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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
Last earthquakes nearby
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Chirinkotan volcano news & activity updates:

Chirinkotan volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: POSS ERUPTION OBS AT 20161128/1500Z FL290 EXTD N OBS VA DTG: 28/1520Z

Monday Nov 28, 2016 16:15 PM |

Satellite image of Chirinkotan volcano on 28 Nov 2016
Satellite image of Chirinkotan volcano on 28 Nov 2016
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVFE01 at 16:00 UTC, 28/11/16 from RJTD
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20161128/1600Z
VAAC: TOKYO
VOLCANO: CHIRINKOTAN 290260
PSN: N4859 E15329
AREA: KURIL ISLANDS
SUMMIT ELEV: 724M
ADVISORY NR: 2016/1
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: NIL
ERUPTION DETAILS: POSS ERUPTION OBS AT 20161128/1500Z FL290 EXTD N
OBS VA DTG: 28/1520Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL290 N4902 E15321 - N4918 E15315 - N4923 E15325 -
N4918 E15339 - N4908 E15343 MOV N 45KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 28/2120Z SFC/FL300 N5303 E15359 - N5158 E15432 -
N5026 E15324 - N4633 E15301 - N4634 E15229 - N5027 E15203
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 29/0320Z SFC/FL310 N5538 E15634 - N5603 E15900 -

N5114 E15334 - N4730 E15350 - N4448 E15516 - N4404 E15451 - N4642
E15239 - N5133 E15201
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 29/0920Z SFC/FL280 N5349 E15314 - N5652 E16630 -

N5528 E16544 - N5106 E15329 - N4617 E15533 - N4305 E15859 - N4241
E15821 - N4500 E15435 - N5052 E15146
RMK: NIL
NXT ADVISORY: 20161128/1800Z=

Previous news
Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015
Ash emissions were recorded on satellite imagery on 26 July, producing a plume that rose to 15,000 ft (4.5 km) altitude and drifted NW. During yesterday and today, the plume dissipated and no new emissions were detected (VAAC Tokyo). [more]
Wednesday, Jul 22, 2015
Ash emissions from small explosions at the volcano were detected on satellite imagery last Monday (20 July). The ash plumes rose to estimated 12,000 ft (4 km) altitude and drifted SE. [more]
Friday, Apr 03, 2015
A thermal anomaly at the volcano remains visible on cloud-free satellite images. [more]
Thursday, Mar 26, 2015
SVERT reported that during 19-21 March a thermal anomaly over Chirinkotan was detected in satellite images. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Yellow on 20 March. [more]
Wednesday, Mar 04, 2015
SVERT noted that weak steam-and-gas emissions were observed in January and February, but that no volcanic activity was currently observed; the Aviation Color Code was lowered to Green. [more]

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