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Koryaksky at the NASA Earth Observatory 27 August 2009

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Koryaksky at the NASA Earth Observatory

Russian volcano Koryaksky on the Kamchatka peninsula has been active recently, along with quite a few of its fellow Kamchatkan volcanoes. Earlier today NASA’s Aqua satellite passed overhead and its Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) captured Koryaksky volcano producing a diffuse white plume which blows away to the east. The resulting image can be found at the NASA Earth Observatory.

The city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (population 200,000) is overlooked by Koryaksky and Avachinsky volcanoes, both highly active – the image above shows clearly just how close Koryaksky is to the city. Koryaksky has been designated a Decade Volcano jointly with Avachinsky because of its history of explosive eruptions and its proximity to populated areas.

Activity at Koryaksky volcano – NASA Earth Observatory (27 August 2009)

[Thanks to the Earth Observatory team for crediting this blog as a source of information in their post.]

Information
Global Volcanism Program: Koryaksky – information about Koryaksky (1000-09=)
KVERT: current volcanic activity – current activity for the Kamchatkan volcanoes (English)
Current activity of Koryaksky volcano – current status of Koryaksky and many images (Russian and English)

The Volcanism Blog