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Shishaldin volcano
Stratovolcano 2857 m / 9,373 ft
Aleutian Islands, Alaska, 54.76°N / -163.97°W
Current status: minor activity or eruption warning (3 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 Volcanic Ash Advisory: CONTINUOUS ERUPTION SINCE 20200103/1852Z. to 20000 ft (6100 m)

Saturday Jan 04, 2020 03:45 AM | BY: VN

Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Anchorage warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 20000 ft (6100 m) altitude or flight level 200 and is moving at 40 kts in ESE direction.
The full report is as follows:

FVAK21 at 03:32 UTC, 04/01/20 from PAWU
VAAAK1
VA ADVISORY

DTG: 20200104/0330Z

VAAC: ANCHORAGE

VOLCANO: SHISHALDIN 311360

PSN: N5445 W16358

AREA: ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

SUMMIT ELEV: 9374 FT [2857 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2020/006

INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI/GOES 17/PIREP

AVIATION COLOR CODE: ORANGE

ERUPTION DETAILS: CONTINUOUS ERUPTION SINCE 20200103/1852Z.

OBS VA DTG: 04/0330Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL200 N5458 W16405 - N5337 W15934 - N5309 W16142
- N5451 W16426 - N5458 W16405 MOV ESE 40KT.

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 04/0930Z SFC/FL200 N5457 W16360 - N5350 W15838
- N5317 W16056 - N5442 W16407 - N5457 W16360.

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 04/1530Z SFC/FL200 N5455 W16359 - N5402
W15725 - N5327 W16006 - N5444 W16409 - N5455 W16359.

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 04/2130Z SFC/FL200 N5456 W16352 - N5411
W15727 - N5341 W15924 - N5443 W16402 - N5456 W16352 - N5456
W16352.

RMK: VA PLUME PRSTS AT SHISHALDIN VOLCANO WHICH IS STILL ERUPTING. VA
SIGNAL OVER THE FAR OFSHR AREAS OF THE NPAC HAS DSIPT. PIREP AT
04/0125Z OBSERVED VA TO FL200 EXTENDING SE OF VOLCANO SUMMIT WHICH
IS SUPPORTED BY SATELLITE IMAGERY. TRANSPORT WINDS LOOK TO BECOME
MORE OUT OF THE WNW IN COMING HRS.

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20200104/0930Z

JAM JAN 2020 AAWU

Previous news
Friday, Jan 03, 2020
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Anchorage warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 24000 ft (7300 m) altitude or flight level 240 . ... [more]
Ash plume from Shishaldin earlier today (image: Sentinel-2)
Saturday, Dec 14, 2019
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]
Thursday, Dec 12, 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Anchorage warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 30000 ft (9100 m) altitude or flight level 300 and is moving at 35 kts in NW direction. ... [more]
Saturday, Nov 30, 2019
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. [more]
Incandescence partially visible due to clouds over the summit crater (image: Sentinel 2)
Wednesday, Nov 27, 2019
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]

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