Active volcanoes / Aktive vulkaner:

Bezymianny, Russia


Bezymianny, one of many volcanoes on the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Far East.
This volcano has explosive eruptions almost every year. After each eruption the dome begins
to grow again, and so it goes untill the next eruption.

Monday, November 29th, 2004

As of the 27th of November, the Kamchatka Volcano Eruption Response Team (KVERT) reported that unrest at the volcano continues. The lava dome of the volcano is growing.
Fumarolic activity of the volcano is recorded every day.

February 27th, 2004

January 13th. Bezymianny in eruption,
1. Kliuchevskoi, 2. Sheveluch

The Bezymianny Volcano on Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula started to erupt violently on
January 13, 2004. According to the Alaska Volcano Observatory, the ash plume reached
a height of 3.75 miles (6 kilometers). The plume shows up clearly in this Moderate Resolution
Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image acquired on January 14, 2004, by the Aqua
satellite. Bezymianny had been considered extinct before its dramatic eruption in 1955-56.
Since then, the volcano has been relatively active, its most recent eruption having ended in
January 2003. This eruption, however, was somewhat unexpected. The volcano went from
code green, which indicates that the volcano is dormant, to code red, the color assigned to
erupting volcanoes.

December 25th, 2002
As of the 25th of December, the Kamchatkan Volcanic Eruptions Response Team (KVERT)
reported that an eruption is likely in progress at Bezymianny Volcano. According to satellite
data from Russia, at 0121 UTC on December 25, a very hot plume (probably containing
ash)extending >15 km to the west from the volcano was observed in MODIS-satellite image.
According to satellite data from AVO, at 0357 UTC on December 25, the length of the plume
was >200 km.

According to satellite data from AVO, on December 23 a 1-pixel thermal anomaly was noted
in an AVHRR satellite image of the volcano. On December 24-25, the anomaly had increased
in size to 7-10-pixels with a temperature of 48 Celsius, in a background of -28 to -26 Celsius.

Seismic activity was slightly above background levels on December 24-25. Weak, intermittent
spasmodic volcanic tremor is registering from 1135 KST on December 25 (2335 UTC on
December 24). On December 23-24, gas and steam plumes rose 50 m above the dome
(2,950 m or 9,700 ft. ASL) and extended >5-10 km to the south. On December 25,
clouds obscured the volcano.

November 2nd, 2000, morning, local time. Satellite view showing
smoke on its way southwestward in a height of 6.000 m asl.

Picture taken 31.10.2000 of an eruption at Bezymianny
The volcano to the left, far behind is the Kliuchevskoi-volcano.


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