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Satellite image of Chikurachki volcano by (c) Google Earth View
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Chikurachki volcano
stratovolcano 1816 m / 5,958 ft
Paramushir Island, Kuril Islands, 50.33°N / 155.46°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
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2016, 2015, 2008, 2007, 2005, 2003, 2002, 1986, 1973, 1964, 1961, 1958, 1853-59
Typical eruption style:
strombolian & effusive
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Chikurachki volcano (Kuriles): news & activity updates

Chikurachki volcano (Kuriles, Russia): explosive eruption produces ash plume 7-8 km tall and 200 km long

Monday Feb 16, 2015 08:58 AM | BY: T

Ash plume from Chikurachki volcano this morning
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.
Smaller ash emissions have been following, visible in a hole of clouds over the northern and central Kuriles on NASA's Terra satellite images. KVERT warns that a larger explosion, with ash plumes of 10 km or more, could occur.
After Klyuchevskoy, Shiveluch, Zhupanovsky and Karymski volcanoes on Kamchatka, it is the fith Russian volcano currently erupting in the region, posing danger to aviation.
Previous news
Thursday, Aug 21, 2008
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]
Saturday, Nov 03, 2007
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 [more]

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