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Sarychev Peak volcano (Kurile Islands, Russia): new lava flow

Tue, 21 Nov 2017, 12:05
12:05 PM | BY: T
Satellite image of Sarychev Peak volcano from 7 Nov 2017 (image: SENTINEL 2 - ESA/Copernicus, annotated by Culture Volcan)
Satellite image of Sarychev Peak volcano from 7 Nov 2017 (image: SENTINEL 2 - ESA/Copernicus, annotated by Culture Volcan)
A new eruption, of mild intensity only, has been occurring at the remote volcano recently, as satellite imagery shows:
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.

Previous news

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
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stratovolcano 1496 m (4,908 ft)
Central Kuriles (Kuril Islands), 48.09°N / 153.2°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) Sarychev Peak volcano eruptions:
2019 (?), 2010 (?), 2009 (12 June, subplinian eruption), 1989, 1986, 1976, 1965, 1960, 1954, 1946, 1932?, 1930, 1928, 1927, 1923, 1878, 1805, 1760
Typical eruption style
Explosive.
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