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Chikurachki volcano (Paramushir Island, Russia) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 22 June-28 June 2022 (New Activity / Unrest)

Thu, 23 Jun 2022, 10:00
10:00 AM | BY: VN
KVERT reported that a thermal anomaly over Chikurachki was identified on 21 June and an explosive eruption occurred on 24 June. Explosions recorded during 0730-2100 on 24 June (local time) produced ash plumes that rose to 4.5 km (14,800 ft) a.s.l. A 14 x 30 km ash cloud was visible in satellite images at 0850 drifting 25 km SE, prompting KVERT to raise the Aviation Color Code to Orange (the second highest level on a four-color scale).
A VONA issued at 1445 on 25 June (local time) stated that only gas-and-steam emissions were rising from the volcano and that the Aviation Color Code was lowered to Yellow. The ash cloud from the explosive phase had drifted about 790 km SE. Satellite images on 26 June indicated no additional explosions; gas-and-steam emissions persisted.
At 1624 (local time) the Aviation Color Code was lowered to Green.

Source: Kamchatkan Volcanic Eruption Response Team (KVERT)
From: Global Volcanism Program, 2022. Report on Chikurachki. In: Mayberry, G (ed.), Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 15 June-21 June 2022. Smithsonian Institution and US Geological Survey.

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

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. ... Read all
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Degassing continues from Chikurachki volcano (image: Sentinel 2)
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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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