Volcanic Activity in the Russian Sakhalin Region
The Ministry of Emergencies in the Russian Sakhalin region announced that the Ibiko volcano on Paramushir Island in the Greater Kuril Mountains spewed a column of volcanic ash reaching a height of 2 km.
Details of the Eruption
The statement said: “Ibiku volcano ejected a column of volcanic ash reaching a height of 2 km, which spread towards the southwest for a distance of 5 km.”
The statement indicates that no cases of volcanic ash falling were recorded in the city of Severo-Kurilsk, and residents do not feel the smell of hydrogen sulfide. There is no threat to their activity and life.
Ibiku Volcano is an active and complex stratovolcano, with its summit craters on Paramushir Island in the Greater Kuril Mountains. The volcano is located in the northern part of the Vernadsky mountain range. Its height reaches 1156 metres, and at the top of the central cone there are three touching craters, with a diameter of 250-350 meters and a depth of 70-100 metres. It is surrounded by a semicircular ridge, 3-5 km in diameter, and in the craters there are lakes and hot thermal springs.
Source: Izvestia newspaper + agencies