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Zhupanovsky volcano
Compound volcano 2958 m / 9,705 ft
Kamchatka, Russia, 53.59°N / 159.15°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
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Zhupanovsky volcano eruptions:
2014-2017, 2013, 1959
Typical eruption style:
unspecified
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Zhupanovsky volcano (Kamchatka): powerful explosions on 20 Nov 2016, ash to 10 km altitude

Sunday Nov 20, 2016 12:05 PM | BY: T

Eruption of Zhupanovsky on 20 Nov 2016 (image: Lyulya Udalova / twitter)
Eruption of Zhupanovsky on 20 Nov 2016 (image: Lyulya Udalova / twitter)
Two powerful explosions occurred at the volcano on 20 Nov - apparently with no warning - and produced an ash plume that rose to almost 10 km altitude and drifted more than 200 km to the east before dissipating. No damages were reported (there are no significant settlements nearby), but the ash plume was dangerous for N-America - Asia air traffic routes.
There is no active monitoring on this volcano and the nature of the explosions is unknown, in particular whether they involved fresh magma or were only driven by overheated steam inside the conduits (phreatic activity).
Zhupanovsky has been having intermittent explosions since 2013, often at long intervals of several months. In July 2015, a part of its southern flank of its active cone Priemysh collapsed.
Previous news
Thursday, Mar 31, 2016
KVERT reported that moderate activity at Zhupanovsky continued during 18-25 March. According to KVERT, the Tokyo VAAC noted that an explosion generated an ash plume that rose to an altitude of 8 km (26,200 ft) a.s.l. at 0120 on 25 March. ... [more]
Tuesday, Mar 08, 2016
KVERT reported that moderate gas-and-steam activity at continued during 26 February-4 March. The Aviation Color Code remained at Orange. [more]
Ash plume from Zhupanovsky volcano yesterday
Saturday, Feb 13, 2016
A stronger eruption occurred in the evening of 12 Feb, producing an ash plume that rose to estimated 34,000 ft (10 km) altitude and drifted more than 300 km east over the Pacific. VAAC Tokyo maintains Aviation Color ORANGE. ... [more]

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