Kamchatkan and Northern Kuriles Volcanic Activity
KVERT INFORMATION RELEASE 25-10
Monday, May 31, 2010, 20:45 UTC (June 01, 08:30 KDT)
BEZYMIANNY VOLCANO: 55°58'N, 160°36'E; Elevation 2,882 m
CURRENT AVIATION COLOR CODE IS RED
PREVIOUS AVIATION COLOR CODE WAS ORANGE
A strong explosive eruption of Bezymianny volcano occurred from 12:34 till 12:50 UTC on May 31, according to seismic data. Ash fall in Kozyrevsk village is continuing. The volcano obscured by clouds.
A big ash cloud remains over Kamchatka at present (NOAA-15, 17:52 UTC on May 31, last satellite): coordinates on the south - 56.04 N; the north - 56.94 N; the east - 161.05 E; and all Kamchatka to the west.
The activity of the volcano could affect international and low-flying aircraft.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS, PLEASE CONTACT:
Dr. Olga Girina, KVERT Project, IVS FED RAS
Tel. (4152) 297890
Sergey Senyukov, KVERT Project, KB GS RAS
Tel. (4152) 298053
Chris Waythomas, KVERT Project, Acting Scientist-in-Charge, USGS
Tel. (907) 786-7497
The Kamchatkan Volcanic Eruption Response Team (KVERT) is a non-commercial cooperative program of the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO, USA), the Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (IVS) FED RAS and the Kamchatkan Branch of Geophysical Survey (KB GS) RAS(Russia). KVERT staff is available in the office from 8:30 AM till 6:00 PM (KST or KDT) and by phone during the evenings. KVERT uses daily satellite imagery, information from
remote scientific observation stations, real-time seismic data for 10 volcanoes, and other information to monitor activity at Kamchatkan and Northern Kuriles Volcanoes.
The official web-page of KVERT (the Institute of Volcanology and Seismology FED RAS):
Archive of daily information KB GS RAS: ftp://emsd.iks.ru/pub/DATA/RTS/Volcanoes
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