Sarychev Peak Volcano Continues to Spew Ash48.0N 153.1E
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.