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Koryaksky volcano (Eastern Kamchatka, Russia) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 8 April-14 April 2009 (Continuing Activity)

Wed, 8 Apr 2009, 06:00
06:00 AM | BY: VN
KVERT reported that seismic activity at Koryaksky was elevated on 7 and 8 April and at background levels on the other days during 3-10 April. Weak volcanic tremor was detected on 7 April. Gas plumes containing a small amount of ash originating from two vents on the NW flank rose to an altitude of 5.4 km (17,700 ft) a.s.l. and drifted NE, NW, SE, and SW during the reporting period.
Gas-and-ash plumes were also seen on satellite imagery and drifted 290 km in multiple directions. On 11 April, KVERT staff reported ashfall in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (30 km S). Ash accumulated to 0.1-2.5 cm thickness near the Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (IVS) FED RAS.
The Level of Concern Color Code remained Orange.

Source: Kamchatkan Volcanic Eruption Response Team (KVERT)
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From: Global Volcanism Program, 2009. Report on Koryaksky. In: Mayberry, G (ed.), Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 8 April-14 April 2009. Smithsonian Institution and US Geological Survey.

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Koryaksky volcano
stratovolcano 3456 m ( 11,338 ft)
Kamchatka (Russia), 53.32°N / 158.69°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) Koryaksky volcano eruptions:
1890, 1926, 1956-57, 2008 (ongoing)
Typical eruption style
explosive

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