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KVERT/Volcano Observatory Notification to Aviation

VONA/KVERT WEEKLY INFORMATION RELEASE 39-2014
Kamchatkan and Northern Kuriles Volcanic Activity

September 25, 2014, 23:14 UTC (September 26, 2014, 11:14 KST)

KVERT monitor 30 active volcanoes of Kamchatka and 6 active volcanoes of Northern Kuriles. Not all of these volcanoes had eruptions in historical time, however they are potentially active and therefore are of concern to aviation.

SUMMARY OF AVIATION COLOR CODES:

KAMCHATKA
Real-time seismic data (from the Kamchatkan Branch of Geophysical Survey RAS: http:www.emsd.ru):
SHEVELUCH, ZHUPANOVSKY: ORANGE
BEZYMIANNY, KARYMSKY: YELLOW
USHKOVSKY, KLYUCHEVSKOY, PLOSKY TOLBACHIK, KIZIMEN, KORYAKSKY, AVACHINSKY, GORELY, MUTNOVSKY: GREEN

No seismic data:
ICHINSKY, VYSOKY, KOMAROV, GAMCHEN, KHANGAR, KRONOTSKY, KRASHENINNIKOV, TAUNSHITS, KIKHPINYCH, MALY SEMYACHIK, OPALA, KHODUTKA, KSUDACH, ZHELTOVSKY, ILIINSKY, DIKY GREBEN, KOSHELEV, KAMBALNY: GREEN

NORTHERN KURILES
Real-time seismic data (from the Kamchatkan Branch of Geophysical Survey RAS: http:www.emsd.ru), ALAID: GREEN

No seismic data:
EBEKO, CHIKURACHKI, TATARINOV, FUSS PEAK, KARPINSKY: GREEN


SHEVELUCH VOLCANO (CAVW #300270)
56.64 N, 161.32 E; Elevation 10768 ft (3283 m), the dome elevation ~8200 ft (2500 m)
Aviation Color Code is ORANGE


Explosive-extrusive-effusive eruption of the volcano continues. Ash explosions up to 32,800 ft (10 km) a.s.l. could occur at any time. Ongoing activity could affect international and low-flying aircraft.

A growth of the lava dome continues (a viscous lava flow effuse on the northern its flank), fumarolic activity and incandescence of the dome blocks and hot avalanches accompanies this process. According to video and satellite data, strong explosive events occurred from 00:38 UTC on September 24: volcanic tremor rose up to 0.27 mcm/c; explosions sent ash up to 36,000-37,700 ft (11.0-11.5 km) a.s.l. and big ash cloud in size of 322x128 mi (250x207 km) on a height of 11.5-9 km a.s.l. extended to the north-northeast of the volcano. A thermal anomaly over the lava dome was noting on September 18 and 22-25.
http://www.kscnet.ru/ivs/kvert/volc.php?lang=en&name=Sheveluch

ZHUPANOVSKY VOLCANO (CAVW #300120)
53.59 N, 159.15 E; Elevation 9702 ft (2958 m)
Aviation Color Code is ORANGE


Moderate explosive eruption of the volcano continues. Ash explosions up to 32,800 ft (10 km) a.s.l. could occur at any time. Ongoing activity could affect international and low-flying aircraft.

Moderate explosive eruption of the volcano continues. According to visual data, ash plumes extended to the south-west of the volcano on September 23-24: ash plumes moved to Avachinsky Bay. Satellite data showed: ash clouds and ash plumes rose up to 11,500-13,100 ft (3.5-4.0 km) a.s.l. and extended about 50 mi (80 km) to the south-west and north-east of the volcano on September 23 and 24; a thermal anomaly over the volcano was noting on September 18 and 23-24, the volcano was obscured by clouds in the other days of week.
http://www.kscnet.ru/ivs/kvert/volc.php?lang=en&name=Zhupanovsky

BEZYMIANNY VOLCANO (CAVW #300250)
55.97 N, 160.6 E; Elevation 9453 ft (2882 m)
Aviation Color Code is YELLOW


Weak activity of the volcano continues. Ongoing activity could affect low-flying aircraft.

A weak seismic activity of the volcano was registering. According to video data, a moderate gas-steam activity of the volcano was observing or it was obscured by clouds last week. Satellite data showed a weak thermal anomaly over the volcano on September 18 and 22-24.
http://www.kscnet.ru/ivs/kvert/volc.php?lang=en&name=Bezymianny

KARYMSKY VOLCANO (CAVW #300130)
54.05 N, 159.44 E; Elevation 4874 ft (1486 m)
Aviation Color Code is YELLOW


Activity of the volcano continues. Ash explosions up to 19,700 ft (6 km) a.s.l. could occur at any time. Ongoing activity could affect low-flying aircraft.

A moderate seismic activity of the volcano was registering. Satellite data showed the volcano was quiet or obscured by clouds all week.
http://www.kscnet.ru/ivs/kvert/volc.php?lang=en&name=Karymsky

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS, PLEASE CONTACT:
Dr. Olga A. Girina, Head of KVERT, IVS FEB RAS
E-mail: girina@kscnet.ru
Tel.: +74152302549

Tel. Duty scientist: +79622825253

In Russia, KVERT, on behalf of the Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (IVS) FED RAS, is responsible for providing information on volcanic activity to international air navigation services for the airspace users.

KVERT scientists was available in the office from 8:30 AM till 6:00 PM (KST) 7 days in week and by phone during the evenings since 2005. KVERT analyses daily satellite imagery (since 2002 till now); information from remote scientific observation stations; real-time seismic data for 11 Kamchatkan volcanoes (data from the Kamchatkan Branch of Geophysical Survey RAS); and other information to monitor activity at Kamchatkan and Northern Kuriles Volcanoes.

KVERT web-page (the Institute of Volcanology and Seismology FED RAS): http://www.kscnet.ru/ivs/kvert/index_eng.php

KVERT Information Releases at the web-page of AVO (Alaska Volcano Observatory): http://www.avo.alaska.edu/activity/avoreport.php?view=kaminfo
Web-cameras for Kamchatkan volcanoes: http://www.kscnet.ru/ivs/kvert/
   

CITATION GUIDELINES


For formal scientific citation of this VONA/KVERT Weekly Release, please use the following:
VONA/KVERT Weekly Release, September 25, 2014. KVERT, Institute of Volcanology and Seismology FEB RAS. URL: http://www.kscnet.ru/ivs/kvert/van/index.php?n=39-2014.



 
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  Plosky Tolbachik
volcano (KB GS RAS)
  Klyuchevskoy volcano
(IVS FEB RAS)
  Klyuchevskoy volcano
(IVS FEB RAS, KVERT)
  Klyuchevskoy volcano
(KB GS RAS)
  Sheveluch volcano
(IVS FEB RAS)
  Sheveluch volcano
(IVS FEB RAS, KVERT)
  Sheveluch volcano
(KB GS RAS)
  Bezymianny volcano
(KB GS RAS)
  Kizimen volcano
(KB GS RAS)
  Gorely volcano
(IVS FEB RAS)
  Avachinsky volcano
(IVS FEB RAS)
  Koryaksky and
Avachinsky volcanoes
(KB GS RAS)

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