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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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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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Klyuchevskaya, Bezymianny and Sakurajima Erupt

Posted by feww on February 19, 2010

Satellite images of 3 erupting volcanoes


Sakurajima Volcano in southern Japan erupted more than 400 times during 2009, and activity was increasing in early 2010. The Advanced Land Imager (ALI) aboard NASA’s Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite captured this natural-color image of the erupting volcano on February 15, 2010. Gray ash is visible in the plume that extends northeast (towards the lower-right) of the volcano. Ashfall is a regular occurrence at the daikon and mandarin farms surrounding the volcano, as well as in the nearby cities of Kagoshima and Kirishima. NASA Earth Observatory image and caption by Robert Simmon. Click image to enlarge.


Neighboring volcanoes on Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula Klyuchevskaya Volcano in the north and Bezymianny Volcano in the south both erupted. The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this false-color image on February 13, 2010. [But the image was released today, 6 days later.]  Reaching a height of 4,835 meters (15,860 feet), Klyuchevskaya (also Kliuchevskoi) Volcano is both the tallest and most active volcano on Kamchatka. Dwarfed by its neighbor, Bezymianny reaches 2,882 meters (9,455 feet) above sea level. It released a smaller, thinner plume than Klyuchevskaya.
NASA Earth Observatory image created by Jesse Allen. Caption by Michon Scott. Edited by FEWW. Click image to enlarge.

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