The Kamchatka Peninsula is the most volcanic region of the Eurasian continent, with many active cones including Klyuchevskoy (aka Klyuchevskaya Sopka), the largest active volcano in the Northern Hemisphere. The peninsula is known locally as the “land of fire and ice”.
No less than three Kamchatka volcanoes erupted in spectacular fashion yesterday, Thurs April 11 indicating a big uptick.
The explosive activity witnessed over the last few months at Shiveluch increased further on Thursday.
The Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Anchorage warned of a large volcanic ash plume rising to 34,000 feet (10.4km), or flight level 330, and moving 50 kts in an ENE direction.
Particulates ejected to altitudes above 32,800 feet (10km), and into the stratosphere, have a direct cooling effect on the planet.
The Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned of a volcanic ash plume rising to 17,000 feet (5.2km), or flight level 170, from Klyuchevskoy volcano, moving at 10 kts in a NE direction.
Klyuchevskoy is a mammoth stratovolcano standing at 15,863 ft (4835 m) tall, making it the largest active volcano in the Northern Hemisphere.
It’s typical eruption style is explosive, strombolian and vulcanian in nature, with lava sometimes flowing from fissure vents.
Explosive activity is also occurring at Karymsky volcano, a stratovolcano standing 5,039 ft (1536 m) high.
On Thursday, April 11 a volcanic ash plume climbing to an estimated 10,000 feet (3km) was reported by the Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo.
Below is some amazing footage of Karymsky erupting in July, 2018:
Seismic and Volcanic activity has been correlated to changes in our sun.
The recent global uptick in earthquakes and volcanic eruptions is likely attributed to the drop-off in solar activity, coronal holes, a waning magnetosphere, and the increase in Galactic Cosmic Rays penetrating silica-rich magma.
Check out these link for more info:
Grand Solar Minimum + Pole Shift