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Shiveluch volcano (Kamchatka) activity update: extrusive eruption continues at high levels

Di, 17. Aug 2021, 05:15
05:15 AM | VON: MARTIN
Glowing rockfalls continue at high levels at Shiveluch volcano, captured on 11 August (image: Y. Demyanchuk/volkstat.ru)
Glowing rockfalls continue at high levels at Shiveluch volcano, captured on 11 August (image: Y. Demyanchuk/volkstat.ru)
Actively growing lava dome visible from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
Actively growing lava dome visible from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
The extrusive activity of the volcano continues at high levels.
The active lava dome in the area of the collapsed dome Dolphin-2 continues to grow with magma rising into it. More and more unstable hot lava material is accumulating and prone to collapse into hot incandescent rockfalls, which in turn often develop into smaller pyroclastic flows as confirmed stunning images from Y. Demyanchuk from the local observatory.
Strong emissions of steam (also called fumarolic activity) and small amounts of ash continue with "only" venting that extended about 100 km to the east-southeast of the volcano.
Source: volkstat.ru volcano activity update 16 August 2021

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Shiveluch Vulkan
Stratovolcano 3283 m (10,771 ft)
Kamchatka, 56.65°N / 161.36°E
Aktueller Status: Ausbruch (4 von 5) Ausbrüche des Shiveluch:
1739(?), 1800(?), 1854 (Plinian eruption), 1879-83, 1897-98, 1905, 1928-29, 1930, 1944-50, 1964 (sub-Plinian, large dome collapse and debris flow), 1980-81, 1984, 1985, 1986-88, 1988, 1989 1990-94, 1997, 1998, 1999, 1999-ongoing
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Highly explosive. Construction of lava domes and large pyroclastic flows caused by dome collapse. One of Kamchatka's largest and most active volcanoes.

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