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VolcanoWatch 16 June 2011

Posted by feww on June 17, 2011

Kizimen: Volcano of the Week


Activity of Kizimen volcano at 09:00 UTC on June 12, 2011. Photo by Yu. Demyanchuk from Klyuchevskoy volcano flank. Source KVERT. Image may be subject to copyright.


Kizimen Volcano
blew out a plume of ash, smoke and steam over the  Gulf of Kamchatka on February 1, 2011.  Kizimen recent eruptions are said to be both explosive and effusive. This natural-color image was taken by the MODIS aboard the Aqua satellite. Source: NASA-EO. Click images to enlarge.


Kizimen Volcano on Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula (elev. 8,153 ft/2,485 m: KVERT 13 june 2011),  ejected a plume of ash, steam and volcanic gasses on January 6, 2011, when ALI on NASA’s EO-1 satellite captured this natural-color image.  Kizimen had released continuous ash emissions since December 31, 2010, KVERT reported. Kizimen erupted explosively 83 years ago. Source: NASA-EO. 

Weekly Volcanic Activity Report

(based on SI /USGS report for 8 June-14 June 2011)

New activity/unrest:

FEWW Map of Volcanoes


Map of Volcanoes. Background Map: University of Michigan. Designed and enhanced by Fire Earth Blog. Click image to enlarge.

Kizimen Volcano Alert: KVERT

  • Issued: 20110613/01:29UTC
  • Volcano: Kizimen (1000-23)
  • Aviation Color Code: Red
  • Source: KVERT
  • Notice number: 2011/26
  • Volcano Location: 55°08’N, 160°19’E
  • Area: Kamchatka, Russia
  • Summit Elevation (feet/meters): 8,153 ft/2,485 m
  • Height of ash plume (feet/km) ASL and how determined: 6562 ft/ 2 km- Satellite
  • Distance of ash plume from the volcano (mi/km): 323.18 mi/520 km
  • Direction of ash plume or ash cloud drift from the volcano: East
  • Time and method of observation: 20110613/0129Z – NOAA 19 (4m5)
  • Start time of explosion and how determined: 2011/Z – unknown
  • Duration of eruption (or indicate eruption is continuing): eruption is continuing

Ongoing Activity:

Recent Satellite Images

Puyehue-Cordón Caulle Satellite Images Showing Floating Pumice


Massive eruptions at Chile’s Puyehue-Cordón Caulle Volcanic Complex ejected volcanic rocks a distance of at least 20 kilometers from the center of volcano. This photo-like satellite image taken by the ALI aboard the EO-1 satelliteon on June 14, 2011,  and shows pumice floating on a mountain lake east of the volcano. Source: NASA-EO. Click images to enlarge.

Nabro Volcano EO-1 Satellite Image


Nabro eruption image taken by by the ALI aboard EO-1 satellite on June 14, 2011. Source: NASA-EO. Click image to enlarge.

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