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Sarychev Peak update, 17 June 2009 17 June 2009

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There has been no fresh update on Sarychev Peak from the Sakhalin Volcanic Eruption Response Team since yesterday, but the eruption is clearly ongoing: today’s volcanic ash advisories from Tokyo VAAC report emissions continuing, and ash at flight level 320, which is 32000 feet/9750 metres (17 July 2009 18:00 GMT).

The NASA Earth Observatory is doing a wonderful job of bringing us stunning satellite imagery of the Sarychev Peak eruption. The latest satellite image comes from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite and shows the volcano’s plume of ash and steam stretching across the Sea of Okhotsk in an elegant curve. Greenish ashfall is visible in the sea below and to the west of the plume.

Sarychev Peak volcano, 16 June 2009 (NASA Aqua image)

Over at Eruptions Dr Erik Klemetti has a valuable Sarychev update today, including information about the possible future behaviour of the volcano’s plume from Washington VAAC and more news on flight disruptions caused by the eruption.

[NASA image by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, Goddard Space Flight Center.]

For all our Sarychev Peak coverage: Sarychev Peak « The Volcanism Blog.

Information
Global Volcanism Program: Sarychev Peak – summary information for Sarychev Peak (0900-24=)
Sakhalin Volcanic Eruption Response Team (SVERT) – organization monitoring Kuril volcanoes
SVERT status reports – current and archived alerts and status reports

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