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Chikurachki volcano (Paramushir Island, Russia) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 2 February-8 February 2022 (New Activity / Unrest)

Thu, 10 Feb 2022, 09:23
09:23 AM | BY: VN
KVERT reported that the eruption at Chikurachki that began around 0300 on 31 January was over by 2 February. Explosions generated ash plumes that rose as high as 5 km (16,400 ft) a.s.l. and drifted as far as 255 km W, SW, S, and SE.
The Aviation Color Code was lowered to Yellow on 3 February and to Green on 5 February, the lowest color on a four-color scale.

Source: Kamchatkan Volcanic Eruption Response Team (KVERT)
From: Global Volcanism Program, 2022. Report on Chikurachki. In: Mayberry, G (ed.), Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 2 February-8 February 2022. Smithsonian Institution and US Geological Survey.

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Satellite image of Chikurachki volcano by (c) Google Earth View
Satellite image of Chikurachki volcano by (c) Google Earth View
Chikurachki volcano
stratovolcano 1816 m / 5,958 ft
Paramushir Island (Kuril Islands), 50.33°N / 155.46°E
Current status: minor activity or eruption warning (3 out of 5) Chikurachki volcano eruptions:
2022, 2016, 2015, 2008, 2007, 2005, 2003, 2002, 1986, 1973, 1964, 1961, 1958, 1853-59
Typical eruption style
strombolian & effusive
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