Ebeko volcano news & activity updates
Ebeko volcano (Kurile Islands): intermittent ash emissions
Wednesday Mar 01, 2017 08:33 AM | BY: T
Ash emissions from Ebeko on 27 Feb 2017 seen from Severo-Kurilsk (image: T. Kotenko / IVS FEB RAS / KVERT)After a period of approx 4 weeks with only intermittent and very small emissions, a stronger phase of ash eruptions occurred again on Monday.
Dense ash plumes rising several hundred meters could be observed from the small town of Severo-Kurilsk. KVERT maintains Aviation Color Code Yellow for the volcano.
The nature of the activity is unknown without a detailed analysis of the ash particles. In most cases, this type of activity is phreatic, i.e. only fragmented older rocks are being erupted and the explosions are entirely caused by shallow steam explosions, when ground water is heated by an underlying magma body, which itself is not (yet) reaching the surface.
Ebeko volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: ERUPTION AT 20170227/0443Z FL070 EXTD N REPORTED OBS VA DTG: 27/0600Z
Monday, Feb 27, 2017
Ebeko volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: ERUPTION FL070 EXTD SW REPORTED AT 20170120/0004Z OBS VA DTG: 20/0000Z
Friday, Jan 20, 2017
Thursday, Dec 29, 2016
The volcano remains site of minor activity although direct observations are sparse and only intermittent. ... [more]
Tuesday, Dec 27, 2016
Sunday, Dec 11, 2016
A new eruptive phase has been occurring at the volcano again since around 8 December this year. Mild explosive activity has been producing intermittent steam and ash plumes that rose a few hundred meters height and were first noted by inhabitants of Sevaro-Kurilsk on 8 December, but are also visible on cloud-free satellite imagery. ... [more]