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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 Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA CONTINUOUSLY OBS ON SATELLITE IMAGERY OBS VA DTG: 29/0520Z

Tuesday Nov 29, 2016 06:15 AM |

Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVFE01 at 06:00 UTC, 29/11/16 from RJTD
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20161129/0600Z
VAAC: TOKYO
VOLCANO: CHIRINKOTAN 290260
PSN: N4859 E15329
AREA: KURIL ISLANDS
SUMMIT ELEV: 724M
ADVISORY NR: 2016/4
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: NIL
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA CONTINUOUSLY OBS ON SATELLITE IMAGERY
OBS VA DTG: 29/0520Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL290 N5631 E15738 - N5706 E16511 - N5619 E16147 -
N5553 E15736 MOV E 70KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 29/1120Z SFC/FL280 N5653 E15832 - N5643 E16840 -
N5736 E17211 - N5515 E16856 - N5457 E16151
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: NO VA EXP
RMK: NIL
NXT ADVISORY: 20161129/1200Z=

Previous news
Spot corresponding to the ash plume on fresh Himawari 8 satellite image
Monday, Nov 28, 2016
A large explosion seems to have occurred a few hours ago at the volcano. A possible ash plume penetrating a thick deck of clouds was spotted by VAAC Tokyo on Himawari-8 satellite data. ... [more]
Satellite image of Chirinkotan volcano on 28 Nov 2016
Monday, Nov 28, 2016
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
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]

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