Chikurachki volcano (Kuriles): news & activity updates
Chikurachki volcano (Kurile Islands, Russia): new eruption, ash to 18,000 ft altitude
Thursday Jul 28, 2016 09:16 AM | DOOR: TOMPFEIFFER
Ash plume from Chikurachki volcano today (Tokyo VAAC)A new eruption was reported by Tokyo VAAC who discovered new ash emissions from the volcano since yesterday morning. The ash plume observed on Himawari 8 satellite imagery rose to estimated 18,000 ft (5.4 km) altitude and drifted over 150 km to the NE passing the southern part of the Kamchatka peninsula.
Based on satellite imagery, it seems that the eruption started as a violent explosive event yesterday at 03:20 UTC (14:20 afternoon local time). The ash plume reached Kamchatka's southern tip 3 hours later, spreading at an average of approx. 30 knots.
Chikurachki, one of the many active and rarely directly observed volcanoes in the Kurile Arc, has often produced short-lived, but sudden and very violent explosive eruptions in the past years.
Thursday, Mar 31, 2016
A new eruption is occurring from the remote volcano on Paramushir Island immediately to the south of the Kamchatka peninsula. ... Lees alle
Thursday, Mar 05, 2015
KVERT reported that satellite images showed no activity at Chikurachki after 19 February. The Aviation Color Code was lowered to Green on 26 February. ... Lees alle
Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015
Ash emissions and explosions of smaller size than the initial one on Sunday evening continue to occur. Ash plumes reported rose to 12-15,000 ft (3.6-4.5 km) altitude. ... Lees alle
Monday, Feb 16, 2015
Chikurachki volcano (Kuriles, Russia): explosive eruption produces ash plume 7-8 km tall and 200 km long
A strong explosive eruption occurred from the volcano on Paramushir island last evening, producing an ash plume that rose to 25,000 ft (7.5 km) altitude and drifted quickly west, already more than 200 km distance. The Aviation Color Code was raised to red. ... Lees alle
Thursday, Aug 21, 2008
KVERT gemeld dat wolken satelliet beeld weergaven van Tsjikoeratsjki tijdens de 8-15 augustus voorkomen. Het niveau van seismiek was onbekend, omdat Tsjikoeratsjki toegewijde seismische instrumenten ontbreekt. Het niveau van bezorgdheid kleurcode bleef in Orange. ... Lees alle