Another ‘dormant’ volcano comes to life – Video

Could affect climate.

After lying dormant for 95 years, Raikoke Volcano on a small island off Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula just awoke in an enormous fashion.

Images captured by astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) and also by radiometers and spectroradiometers of NASA satellites, show an ash plume rising as much as 10 miles (16 km) into the sky. Volcanologists say that ash plumes that high could affect the climate.

Raikoke last erupted in 1924, and before that in 1778.

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11 thoughts on “Another ‘dormant’ volcano comes to life – Video”

      • Ioan Lightoller
        That is one big cloud all right. That’s all we need–another volcano erupting. You are exactly right. The cooling effect of this eruption may reverse years of global warming

  1. How many have gone off just in the past 30 days? I hope it tappers off soon or we could be in for the next grand minimum sooner than we thought.

    • we are at the start of a huge grand solar minimum , Valentina Zharkova from Northumbria University applied this theory to the Sun, and was able to predict the affects of solar cycles with 97 per cent accuracy, this could be a super grand solar minimum. Any way you look at it it is a ELE (Extinction Level Event)

  2. there was a large quake there about a week? before this blew its stack..been a few lately and that areas got a lot of volcanos to choose from as seen here

  3. June 24, my Japan Airlines flight had to add 40 minutes to go around the volcanic ash so they could land in Tokyo.

    I could see how a bigger eruption could shut down that airport.

  4. Solar minimum starting to take effect not just in triggering volcanoes but in starting the cooling now that the El Nino warmth has worked through.

  5. Oh, BFD. When Krakatoa blew back in the 19th Century the ash clouds actually cooled the atmosphere for several years and gave the world spectacular sunsets for at least a decade.

    Tectonic shifts and volcanic eruptions have been going on for all recorded time and long before that.

  6. It’s no big deal with that volcano and climate. But last year was terrible cold and it lasted into Spring. But now it’s warm and wet and it’s supposed to be dryer in the Midwest by now. My sister in Arizona says the winter was wet and the monsoon is starting sooner.

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