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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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VolcanoWatch [1 June 2010]

Posted by feww on June 5, 2010

Mount Pagan Ejects a Small Plume


False-color satellite image of Mount Pagan, located in the Northern Marianas Islands, shows a small gas and steam plume rising from the volcano on June 3, 2010. “The blue tint of the volcanic plume hints that it may be rich in sulfate aerosols, which could be acting as nuclei for the condensation of water droplets, resulting in cloud formation in the plume.” Iimage was acquired by the Advanced Spaceborne Emission and Reflection Radiometer aboard NASA’s Terra
satellite. Source: NASA E/O. Click image to enlarge. Download large image (2 MB, JPEG)

Cleveland Volcano Restive


False-color image of Mount Cleveland was acquired by ASTER on NASA’s Terra satellite. “Snow is white, clouds are pink, vegetation is red, and water is almost black.”  The Alaska Volcano ObservatoryThe volcano is located about 1,500 kilometers (900 miles) SW of  Anchorage, Alaska. reported an plume of ash above Cleveland volcano rising to a height of about 4,900 meters (16,000 feet) on May 30th.
Source: NASA E/O. Click image to enlarge. Download large image (931 KB, JPEG)

Summary of Weekly Volcanic Activity Report

[Source: SI/USGS]

New Activity/Unrest (26 May-1 June 2010)

  • Arenal, Costa Rica –  [Group F]
  • Bezymianny, Central Kamchatka (Russia)  –  [Group J]
  • Cleveland, Chuginadak Island – [Group H]
  • Kirishima, Kyushu –  [Group J]
  • Pacaya, Guatemala – [Group F]
  • Pagan, Mariana Islands (Central Pacific) – [Group L]
  • Sarigan, Mariana Islands (Central Pacific)  –  [Group L]
  • Tungurahua, Ecuador –  [Group D]
  • Ulawun, New Britain –  [Group K]
  • Yasur, Vanuatu (SW Pacific)  – [Group L]


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


Ongoing Activity:

For additional information, see source.

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Strong Earthquake Strikes Vanuatu

Posted by feww on January 29, 2010

Strong Earthquake Measuring Up to M6.3 Struck Vanuatu

The quake struck about 65 km (40 miles) NNE of Isangel, Tanna, Vanuatu, at a depth of about 85 km (52.8 miles) on Friday, January 29, 2010 at 09:20 UTC.

The mainshock  was preceded by a foreshock measuring up to 5.4Mw which occurred about an hour earlier.

There was no tsunami generated by the quakes, and as of posting no damage or casualties report was made.

Traitor’s Head and Yasur Volcanoes

Today’s main event occurred near Erromango Basin about 45 km SE of Traitor’s Head volcano and some 56 Km NNE of Yasur volcano and may well prove significant in any forthcoming activity at the two volcanoes.

Earthquake Details

  • Magnitude as reported by USGS: 6.0 [Max EQ magnitude estimated by FEWW: 6.3 Mw]
  • Date-Time
    • Friday, January 29, 2010 at 09:20:04 UTC
    • Friday, January 29, 2010 at 08:20:04 PM at epicenter
  • Location: 19.039°S, 169.540°E
  • Depth: 85 km (52.8 miles)
  • Region VANUATU
  • Distances:
    • 65 km (40 miles) NNE of Isangel, Tanna, Vanuatu
    • 195 km (120 miles) SE of PORT-VILA, Efate, Vanuatu
    • 325 km (200 miles) NNE of Tadine, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia
    • 1935 km (1200 miles) ENE of BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia
  • Location Uncertainty:  horizontal +/- 8.3 km (5.2 miles); depth +/- 6.7 km (4.2 miles)
  • Source: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
  • Event ID:  us2010sbaw


Map of Vanuatu. Credit: M.Minderhoud. Click image to enlarge.


EQ Location Map. Source: USGS/EHP. Enhanced by FEWW. Click image to enlarge.


EQ Location Map. Source: USGS/EHP. Edited and Enhanced by FEWW. Click image to enlarge.

Seismic Hazard Map


Major Tectonic Boundaries: Subduction Zones -purple, Ridges -red and Transform Faults -green. Source: USGS/EHP.Click image to enlarge.

Historic Seismicity


Major Tectonic Boundaries: Subduction Zones -purple, Ridges -red and Transform Faults -green. Source: USGS/EHP. Click image to enlarge.

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