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Volcanic activity worldwide 28 Jul 2016: Chikurachki volcano

Thu, 28 Jul 2016, 21:00
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Ash plume from Chikurachki volcano today (Tokyo VAAC)
Ash plume from Chikurachki volcano today (Tokyo VAAC)
Chikurachki (Paramushir Island): A new eruption was reported by Tokyo VAAC who discovered new ash emissions from the volcano since yesterday morning. The ash plume observed on Himawari 8 satellite imagery rose to estimated 18,000 ft (5.4 km) altitude and drifted over 150 km to the NE passing the southern part of the Kamchatka peninsula.
Based on satellite imagery, it seems that the eruption started as a violent explosive event yesterday at 03:20 UTC (14:20 afternoon local time). The ash plume reached Kamchatka's southern tip 3 hours later, spreading at an average of approx. 30 knots.
Chikurachki, one of the many active and rarely directly observed volcanoes in the Kurile Arc, has often produced short-lived, but sudden and very violent explosive eruptions in the past years.

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Volcanic activity worldwide 27 Jul 2016: Kilauea volcano

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Kilauea (Hawai'i): (27 Jul) The so-called 61G lava flow continued its rapid advance and reached the ocean early yesterday morning at 01:12 local time. ... Read all
Tue, 26 Jul 2016, 21:00

Volcanic activity worldwide 26 Jul 2016: Kilauea volcano

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Kilauea (Hawai'i): (26 Jul) Over the weekend, the lava flow in the coastal flat had advanced significantly, bringing the closest lava flow front to only 370 m distance from the coast as of Monday morning (Hawaiian time). Chances to see lava entering the sea in the coming days or weeks are increasing with each day. ... Read all
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