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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
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Raikoke volcano eruptions:
2019 June - ongoing, 1924, 1778, 1765
Typical eruption style:
explosive
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Raikoke volcano (Kurile Islands): ash and gas plumes continue to swirl above the northern Pacific, ash emissions at the volcano

Monday Jun 24, 2019 10:42 AM | BY: T
Today's model of the ash plume from Raikoke over the northern Pacific (image: ESA)
Today's model of the ash plume from Raikoke over the northern Pacific (image: ESA)
SO2 plume (image: ESA)
SO2 plume (image: ESA)
Ash plume from the volcano itself seen today via satellite
Ash plume from the volcano itself seen today via satellite
Activity at the volcano continues: ash emissions are visible on satellite imagery, but they are less intense than the explosions during 21-22 June.
The large ash and gas plume from this initial phase is still swirling around and hovering above the northern Pacific, in a vast area between Kamchatka and Alaska. Its maximum altitude is estimated at up to 40,000 ft (12 km) a.s.l. Distorted and dissected by winds from an important low-pressure system (cyclone), the ash and gas cloud now consists actually of several plumes, some with impressive spiral shapes hundreds of km long.
VAAC Anchorage regularly issues updates and corresponding warning to aircraft in the region.
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