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stratovolcano 724 m / 2,375 ft
Northern Kuriles, Russia, 48.98°N / 153.48°ECurrent status
: normal or dormant
(1 out of 5)| ReportsChirinkotan volcano books | ToursChirinkotan volcano eruptions:
2017, 2016, 2013-15, 2004, 1986, 1979-80, 1955?, 1900, 1884, 1760 (?)Typical eruption style:
Last earthquakes nearby
Chirinkotan volcano toursIslands of Fire and Whales
(14-days sailing expedition to the northern Kuriles Islands)Latest satellite images
Chirinkotan volcano news & activity updates:
Fri, 22 Nov 2013, 09:43
SVERT reported that during 13-15 November a thermal anomaly over Chirinkotan was observed, as well as steam-and-gas emissions during 14-15 November.
Mon, 2 Sep 2013, 16:39
MODIS hot spot data (past 7 days) for Chirinkotan volcano (ModVolc, Univ. Hawaii)
Some eruptive activity has been continuing throughout the past month at the remote volcano in the Kuriles. Various satellite data collected during the months of August and September show the presence of a strong thermal signal (perhaps a lava lake) and a gas and steam plume, which might contain at least small amounts of ash. ...more
Wed, 7 Aug 2013, 09:04
A steam and gas plume remains visible sometimes on satellite data, suggesting that activity (lava effusion?) continues.
Thu, 25 Jul 2013, 14:19
A thermal hot spot and steam plume remain visible on satellite images (when there is no cloud cover), indicating that some activity continues at the remote volcano.
Mon, 8 Jul 2013, 16:00
Weak steam-gas emission was observed on 3 July, and a thermal anomaly was observed on 4 July on satellite data, SVERT reports. It is not known what sort of activity is currently occurring at the volcano.
Thu, 13 Jun 2013, 13:59
Steam plume from Chirinkotan volcano in the Kuriles on 5 June (Terra false color image)
Some activity is occurring at the volcano. On MODIS Terra satellite images from 5 June, a moderately large steam plume can be seen drifting from the volcano. SVERT has raised the alert level to yellow on 8 June.
Thu, 30 May 2013, 13:27
Based on satellite imagery, the volcanic activity (evidenced by a significant degassing plume) was no longer visible after 25 May and has probably ended or is pausing at the moment. ...more
Fri, 24 May 2013, 13:17
The plume of Chirinkotan volcano this morning (NASA/MODIS via Blog Culture Volcan)
The remote volcano in the northern Kuriles is probably in eruption, the latest SVERT report and satellite images suggest. A plume of gas and steam, and possibly some minor amounts ash was seen with the MODIS sensor onboard the NASA Terra satellite this morning. ...more
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