Roundup of Global Volcanic Activity – New Activity for the week of 8 March-14 March 2017

Chirinkotan | Kuril Islands (Russia) : SVERT noted that no further activity at Chirinkotan was visible after the ash emission on 1 March. The Aviation Colour Code was lowered to Green (on a four-colour scale) on 5 March.

Ebulobo | Flores Island (Indonesia) : Based on PVMBG observations, the Darwin VAAC reported that on 12 March an ash plume from Ebulobo rose to an altitude of 3 km (10,000 ft) a.s.l. (800 m above the summit) and drifted W.

Klyuchevskoy | Central Kamchatka (Russia) : KVERT reported that a thermal anomaly over Klyuchevskoy was identified in satellite data during 2-3, 5, and 8-9 March. Explosions on 8 March produced ash plumes that rose to an altitude of 5.5 km (18,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted about 20 km NW. The Aviation Colour Code remained at Orange (the second highest level on a four-colour scale).


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