Volcano Eruption at Matua Island will Last through the Week
A string of volcanic explosions produced 7.5 miles high column of ash
PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKY. June 16. VOSTOK-MEDIA – The intense Sarychevo Peak volcano explosion that was registered on the night of June 11-12 at uninhabited Matua Island (Central Kuril Islands) will last through the week, said Alexander Rybin, Chief of volcanology laboratory, Institute of Marine Geology and Geophysics FEB RAS.
According to the Russian Information Agency ‘Sakhalin-Kurily’, at present the volcano is not being monitored through any land-based instrumental observation facilities. Scientists presume that there may be an outflow of lava. Experts keep observing the volcano eruption using МODIS and NOAA satellite imageries.
‘This is the greatest volcanic eruption registered in Kuril Islands.” – said A. Rybin.
According to the scientist the eruption is very intense. Explosions come one after another. The last explosion was registered on June 15, 6:30 am (local time). As a result a 7.5 miles (12 km) high column of ash occurred.
According to volcanologists the eruption will last through the week.
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