Volcano is exhibiting heightened unrest with increased likelihood of eruption.
Volcanic eruption is underway with no or minor ash emission.
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On the volcano Zhupanovsky afternoon with a difference of 23 minutes there were two powerful ash ejection.
According to the video data of the Kamchatka Group Volcanic Eruption Response (KVERT), first emission occurred at 14:29 of the Kamchatka time to a height of eight kilometers above sea level. An ash plume spread in a northeasterly direction, passing the settlements.
According to satellite data, ash plume extended about 73 km to the east from the volcano.
Ash explosions up to 19,700-26,240 ft (6-8 km) a.s.l. could occur at any time. Ongoing activity could affect international and low-flying aircraft.
Recent Himavari-8 Satellite Image in infrared channel at 2016/11/20 05:20
See animated satellite image in infrared and other channels here.
Zhupanovsky (Russian: Жупановский) is a volcanic massif located in the southeastern part of Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia. It consists of four overlapping stratovolcanoes. After 54 years of inactivity, the volcano began erupting on October 23, 2013 and again in 2014, continuing nonstop into 2016.
Ash falls possible at:
Paratunka (90 km to the south-west from the volcano)
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (70 km to the south-south-west)
Yelizovo (70 km to the south-west)
Eruption picture by Lyulya Udalova