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2 Volcanoes erupt: Kamchatka and Indonesia

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posted on Nov, 28 2012 @ 04:22 AM


PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKY, November 28 (RIA Novosti) - An explosive volcanic eruption began in Russia’s Far Eastern Kamchatka Peninsula on Tuesday, the Kamchatka Volcanic Eruption Response Team (KVERT) said on Wednesday.

The eruption at the 3,085-meter Plosky Tolbachik volcano was given code orange (number three on the four-tiered USGS Volcano Alert Level), meaning it “poses limited hazards.”

“Explosive eruption of the volcano began on November 27. Ash explosions up to 32,800 ft (10 km) a.s.l. could occur at any time. Ongoing activity could affect international and low-flying aircraft,” the organization said on its website.

Source: Ria Novosti



JAKARTA, Nov. 28 (Xinhua) -- Mount Lokon volcano in North Sulawesi erupted on Wednesday, spewing ash up to 3.5 kilometers to the sky, without report of fatality and evacuation, officials said.

Head of National Volcanology Surono said that the eruption took place at 10:05 local time (0205 GMT).

He said that the agency had asked people living near the crater to be alert.

"We issued warning to the people living 2.5 kilometers from the crater," Surono told Xinhua by phone.



I shall be looking for further information on both these but neither seems to be very serious.
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posted on Nov, 28 2012 @ 04:52 AM
Some more information.

The Russian volcano has not erupted for 36 years apparently.

The 3,085-meter Plosky Tolbachik volcano in Russia's Far Eastern Kamchatka Peninsula is erupting for the first time in 36 years, according to reports of KVERT, the he volcano monitoring body for Kamchatka.

The volcano is located on the peninsula's eastern coast, 343 km from the region's capital of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.

A bulletin released Tuesday by the Kamchatka Volcanic Eruption Response Team (KVERT), as cited by The Voice of Russia, described a significant explosive eruption with the potential for ash explosions up to 10 km.

Source: Novinite, Bulgaria

You can read about the 1976 fissure eruption here in a PDF from Springer Link.
The large fissure eruption in the region of Plosky Tolbachik volcano in Kamchatka, 1975–1976

That is NOT paywalled.

Tolbachik from Wikipedia

Two overlapping but dissimilar volcanoes form the massive Tolbachik volcano. The flat-topped Plosky Tolbachik basaltic shield volcano (right), with its nested Hawaiian-type calderas up to 3 km in diameter, is located east of the older and higher sharp-topped Ostry Tolbachik stratovolcano (left). Lengthy rift zones extending NE and south of Plosky Tolbachik have erupted voluminous basaltic lava flows during the Holocene. The 1975-76 eruption from the summit and south-flank fissures was the largest historical basaltic eruption in Kamchatka.

Photo by Oleg Volynets (Institute of Volcanology, Petropavlovsk).


This part of Smithsonian is working. The weekly reports should be back up today.

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posted on Nov, 28 2012 @ 04:57 AM
Hi Puterman,
dont forget to add those to the list

How many does that make for new eruptions of dormant volcanoes in the last few years?

posted on Nov, 28 2012 @ 05:09 AM
reply to post by Lil Drummerboy

Yes I will add them of course. I am going to update the list in a short while.

Not sure on the other. I will check it out when Smithsonian is back up today (I hope)

posted on Nov, 28 2012 @ 05:15 AM
thanks for posting this

northern part of the pacific ring of fire

alsaka and canada recently had notable seismic activity

posted on Nov, 28 2012 @ 05:19 AM
Lokon is Indonesia's most active volcano and erupted a week ago...


posted on Nov, 28 2012 @ 05:21 AM

The twin volcanoes Lokon and Empung, rising about 800 m above the plain of Tondano, are among the most active volcanoes of Sulawesi. Lokon, the higher of the two peaks ( whose summits are only 2.2 km apart), has a flat, craterless top. The morphologically younger Empung volcano has a 400-m-wide, 150-m-deep crater that erupted last in the 18th century, but all subsequent eruptions have originated from Tompaluan, a 150 x 250 m wide double crater situated in the saddle between the two peaks. Historical eruptions have primarily produced small-to-moderate ash plumes that have occasionally damaged croplands and houses, but lava-dome growth and pyroclastic flows have also occurred.

Photo by Agus Solihin, 1998 (Volcanological Survey of Indonesia).

It has been a busy volcano in the past!

(More recent eruptive activity has been reported during 201112. Details can be found in the Monthly or Weekly Reports when they are available.)

Eruptions for Lokon

Start Date: 2003 Sep 12, Stop Date: 2003 Sep 12
Start Date: 2002 Dec 23, Stop Date: 2003 Apr 1
Start Date: 2002 Feb 9, Stop Date: 2002 May (?)
Start Date: 2000 May 10 ± 3 days, Stop Date: 2001 Aug 18
Start Date: 1991 May 17, Stop Date: 1992 Jan
Start Date: 1988 Apr 21, Stop Date: 1988 May 1
Start Date: 1986 Mar 22, Stop Date: 1987 May 13
Start Date: 1984 Jun 5 ± 4 days, Stop Date: 1984 Nov
Start Date: 1975 Nov (on or before), Stop Date: 1980
Start Date: 1973 Sep 15, Stop Date: 1974 Dec
Start Date: 1971 May 11, Stop Date: 1971 Oct 26 ± 5 days
Start Date: 1969 Nov 27, Stop Date: 1970 Dec 26 ± 5 days
Start Date: 1966 Sep 24, Stop Date: 1966 Sep 30 (?)
Start Date: 1965 Jul 10, Stop Date: 1965 Jul 10
Start Date: 1963 Dec 17, Stop Date: 1964 Apr
Start Date: 1962 Apr, Stop Date: 1962 Nov
Start Date: 1961 May 19, Stop Date: 1961 Dec
Start Date: 1958 Feb 19, Stop Date: 1959 Dec 23
Start Date: 1951 Jul 2, Stop Date: 1953 Mar
Start Date: 1949 Sep 14, Stop Date: Unknown
Start Date: 1942 Sep 3, Stop Date: Unknown
Start Date: 1930 Aug, Stop Date: Unknown
Start Date: 1893 Mar 29, Stop Date: 1894 Aug 14 (on or after)
Start Date: 1829 Mar, Stop Date: Unknown
Start Date: 1775 ± 25 years, Stop Date: Unknown
Start Date: 1375 ± 25 years, Stop Date: Unknown

Extracted from the Smithsonian Eruption records. Click the links for fuller details.


July 2011
Excellent picture in that thread.

December 2011

It blew in Feb 2012 as well

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posted on Nov, 28 2012 @ 05:23 AM
reply to post by angelchemuel

Guess it did it again then! (You posted while I was creating the eruption list)

ETA: This may be a belated link to the eruption AC has mentioned. Unfortunately as with many of these reports they don't give dates. I got the notification today but it is possible it is out of date.

Head of National Volcanology Surono said that the eruption took place at 10:05 local time (0205 GMT).

From links in OP

So is that a new eruption or a continuation I wonder?
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