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SO2 plume from Raikoke's eruption on 21 June as of 27 June 2019 (image: ESA)
Thursday, Jun 27, 2019
The activity at the small island volcano itself seems to have decreased a lot or even ceased - there are no more new ash alerts issued that mention new emissions at the volcano itself, and no significant heat signals can be found. ... [more]
Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Anchorage warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 38000 ft (11600 m) altitude or flight level 380 and is moving at 25 kts in W direction. ... [more]
 

Raikoke volcano

stratovolcano 551 m / 1,808 ft
Central Kuriles, Kuril Islands, 48.29°N / 153.25°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
Raikoke volcano books
Last update: 27 Jun 2019
Typical eruption style: explosive
Raikoke volcano eruptions: 2019 June - ongoing, 1924, 1778, 1765 Eruption plume of the 21 June 2019 eruption seen from satellite on 22 JuneNo recent earthquakes
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Raikoke (or Raikoki) volcano is mainly basaltic and has a 700 m wide and 200 m deep crater with steep walls. Raikoko has erupted lava flows all along the eastern side of the island.
A large eruption occurred in 1778 which destoryed the upper third of the island. Another strong eruption was in 1925, which reshaped the crater and altered the coastline of the island.


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