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Shishaldin volcano
Stratovolcano 2857 m / 9,373 ft
Aleutian Islands, Alaska, 54.76°N / -163.97°W
Current status: restless (2 out of 5)
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Shishaldin volcano eruptions:
2014-15, 2008 (?), 2004, 2002, 2000, 1999, 1997, 1995, 1993, 1986-87, 1981 (?), 1979, 1978, 1976, 1975, 1967, 1963, 1955, 1953, 1951, 1948, 1946-47, 1932, 1929, 1928, 1927, 1925, 1922, 1912 (?), 1901, 1899 (?), 1898, 1897 (?), 1883, 1880-81, 1865 (?), 1842, 1838, 1830, 1927-29, 1826, 1825, 1824, 1790 (?), 1775-78
Typical eruption style:
explosive
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Shishaldin volcano news & activity updates:

Shishaldin volcano (Aleutian Islands, Alaska): weakly elevated surface temperatures

Monday Apr 06, 2020 08:49 AM | BY: MARTIN

Shishaldin volcano yesterday (image: AVO)
Shishaldin volcano yesterday (image: AVO)
The Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) reported that unrest continues at the volcano. Seismicity remained elevated including periods of weak continuous tremor and occasional low-frequency earthquakes.
Elevated surface temperatures in the summit crater were measured in mostly cloudy satellite images over the past day.
Eruptive activity appears confined to the summit area during this most recent period of unrest, which started mid-March.
Activity could increase with little or no warning, however, resulting in lava flows outside of the crater, lahars, and ash emissions.
Source: Alaska Volcano Observatory volcano activity update 6 April 2020
Previous news
Shishaldin volcano on 23 March (image: AVO)
Thursday, Mar 26, 2020
The Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) reported that seismicity remains elevated with continuous low-level tremor. Satellite and web camera views were mostly obscured by clouds over the past 24 hours, but one relatively clear image showed a small gas plume emanating from the summit of the volcano. Eruptive activity appears confined to the summit area during this most recent period of unrest, which started mid-March. Activity could increase with little or no warning, however, resulting in lava flows and lahars outside of the crater and (or) ash emissions. ... [more]
Friday, Mar 20, 2020
The Alaskan Volcano Observatory (AVO) report that the eruptive activity continues at Shishaldin volcano. Minor explosive activity has subsided over the past 24 hours, but seismicity remains elevated with near-continuous tremor. A small steam plume from the summit was observed over the past 24 hours. For now, eruptive activity looks as if it is confined to the summit area, but activity could increase with little or no warning resulting in lava flows outside of the crater, lahars, and ash emissions. [more]
High-resolution satellite image of Shishaldin volcano shows lava (image: Sentinel 2)
Sunday, Mar 15, 2020
The Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) reported that a high-resolution satellite image shows lava and what appears to be a new cone within the volcano summit crater. Weak seismic tremor has been detected. ... [more]
Shishaldin volcano (image: AVO)
Wednesday, Mar 11, 2020
The Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) reported that slightly elevated seismicity was detected over the last day. Satellite images indicated steaming and weakly elevated surface temperatures from within the summit vent but no sign of renewed eruptive activity. ... [more]
A plume from Shishaldin volcano from satellite yesterday (image: Sentinel 2)
Thursday, Feb 27, 2020
The Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) recorded warm surface temperatures in the summit crater identified in satellite data, which is consistent with cooling lava deposits. ... [more]

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