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Activity update on Shiveluch volcano

  The volcanic ash advisory center (VAAC) Tokyo issued a warning this morning for ash hazard up to FL270 (8.2 km) extending south-west which by now has dissipated. KVERT has the volcano on orange alert and estimated the height of the ash plume to 13120-16400 ft (4-5 km) above sea level. The plume was barely visible on todays Aqua/Modis…

Zhupanovsky with the steaming hydrothermal vents clearly visible.

The Kamchatkan Affair – Zhupanovsky

During the last year we have been spoilt by eruptions on the Kamchatkan peninsula. We had a medium sized effusive eruption from Tolbachik, a long explosive eruption with lava effusion at Klyuchevskoy, explosive eruptions at Bezymianny, anyone I missed? UKViggen emediately pointed out that I had missed to mention Sheveluch, Kizimen and Karymsky (I still…

Kliuchevskoi, the perfect volcano. Photo by Tamten (Wikimedia Commons)

Kliuchevskoi, one of Eurasia´s highest volcanoes

The 4835-m high Kliuchevskoi (Klyuchevskoy) volcano is not only the highest in Eurasia, located in Central Kamchatka (Russia,  56.057°N, 160.638°E), but also one of the highest active with a large diversity of eruption styles. The beautifully symmetric basaltic to andibasaltic stratovolcano with about 80 lateral vents and cones is only 6000 to 7000 years old.…

Kizimen, my personal favourite erupting on 3 12 10

Schaturday Schummary: Kamchatka.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b0/Kizimen_cropped_2_by_Don_Page_2010_12_10_03_14_UTC.jpg So, to kick us off: an apopolylogy, an announcement, an appeal and some articles from our very own Ukviggen: “Apologies if this has been mentioned (been away 🙂 ) but it seems that the end of the Tolbachik eruption was *tentatively* called on the 24th.” Webcam; if you want to check: http://www.emsd.ru/video/Tolbachik/img_1.jpg “Since my…

Image 2: Map from Google Satellite; approximate location of faults added by the author.

Nachikinsky – Why is she so quiet?

Is she biding her time, or have plate movements reduced the supply of magma? I came across this volcano while rummaging around the internet to research Tolbachik.  A quick Google around for Nachikinsky does not find much; and, she is not listed in GVP. Most of this post is based on a comprehensive study carried…