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Stratovulkaan 3283 m (10,771 ft)
Kamchatka, 56.65°N / 161.36°E
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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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Shiveluch volcano (Kamchatka, Russia): ash plume to 25,000 ft

Friday Feb 20, 2015 16:24 PM | DOOR: T

Ash plume from Shiveluch volcano today (MTSAT-2 image / VAAC Tokyo)
Ash plume from Shiveluch volcano today (MTSAT-2 image / VAAC Tokyo)
An eruption today produced an ash plume that rose to estimated 25,000 ft (7.5 km) altitude, detected on infrared satellite imagery (VAAC Tokyo).
This could have been an explosion at the dome or an ash plume from a pyroclastic flow due to a partial collapse event, but visible webcam images are not clear to distinguish this.
Vorig nieuws
Monday, Feb 16, 2015
Kamchatka's most active volcano continues to produce ash plumes as well, generated by explosions at the dome as well as avalanches from it - Tokyo VAAC reported ash to 19,000 ft (5.4 km) altitude yesterday. [meer...]
Sunday, Feb 08, 2015
A possibly strong eruption seems to have occurred this morning. An ash plume to 30,000 ft (10 km) altitude was reported by Tokyo VAAC. Webcam images are cloudy. [meer...]
Comparison of Shiveluch's lava dome before and after the 1 Feb explosion, which left a large crater
Tuesday, Feb 03, 2015
The explosion on 1 Feb left a large crater on the lava dome, from where persistent incandescence can now be seen. This and occasional glowing rockfalls originating there indicate that magma continues to arrive at the dome. [meer...]
Eruption at Shiveluch volcano this morning (KVERT webcam)
Sunday, Feb 01, 2015
A powerful explosion occurred this morning, at 02:08 local time, at the volcano. It seems a large-volume pyroclastic flow of several km length and an ash plume rising to approx. 33,000 ft (10 km) altitude were generated. ... [meer...]
Explosion at Shiveluch this morning. Note the incandescent deposits of glowing bombs on the flanks and inside (along with lightning?) the eruption column.
Monday, Jan 26, 2015
A strong vulcanian-type explosion occurred this morning. An ash plume rose to approx. 25,000 ft (7.5 km) altitude and a pyroclastic flow seems to have descended to the SE. [meer...]

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