We continued to cordon Ash from the eruption of haze Kizimov against twenty below and the wind 10 — 15 meters per second. Now volcanologists noted a sharp increase in the number of seismic events (seismic events by means of the emission of pyroclastic volcanic bombs, accompanied by local earthquakes). Over the past three days, an increase from 200-300 to 1200 events per day.
"One of the scenarios can be a huge explosion that would destroy Kizimov cone" — said Jaroslav Ants, Deputy Director of the Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. According to another hypothesis — the volcano starts to pour viscous lava flows. Scientists also do not exclude the possibility that a giant "will work" as usual for months. I do not know which option is preferable for us ..
Careful readers of my blog have noticed that since the beginning of January, I almost did not post any pictures of fresh and mostly archival. The reason for that — erupting to the north of my cordon Volcano Kizimen rather continuous ash falls. Two cordon Reserve: my source on a cordon and Kronotsky lake (where the service is Nicholas G. Chichoririn) were in the mist of ash, because of which once again did not want to go out. Another cordon — Ipuin, though is almost under the volcano ashes sprinkled only periodically and live a little easier.
Needless Kizimov eruption from my cordon not seen since blocked enormity of the largest volcano reserve — Kronotsky Volcano. In early January, I set out to remove the ice Kizimen Kronotsky lake, but there is visible only its top, is also almost always hidden ashy haze.
Yesterday, at last, the opportunity to see at close range Kizimen.
The helicopter circled the reserve did cordons, but the ultimate goal was a volcano Kizimen to assess the eruption affects the wildlife reserve, as distributed in its territory to spot ash fall. On board, except employees of the reserve, were scientists from the Institute of Volcanology and seismographs, which were to conduct thermal survey of the eruption. Promised to take me. In my cordon helicopter did not fly, because there ashy haze densest. I myself went on a snowmobile to the landing site on Lake Kronotsky — is thirty kilometers. On Lake helicopter refueled and headed Kizimen. I strapped on a safety rope at the open door.
Larch estuary, where at one time I lived many happy days, too, sprinkled with ashes.
White dotted lines on a gray snow — signs of recent feeding elk.
But in the north, the Gamchenskih volcanoes, it is clear that the snow is cleaner.
Flies to Kizimenu.
It often happens that one channel of the volcano releases steam-gas mixture with slag and other hot solids, and another — only steam. Therefore, one pillar Kizimov dark, the other white — so volcanologists explained.
Our expedition landed on the windward side on top of a flat ridge three kilometers from the crater of the volcano. Strong wind bore materials eruptions and even the sounds of the side of the lake and my Kronotsky cordon: (.
Interestingly, the very close to the volcano, we found quietly grazing reindeer and snow sheep. Well shoot them failed.
But in the north shone pure snow and visibility was more than a hundred miles! Hence it is perfectly visible accumulation Klyuchevskaya volcano group. Then checked — from Kizimov Klyuchevskaya Sopka straight to 103 kilometers.
The extreme right in the back row of volcanoes (with smoke from the crater) — Klyuchevskoy (over 4700 m), the highest volcano in Eurasia.As explained by volcanologists, are now actively represented Kizimov extruding hot pyroclastic elements to the surface. After the volcanic bombs erupt out, they explode, creating small hot lavinki of solid material that roll down the slope. This process is observed on shooting imager. Another piece of news. Now I'm not one. Yesterday's helicopter arrived to my partner, Inspector. His name is Peter I. Shpilenok, 26. My middle son.
Source: Igor Shpilenok blog.