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Ash Plumes from Sarychev Peak Volcano, Russia

48.0N 153.2E

June 15th, 2009 Category: Volcanoes

Ash plumes from Sarychev Peak, Russia

Ash plumes from Sarychev Peak, Russia

Sarychev Peak - June 13th, 2009

Sarychev Peak - June 13th, 2009

Sarychev Peak - June 15th, 2009

Sarychev Peak - June 15th, 2009

Sarychev PeakĀ is a stratovolcano covering almost the entirety of Matua Island in the Kuril Islands, which belong to Russia’s Sakhalin Oblast, south of the Kamchatka Peninsula. It is a young, highly symmetrical stratovolcanic cone with an elevation of 1496 m.

One of the most active volcanoes in the Kuril Islands, on June 12, 2009, it released two large ash plumes. One plume of ash spread about 105 km (65 mi) toward the west-northwest, reported the U.S. Air Force Weather Agency, and the other reached 250 km (155 mi) toward the east-southeast.

The animated image shows the spread of the ash, visible amongst the clouds, between June 13th and 15th, 2009. In the image taken on the 13th, the ash is darkest and most concentrated nearest the peak of the volcano.

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Sarychev Peak Volcano Continues to Spew Ash

48.0N 153.1E

June 16th, 2009 Category: Volcanoes

Ash plumes from Sarychev Peak, Russia - June 15th, 2009

Ash plumes from Sarychev Peak, Russia - June 15th, 2009

Sarychev Peak, a volcano on Matua Island in Russia’s Kuril Archipelago that is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire, has been producing continuous ash and steam emissions since June 12th, 2009. (Click here for the previous article.)

Here, most of the archipelago is obscured by clouds and ash, although the Kamchatka Peninsula is visible above.

These eruptions are reaching up to 8 kilometers (5 miles) above sea level, although other reports estimate altitudes as high as 16.5 kilometers (10 miles) above sea level. As a result, the tall ash column is currently disrupting air traffic.

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