
Thu, 31 Mar 2016, 06:58
Ash plume from Chikurachki volcano on 30 Mar 2016 (Terra satellite / NASA)
A new eruption is occurring from the remote volcano on Paramushir Island immediately to the south of the Kamchatka peninsula. ...more
Thu, 5 Mar 2015, 12:05
KVERT reported that satellite images showed no activity at Chikurachki after 19 February. The Aviation Color Code was lowered to Green on 26 February.
Tue, 17 Feb 2015, 12:14
Ash emissions and explosions of smaller size than the initial one on Sunday evening continue to occur. Ash plumes reported rose to 12-15,000 ft (3.6-4.5 km) altitude.
Mon, 16 Feb 2015, 08:58
Ash plume from Chikurachki volcano this morning
A strong explosive eruption occurred from the volcano on Paramushir island last evening, producing an ash plume that rose to 25,000 ft (7.5 km) altitude and drifted quickly west, already more than 200 km distance. The Aviation Color Code was raised to red. ...more
Thu, 21 Aug 2008, 16:35
KVERT reported that clouds prevented satellite image views of Chikurachki during 8-15 August. The level of seismicity was unknown because Chikurachki lacks dedicated seismic instruments. The Level of Concern Color Code remained at Orange. ...more
Sat, 3 Nov 2007, 17:18
KVERT reported that ash plumes from Chikurachki were visible on
satellite imagery and drifted NW on 20 October. Clouds obscured views
of the summit on other days during 19-26 October. The Level of Concern
Color Code remained at Orange
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