VONA/KVERT Operative Report: Zhupanovsky volcano
Volcano: Zhupanovsky (CAVW #300120)
Aviation Color Code: ORANGE
Notice Number: 2014/74
Volcano Location: 53.59 N, 159.15 E
Area: Kamchatka, Russia
Summit Elevation : 9702.24 ft (2958 m)
Height of ash plume : 16400-18040 ft (5-5.5 km) a.s.l.
Time and method of ash plume height determination: 20141012/0001Z – MODIS TERRA (31m32)
Distance of ash plume of the volcano: 152 mi (245 km)
Direction of ash plume or ash cloud drift from the volcano: Nord-East
Time and method of ash plume observation: 20141012/0001Z – MODIS TERRA (31m32)
Start time of explosion and how determined: 20141011/1651Z – Seismic data
Duration of explosion (if it known): ~ 11 minutes
Eruption is continuing
Remarcs: Ash cloud from an ash explosion (start about 1651 UTC on October 11) continues to drift from the volcano: ash cloud in size 25x12 km on the height 5.0-5.5 km a.s.l. is location in 245 km to the NE of the volcano.
Next ash cloud from an explosion is observing at this time on the height 2 km a.s.l. in 58.5 km to the NE of the volcano.
Contacts: Dr. Olga A. Girina, Head of KVERT, IVS FEB RAS
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.
For formal scientific citation of this VONA/KVERT Operative Report, please use the following:
VONA/KVERT Operative Report, October 12, 2014. KVERT, Institute of Volcanology and Seismology FEB RAS. URL: http://www.kscnet.ru/ivs/kvert/van/index.php?n=2014/74.