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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

Raikoke volcano news & activity updates:

Raikoke Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA FROM 20190621/1810Z ERUPTION to 38000 ft (11600 m)

Wed, 26 Jun 2019, 20:00
20:00 PM | BY: VN
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 W direction.
The full report is as follows:

FVAK21 at 19:47 UTC, 26/06/19 from PAWU
VAAAK1
VA ADVISORY

DTG: 20190626/2000Z

VAAC: ANCHORAGE

VOLCANO: RAIKOKE 290250

PSN: N4818 E15315

AREA: KURIL ISLANDS

SUMMIT ELEV: 1808 FT [551 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2019/028

INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI/GOES/POES

AVIATION COLOR CODE: YELLOW

ERUPTION DETAILS: VA FROM 20190621/1810Z ERUPTION

OBS VA DTG: 26/2000Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL380 N5944 E16042 - N6710 E16135 - N5932 E17535
- N5650 E17102 - N5944 E16042 MOV W 25KT.

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 27/0200Z SFC/FL380 N5913 E15806 - N6750 E15915
- N6008 E17323 - N5637 E16750 - N5913 E15806.

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 27/0800Z NO VA EXP.

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 27/1400Z NO VA EXP.

RMK: T+0 CONFIDENCE LOW.
VA BECOMING HARDER TO SEE IN SAT IMAGES. SOME REMAINING VA LIKELY
CIRCULATING W AROUND CLOSED LOW.

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20190627/0200Z

DB JUN 2019 AAWU

Previous news
Tue, 25 Jun 2019, 15:03
View of the vertically rising and expanding plume head during the peak phase of the eruption of Raikoke volcano during 21-22 June, 5th or 6th explosive phase (image: NASA Earth))
NASA published an amazing photograph of the circular eruption column topping out at around 43,000 ft (13 km) altitude, during the peak phase of activity around noon of 22 June (local time). ... read all
Tue, 25 Jun 2019, 13:03
The ash column rising above the summit.
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! ... read all

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