Sarychev volcano (Kuril Islands), short summary & update
Sarychev volcano erupted violently starting 11 June 2009 until mid-end of June, producing a series of sub-plinian eruptions sending large gas and ash plumes to 10-14 km elevation, which drifted westward across the northern hemisphere. The most powerful eruptions occurred between June 11-16. No large ash explosions were noted after 16 June, but Sarychev continues to erupt and produce smaller gas and ash plumes.
Чт, 6 авг 2009, 12:2012:20 PM |
There is no local volcano monitoring available on Sarychev island (which likely would have been destroyed by now), and information on its activity is based on satellite and pilot observations.
Extensive coverage of Sarychev's activity can be found on several websites listed below.
- The USGS / GVP weekly reports about Sarychev
- The Volcanism Blog's coverage on Sarychev
- The Eruptions Blog's coverage on Sarychev
Wed, 22 Jul 2009, 06:00
Sarychev Peak volcano (Matua Island, Russia) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 22 July-28 July 2009 (Continuing Activity)
Based on analyses of satellite imagery, SVERT reported that on 22 July a gas-and-steam plume from Sarychev Peak drifted 35 km N. Cloud cover prevented observations during 23-26 July. On 27 July, a steam-and-gas plume possibly containing some ash rose to an altitude of 3.7 km (12,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted 55 km NW. ... Read all
Wed, 15 Jul 2009, 06:00
Sarychev Peak volcano (Matua Island, Russia) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 15 July-21 July 2009 (Continuing Activity)
Based on analyses of satellite imagery, SVERT reported that gas-and-steam plumes from Sarychev Peak were seen on satellite imagery during 15, 18-19, and 21 July. Plumes drifted 30-50 km W and S. Cloud cover prevented observations during 16-17 and 20 July. ... Read all