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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
Chirinkotan volcano tours
Islands of Fire and Whales - South Kuriles (12-days expedition to the southern Kuriles Islands)
Islands of Fire and Whales (14-days sailing expedition to the northern Kuriles Islands)

Latest satellite images

Sentinel hub | Landsat 8
 

Chirinkotan volcano news & activity updates:

Chirinkotan volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: POSS ERUPTION OBS AT 20170126/1540Z FL120 EXTD SE OBS VA DTG: 26/1650Z

Thu, 26 Jan 2017, 17:30
17:30 PM |
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVFE01 at 17:18 UTC, 26/01/17 from RJTD
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20170126/1718Z
VAAC: TOKYO
VOLCANO: CHIRINKOTAN 290260
PSN: N4859 E15329
AREA: KURIL ISLANDS
SUMMIT ELEV: 724M
ADVISORY NR: 2017/1
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: NIL
ERUPTION DETAILS: POSS ERUPTION OBS AT 20170126/1540Z FL120 EXTD SE
OBS VA DTG: 26/1650Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL120 N4850 E15415 - N4835 E15422 - N4834 E15405 -
N4848 E15404 MOV SE 25KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 26/2250Z SFC/FL110 N4824 E15739 - N4636 E15806 -
N4640 E15738 - N4733 E15702 - N4819 E15719
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 27/0450Z SFC/FL100 N4722 E16201 - N4449 E16213 -

N4450 E16140 - N4554 E16128 - N4629 E16020 - N4716 E16032
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: NO VA EXP
RMK: NIL
NXT ADVISORY: 20170126/2100Z=

Previous news
Mon, 28 Nov 2016, 16:49
Spot corresponding to the ash plume on fresh Himawari 8 satellite image
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. ... read all
Tue, 28 Jul 2015, 09:59
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). ... read all
Wed, 22 Jul 2015, 12:54
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. ... read all
 

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