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Satellite image of Zhupanovsky volcano on 22 Jan 2017
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Eruption of Zhupanovsky on 20 Nov 2016 (image: Lyulya Udalova / twitter)
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Two powerful explosions occurred at the volcano on 20 Nov - apparently with no warning - and produced an ash plume that rose to almost 10 km altitude and drifted more than 200 km to the east before dissipating. No damages were reported (there are no significant settlements nearby), but the ash plume was dangerous for N-America - Asia air traffic routes. ... [more]

Zhupanovsky volcano

Compound volcano 2958 m / 9,705 ft
Kamchatka, Russia, 53.59°N / 159.15°E
Current status: minor activity or eruption warning (3 out of 5)
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Last update: 22 Jan 2017
Typical eruption style: unspecified
Zhupanovsky volcano eruptions: 2014-ongoing, 2013, 1959
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Tue, 23 May
Tue, 23 May 08:59 UTCM 1.4 / 1.9 km2 kmAvacha group of volcanoes
Tue, 23 May 07:27 UTCM 2.4 / 137.1 km11 kmAvacha group of volcanoes
Mon, 22 May
Mon, 22 May 15:00 UTCM 0.5 / 1.3 km1 kmAvacha group of volcanoes
Sun, 14 May
Sun, 14 May 21:17 UTCM 0.3 / 1.8 km1 kmAvacha group of volcanoes
Sun, 14 May 00:15 UTCM 1.6 / 16.5 km20 kmAvacha group of volcanoes
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Background:

The Zhupanovsky volcanic massif consists of four overlapping stratovolcanoes along a WNW-trending ridge. The elongated volcanic complex was constructed within a Pliocene-early Pleistocene caldera whose rim is exposed only on the eastern side. Three of the stratovolcanoes were built during the Pleistocene, the fourth is Holocene in age and was the source of all of Zhupanovsky's historical eruptions. An early Holocene stage of frequent moderate and weak eruptions from 7000 to 5000 years before present (BP) was succeeded by a period of infrequent larger eruptions that produced pyroclastic flows. The last major eruption of Zhupanovsky took place about 800-900 years BP. Historical eruptions have consisted of relatively minor explosions from the third cone.
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