Raikoke volcano (Central Kuriles, Kuril Islands) activity update: First images of the eruption from the ground
Tue, 25 Jun 2019, 13:0313:03 PM | BY: MJFLEGEND
The ash column rising above the summit.
Pre-eruption view of a rocky outcrop with sea lions in the foreground.
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!
The same outcrop afterwards. The habitat is completely destroyed. Pyroclastic deposits have extended the shoreline.
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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