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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): large dome collapse produces ash plume rising to 10-12 km altitude

Thursday Jun 27, 2013 16:49 PM | DOOR: T

Ash cloud from Shiveluch on 26 June evening in Klyuchi village (photo Yu. Demyanchuk. IVS FEB RAS, KVERT)
Ash cloud from Shiveluch on 26 June evening in Klyuchi village (photo Yu. Demyanchuk. IVS FEB RAS, KVERT)
A phase of intense activity occurred last night starting at 19:10 UTC, and lasting for about 40 minutes. The activity was probably a major collapse of the dome and/or accompanied by explosions. It produced a large ash plume rising to about 10-12 km altitude (VAAC Tokyo) into the atmosphere. Due to cloud cover, no direct observations could be made.
A dust veil of reddish ash (likely originating from older, altered lava, suggesting that the event was largely characterized by partial collapse of the existing dome) engulfed the villages of Lazo and Klyuchi SW of the volcano where a layer of 1 and 2 mm of ash was deposited.
The aviation color code was raised to RED and then again lowered to ORANGE.
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Tuesday, Jun 25, 2013
Seismic activity has decreased, classified as weak by KVERT. This suggests the active dome is in a phase of relative calm. [meer...]
Monday, Jun 10, 2013
An explosion occurred last night at 21:02 UTC lasting for 6.5 minutes and sending an ash plume to an estimated altitude of about 30,000 ft (7-8 km), KVERT reports. The eruption was not observed directly, but inferred from seismic data. [meer...]
Sunday, May 19, 2013
The activity of the growing lava dome continues with little changes. KVERT reports moderate seismic activity, moderate gas-steam activity and incandescence. [meer...]
Webcam image of Shiveluch (KVERT) showing weak glow and a steam/ash plume rising from the dome
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Lava dome growth continues. This morning, an explosion and/or a partial collapse produced a volcanic ash cloud rising to 15,000 ft (4.7 km) altitude this morning by VAAC Tokyo. ... [meer...]
Monday, Apr 22, 2013
A possible explosion or partial lava dome collapse produced a modest ash plume yesterday rising to 12,000 ft (3.7 km) altitude (VAAC Tokyo). KVERT reports no significant changes and continues to record moderate tremor levels, indicating that magma continues to rise and slowly build up the lava dome. [meer...]

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