Sarychev pumps out the SO2 18 June 2009Posted by admin in activity reports, eruptions, NASA Earth Observatory, natural hazards, Russia, Sarychev Peak.
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The ongoing eruption of Sarychev Peak in the Kuril Islands has produced a very large cloud of sulphur dioxide – indeed, the largest sulphur dioxide event this year, reports the NASA Earth Observatory in their commentary on the above image. The Earth Observatory also remarks that some satellite data indicate that the Sarychev Peak plume reached 10-15 km altitude, and may have reached as high as 21 km.
Tokyo VAAC is still reporting ’emissions continuing’ with Sarychev Peak ash reported at 32000 feet/9750 m altitude, and the eruption continues to disrupt flights through the North Pacific air corridors. There have been no updates from SVERT since that of 16 June.
[NASA image courtesy Simon Carn, Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology (JCET), University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC).]
For all our Sarychev Peak coverage: Sarychev Peak « The Volcanism Blog.
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