Kizimen volcano news & activity updates
Kizimen volcano (Kamchatka): eruption declared over
Friday Dec 28, 2012 11:05 AM | BY: T
Yesterday, KVERT declared the official end of the last eruption of Kizimen that had started in Nov 2011 and set the aviation color code back to green, meaning that no explosive ash emissions are expected for the time being.
For 6 months, there has been no volcanic tremor and no earthquakes since beginning of December. Video data showed sometimes incandescence at the volcanic summit and moderate gas-steam emissions, and satellite dta showed a weak thermal anomaly over the volcano, but an intensity of this anomaly is gradually decreasing and interpreted as the result of cooling of the still hot lava dome and flow.
Thursday, Dec 20, 2012
Seismic activity has gradually decreased recently and is reported low. Video data still showed incandescence from the crater and moderate gas-and-steam activity. Satellite images detected a thermal anomaly over the volcano but the intensity of the anomaly had also gradually decreased and has almost disappeared. On 12 December the Aviation Color Code was lowered to Yellow. [more]
Sunday, Dec 02, 2012
During 23-30 November moderate seismic activity at Kizimen was detected. Video and satellite images showed lava flows effusing from the summit and the E flank, summit incandescence, strong gas-and-steam activity, and hot avalanches on the S flank. ... [more]
Thursday, Nov 08, 2012
KVERT reported that during 26 October -2 November moderate seismic activity at Kizimen was detected along with a thermal anomaly in satellite imagery. ... [more]
Kizimen volcano (Kamchatka) activity update: explosion on 2 Nov 2012 sends ash to 17,000 ft altitude
Friday, Nov 02, 2012
An explosion earlier today produced an ash plume rising to 17,000 ft (5.2 km) altitude, VAAC Tokyo reports. [more]
Sunday, Oct 28, 2012
Activity at Kizimen has decreased over the past weeks, but incandescence, steaming and moderate seismicity continue to be registered, confirming that the lava dome remains active. [more]