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Chirinkotan volcano
stratovolcano 724 m / 2,375 ft
Northern Kuriles, Russia, 48.98°N / 153.48°E
Current status: erupting (4 out of 5)
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Chirinkotan volcano eruptions:
2017, 2016, 2013-15, 2004, 1986, 1979-80, 1955?, 1900, 1884, 1760 (?)
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Chirinkotan volcano news & activity updates:

Chirinkotan volcano (Kurile Islands): new explosion, plume to 6000 m altitude

Thursday Mar 02, 2017 12:05 PM | BY: T

Another explosion occurred at the volcano yesterday (1 March 2017) at around 09:16 UTC. An ash plume was spotted that reached about 6000 m altitude and drifted east before dissipating.
What type of activity exactly is occurring at the remote volcano is unknown - there is no monitoring from ground and the typically bad weather with dense cloud cover allows only rarely to retrieve cloud-free satellite images.
From what is available, there are no indications of intense heat sources at the volcano currently. This suggests that there is no lava flow or active dome and that the sporadic (about 3 or 4 since November 2016), but often powerful explosions could be phreatic or hydrothermal in nature.
Previous news
Wednesday, Mar 01, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Anchorage (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Satellite image of Chirinkotan volcano on  1 Mar 2017
Wednesday, Mar 01, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Thursday, Jan 26, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
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]

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