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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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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
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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 Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA EMISSIONS CONTINUING OBS VA DTG: 25/0520Z to 13000 ft (4000 m)

Wednesday Mar 25, 2020 06:15 AM | BY: VN

Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 13000 ft (4000 m) altitude or flight level 130 and is moving at 15 kts in NW direction.
The full report is as follows:

FVFE01 at 06:00 UTC, 25/03/20 from RJTD
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20200325/0600Z
VAAC: TOKYO
VOLCANO: SHEVELUCH 300270
PSN: N5639 E16122
AREA: RUSSIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 3283M
ADVISORY NR: 2020/6
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8 KVERT
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: NIL
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA EMISSIONS CONTINUING
OBS VA DTG: 25/0520Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL130 N5638 E16115 - N5717 E16045 - N5737 E16127 -
N5657 E16115 - N5644 E16125 MOV NW 15KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 25/1120Z SFC/FL140 N5920 E16254 - N5744 E16031 -
N5634 E16121 - N5739 E15916 - N5916 E16129
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 25/1720Z SFC/FL150 N6049 E16534 - N5825 E15927 -

N5634 E16124 - N5803 E15752 - N6059 E16242
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: NO VA EXP
RMK: NIL
NXT ADVISORY: 20200325/1200Z=

Previous news
An ash plume from Sheveluch volcano (image: KVERT)
Monday, Feb 17, 2020
KVERT reported strong fumarolic activity with small amount of ash and an incandescence of the dome blocks and hot avalanches associated with this process. The volcano's lava dome remains in a very active state. ... [more]
Glow from Sheveluch's lava dome (image: KVERT)
Friday, Jan 31, 2020
KVERT reported strong fumarolic activity with small amount of ash and an incandescence of the dome blocks and hot avalanches associated with this process. The volcano's lava dome remains in a very active state. ... [more]

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