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Raikoke volcano (Central Kuriles, Kuril Islands) activity update: First images of the eruption from the ground

Tue, 25 Jun 2019, 13:03
13:03 PM | BY: MJFLEGEND
The ash column rising above the summit.
The ash column rising above the summit.
Pre-eruption view of a rocky outcrop with sea lions in the foreground.
Pre-eruption view of a rocky outcrop with sea lions in the foreground.
The same outcrop afterwards. The habitat is completely destroyed. Pyroclastic deposits have extended the shoreline.
The same outcrop afterwards. The habitat is completely destroyed. Pyroclastic deposits have extended the shoreline.
We finally have information about the situation on the ground, courtesy of a ship that was passing in the area during the large eruption on Sunday. As expected, there is a lot of damage!

Meanwhile, the drifting plumes continue to disperse over the Aleutian Islands. Updates continue to be released by Anchorage VAAC. The Aviation Colour Code has been lowered to Yellow.

Credit for all images: Nik Pavlov via KVERT.

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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) Raikoke volcano eruptions:
2019 June - ongoing, 1924, 1778, 1765
Typical eruption style
explosive
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