M6.6 Quake Rattles Russia’s Far Eastern Kamchatka Peninsula
Posted by feww on March 29, 2017
Grace – PAL
Strong Earthquake Strikes 78km NNE of Ust’-Kamchatsk Staryy, Russia
Magnitude: 6.6 mww [USGS/EHP]
Location: 56.920°N, 162.734°E [78km NNE of Ust’-Kamchatsk Staryy, Russia]
Depth: 22.8 km
Time: 2017-03-29 04:09:24 (UTC)
Kambalny Volcano Eruption
The earthquake occurred near Kambalny volcano which erupted last week after 250 years of dormancy. The volcano is still spewing smoke and ash to an altitude of about 8,000 meters asl.
KVERT/Volcano Observatory Notification to Aviation
(1) VOLCANO OBSERVATORY NOTICE FOR AVIATION (VONA)
(2) Issued: 20170329/0357Z
(3) Volcano: Kambalny (CAVW #300010)
(4) Current Aviation Color Code: ORANGE
(5) Previous Aviation Color Code: orange
(6) Source: KVERT
(7) Notice Number: 2017-40
(8) Volcano Location: N 51 deg 18 min E 156 deg 52 min
(9) Area: Kamchatka, Russia
(10) Summit Elevation: 7071.68 ft (2156 m)
(11) Volcanic Activity Summary: The explosive eruption of the volcano continues. Satellite data showed an ash plume about 56 km to the west-southwest from the volcano.
The explosive eruption of the volcano continues. Ash explosions up to 19,700-26,200 ft (6-8 km) a.s.l. could occur at any time. Ongoing activity could affect international and low-flying aircraft.
VONA/KVERT Information Release, March 29, 2017. KVERT, Institute of Volcanology and Seismology FEB RAS. URL: http://www.kscnet.ru/ivs/kvert/van/?n=2017-40.