69: Kuril’s Alaid volcano wakes up from 16 year slumber with eruption

Thursday, October 25, 2012
By Paul Martin

October 26, 2012

KURIL ISLANDS – The Kuril Island volcano named Alaid, in Russia’s Far East has begun spewing ash with the giant ash cloud rising to an altitude of up to 700 meters. The Alaid Volcano is the tallest and northernmost volcano in the islands, with a crater which is approximately 1.5-km-wide. The first signs of activity were recorded on October 7th when thermal anomalies were observed a cloud of steam appeared. Volcanologists are issuing warnings regarding the likelihood of an eruption of ash emissions which may reach a height of 10-15 kilometers above sea level. The volcano last erupted in 1996. –Voice of Russia

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