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Ebeko volcano (Kuril Islands): likely phreatic eruption

Sun, 6 Feb 2022, 20:10
20:10 PM | BY: MARTIN
The explosion at Ebeko volcano today (image: @WeatherSarov1/twitter)
The explosion at Ebeko volcano today (image: @WeatherSarov1/twitter)
After 3 months of the calm period in the eruptive activity, an explosion from the volcano's crater occurred today.
Judging from the attached video, the event was likely a phreatic or hydrothermal explosion as interaction of snow and ice causes phreatic explosions at the contact with lava.
The height of the ash and gas plume is unknown and was not reported by the observatory nor by VAAC yet, but from available imagery seems to be several hundred meters above the summit.

Previous news

Fri, 10 Dec 2021, 02:56

Ebeko volcano (Paramushir Island, Kurils, Russia): activity ended, Volcanic Alert Level lowered to Green

Small gas and steam emissions at Ebeko volcano on 23 November (image: Sentinel 2)
The Kamchatka volcano observatory (KVERT) reported that the explosive activity at the volcano likely stopped on 9 November as the volcano erupted last time although passive emissions of gas and steam are still being observed. ... Read all
Wed, 1 Dec 2021, 08:06

Ebeko (Russia) - Report for 24 November-30 November 2021

On 26 November KVERT lowered the Aviation Color Code for Ebeko to Yellow (the second lowest level on a four-color scale), noting that a thermal anomaly was last identified on 25 October and eruptive activity was last recorded on 9 November. Gas-and-steam emission continued to be visible. ... Read all
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Ebeko volcano
somma volcano 1156 m / 3,793 ft
Paramushir Island (Kuril Islands), 50.68°N / 156.02°E
Current status: erupting (4 out of 5) Ebeko volcano eruptions:
2016-ongoing, 2009, 2005, 1991, 1989-90, 1987-88, 1971, 1969, 1967, 1965-66, 1963, 1934-35, 1859, 1793
Typical eruption style
explosive
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