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First Historical Eruption of Kambalny Volcano

Gordeev E.I., Girina O.A., Gorbach N.V., Manevich A.G., Melnikov D.V., Anikin L.P., Manevich T.M, Dubrovskaya I. K., Chirkov S.A., Kartashova E.V. (2018) First Historical Eruption of Kambalny Volcano // Doklady Earth Sciences. Vol. 482, pp. 1257-1259. doi: 10.1134/S1028334X18100045.

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The first historical eruption of Kambalny volcano began on March 24, 2017 with the powerful ash emission from the summit crater reaching as high as 6 km above sea level. The explosive activity continued without interruption from March 24 to March 30. The most powerful ash emission was registered on March 25–26, when the ash plume drifted several thousand kilometers SW, S, and SE from the volcano. On April 2 and April 9, after several calm days, powerful ash explosions occurred generating ash plumes up to 7 km high. The area of the land and sea over which the ash plume drifted during the day of March 25, was 650000 km2; the area of the ash accumulation on the land that was formed from March 24 to April 9, exceeded 1500 km2. These parameters were measured using the satellite-based data in the VolSatView information system. Domination of the silty fraction and the presence of secondary minerals (pyrite, gypsum, sulfur, and others) in the ash point to the phreatic character of the volcanic eruption.
Item Type: Article
Title: First Historical Eruption of Kambalny Volcano
Language: English
Journal or Publication Title: Doklady Earth Sciences
ISSN Print: 1028-334X
ISSN Online: 1531-8354
Subjects: State scientific and technical information rubricator (ГРНТИ) > 38 ГЕОЛОГИЯ > 38.37 Петрография > 38.37.25 Вулканология
Volcanoes > 1 Volcanoes of the Kurile-Kamchatka Region > 1.1 Kamchatka > Kambalny
Depositing User: к.г.-.м.н. О.А. Гирина
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2018 00:04
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2018 00:05

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