Ebeko volcano eruptions
somma volcano 1156 m / 3,793 ft
Paramushir Island, Kuril Islands, 50.68°N / 156.02°E
Eruption list: 2016-ongoing, 2009, 2005, 1991, 1989-90, 1987-88, 1971, 1969, 1967, 1965-66, 1963, 1934-35, 1859, 1793
An ash eruption of Ebeko volcano occurred at 09h59 local time on 27 October 2009. The ash plume drifted eastwards.
Ebeko volcano erupted on 29 January 2005 from a vent on the NE side of the active crater. A yellow gray ash column rose 300 m above the crater. A small 7 x 12 m turquoise lake disappeared from the crater on 30 January. On 15-16 February a dark-gray column rose up to 500 m above the crater.
(GVP monthly reports
An eruption began from the north crater on 3 February 1989. Ash was ejected to a height of 2.5 km. In August and September ash reached a height of 800 m above the crater.
Explosive ash eruptions began at Ebeko volcano on 14 October 1987 and continued until January 1988. The eruption occurred from 2 of the 3summit craters. Ash was emitted up to 1200 m above the crater. (GVP monthly reports)
1969 gas emissions
Gas emissions were observed in 1969.
A phreatic eruption occurred from the northern crater in February 1967. A funnel was formed on the floor of the crater and andesitic ash was emitted.
Source: Menyailova et al (1985) "Results of geochemical monitoring of the activity of Ebeko volcano (Kurile Islands) used for eruption prediction", Journal of Geodynamics
v 3 (3-4), pp 259-274
Ebeko volcano had a weak phreatic eruption in 1963 from the funnel-like vent on the eastern slope of the volcano. Liquid sulfur flows were observed and a new fumarole, Gremuchaya solfatara, was formed after the eruption.
Activity occurred from the middle crater and erupted andesitic ash and scoria bombs. Large amounts of sulfur gas emissions caused mass poisoning among local residents and loss of cattle.
Source: Kuril Island volcano eruption threatens health of locals