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Chirinkotan volcano
stratovolcano 724 m / 2,375 ft
Northern Kuriles, Russia, 48.98°N / 153.48°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
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Chirinkotan volcano eruptions:
2017, 2016, 2013-15, 2004, 1986, 1979-80, 1955?, 1900, 1884, 1760 (?)
Typical eruption style:
explosive
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Chirinkotan volcano news & activity updates:

Chirinkotan volcano (Northern Kuriles, Kuril Islands) activity update

Thursday Feb 20, 2014 17:53 PM | BY: T

SVERT reported that a thermal anomaly over Chirinkotan was observed in satellite images on 12 and 15 February, and steam-and-gas emissions were observed on 16 February. Cloud cover obscured views on other days during 11-17 February. The Aviation Color Code remained at Yellow.
(from: Smithsonian/USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 12-18 February 2014)
Previous news
Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014
A thermal anomaly over Chirinkotan was observed in satellite images on 15 and 17 January. Gas-and-steam emissions were also observed on 17 January. Cloud cover obscured views on the other days during 14-20 January. The Aviation Color Code remained at Yellow. [more]
Friday, Nov 22, 2013
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. [more]
MODIS hot spot data (past 7 days) for Chirinkotan volcano (ModVolc, Univ. Hawaii)
Monday, Sep 02, 2013
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]
Wednesday, Aug 07, 2013
A steam and gas plume remains visible sometimes on satellite data, suggesting that activity (lava effusion?) continues. [more]
Thursday, Jul 25, 2013
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. [more]
 

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