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Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 10000 ft (3000 m) altitude or flight level 100 and is moving at 35 kts in SE direction. ... [more]
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Volcanoes of Northern Kuriles (7 volcanoes)

Alaid |Chirinkotan |Ekarma |Kharimkotan |Nemo Peak |Shirinki |Tao-Rusyr
Alaid
(stratovolcano)
Space image of Alaid stratovolcano (NASA Earth Observatory http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=78290)Alaid is the tallest and northernmost volcano in the Kurile Islands. Also called Atlasov as the island it forms, the symmetrical stratovolcano rises 3000 m from the sea floor and forms a small island. It has a 1.5-km-wide summit crater breached to the south. It is one of the Kuri... [more]

Chirinkotan
(stratovolcano)
Chirinkotan volcano is a large, mostly submerged stratovolcano forming a small largely unvegetated and 3 km wide island in the Kuril Island chain. It is located at the far end of an E-W-trending volcanic chain that extends nearly 50 km west of the central part of the main Kuril I... [more]

Ekarma
(stratovolcano)
Ekarma stratovolcano forms a small 5 x 7.5 km island 8.5 km north of Shiashkotan Island in the northern Kurile Islands, Russia.
The volcano belongs to an E-W-trending volcanic chain extending westward from the central part of the main Kuril Island arc. It contains two overl... [more]

Kharimkotan
(stratovolcano)
Kharimkotan (also spelled Harimkotan) volcano is a stratovolcano forming a 8 x 12 km island in the northern Kuriles. Only the upper 25% of the massive volcano rises above sea level. In its geologic past, the volcano has suffered several slope failures and created devastating debr... [more]

Nemo Peak
(caldera)
Nemo Peak volcano on the northern end of Onekotan Island in the northern Kurile Islands is a complex of 3 overlapping calderas and a young central cone, Nemo Peak, which has been active for about 9,500 years.
It has a 350 m wide summit crater filled by a lava dome with a 1... [more]

Shirinki
(stratovolcano)
Shirinki stratovolcano forms a small 3 km wide island 18 km west of Paramushir Island in the northern Kuriles. Most of the volcano is submerged and its peak rises 761 m above the sea. Shirinki volcano has a 750 m wide summit crater with young lava domes at the top, which could ha... [more]

Tao-Rusyr
(stratovolcano)
Tao-Rusyr volcano is an impressive basaltic-to-andesitic stratovolcano located on the southern end of Onekotan Island in the northern Kuriles. It contains a 7.5 km wide caldera and a large symmetrical new central cone, Krenitzyn Peak which is the vent of young activity. A ... [more]
 

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