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Kamchatka Volcanoes The Fat Lady?

Posted by feww on December 24, 2010

Kamchatka Volcanoes May Be Instrumental to the ‘Epilogue’

Activity at Kamchatka Volcanoes Could Increase Dramatically in the Period Leading to Collapse

There are about 165 volcanoes on Kamchatka Peninsula, 29 of which are still active. About 120 of the volcanoes are believed to have erupted during the Holocene Epoch (approximately 12,000 years ago to present time).


Klyuchevskaya, the highest and most active volcano on Kamchatka peninsula, ejects a thin plume of steam and ash on December 23, 2010, when this false-color image was taken by the ASTER instrument on NASA’s Terra satellite. Source: NASA-EO


ISS astronaut photograph of volcanoes on Kamchatka Peninsula (
ISS025-E-17440) was acquired on November 19, 2010. Source: NASA-EO

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Recent Volcanic Activity – Satellite Images

Posted by feww on June 11, 2010

Plume Spewed by Ulawun Volcano

Ulawun Volcano located  on Papua New Guinea (PNG) island of New Britain spewed a plume of steam and ash on June 10, 2010. The above is a  natural-color image captured by ALIon NASA’s EO-1 satellite on the same day.


Ulawun is one of the most active volcanoes in PNG and has repeatedly erupted producing large lava and pyroclastic flows over the past 40 years. Image Source: NASA E/O. Click images to enlarge.

Ulawun Volcano (Father) and Bamus Volcano (Son)

Summit Elevation:    2,334 m
Coordinates: 5.05°S, 151.33°E


Ulawun and Bamus volcano (upper left) are the two highest volcanoes of the Bismarck arc, and are known as the Father and South Son volcanoes. The peak to the left of the summit is a prominent E-W-trending escarpment on the south side that may result from large-scale slumping. Historical eruptions date back to the beginning of the 18th century. Photo by Wally Johnson (Australia Bureau of Mineral Resources). Caption: GVP.

Klyuchevskaya Volcano Signals New Round of Activity


Protruding from clouds, the summit of Klyuchevskaya Volcano located on Kamchatka Peninsula (Russia)  released a small plume on June 7, 2010. Natural-color image acquired by ALI on NASA’s EO-1Download large image (924 KB, JPEG) satellite the same day. “A faint brown-gray plume blows toward the north (image right), contrasting with the bright clouds below.” Source: NASA E/O.

6,000-year-old Kliuchevskoi:  Kamchatka’s highest and most active volcano

Summit Elevation: 4,835m
Coordinates: 56.057°N, 160.638°E


The 4,835-m-high basaltic stratovolcano has produced frequent moderate-volume explosive and effusive eruptions without major periods of inactivity. More than 100 flank eruptions have occurred during the past roughly 3,000 years, with most lateral craters and cones occurring on the NE (seen here) and SE flanks of the conical volcano at altitudes of 500-3,600 m. Photo by E.Y. Zhdanova (courtesy of Oleg Volynets, Institute of Volcanology, Petropavlovsk). Source: GVP.

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Klyuchevskaya Erupting Until Further Notice!

Posted by feww on April 10, 2010

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Volcanoes and Glaciers Don’t Mix

Satellite Images of Klyuchevskaya Volcano

The 4,750-meter Klyuchevskaya is the highest and most active volcano on Kamchatka Peninsula, NE Russia.


Klyuchevskaya Volcano is still erupting. Natural-color satellite image by MODIS was acquired April 7, 2010.   A plume of ash about 370 meters was reported above the crater summit.  The dark tint seen on the lower slopes of the Shiveluch Volcano, located to the northeast of Klyuchevskaya, is ash deposits from an earlier eruption. Source: NASA/EO.


A plume towered above the summit of Klyuchevskaya Volcano on Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula on February 13, 2010, when the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this false-color image. Directly over the summit, the plume is bright white, suggesting more steam than ash. The steep, cone-shaped volcano was shrouded in snow, and the rugged terrain was being illuminated from the south, which created dramatic shadows to the north and west. Both the mountain itself and the plume are casting a shadow (brown area) on the western and northern flanks of the volcano. Within this shadow, black rivulets of lava are visible on the northwest slopes. (Date: 13 February 2010). Image and caption: NASA


Klyuchevskaya’s most recent phase of eruptive activity began in January 2005. On February 21, the Kamchatkan Volcanic Eruption Response Team reported a lava flow down the northern flank of the volcano that melted a large portion of the Ehrman Glacier, the largest of several small glaciers capping the summit and flanks of the volcano. Image captured by ASTER  on NASA’s Terra satellite February 24, 2004. Source: NASA/EO.

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