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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 news & activity updates:

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.
Previous news
Monday, Jun 24, 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 40000 ft (12200 m) altitude or flight level 400 and is moving at 25 kts in NNW direction. ... [more]
Sunday, Jun 23, 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Anchorage warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 40000 ft (12200 m) altitude or flight level 400 and is moving at 25 kts in NE direction. ... [more]
Sunday, Jun 23, 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Anchorage warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 40000 ft (12200 m) altitude or flight level 400 and is moving at 35 kts in NE direction. ... [more]
Currently affected area of the drifting ash cloud from Raikoke's eruption 21-22 June 2019 (imge: VAAC Anchorage)
Sunday, Jun 23, 2019
While the eruptive activity at the volcano itself has calmed down to much smaller ash emissions, it is unclear whether it is a pause or the ending phase of the recent violent eruption. ... [more]

Sunday, Jun 23, 2019
The highl-level ash plume still drifts in the northern Pacific and has now reached the Aleutian areas. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Anchorage issued the following warning about the volcanic ash cloud in up to 43,000 ft (13 km) altitude (flight-level 430) and drifting at 45 kts in NNW direction. ... [more]

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