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Saturday, Mar 11, 2017
The volcano's activity has calmed down after the sudden strong explosions 2 days ago. ... [more]
Ash plume from Bezyianny's second explosion on 9 March 2017 (image: KB-GS-RAS, annotatons: Culture Volcan)
Friday, Mar 10, 2017
A phase of strong explosions occurred at the volcano on 9 March. The activity came as a surprise in its intensity after the volcano had been relatively calm during the previous weeks. ... [more]
 

Bezymianny volcano

stratovolcano 2882 m / 9,455 ft
Central Kamchatka Depression, Kamchatka, 55.98°N / 160.59°E
Current status: minor activity or eruption warning (3 out of 5)
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Last update: 17 Mar 2017
Typical eruption style: Explosive
Bezymianny volcano eruptions: 2017, 2016, 2012, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2000-05, 1998, 1997, 1996-97, 1994-95, 1993-94, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1986-88, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1981-83, 1980, 1980, 1979, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976, 1971-74, 1965-70, 1964, 1964, 1963, 1962, 1961, 1961, 1961, 1960, 1959, 1958-59, 1958, 1958, 1957, 1955-57
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Mon, 27 Mar
Mon, 27 Mar 01:34 UTCM 1.3 / 31.9 km1 kmKluchevskoy group of volcanoes
Sun, 26 Mar
Sun, 26 Mar 05:12 UTCM 1.2 / 19.4 km6 kmKluchevskoy group of volcanoes
Sun, 26 Mar 05:05 UTCM 1.7 / 20 km7 kmKluchevskoy group of volcanoes
Wed, 22 Mar
Wed, 22 Mar 18:46 UTCM 1.8 / 10 km16 kmKluchevskoy group of volcanoes
Tue, 21 Mar
Tue, 21 Mar 00:47 UTCM 1.2 / 32.1 km2 kmKluchevskoy group of volcanoes
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Bezymianny ("unnamed") was considered extinct until it erupted violently in 1955-56, after a slumber of probably 1000 years. It is one of the most active volcanoes in Kamchatka. The eruption followed a massive flank failure (similar to Mt. St. Helens eruption in 1980) which removed a 0.5 sq km sector of the volcano.

Background:

The present-day Bezymianny volcano, lying next to its massive sisters Kamen and Kliuchevskoi, is a young and relatively small volcano only about 4700 years old. It was formed on top of an older volcano built between about 11,000-7000 years ago. 3 periods of intensified activity have been recognized in the geologic history during the past 3000 years. The present-day activity started with the eruption in 1955-56 after a 1000 year interval of repose. At the beginning of the eruption, the summit and a large sector of its flank failed and resulted in a catastrophic landslide followed by a powerful blast. The event left a large horseshoe-shaped crater. Since then, the volcano has been one of Kamchatka's most active. A new lava dome has been growing inside the 1956 crater, frequently producing explosive activity and pyroclastic flows. As of 2011, the lava dome has already largely filled the 1956 crater.

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Eruptions of Bezymianny since 1955
Lava dome growth, large explosions with ash columns up to 10-15 km high, and pyroclastic flows characterize the activity during this (ongoing) period. ...more
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