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Moyorodake (Medvezhia) volcano (Kuriles): increased degassing

Tue, 2 Dec 2014, 10:33
10:33 AM | BY: T
The Moyorodake-Kudryavy and Chirinkotan volcanoes were placed on yellow alert by SVERT on 27 Nov, as an increase in degassing was observed at both. Recent satellite image shows steam plumes drifting from the volcanoes.
At the moment, 4 of the Kuriles volcanoes are on yellow alert. The other two are Chirpoi since September, Sinarka since 12 Nov.

Previous news

Wed, 26 Nov 2014, 06:00

Moyorodake [Medvezhia] volcano (Iturup, Etorofu) Island, Japan/Russia) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 26 November-2 December 2014 (New Activity / Unrest)

On 27 November SVERT reported that during the previous 10 days a thermal anomaly and strengthening steam-and-gas activity were detected over Kudriavy, a stratovolcano of the Medvezhia volcanic complex. The size and intensity of the thermal anomaly increased considerably on 27 November. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Yellow. ... Read all
Thu, 17 Jan 2013, 18:11

Medvezhia volcano (Kurile Islands): new activity

A thermal anomaly was detected over Kudriavy, a stratovolcano of the Medvezhia volcanic complex, on 11 January. Strong steam-and-gas plumes were also observed. ... Read all
Wed, 9 Jan 2013, 06:00

Moyorodake [Medvezhia] volcano (Iturup, Etorofu) Island, Japan/Russia) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 9 January-15 January 2013 (New Activity / Unrest)

SVERT reported that a thermal anomaly was detected over Kudriavy, a stratovolcano of the Medvezhia volcanic complex, on 11 January. Strong steam-and-gas plumes were also observed. ... Read all
Medvezhia volcano
somma volcano 1125 m / 3,691 ft
Kurile Islands, Russia, 45.39°N / 148.84°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) Medvezhia volcano eruptions:
1999, 1958, 1883, 1778
Typical eruption style
explosive & effusive
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