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

Tuesday Jun 25, 2019 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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Links / Sources:
  • KVERT: Original report page (in Russian)
Previous news
Satellite image of Raikoke volcano on 25 Jun 2019
Tuesday, Jun 25, 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 38000 ft (11600 m) altitude or flight level 380 and is moving at 20 kts in NNE direction. ... [more]
Tuesday, Jun 25, 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 38000 ft (11600 m) altitude or flight level 380 and is moving at 20 kts in NNE direction. ... [more]
Monday, Jun 24, 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo 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 NE direction. ... [more]
Monday, Jun 24, 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 NNE direction. ... [more]
Today's model of the ash plume from Raikoke over the northern Pacific (image: ESA)
Monday, Jun 24, 2019
Activity at the volcano continues: ash emissions are visible on satellite imagery, but they are less intense than the explosions during 21-22 June. ... [more]

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