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Satellite image of Shiveluch volcano on 26 Apr 2017
Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017
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Satellite image of Shiveluch volcano on 23 Apr 2017
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Shiveluch volcano

Stratovolcano 3283 m (10,771 ft)
Kamchatka, 56.65°N / 161.36°E
Current status: erupting (4 out of 5)
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Last update: 26 Apr 2017
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.
Shiveluch volcano eruptions: 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 Shiveluch volcano on a Terra satellite image from 19 Feb 2012. Volcanic debris is seen on the lower flanks; the debris traveled about 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Shiveluch’s growing lava dome. (Nasa Earth Observatory)
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Sat, 15 Apr
Sat, 15 Apr 16:40 UTCM 2.1 / 33.5 km39 kmKluchevskoy group of volcanoes
Sat, 15 Apr 10:35 UTCM 1.8 / 33.2 km40 kmKluchevskoy group of volcanoes
Wed, 12 Apr
Wed, 12 Apr 16:36 UTCM 2.2 / 82 km11 kmKluchevskoy group of volcanoes
Sun, 26 Mar
Sun, 26 Mar 11:09 UTCM 2.3 / 37 km22 kmKluchevskoy group of volcanoes
Thu, 23 Mar
Thu, 23 Mar 16:16 UTCM 3.7 / 95.2 km11 kmKluchevskoy group of volcanoes
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Shiveluch (Sheveluch) volcano is one of Kamchatka's largest and most active volcanoes, and the one that has had the most violent eruptions.

Background:

Shiveluch has had over 60 large explosive eruptions during the past 10,000 years. Catastrophic eruptions took place in 1854 and 1956, when a large part of the lava dome collapsed and created a devastating debris avalanche.
It belongs to the Kliuchevskaya volcano group and is about 65,000 years old. Its summit is truncated by a broad 9-km-wide caldera of about 10,000 years of age, breached to the south. Many lava domes dot its outer flanks. Widespread tephra layers from Shiveluch's eruptions are valuable time markers for dating volcanic events in Kamchatka.

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