Unexpected eruption of Raikoke volcano, Russia sends plume of ash and gases up to 12 miles (17 km) a.s.l. in the air

Unlike some of its perpetually active neighbors on the Kamchatka Peninsula, Raikoke Volcano on the Kuril Islands rarely erupts. The small, oval-shaped island most recently exploded in 1924 and in 1778. The long dormant period ended around 4:00 a.m. local time on June 22, 2019, when a vast plume of ash and volcanic gases shot up from its 700-meter-wide … Continue reading Unexpected eruption of Raikoke volcano, Russia sends plume of ash and gases up to 12 miles (17 km) a.s.l. in the air