Signs of Bezymianny eruption

signs-of-bezymianny-eruption

Russia’s Bezymianny Volcano erupted vigorously on the morning of April 14, 2011. At the time of the eruption, the Joint Air Force & Army Weather Information Network reported ash at an altitude of 25,000 feet (7,600 meters) above the volcano. This natural-color satellite image (top) shows evidence of the size of the eruption. Dark volcanic deposits (likely a combination of pyroclastic flows and lahars) extend more than 7.3 kilometers (4.5 miles) into valleys to the southeast. A light-colored plume of ash, steam, and sulfur dioxide rises above Bezimianny’s summit and blows towards the west. Volcanic ash covers the upper slopes of the volcano, especially to the south and west. White snow, still deep in late April, blankets the surrounding landscape.

A false-color image (lower) reveals more features on the active volcano. At the summit, a red “hot spot” may indicate where fresh lava is being extruded from the lava dome. To the southeast, an active lava flow appears as a similar hot spot. In these wavelengths, bare rock and ash are gray, and snow and ice appear cyan. These images were acquired near noon on April 22, 2011, by the Advanced Land Imager (ALI) aboard the Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite. (EarthObservation)

If you value what we do here, open your ad-free account and support our journalism.

Share:

Related articles

Producing content you read on this website takes a lot of time, effort, and hard work. If you value what we do here, select the level of your support and register your account.

Your support makes this project fully self-sustainable and keeps us independent and focused on the content we love to create and share.

All our supporters can browse the website without ads, allowing much faster speeds and a clean interface. Your comments will be instantly approved and you’ll have a direct line of communication with us from within your account dashboard. You can suggest new features and apps and you’ll be able to use them before they go live.

You can choose the level of your support.

Stay kind, vigilant and ready!

$5 /month

  • Ad-free account
  • Instant comments
  • Direct communication
  • New features and apps suggestions
  • Early access to new apps and features

$50 /year

$10 /month

  • Ad-free account
  • Instant comments
  • Direct communication
  • New features and apps suggestions
  • Early access to new apps and features

$100 /year

$25 /month

  • Ad-free account
  • Instant comments
  • Direct communication
  • New features and apps suggestions
  • Early access to new apps and features

$200 /year

You can also support us by sending us a one-off payment using PayPal:

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published.