Eruption at Bezymianny 17 December 2009Posted by admin in activity reports, Bezymianny, eruptions, Kamchatka, Russia.
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Bezymianny volcano on the Kamchatka peninsula is reported by KVERT to have erupted at 21:45 UTC on 16 December:
According to seismic data, an explosive eruption of the volcano began at 21: 45 UTC on December 16. Ash explosions > 10.0 km (>32,800 ft)ASL could occur at any time. The activity of the volcano could affect international and low-flying aircraft.
Seismic activity of the volcano began to increase from December 08, but a size of thermal anomaly – from December 16. At 17:07 UTC on December 16, a size of the thermal anomaly was 6 pixels and the temperature was +19.4 with -23 of background. No visual and video data – the volcano obscured by clouds. But possibly ash fall began occur at Kozyrevsk village from 22:25 UTC on December 16
Tokyo VAAC issued an ash advisory at 22:51 UTC reporting ash at FL320 (32,000 feet or 9750 metres). No further information as yet, and as the KVERT bulletin indicates the Bezymianny webcam is currently showing only a blank cloudy sky.
UPDATE. A further ash advisory from Tokyo, issued 23:41 UTC, reports ash up to FL350 (35,000 feet or 10,600 metres).
[Thanks go to Chance Metz.]
Global Volcanism Program: Bezymianny – summary information for Bezymianny (1000-25=)
Bezymianny volcano – information from KVERT
KVERT: information releases – current activity summary for Kamchatka volcanoes
Alaska Volcano Observatory – Activity – includes AVO reports on Kamchatka volcanoes
Kamchatkan Volcanic Eruption Response Team – KVERT information page from the AVO