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Bezymianny on alert for eruption – KVERT 7 March 2012

Posted by admin in activity reports, Bezymianny, Kamchatka, Russia.
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Bezymianny volcano on the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia’s far east has been put on red alert for a possible eruption by the Kamchatka Volcano Emergency Response Team (KVERT). In a bulletin issued late yesterday KVERT reports: ‘Activity of the volcano continuously increases. Strong ash explosions up to 42,640 ft (13 km) a.s.l. possible at any time. Ongoing activity could affect international and low-flying aircraft’. Based on increasing seismic activity since mid-February and the presence of a thermal anomaly which abruptly increased in ‘size and brightness’ on 2 March, KVERT scientists suspect that ‘a strong explosive eruption’ of the volcano is in preparation.

Information
Global Volcanism Program: Bezymianny – summary information for Bezymianny (1000-25=)
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

The Volcanism Blog