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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)| Reports
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Medvezhia volcano eruptions:
1999, 1958, 1883, 1778
Typical eruption style:
explosive & effusive
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Medvezhia volcano news & updates:

Kudryavy volcano (Kuriles): increase in steam emissions

Wednesday Aug 02, 2017 12:05 PM | BY: T

The Institute of Volcanology and Geodynamics (Russian Academy of Natural Science) reported that during the morning of 31 July volcanologists working on Kudryavy, a stratovolcano of the Medvezhia volcanic complex, noted a sharp increase in the volume of vapor-and-gas emissions, with a plume rising more than 1 km.
The emissions rose from a new crater, Malysh, that was formed after the 1999 phreatic eruption. A significant increase in temperature (an average of 100 degrees Celsius) was measured at fumarolic sites, and new high-temperature areas were noted.
Crusts of native sulfur at the boundaries of high-temperature areas were melting and burning. Two people at the top of the volcano and workers at the main base camp (3.5 km S) self-evacuated.
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(Source: Smithsonian / US Geological Survey Weekly Volcanic Activity Report, 26 July-1 August 2017)
Previous news
Thursday, Mar 26, 2015
Satellite images showed a weak thermal anomaly over Kudryavy, a stratovolcano of the Medvezhia volcanic complex, on 18 March. [more]
Thursday, Dec 18, 2014
The alert level (Aviation Color Code) was again lowered to green, because activity at Kudriavy, a stratovolcano of the Medvezhia volcanic complex, had not increased since 1 December. [more]
Tuesday, Dec 02, 2014
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. ... [more]
Thursday, Jan 17, 2013
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. [more]

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