Sarychev Peak volcano (Kuril Islands): increasing activity

Mon, 11 Jan 2021, 10:56
10:56 AM | BY: MARTIN
Red arrow shows a higher surface temperature at Sarychev peak yesterday. Visibility is limited due to dense clouds (image: Sentinel 2)
Red arrow shows a higher surface temperature at Sarychev peak yesterday. Visibility is limited due to dense clouds (image: Sentinel 2)
Fumarolic activity at Sarychev volcano on 1 August last year (image: KVERT)
Fumarolic activity at Sarychev volcano on 1 August last year (image: KVERT)
Activity of the volcano continues at elevated levels.
KVERT reported that on 10 January at 15:17 UTC KVERT a difference between thermal anomaly and background temperature was 79,8 °C identified in VolSatView satellite data likely caused by a new batch of magma that could be rising inside the volcano's conduits towards the crater.
Formation of lava flows in the summit crater in the near future is a possibility if activity at the volcano increases further.
The last explosive eruptions at the volcano occurred on 12, 14 and 18 September 2018.
Source: Kamchatka Volcanic Eruption Response Team volcano activity update 11 January 2021

Previous news

Wed, 6 Jan 2021, 06:00
KVERT raised the Aviation Color Code to Yellow (the second lowest level on a four-color scale) for Sarychev Peak on 10 January, noting that the temperature of a thermal anomaly was 79.8 degrees Celsius above background temperatures, possibly indicating lava in the crater. ... Read all
Wed, 14 Aug 2019, 19:27
SVERT reported that an ash plume from Sarychev Peak rose to 2.7 km (9,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted 50 km SE on 11 August, based on Tokyo VAAC notices. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Yellow. ... Read all
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