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Stratovolcano 2857 m / 9,373 ft
Aleutian Islands, Alaska, 54.76°N / -163.97°WCurrent status
(2 out of 5)Shishaldin webcams / live data
| ReportsShishaldin volcano booksShishaldin 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 (?), 1775-78Typical eruption style:
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Shishaldin volcano news & activity updates:
Sat, 14 Dec 2019, 09:51
Ash plume from Shishaldin earlier today (image: Sentinel-2)
A short-lived explosion occurred at the volcano yesterday and produced an ash cloud to 20,000 - 25,000 feet, which drifted to the W-NW, the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) reported. Ash emissions can also be seen on today's satellite image attached. ...more
Thu, 12 Dec 2019, 17:30
Sat, 30 Nov 2019, 20:05
Shishaldin Volcano continues to erupt episodically. USGS AVO report that seismic levels were variable throughout the week, with elevated activity early in the week and over the past 36 hours. This was accompanied by strongly elevated surface temperatures suggesting renewed lava effusion. Persistent clouds have obscured observations of eruptive activity in the web cameras.
Wed, 27 Nov 2019, 08:42
Incandescence partially visible due to clouds over the summit crater (image: Sentinel 2)
The Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) reported that seismicity at the volcano has decreased over the past day, but remains elevated.
Strongly elevated surface temperatures have been observed in multiple satellite images over the past 24 hours. ...more
Sun, 24 Nov 2019, 20:17
USGS AVO reports that Shishaldin Volcano has been in an eruptive hiatus over the past several days, with low seismic tremor and only weakly elevated surface temperatures, consistent with cooling lava flows. No anomalous activity has been observed in AVO’s satellite and webcam data, and no ash plumes have been detected.
Thu, 21 Nov 2019, 08:08
Lava flow extending down the flank of the volcano visible from satellite on 16 November (image: Sentinel 2)
The Alaska Volcano Observatory reported that the eruption at the volcano continued at variable levels during 13-19 November. ...more
Wed, 20 Nov 2019, 08:35
Lava flow extending down the flank of the volcano visible from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
The Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) reported that during the last 24 hours seismicity at the volcano increased
to a level similar to that observed during other eruptive periods over the past few weeks, consistent with the resumption of eruptive activity at the volcano. ...more
Tue, 19 Nov 2019, 23:21
Over the past 24 hours, the Alaskan Volcano Observatory recorded seismicity levels at Shishaldin Volcano and found that they had climbed to a level similar to that observed during other eruptive periods over the past few weeks, consistent with the resumption of eruptive activity at the volcano. This is further supported by strong surface temperatures observed in cloudy satellite images. Between heavy clouds, AVO noticed either a lava flow or lahar through webcam images extending down the southeast flank of the volcano. No ash plumes have been detected.
Mon, 11 Nov 2019, 21:15
Mon, 11 Nov 2019, 08:54
Visible lava from Shishaldin volcano (image: Sentinel 2)
Alaska Volcano Observatory reported that seismic tremor at Shishaldin has increased over the past day. Satellite and web camera observations were partly obscured by clouds over the past day but elevated surface temperatures in the summit crater were observed in several clear views. These observations are consistent with elevated unrest, but active lava effusion is less likely to be occurring. ...more
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