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Stratovulkaan 3283 m (10,771 ft)
Kamchatka, 56.65°N / 161.36°E
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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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Shiveluch volcano news and updates
Shiveluch volcano (Kamchatka) activity update
Monday Jul 29, 2013 14:09 PM | DOOR: T
Activity has been elevated during the past days. Several explosions and / or dome collapse events have sent ash plumes to about 20,000 ft (6 km) elevation during the past days.
Monday, Jul 22, 2013
An explosion and/or partial dome collapse produced an ash plume rising to 15,000 ft (4.7 km) last night and drifting east (Tokyo VAAC).
Friday, Jul 05, 2013
Activity of the growing lava dome after the recent larger collapse on 27 June has remained elevated. Smaller rockfalls and possibly explosions have occurred over the past days, possibly as a result of re-adjustments of the young collapse scar. Several minor ash plumes have been detected by VAAC Tokyo.
Monday, Jul 01, 2013
Accompanied by moderate tremor levels, the lava dome continues to grow and produce hot avalanches on the western flank. Strong degassing accompanies this process. (KVERT)
Thursday, Jun 27, 2013
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. ...
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.
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