Kizimen volcano news & activity updates
Kizimen volcano (Kamchatka): activity summary 31 Oct - 6 Nov 2012
Thursday Nov 08, 2012 11:05 AM | DOOR: T
KVERT reported that during 26 October -2 November moderate seismic activity at Kizimen was detected along with a thermal anomaly in satellite imagery.
Video and satellite images showed lava flows effusing from the summit and the E flank, summit incandescence, strong gas-and-steam activity, and hot avalanches on the S flank.
The Aviation Color Code was raised to Orange on 1 November. Based on information from the Kamchatka Branch of Geophysical Services (KGBS), the Tokyo VAAC reported that an ash plume drifted NE at an altitude of 5.2 km (17,000 ft) a.s.l. on 2 November.
KVERT reported that during 2-3 November moderate seismicity indicated that possible ash plumes rose to altitudes of 4.5-4.8 km (14,800-15,800 ft) a.s.l. Video images showed gas-and-steam activity during 2-5 November. Incandescence above the crater and lava flow were observed on 5 November.
(Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report)
Kizimen volcano (Kamchatka) activity update: explosion on 2 Nov 2012 sends ash to 17,000 ft altitude
Friday, Nov 02, 2012
An explosion earlier today produced an ash plume rising to 17,000 ft (5.2 km) altitude, VAAC Tokyo reports. [meer...]
Sunday, Oct 28, 2012
Activity at Kizimen has decreased over the past weeks, but incandescence, steaming and moderate seismicity continue to be registered, confirming that the lava dome remains active. [meer...]
Kizimen volcano (Eastern Kamchatka (Russia)) activity update: active lava flow, occasional pyroclastic flows and/or explosions
Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012
Moderate seismicity of the volcano was registered. According to seismic data, ash plumes possibly rose up to 11,800 ft (3.6 km) a.s.l. A recent webcam image captured by Peter Webley from 20 Sep showed and ash plume probably caused by a small pyroclastic flow likely triggered by rock avalanches from the lava flow. [meer...]
Tuesday, Aug 21, 2012
The lava flow is still active and a thermal anomaly over the volcano is detected by satellite. [meer...]
Friday, Aug 17, 2012
Effusive eruption of the volcano continues. Moderate seismic activity of the volcano was registered all week. Video data and satellite imagery showed that the lava flow continues to effusing on the eastern volcanic flank. Incandescence of the volcano summit, hot avalanches and gas-steam activity accompany the lava flow effusion. According to satellite data, a thermal anomaly was registering over the volcano on August 10, 12 and 15. [meer...]