Kamchatkan and Northern Kuriles Volcanic Activity
KVERT INFORMATION RELEASE 25-09
Monday, April 28, 2009, 04:25 UTC (17:25 KDT)

KAMCHATKA:
SHEVELUCH: RED

SHEVELUCH VOLCANO: 56°38'N, 161°19'E; Elevation 3,283 m, the dome elevation ~2,500 m
CURRENT LEVEL OF CONCERN COLOR CODE IS RED

Activity of the volcano continues. A danger of a strong explosive eruption of Sheveluch remains. Ash explosions > 10 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 remains on the previous levels. A weak volcanic tremor and shallow events in the area of the volcano continue to registering at present. There are partly absences of seismic data from 19:00 UTC on April 26 till present by technical reasons.

According to video data, ash activity of the volcano continues. Ash plumes extend to the north-east from the volcano on the height about 5 km (16,400 ft) ASL. Not great pyroclastic flows form near the lava dome.

According to satellite data plumes extend about 250 km (155 mi) to the north-east from the volcano on the height about 5 km (16,400 ft) ASL.

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IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS, PLEASE CONTACT:

Dr. Olga Girina, KVERT, IVS FED RAS
E-mail: girina@kscnet.ru
Tel. (41522) 58627

Tatiana Kozhevnikova, KVERT, KB GS RAS
E-mail: ssl@emsd.ru
Tel. (41522) 59523

Dr. Tom Murray, Scientist-in-Charge, USGS
E-mail: tlmurray@usgs.gov
Tel. 907-786-7497
The Kamchatkan Volcanic Eruption Response Team (KVERT) is a non-commercial cooperative program of the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO, USA), the Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (IVS) FED RAS and the Kamchatkan Branch of Geophysical Survey (KB GS) RAS (Russia). KVERT staff is available in the office from 8:30 AM till 6:00 PM (KST or KDT) and by phone during the evenings. KVERT uses daily satellite imagery, information from remote scientific observation stations, real-time seismic data for 10 volcanoes, and other information to monitor activity at Kamchatkan and Northern Kuriles Volcanoes.

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