Tag Archive | Kamchatka


Depth: 65 km

Distances: 2149 km NE of Sapporo-shi, Japan / pop: 1,884,000 / local time: 00:40:39.8 2017-04-07
304 km SE of Palana, Russian Federation / pop: 3,700 / local time: 03:40:39.8 2017-04-07
267 km NE of Esso, Russian Federation / pop: 2,000 / local time: 03:40:39.8 2017-04-07

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Subject To Chang

Depth: 40 km

Distances: 2157 km NE of Sapporo-shi, Japan / pop: 1,884,000 / local time: 14:27:50.4 2017-03-29
300 km SE of Palana, Russian Federation / pop: 3,700 / local time: 17:27:50.4 2017-03-29
263 km S of Ossora, Russian Federation / pop: 2,500 / local time: 17:27:50.4 2017-03-29
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Subject To Chang

Depth: 10 km

Distances: 2163 km NE of Sapporo-shi, Japan / pop: 1,884,000 / local time: 13:34:59.3 2017-03-29
286 km SE of Palana, Russian Federation / pop: 3,700 / local time: 16:34:59.3 2017-03-29
249 km S of Ossora, Russian Federation / pop: 2,500 / local time: 16:34:59.3 2017-03-29
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Subject To Change

Depth: 10 km

Distances: 2157 km NE of Sapporo-shi, Japan / pop: 1,884,000 / local time: 13:09:22.7 2017-03-29
292 km SE of Palana, Russian Federation / pop: 3,700 / local time: 16:09:22.7 2017-03-29
257 km S of Ossora, Russian Federation / pop: 2,500 / local time: 16:09:22.7 2017-03-29

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Russia’s Shiveluch Volcano erupts leading scientists to issue warnings

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The Shiveluch volcano erupted for the fourth time on Sunday morning, creating a seven kilometer-tall plume of ash, leading scientists to issue warnings for local residents and airlines.
The Shiveluch volcano, in Russia’s far-eastern Kamchatka territory erupted on Sunday morning for the fourth time in the past week, the Kamchatka Volcanic Eruption Response Team (KVERT) announced on its website.
A plume of ash over seven kilometers tall rose as a result of the eruption, leading scientists to issue a warning for aircraft. The scientists also issued an ash alert for Kamchatka’s residents, advising them to stay indoors and and stock up on food and water.
The volcano is one of five currently erupting or restless in Kamchatka, with the others being Zhupanovsky, Klyuchevsoy, Karmysky and Bezymianny.
Kamchatka, part of the Pacific Ring of Fire, is known for its active volcanoes, and Shiveluch, one of the region’s biggest, has been erupting since 2009.
Courtesy of Sputnik News

Kamchatka Volcano’s Ash Eruption Prompts Air Traffic Safety Warning

Volcano Alert

A volcano in Russia’s far-eastern Kamchatka region has begun spewing ash, posing a possible risk to air traffic in the area, a news report said Sunday.
The Shiveluch Volcano has begun shooting ash some six kilometers into the air, prompting its threat level to be boosted to orange, meaning it could pose a threat to air traffic, Rossiiskaya Gazeta reported, citing the press service of the Emergency Situations Ministry.
“The cloud of ash has spread to the southwest of the volcano, and the plume [of ash] has spread deep into the peninsula, but there is no ash in the villages,” the ministry said in a statement.
Tour agencies have been advised against organizing any excursions in the area.
Shiveluch is one of the largest active volcanoes in the Kamchatka region, with an area of 1,300 square kilometers and a height of 3,283 meters.
There are more than 150 volcanoes in Kamchatka, 29 of which are active.
Courtesy of The Moscow Times

Volcano Shiveluch In Russian Far East’s Kamchatka Erupts Ash At Altitude Of 6 km

Orange Alert

Volcano Shiveluch in Russian Far East's Kamchatka erupts ash at altitude of 6 km

Volcano Shiveluch has erupted ash at an altitude of six kilometres above sea level in Russian Far East’s Ust-Kamchatsky municipal entity, Kamchatka branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences geophysical service stated on Sunday.

The ash plume has spread northwest of the volcano towards Bay Ozernoy not affecting any settlements, the Kamchatka territorial emergency situation department said. No threat exists for settlements.

The volcano is ranked with orange aeronautical code of high eruption hazard.

New Eruption Occurs From Shiveluch Volcano

Volcano Alert

There was a new eruption of ash from Shiveluch volcano in Kamchatka on Sunday, the press service of the Emergency Situations’ Ministry department for Kamchatka territory reports.

“According to visual observations of KVERT (the Kamchatka Volcanic Eruption Response Team), there was another eruption of ash. The height of the ash plume is up to 8 kilometers above sea level,” the report says.

Given the direction of the wind the ash cloud spread to the southeast bypassing populated areas. No ash falls were registered in towns and villages of Ust-Kamchatka municipal district.

Earlier reports said there was an eruption of ash Sunday morning to the altitude of 6.2 kilometers.

There is no threat to the population.

All travel agencies have been notified about the threat to tourists and they have been strongly advised against sending tourist groups along routes running near the volcano. The orange aviation color code has been assigned to the volcano.

Kamchatkan Shiveluch Volcano Spews Ash 9km High

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The Shiveluch Volcano erupting in Kamchatka has spewed ash nine kilometers high, the Kamchatkan territorial emergency situations department reported on Tuesday. No ashfall has been reported from towns nearby

“The volcanic event occurred on Tuesday afternoon. The ash cloud stretched northwest, bypassing populated areas,” the report said.

No ashfall has been reported from towns nearby, it added.

Nevertheless, rescuers advised tour operators to avoid paths around the volcano, for which a red alert has been issued.

Shiveluch is the northernmost active volcano of Kamchatka situated 45 kilometers away from the town of Klyuchi in the Ust-Kamchatsky district with a population of approximately 5,000.

It is also one of the largest Kamchatkan volcanoes. Shiveluch became active in May 2009 and got a fissure that is almost 30 meters deep in its dome.

New Eruption At Zhupanovsky Volcano, Kamchatka, Russia
Powerful eruptionof Sakurajima on 21 Oct, producing a plume that reached 18,000 ft
A new explosive eruption started yesterday night (23 Oct). An ash plume was detected drifting at an estimated 16,000 ft (5 km) altitude and drifting ESE. At least 1 mm of ash have been deposited in the Nalychevo valley, a natural park between Zhupanovsky and Avachinsky volcanoes.
Zhupanovsky volcano lies about 70 km northeast of the capital of Kamchatka, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, and had its last eruption in 1959.
It is a complex volcano composed of several overlapping cones aligned on a roughly east-west oriented axis. The new eruption comes from the same vent that has been also the site of all known historical eruptions, located west of the highest point of the volcanic massif.