Sarychev Peak volcano (Kurile Islands, Russia): new lava flow
Tue, 21 Nov 2017, 12:0512:05 PM | BY: T
A new eruption, of mild intensity only, has been occurring at the remote volcano recently, as satellite imagery shows:
Satellite image of Sarychev Peak volcano from 7 Nov 2017 (image: SENTINEL 2 - ESA/Copernicus, annotated by Culture Volcan)
Thermal signals and visible images show increased heat radiation and suggest that mild ash emissions have occurred during or since late October and early November along with the emission of a new lava flow on the volcano's northern flank.
The attached satellite image from 7 Nov shows a gas plume and a thermal signal. The thermal signal has an elongated shape and corresponds to a new lava flow on the northern flank, more than 1 km long. It is unknown when exactly the new eruption started, but the earliest available satellite data with increased heat emission are from late October.
Links / Sources:
Links / Sources:
- Éruption effusive sur le volcan Sarychev Peak (Kouriles) (Culture Volcan)
Wed, 15 Nov 2017, 06:00
Sarychev Peak volcano (Matua Island, Russia) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 15 November-21 November 2017 (New Activity / Unrest)
SVERT reported that weak steam-and-gas emissions from Sarychev Peak were observed on 13 November. Weather clouds prevented observations during 14-20 November. The Aviation Color Code remained at Green. ... Read all
Wed, 8 Nov 2017, 06:00
Sarychev Peak volcano (Matua Island, Russia) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 8 November-14 November 2017 (New Activity / Unrest)
SVERT reported that a thermal anomaly over Sarychev Peak was identified in satellite images during 6-7 November. Weak steam-and-gas emissions were observed on 8 November. Weather clouds prevented observations during 9-13 November. The Aviation Color Code remained at Green. ... Read all