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Volcanic Activity for Russia March 30 to April 8

Posted in Russia with tags , , on April 8, 2011 by jameshupp

A Map of Kamchtka

KARYMSKY: Increased seismic activity between March 25 through April 1, with thermal anomaly being detected along with ash plumes reaching heights of 5km and drifting 55km in many directions.

KIZIMEN: Volcanic earthquakes continue at a high rate, with a possible eruption on April 1 producing an ash plume that rose to 4.3km and drifted East. Another possible eruption occurred on April 6.

KLIUCHEVSKOI: Possible eruption on the 30th of March, producing an ash plume rising to 5.2km and moving Eastward.

SHIVELUCH:Increased seismic activity with a multitude of ash plumes reported.


Russia: Volcanic Activity March 16-22, 2010

Posted in Russia with tags , , on March 27, 2011 by jameshupp

An image of Shiveluch from the 25th of February, 2011

KARYMSKY: Moderate amounts of seismic activity were detected between the 10th and 18th of March according to KVERT, with ash plumes rising to heights of 5.8km.

KIZIMEN: KVERT also reported of seismic activity increased between March 11th through the 18th, with many earthquakes and seismic activity being detected today. ash plumes traveled  about 219km SE and W, and the march 20-22 eruptions reaching heights of around 6 to 7km.

SHIVELUCH: Seismic activity occurred between the 11th and 18th of March with ash plumes reaching heights ranging between 3 to 8 km. Ash Plumes drifted approximately 312 km W and NW.

James Hupp


Recent Volcanic Activity for Russia (Feb. 15-25)

Posted in Russia with tags , , on February 27, 2011 by jameshupp

Image: a shot of the Kizimen eruption from the 9th of February.

The volcanic activity from KARYMSKY is still going strong this week.  Continued moderate seismic activity is evident, and ash plumes have risen to a height of about 4km and drifting 30 km Northeastward.

We also have continued activity from KIZIMEN (featured above). Seismic activity continues to be high and variable, with ash plumes reaching heights of around 2.7km and drifting more than 170km Eastward.

SHIVELUCH has also remained active recently with even more gas and steam visible and an eruption on the 22nd created an ash plume reaching altitudes nearing 3.4km and drifting Northeastward.


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James Hupp


Weekly Volcanic Activity For Russia Week of Feb. 2-8

Posted in Russia with tags , , , , , , on February 16, 2011 by jameshupp

A map of the Volcanoes in Kamchatka, Russia

BEZYMIANNY– Reports of minimal seismic activity along with gas and steam activity has been observed within the past week.  The Tokyo VAAC has also reported a significant ash plume on the 4th of February that rose to 4.6 km in height.

KARYMSKY– Some seismic activity has been reported in recent days, and some ash plumes may have risen to 4.7km in height and drifted approximately 120 km East.

KIZIMEN– High seismic activity from this volcano, but variable within the last week. Ash plumes rose to 6.1 km in height and drifted 430 km East. A second ash plume was reported on the 8th of February that reached a height of 4km.

SHIVELUCH– A moderate amount of seismic activity has been reported recently, with frequent volcanic earthquakes and gas and steam activity has been observed. Ash plumes reported recently rose to heights of around 6 to 8 km and drifted 120km northeast. A second ash plume was noted as rising to 4km in height and drifting Eastward on the 8th of February


James Hupp 2/15/2011