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Sarychev Peak ( ) is a stratovolcano covering almost the entirety of Matua Island in the Kuril Islandsmarker, Russiamarker. It is a young, highly symmetrical stratovolcanic cone.

History

The peak was named after admiral Gavril Sarychev of the Imperial Russian Navy.

2009 Eruption

On 12 June 2009, the volcano erupted, sending out ash plumes. As the volcano is near some of the main air routes between East Asia and North America, there has been some disruption to air traffic.

the eruption, the International Space Station passed overhead and astronauts were able to photograph the event. A hole in the overhead clouds, possibly caused by the shock wave from the explosion, allowed a clear view of the plume and pyroclastic flow down the sides of the mountain. A cap-like pileus cloud is visible atop the rising column.

Sarychev Peak previously erupted in 1760, 1805, 1879, 1923, 1927, 1928, 1930, 1932, 1946, 1954, 1960, 1965, 1976, 1986 and 1989.

File:Sarychev Eruption Generates Large Cloud of Sulfur Dioxide.png|The Sulphur Dioxide cloud generated by the eruption on 12 June 2009 (in Dobson units).Image:Sarychev Peak - Kuril Islands - 2009 June 14 1.05 pm.jpg|Sarychev Peak, June 14 2009, 1:05 p.m.Image:Sarychev Peak - Kuril Islands - 2009 June 14 2.50pm.jpg|Sarychev Peak, June 14 2009, 2:50 p.m.Image:Sarychev Peak - Kuril Islands - 2009 June 15 1.45 pm.jpg|Sarychev Peak, June 15 2009, 1:45 p.m.Image:Sarychev Peak - Kuril Islands - 2009 June 15 3.35 pm.jpg|Sarychev Peak, June 15 2009, 3:35 p.m.

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