Chikurachki volcano (Kurile Islands, Russia): new eruption
Thu, 31 Mar 2016, 06:5806:58 AM | BY: T
A new eruption is occurring from the remote volcano on Paramushir Island immediately to the south of the Kamchatka peninsula.
Ash plume from Chikurachki volcano on 30 Mar 2016 (Terra satellite / NASA)
Since 29 March, ash emissions have been seen on satellite images. The ash plume increased yesterday, reaching altitudes of 3-4 km (9-12,000 ft) and extending up to 150-200 km into south- and southwesterly directions.
KVERT raised the Aviation Color code to orange (as many trans-Pacific flight routes pass nearby) and warns that "ash explosions up to 32,800 ft (10 km) a.s.l. could occur at any time. Ongoing activity could affect international and low-flying aircraft."
Wed, 30 Mar 2016, 06:00
Chikurachki volcano (Paramushir Island, Russia) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 30 March-5 April 2016 (New Activity / Unrest)
KVERT reported that a strong explosive eruption at Chikurachki during 29-31 March generated ash plumes that rose to a maximum altitude of 4 km (13,100 ft) a.s.l. and drifted 570 km NE, S, and SW. The volcano was quiet afterwards; the Aviation Color Code was lowered to Yellow on 2 April, and then to Green on 5 April. ... Read all
Wed, 23 Mar 2016, 06:00
Chikurachki volcano (Paramushir Island, Russia) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 23 March-29 March 2016 (New Activity / Unrest)
KVERT reported that at 1259 on 29 March an ash plume from Chikurachki was observed in satellite images rising to an altitude of 3 km (10,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifting about 50 km NE. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Orange. ... Read all