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Shiveluch vulkaan
Stratovulkaan 3283 m (10,771 ft)
Kamchatka, 56.65°N / 161.36°E
Current status: losbarstend (4 out of 5)
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Shiveluch vulkaanuitbarstingen:
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
Typical eruption style:
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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Sheveluch volcano (Kamchatka), activity update: increasing explosive activity

do, 23 aug 2007, 16:59
16:59 PM |
Explosive activity at Sheveluch volcano continues. Ash plumes from explosions rising to 4-6 km are observed by pilots and from satellite. According to Ria Novosti, a possibly much more powerful eruption might have taken place last Tuesday (21 Aug), sending ash to more than 10 km, although it has not been confirmed so far by other data.
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Thu, 5 Apr 2007, 22:01
The first explosive event at Shiveluch on 29 March produced an ash plume rising to an estimated altitude of 9.8 km (32,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted NE. Based on reports from the Yelizovo Meteorological Watch Office and satellite imagery, the Tokyo VAAC reported that the plume reached an altitude of 11.9 km (39,000 ft) a.s.l. The next day, an explosive event that lasted about 6 minutes produced a plume to altitudes of 10.1-12.2 km (33,000-40,000 ft) a.s.l., based on estimates from AVO, Tokyo VAAC, and the Kamchatkan Branch of Geophysical Services. The plume drifted NE.According to a news article, a mudflow covered an approximately 900-m-long section of road, about 20 km from Shiveluch on 31 March. Lees alle
Sat, 31 Mar 2007, 17:40
Another explosive event occurred at Sheveluch Volcano on March 29 at approximately 17h53 UTC. The Tokyo Volcanic Ash Advisory Center reported a cloud from this event to 40,000 ft above sea level extending northeast from the volcano and moving at 50 knots.  scientists with the Kamchatkan Branch of Geophysical Services estimated the cloud to be 33,000 ft above sea level, and a similar height was determined by AVO based on satellite data.  The eruption was brief, lasting only 6 minutes.  With two brief but ash-producing eruptions in the past 24 hours, Sheveluch may be entering a period of heightened explosive activity. Lees alle
Thu, 29 Mar 2007, 13:09
Sheveluch volcano had a large explosive eruption early on March 29 as became evident from satellite observations, that showed evidence of an ash plume that reached about 12 km altitude and was moving NE at 20 km per hour. The event appears to have been short-lived; web camera imagery of the volcano at this time shows no further ash production. Lees alle
Sat, 30 Dec 2006, 15:40
After a week of intense vulcanian activity, Shiveluch's activity has decreased again on 28 December 2006, but new explosions can be expected any time.Summary of activity during 16-26 December: Ash plumes from Shiveluch rose to 10 km (32,800 ft) a.s.l. and drifted E on 16-17 and 20 December. On 24 December, an eruption plume rose to an altitude of 9.1 km (30,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted E. On 26 December, an ash plume was observed above 10 km (32,800 ft.) a.s.l., extending 150 km NE in satellite imagery. The level of Concern Color Code was raised from Orange to Red. Lees alle
Tue, 26 Dec 2006, 07:53
KVERT reports increased seismic activity at Sheveluch volcano, warning that ash explosions up to 10 km (32,800 ft.) ASL could occur at any time. Sheveluch's lava dome continues to grow. ... Lees alle

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