Large explosive eruption reported at Kamchatka’s Bezymianny volcano

September 2, 2012 KAMCHATKAA larger explosive eruption occurred at Bezymianny volcano in Kamchatka yesterday evening (1 Sep) around 19h15 GMT. The explosion produced an ash cloud rising to about 10 km altitude (flight level 340) and was first detected by Tokyo VAAC who sent out an ash-cloud aviation warning (major intercontinental routes pass this area). The ash plume is rapidly drifting west and has already reached hundreds of kilometer length. As of today (2 Sep), the eruption of the volcano is gradually finishing, but ash plumes are extending more 370 mi (600 km) to the east-north-east of the volcano. Ongoing activity could affect international and low-flying aircraft. According to seismic data by KB GS RAS, the eruption began at 19:16 UTC on September 01, 2012. According to visual data, ash plumes rose up to 32,800 – 39,400 ft (10-12 km) a.s.l. at 19:30 UTC on September 01. According to seismic data, an explosive phase of eruption continued till 19:45 UTC on September 01, and later there was a volcanic tremor was registered about 2 hours.  There is no ash near Bezymianny volcano now, but ash plumes are extending to the east-north-east of the volcano about 550-600 km of the volcano (MTSAT at 2132 UTC on September 01). –Volcano Discovery
Bezyianni erupted in March of 2012.
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7 Responses to Large explosive eruption reported at Kamchatka’s Bezymianny volcano

  1. Marybell says:

    Have no idea where these places are- Sure would help to know the area -

  2. StevenJ says:

    I wonder… How many low level eruptions – all over the world – would it take to equate to, say one Super volcano eruption’s overall ashfall generation? We might not need “The Big One”…

  3. The volcano name was spelled wrong. It’s “Bezymianny”, meaning “nameless” in Russian. It’s pronounced “BEZ-IM-YAN-NIY”.

  4. This volcano clearly went through a St. Helens type eruption at some point in the past, for the shape of it is like St. Helens today with a large cone grown in the center.

  5. seemorerocks says:

    Your oorrespondent is right – bezymyannyi means nameless or anonymous, but I would leave the spelling as it is. There is no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ when transliterating Russian. Thanks for your excellent website. If it wasn’t for you these stories would be buried!

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