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Satellite image of Sarychev Peak volcano from 7 Nov 2017 (image: SENTINEL 2 - ESA/Copernicus, annotated by Culture Volcan)
Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017
A new eruption, of mild intensity only, has been occurring at the remote volcano recently, as satellite imagery shows: ... [more]
Wednesday, Aug 07, 2013
Steam-gas emissions and a thermal anomaly continue to be detected from satellite data when atmospheric conditions allow. [more]
 

Volcanoes of Central Kuriles (7 volcanoes)

Ketoi| Raikoki| Rasshua | Sarychev Peak| Srednii| unnamed| Ushishur
Ketoi
(stratovolcano)
Ketoi volcano forms a 10 km wide island 19 km NE of Simushir Island across Diana Strait in the Kurile Islands. The first historical eruption of Pallas Peak, during 1843-46, was its largest. Strong fumarolic activity was observed on the northern flank of Pallas Peak in the 1980's... [more]

Raikoki
(stratovolcano)
Raikoke is a stratovolcano forming a small barren island in the central Kuriles, Russia. It is located 16 km across the Golovnin Strait from Matua Island.
The volcano is mainly basaltic and has a 700 m wide and 200 m deep crater with steep walls. Raikoko has erupted lava f... [more]

Rasshua
(stratovolcano)
Rasshua is a large volcano forming the 6 x 13 km elongated Island of Rasshua in the central Kuriles. Rasshua volcano is truncated by a large caldera whose eastern rim is below sea level. There are 2 young active central cones in the caldera, from where most activity in the recent... [more]

Sarychev Peak
(stratovolcano)
Sarychev volcano is one of the most active volcanoes in the Kuril Island chain streching between Kamchatka and Japan. Large explosive eruptions occured between 11-19 June 2009, sending huge ash coulds to altitudes of up to 14 km, and forcing many flights with routes accross the n... [more]

Srednii
(submarine volcano)
Srednii volcano is a mostly submarine volcano in the central Kurile Islands between Rasshua and Ushishir Islands. Only a few rocks and islets breach the surface of the sea, including flat-topped Khitraya Rock, which could be a young lava dome or the rim of an old caldera.
... [more]

unnamed
(submarine volcano)
A submarine eruption in 1924 was reported from a location east of Matua Island in the central Kuriles. There is a submarine volcano reaching near the surface of the sea in this location. [more]

Ushishur
(caldera)
Ushishur volcano in the central Kuriles has one of the world's most beautiful calderas, forming a almost complete ring rising above the sea. Most of the volcano's edifice is under water, but the submerged part forms 2 small islands.
The southern island contains the summit ... [more]
 

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