Koryaksky, Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia

KVERT reported that seismic activity at Koryaksky was elevated on 13 March and at background levels on the other days during 14-20 March. Observers reported that gas plumes containing a small amount of ash rose to an altitude of 4 km (13,200 ft) a.s.l. and drifted in easterly directions during the reporting period. The plumes were also seen on satellite imagery drifting 140 km away from the volcano. Ash was emitted from the upper fumarolic vent and covered the flanks. The Level of Concern Color Code remained Orange.

Sources: Kamchatkan Volcanic Eruption Response Team (KVERT),  Tokyo Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC)  – “Reports provided courtesy of the Smithsonian’s Global Volcanism Program and the US Geological Survey’s Volcano Hazards Program.”

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