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Ebeko is one of the most active volcanoes in the Kurile Islands, located in northern Paramushir Island south of Kamchatka.
Ebeko volcano has a flat top with 3 summit craters aligned SSW-NNE. The eastern part of the southern crater contains a large boiling spring. The middle crater has a hot lake with solfataras along its shore. The lower northern crater has a small, cold lake and is separated from the middle crater by a narrow ridge.
Historical activity has been recorded since the late 18th century and consisted in small to moderate explosive eruptions from the summit craters. Intense fumarolic activity occurs in the summit craters of Ebeko and on the outer flanks of the cone, as well as inside lateral explosion craters.
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.
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]
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