Kizimen volcano news & activity updates
Kizimen volcano (Eastern Kamchatka (Russia)) activity update
Sunday Jan 13, 2013 08:23 AM | BY: TOMPFEIFFER
An ash plume was observed at 15,000 ft (4.6 km) altitude this morning, possibly from a pyroclastic flow or an explosion at the growing lava dome.
A new lava flow extrudes from the summit on the north-eastern flank of the volcano. Incandescence of the volcano summit, hot avalanches on the western and eastern volcanic flanks and strong gas-steam activity accompany this process. Satellite data showed a thermal anomaly over the volcano.
Friday, Jan 11, 2013
An explosion this morning produced an ash plume rising to more than 17,000 ft (5.2 km) altitude, the Tokyo VAAC reported. [more]
Thursday, Jan 10, 2013
The new summit lava dome of Kizimen seems to have undergone a larger collapse event earlier this morning, as our colleagues on activolcans.info reported. What was likely a pyroclastic flow could be seen on webcam images. Intense steaming was seen on both the northern and eastern flank, suggesting that both sides were affected by the flow. Ash emissions reported shortly after by Tokyo VAAC reached an altitude of about 3600 m altitude. [more]
Tuesday, Jan 01, 2013
Just after the eruptive phase was thought to be over and aviation alert set back to green on 27 Dec, a new lava flow extrusion was observed on 28 Dec 2012. ... [more]
Friday, Dec 28, 2012
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. ... [more]
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]