KVERT WEEKLY INFORMATION RELEASE 48-2022
Kamchatkan and Kuriles Volcanic Activity

December 01, 2022, 23:25 UTC (December 02, 2022, 11:25 KST)

KVERT monitor active volcanoes of Kamchatka and the Kurile Islands. 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 COLOUR CODES:

KAMCHATKA
SHEVELUCH: ORANGE
BEZYMIANNY, KARYMSKY, KLYUCHEVSKOY: YELLOW
AVACHINSKY, DIKY GREBEN, GAMCHEN, GORELY, ICHINSKY, ILIINSKY, KAMBALNY, KHANGAR, KHODUTKA, KIKHPINYCH, KIZIMEN, KOMAROV, KORYAKSKY, KOSHELEV, KRASHENINNIKOV, KRONOTSKY, KSUDACH, MALY SEMYACHIK, MUTNOVSKY, OPALA, PLOSKY TOLBACHIK, TAUNSHITS, USHKOVSKY, VYSOKY, ZHELTOVSKY, ZHUPANOVSKY: GREEN

NORTHERN KURILES
ALAID, EBEKO: ORANGE
ANTSIFEROV, CHIKURACHKI, CHIRINKOTAN, EKARMA, FUSS PEAK, KARPINSKY, KRENITSIN PEAK, KUNTOMINTAR, NEMO PEAK, SEVERGIN, SINARKA, TATARINOV: GREEN

CENTRAL KURILES
GORYASHCHY, PALLAS PEAK, PREVO PEAK, RAIKOKE, RASSHUA, SARYCHEV PEAK, USHISHIR, ZAVARITSKY CALDERA: GREEN

SOUTHERN KURILES
ATSONUPURI, BARANSKY, BERG, BERUTARUBE, BOGDAN KHMELNITSKY, BRAT CHIRPOEV, CHYORNOGO, GOLOVNIN, IVAN GROZNY, KOLOKOL, KUDRYAVY, MENDELEEV, SNOW, STOKAP, TREZUBETS, TYATYA: GREEN


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


The extrusive eruption of the volcano continues. Ash explosions up to 10-15 km (32,800-49,200 ft) 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 strong fumarole activity, an incandescence of the lava dome, explosions, and hot avalanches accompanies this process. Satellite data by KVERT showed a thermal anomaly over the volcano all week; ash plumes associated with hot avalanches collapses stretched for 90 km to the northeast of the volcano on 26 and 29 November, and 01 December.
http://www.kscnet.ru/ivs/kvert/volc?lang=en&name=Sheveluch

ALAID VOLCANO (CAVW #290390)
50.86 N, 155.56 E; Elevation 2339 m (7672 ft)
Aviation Colour Code is ORANGE


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

The explosive-effusive eruption of the volcano continues. According to KVERT satellite data, ash plumes stretched for 220 km southeast of the volcano on 25-26 November, a thermal anomaly was noted over the volcano all week.
http://www.kscnet.ru/ivs/kvert/volc?lang=en&name=Alaid

EBEKO VOLCANO (CAVW #290380)
50.69 N, 156.01 E; Elevation 1156 m (3792 ft)
Aviation Colour Code is ORANGE


The moderate explosive eruption of the volcano continues. Ash explosions up to 6 km (19,700 ft) a.s.l. could occur at any time. Ongoing activity could affect low-flying aircraft and airport of Severo-Kurilsk.

The moderate explosive eruption of the volcano continues. According to visual data by volcanologists from Severo-Kurilsk, explosions sent ash up to 2.7 km a.s.l. on 26 November, and 01 December; ash clouds moved to the northeast of the volcano. Satellite data by KVERT showed a thermal anomaly over the volcano on 30 November; the volcano was quiet or obscured by clouds in the other days of the week.
http://www.kscnet.ru/ivs/kvert/volc?lang=en&name=Ebeko

KLYUCHEVSKOY VOLCANO (CAVW #300260)
56.06 N, 160.64 E; Elevation 4750 m (15580 ft)
Aviation Colour Code is YELLOW


The explosive eruption of the volcano continues. Ongoing activity could affect low-flying aircraft.

An explosive eruption of the Strombolian type has been ongoing since 16 November, 2022: a lava fountaining in the summit crater and the associated glow of the volcano's summit at night are noted. Satellite data by KVERT showed a thermal anomaly over the volcano all week.
http://www.kscnet.ru/ivs/kvert/volc?lang=en&name=Klyuchevskoy

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


The extrusive-effusive eruption of the volcano continues. Ongoing activity could affect low-flying aircraft.

The extrusive-effusive eruption of the volcano continues. The eruption is accompanied by gas-steam activity of the volcano and sometimes by the collapses of hot avalanches along the lava dome slopes. Satellite data by KVERT showed a thermal anomaly over the volcano all week.
http://www.kscnet.ru/ivs/kvert/volc?lang=en&name=Bezymianny

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


The gas-steam activity of the volcano continues. Ongoing activity could affect low-flying aircraft. But the danger of ash explosions up to 12 km (39,400 ft) a.s.l. is remains.

The gas-steam activity of the volcano continues. Satellite data by KVERT showed a thermal anomaly over the volcano on 24-25 November, and 01 December; the volcano was quiet or obscured by clouds in the other days of the week.
http://www.kscnet.ru/ivs/kvert/volc?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.: +74152202044

Tel. Duty scientist: +79622825253

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

KVERT scientists are 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 produces daily satellite monitoring (since 2002 till now) of Kamchatkan and Kuriles Volcanoes to using the information system (IS) “Remote monitoring of the activity of Kamchatka and Kuriles volcanoes (VolSatView)”, which was created in 2011-2014 the joint efforts of the scientists of KVERT IVS FEB RAS, the Space Research Institute RAS, the Computing Center FEB RAS and the Far Eastern Scientific Center Planet. IS continues to evolve. KVERT analyses information from remote scientific observation stations and seismic data for volcanoes: Alaid, Avachinsky, Bezymianny, Gorely, Karymsky, Kizimen, Klyuchevskoy, Koryaksky, Mutnovsky, Plosky Tolbachik, Sheveluch, Ushkovsky, Zhupanovsky (from the Kamchatkan Branch of Geophysical Survey RAS); and other information to monitor activity at Kamchatkan and Kuriles Volcanoes.

KVERT web-page (the Institute of Volcanology and Seismology FEB RAS): http://www.kscnet.ru/ivs/kvert/
Web-cameras for Kamchatkan volcanoes: http://geoportal.kscnet.ru/volcanoes/webcams.php


CITATION GUIDELINES


For formal scientific citation of this VONA/KVERT Weekly Release, please use the following:
VONA/KVERT Weekly Release, December 01, 2022. KVERT, Institute of Volcanology and Seismology FEB RAS. URL: http://www.kscnet.ru/ivs/kvert/van/?n=.
Aviation Colour Codes

GREEN

Volcano is in normal, non-eruptive state

   or, after a change from a higher level:

Volcanic activity considered to have ceased, and volcano reverted to its normal, non-eruptive state.

YELLOW

Volcano is experiencing signs of elevated unrest above known background levels.    

 or, after a change from higher level:

Volcanic activity has decreased significantly but continues to be closely monitored for possible renewed increase.

ORANGE

Volcano is exhibiting heightened unrest with increased likelihood of eruption.

   or,

Volcanic eruption is underway with no or minor ash emission.
[specify ash-plume height if possible]

RED

Eruption is forecast to be imminent with significant emission of ash into the atmosphere likely.

  or,

Eruption is underway with significant emission of ash into the atmosphere.
[specify ash-plume height if possible]