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Eruption at Chikurachki Volcano, Kuril Islands, Russia

Ash Stains from Chikurachki Volcano, Kuril Islands, Russia
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Ash Stains from Chikurachki Volcano, Kuril Islands, Russia

After a year of calm, the stratovolcano has erupted explosively.

Published Apr 4, 2016

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Eruption at Chikurachki
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Eruption at Chikurachki

The volcano in the Kuril Islands spewed ash for the first time since 2008, prompting alerts to aircraft in the western Pacific.

Published Feb 19, 2015

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